Some New Latonia Records: Attendance Greatest in the Long History of the Course.; Drastic Takes the Independence Handicap and Ties the Track Record for the Distance., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-05


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SOME NEW LATONIA RECORDS Attendance Greatest in the Long History of the Course Drastic Takes the Independence Handicap and Ties the Track Record for the Distance LATONIA Ky July 4 The Independence Han ¬ dicap at a mile and threesixteenths worth 4900 net to the winner was the stellar racing feature served to La ton la racing patrons and It resulted in a victory for the Cincinnatiowned Drastic ridden by Lunsford from Legal with Rancher in third place and Viva America heading the others For the third time in the history of its running the race produced a record effort on the part of the winner and the track record for the distance was again equaled when Drastic covered the route in 156 Last year Rancher was the winner in the same time and he equaled the mark made by Milton B Drastic was one of the outsiders in the good field as was Legal but Rancher had solid support with Barney Shannon Prospector and Dodge receiving the bulk of betting attention Barney Shannon was eliminated fifty yards from the start when he almost fell as a result of break ¬ ing down and his rider took him out of contention at once Courtship Pastoureau Dodge and Rancher were the early leaders with Viva America joining them before reaching the half but gradually they dropped back excepting Rancher which held on gallantly and at the hist eighth appeared the winner but succumbed to Legal which in the last sixteenth seemed to have the race safe but in turn relinquished to Drastic which won by a half length An epoch was reached in Latonia racing this afternoon when that course was taxed as it never had been tnxed before to accommodate an attendance that by far surpassed any former crowd that has witnessed racing over it An idea can be gleaned as to the immensity of the throng from the fact that programs were out long before the bugle called the horses to the barrier in the initial race and the management had provided 4000 more programs than on Derby day daySPIRITED SPIRITED FINISHES MARK RACING RACINGAs As usual on big days and particularly when the congestion is beyond expectations many who made efforts to place a wager failed on account of inabil ¬ ity to get to the machines in time timeSpirited Spirited finishes again marked the racing but like on many former days favorites went down steadily steadilyIwin Iwin showed a return to her best foim when she won the mile race in 138 from good opponents A feature of the race was that the seven following the leading pair were heads and noses apart apartGollaher Gollaher Bros uncovered their crack colt In Kin burn in the fourth race and he won like the good one he is said to be beClintonville Clintonville made a show of eleven other yonng sters starting in the second race and won in a canter from Maize and Arrow Point The mile and a half race went to Quito because of a superior ride that he was given Jockey Wright had a narrow escape from serious injury when he fell as a result of the reins breaking on Parrish ParrishHarry Harry Breivogel was forced to absent himself from his duties this afternoon on account of a severe attack lumbagoThere of lumbago There have been received to date 327 entries to the Championship Stakes of 1921 with the nu ¬ merous ones from England still to be heard from Last year there were fifty entries by English owners who forwarded them through the British Blood ¬ stock AgencyH Agency H Neusteter who has been gathering a pre ¬ tentious stable of late will ship his string to Em ¬ pire City for a campaign there at the close of racing here hereThere There will be an extensive sale of horses by auc ¬ tion in the paddock next Saturday and it will em ¬ brace all the present racers in training owned by John W Schorr and T M Murphy There will also be offered again Green Jones Jns T Clark Glbby and others that were sold last Saturday and bought by F St John He failed to pay for the horses knocked againThe down to him necessitating their sale again The latest from Canada was not so encouraging to the many owners who expected an early resump ¬ tion of the sport in the Dominion and were pre ¬ pared to ship there on a moments notice E noticeE R Bradley will ship ten horses back to Idl Hour Farm at the close of the meeting here The remainder will be shipped to Saratoga Jockey S Boyle will accompany the Saratoga

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