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LATONIA MEETING OPENS BIO CROWD VISITS PICTURESQUE COURSE IN SPITE OF INTENSE HEAT. Rilloc Sioies Fluky Victory in Inaugural Handicap — Two Substitute Races Carded as Result of Numerous Scratches. Cincinnati, .. June S. — Latoiiias meeting of tweuty-four ilaj s was inaugurated this afternoon under most promising conditions and in a manner I bat indicates it will receive its lair share n tue lai-iHt prosperity thai baa l een prevalent at the other Kentucky ionises this scans ii. the weather was sweltering, hut the Inmnrnat gathering that witnessed iii,. s|m.ii appeared unmindful of the heat ami enjoyed the racing hugely. Heavy rabn thai fell Sunday was expected t« pal the track in bad condii i"ii and caused many ■cratches. The third a. id sixth races suffered - niucli that substitutes were provided. Those who bad figured an ■ had course «.re greatly surprised to find tne going fast. This wax I tecs use track superintendent Keegaa made an . j 1 ra i tl. rl a ith his skilled force. The picturesque La tenia coarse never looked better nor in -i;i than ii did this afternoon. The extee-im- improvements since l.i-t -ea-ou were favorablj • ouiiucoted iai. I hi foliage and hanks of Bowers on the lawn* and In the rhridnmse garden were pal ibiilarlj not ir niiit- ami ideasiug. The raring ,.i on a par villi lhal which baa been witnessed at the coarse* a K urn. I i this -in-on. I In- feature was ii.,- luaugursl Handicap, one mile and ■ sixteenth, ih, -S..ISH net it which weni to the winner, going in the credit nl James M.t Manns Bel lor, which -,,,n .| i:, iii,- bud snide over Solar Star, with Kauiuel K. Meyer a do* ap third, BeUoca rictory was extremely larky, tar he was far from beat. Solar Siar was rlrartj Ins superior, and Keogta toaucd «.il the rich priae by his failure in observe the Mac Manns racer coming up oa the Inside with a wonder ml hurst of apeed. Keogh had been intently watching the mnc. hui boneless effort of Samuel l:. Move: and. mi lindlng that Solar Star held him sate, became a lui overconfident and entirely overlooked Bclloc until alter tin latter had picked i,.s ii,-,- iii troiii .in-r at the linisii. a .inci.c. Xe.rton was also guilty daring the after-Wii „ n of luwdug off a race that be should have won, lieranse t Ms failure ti be alert at a critical period. His. mistake came in the closing dash when l.,n "land was I. .atcn a nose by Helen St., on which the diminutive ami Inexperienced F. Robinson bad the liiimnt. Neylon likewise might have WOB With lUwthora had he nsed better judgment, for stai Jasmine only neat him in the last stride. The Livingston rider earlier in the day bad outrode Mar •,:n ill the opener on B. First and had followed up ids Initial success with an cany victory oa Texas Toinuiic. all mushier in the third race. lie intense heat and the uncertainty regards the lia-u were factors towards arach lighter speculation than expected. Par aboat Ifteea feel from the inner rail the course was at its beat, hut thai pari near the outer rail remained SOggy and moist. .Most of the racing was none near the inner rail. A big delegation of Laoahrrllle turfmen came over for the opening. It included t. 1*. Baachemeyer, John Kline and others. Lexlagtoa alBO -eut ;i repre-i niaiivc delegation that Included Milton Young, runner member of the Kentucky state Bex bag com mission. j. J FEinnlgaa sold this maralng to -I. V. Ifaj the llllv Alkanel which be took out of a selling race :.i Douglas Park. Samuel K. Heyef came out of the laaagaral Han ilicap iii a had way, having injured liiniself while pulling ii|i alter the race by caroming into the fence. Jo ilnn j Neyloa baa been asked by J. W. Bchort to go to limval Park i" ride Luke Mi-l.nkc in the International Derby t he run there next Saturday. Jockey Teahan arrived this aiorniag from Bine Bonnets and will accept mounts during the reinain-der of tin- meeting. Jockey H. Breach, under contract to W. A. Kir-wan, who was seriously Injured at Jamestown, has rsuihcicnt I., recovered to resume riding and has made application to tin- Keetarkj State iiaciug Com- llll-sii II fur B ill ellse. W. M. Wallace has arranged with Jockey J. Rob hln - ■ i do hi- Rtahle riding. William Gersl and Seorge Holle came over from NashvIHe for tin- opening and will remain several ■lays. Lack of ens at Louisville caused many owners to remain then-. .Nearly all who will take part in the racing will reach here by tomorrow. William s. Tracey was amaag the visitors from Lexington. The two-horse combination, consisting of 1!. First :.,„l Granite, yielded *::2.:: for 82. The held back-era t » k the poo: in the t line horse combination, Helen Ii. being th« ■ thai anybody railed to name in coiineciion with Texas Tooamie and Star Jasmine. The lield tickets paid .so. Broaaewiug, one of the aaoat prominent candidates I. ir the I. at, ilia Derby, pulled up lame alter a ie .eiil work-OUl at I.oiii- illc and may uot he able I , -tart in thai ra.e. Manager John llachineist r is making every jui para I ion in anticipation of seeing at I.aloiiia nel Saturday the biggest crowd that has ever gathered a; the course to see a Derby rata run. The race meetings a Louisville have been s, •acceeafu] this .-, i-.in and the special occa-ioiis have drawn out such enormous crowds that lie has good grounds for the belief that a record hrea king crowd will gather at this lieaiitilul course next Saturday When the great mile and a half race is decided. With Hack conditions favorable ir i- likely thai Governor Crays Derby record ol 2:30% will he beaten. The following Wei,, aiming the beat trials Sun daj and this Morning: SundaJ -Track la-t. with the -ilog-"" up: Clonic Ilve-eighihs in 1:00. Knots and Saddle .Mile in 1 ; is. Itoiel Five eighths in 1 : m. Hay Day— Five-eighths in 1:00. Depoall Three eighths in iO%. I Seorge stall Three-quarters in l:la%. lioudollno Hail mile in 50. ,,,,wel! Three eighths [u ;;_ Oaaal Britain Half mile in ol. ;rev Squirrel Tbree-eigbtha in 40. Hal btcOee — Three-eighths in 80%. Ivaa Oardner -Mile in 1:47--,. John ;. We.n.r Five eighths in 1:07%. in 1 Leopold -Mile -Id. Solar Star Five eighths in 1:07%. v Trojan Itollc Three-quarters in 1:18. Vinir —Three eighths in .57. Monday — Track BMW, with tlw "dogs-- up. Alkanel— Three eighths in 41--.. Beuanet- Mile in 1:47. Kiish.v Head -Mile in 1:47. larpathia -Five eighths in 1:01. Dr. Kendall— Five-eighths in 1:12. Flossie Crocket — Half mile in 55. II inley — Five-eighths in 1:10. lack Cavaaaagh Half mile in r .s. lam — Three eighths in 4.".. Lady Errant Half mile In B7. Little Bean Half mile in 54, .Magnet — Half mile in ol.