Prosperous Opening Day: Great Attendance Visits Latonia to See the Horses in Action.; Freecutter Defeats The Porter in the Latonia Inaugural Handicap in Fast Time., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-05


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PROSPEROUS OPENING DAY Great Attendance Visits Latonia to See the Horses in Action = V a Freecutter Defeats The Porter in the Latonia Inaugural Handi ¬ cap in Past Time COVINGTON Ky June 4 An enormous outpour ¬ ing taxed the accommodations of Latouia this after ¬ noon Weather and track conditions were all that coulii be desired and the racing was of a high order but marked by some quite unexpected results The maJn feature of the day the Inaugural Handicap was a nobly contested race but fraught with disaster to the backers of the choices The Porter was a heavily supported favorite and ran a grand race under his 129 pounds but after having established a small lead in the stretch was forced to succumb to the rush through the last eighth of George J Longs more lightly weighted Freecutter one of the three extreme outsiders in the mutuels He brought up a length and a half in front of The Porter with Rancher a distant third The race was run in fast time as in fact were all the race of the day dayBackers Backers of favorites were well pleased with the opening when Harry Bnrgoyue landed the first race of the day for Pat Dunne but it was a close call the speedy filly Madge F running the winner to losDisaster a head and probably being unlucky to los Disaster came in the second race Marvin May was deservedly an oddsou choice but Mickey Moore won all the way and besides making a new track jeenjijfflrff nrr aiula half furlongs paid hUutacberirr a Hong price Captain Hershler another long shot was second and Marvin May third The latter ran Iwlow his real form formWilson Wilson the Great came to the rescue of the talent in the third race and won with ease from Warlike and Ace of Trumps but will never set the world afire todayThe with speed judging from his display today The greatest upset of the day came in the fourth when Basil defeated American Ace by a half length at threequarters with Top q th Morning next to the pair American Ace was at 95 to 100 while Basils 2 mutnel tickets returned their jubilant holders 11040 Basil is known to be a fast sprinter when right but his form has been1 bad for a long time timeThere There was a thrilling finish in the sixth race in which Omond Vulcanite and Pastoureaw finished heads apart Vulcanite should have won it and would have done so had his rider not laid away with him too long Flyaway was the favorite but made no showing showingOld Old Hocnir proved best in the closing race of the day the Speuce representative following Mer ¬ chant closely to the stretch where he passed him to win going away Cheer Leader suffered from prominentlyThere poor riding and failed to figure prominently There were 105 entries to the seven races tomor GOOD NEWS FOR E B BRADLEY BRADLEYE E R Bradley was highly elated when he re ¬ ceived news that Dreamy dam of War Cloud which he purchased last year in England had foaled a brown colt sired by the noted Black Jester Most of the Bradley racers will have to b idle during the present meeting on account of Illness IllnessCaptain Captain James Kinarney in charge of the polic ¬ ing at the track has employed twentyfive recently discharged soldiers and sailors for general utility purposes One of the employed is C J Gallaway member of the Fifth Marine Corps who suffered the loss of his left leg in the fighting at Belleau Wood and was decorated with the Crpix de Guerre with star for valor valorJockey Jockey Ridenour who was injured by a fall on the closing day at Churchill Do yns will be out of the saddle for at least three weeks an a result of the injuries he sustained He was removed from the hospital last night to his home homeThe The innovation of selling mutuel tickets in the clubhouse was a pleasing one to the many club members who thereby avoided the congestion of the big pavilion when desirous of making a wager Tickets of the 2 10 and 100 straight place and show variety could be obtained In the club in closure closureA A field of a dozen or more is predicted for the Latonia Derby on Saturday Great preparations aremidec way to entertain the largest crowd that ever witnessed racing at fair Latonia Special trains will be run from Lexington Louisville and other points in the state stateManager Manager Winn has made elaborate preparations to entertain tin big gathering in every way Plenty of opportunity will be afforded those who desire to wager on their choices as sufficient mutnel ma ¬ chines will be provided with extra ones for specu ¬ lation on the Derby alone

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