On the Way to Latonia: Majority of Horses for Meeting Will Reach There Today., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-13


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ON THE WAY TO LATONIA • Majority of Horses for Meeting Will Reach There Today. • i Wonderful Season of Racing Pre- i dieted for Beautiful Kenton ■ County Course. i i ♦ Cincinnati. O.. Juno 12.-- The Important stables. ■vtiii li ra -ed at Douglas Park during the meeting which came to a dose at hat Louisville trail; od Tuesday, have virtually all beea transferred to , Latoai.i. wliere racing on tin Kentucky circuit will lie resume*! on Friday. The movement of horses 1 will continue Thursday and hy toe time the meeting o|x-ii- on Friday, then will be mighty few of the lliousand or more thoroughbreds scheduled to take part in the twenty-six days of racing at the La- tenia Jockey lulls picturesque track among the hills ef Kenton County, hut will he on the scene | of action, ready to fill their ngagomi nts. | With the co o|ieral ion of the owners of the more ; important stables. wln fell in with the suggestions j of the management looking to the economizing of ] stahliru aci-oiiiodatioiis. stalls have • • provided ] for practically al! of the horses who— owners were | «i«-siroi» of racing al Latouia. Hating Secretary Campbell will not be embarrassed for lack of racing material with which to fill the daily cards. Indi cations an- that In-fore the meeting is far advanced, the proli!-m will be to find racing opportunities for all the hors-s whose entries are offered daily. The wise owner. vl;o is auioiis to win at UMl, will undoulit -dly find the picking easier at tlie beginning of tlie meeting than will be ; he case later on. Secretary Camplicli looks for fewer entries during the first few days than when the meeting gets fully into its swing, as a natural result of th.- changing of the racing scene. That Latouia is on the eve of the most remarkable meeting in the thirty five years history of the pretty course just across the Ohio, is the general opinion of nil in touch with the racing situation. Everybody looks for the meeting to start off with a big houm on Friday, for which day Secretary Campbell is making special efforts to provide a card that Mill be in keeping with the importance of the occasion. The big feature of tiie day. tlie Inaugural Handicap of .«HH added, will attract a fine fiel.l and has all the eh mints of ■ great race. And this notable ra - will lie followed tiie next dav with the initial running of tin- Enquirer Handicap of ,500 nddoil. tlie winning of which will be made additionally attn-ctive f r m the fact that Edward B. NtLtM has generously provided a solid silver trophy valued sit yi.Ofti! to go to the winner of the race, in addition to the cash prize hung up by the management of the track. The entries for tins race will close on Thursday and it may lie taken for granted that all of the good sprinters in training in the west will be nominated for it. TRACK IN* PERFECT CONDITION. General Manager John Haclimeister will arrive tomorrow from Louisville, where he conducted the highly successful inciting at Douglas Park, and everything will lie in perfect readiness at Latonia when the bugle sounds for the opening raw on Friday. The track itself is in superb condition and this will play an important part" in the brilliancy of the racing which will be staged during tlie Iweuty-six days that the meeting is scheduled to run. M inager Haclimeister announced uimiii his arrival that, in conformity with the understanding under which the race tracks of Kentucky have undertaken to contribute the handsome sum of 60,000 to the i lamnioth fund of £300.000 which the racing inter cst« of Kentucky have pledged themselves to raise 1or tlie Red Cross fund, through the Kentucky State 1:. icing Commission, the free list will be suspended so far us the approaching meeting at Latouia is concerned. Notice has lieen given that badges will lie issued only to owners and trainers having horses in training at the track anil in condition to race. No badge will lie issued to an owner whose stable is in charge of a public trainer until after proper ownership has been established and the horse has taken part in a race at the meeting. When the representatives of the various race tracks undertook t« assume the heavy burden which the contribution of *10.000 for lied Cross purposes entails, the breeders and others res|Minsib!e for the plan to raise the big fund of 00,000 agreed that it would lie. only fair to expect everybody to do his share in the way of contributing at the gate and that the elimination of the free list would help materially. It was argued that nobody, even if accustomed to receiving such courtesies in the past, would object to doing his bit to help along such a worthy cause as that of the lied Cross and the experience at tlie Louisville tracks has confirmed that idea. all concerned having shown a commendable desire to help in the way suggested. REGARDING PAYMENT OF WAR TAX. To facilitate the collection and handling of the Federal war tax to the track, the board of directors have ordained that this tax must I* paid in ad vniice to the club on all season ticket--, with the exception of press and ladies family tickets, the latter with club house privileges, on which a daily tax of twenty cents must he paid at the gate for each lady using this form of admission. Detailed instruction* have lieen issued with all the other forms of -•.•won tickets and tie- holders thereof must lie careful to comply with such instructions, as neglect to do so will lead to complications. Patrons are warned not to attempt to use season tickets upon which the war tax has not been paid, the j; at email having lieen instructed to take up all such tickets. Payment of tie- war tax for season tickets may be made either bv check or in person at the track. The season badges will then be free from nay further tax and the total sums received from this source, together with the amount of the tax am fie daily tickets of admission, will Is- remitted to the Federal government. Inasmuch as the tax is wholly for the benefit of the government, the management feels that no patriotic citizen will object to the payment of the full tax for the entire season, even though he may not use the badge every dav. The daily admission to the track, including ; war tax. will Ik- .20 for gentlemen ami .10 for • ladies. For the convenience of patrons who pay their admision to Hi.- track day by day. the management j, a . provided a hook of ten war tax coupons. good I for any day. the purchase of which will save the • ncc-ssity of visiting the war tax ticket booths every day. The charge for this book will be for : gentlemen and for ladies.

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