Same Old Latonia Story: Mud in Plenty, Favorites Beaten and Close Finishes.; Drastic Defeats Viva America Narrowly in Main Race of the Day--Track Talk., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-27


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SAME OLD LATONIA STORY Mud in Plenty Favorites Beaten and Close Finishes Drastic Defeats Viva America AmericaNarrowly Narrowly in Main Race of ofthe the Day Track Talk LATONIA Ky June 26 Tim principal racing Item at Latonia today was the fifth race u dash of a mile for a liberal purse of 2500 For tiiis St Bernard was a well backed favorite but the well known facility with which the progeny of Hastings run in heavy going came into effective play here and in a sharply contested finish Drastic defeated Viva America by a head with the favorite a good third He had raced into a small lead on the last turn and struggled on gamely but tired in the deciding drive through the last sixteenth Boll solar ran well and was close up at the finish but Broom Peddler which had a considerable fol ¬ lowing w s beaten off Viva America made the running to the far turn and after giving way to St Bernard rallied in the stretch and was badly beaten beatenThe The heavy clouds which had hovered over the course for most of the afternoon finally developed after the fifth race into a mild electrical storm ac companied by a heavy downpour which sent the big crowds that had overflowed the grandstand and betting pavilion scurrying to cover The rain did no further particular damage to the already heavy track The sixth race was run In a terrific down pour that terminated shortly after the horses fin ¬ ished ishedTha Tha appearance of Red Red Rose in the third vesteA that race with more than casual interest The Gkeeritree Stables filly was confidently backed jon the strength of her fine showing at Hot Springs early In the spring when she won five races and one second in as many starts While the filly has been working well of late she raced as if short and seemed to tire at the end Inspector Hughes was the winner a length and a half in advance of Frank TV with Mysterious Girl third thirdDr Dr Carmen ran back to his previous good race and beat Joe Stahr in a rousing finish in the opening dash The latter seemed the winner entering the stretch but suddenly tired when hard pressed by Dr Carmen and lust to him in the final strides stridesA A field horse in Discord won the second defeat ¬ ing Ilclma after the latter had shown the way from the start to the final sixteenth where the winner overhauled and otitgamcd her at the end Ilclma just managed to last long enough to hold safe Stev ¬ enson for place honors honorsBUMPING BUMPING MATCH IN THE FOURTH FOURTHStiisse Stiisse had the call in the fourth race but was outdistanced throughout while the leaders were en ¬ gaged ii a bumping match with Viola Gaffney drawing clear in the stretch and winning easily Dolph qnd American Soldier having a fierce struggle for second place placeThe The absence of former Senator Johnson N Cam den chairman of the Kentucky State Racing Com ¬ mission and the illness of judge Allie W Young vicechairman of the same body is responsible for the failure of the Racing Commission to hold its contemplated meeting to go over present racing matters and allot fall dates It is expected that the governing body of Kentucky racing will hold its session Injfore the close of the Iiatonia meeting t announcement of fall dates would enable owners to shape their plans for the future and also afford the Kentucky Jockey Club opportunity to arrange their stake list and announce the dates of their decision John AV Schorr lias added a consignment includ ¬ ing Jas T Clark to the auction sale to be held in the paddock next Saturday Jockey SaturdayJockey Ridenour injured by a fall at Churchill Downs resumed riding this afternoon afternoonJockey Jockey Lunsfords suspension of five days expired yesterday and lie resumed riding ridingJockey Jockey Murrays injury will prolKibly keep him out claysThomas of the saddle for several clays Thomas C McDowell president of the Thorough ¬ bred Horse Association and associates will under ¬ write 75000 of the stock of the Havre de Grace race track when negotiations for the transfer of fiftyone per cent of the present managements holdings are completed The option on the fifty one 1U per cent of the stock expires July 1 U Li Baker today sold Acola on private terms to B Potts PottsThe The Colleen Bawn was claimed from the last race for 2200 by Mrs T C Mays represented in the race by Peaceful Star

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