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LOOKING FORWARD TO LATONIA CUP. Notable Long Distance Event Will Bring Kentucky Racing Season of 1913 to a Close. Cincinnati, O., October 11. Now that the Louisville Cup race and Kentucky undurauce Stakes f 1013 have been decided, interest has increased in the 1913.sh,000 Latonia Cup, two miles and a quarter, to be run at Latonia on Saturday, November S. This date will mark the end of the autumn season of racing in Kentucky, it beiug the closing day of the oighteoii-days meeting at Latonia, which will begin Monday, October 20. There are thirty-seven nominations for the Latonia Cup, a greater number than were named for either of the other long distance races decided on Kentucky tracks this fall. From present indications there will be not less than ten starters. This estimate includes only horses that are at present in superb racing condition. The list of probable starters includes Pandorlua, winner of the Kentucky Endurance Stakes last Wednesday at Churchill Downs, Clubs, winner of the Louisville Cup. two miles, in .1:20 the Kentucky record for the distance; Melton Street, which ran second to Clubs in the Louisville Cup; Doncrail, winner of the fastest Kentucky Derby ever run; one mile and a quarter in 2:04: Milton B., Cousin Puss, Oakhurst, Jenny Geddes and Pliant. The Latonia Cup, in both of its runnings, has proven one -of the most interesting races of the Kentucky Autumn season. In 1011 Star Charter won it, beating the great Governor Gray and five other crack performers. The distance of this event was then two miles and Star Charter ran the distance over a rather slow track in 3:32. Last season that grand performer Itudollo was returned the winner when the distance was lengthened to two miles and n quarter. In addition to the valuable stakes, the winner will receive a beautiful solid silver loving cup. which has been manufactured for the Latonia Jockey Club at a cost of more than 00. The Latonia Cup has been popular with horsemen because it is a handicap. The drfte set for the weights to be announced for this race by Secretary E. W. Magmn is Wednesday. November 5, three days before its running. . . . ,, The book program for the coming Latonia fall meeting will be issued early next week, and there will be no purse of loss value than 1913.sh00 added, while the handicaps and special purses will range from 00 to ,0K in added money. Manager John Ilaehmeister has signified his willingness to make one of the special purses a mile dash for two-year-olds and, providing he can get the best of the youngsters of this age to enter, he will add ,000 to iti . . The star feature of the opening day at Latonia this fall will be the Autumn Inaugural Handicap, estimated value ,000, oue mile and a sixteenth, the weights for whicli will be announced on Thursday October 10. The indications are that this race will have a field of starters second to none run this vear on the Kentucky tracks. Among the thrce-Vear-olds now training with a view to contending "for this rich prize are such cracks as Hawthorn. Helios, Doncrail. Yankee Notions, Prince Ilcrmis. Horrou, Kleburne, Solar Star and Great Britain, while the older horses eligible include the best now racing. . , . . The other stake features to be decided during the Latonia meeting are the Fort Thomas Handicap, for two-vear-olds. a ,000 "race; and the Autumn Selling Stakes, one mile. ,000 added, for three-vear-olds and upward. Almost certain starters in the Fort Thomas Stakes include Brlnghurst. Blaes Tonev and the Canadian champion. Hodge. Manager John Ilaehmeister will be at Latonia earlv next week and will remain there until the end of the fall season on November 8. Everything is in readiness for the meeting and Superintendent Kevgaii regards the track as being in even better condition than it was last simmer, when the course was in record-breaking shape.