After Latonia Championship Stakes: Eastern Turfmen Will Be Well Represented in Richest Race to Be Run in America This Year., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-27


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AFTER LATONIA CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES Eastern Turfmen Will Be Well Bepresented in Bich est Bare to Be Bun in America This Tear LOUISVILLE Ky July 26 That the east will be as well if not better represented than the west in the 50000 LatonJa Championship Stakes to be run at the Covington course next autumn is indi ¬ cated in advices received from general manager M J Winn of the Kentucky Jockey Club who is in New York on a visit combining business with pleasure Mr Winn has had occasion to talk to a number of owner with eligibles in the big race and lie says that a majority of them have told him that only a mishap to their thoroughbreds will prevent their being sent to Latonia to run for the largest financial prize on a race track in America AmericaMany Many of the easterners will wait until the Sara ¬ toga meeting before deciding whether to ship their horses to this section or not for the Cham ¬ pionship Stakes as they will be able to get a better line on them over a longdistance of ground there Long distance racing has always been fea ¬ tured at the Spa especially for the higher grade of horses and this will be just what the Champion ¬ ship Stakes eligibles need The big Latonia event is at one mile and threequarters and races lead ¬ ing up to this distance are numerous at Saratoga SaratogaAssuring Assuring news to the effect that trainer Hogan has Dunboyne last years Futurity winner nearly back to his best form has increased interest in the race as when he is right he is capable of giving any horse a tussle for honors The son of Celt Workmaid has been on the shelf for some time but Hogan says that he will not have to respect any threeyearold in America at Saratoga In that event he will have ample time to be got ready for the Latonia race It was Dunboyne that prevented Sir Batton from winning as a two year old as he was the only horse to finish lihead of him in the Futurity and that was as close to winning as Sir Barton ever came until he scored in the Kentucky Derby DerbyCIBBTJS CIBBTJS TO CABBY HttDRETH COLOES COLOESIt It looks like an assured thing that Cirrus will be a starter in the Championship Stakes as he is rounding to good form again Owner Sam Hildreth has always regarded the son of Tracery Morning side highly and he is confident that he will ranK well up with the best three year olds in this country before he goes into winter quarters Hil ¬ dreth sent Cirrus to Latonia last fall to run in the Queen City Handicap a mile race for twoyear olds and while he was beaten in that race by Delico he was not disgraced by any mean meanIn In the Derby at Empire City recently Cirrus finished third in a field of three horses in muddy going His stablemate Purchase won the race Many who saw that affair said tlpt Cirrus ap ¬ peared high in flesh but it will not take Hildreth long to get the excess weight off of him The distance will no doubt be just to the liking of Cirrus as he is bred to run fast and far and Hildreth can be depended upon to have him ready to do both bothA A K Macomber kept four of his original thirteen entries eligible War Loan War Smoke War Kocket and War Spirit The first three named are the offspring of Uncle while Vulcaln sired War Spirit The latter is a halfbrother to Buckhorn which took down many stakes and purses for R J Mackenzie including any number of long distance WAB PENNANT ONLY BOSS ENTBY ENTBYCommander Commander J K L Ross has only one eligible that being War Pennant a brown son of Jim Gaff ney Maltha Unluckily for him neither Billy Kelly nor Sir Barton were named for the race by their previous owners but at that War Pennant is a highly thought of threeyearold especially by trainer H G Bedwell The latter had him ready for hard racing early in the spring and he would have gone to the post in the Kentucky Derby but for the fact that both Sir Barton and Billy Kelly trained so good for him himW W F Poison will have to depend on a maiden to carry his colors in the Championship Stakes unless his sole eligible Vulcanite manages to win a race between now and the time of its running Just why this horse has never won a race is a mystery to owner Poison as well aa to trainer John Hogan as he has given plenty of evidence that he has racing merit by his performances with the highest grade of horses In the Kentucky Derby he finished fourth to Sir Barton Billy Kelly and Under Fire and it certainly is no disgrace to be beaten by such a trio as this He landed in the same position in the Latonia Derby which was won by Be Frank and again he ran a good race Trainer Hogan took him to Pimlico and ran him in the Preakness and while he did not finish up as close as he did in the Derbys his race was not a bad one by any means meansSeveral Several times at Latonia he seemed to be in a soft spot liowevf r and he failed dismally Perhaps with a good rest as he is getting now he will be able to justify the confidence which his owner and trainer are placing in him by winning a stake or two for them He is another that will be bene ¬ fited by the distance of the race as he is a horse that comes from behind behindEABLY EABLY AND SPECIAL TBAINING FOB LINDEN LINDENHaving Having only Linden in line for the big stake R D Williams began the task early last spring o Continued ou second page AFTER LATONIA CHAMPJQNSHIP STAKES Continued from firsfcjjage developing him into a long route horse At sprint ¬ ing distances Linden can hold his own with fair horses and Williams sacrificed quite a few races by running him at a mile or over when he could have Just as easily got him into al shorter race where he would have had an excellent chance to win At first the Martinet colt backed up when lie had ran threequarters of a mile or so but toward the end of the Latonla meeting he began to show signs of having staying qualities qualitiesOf Of fourteen named for the big ftake by Wllljs Sharpe Kilmer two remain as possible starters Vancouver and Mormon The Kilmer stable has al ¬ ways been fortunate in Kentucky having a Ken ¬ tucky Derby and Camden Handicap to its credit both falling to the same horse Exterminator jyhen Mr Kilmer has designs on a big stake lu does not hesitate to purchase a horse to represent him in it and it was in this manner lie won the 1918 Ken ¬ tucky Dorby with Exterminator He tried the same stunt for the same race in 1919 he haying bought Frogtown just a few days in advance of the race but it did not work workIt It is more than likely that any number of wealthy turfmen whose originally named entries in the Championship Stakes did not turn out to be as good as was expected will buy horses with a chance to win it and fancy prices for those eliglbles no doubt will be the rule In order to transfer the engagement of a horse in the big stake both buyer and seller must fill out and both sign a transfer blank which is provided by the racing association and forward it to the Kentucky Jockey Club La ¬ tonia division When it is accepted notice wilL im ¬ mediately be given both buyer and seller and the original subscriber Is then released from all further liability liabilityREWARD REWARD FOR THE NOMINATOR NOMINATOREven Even though the winner has changed hands since it was named for the stake the person who nomi ¬ nated it still gets a financial reward to the extent of 1000 The nominator of the horse which fin ¬ ishes second gets 300 and the third 230 Tills con ¬ dition of tiie race was provided as a stimulus to breeders to nominate in it as most of those entered were originally named by the men by whom they were bred bredIt It is possible to figure closely regarding the probable value of the Championship Stakes but there is hardly any chance for it to fall below the 50000 mark The 15000 added by the Ken ¬ tucky Jockey Club represents in the neighborhood of one third of its value The conditions of the race were made so that every withdrawal would tend to increase the financial returns for the win ¬ ner and the declaration fees of 25 on January 1 1918 and 30 on January 1 1919 piled up a large amount of money moneyThen Then there is the 15900 paid on the one hundred and fiftynine cligibles after January 1 1919 This with the associations added money of 15000 would make the stake worth 30900 and the declarations and starting fees the latter being JJ230 for each horse still have to be counted in In addition to this 10 each was paid on the origi ¬ nal four hundred and seventyone entries

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