Latonia Has Its Bad Day: Only One Favorite Wins and the Best Race Declared Off, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-09


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LATONIA HAS ITS BAD DAY ONLY ONE FAVORITE WINS AND THE BE"ST RACE DECLARED OFF. Li tele Osage Beats Colonel Bob Bottles Shows Form Reversal and Defeats County Clerk Lycurgus Suspended. if Cincinnati, O., October 8. Track conditions at Latonia this afternoon were the worst since the beginning of the meeting. They caused numerous withdrawals and forced the management to the necessity of declaring off the fourth race, a handicap at nine furlongs, with 00 monetary value, aud originally intended as the feature. Cold weather also depleted the attendance, but enough people were on hand to make things interesting for twenty layers that essayed the financial battle with the eager speculators. The best finish came with the running of the fifth race, originally the sixth on the card. Five of the contestants came to the finishing line so close together that it was difficult to forecast the result until the official placing, which awarded Mamie Gallagher first, Divorcee second and Lady Martha third place. Cloyne, tlie favorite, and Hasty Agnes, were, in order, probably best in the race, but suffered slight interference at critical periods enough to jeopardize winning chances and encompass their defeat. That Little Osage is a youngster ranking with the best iu tills section was demonstrated by the running of the third race, in which he beat out Colonel Bob after a well-sustaiued stretch drive. He was extensively supported by bis connections and those who remembered his decisive victory over Hanbridge at Lexington. Colonel Bob ws gaining on him at tlie finish, but at the difference in weights prevailing today Little Osage had It on the Hayes crack. Favorites were downed in five races, Trenola being the only successful choice to reward his backers when he captured the mile and a quarter purse. The principal surprise came in tlie closing race, when Bottles, showing a sudden form reversal, beat out the extensively backed County Clerk. The defeat of Warning, favorite in the second race, was not entirely to the liking of the judges, who thought Lycurgus had ridden him listlessly and after a brief talk with him, were convinced that to put the rider under an indefinite suspension would be for the best interest of the turf. Ouardi was sold today by J. C. Milam to F. J. Kelly at private terms. To dissolve a partnership existing between P. II. Jones and W; L. Shafer in Monsignor, the colt was sold by auction, Jones securing him with a lid of ,000. W. Allen has sustained a broken collar bone as a result of a fall while campaigning Judge Saulley in the "bushes." Judge Sautley is a double Derby winner, having scored in the Springfield, 111. aud Fort "Wayne, hid., "classics" tills fall. The scarcity of jumping material caused tomorrows race through the field to be declared off. Authentic information is that Lyman J. Davis will not serve as secretary of the new Santa Anita track now being erected by Messrs. Sehreiber, Bose and Baldwin. Likewise it is stated that Francis Trevelyan will not serve in the capacity of associate judge.

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