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a j j GOSSIP AND COMMENT FROM KENTUCKY. Cineiimali. I.. June 11. — If E. R. Bradley has starter in the I.atonia Derby, Saturday, it will he his black coll Black Toiiev! The son of Peter Pan has been doing well in training recently ami it is the belief of trainer Hamilton and owner Bradley thai he will run a good race. Mr. Brad Icy keenly regrets that his other four eligible* in ihis rich siake Bradleys choice. Boots and Saddle. Bushy Head and Beach Comber -are not in condition lo fill their engageinonls. lie he lioved earlier in the season Ihat one of his crack two year olds of last year would be among the greateal three-year-olds al a mile and a half during the present racing season, bill bad luck in training has placed his stable in a position that if his colors are represented in the Derby at La-lonia this season it will have to be by Black Toaey. Trainer Ban Lehau looks for Bronzewing to run her race in the Derby. Both he and owner A. P. Humphrey. Jr.. believe she will show al f the greatest mile and a half races ever run at the Kenton County track. Manager John Ilacluncistcr has the stage coin pletely set for the running of Latoniaa premier race. lie expects a record breaking attendance, land has made every provision for the comfort and convenience of the enormous crowd that is sure to gather for the running of the big event this year. Tickets for boxes may be secured on the Cincinnati side of the river at Henry Straus store on Vine street. The demand for such reservations has been unprecedented jn he thirty two years history of the I.atonia track. Extra belling machines will be provided for the accommodation of turf speculators on Derby Hay. Ihe ii-ual preliminary |Hmls. straight, place and to show, will be in operaHon al Ihe track at 1 ..deck ami tickets on the Derby, of the 82 variety, straight, place and show, will be sold right up to the time that horses go lo the aaaf for the race. Latoala racing, under its present management, has expanded with each succeeding season. The racing public throughout Ihe country, as well as locally, in Cincinnati and the surrounding territory, have confidence in the s|M rt as now conducted at Ihe great track on the Ketucky side of the Ohio, and they go to the course expecting to enjoy as brilliant sporl in the line of racing as is to be found anywhere in America — and do. All the latest and up-to-date methods for the conduct of the sport are employed at the i.atonia track, and the slakes and purses are of such value that in spite of the attractions in a racing way in New York and Canada. I.atonia still holds many of the best horses in framing and crack riders. One gnat feature at the beautiful course is the dab house a delightful vantage point from which to view the stirring contests run over this course daily. Jockey George Wlngneld has recovered from ins recent severe sickness, but as he now weighs 1117 poiimls. he has renounced the saddle, so far as race riding is concerned, though he will continue to exercise borate. He has been connected for some time with Ihe stable of R. F. Carman, and will likely remain in that turfmans employ. This 1 -a Ionia rider has had his setbacks during his carer as a jockey. Once be met with an injury which marly caused his death, and then fever and other sickness kepi him from developing into What he once promised to be. a high class rider. The victor] of Rancher in the first race at La-lonia. Tuesday, marked the first success on the Kentucky tracks this season of the !. M. Hendrie string. John Wallers, who trains the Hendrie horses, is one of the most careful of conditioners. ami while his string annually reaches their liest form later in the season than is usual with a great many stables, it can be said lo the credit of this Canadian horseman, that he generally finishes the season with a creditable record in races and money won. Rancher seems to be a high-class youngster, and is an eligible to the Cincinnati Trophy this season. He was nol entered by his owner in the Harold Stakes to be run next Tuesday, the Hendrie entry in that event being the Voter colt. Scrutineer. The latter is a youngster that trainer R. C. Benson came from New York to I.atonia to buy last fall for James Butler. Benson was delayed en-route and the colt was sold to Mr. Hendrie before the Butler trainer reached Ihe I.atonia track.