Distinctions Great Speed: Gives Her a Triumph in the Cincinnati Enquirer Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-18


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DISTINCTIONS GREAT SPEED 1 *. Gives Her a Triumph in the Cin- J cinnati Enquirer Handicap. ♦ Cherokee an Easy Winner of the i Time -Honored Harold Stakes — High Cost Bolts. BY J. L. DBMP8EY. I I.ATONIA, Ky.. June 17.— Thomas C. Me- Dowells crack mar« Distinction, carrying 122 pound! and conceding weight to all the other starters, scored her greatest triumph this afternoon when she won by a matter of Inches from Firebrand. This was in the Cincinnati Fnquirer Handicap, which brought together the best band of racers that could be mustered in these parts, and featured a splendid offering of seven races, that included, in addition to the Cincinnati Fnquirer Handicap, the long-established Harold Stakes. Distinction and Firebrand staged a duel through the stretch that electrified the vast crowd and had it in a frenzy until the judges | announced their award. The McDowell mare, with her wonderful I speed, took a long lead at once, but Firebrand kept in close pursuit in resolute fashion and gradually and steadily began wearing I her down until in the stretch both racers | were practically on even terms. In the last | sixteenth Martin, on Distinction, and Ken-! nedy, on Firebrand, Were exerting their I best efforts, both showing splendid riding skill and getting every ounce out of their ! mounts. Distinction seemed destined for defeat twenty yards from the finish, but roused again and stubbornly held to her task, •with the result that she succeeded in getting to the winning iine a scant head in advance. Rouleau also ran a fine race to head the speedy Farader right at the end for third place. There were ten siarters in the race, making the net value K.326, in addition to the massive and ornate silver trophy donated by EL B. McLean, publisher of the well-known newspaper for which the race was named. KIC EIVF.S THF McLK.VN CUP. Though witnessing Distinction*! triumph from his private box owner McDowell felt unequal to the strain of taking part in the presentation and deputized "Jack" Howard, ■who has been training the McDowell horses during the owners lengthy illness, in the stewards* stand, where Mayor George Carroll of Cincinnati made the presentation on behalf of Mr. McLean. The crack colt Cherokee scored his second victory in succession when he cantered home in easy style before the good two-year-olds which contested for the J6.S60 net which fell to the winner of the Harold Stakes. Cherokee showed up in his start more impressively than he did on his previous essay. He began badly, dwelling some at the start, but, when settled into his full stride, came in pace-devouring style which made him appear as If bounding through space. Banter had been the leader from the start, but when the stretch was readied he gave way readily to the rush of Cherokee and the latter went on to win with the utmost ease. Banter held on well and landed second place, though pressed hard near the end by Actuary. The newly-arrived Certain, carrying Frederick Johnsons colors, tired fast in the last eighth and Newmarket, another well-heralded one from the East, for which Jefferson Livingston paid 5,000, was always outrun. AKOTHKB BANNER CROWD OUT. Another banner holiday crowd was on hand to view the sport and the fine racing was hugely relished. The intense heat was discomforting, particularly in the mutuel pavilion, where its full force was felt and was seething with eager speculators, who were bent on placing wagers in the machines. The introductory scramble brought with it a big upset as a result of the failure of the best supported ones to figure prominently at the finish. The frequently offending High Cost was again installed favorite. With Ararat, Miss Muffins, Lord Allen and Adonis, all coming in for a full measure of support. the finish found them in the rear guard. The Inconsistent John S. Reardon, which has not run two consecutively good races this spring, landed an easy winner from Angon, with Clintonville third. High Cost seemed a certain winner just before reaching the stretch, Continued on twelfth page. DISTINCTIONS GREAT SPEED Continnod from first page. at which point he had several lengths lead. I but he suddenly bolted and his running out I penchant was aggravated when his rider be- i I I gan plying the whip instead of making an •fEort to prevent his going wide. ! T. J. Iciulergasts Pint Ward graduated j i from the maiden ranks in the second race, in ] - which a dozen two-year-olds started. He was best and led for the entire way. Mayor Car- i rel followed him home Ike doeest, with Ad- i | mirer getting up in Uie last few strides for j third place. j The third race was productive of a thrill- I j Ing finish, with Gangway and Naughty Nisba j I the central figures in a rpirited duel which I j lasted through the entire length of the stretch. Gangway finally triumphing in the last few strides. Dorothy Buckner was close to the leaders and outstayed the weakly-ridden j Bonus for third place. Red legs, which has been a frequent dls- I ! appointment. Anally managed to break the j ice for the J. S. Ward Stable, when he beat a hand of ordinary ones that started in the | sixth race at a mile and a sixteenth- Damons and Nurture fought it out hard for ! i second plaee. which the former secured. The final race found Jockey Owens and another Florisant Stable representative figur- i ing in ■ sad failure when Green Jold, hacked almost to the exclusion of the others, finished ! far back. Uncle Velo winning out from i-iouis ; A., with Ifarse John in third place. A. V. Young sold Jouett to owner ITar-rlngton ! Of the Florisant Btahie on private 1 terms this morning. The running of the Carlton Stakes in the K;„st was of great interest to the racing puhlic here, and ntOf richs defeat was a treat topic of comment during; the afternoon. Jockey Bruening was another that returned ! | to the saddle this afternoon. I The good three-year-old Chatterton, in the Prank J. Kelley Stable, is an instance of what perseverance will accomplish. As a two-year-old he was badly afflicted with breathing trouble and an operation, with a view to its correction, did not seem to accomplish the desired result. A second operation, however, seemed to be eminently successful and has brought him to the high state of form it was predicted he would at- j tain. ] The extensive improvements to the Latonia I clubhouse, which include the construction of ! I : terraces that will afford an additional seating i capacity for 500 patrons, were rushed to completion j by twenty workmen, who labored until Saturday morning under the super- ! vision of general manager Winn, who stayed j on the ground until the task was completed. ! ; The work also included the Installation of six additional private boxes. The work was un- ! dertaken in order to afford more ample seat- ing capacity for the crowd expected here next ! | Saturday to view the 0,000 Kentucky Spe- ! : cial. ! Todays visitors included Colonel Hawkins Of the United States Remount Service, who i will remain an indefinite period and conduct ! I a membership dri%e among the horsemen. Jockey A. Wilson returned to the saddle this afternoon after a suspension of fifteen ! days, incurred at Churchill Downs for rough j riding. j i ■ *

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