Finish at Latonia Near: One More Day Will Bring an Unprofitable Years Racing to a Close, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-14


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FINISH AT LATONIA NEAR. ONE MORE DAY WILL BRING AN UNPROFITABLE ; YEARS RACING TO A CLOSE. Sea Swell Defeats Older Horses in a High-Class Race Hique OBrien Wins at Last After Many Threats. Cincinnati. 0., November 13. The sticky, heavy track at Latonia today upset form calculations to a considerable extent, although the public was fairly successful, locating several of the winners and backing them accordingly. Aliquc OBrien, Buttons and .Sea Swell were all strongly fancied. The other three purses went to outsiders and of these Snake Mary and 13. Corrigans Apt had the most supiort. while Claiborne, winner of the second half of the condition selling race for two-year-olds, was only in moderate demand and was the longest priced winner of the afternoon. The victory of 1,. A. Cellas Sea Swell in tin condition purse for two-rear-olds and upward was not a profitable one for the stable. Air. Cellu arrived from New York this morning and was only deterred from sending a big commission into the ring by the fact that his trainer, Lou Johnson, could giro hint little encouragement to believe that Sea Swell was good enough to beat the older horses opposed to him. At that a moderate commission went on. It had been the intention to start All Bed also, named with Sea Swell as an entry, but the gelding got cast in his stall last night and had to be withdrawn. Sea Swells very easy mastery over his opposition from start to finish indicates that this good son of Cesurlon Is about up to his best form, and that he is a mud runner of superior merit. The victory of Bullous was also easily achieved, and he was one of the best backed winners of the day. lie ran as though a considerable distance of ground suited him. A disappointment of the racing was the defeat of Harriet Bowe. the favorite in the tiftli race. With weight off from her last race and in under very favorable conditions it seemed she ought to be returned an easy winner. But after displaying speed and gameness in the early running, she tired in the final struggle and the best she could do was to earn the small end of the purse. W. 0. Parmer was a visitor at the track today, having ran up from Nashville on private business. sked as to the proposed El Paso meeting. Air. Par-lrtr said lie had no connection with that enterprise and presumed that it was intended to give the meeting at the half-mile track on the Texas side of the river. Air. Parmer stated that he had an option on a concession for a track at Juarez on the Alexican side and that lie would go out there early in January to look the ground over. If he thought the conditions favorable a modern mile plant would be built ami meetings of short duration given beginning next winter. Air. Parmer stated that he was not in close touch with the New Orleans situation, but he doubted if any meeting would be given there on the big tracks. Quite a number of owners, he says, will winter at Nashville, including T. P. Hayes and J. . Ferriss. Jr.. whose homes are there, and John Walters, W. II. Fizer and Fred Luzader. Arr. Parmer has not lost all hope as to racing in Tennessee, but thinks it will be at least two years before favorable conditions can be expected in that state. He believes the chances are good for a meeting at Oak-lawn. Jockey Deverich. who has shown no little riding talent here, and his contract employer. George Neai. will leave for Oakland tomorrow night. J. Butler, on whose services C. It. Ellison lias secured first call for the winter, will go with them. Secretary AIcAllister of the American Turf Association, has served notice to the members of that body that the annual meeting will be held on Wednesday next in Chicago. An effort will be made to change the meeting place from Chicago to Louisville, as most of the members are in this section mid would be inconvenienced to go to Chicago. Important matters will be discussed relating to the future of racing in the middle west and new otiicers fleeted. L. A. Cella stopped here en route from New York to his home in St. Louis, to which city he departed tonight. He came here to acquaint himself with lircvailing conditions and expressed himself as satis lied with the results of the present Latonia meeting. Discussing racing affairs generally, he left the inference that New York State was not entirely lost to the turf and that racing there would be continued on a modified scale. Of New Orleans, he held ut faint hopes. As a matter of fact, he gave very little encouragement that a race meeting there would be possible this winter. As to Hot Springs lie was hopeful and thought that the sentiment there farored a race meeting. J. II. AlcCormick sent word here today from New York that he had decided to abandon racing and had sold all his horses and appointments connected with Jiis stable. Jockey J. Sumters contract, he stated, lias been turned oyer to trainer John Hyland, who will take the rider to the California tracks. While pessimism is general concerning racing affairs, John W. Schorr, a one time well-known twner, is hopeful for the future, and gave clear evidence of this, by purchasing the entire string of racers owned by Albert Simons, and also gave the latter an order to purchase for him other likely racing material. The horses bought by Schorr will be sent to Nashville to await the openinir at Hot Springs. They will be trained by Albert Simons. Dr. Afayer and Dr. Holzberg hare been ordered shipped to California by Barney Schreiber to be raced at Oakland. Gresham and The Robin were purchased today by J. L. Brown of Milwaukee. Wis. Speaking of the improvements that have been under way at Windsor, W. O. Parmer said everything Jiad "been completed except the clubhouse, and the foundations for that have been laid. The track itself will be rebuilt and remodeled next vear. P. J. Allies will ship at the close of this meeting to Little Bock, Ark., and winter at Clinton Park until the opening at Hot Springs. Starter Jake Holtmau. after brief visits in St. Louis, Alo.. and Springfield, 111., will go on to California and wield the ilag at the opening of the Santa Anita meeting, later changing places with Dick Dwyer at Oakland. I. H. Wheatcroft will ship Miss Sain to Lexington, where she will join other horses, the property of the same owner, and be transferred to the care of trainer Lew lAIarion, who will hare charge of twenty racers at the Santa Anita course.

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