Dead Heat Results: Judges at Latonia Unable to Separate Altawood and Fretwell, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-25


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DEAD HEAT RESULTS Judges at Latonia Unable to Separate Altawood and Fretwell. Heavy Rain Changes Track Conditions Two Races Declared Off but Substitutes Are Provided. LATONIA, Ky., Oct 24. A dead heat -was announced by the judges between Altawood and Fretwell in the fifth race, bringing to the post cligibles for the rich Queen City Handicap, that will be decided next Saturday. Altawood was pounds the best, but he was buffeted about in the first eighth like a floating particle in a turbulent sea. Meanwhile Fretwell and Valley Light were out in a good lead and when McCoy did get Altawood straightened, he was many lengths out of it. There was little improvement in his position until he had gone a half mile, where lie gave some indication of being a probable factor for he started to move up with determination. Valley Light, about the same time, began tiring and it left Fretwell in undisputed lead, but Altawood though relinquishing a good inner position that would have assured for him a saving of ground, came again despite being ridden wide and made an extra determined effort in the stretch, forcing Fretwell to a drive and gradually to succumb to Altawood persistence. When crossing the finish Altawood appeared to have gotten up to win by a head, but the judges decided otherwise and displayed the dead heat sign. Dobson finished in third place, with the others well strung out over the track. There was considerable bumping and crowding at the first turn, Peter Maloney being a sufferer as well as Altawood. MAISTT WITHDRAWALS. A heavy rain this morning changed the tiack conditions and was responsible for a desire on the part of owners to withdraw their charges. Two of the original races were so riddled by scratches that they had to be declared off and two dashes, at a mile and a sixteenth, substituted. Considering the unpropitious conditions a surprisingly large attendance viewed the racing. The best race carded brought to the post a quintet of sprinters, including the diminutive and consistent Sweetheart, which again performed in her usual impressive style and won with ridiculous ease from Alice Blue Gown, with Marvin May in third place. Marvin May gave the filly some contention for the first quarter, but she drew away from him thereafter with utmost ease and at no time was seriously menaced by Alice Blue Gowns challenge during the stretch racing. The favorite supporters began somewhat disappointingly when their choices were completely eliminated, the finish in the first race resulting in a duel by Longboat and Adventure, with the former the victor. Kings-clere landed in third place. Jockey Ivan Parke was injured in the race when his mount, Poppye, bolted into the fence and hurt the riders leg and ankle. Jockey Pool, on Gor- don Shaw, early came to grief when his mount blundered in the stretch and it forced Pool to pull up. Trantula was a supposed good thing, but he was far back in the early running and was ridden all over the track. PHIL 3IcCAX2T GRADUATES. The two-year-old race enabled Phil McCann to graduate from the maiden ranks. He was at home in the going and won as his rider pleased from Equity, with Everglade just managing to beat out Uproar. Flower Shop proved best in the third and got up to beat home Repeater after a well sustained drive during the stretch. Hoy finished in third place and might have been closer up but for losing much ground by a wide turn into the stretch. Tan Son furnished a surprise when he led for the entire way of the sixth and won easily from Halu, with Dernier Sou outstaying the others in third place. The closing race was won by Blue Stone, which got up to beat Ben Valet in the last seventy yeards, with Randel closing fast through the stretch to get the show money. George Hendrie, well-known Canadian sportsman, and William Pulliam, were visitors this afternoon. The speedy Alchemy has been retired for the year and will bo shipped back to Lexington, where she will be wintered. Wise Counsellor was worked a mile between races this afternoon under direction of J. S. Ward in preparation for his start in the Queen City Handicap and was under restraint at the end of the distance, which he negotiated in 1:47. Jockey Lawrence Lyke has gone to his home in the East and will probably not be seen in the saddle again this year. Jefferson Livingston, owner of Firebrand and other horses here in charge of trainer A. L. Kirby, was an arrival this morning from New York. His horses will be raced in New Orleans during the winter.

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