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MIDWAYS GOOD LAT0NIA DERBY WORK. Interccting ttaana in the History of the Kentucky Har.dkap Winner King Gorin. l.oiiis.H!,.. Ky.. Jane B.- Bight on top of the sensational ra.e of Cudgel in the Keatacky Handicap, Which male l.i: i jump into favorithan for the I.at ni.i Derby, eaaae a workout Monday by Mid way. .1. W. 1arrishs candidate for the MlUdale rue, which make-, him loom up as dangerously as evr. The son of Ballet Thirty Third went a mile aad a ipiarter in 2:tV% and he had no trouble d dug it. lie was under restraint most of Um way and trainer IToaaag was waving he boy down la the la-t |art of the gallop. Many of Midways admirers, who de erted him for Cudgel on Saturday, flocked bach to khn today nad it will be a clone ...ntest between him and Cadgei for the honor of beiag first choice in the big race ;it the Latoaiu track on Jaae Id. Than far no reports have been beard of any .r the I.atonia Derby eligttde* being on the ailing list ■Ild the old alibi of lack of ibtioll will be conspicuous by its absence. Prom the pr-s.-nt ,,ut-look the field in the [ferny Mt the MlUdale track will be the largest in recent ream, as well as the the best. K. 1.. Baker, owner of King Goria, which won the Keatacky Handicap and which will bare a strong loll. e dm In Um Lntonia laaagaral Handicap on ncxl Monday, presented Jockey Mack Gamer with a check for |1,6M for winning the big slake end Mr. Colin, after whom tin- horse is named. mad- the rider a present of a watch which real 1250. King Goriaa history is interesting anil is best d.-s. ribed by Mr. Baker. ••When Kiag Gorin was three months oil his mother, Ethel Rimpnoa, died,** said Mr. Baker, "and from that time until be waa aide to ...at aata an. I Ii iv he was hand raised an a milk battle. He was the property of si Haghes, now t! Ifieial timer at the Lexington, Douglas Park and I.atonia race track- and he sold him t.. me for Sl.ooo. 1|, had two yearlings, one of which tarn . I out to be King Gorin and the other Traction and after I had seen them uanrk over the Lexington race track a quarter of a mile in a trifle slower than L:!, I made up my in in. i that I would have one of them. He sent theaa both to .1. S. Bark* B a farm and one day he requested me to drive him out to see them. I did so aad, after looking them aeei running around iu their paddock, I tdd him that I would give him ,000 for the chestnut colt, which was King Oat In " A New Hat Every Time King Corin Wins. "Well, you like tie- sorrel one the best and some people like the bay which was Traction the best," -aid Hughes, "aad 1 must aeU one of them as I need tie- money." "We dickered along," sail Mr. Baker, "and. finally, after FaUinaj to raise money from another source, he agreed to part witk the chestnut colt Ear ,000. The minute that he said that he thought In would iik- ,000 fat the horse. I knew that I was roing to have him. Since I have iia.i bun Mr. Hughes has aiaraya toad me that I aaaari give him i new hat every time that King Corin won and I have made | I in this respect. but after he won the Keatacky Handicap on last Saturday he forget ahead UM hat and was content to raagralnlate aae, and was one of the first to •hake my hand nfter the race. He was satisfied to Ket ,000 lor Kin, Corin and the world knows hat I certainly got *l. M:il worth of race borne." Blind Baggagea reputation as being the fastest sprinter in these parts was seriously threatened when Vogue ran t hrcc-quarti rs in 1:12, and many private timers caught her in 1:11%. The first ipiarter of this race was run in 22% and the half iu 111. both fractions Ix-ing on- fifth of a second faster than Blind Baggage ran in the Memorial Handicap. The Gallaber Brethera have not had much success with their stable this season to date, but with Vogue now back iu her In-st form they promise to cut a considerable figure in the racing at La tenia. Bepeated efforts on the part of various trainers to make Fleetabeiie win has eaased Jsanea Greene, her owner aad one of the best known of the local besiaeaa fraternity, to make a change of trainers again and now she is being looked alter by .lames Bveraaaa, She is as goad as ever and Mr. Grecae is confident that under Bveratuaa training in re ami at Latoaia, she will ■hew a n tan to her beat racing holts. I.o.-al turfs* n ale much interested in the meeting iu the Spring Trial Stakes of Bseoba and Atalanta. as this pair have shown to the beat advantage tuns far of any two year olds here. Eseoba has not started in several weeks, while Atalanta has only recently shown her true form.