Poor Racing at at Latonia: Drying Track and Good Weather but Inferior Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-08


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POOR RACING AT LATONIA Drying Track and Good Weather but Inferior Horses. I-" t i Royal Dick, a Maiden and a Field Horse, Victor in the Feature Race. I LATONIA. Ky.. Kept. 7. Improved weather ami track conditions this afternoon contributed hugely to restoring the former standard of attendance and also brought about more interest in the racing. The track, while dry and seemingly favoring fast track performers, remained dull, probably the result of it having been cut up in the summer and lack of rail: during .Inly and August preventing it settling firmly. There was no particular feature offered during the afternoon, the three-quarters sprint for a purse of Sl.tiOO serving as the feature and it brought in its decision a pronounced upset in the victory of Royal Dick, so lightly held that he was grouped with others in the field. I.cn ltolt. the runner up, was also in the field, this being the first occasion in a long time that horses in the field finished first and second. Ace Ilgli finished third. The start in the race was affected by a mishap which contributed to Mnrrin Mays failure to get off on even terms and he suffered additionally from interference on the stretch turn when running fast that forced him to come wide and lose much ground again. Ace High, which had been sent away fast, showed fine speed for a half mile and appeared ;i certain winner, but after getting into the stretch began tiring :ind swerved out towards the outer rail, then Just did succeed in saving third place. Marvin May nnd Ace- High attracted the most betting attention in the ractvwith Mighty Man smartly backed by the lyjuisville contingent. The opener nt a mile and a sixteenth brought to the post a band of maidens and it resulted in a victory for Humphrey over British Maid and Blond Buddy. The winner was best and came away in the stretch when his rider rode him hard, lie started the public off in good style, for he was a well-backed favorite. The second race was another dash for maidens. Thin one was for two-year-old fillies, with Ida MeGec. also from the D. Indian stable, but owned by C. M. Hardy, the one most favored. Here betting Mlsdoln was far astray, for she brought up in last place, the winner being Lillian Mae I... winch, under hard riding and after overcoming early interference, wore Dixie ODay down and won going away. HERD GIRLS EASY TRIUMPH, Herd Girl, carrying Montfort .Tones colors, was triumphant in the third race, at a mile and a sixteenth, and accomplished her victory somewhat easily after overhauling Lackawanna, which, in the early running of the race, set a good pace and raced as if she would have no difficulty staying in the j lead she had established. Some good platers contested the fourth race, with Ritnzaf the disappointing one, White Star winning j here, after Gnvnor seemed almost sure to carry j off the prize, for he had raced into the lead with a rush when straightened away in the stretch. Itut he was uucqual to resisting the Clark colt successfully. John S. Renrdon landed in third place. Ijrnodalb.uic had the call in the sixth race, in which some fairly good two-year-olds met. and won in the hollowest kind of fashion, with Carpenter, a reeent newcomer from the East, in second place, and Ycshimi third. Tom Hare .Tr.. a winner here in hi.- previous race, ran a bail race and was poorly ridden. Gallaher Brothers La Foudre had to be much the best to win the final race, for she was a sufferer from much interference, due mostly to McCoys inability to control Yellow Blossom. La Foudre managed to get clear just before reaching the stretch, and came w.itli a rush that carried her by Mary .fane Baker, the leader. Yellow Blossom had some hopeful betting attention in the race, but was unequal to the task, and finished far back. G. AV. VINGFIELD STABLE ARRIVES. The stable of George AVingficld, the Nevada breeder and sportsman, arrived here this morning from Canada, in charge of trainer AValter S. Heath. The stable will finish out the racing sea-scn on the Kentucky circuit, after winch it will be shipped to Tijuana. The establishment included the three-year-old Cahalan and the following two-year-olds: Tomohoi, Fly Cast, Sam Frank, Jake Rerger. Blazing Fire, Ambush, Shady Nook, Apricot. Flotation, Billy Dunn and Ashland. Mr. Wingficld was also an arrival today being accompanied by George W. Berry, manager of the Nevada Stock Farm and 1reston Burch, until recently the trainer for John Sanford. I.. Parke, the stables rider will reach here Thursday morning. This is the first time for the Wingficld stable to be raced in Kentucky in four or five years. I. McDermid arrived today with the horses Lady Longfellow. Old Faithful. Powder Hirer and Ilato. J. T. West got in from Windsor witli his good campaigner Tippo Sahib. W. K. Scott arrived with the mare Diana. Jockey Kennedy was forced to cancel all his riding engagements for this afternoon, owing to a badly wrenched ankle. Under the provision of rule 4 of the Kentucky State Racing Commission, John Whitlow, owner, was directed by the stewards to remove the horse AVesty Hogan from the Latonia track. AVesty Hogan was ruled off by the Canadian turf authorities in connection with the "Little Boy" ringing case at Ottawa last year. George F. Richings, Stafford Boyle, Frank Farrington and others were also ruled off at the same time. The Kentucky stewards also directed that the entry of Westy Hogan made by Whitlow in the stake races of the Jvcutucky Jockey Club be rejected. Jockey A. Collins has been engaged by E. R. Bradley to ride for him in the Kentucky fall campaign and will be an arrival from the Last in :i few days. Mose Goldblatt claimed Guvnor from the fourth race at a cpst if yMOQ, 1

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