Good Racing at Latonia: Favorites and Outsiders Divide Honors Equally Before a Large Assemblage, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-27


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GOOD RACING AT LATONIA. FAVORITES AND OUTSIDERS DIVIDE HONORS EQUALLY BEFORE A LARGE ASSEMBLAGE. Honest Defeats Miss Sain and Al Muller in the Feature Race Marathon and Hughes Repeat Their Recent Successes. Cincinnati. O.. October 20. The only occurrence to mar the serenity of the local turfmen today was the announcement that, acting under orders from County Judge Shaw, the grand jury of Kenton County will on Wednesday next return an indictment against the Latonia Jockey Club. This result is a culmination of the present snarl between the State Racing Commission and the Latonia Jockey Club over the revocation of the hitters license. Should the decision favor the jockey club in the coining review by the courts, the indictment will be nolle pressed. While todays card held out little promise in the way of good racing, a big attendance was present and sixteen bookmakers had plenty to do in taking care or the betting. The feature offering for the afternoon consisted of a handicap at six furlongs in which Honest. Miss Sain. AI Muller and Estradia were the only starters. It resulted in a big upset through the victory of Honest. In his previous start the Dunne colt was beaten, due largely to a bad ride by McGee. Al Muller, which lias been running consistently of late, was made an overwhelming favorite and held out high hopes to his numerous backers by showing the way for a half by a good margin. Honest was his nearest attendant and. gaining gradually, he forced Al Muller to a drive in the last furlong and ultimately came away in the last sixteenth to win easily. -Miss Sain, which had been impeded soon after the start when Al Muller cut across, came with a rush through the stretch and got up in time for second place. A swift reaction in price on .Miss Sain was not to the liking of tho officials and they warned Troxler to do his best on the illly. J. B. Respess carried off two of the purses with Pink Linen and Marathon. Tho latter outclassed his opponents and was never under pressure. This is the second purse Marathon lias won since becoming the property of J. B. Respess. who bought hint nt a recent sale in New York for the insignificant sum of 00. Dr. Holzberg had to be much the best to win the second race, as he was away slowly and in a tangle, but stood a hard drive resolutely and just got up in time to win from the suddenly improved Olive Ely. Old Robin Hood annexed another purse to his long list of victories by taking the third race at seven furlongs in rather handy style from a fair band of platers. The closing race went to Hughes, which won as his rider pleased after having shown the most speed throughout. Dick Roller, owned by J. B. Respess. died this morning as a result of lung fever, contracted while being shipped here from New York. Dick Roller was considered one of this seasons best western two-year-olds. He was successful in the Knickerbocker and Frivolity Stakes, ran at Empire City during the summer meeting, and also raced impressively while opposed to some of the best youngsters in the cast. T. H. Williams sought to purchase him recently, but negotiations fell through on account of the colt suffering from a mild form of skin disease. Respess is said to have valued the colt at 5,000. Miss Sain was worked out an additional quarter in her race this afternoon. J. D. Lagan will ship his string, now resting at Louisville, to Latonia. Sea Wolf, which has been ailing, will be brought along. Pasadena, which was the cause of jockey Mountains suspension in New Orleans last winter, ha about terminated his racing career. He is said to have broken down in his work yesterday morning. Fore and Amy C. both owned by C. T. nenshall. arrived this morning in charge of trainer Casey. Thev will be raced before shipment to the coast. Jack Sheehan was the only new bookmaker to draw in this afternoon. John Fay. C. Sauer and James Brown dropped out of the ranks.

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