Parsimony is the Order at Latonia: The Only Stake of Real Importance, Except the Derby, Abolished, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-21


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PARSIMONY IS THE ORDER AT LAT0NIA. The Only Stake of Real Importance, Except the Derby, Abolished. The 0.0 M Queen City Handicap has lteen tem-IKtra.-ily shelved by the Latonia Jockey Club and it will not be renewetl this year. It fell short of its purivose in the two years that it was tried. It ditl not prove itself a drawing card either as to horses or us to the public. The same crowd was there as would have came Hit to see a parade of K» purses decided. In the future when racing in the west rests on a solid footing, the Queen City Handicap will be revived with a greater value than it had. It is expected that when this time arrives it will be easy to secure a field of classy horses as contenders which will draw a large crowd to see it run. The stake list for the opening spring meeting will be issued in a day or so and it will coutaiu all of the old fixtures. The Harold, for two-year-old colts; the Clipsetta, for two-year-old fillies; the Fleischmann trophy, for two-year-olds of both sees: the Derby and Oaks, the Brewers Decoration and Hotel Handicaps, the Merchants Selling«Stakes and the Steeplechase Stakes aliout make up the list. President Joseph L. Rhinock went over the stake list while here and all were approved by him, and he indorsed the dropping of the big stake. He said: "The Latonia Jockey Club must give away $:i. »00 daily. Thai does not look so big when one picks up the paper and sees 0,000 stakes decided in the east and 0,000 given away on other days, but when you take the difference in income into consideration the western tracks arc giving away the most money. The admission and 20,000 people going through the gates piles up a mountain of dough. Out west 1.500 or 2.000 paid admissions looks pretty good. I believe in big stakes. They, as a rule, attract crowds and give the track a lot of publicity. People will flock to see the champion tighter, runner, swimmer or wrestler, and will go quite a ways to see the best horse in the country, either running or trotting. But our big handicap 1 did not attract the best horses, it was not big enough for that. But the day will come when this event will stand out like the Brooklyn. Brighton or Suburban. But other conditions will have to prevail. Our other stake offerings I think are liberal enough." — Cincinnati Enquirer.

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