Numerous Scratches at Latonia: Large Fields Reduced on Account of Heavy Track - Melzar Disappoints Backers, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-29


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i i NUMEROUS SCRATCHES AT LATONIA. Large Fields Reduced on Account of Heavy Track Melzar Disappoints Backers. Cincinnati, O., October 25. For the first time since the continuation of the Latonia meeting tlie track was in a state that required horses built on sturdy lines to negotiate the going successfully. Originally a card possessing many horses in the different races was scheduled, but, because of the sticky going, twenty-three withdrawals were posted. Form calculations were upset, and the talent fared well to have two of their choices reward confidence. The winning pair were Dainty Belle aud Jranada. The steeplechase as a spectacle provided good sport, hut from a betting point, of view much fault was found with AicCluros .handling of Class Leader, the favorite. The rider allowed him to trail his opponents far out of it, and in the stretch run he took him a zigzag course which cost him second place, W. K. Slade winning from Blaeklock. wih Sam Hoffheimer in third place a head In advance of the favorite. Pete Yinegar unseated his rider at the first obstacle, ran with his field until the water jump, then bolted and fell while trying to negotiate the main track rail. Colonel liobs defeat by Iinkola was unexpected, and resulted in considerable protit to W. II. Fizcr and his connections, who backed the Pink Coat youngster heavily. .Merrick enabled J. C. Milam to secure another purse when he beat out Italbert. a Milam cast-off, in the sixth. Merricks victory, however, was mainly due to the good handling of C. Koeruer. F.thel Carr furnished the chief surprise of the afternoon by her easy victory in the second over Melzar and other good youngsters. Alifcar was smartly cut about the right foreleg, and this partly accounted for her poor showing. Dainty Hello made amends to P. Dunne for Mel-Kirs defeat by winning the third in a romp. At a meeting of the executive committee of the New Louisville Jockey Club held yesterday, jockey Dearborn was restored to good standing. The rider had been suspended for a faulty ride on Beau Brummel during the spring term of racing. Charles Hughes was among the visitors. He is on his way to Lexington to iuspect several youngsters owned by his employer, Henry Ziegler. Ed Alvev purchased the yearling lllly by Lissak Trousseau III., and half-sister to Paul Clifford, from Robert Tucker. J. W. Poole will ship the horses now in his charge to Los Angeles at the close of this meeting. Miller Sanderson will send a consignment to New Orleans next week. AY. II. Williams will take Carthage, Hans and several others for a winter campaign at the Crs-eeut City. AY. L. Kirby, in addition to baring charge of the field books at both New Orleans tracks, will race a string of horses owned by J. I!. Respess. Kirbv is eager to secure several long-distance racers. It Is more than likely that AYilliam Shelly will officiate as starter for the first week of the City Park meeting, pending the arrival of Mars Cassidy, who will wield the flag at Benning. L. A. Cella was a visitor here yesterday, and discussed prospective racing conditions in the south this winter.

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