Closing Week at Latonia: Arrivals from the East Increase the Attendance and the Ring, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-10


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CLOSING WEEK AT LATONIA. ARRIVALS FROM THE EAST INCREASE THE ATTENDANCE AND THE RING. Ethon Wins a Fast Sprint from Al Mullcr Mystiflor a Surpriso at Long Odds Horsemen Hopeful i- About Hot Springs. 4 T I Cincinnati, 0.. November 9. The closing week of Latonlns fall racing began today under more favorable auspices tban last week, the attendance being materially increased by the arrival of numerous eastern visitors. Eighteen bookmakers looked after the speculative end and did a bis business, considering that it was Monday and the poor quality of the starters that contested. There is a bare possibility that the ending of this seasons racing may terminate the sport on this track for all time. It is said that in the event the fritnte Racing Commission gets a decision in its favor trom the courts in its present contention that it has the right to dictate what form of betting shall be used at the different tracks in Kentucky, the management here is ready to sell the plant to a railroad .flinoany desirous of obtaining the land for a switch-uiK yard. Authentic information from Hot Springs. Ark.. Tecelved here yesterday, that former Circuit Court Judge. O. II. Sumpter. had been given a certificate of election to the state senate, was gratifying news to the horsemen. Senator-elect Sumpter has been mnklnc a vigorous campaign and made the resumption of racing in Hot Springs his main issue. It is known that he will try hard at the convening of the next legislature to have the Amis law modified to an extent that will permit racing in Garland County lor a limited period. The sensation of todays sport came with the running of the third race, in which the poorest lield of racers that could be mustered in these parts went to the post. It resulted in a victory for Mysliiier Jit 100 to 1. His owner, I. J. Miles, was probahlv the only one on the grounds to have a bet on him. His commission amounted to 5. of which 5 was bet straight at top price. Aside from Mvstitiers victory the poor showing of Transvaal in the race occasioned much adverse comment. There was excuse for him in the fact that he only got olf the vars yesterday after a journey from New York and that he finished very lame. I The six furlongs sprint handicap went to George! V. Bennetts Ethan, which closed equal favorite with Al Muller. The latter with his customary show of ;iirly speed went into a long lead for the first half, but when tiring in the stretch bore out badly and enabled Ethon to win with speed in reserve. Al Muller lwirely lasting long enough to save second place from the fast-coming Dainty Dame. Lady Esther, which had been rested for almost three weeks, appeared to bo in a soft spot in the fifth race and. while favorite, received only lukewarm support. AVoolstone being the medium of a , heavy plunge. The latter encouraged his backers by showing the war for three-quarters, but when called on Lady Esther wore him down with case and won as her rider pleased. Woolstone iust lasting long enough to take second place from Carew. After the finish Lady Esther was bid up from 00 to Si. 100 and bought by Nugent Bros. The closing race also resulted in a run-un. Allicrt Star having his entered price of 00 raised to SlKiO by a stranger. He was bid in with an advance of . The finish in this race was the closest of the afternoon. Howard Shean and Albert Star fighting it out through the stretch with the last named getting up In the final stride. Sea Swell, at prohibitive- odds, gave his backers a big scare by running out on the stretch turn after he appeared to have the race at his mercy and just managed to get to the finish a short margin in advance of the long shot. Miss Crittenden. The Jatter was running gamely at the end and would l:ave won in a few more strides. An unwieldy field of fourteen went in the opener and crowding was responsible for jockey T. Steeles tumble from Nellie Free. Point Lace, a frequent former disapiointiucnt, showed improved form and managed to get up in time to take the purse from Malecon and Kilvany. William Gerst has decided to ship fourteen horses to California after the close of tills meeting. He may elect to ship an additional consignment to Santa Anita later. Eugene El rod. who is looking after the stake entries for Santa Anita, which close tomorrow, reports that he has received a good list. E. B. Bradley and Jake Sanders were two of the new layers in line this afternoon. There is a general feeling among the horsemen that there will not be any racing in New Orleans next winter. There Is nothing authentic, however, concerning the real situation there.

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