The Latonia Derby Horses., Daily Racing Form, 1898-06-11


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THE LATONIA ANTONIA DERBY HORSES HORSESHere Horseshoe Here is what Willie Martin had to say about Plaudit after his defeat by Han dOr doer for the Latonia Antonia Derby 1 have no excuses to make for Plaudit said the famous jockey The race he ran does not call for nor admit of excuses I rode him in each of his other races this year with the ex ception caption of the Kentucky Derby and though he was beaten today it was the best race he ever ran and the greatest race that any 3yearold ever ran under such a crushing impost The best horse did not win the race It was the weight that beat Plaudit that is his own heavy impost and the big lump of weight that he was required to concede to as good a colt as Han dOr doer is now Thirteen pounds is a big lot of weight to ask one 3yearold to give another over such a route as a mile and a half The pace that Han dOr doer set was something terrific and Plaudit with the big disadvantage in weight could not live at it If Plaudit had not been game to the core the race would not have been as fast as it was wasIf waIf If Mr Maddens colt had any yellow in his makeup that first mile in 1401 would have made him give up the struggle if the first six furlongs in 1 14J had not already done so and Mr Davis colt could have taken it easy the last half mile Plaudit with all his weight though kept the other busy to the end and forced him to lower all records for 3yearolds to get home first I think now more than ever that Plaudit is one of the greatest horses on the American turf today todayHan today Han dOr doer just took the track and I never could get to him I lay as close as I could without riding He had me straight all the time There was no time my horse was under a pull He didnt didn't have anything left at the finish Plaudit must have run in 33 It would have taken a horse with as much speed as Clif Cliff ¬ ford to have gone up and grabbed Han dOr doer any part of the route routeGrit router Grit Davis who trained Han dOr doer said after the race I bought the winner of todays today Derby Rastus Roasts and one other colt when year ¬ lings for Dr Brown paying 2000 for the three Last fall Dr Brown sold Han dOr doer to Mr George Singerly Gingerly who still left him in my hands as he always has been Last year the colt started a few times but he never had a chance to show his real worth as a racehorse as he was laid up most of the year with catarrhal fever and dis dais ¬ temper He was sick this spring at Louisville too Some people thought I was not work ¬ ing King the colt enough to prepare him for a Derby route and that I was not working him fast enough but I thought I was and that I knew how to prepare a horse I suppose I will be given credit now for knowing what I was about Of course I feel very much elated over todays today race I had al ¬ ready won one small stake but todays today event is the great one of my career since I forsook the trotters for the runners I knew that Han dOr doer would run a good race today and I wired Mr Singerly Gingerly the owner of the colt to come out and witness todays today race His time however was so much occupied in looking after the affairs of his deceased brother that he was unable to do so He will of course be greatly delighted with the wonderful performance of his colt

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