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KENTUCKYS AUTUMN RACING Best Horses of Year Named to Contest Latonia Features. Latonia Championship Stakes Likely to Decide Three -year-old Supremacy. LATONIA, Ky., August 20. The near approach of the Iitonia fall meeting, which begins on Saturday, September 3, and continues thirty-one racing days, until Saturday, October 8, has aroused unusual interest among turfmen and loverg of thoroughbred racing. Kentncky has had a respite for two mouths and the public appetite is whetted for the sport. The turfmen who make a practice of racing their horses on the Kentucky circuit have begun to ship their stables to Latonia, and the number is being constantly augmented by strings from Canada and Saratoga. While the Saratoga meeting closes only a few days before the Latonia opening, the stables of Col. E. R. Bradley, Mont-fort Jones, ex-Senator Camden and others will arrive in time for the inaugural day. Resident manager Harry F. Broivpgle has given put the entries for the various fall stakes and racing secretary Win. H. Shelley has received from the printer the program books for the first fifteen days of the meeting and they are now ready for distribution. The quantity and quality of the entries for the various stakes give assurance of a successful fall meeting. The big eastern stables Harry Payne Whitney, Ccmmander Ross, Willis Sharpe Kilmer, W. R. Coo, P. A. Clark, II. F. Sinclair and Max Ilirsch are all represented and the inte.rsectionnl battle, which began in the spring with the running of the Kentucky Derby, will be renewed at Latonia. First on the list is the Latonia Championship Stakes for three-year-olds at one and three-quarter miles. The Kentucky Jockey Club adds 5,000 to this stake and the estimated value this year is fully 5,000, making it one of the richest turf prises in America. Entries closed on -July 1, 1919, witli 320 nominations at 5 each, 221 made the second payment of 5 each, S8 made the third payment of 0. each, and it is believed that there will be at least ten starters. Every high-class three-year-cld in the country and every other three-year-old with any pretention to good class is eligible. Mr. Sinclair has Grey Lag, Inchcape, Ilayfellow and Knobbie. Inchcape seems to becoming around after a year of retirement, and Grey Lag stands out as the premier three-year-old of America, although E. It. Bradley believes that Black Servant is his equal, only a nose separating these two great colts in the International Stakes in Canada. Colonel Bradley also has Behave Yourself to compete with. Black Servant In the race. Senator Camden has Darjeeling and Rangoon, and 1. A. Clark has the two Oaks, winners, Nancy Lee and Flambette, and one of them will almost surely start. . Arnold Rothstein has Sporting Blood, which recently worked a sensational mile at Saratoga in 1:38. Commander Ross has six three-yea r-plds, including Oriole and Star Voter. Harry Payne Whitney has Tryster, which has come back to the races in brilliant form after a rest, and six other three-year-olds. With Brother Batch, winner of the Latonia Derby, which has benefited by two months rest, to supplement this formidable list, the field seems certain, to be the best ever started for the Championship Stakes. STARTERS IN QUEEN CITY HANDICAP. The Queen City Handicap, to which the Kentucky Jockey Club has added 0,000, 5s ji real test at a mile for the two-year-olds. It was won last year by Behave Yourself, and the year before by On Watch, one of them the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the other a placed horse in that event. The victor in next years Derby at Churchill Downs may be indicated by the Iesult of the Queen City Handicap. There are 242 nominations, and practically every stake-winning two-year-old colt and filly in America is ou the list. Montfort Jones, who has continued in Saratoga with the stable under the skillful management of Cal Milam the success that followed his colors throughout tho Kentucky meetings, has eleven entries, including the phenomenal Miss Joy and her stake-winning stable companion Fair Phantom Colonel Bradley has seven entries; Max Ilirsch has seven, E. B. McLean has seven, including Dream of Allah; J. E. Madden has eight; "Commander Ross has eleven; E. F. Simms has twenty-three; Harry Payne Whitney has seventeen; Maj. Thos. C. McDowell has six; Desha Breckehridge has three; and Geo. F. Baker has three, including John Finfi. The Queen City Handicap premises to rival the Belmont Futurity in point of interest, the distance of a mile being even a more severe test than the three-quarters which the Futurity winner must cover. Among the other stakes to be run at Latonia during tho fall meeting are the following: The Covington Handicap, ,000 added, for three-year-olds and over, at one and three-sixteenths miles; forty-two nominations. The Fort Thomas Handicap. ,000 ndded, for two-year-olds, at three-quarters mile; sixty-five nominations. The Autumn Handicap, ,000 added, for three-year-olds and over, at three-quarters mile; fifty nominations. The Latonia Handicap, ,000 added, for three-year-olds and over, at one and one-sixteenth miles; fifty-three nominations. The Twin City Handicap, ,000 added, for three-year-olds and over, at one and five-eighths miles; forty-one nominations. The Latonia Cup, ,500 added, for three-year-olds and over, at two and one-quarter miles; forty nominations.