Opening Day at Latonia: Summer Meeting of Twenty-Six Days Begins This Afternoon., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-14


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* OPENING DAY AT LATONIA a Summer Meeting of Twenty-Six Days Begins This Afternoon. a Inaugural Handicap Stellar Attraction of Well Arranged Program of Seven Races. a Latonia. Ky.. June 13. — Present indications point to a fast track and perfect racing weather fee the inauguration of the twenty-six days meeting at the historic old Lateahl track tomorrow. Racing Secretary J. B. Campbell has arranged a program for the first day. that will more than satisfy the appetites of the thousands of turf followers in this s-ction. who have here eagerly waiting the return of the .l.oroughbreds. The stellar attraction will be the Inaugural Handicap. ,000 added, at one and one sixteenth miles and in it the best horses in the handicap and st:;ke divisions in these parts will be seen under colors. Included in the eleven entries are Eseoba. ante-post favorite for tite Latonia Derhy, which recently ran a mile in 1:38% at Diuglas Par!:; 1ancher. which equalled one track lecaee and low eretl another tit that course; Fre-eetitter. George .1. Longs Ittonia Derby candidate and a inner of his only race this year to date: Arriit. E. W. Moores fast English mare, and Midway, a stablemate of Eseoba. A. K. Miieomlwr will also b" represented by an entry in this event, Fell Swoop and Fruit Cake. A see-omlary feature will Is- the fourth race, an allowance affair of one mile ami seventy yarns for ,000. In this race The Porter. E. B. Mel-can. three-year-old of Sweep — Ballet Girl, which was a joint hohhr of the Ann rie-an turf reread for this distance for a short time at Load sville. 1:41%, will make his hew t . local turfites, and with his light impost of 105 pounds, many turfmen Ies»k for him to run in record time here. The rest of the program is in keeping with the oeeeefoa and, with the even hefoered fields, good contests and f.;st time should be tke order of the day. Shipments of horses from Louisville continu-d todr.y and by tomorrow there will be in the neighborhood ef one thousand quartered in the track and in stables within a ratlins of a mile of the ground. Among the stables which got iu today were George J. Long, twelve horses: George M. Van Gord- a. three; Keystone Stable, three; George Phillips, two: O. A. Bianchi. five; George Karnes. three; G. M. Beadrie, six: Solomon and .larmoa. five; I. C. Ferriss. ten: J. II. Baker, four: L. II. Dick lama, three; D. S. Fountain, three; R. N. Vestal. eleven; Joe Uaeeeeettor, twelve; j. B. Rcsscter, eight: J. O. and G. H. Keene. nine; E. R. Rradley. twelve, in eaiarge of trainer Cliff Hammou, anil S. M. Henderson, four. OFFICIALS ON THE GBOUND. Steward T. J. Clay, ante went to Lexington at the close of the Douglas Park meeting, was also an arrival late today. •s, artcr A. B. Dade has been here for two days superintending the erection of his harrier standard ;. Kaciag Secretary J. B. Camphll — toted tiv.-r from LeallTJllr anil associate judge William H. Shell v came over this morning. Bay Egan brought tiie fast sprinter Mars Mouse ami Fairy Legend from P.altiniorc. where they have been resting up sine-e the Maryland racing season closed. More pari muliicl maehines will he Bard this ye:T than ever before. Fifty six of them will be in ana and they will be apetetod by fifty-four ticket sellers and flfty-toer eliikers. In addition to this, fifty-four mt i: will U- employed as cashiers. All of the pari-miiluol im-ptoyea will be chosen frym among men over tea draft age- There will be three combinations this Beans a. iii-t-a1! of two as formerly. The combinations will he aperated on the two hois- affair anil one on tie-three hors:-. The two horse e-onibi nations will each be operated artth #5 tickets anil will naturally have f.i be calculated sep-u-Htely of ea -h other, while tie- three horse combination will bL- run with ?3 tickets. Qeaeral Manager John Hae-hmeister made the announcement today that all soldiers and sailors in uniform will be extended the t ourtesi-s of the Mc track as the fW -e of the racing association during the retire pertod of racing. All of the officials an now on the seen-. Steward Chas. F. Price remained at his horn" in Louisville to enjoy a day of rest and he came over this afliau on. Previous to the racing tomorrow, the ni» iiiIsts .if the Kenlucky State Racing Commission will meet in the track club house, to pass upon racing matters ami allot dates to the different Kentucky traeka for fall racing. The Enquirer Handicap, to Is- run Saturday, is attracting considerable attention on the part of kateeaaea and the prospects an- heat a I ig f e hi of good handicap horses will strive for the stakes anil the SI. 000 silver trophy donated by E. B. McLean. a v

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