A Local View of Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1906-11-06


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A LOCAL VIEW OF LATONIA. The estimation in which Cincinnati followers of the turf hold racing at Latonia is fairly presented in the Enquirer in the following term: "There is one tblg about Latonia racing that has always held goovl. Odds-on favorites do not fare well there. That has been the story from the very first meeting. In fact, all sorts of favorites have a stormy time. Last summer was the exception, for a vary fair percentage of first choices won. But there "vas at all times a well-founded suspicion that the ways had been greased so that noine of them had no trouble sliding in. "The lxiokies term a nice of this kind a "boat" race. So it must not be accepted that the racing is absolutely on the square If a big percentage of favorites win. Sometimes assurance has been doubly sure. "One tiling is certain about the present meeting that the bookies did not lay up anything the first week. All of the big operators lost both on the inside and outside. "There wns a turn in their fortunes last week, but those that were a bit too gay on Saturday had their wings clipped. "At that many handlcappers had from four to six winners worked out, and the horses ran right to the notch. Minnie Adams, Pretension and Crafty stood out, Belltoone figured the best with an even break. On public form Tom Dolan was good as any and Gladiator has been running right to the notcli each time. Fred Pesch beat six- races and won something over 2,000, and .would have got a good deal more if he could have got his coin down. The dollar looks were practically swamped, and long lines were there when nearly everybody else had left the course. Well, the public must have a banner day once in a while. "The racing during the prist week was also an improvement, and Racing Secretary Lyman Davis was pleased that he got the . handicaps to stick. The other races were also of a very fair sort, but mighty tough picking. "Tlie surprise of the week, was tho defeat of Mc-Chord by Tolioggan and the subsequent disqualification of the latter for fouling. That decision was a bit of a surprise all around. Davy Nlcol got into trouble for the ride on "Doc" Streetts nag nnd now he is limited to riding for Fred Cook. . . . "The Investigation of the charges against Steve LHommedteu will go on at Louisville. All of the direct testimony is in and the Louisville Jockey Club is sort of looking into the pedigrees of the outfit. "Its not the first tinio that a bookmaker has been accused of attempting to bribe or bribing a jockey. What makes it look . a bit ridiculous is that LHommedieu- has also been credited with being a very smart man, and if he were inclined la-have a jockey stop .a horse he-, would hardly go about it in such a crude manner as has been charged. It might be, but it doesnt look that way. With his case in the hands of Colonel Matt Winn, Charles F. and Charles Grainger, no snap judgment will be taken. "That the racing has been hard to beat is also shown by the fact tiiat forty-three different owners have won purses and there have been seventy-two races run. Fred Cook leads the bunch, with E. A. Chinn close np, and then an army of 00 ones follow. "Aubuehon leads the jockeys, and as he Is in splendid form he will about stay there, as Nieols opportunities will be few and far between."

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