Kentucky Season is Over: Latonia Meeting Comes to Close in Veritable Blaze of Glory, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-08


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KENTUCKY SEASON IS OVER LATONIA MEETING COMES TO CLOSE IN VERI-TABLE BLAZE OF GLORY. Latonia. Cup Furnishes Big Surprise in Victory of Lady Errant Hodge Wins Handicap Solly Unplaced in Juvenile Race. Cincinnati, 0.. November 7. Kentuckys most prosperous season of racing terminated this after-Jioon in the proverbial blaze of glory. The attendance was nearly of Derby Day proportions and the crowd included every notable in turfdom in these parts. Never before at any Kentucky course on its closing day has the public .shown its fondness for racing in better fashion than this afternoon. Seldom nave they, even on important days when big features were staged, displayed the same amount of enthusiasm as was shown this afternoon. The growing interest in the sport, the prosperous conditions that have prevailed throughout the season at all the tracks, and the many converts to racings cause here has buoyed wonderfully every one connected with the sport and augurs improvement for the future. There is a general belief that even greater prosperity will prevail next season. All the associations have acted fairly and even liberally b the horsemen in the matter ot purses and stakes and there is every indication that those having the management or the tracks will do even better next season in an effort to attract all the star racers to Kentucky. Secretary" Maginn surrounded the Latonia Cup. two and oue-uuarter miles, which was the chief feature of the closing program, with a splendid setting of six other races at various distances, including two handicaps, one at six furlongs, and the other at one mile and a sixteenth. The cup race resulted in a surprise with the victory of Lady Errant. The favorite, Rash, was fourth. As a contest, it was run like all long distance events, the ttarters loafing along under waiting orders for the llrst mile. When called on. Lady Errant moved into the lead, with a rush, displacing Donerail, the early leader, and won as her rider pleased. Expectation, under his light impost and with hard urging, succeeded in holding second place, aud Any Port, continuing at an even gait, overhauled Hash in the iinal stride for third mouev. Gross wftiii;.tsrvback- with Rashy "even whe"ilthe-pa"ce T was at Its slowest aud the- restraining tactics -prou-S ably did him as much harm as t . he luid beeu forcing the early pace. The net value of ttm race to the winner was ,040 and a handsome solid silver cup. The mile and a sixteenth handicap went to Hodge, for which there was confident support. The betting barometer indicated early that he would run to his best form and he did, winning handily over Leo Skolny, which in the first half threatened to spread-eagle his opposition, but tired ili the stretch. Short Grass found the distance a trifle short and suffered by being extensively bothered right at the start by the fractiousness of Cusuarlua. The worst upset of the afternoon came in the secopd race, which numbered among the starters .Senator Camdens Solly. On the strength of bis recent good performances he was an overwhelming choice, but he failed to do better than finish fourth. Aunt Josie winning, with Oriuulu and Dortch following. Sollys bad showing was in part due to bad handling. The backers of favorites received their first "olt when Chitra was beaten by Nobleman. Othellos victory in the third, after leading all the way. did not benefit many, for Miss Declare ruled at short odds and had the bulk of the public support. Hucnir and Stout Heart, the former ruling favorite had an interesting stru le for the purse in the sixth and the Shilling racer just got up lo win. The concluding dash went to Indolence, which showed a fine performance and had a lengths margin over Florin and Robert Kay. Aunt Josie and Othello, comprising the two-horse combination, yielded SS5.50 for . Hodge. Hocnir and Indolence paid 34.S5 for iu the three-borsc. United States Congressman-elect Nicholas Long-worth, son-in-law of former President Roosevelt, was among todays interested visitors and witnessed some of the racing as the ruest of stewards. He expressed keen pleasure over the sport and its attending incidents. It was Mr. ongworths first visit to Latonia in a nuniber of years. The Louisville and Lexington delegations here today were especially strong aud numbered some of the best people in the Blue Grass State. Martin Nathansou. secretary of the Charleston track, who arrived here from Chicago this morning, took away a big batch of entries for the rive stakes that will be run at Palmetto Park this season. Mr. Nathansou left tonight for Charleston, where he will at once take up the preliminary work. General Mauager Fred .uerbach will leave for Baltimore tomorrow for a brief visit to Pimlico and Havre de Grace lefore returning to Charleston. Joseph A. Murphy, who will have charge of the New Orleans racing, departed today for Pimlico to do some missionary work in behalf of the Crescent City meeting among eastern owners. lie expressed himself as agreeably surprised with the reception and assurances be recehed from the horsemen here that they would engage in the revival of the sport at the Crescent City. , S. N. Holman, manager of the Dorval track in Montreal, was a visitor this afternoon. J. B. Respess annouueed his Intention of shipping fourteen horses to New Orleans in charge of Al. Kiiby. for the racing there. The consignment will be shipped to the Crescent City about December I. T. C. McDowell stated today that he would send ten horses to Charleston on the special train that leaves here next Tuesday. P. M. Civill shipped Star Actress and Mockery to Lexington this morning to be turned out for the winter. The remainder of his string will he sent to I.exlngton to rest for about three weeks before being transferred to some winter track. John Wlesen. a well-known turf reporter, was stricken unconscious while on his wav to the course and in falling sustained a badlv fractured shoulder. Hp was removed to a local hospital. T. P. Hayes will send a consignment of racers to Charleston ou the special train next "Tuesday. J. B. Respess bought Christie form A. S. Lalwld at private terms today and will race him at New Orleans. John K. Madden was among .the visitors. His horses shipped from the east are still detained in quarantine here. There detention is due to the recent order including horses in the list of stock ineligible to enter some of the states, among them Kentucky. Mr. Madden is hopeful that the horses will be released shortly and. in discussing the affair, said: Commissioner of Agriculture Newman has been alert and active In the discharge of his duty. It is bis right to protect the whole state of Kentucky from infected horses and cattle. It lwens that my horses have a clean bill of health from the New York authorities, and while I am apxlous to send my stable to Louisville and Lexington. I am willing to be put to loss and in-convenience that others may not sutler. I am sure that Commissioner Newman will do the fair thing." Frank II. Brunell. of Chicago, was among todays visitors, and was kept busy shaking hands with a host of friends. Twenty of the mutiiel machines iu use at the Latonia track will lie shipped to Havana to be used for betting purposes there. Frank J. Bruen will look after he transferand alsoatteiid to the securing of crews to operate tlieni. Senator J. N. Camden has secured a renewal of his contract on jockey Walter Taylors services for next year. John llachmelster expressed his keen appreciation of the generous support extended the Latonia meetings this year. "It was by far the best season this track has experienced under niv management and I am truly grateful for the appreciation shown. I shall plan for next season on the same high scale and hope that my stake offerings will attract the best horses lu racing to our track."

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