Cold Affects at Latonia: Diminishes the Attendance but Does Not Prevent some Excellent Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-31


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COLD AFEECTS AT LATONIA. DIMINISHES THE ATTENDANCE. BUT DOES NOT PREVENT SOME EXCELLENT RACING. Colloquy Runs the Fastest Three-Quarters of tho Meeting Anncta Lady Shocks Favorite Backers. Cincinnati. O.. Octolier 30. Cold weather and a poor card combined to keep the attendance down to a small number at Latonia this afternoon. Choices fared badl.v. Alice being the only favorite to finish in front. Her victory was not especially costly to 1 ho layers. Colloquys victory in the handicap at six furlongs was the feature of the racing. The Holle llllv carried IIS oounds and won in the fast time of 1:12 j. the fastest of the present meeting. In the speculation Al Muller had a slight call over her. but the filly found plenty of supsiort. as did Ethon. a first-time starter here. Colloauy was the . speediest at the start and. taking the lead from the barriers rite, set a fast pace which disposed of Al Muller. her closest follower for the first half. Thru, in the final drive, she had enough in reserve to out stay Miss Sain and win by a neck. Al Muller was an easy third. Ethon was always far back in the rear, lint was going fast at the end and will show to better advantage presently. The principal upset of the afternoon occurred in the closing race when Anneta Lady, an overwhelming favorite, showed to poor advantage by her failure to even get part of. tho purse. It also was a marked sudden form reversal on the part of Financier and Lignando which finished first and second respectively. In their last previous starts both were beaten off. The limit number of starters went to the post in the third race, for which L. A. Cellas Canada was made a strong favorite. He failed to run up to expectations and was never prominent. Iioserrhin. at a long price, winning in a hard drive from Martins, with Van Dan. a supposed good thing, close up. The opening race, for maiden fillies, went to Zarane. which had much racing luck and never gave backers anxiety, winning from the start. After indulging Alice George with the lead for a half of the live and a half furlongs of the second lace. Alice, the favorite, came with a rush and had little trouble disposing of her opposition in tho stretch, Mabel Henry taking second place from the tiring Alice George. Jockey E. Martin, on Mabel Henry, was guiltv of interference while passing the half, liy which Elizabeth Ilarwood suffered most, for which the judges lined him 5. 1 Water Cooler ran to his test form in the fifth race Vnil came awav in the stretch from Lady Ethel and Wlhe Shaughriiun. The latter pair ran in much-improved form over their last previous races and were, extensively backed by the knowing ones. As a result of his assault on sheet writer Sherman. "Counselor Dill" Drien was up before the "nidges this afternoon. His request for additional time to produce witnesss to prove his contention that he was in a measure justified in his attack on .Sherman was granted. The matter will again be taken up bv the officials tomorrow. Lady Carol acted badly at the post in the closing race, unseating her rider and later knocking down one of the assistant starters, who luckily escaped injury. She also ran a very bad race and will in future be barred from starting here. The owner of Miss Sain tried to have the iiilv xeused from starting, claiming that she had been injured in yesterdays race when Mortiboy kicked her. The ollicials did not deem her injury sullicient to warrant her withdrawal. On the strength of persistent rumors that she was unfit to show to her best form the ring took liberties and barely escaped a scorching, as she was heavily supported near post time. Miller Henderson was a visitor this afternoon. He stated that he would ship two carloads of horses from Louisville ou Wednesday next to Santa Anita, where they will be raced next winter. W. S. Williams, who has "been ailing and had io have a minor operation performed, was around this afternoon. He will ship several horses, including Carthage, to California next week. Jockey Minder, who was badly injured at Fort Erie, is progressing favorably and intends to return to the saddle as soon as he can discard his crutches. It is practically certain that the contract held by .1. S. Hawkins ou J. Butlers services will be transferred in a short time to W. K. Vanderbilt. and the little rider will ride next season in France. The hearing in review of the State Racing Coin-missions action in1 revoking the license of the Latonia Jockey Club, will probably begin tomorrow.

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