Big Latonia Meeting Ends: Vast Crowd Views the Racing of the Concluding Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-19


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BIG LATONIA MEETING ENDS Vast Crowd Views the Racing of the Concluding Day. Be Frank Keeps His Latonia Record Clean in Beating Exterminator for the Cup. e LATONIA, Ky., October IS. C. M. Garrisons Sir John Johnson Frankness gelding He Frank continues Ills prefect Latonia record anil added hister to it this afternoon by triumphing in the Latonia Cup at two miles and a quarter and taking into camp, .-miotic others, the redoubtable Exterminator, victor of the snme event last year. Be Franks victory was decisive and thorough, leaving no room for doubt of his superiority under the conditions that governed this afternoon. He outstayed Extermi-Jintor readily through the last quarter and only for taking a bad swerve right near the end his margin would have been more than he won by. Exterminator, though beaten, was not disgraced, lie carried his 13-1 pounds in gallant and game style, but his trainers fears that the track had stiffened by the drying process and would militate against the horses chances seemed well founded. Midways absence left only four to start, but Legal and Kingozi were never reckoned on seriously, the eastern pair absorbing all the attention, with Exterminator ruling a big choice. The net value of the race was ,3S0, and it places the earnings of eastern owned horses over the 00,- 000 mark in Kentucky stakes for this year, the complete record of Kentucky stakes won by easterners this, season being as follows: Camden Handicap, Lexington, Exterminator, ,310. Kentucky Derby. .Louisville,.,Sir .Barton.. 0,825. Latonia Derby, Latonia, 15e Frank, 0,100. Breeders Futurity, Lexington, Blazes, ,01S.5O. Latonia Chamuionship Stakes, Latonia, Mad Iiat- Queen City Handicap, Latonia, On Watch, ,000. Latonia Cup Handicap, Latonia, Be Frank, ,380. Tohil. 04,fiS3.D0. Todays racing was witnessed by the banner :ittendance of the fall season, the pleasant autumn weather, coupled witli this being the windup of the racing season at this track, being responsible for the immense throng present. Despite the severe track conditions, the sport was of Ihe keenest and some of the contests bordered on the sensational. Jack Hare Jr. figured in the best race of his career and this, too, even if beaten. He essayed to carry 137 pounds and would have succeeded but for bad racing luck that forced him to travel wide and brought about his defeat by the closest kind of margin by Top Coat, to which he was conceding much weight. Prince Ial, which is held to be a 0,000 youngster, won the mile handicap from some ordinary ones of his age. but it was a good performance in the going and he is showing steady improvement. Enmity, which scored easily in his only other start, repeated that cood performance in the opening race and won impressively from Star Baby. An interesting struggle of four developed in the second race, with Midia the winner by a nose from Simonite, witli Melvin and Hosier the same margin apart. JIM HEFFERING WINS FINAL It ACE. Corydon, which won in his previous race, landed another when lie outstayed Opportunity alid Jim Heffering, also a winner in his last race, accounted for the final race of the meeting. T. C. McDowell disposed of Precious yesterday on private terms to Messrs. Knebelkamp and Glenn and she will be trained by G. Arvjn. "To say I am well pleaspd but feebly express my feelings as to the close of our meeting today, said Mr. Winn. "The season lias been a successful one and 1 am much gratified with the results. I want to take this opportunity of thanking our public for their generous patronage and, also, for the consideration they have shown in putting up with some of the discomforts that we did not have time to remedy. I realize that some of our facilities were inadequate and I want to assure everyone that in the time intervening before we again open for racing at Latonia we shall strive earnestly to better the conditions and to provide suitable accommodations for our friends and patrons." The twenty-two days meeting just terminated Was the best autumn racing in the history of the Latonia track, and this, too, in spite of inclement -weather that ruled during the last week of the meeting. The management was highly gratified over the results, which are not far short of the banner returns of the spring. The work of remodeling the already up-to-date plant will be instituted at once. The preliminary building program will embrace the more essential requirements, but the heavy construction will wait until next spring. Engineers and architects are in consultation with the management, and the departure of the horsemen from the track will inaugurate a beehive like activity of laborers. C. M. Garrison brought a parly of friends from New York to witness the running of his colt Be Frank in the Latonia Cup. Be Frank will be shipped to Louisville, where he will engage in racing it lid be a starter in the Louisville Cup. Extermiuator will be returned to Laurel tomorrow. Henry McDaniel would have liked to keep the horse in these parts and start him in the Louisville Cup. but lie was ordered to ship the horse back. The severe going was responsible for Midways absence from the Cup race, trainer John S. Ward thinking that the grueling race he would have v.-ould prove tco severe a task for the horse and might knock him out completely. Zuleika was sold by auction before the racing and was bought by J. II. Woodford for ,000. For some reason there is a scarcity of express cars that is retarding the movement of horses to Iiuisvillc. The cup which went to the winner of todays feature was an ornate solid silver affair and cost ,050.

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