Latonia Derby Day Not Far Away.: Prospects of Some of the Candidates Now in Preparation for the Big Race., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-27


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LATONIA DERBY DAY NOT FAR AWAY. Prospects of Some of the Candidates Now in Preparation for the Big: Race. Cincinnati. O.. May 25.— The thirty-fifth running of the La tenia Dinky will take place on Saturday. June 15. Since 1SS3 this event has lieon run continuously over the old Milldale track and is therefore one of the oldest stake races in pstht of continuous service in the country. This year sixty of the best three-year-old were originally named to start in this event. From present indications one of the largest fields which litis ever gone to the post will be in prime condition to contest for the Derby. Most of the starters which participated in the Kentucky Derby are going along in fine style for this race. In the east the Whitney candidates are receiving their final propa rat ions, as is Al M. Dick, a ceil which has shown considerable prowess in his eastern starts and pushed the good colt Kalilan to his utmost to defeat him in the Break-ness Stakes. In Canada Atwell and Balder, formerly Yan. in the Oets stable, are receiving their final "preps." If these colts in various sections of the country train on. their owners will be only tee glad to ship them on and take a chance at the rich prize. It is well worth while and the shipping of a horse for twenty or twenty - four hours docs Bet harm him in the least. In fact most trainers declare it to be just as good as a stiff work out. Some years ago James McCormick shipped Tileing into I a teals one fine morning, coming from New York, ran him in the Qaeea City Handicap, worth ,225 net that afternoon, easily won the race, and had the horse back on the cars going cast that night. In recent days E. K. Bradley skipped Kalitan from Lexington, grabbed the rich Prcak ness Stakes at Pimlico and had the horse back home in a coujile of days. James Rowe is a trainer who does not fear to ship a horse seven or eight hundred miles and run him the next day. So it is that Rowe is preparing the Whitney candidates out east and will probably have a starter in the La-tonia Derby. Ticket Is Still in Kentucky. Ticket, the runner up in the Kentucky Derby, is still in Kentucky and will probably remain "here until alter the running of tin- Latonia event. His stable companion Koanier will probably be seen in action during the first week at Latonia, if Ticket remains to fill his engagement in the Derby. Midway, at present the favorite for the big race, is training satisfactorily at Douglas Park and is a sure starter in the race. A horse which has loomed up greatly since the running of the Kentucky Derby is the Schorr candidate Cudgel. His two last races at Churchill Downs were excellent efforts. One on a dry track and the other on a muddy one. prate conclusively that he can run on any* kind of a course. There was never much doubt about his ability to race well in heavy going, for he is by Rroomstick Eugenia Batch, a noted race mare of her time. He is a ast olT of the Whitney Stable, for he was bred at Whitneys Rrookdnle Farm in New Jersey and sold to the Memphis man last summer, after making an unsuccessful start at Empire Cily. Schorr is a pretty fair judge of a horse and. just because he ran one bad rare he did not condemn him. but immediately set ahead to get him in his barn. In the Kentucky Derby Cudgel did not make much of a showing, but his two races since that date stamp him as a goo, I class colt and. barring accidents, lie is a sure starter in the Latonia Derby. King Herod May Come from the East. A aethicr horse which may come out of the east lo do battle with Kentuckys best is King Herod, th" three year old son of Colin Aeatst, which Bra lit Hugh Browne purchased in Fngland about a year ago. King llcrod was going great guns in Maryland a few weeks previous to the running of the LeaistlBe event, but a slight indisposition threw him oul of training for a few days and he did net come west lor the Derby. According to reports from the east he is again training satisfactorily and will probably be a starter in a few-days. If he regains his Maryland form he is sure to come west. .1. W. May has a Derby candidate in Al M. Dick, which he is training for Roy Yeager. Al M. Dick has won several races in the east this season, lost the Prcakness due to a bad start and appears to be a colt of g 1-eUss. He is by Dick Fiiinell, the sire of Westy Hog. in, Dick Williams, Diamond ■ ■—————■ ■sejsesi and other good ones in the last year or so. Trapping is a Derby eligible, which up to just a few weeks ago was considered only a cheap selling plater. This chestnut son of Trap Rock ran a good race at Louisville, defeating some fair ones and may be one of those late arrivals. Free Lance never showed much until just a couple of weeks before the Derby and after his victory in the Derby, was considered the best horse of the year. Gallant Lad is another eligible which won at Louisville, but as he is by Peter Quince, good judges of horses do not believe that he will stay the mile and a half journey on June 15. The twenty-one days spring meeting at Latvia opens on June 11 and closes July Fourth. Its |Uite likely that on July 4th General Maimer? Haehmcister will present Liberty Ronds to the winners in lieu of purses. He is seriously thinking of subscribing to the government bonds and making the occasion a patriotic one. It would lie aatte a novelty to hand the horsemen United States bonds in lieu of cash.

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