Latonia Meeting Goes On: Louisville Dates Go to the Kenton Country Course, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-16


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. LATONIA MEETING GOES ON. i LOUISVILLE DATES GO TO THE KENTON COUNTY COURSE. Commission Considers Some Rules Which Vastly Increase Its Power Abolishes Present Style of Betting. Lexington, Ky., October 15. At a special meeting of the State Racing Commission here today the Latonia Jockey Club was given permission to run off the Louisville meeting of sixteen days. The Latonia meeting will therefore continue sixteen days. A resolution was adopted abolishing bookraaklng on the tracks in Kentucky. The rule does not go into effect for thirty days, when the present Latonia meeting will be a thing of the past, but in 190S booking can be done only in the fashion of that followed by tiie eastern tracks. The Young resolution or rule will divorce racing from gambling, as 1c is alleged the Jockey Club divorces it. The other rule .by Mr. Young takes the privilege of racing, training or riding from self-constituted turf liodies and gives it to the Racing Commission, which is power similar to that of both the New York Commission and the Jockey Club. Latonia Is "Well Satisfied. Cincinnati, 0., October 15. There was an added zest to the racing this afternoon after the announcement that the State Racing Commission had looked reasonably on the request of .the Latonia Jockey Club for an emergency extension and granted them sixteen days, the number surrendered by the New Louisville Jockey Club. As the time is too short to promulgate a, new racing program and have badges printed to cover the extra period, the Lonisville condition book, excepting those races subscribed to by the merchants of the Falls City, will be run off in its entirety. The badges originally intended for Churchill Downs will also be used. The added announcement that the Racing Commission had introduced a resolution to divorce the betting ring from the racing was also received favorably. It is taken as an indication that it would place the sport on a footing equal to that existing in New York. The same betting system In vogue now on metropolitan courses will naturally be used in Kentucky next year. Centre Shot Falls and Is Hurt. Cincinnati, 0., October 15. What probably was the best offering in a racing way since the currenr. meeting began, caused a big gathering to assemble at Latonia this afternoon. The crowd was amply rewarded, as the sport was keen throughout and several well contested finishes were seen. Two handicaps, one at .1 mile and a sixteenth and one over the middle distance, six furlougs, for sprinters, served as features. The first named went to Light Wool after a sharp struggle for three-quarters. In the stretch he drew out to win by a good margin from Lexolinc. Old Honesty, freshly arrived from a losing trip in the cast, took third place. The sprinting handicap was marred slightly by a mishap to Centre Shot. This recent ,000 acquisition to the Walker stable and her stable companion, Stanley Fay, were top favorites in the race. Soon after the start Stanley Fay crowded Centre Shot, and a moment later she was run into by Colonel Bob. Both mishaps unbalanced and threw Brown, her rider, out of the saddle. The filly then in some way became tangled in the bridle aud, bolting through the track fence, fell and landed on a, broken bottle, cutting a deep gash in her side, from which she will be a long time in recovering. Rustle, showing a sudden reversal of form, anil favored by her light impost, Avon after a sharp brush to shake off Stanley Fay. McChords victory in the sixth was attended by a run-up. He was in for 00, and J. McCnllougii bid him up 00 over this amount, and failed to get him. Judge Hopper today terminated his connection here, and in future J. B. Dillon will be the presiding official. William Shelley will serve as asso- ciate judge, and Walter Pearce will supplant Shelley as starting judge. No other changes among the officials will take place. The judges today restored to full favor jockeys Shilling and Powers. Lycurgns will be allowed to resume riding as soon as he can bring a certificate from a physician to the effect that he is in good shap physically. Jockey Koerner was fined 5 by the starter for disobedience at the post. S. K. Hughes will ship his horses home tomorrow to be turned out for the season.

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