Still Heavy at Latonia: Mud Runners Hold Sway and Furnish Excellently Contested Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-12


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STILL KEAYY AT LATOMA. MUD RUNNERS HOLD SWAY AND FURNISH EXCELLENTLY CONTESTED RACING. Dainty Damo Takes the Main Race and Defeats Hanbridge Harriet Rowo and Coon Win at Long Prices. Y Cincinnati. O.. November 11. A continuation of yesterdays rain throughout the greater part of the luglit.lett the Latonia track in very sloppy condition, In spite of the fact that tloats were kept busv run ning. over it throughout the afternoon. The liberal entries to the six races were made up largely of well-known mud runners, so that the crowd had plenty of opportunity to exercise its judgment in the selection of likely winners and. as a consequence, the speculation generally was much better than on any preceding day of the week. Favorites and well-backed second choices won all the races except the first, in which Harriet Uowe. an easy first, was at 120 to 1. and the third, in which Coon managed to stagger home in front in a hard drive at CU to 1. The handicap was the feature of a more than ordinarily good card, and as the choices of the public, Al Muller. Dainty Dame, All Red and llanbridge, had all shown ability to run well in the going, the race was an interesting one. It had a disappointing incident in the backward running of Al Muller, which, getting away well and in a contending position rigUt alter the start dropped entirely out of forward contention by the time the upper turn was reached. Dainty Dame, the winner, displaying her usual mud running qualities, raced out with llanbridge from barrier rise to the stretch turn, when she went into a clear lead, with All Red outfooting llanbridge as the contender for second money. Throughout the stretch racing Dainty Dame was not in danger at any time. She won easily, while llanbridge. under a vigorous ride, outgamed All Red for second place. B. Schreibers Dr. Holzberg, in among a moderate lot of two-year-olds in the second race, seemed like the best betting proimsition of the afternoon and he was backed accordingly as the favorite. Dr. Holzberg was much the best and but for a badly-judged ride on the part of E. Martin he would have won easily instead of achieving a narrow victory. On the stretch bend, when he was in close competition with Buttons, Martin suddenly took him back, losing :i length of ground. That the youngster won over Bqffons by a, head after this was due to his own ganieness and not to any strikingly effective saddle work on Hie iiart of Martin. L. Gambrinus. favorite for the third race, won by Coon, allowing for the fact that he got off none too well, ran below his true form. He was a contender early, but hung fire when the final racing came in the last furlong. It was mainly a two-horse race between Coon and George Bailey and that the former won was due to strong riding at the finish. Brancas in the last race found the soft footing to his, liking and outpaced his opponents from start to finish, winning very easily. Albert Star, which had been in receipt of considerable support, turned sideways at the start and was left. Financier and Estella C. the betting choices in the fifth, made an interesting contest from start to finish. Estella C. ran to her form, showing speed and preference for the going, but when it came to the stretch struggle she was no match for the colt, which, after having been outspeeded to the upper turn, wore her down under a drive to win by a length. Private advices emanating from reliable sources at Hot Springs are to the effect that ninety-five per cent, of the business men and property holders are anxious for a return of racing. The legislature, which will convene on the first of January, will probably bo asked to pass on an amendment of the Amis law which brought about a cessation of racing. It might be noteworthy that the Amis bill was also the first legislative act that the lawmakers there "were called upon to pass. The Louisiana Driving and Racing Club, which contemplates a race meeting of ninety days duration, beginning Thanksgiving Day. have sent an agent here from the Crescent City encouraging horsemen to ship to that plant. In the prospectus the claim is ninde that 125,000 will be distributed in purses and that six or more races will be given daily excepting Sundays. The feature offering of the opening day will be the Thanksgiving- Handicap for n nurse of SHOO. The horsemen have very little faith in the meeting so far as present information goes and the hotter class owners have not signified auv intention of participating. News was received today -that liorsemen will find It. difficult to stable at Montgomery Park. Memphis, on account of a contemplated overhauling and remodeling of the plant. Some significance is attached to tho fact that the track and appointments are undergoing a course of Improvement. Some profess to augur by this that a race meeting for next season in the Tennessee city is not a remote possibility. Dillard Hill was among todays visitors and is on the lookout for some likely material to ship and campaign in Cuba during the winter. Jockey T. Steele, who was unseated from Nellie Free in the opening race Monday, is probably more severely injured than at first anticipated. lie was forced to take to his bed on account of severe pains in his head, and it is barely -possible that lie mav be suffering from concussion of the brain. Incompetency accounted for J Davis tumble from Stoner Hill in the third race. The boy escaped injury. Sam Parmer is the latest who has signified Lis intention of campaigning his horses in Cuba, and will ship a string of ten racers there at the close of this meeting. Word was received that jockey Dave Nicol. who is at present in New York, is negotiating with an agent of an Austrian stable to go to that country and ride nest season. The rumor of Juarez. Mexico, racing was revived today, this time W. O. Parmer being mentioned as a -prospective manager to conduct a sixty-days meeting across the Texas border. There is little likelihood that this meeting will amount to much. Matt J. Winn came up from Louisville for a days, outing. Mr. Winn had nothing new to add to various winter racing propositions. lie said he .had heard nothing from New Orleans and know nothing definite about the Juarez affair, hut he understood that there was no plant at that point.

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