Latonia Derby Date May be Changed: Suggestion from Kentucky That Conflict with Derval Derby May be Avoided after All, Daily Racing Form, 1914-05-24


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EATON IA DERBY DATE MAY BE CHANGED. Susgestion from Kentucky That Conflict with Dorval Darby May Be Avoideu Alter All. Cincinnati. 0., May 2:.. Sticklers for the traditions of the turf who believe a real Derby race must be over the mile and a half course are catered to when the Latonla Derby is run. This is the oik- Derby race of vast importance in this country which is run over sack ■ ionic, making it a duplicate ill dislance of its prototype, the Epsom Id -rby. the greatest race of the entire world. The i.iionia Derby is the feature event of the eoaafeag summer meeting nl Hie track whose name it bears, Ix -ginning -Monday. June s and closing Saturday, Jui -I. Independence Day. The l.aumia meeting is of longer duration than any of the other meetings in Kentucky, covering a period of twenty four racing days. The two meetings at Louisville run one day longer I his spring, bill the sport there is divided between two tracks, CaaurebUl Downs and Iksagtaa Hark. The f intends Derby has one advantage over all 1 In- earlier three-year-old events, inasmuch as its iiutestanls are thoroughly seasoned to go the route by the time it is riin each spring and as s i,.nsei|iieiiee ii is rai -l. thai Hie winner of Eatonias rich prise is not can ceded to be the best three year-old taking pari in the rich slakes. Of coarse ill., penally 01 live pounds that winners ot . .;. HMi in their three-year-old form up to this race must carry gives the beaten horses in other three-year-old events a possible winning chance even with gseal stars like Old Rosebud, when such performers are asked to concede their competitors weight going a mile and a half. There was never a time in the long history Of the Latonla Derby thai the lield promised to be of heitet quality than will face the barrier for this big event this season. II has thirty nine nominations and with these subscriptions and the additional Starting fee. with its MI.imki in added money, it is a stake well worth whining. 1 in- vieior.v of belioc in ibe recent lark Handicap al Inn-chill Downs, which marked the lirst stake race success of James MacMaans, since he had Kocky OBrien in his stable as a two year-old. make-- thai grand looking coll loom up now as a formidable candidate In Latoaias great race. Del-■ - ii-Hiiy m the Clark Handicap will not penal i/.i him in the I.atonia Derby anil his weight in that event will be 12 pounds. He is a son of Oddfellow, sin- of High Private, and although not ol Ibe -.nine eoli-r. being S ,-tn stunt, beaga some resemblance to thai great performer. Geldings !ik- Old It., bial au|l Ifculge an- n- |U I to carry 111* pounds in tile Latonla Derby. but the formers Kentucky Derby victory will penalise bun Ive pouiMls. making bis weight in the Latonla event 11 pei.mis. Every Indication now points to a briliiaut Oeld going to the post in the nig race ai 11. e Kenton County course ibis sum mi r. ami If the date of the race should be changed lo Saturday. June 20, Instead of Saturday, Jane 13, which baa not ins ,1 v.-i onScialh anuounced by Secretary I-:. V. Maginn. then old Rosebud will undoubtedly be shipped back from Canada for the I. abulia Deib.N after be runs in the Dorvul Derby. Trainer Cliff Hammon is endeavoring to point Beach Comber for the Latonla Derby and that SI J. HO son of Bock Sand will get in Ibis race with a maiden allowance of seven pounds, unless he wins 11. ibe meantime, which would make bis weight 114 pounds, trainer Peter Coyne is also endeavor lag in gei George J. Longs great colt, Balph, reaily for the race in an effort to repeat for the i.iuisviiie turfman. Free Lances greal victory in Ibis event in llHL. It. J. Mackenzies siring is now in the east but In- has a good maiden three-year-old in San Vega entered in this great race and il is by no means improbable that he will be returned 10 Kentucky !•• till his Latonla Derby engagement. Another prominent turfman with a I.atonia Derby eligible, thai was a winner last season, is tin- Canadian owner. ;. M. Hemlne. Decathlon belongs to him. There an- some g 1 lilies also eligible to the race this season and one especially in the number, Bronaewing, may torn on; to be the Gourell of 1914. There an- other important slake events to in- run dnring tin- coining twenty-four days" meeting ai this i- iso. one of particular moment being the Cincinnati Trophy. Sand000 added ami. with the exception of the Breeders Futurity, the richest two-year-old raie in Kentucky ibis season, it is an event which generally gives a forecast 011 the big Derby races of I he following season. Tlie opening day feature race on Monday, Jum- s. i- the Inaugural Handicap, on- mile and a sixteenth, ,000 added. This event has i!ii ii in- nominations and among the eligihlea of high class ai,- ih Kentucky Derby winner. Old Rosebud, Boots and Saddle. Bringbnrst, Kudolfo. I lonerail, Greal Britain, Bronxewing, Flora Finn, Ralph, Bel toe. Strong, Morristown, John Fnrioug, Hodge, ream. Gowell, Solar Slar. Wilblte and old Ben. James Butlers unbeaten filly. Climber, is an dig ilde lo the Clipseita Stakes ami ihe Cincinnati tropin al I.atonia this summer, ami J. X. Camdens crack colt, l.uke. is engaged in the Harold Stakes and also the Cincinnati Trophy. In fact, all the good two-year-old developments of the season are entered for the Juvenile slakes at this track. It is tie- consensus of opinion, besides being the belief of Manager John liacliineisler. that the coming Latonla summer meeting will be the greatest In Uniting history of the course. The I.atonia track opened its gates in the spring of lss:l and it is the "in arse in all Kentucky thai has never failed to hold both snring and fall meetings.

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