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LATONIA MEETING NEAR AT HAND. Latonia. Ky., Octolcr 12. One week from the coming Monday the fall meeting of the Latonia Jockey Club will begin at the beautiful track which nestles so picturesquely among the hills of Kenton County. The autuiuu racing season at Latonia embraces eighteen racing days and will end on Saturday. November 7. Every indication points to a highly successful meeting. The sport will be participated in not only by the big strings now racing at Churchill Downs, but by other horses shipped from Canada and Maryland. Latonia is a stopping place for many stables on their way to the winter tracks, which on account of other engagements do not participate in the earlier meetings of the Kentucky circuit. Another thing that appeals to horsemen is the fact that of all Kentucky meetings, that at Latonia is of the longest duration. The book program for the coniiug meeting will be distributed amoug horsemen in a day or two. Manager John Haclimeister will be at the Latonia track early in the week with his capable assistant. Frank Brucu. The track ollice has already been opened for business by Secretary E. W. Maginn. There are four stakes to be decided during the coining meeting, all of whicii are annual fixtures at this course. On the opening day the Autumn Inaugural Handicap, ,000 added, one mile and a sixteenth, will be decided. Such performers as Great Britain. John Gnnd, Buckhoru, Hodge, Waterbass and Winning Witch are among the likely starters. The Autumn Stakes and the Fort Thomas Stakes are two other races that will be run during the first two weeks of the meeting, the latter being the only two-year-old s,take without selling conditions decided on the Kentucky tracks this autumu. The big feature race of the meeting, the Latonia Cup, ,500 added,- two miles and a quarter, is set for the closing day of the meeting and Great Rritain is eligible to this stake, which has thirty-four entries, the greatest number of any of the long distance races iu Kentucky this autumn. That the Latonia Cup has become one of the most popular of all the big events in this state is illustrated forcibly by the record of last season, when the event was decided on a cold day, marked by a downfall of rain and snow, iu spite of which, one of the largest crowds that ever witnessed an afternoons sport at an autumn meeting in Kentucky, saw the running of this great race. This event was run in summer in the early days at this course. Its only winners were Harry Gilmore, Bob Miles. Irish Pat and Fostcral. It was discontinued in 18SS. Manager Hachmeistor revived the stake as the feature of the fall meeting at Latonia in 1910 and lie means to maintain it as the leading race at this track so long as horsemen patronize it with their entries as they should any race carrving ,500 in added money.