King Gorn Takes a Race: Easily Outstays Galli-Curci in the Feature Contest of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-18


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KING G0R1N TAKES A RACE Easily Outstays Galli-Curci in the Feature Contest of the Day. Opportunity Upholds His Reputation as a Mud Runner Pat Dunne in Luck. r l . : i i LATONIA, Ky., October 17. With the track still deep in mud there was excellent racing at Latonia today and the big crowd present didnt seem to mind the unfavorable conditions one little bit. The chief race of the day, a dash of three-quarters for a purse of ,000, fell easy prey to the favorite. King Gorin, capably ridden by L. Lyte. Galli-Curci was overlooked in the betting, but that circumstance did not prevent her from running a good race and outstaying Discussion for second place. King Gorin is a pretty good liors right now and may figure importantly at Churchill Downs. Lady Luxury is for what she can do a star mud runner and took the first race in a canter, with Redland and Money her closest followers. Opportunity outstayed old Sosius in the third after the two had raced necks apart through the entire length of the homestretch, Paul Connelly bringing up in third place. B. B. Johnson was the favorite. Eyes of Youth showed especial ability to run freely in the mud and easily defeated the even money favorite, Accelerate, in the second race. Pat Dunnes colors landed in front for the first time in a long while when Lorena Moss struggled home in front in the mile and an eighth dash in advance of Service Flag and Frank Mattox. Wick-ford had the call here, but seemingly was handicapped by the going, for he was far back, all tho way. f The time of. the race was the slowest of the meeting. The inconsistent Counterbalance again proved a disappointment and failed to get a portion of the purse in with the poor band that started in the sixth race, Lariat showing tiie wav for the entire race and won from Joe Stahr andAdelia W. Hemlock scored a lucky victory in the closing race, just lasting long enough to outstay Tanlac, which rail as if best, but was given a weak ride. James P. Ross, assistant manager of the Havre de Grace track, was among the visitors this afternoon. He will make a brief visit to Lexington and return to Havre de Grace. Exterminator was given a mile gallop during the afternoon and showed no ill effects of his strenuous trip here. But for the fact that recently arrived horses from the east make up the majority of the carded starters in the Latonia Cup, that event might have been devoid of starters of the class such as an offering of that kind is deserving. The presence of Exterminator, Be Frank and Midway lias aroused much interest in the contest, and wliile some opine that Exterminator will repeat his last years triumph, they do not regard him as having an easy task of it. Be Frank, with his weight advantage and known ability to run well in going such as will prevail tomorrow, is counted on to give the Kilmer representative a stout argument for the major portion of the stakes. Midway is also held to have a splendid chance. Be Franks victory after tho publication of weights in the Latonia Cup penalizes him three pounds and he will carry 122. Prior to the racing there was a sale of horses by auction in the paddock. Drastic was bought by B. J. Brannon for ,000, Kewpie ONeil went to E. Trotter for ,000 and Atta Boy II. went to J. W. Schorr for ,000. Schorr was acting for J. O. Talbott. Zone dAnnee brought 00 and was bought by M. O. Moore. Billy Boots fetched 00 and was bought by W. Deibel. The horses of W. Poison were withdrawn from the sale. Trainer Henry McDaniel and jockey W. Knapt were arrivals today with Exterminator, which will fill his engagement in the Latonia Cup and try to repeat his last years success in the same race. Knapp will return to Laurel tomorrow night, and McDaniel may decide to ship Exterminator to run in the Louisville Cup, to be run at Churchill Downs E. R. Bradley shipped a consignment of his horses to Louisville today and another consignment of his will go there tomorrow.

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