"Fair Latonia" Opens Wednesday: Latonia Derby and Other Valuable Stake Features, in Addition to the Largest Overnight Purses Ever Offered in America Provided for the Spring Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-01


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Fair Latonia Opens Wednesday Latonia Derby and Other Valuable Stake Features Featuresin in Addition to the Largest Overnight Purses PursesEver Ever Offered in America Provided Providedfor for the Spring Meeting CINCINNATI O May 31 The longest spring Rice meeting held at Iatonia for several years will start Wednesday Twentyeight days of racing are scheduled the meeting coming to a close Saturday July i Since M J Winn ana Harry F Breivogel have taken charge of Latoniu they have beautified the plant and made extensive improvements It is believed that under the new arrangements in force at Latonia that much larger crowds can be accom ¬ modated modatedThe The success attending the other race meetings in Kentucky augurs well for the meeting at this point Latonia under u ruling of the Kentucky State Hacing Commission must give purses of an average valuation of 100 These are the largest overnight purses ever raced for iu America The 1500 purse arrangement means that the daily offering at Lu tonia will run well over the 10000 mark or more than 300000 for the entire meeting No other track has ever equaled this amount in added money The moneyThe coming spring meeting will mark the initial offering at Latonia of the new Kentucky Jockey Club General manager Matt J AVinu has become a resident of Covington nnd intends to devote the greater part of his time to Latouia In order to provide accommodations for the public one of general manager Winns first acts was to enter into an agreement with Covington city officials whereby all roads to Latonia will hi improved and Latoniu track will stand a large part of this expense It is safe to predict that if Lutonia improves as much as Louisville and Iexiugtoii lld over their spring meetings of hist year that great improvements will be made at the old track during the summer and winter months Col Winn has a record forjmprov iXS iir uudei Uis ontri nnili hnhHWrrt crhle Tiefir to work on at Latonia LatoniaDespite Despite a complete change in control at Latonia there will be only two or tliree faces of old officials missing Charles F Trice will be the presiding stewanl and will be assisted by Sherman Goodpaster and Samuel C Nuckols Jr who last fall was plac ¬ ing judge at this truck William II Shelley one of the most capable racing officials iu Kentucky will be racing secretary and Noah II McClelland a resident of Cincinnati will be clerk of the scales Ed Jasper also a resident of Cincinnati will be one of the placing judges and one of the handicappers The handicapping this year will be under a new arrangement and i board of three will do this work It will be composed of Charles F Price W H Shelley and Edward Jasper all competent offi ¬ cials in this line A B Dado will again officiate at the barrier barrierThe The executive officials are preparing for a great crowd on opening day and also on Saturday Jutiu 1 which date will mark the running of the La touia Derby After the easy victories of Sir Itarton in the Kentucky Derby Preakness and the Withers the big Latonhi threeyearold race looks like a walkover for him but just as hot favorites as Sir Barton have been trimmed in the Latonia Derby which is the only Derby race in this country run at one mile and a half halfJames James Howe intends to send Vindex out here for the Latonia Derby and is not satisfied that Sir Itarton is a better colt than the Whitney horse Howe is a master trainer and judge of thorough ¬ breds and when he gets it into his head that one of his horses is better than one in another stable he is never convinced until that horse gives his a sound trimming After the running of the Preak ¬ ness Howe decided not to start Vindex until the Latouia Derby He is a highstrung horse and his long journey to Kentucky and then back east did not improve his temper and Rowe thought that a rest would be about the right thing to tiring him around all right rightNor Nor must Pat Dunnes sturdy colt Under Fire be overlooked Certain it is he will be there at the finish fighting it out with the leaders and there are others to give Sir Barton a race and the Latonia Derby may prove to be no walkover for him himThe The opening day feature will be the Inaugural Handicap which will bring together about the same field of horses as competed in the Kentucky Handicap at Churchill Downs The only missing ones will be Uoyce Rools and Cudgel which were shipped back east John F Schorrs The Porter will be a sure starter and on a fast track the mile and a sixteenth distance just about suits him Beayerkill and all the others which took part In Ample accommodations will be afforded the pub ¬ lic at Latoiiia where the plant has been made roomy and able to accommodate all A sufficient number of mntuel machines will be in operation to playThe take care of all the play The new management at Latoiiia knows that it is on trial with the Cincinnati and northern Ken ¬ tucky race going public and will see to it that the interests of the public will be well protected at all times timesThe The list of the stakes to be decided at Latonia and the date of their running is as follows Inaugural Handicap 34 000 added 1 1lCi 1lCimiles miles June 4 Lutonia 4Lutonia Derby 13000 added 1 12 miles June 7 Merchants Stakes 2000 added 1 mile June 11 Quickstep Handicap 3000 added 34 mile June 14 Clipsetta 14Clipsetta Stakes 4000 added 58 mile June 18 21Harold Enquirer 18Enquirer Handicap 1000 added 1 mile June 21 Harold Stakes 3000 added f 8 mile June 25 25Independence Independence Handicap 4000 added 1 310 310miles miles July 4 4Cincinnati Cincinnati Trophy 5000 added 34 mile July 5

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