Minos Beats Convolo by a Nose: Second Place Seems the Best a Horse from Milams Barn Can Get at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-29


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MINOS BEATS CONVOLO BY A NOSE. Second Place Seems the Best a Horse from Milams Barn Can Get at Latonia. Cincinnati, O., June 2S. It is beginning to appear as if second money is going to be the best J. C. .Milam will get out of the purses at Latonia. He has had six seconds and one third, but no winner at the meeting. Milam thought Ik; would be able to shake his hoodoo when he sent Couvolo out for the third race this afternoon, but Minos nosed him out. It was the first start for Convolo since last fall, but he had been working well and Milam believed he could defeat the other five. lie should have won but in his effort to draw the finish fine, Pickens let Martin put it on him and Minos got the verdict. Convolo ran as if a trifle short and the race should put him on edge. Bottles, which ..finished third, was poorly handled. Pieratt delayed his move in the stretch too long. In the steeplechase Dell Loath showed his opponents all kinds of speed, leading from start to finish and winning as his rider pleased, this too, despite the fact that he stumbled in landing over the last jump and all but threw McClure, who fell forward on his neck, but recovered in time to keep the horse from going down. The time of the race, 2:37, is a new record for the track, the best previous time, 2:572, having been made by Red Car, June 9, 1905. The victories of Stone Street and Bensonhurst in the first and second races injected confidence into followers of the favorites, but they were brought to a sudden halt by the defeat of Convolo. Dell Leath was not heavily supported and the bookmakers had their innings when Balla and Scalplock were easy winners in the succeeding races. In the race won by Scalplock, Louise Macfarlan and Clyde, the first and second choices, dashed away at top speed for a quarter of a mile before the start, jockeys Austin and Taylor believing it would be a go. The incident was viewed with suspicion by many of the spectators, but the judges investigation after the race corroborated the riders statements that they thought it would be a start. The false break, of course, caused both horses to tire during the running of the race. Louise K. and CitHha, making their first starts, ran sparkling races in the fifth. Balla got a running start, otherwise both would have finished in front of her. R. C. Brien, owner of Kercheval, arrived today. .Mj. Brien says this years Burns Handicap winner, now at Sheepshead Bay, is doing splendidly and he deplores the fact that the horse was declared ineligible for the Brighton Handicap. He says trainer Conraus neglect in not registering his contingent interest in the horse was the cause. Orlandwiek, recently bought out of a selling race by J. C. Milam, was today sold to ex-jockey Jesse Everett for the reported price of ,200. This is an advance of 00 over the sum Milam paid for him. Barney Schreiber was a visitor, having stopped over a day en route to New York from San Francisco. Mr. Schreiber looks hale and hearty. His left hip, which was injured in the San Francisco earthquake, has so far recovered that he can now get around without the aid of either crutches or a stick. The left leg, however, will always be about an inch shorter than the right one. Mr. Schreiber confirms other opinions as to the Oakland meeting, which lie says was the best he ever saw there. He says he will not ship his yearlings to New York, as horsemen there would only bid fn the pick of the Sains, Bannockbnrus and Balgowans. He will keep the entire lot with which to replenish his various racing stables. He has twenty-five yearlings-by Saiu.

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