Latonia Form Goes Awry: Belle Clem Beats Good Opposition in the Merchants Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1910-06-16


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, . •Ilatonia FORM GOES AWRY BELLE CLEM BEATS GOOD OPPOSITION IN THE MERCHANTS STAKES. Righleasy and Madman, from the Bedwell Stable, Among the Favorites That Fail — Jockey Colo Pilots Trio of Winners. Cincinnati. O.. June 15.— J. C. Milams Belle Clem was returned winner of the Merchants Stakes, which featured todays Latonia card, over some of the best platers iu the selling division. Hie race was worth 91.158 net to the winner, but owner Milam was mult ted out of 05 of it when his filly was bid 11 1 by Lou Johnson, owner of Tom Havward. which titi-ishetl second. Belle Clem had been entered for #!Mmi. In a iK-tting way Rigliteasy rated an overwhelming favorite and encouraged her supiiorters by leading until the stretch was reached. Then she tired badly and wound up in next to last position. Longhand, which A. Weber recently purchased ami brought hgra to ruu in the race, was practically left at the post, but ran a creditable race. H. G. Bedwell. owner or Rigliteasy. also furnished a disappointment iu the handicap that preceded the stake race when Madman succumbed to Ben Double in the last sixteenth after having led most of tin-way. Friend Harry, which was practically left at the |iost. closed au immense gap to land third place. Favorites again failed in all the races, the purses going to outsiders in each instance. The diminutive Cole landed three winners. He inaugurated his successes on Sigo in the second, which triumphed in the last stride after a sensational stretch sprint. Molesey. an ither of his mounts, also gained the verdict in the last stride after coming from a long wav back in the final quarter. On Belli- Clem he onlv had to sit still to get her home first. A coup was -poiled when Mclvor failed in the fifth race. According to report there were commissions for him in all quarters. He was away in a tangle, which was mainly responsible- for his defeat. Trainer W. J. Speirs surrendere-tl himself yester-day to the slu -riff of the county when he learned that he was wanted for shooting the farmer wiili whom he had an altercation yesterday morning. He claims self defense and there will be a preliminary hearing of the case on Monday next. He is out on bail at present. T. C. McDowell will ship his entire string to New York during the next few days. Tin- owners here •re reluctant to run against Kings Daughter, which accounts for her tein|iorarv retire-inini. The two-year-olds. Abe Attell and M. Depres. died this morning. The former bled to death as 11 result of being gebletl and M. Depres died of lung fever. W. T. Overby. tin- earded trainer of Fairv Dunn, a first lime starter here, claimed Camel after the running of the second race, but the judges hedtl the i-laini invalid on the ground that lie had n»t fib-d papers with the secretary showing that he was an aiithoriTctl agent for A. W. Allen, iu whose name Fairy 11111111 ran. Jockeys Loftlts and Weathers were suspended by the starter for two days for disolM-dicnce at the I-ist. Garret D. Wilson was among todays visitors, having come over from Lexington. He" Stated that the Fasig Tipton Company will ship four carloads of yearlings from Lexington next Fridav to Sh.-epshead Bay. where they will be sold. The vcarlings are those of J. D. Neet. 6. C. Graihlv. J.* T. and G. H. Clay. C. H. Moore, E. K. Bradley and G. D. Wilson. The judges suspended jockey Goodwin for one we-ek for rough riding iu the closing race while astride Tom Bigbee.

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