Small Fields At Latonia: Influenza Telling in the Way of Incapacitating Horses.; Anna M. Humphrey Wins Like a Star Filly--Lord Allen Makes a Promising Debut., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-08


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SMALL flELDS AT LATONIA Influenza Telling in the Way of In ¬ capacitating Horses Anna M Humphrey Wins Like a aStar Star Filly Lord Allen Makes Makesa a Promising Debut BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYLATONIA LATONIA Ky June 7 Small fields were again presented due to the shortage of horses because of their incapacitation by illness but interesting sport was on tap and the huge attendance was well rewarded for a journey to the Kenton County track The weather was intensely hot until the suns rays were tempered by a quicklyclouding sky which presaged a rainfall before long longThe The sprinting dashes brought to the post the better grade of starters and in several instances their closely grouped running elic ¬ ited considerable enthusiasm enthusiasmThe The sixth race brought five speedy per ¬ formers to the post and it resulted in a vic ¬ tory for Royal Palm which indulged Elmer 1C and Lord Allen with the lead until reach ¬ ing the stretch turn where he drew away from the others and won quite easily Lord Allen outstaying Elmer K for second place It was Lord Allens initial start of the season and his showing was good considering he acted as if a trifle short Backers of favor ¬ ites again experienced a disappointment only two choices succeeding during the after ¬ noon noonPrince Prince K again figured in a winning race This time he took into camp some reputed good ones including Banter and Dream Mak ¬ er The latter was thought to be the best betting proposition of the afternoon but he ran in dull form seemingly declining to ex ¬ tend himself and finally retiring completely completelyBanter Banter at one time looked like he would make away with the purse but Prince K held on resolutely and finally outstayed him through the last seventy yards yardsFIRST FIRST FOR J B RKSPESS RKSPESSJ J B Respess pulled down his initial purse of the local season when his Make Up scored over some ordinary ones that started in the final dash Marse John was the favored one here and would have given a better ac ¬ count of himself had he been able to get through at any time during the last half mile of the race Pool who rode him refused to relinquish his inner rail position The same tactics had previously served him success ¬ fully astride Royal Palm and Dorius DoriusCol Col Taylor won from Grayson with Prince Welles in third place W Pool on the latter attempted his usual rail riding tactics but unlike on yesterday when this proved suc ¬ cessful on three occasions some of the riders did not leave an opening for him to come through resulting in Prince Welles being cut off at times lie finished gamely when he did get clear Mabel G was well thought of here but ran poorly poorlyGeorge George J Long won his first purse of the Kentucky racing season when his Dorius accounted for the third race in which he ruled a slight favorite over Fancy Free The latter showed the most speed and seemed in a fair way of winning until Dorius came with a rush in the last eighth Both were driving hard when an eighth out and Dorius was forced to stand some bumping as a re ¬ sult of Garner taking Fancy Free out Dorius however took a good lead in the last seventy yards Topmast passed the nonstaying Casey in the stretch for third place placeONE ONE OF FIRE VICTIMS VICTIMSJ J C Milam uncovered what is probably the best filly in the West in his Anna M Humphrey a daughter of Peter Quince Eden Hall She was one of the fire victims and was with difllculty saved from the destruc ¬ tive Lexington conflagration Judging by her nervousness she has not fully recovered from her harrowing experiences She began poorly l ut displayed a flight of speed which was remarkable and enabled her o race into a long lead in the first eighth despite her p or lioginnuit Once in command ha r o i as viriually over so far as first money XVHS con ¬ cerned for Garner had her under restraint and she merely galloped at average speed to stay in advance of Easter Morn owned by John E Madden virtually a stranger to rac ¬ ing action in this section Grass Maid and Sweet Lady fought it out for third place noses separating them at the end endFirebrands Firebrands poor showing in yesterdays In ¬ augural Handicap was still a source of com ¬ ment among the turfmen today Some believed that he suffered a touch of the influenza prevalent here but this was disputed by his connections Just cant account for his poor race said Roscoe Goose who is closely al ¬ lied with J S Ward who has the manage ¬ ment of the Livingston racer The owner who came hero from Chicago to witness the horses performance was likewise puzzled and disappointed by his showing showingMontfort Montfort Jones will be minus the use of some of his star racers during the present meeting and their return to racing will prob ¬ ably not occur until Saratoga Among those incapacitated by illness arc the quartet of crack threeyearolds Miss Joy Fair Phan ¬ tom Ilockminister and Surf Rider Each had an attack of influenza Rockminsters train ¬ ing had to be suspended entirely and Miss Joy and Fair Phantom are still displaying a gradually abating temperature but above normal They are however coming around but will require a letup in their training operations operationsBlanche Blanche Mac had a narrow escape from blood poisoning as a result of picking up a nail in her foot She is going along well at present and will be back in training again during the next few days daysSecretary Secretary William Shelley is beginning to show worries over the prospect of filling con ¬ dition races properly The task is becoming more difficult daily as the influenza epi ¬ demic is not showing the decline expected The shortage of conditioned racers will soon become acute unless the influenza abates The malady seems to affect the threeyear old division more severely than any ot the other horses horsesFrank Frank J Kelly today nominated Lady Mother to the 50000 Kentucky Special that will have its decision on June 24 Accoraing to advices received from the East all the out ¬ standing threeyearolds in that section with the exception of Pillory will be nominated lo the race

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