Latonia Meeting Nearing Its End: Most Remarkable Racing Season Entering on Final Lap with Interest Unabated., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-22


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LATONIA MEETING NEARING ITS END Xost Remarkable Racing Season Entering on Final Lap with Interest Unabated LATONIA Ky June 21 Having passed the halfway mark the Latonia summer meeting the most remarkable racing season hi all the long and illustrious history of the Kentucky turf has entered upon the second and final lap with no abatement of the unprecedented public interest and no lowering of the high grade class of sport On the contrary the daily patronage figures record a gratifying increase over the first two weeks while the brand of racing furnished is if anything letter than ever before This satisfying state of affairs is partly the result of the revival of popular interest in racing but largely it is due to the executive abil ¬ ity and farsightedness of genural manager M J Winn The Kentucky Jockey Club was most for tunatu when it secured the services of Colonel Whin for it is doubtful whether any other man who might have been selected could have brought about such gratifying results resultsThe The program ook for the present week contains but one stake feature this being the Harold Stakes which will have its annual renewal on Wednesday In lieu of a stake to grace Saturdays program a handicap purse of 2300 at one mile and an eighth will be offered This nice will prove to be just as Interesting as any stake inasmuch us it will will bring together a field of the best horses in training Racing secretary Slielley has catered to the longdistance runners on this day for he has arranged for no less than four considerable distance Rices two being at one mile and threesixteenths and a similar number at one mile and an eighth These races will make up for the absence of a stake feature on Saturdays program programThe The Harold Stakes is one of the tracks old fixtures having been run annually since 1SS3 It is for twoyearold colts and geldings and has an added money value of 3000 the distance being fiveeighths of a mile The stake closed with ninety nominations which number includes most of the twoyearolds of the sterner sex that have already shown to advantage Among the more noted candidates are Sam Frecdman By Golly Best Pal Inspector Hughes Westwood Mickey Moore Friz Atta Boy II High Command Peace Pennant and Luke Dillon From 1SS6 to 1900 geldings were excluded from this stake Last years renewal was won by Colonel Livingston witli Jago second and Henry Roberts third Chal ¬ mers winner of the stake iu 1914 holds the record for the best time made hi the stake he having raced the distance in 100 100Miss Miss Jemima C E Howes splendid filly which has to her credit the Spring Trial and Clipsetta Stakes has no more stake engagements at Latonia but it may be she will be seen again iu another race before she is shipped to Saratoga at the termination of the Latouia meating The daughter of Black Touey Vaila Is eligible to a couple of the Saratoga stakes and if she retains her present form will make mutters bothersome for her eastern rivals in those events She is eligible to start in the Futurity FuturityHLIT7CK HLIT7CK HITS LIVINGSTON STABLE STABLEIll Ill luck has again overtaken the stable of Jef ¬ ferson Livingston and Just when trainer Jack Mc Cormuck was eginnhig to send winners to the post for the Chicago owjier some of the l est breadwinners in the establishment are stricken with illness Prince of Como the stables Itcst ftprlnter Major 1arke the threeyearold that was beginning to develop handicap class and the two yearolds Starview and Mnndalay are the ones most seriously uffected by the epidemic or laryn ¬ gitis that has swept through the burn Dr Henry Hartliill who was summoned from Louisville to attend the horses pronounced the disease to be of the influenza type and of a most serious character Fortunately the afflicted horses are showing signs of improvement but it is hardly probable any of them will be able to race again this summer This will deprive the stable of some of its most valu ¬ able horses in the Saratoga campaign campaignJockey Jockey Mack Garner will not ride any more this summer Following his attempt to poison himself hit friends advised him to take a rest He has taken their advice and departed for the home of his parents in Centerville Iowa where he will remain until the opening of tho fall racing season in Ken ¬ tucky Exjockey Dave Vititoe has announced his in ¬ tention of racing Madras Gingham and Alexander at the Saratoga meeting He will take jockey Jack Hanover along with him and make that riders engagements at the Spa meeting meetingJ J J OMalley owner of Diversion has decided to give the mare a much needed rost and instead of sending her to Saratoga will leave her at Latonia for the remainder of the summer OMalley will take n trip to the Pacific coast following the close at Latonia Trainer LatoniaTrainer French Brooks one of the best known conditioners of horses in the west will sever his connection with the Pastime Stable when the remaining horses belonging to the establishment are sold He already has the offer of a number of other engagements

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