Spirited Latonia Racing: Fast Time and Close Finishes Features of the Day.; Diversion Wins the Merchants Stakes--Owner McDowells Star Two-Year-Old., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-12


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SPIRITED LATONIA RACING Fast Time and Close Finishes Features of the Day Diversion Wins the Merchants MerchantsStakes Stakes Owner McDowells McDowellsStar Star TwoYearOld LATONIA Ky Tune 11 The Merchants Sell ¬ ing Stakes fashioned on old established selling race lines and a fixture run at this track annually was the host offering from a monetary point down for decision this afternoon and the 3145 net that went to the winner attracted a good band of racers some regarded as belonging in the handicap divi ¬ sion and they furnished a rattling contest with Diversion the ultimate winner from Orey Eagle with Cheer Leader and Uncle White following The running was not free from interference and Cheer leader was a keen sufferer from it J Howard came from the scales limping badly as a result of being kicked by General Haig while at the jiost The race WKS a closelyrun affair five of the start ¬ ers seemingly haying an equal chance in the last eighth after General Haig and J J Murdock re ¬ tired The last named pair had alternated in the lead until reaching the stretch where they gave way wayDiversion Diversion was entered to be sold for 1300 and was bid to 3005 and bought in1 W A Carter do ¬ ing the bidding biddingThe The mile and an eighth handicap with its 2500 added brought to the post the best band of start ers of the afternoon and it resulted in a victory for Oinond which won In a tight fit from Lillian Shaw and Freecntter but he had to run in track record time lroOif Thfi rrnnnerrJip in this years Kafohia Derby was favoredby his light imposf and after following the leaders to the stretcli rariie with a tremendous rush and outstayed Lillian Shaw right at the end Preecutter was allowed to make the pace in the early running and it proved his undoing for he tired badly in the stretch stretchThe The Merchants Selling Stakes has been run since 1884 In the early years of the race it was run twice each year Its history in condensed form since 1510 follows followsYear Year Winner AWt Jockey Val Time 1010 Belle Clem 3 SO Cole 1150 13SHA 1911 Prince Gal 5 100 J Glass 1440 13S 1912 Hedge 3 93 McCahey 2150 lSJi 3 89 J McDonald 21IO 138 1919 Diversion 3 105 C Brown 3145 138 138There There was no respite from the intense heat this afternoon but again tin unexpectedly large attend ¬ ance was on hand to witness some highly interesting sport sportBEST BEST CONTEST OF AFTERNOON AFTERNOONToto Toto and Bon Jour staged the best contest of the afternoon with the Schorr filly triumphing in the last strides by her sheer gameness gamenessThomas Thomas C McDowell uncovered what is possibly the best colt shown in Kentucky this year in his High Command which made a show of the good youngsters starting in the second race and won as his rider pleased from Westwood and Inspector Hughes The 59 that High Command ran the fiveeighths in represented the best juvenile race of the meeting at this distance distanceThe The fourth race brought in its vake a fall when jockey Murray was unseated from Sister Helene at the start as a result of the fractious Friz bump ¬ ing her This race was won by Hobby Allen a fre ¬ quent winner at Hot Springs making his first start at this track He showed high speed for the entire race and escaped the interference at the start J H Raker whose Mayrose landed in second place claimed Friz for 2700 2700Before Before his departure for the east owner Mc ¬ Clelland turned out The Wanderer at E F Sims Xalapa Farm near Lexington where the colt will be troubleIt given opportunity to recover from his leg trouble It L Baker manager of the Lexington track came down this morning and distributed the blanks for the Breeders Futurity of 1921 which closes July 1 The race will have double its former added money 5000 beins allotted to the 1921 event The nominator of the breeder will likewise be awarded 500 which is 200 more than formerly The nominator of the second horse will receive 300 and the nominator of the third horse will receive 200 The horses here in charge of Jack McCormack and owned by Jefferson Livingston will be shipped to the Empire City track in Yonkers at the close of racing here hereJockey Jockey J Howards injury in the stake race on Precious caused him to cancel his riding engage ¬ ment on Kingozi in the closing race C Howard being substituted substitutedD D Owens was carded to ride Sandy Lad in the last race but was unable to fill his engagement on account of not having a Kentucky license

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