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WAR SPIRIT A CHAMPIONSHIP STARTER LEXINGTON, Ky., September 23. Just before departing tonight for Cincinnati Emil Ilerz said: "I shall spend tomorrow at Latonia and then go on to New York. If I find upon my arrival there that AVar Spirit, the three-year-old halfbrother of Ruckhorn and Midway, which I bought last week, has been doiug good work I intend to send him to Latonia to ruii for the Latouia Championship Stakes." AVar Spirit is by Aulcaiu Thirty-third. Ilerz bought him out of a selling race last Friday at Aqueduct for ,500, and on Saturday refused 1919.sh,000 for him. This morning he received a telegram from Phil T. Chinn requesting a price on the gelding. His response was that he would be in New York Thursday. "Unless there is something better to go for the Latonia Championship Stakes than lias been mentioned in the papers as probable starters," said Ilerz, "I feel that this fellow cau win it. lie can 1 beat Duuboyne as easy as cracking sticks;"