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CHERRY TREE BY NOSE Triumphs Over McGoodwin and Lady-Champ in Feature Race. Orlova Wins Again and Goes Back to Former Owner Raider Only Successful Favorite. LATONIA, Ky., October 25. Big fields, in most instances larger than usual in these parts, made up todays racing card, but did not detract from the racing, though the public fared poorly, as first choices were downed in a majority of the races. Weather conditions were ideal and this contributed toward bringing out the full quota of regulars, augmented by many visitors. No outstanding incidents developed and the sport was of routine order. The mile and a sixteenth race, styled the Ludlow Purse, was the outstanding feature of the afternoon. It produced a thrilling finish, with Cherry Tree just getting up in time to nose out McGoodwin, with the favorite, Lady Champ, following. Cherry Tree was far back in the early running, but Corcoran got him going rapidly after passing the half-mile ground and increasing his speed L he overtook the leaders in the stretch and got up in the last stride. McGoodwin followed the hard ridden Lady Champ and passed her in the stretch, but gave way himself near the end. Lady Champ tired badly as a result of her exhaustive early racing and barely lasted to outstay Anglum Maid for third place. Several of the better youngsters made up part of the field in the fifth race, a three-quarters dash, and it resulted in a victory for J. O. and G. II. Keenes Alice Blue Gown. c On several previous occasions she had been . a sad disappointment, but in todays running she showed sparkling speed and, moving through the field from a slow beginning, took command in the stretch and won draw- I away in commanding style from Blossom s Time, with Metric following. I DOUBLE roil KEENE BROS. 1 The Keene brothers colors were carried c successfully for the second time during the afternoon when Louanna won the third race, in which some ordinary platers met. She was a good winner from Manicure, with t Pumps in third place. The latter found a l new owner after the race, J. Bass, repre- sented by Dad, claiming her for ,900. The overthrow of favorites began with the j disappointing showing of Honor Man in the l opening dash. The winner turned up in t J. B. Respess Make Up, so lightly considered . that he was the longest priced winner of the afternoon. Be Good, another outsider and , grouped in the field, finished in second place, j with the rejuvenated Abadane third. , Pompous was given the call in the second race, but the best he could do was to land in second place, the outsider Calcutta leading j him home in easy style, with Stump Jr. third. , Orlova, claimed in her preceding start by Arvin and Allen, won in the new colors in : good style from Carnarvon and Bojul. Or- , lova, after the finish, went back to her for- , mer stable at a cost of ,900 that Mrs. R. J McGarvey claimed her for. Some excitement was furnished before the race by the runaway of Hullo for two miles. She was withdrawn at the post, the field being dispatched without her. Her backers, however, who had supported her for third place, won anyway, as a result of Bojuls success, sheike no"- being in the field. Raider, winner of the concluding dash, was the only fovCilie of the afternoon. He beat liove Sea Prince and Matinee Idol in a " spirited finish. Jockey Ambrose discontinued riding after dismounting from Arra-gosa in the fifth race on account of illness. JOCKEY .TONES IMPROVING. Jockey II. E. Jones, who suffered a bad fall on Dorothy Biickner some time ago, and who is still confined in a local hospital, is progressing favorably, according to reports, and is now becoming conscious of his surroundings and at times replies to questions put to him. Sixteen horses will be offered at public auction in the Latonia paddock next Saturday prior to the races, the sale to be conducted by J. S. "Wallace. The sale will include Palmetto, Fleeting, Cappy Hicks. Redwood, Peace Flag. Fame, Quality, Alluring and two yearling fillies, all the property of Major T. C. .McDowell. Other offerings arc Spinball, Spring Showers, Bristow, Surmount and Pattern. Trainer Dick Vestal reported today that G. L. Blackfords speedy filly Gentility, which was fired and turned out following the last Latonia spring meeting, is once more in active training and will be given a race or two before the meeting closes. The filly is said to be in rare form. Trainer F. C. Belknap arrived Wednesday from Hawthorne with Mallowmot, Mary Cowell, Master Jack and The Vester, belonging to A. S. Eastman. S. J. Kelley has purchased on private terms from Henius and Earl the two-year-old filly Betty Mae. Martin Nathanson, racing secretary at Havre de Grace and Havana, arrived Wednesday and will remain until Saturday. G. It. Allen has arranged to race three horses in Cuba next winter. E. F. Smith, aged CO, a valet employed in the jockey room of the Kentucky tracks for the past twenty-six years, died suddenly Tuesday night at his home in Bellevue, Ky.