More Muddy Track Racing: Latonia Going and Weather Bad, but Attendance is Large, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-15


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MORE MUDDY TRACK RACING : "n Latonia Going and Weather Bad, but Attendance Is Large. r- a l J r..i Be Frank an Easy Winner of the Main Race Rider T. Mur-ray Suspended. LATONIA, Ky., October 14. Several incidents developed in connection with todays racing that enlivened what otherwise would have been construed an uneventful afternoon of ordinary racing. The first incident came with the running of the mile and an eighth dash, which featured and in which only four started, including the Latcnla Cup eliglbles Be Frank and Kingfisher. Both were intended to be worked out an additional quarter after the finish as extra preparation for their start in the big race. Be Frank had no difficulty in accomplishing his task, but Kingfisher failed because of crashing into the fence, resulting in his falling. Jockey Pool, who had the mount, received an injury to his knee as a result of the fall that caused him to cancel Ma remaining engagements for the after-, noon. The mishap was mostly due to Kingfisher and Pool both being almost blinded by the mud, having had the full force of the splashing caused by the others for nearly half of the race. Be Frank was making his first start over the track since his memorable victory in the Latonia. Derby, and he ran this afternoon as if far outclassing the others, for he won with consummate ease. Raider being his most formidable opponent in the stretch. Be Frank worked the mile and three-eighths in 2:25. The, running, of the fifth race brought about the closest finish of the afternoon and also a claim of foul on the part of Robinson,, rider of Ray Atkin, who complained that ,in addition to being subjected to interference by Mugivan. JJurrny. the rider of that horse, had taken hold of Ray Atkins bridle and retarded him. Mug-Ivan won in the last stride. The stewards interrogated both riders and deliberated for a long time, but finally allowed the result to remain according to the finish. Murray was, however, suspended for the remainder of the meeting for rough riding. The -track was a lane of deep slush, and those horses gifted with early speed enjoyed a big advantage in the racing, for the rear guards were subjected to a coating of mud, and their riders were in most cases blinded and were of little help to their mounts. In many cases the horses were little better off and went about their task instinctively. PROFITABLE DAY FOR THE PUBLIC. Considering the unpropitlous conditions the weather being in keeping with the track and promising a downpour at any minute, the attendance was remarkably large. The talent was eminently successful in landing on winners and managed to choose the first four winners. They began with Discussion, which had a hard contest to outstay Skiles Knob and Lady Fair Play, but managed it in the last seventy yards. B. B. Johnson was the next favorite and he proved the easiest winner of the afternoon, displaying high speed from the start and winning . by himself. Angon proved himself a shifty sort of youngster by defeating a fairly high rated band in the third, race. Be Franks victory was also popular and he was the shortest priced winner of the afternoon. The mutuel vagaries were in sight here, for Be Franks backers for second place almost got as much as those who had backed him to win. Mugivan was the first of the outsiders to score, and in succession followed Brimful and Amelita in the concluding races. The last two races brought close and interesting finishes. E. W. Moore, who has been ailing for some time; intends to ship his horses to New Orleans direct" from here to be rested until the opening of the Jefferson Park meeting, where they will be campaigned. Jockey W. Kelsay, who is under contract to G. W. Loft, arrived here this morning from New York to pilot the good colt On Watch in the Queen City Handicap tomorrow. Jockeys Garner and W. Crump will be absent from the saddle for three days, having been suspended by starter- Dade for this period yesterday.

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