Latonia Meeting Closes: Rain Drenches the Track and Brings Muddy Going, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-09


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LATONIA MEETING CLOSES Rain Drenches the Track and Brings Rudely Going. Firebrand Wins the Daniel Boone Handicap, While Margaret insor Takes the Oaks. BY J. L. DEJIPSEY. LATONIA. Ky.. July S. Taking the Daniel Boone Handicap this afternoon Jefferson Livingstons Firebrand added 510,330 to his ?17,S50 previously earned in winning the Independence Day Handicap and an overnight handicap purse since becoming" the property r f hia present owner, making a- total of 527,-700 returned of the 0,000 purchase price. The Daniel Boone Handicap was over the mile and three-sixteenths distance and vied with die Latonia Oaks as a getaway feature, both races having- 510,000 added. It was deplorable that in view of the rich prise only three engaged in the race, with Firebrand apparently so much superior to Para-der and Blarney Stone, both shy of stake class, that betting support was one-sided. Firebrand ruling the shortest priced favorite in years on a Kentucky track. He justified the extensive backing, for it was no more than a stiff gallop for him to lead Paradsr for the entire trip to ultimately win as Garner elected. Parader had no serious contention for second place and earned the 51,500 portion of the money in just as easy style as Firebrand did the major portion. Blarney Stone received ?300 for his share. A last-minute change caused II. Garner to have the mount on Firebrand instead of A. Johnson, who had originally been carded to ride. Owner Livingstons explanation for the change was that Garner understood the horse better than any other rider. WEATHEH RE31AIS PLEASANT. Weather conditions continued pleasant to the last here and it resulted in another record attendance being on hand to view the final days snort of the spring and summer season. Latonia has been extremely fortunate in the matter of weather during this term of racing, for only on one occasion has there been rain at racing time. A hard rain which began last night and lasted for some time spoiled the going and caused the card to be riddled with scratches. The fields, as a result, in each race were small. The racing, however, was interesting and hugely enjoyed by the big crowd. Angon made a runaway affair of the opening dash and won easily from High Cost. The latter, acting badly at the post, propped soon after the start and was almost left, but he closed an immense gap to head all but the winner. Chittagong got up in the last strides to outstay Donegal in the second race. Countess showed decidedly improved form in taking the third race from A. N. Akin and La Foudre. Lathrop was backed to the exclusion of all the other starters in the sixth race, bringing together some good two-year-olds, but he never had a chance to run freely, being continually in a jam. Certain was the winner here from Victoire, with Leslie landing in third place. The concluding race was another thriller, with Lina Clark getting up in the last few strides to overhaul Pongee, Escarpolette taking third. W. POOL LEADS JOCKEYS. In a dingdong finish jockey W. Pool, by winning two races today, the first and the last one. managed to beat J. Owens out for riding honors by this margin. Pools score was twenty-seven victories for the meeting and Owens had twenty-six. Brother Batch, winner of last years Latonia Derby, will be raced no more. He is destined for retirement to the J. S. Wiggins farm, where he will do stud duty. Jockey Johnson found consolation for Ins failure to ride Firebrand by landing the Latonia Oaks on Margaret Winsor and beating Startle and Precious Lula, with Prudish and Martha Fallon unplaced. Startle, because of her known ability to race well on a rough track and her success in the Kentucky Oaks, was held in more esteem than any of the other starters, but Margaret Win-sor was not lacking in friends and the East centered strong faith in Prudish, the Harry Payne "Whitney candidate. There was scattering support for Martha Fallon and Precious Lula, Startle went out as if to make short work of the others pretentions and led under a steadying pull by a good margin. Prudish kept her close company for three-quarters, but then and there retired and Margaret Winsor became Startles closest opponent. Startle, however, continued in the lead until reaching the stretch turn, where Margaret Winsor moved up level with her and the Continued on tweUta page. iluUB-- r LATONIA MSSTHG- CLOSES Continued from first page.l pair began measuring strides and became active in a sharp struggle. Slowly but steadily Startle began giving way and the final sixteenth found her beaten, and it enabled Margaret Winsor to draw out and away decisively. Startle near the end had to be ridden hard to outstay Precious Lula. The winner received ,240 net. Startle-took down ,500 : and 1recious Lula 00. Prudish took 25 as "her share of the money. Mr.. Winn pkanncd to leave Sunday night for New York, bat will not remain long, as it is necessary for him to return shortly to Louisville to supervise the improvements at Churchill Downs, chief of which is the remodeling of the clubhouse. There was a general scattering of the racing officials tonight. Presiding steward Charles P. Trice returned to his home in Louisville for a few days. He will leave Tuesday for Windsor to assume his dtity- as presiding steward at the meeting of the Windsor Jockey Club, which opens Thursday The other stewards are to return to their j respective homes. Starter A. B. Dade, whose I work at the barrier has been up to his usual ! high standard, will go to his home in Hender- j son, whore he will remain until the opening j of the fall racing season. Racing secretary j Will Shelley, -whose arrangements of the daily j racing programs has been without a flaw, left tonight for his home in Louisville. Gene BIrcd, in charge of the pari-muUiel depart- j ment, left tonight for Windsor, where he . will serve in a similar capacity. The meeting which terminated at Latonia I this afternoon was easily the most success- j ful in the long history of the track. The ! average grade of horses participating in the races was of a better quality than any in recent years, while the sport provided was of the very best. j The sport loving people of Cincinnati and the adjacent Kentucky cities showed their appreciation of general manager Matt J. Winns efforts to furnish high-class racing, in offering extraordinary inducements in the way of greatly increased purses, by turnng out in larger numbers than ever before. Bradleys Choice has been blistered and will be rested here. Brass Tacks was sold privately this morning by Mr. Shields to II. Van Ry. General Manager Winn was greatly pleased by the unbounded success of the meeting and promised to redouble his efforts to provide an even better class of sport for the future meetings. He has been v. very busy man all during the meeting and will now seel- a brief rest. Complying with the request of the Kentucky State Racing Commission that the stevards review the Lady Mndeap-John Finn race, in which jockey Pools ride on the P.reckinridge filly caused adverse comment, the following was submitted today by the stewards: "Latonia, Ivy.,- July S, W2. "The Kentucky State Racing Commission: "Gentlemen In compliance with your request that the Lady Aladcap-John Finn race be reviewed we beg leave to report as fol- lows: "On June 21 the fifth race was contested by John Finn, Lady Madcap, Toshimi, Barracuda, Wocdtrap and Kinburn. John Finn, in a driving finish, won by a half length with Lady Madcap second, a length and a half in front of Yoshimi. Time, liSOVj. "The stewards, not being entirely satisfied with jockey iO. Pools ride on Lady Madcap, immediately upon his dismounting from the mare and before the official result was announced, questioned him. Asked what his instructions were he replied that he had been told to rate the mare. This was subsequently verified by Mr. Miam, the trainer. Upon being asked why he did not make his run at the three-eighths post he replied that he had been cut off every time he attempted to go through and that he was also carried out at the head of the stretch by Barracuda. "The latter statement was- corroborated by steward Leonard, who was stationed at the head of the stretch, whore he commanded not only a view of the horses before they swung into the stretch but also as they made the turn. The stewards, believing jockey Pool guiltless of any criminal intent, took no action aaginst him. "In concluding this report the stewards wisn to state that they have conscientiously made every effort to obtain any evidence or information that would shed light on the race or help them in determining the question of innocence or cuilt. In their opinion Pools ride, .while faulty to the extent possibly of not using good judgment in the matter of pace, was in no manner criminal. They have been unable to obtain any proofs to controvert that conclusion. "Respectfully submitted, STKWARDS OF THE KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB."

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