Heavy Rains Spoil Track: Fifth Race is Declared off at Latonia Because of Withdrawals, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-25


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HEAVY RAlNS SPOIL TRACK. I FIFTH RACE IS DECLARED OFF AT LATONIA BECAUSE OF WITHDRAWALS. John Dillon Easily Wins Steeplechase-Clydes Victory Causes -Comment Lee Again Fails to Ride a Winner. Cincinnati, O., June 21. Heavy rains yesterday and last night played, havoc with the track and caused many withdrawals at Latonia today. The fifth race had to be declared off. As seven races were originally scheduled, no effort was made to till a substitute. The trouncing that the itwcnty-four layers received Saturday caused a decrease of eight in their number. At the close of the racing some of those on this afternoon wished they had not applied for stands. The talent and sharpshooters landed on nearly all the winners. The card, after its reduction by scratches, held out slight promise of good sport. The steeplechase was considered the feature, and was won by John Dillon, favorite, in the easiest kind of manner. Class Leader, after drifting from an opening price of 3 to 1 to 10 to 1, took second place and Subaiior third. While going to the post Jockey Ford, who had the mount on Class Leader, was given to understand by Judge Dillon that unless he exerted his best efforts throughout he Ford might as well look for another occupation. The warning had some effect, but Class Leader should have given the. wiuner a better argument. Clydes victory in the sixth race gave many ait opi porlunify to. give voice to. their bad opinion of jockey Gritlith, who rode him in his last start anil finished last, fin that occasion many layers took liberties with the horse- by quoting the outlandish price of S to 5 to win, 13 to 10 place and 0 to 10 show against him. Today he received strong support and his price was forced down from 2 to 1 to t! to 5 at the close. He only had to canter all the way to land the purse.. The first three races went to long priced winners, Ilusted in the second being 20 to 1. Ed Kane in the opening raoe 15-to 1 and Katheriue Murphy in the third at 1 to 1. Echoes of the Queen City Handicap are still founding. Fizer, owner of Plautlaud, lays the blame for his colts defeat to Gaugel, who messed him about considerably. J. Lee is blamed for having made too much use of Pasadena by forcing the fast pace in the early stages, and John 1errls.s blames starter Holtmau for allowing "Hoid-on Jinnnie" who handled Prince Ahmed at the post. The only one who had no grievance or excuse to offer was J. H. McCormick. He shipped Tileing last night and departed at an early hour today incouipany with jockey Garner for New York. Jockey J. Lee again failed to ride a winner today. On account of the inclement weather he could not go out on the road this morning to reduce, nnd 10S was as light as he could ride. Lee was held to blame for the crowding in the first race. D. Austins left leg was badly scraped. He was forced against the rail. Jockey Cherry was suspended for five days by the starter in the third race for disobedience at the post. Several jumpers owned by W. Gcrst arrived today from Windsor. Jockey A. Brown arrived this morning from Buffalo and will have the. mount on II. C. Bann in the Harold Stakes.

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