Theyre off at "Fair Latonia" Today: Twenty-Nine Days of Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-03


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THEYRE OFF AT "FAIR LATONIA" TODAY a • 1 -IJ TWENTY-NINE DA YS OF RA CING * Additional Improvements Accentuate Beauties of Kenton County Course — Nineteen High-Class Thoroughbreds Named to Start in the Inaugural Handicap — Plenty Horses and Capable Riders ■ LATONIA, Ky., June 2. — The Kentucky racing scene will be transferred to latonia tomorrow when the picturesque Milldale course inaugurates its twenty-nine days midsummer meeting, terminating July 5. A better setting for a successful term of racing could not be conceived. There is everything available to make it successful. An abundance of good horses, the best jockey talent in the country, immense stakes and purses and interest in the sport far in excess of what prevailed formerly. The noticeable improvement over former years at Louisville during the recent Churchill Downs meeting is certain to prevail here. The chief reason for basing this belief is that the weather will be more certain. There is also a greater interest in the coming meeting than has -8 CSheen ®been Tint noticeable ieen Vil*» fnrmerlv formerly. Tlirt The niimflrnnc numerous im_ CSheen ®been Tint noticeable ieen Vil*» fnrmerlv formerly. Tlirt The niimflrnnc numerous im_ improvements instituted during the winter and spring at Latonia has altered the plant considerably and brought it up to a standard where it excels the majority of other racing courses. The primary improvements have been with a view to the added comfort of racing patrons, but in the general constructive work done, the track proper, stables and grounds have come in fcr considerable consideration. The resoiling of the track has made it more springy and predictions are that many of the track records will be lowered. The clubhouse contingent will find more convenience by the enlarged space. The clubhouse addition now adjoins the main grandstand. The racing will begin at 2 p. m. daily and be over in good time to enable a return to the city in ample time for dinner. The roadways to and from the track have been improved, doing away with the former congestion. The opening of an additional avenue was a move in the right direction. GOOD SPORT PROMISED. Over 1,200 horses have concentrated at the track and 80 per cent are in good racing condition and will be seen in action during the meeting. There will also be numerous ones making their racing debuts in the youngster division. Some of these newcomers are regarded highly and might develop into championship caLber. With already eighty jockeys registered there is certain to be over 100 available. There are few free lances among them, the majority have lucrative contracts. There is nothing lacking in detail to make the opening successful. The mutuel depart- I i nient will again be under direction of Eugene |Eirod, ! and his extensive staff will facilitate the handling of wagers with dispatch. An added feature of the wagering this year is the establishment of an approximate odds calculator. This was also used at Churchill Downs. The officials who will have supervision of the Latonia racing are all on hand. The latest newcomer was Sam C. Nuckols, Jr., who returned this morning from New York, where he had served as the auctioneer at the sale of horses by auction held at Belmont Park. He will serve with Messrs. Price, Hay Hogg in the stewards stand. OVER 1,200 HORSES AVAILABLE. An excellent racing offering has been provided for the opening day, with the Inaugural Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, with its ,000 added, serving as the feature. Nineteen have been named to start, but probably not more than a dozen will respond to the bugle call. The entered ones comprise the best that are here and it should furnish a splendid contest. The two-year-old races also give an opportunity ! for the best juveniles to engage, and the five-eighths distance that these races are | | run over, marks the first time that the i ! youngsters have been called on to go the i ! j longer route. It will serve to test the stamina | j of the colts and fillies. I Racegoers here will be afforded an opportunity to view the Gifford A. Cochran-I |] owned Goshawk in action in the fourth race, j j in which he meets some other fast ones and | , concedes them weight. The remainder of the program of seven , races . brings together good racers, evenly . matched, and the day should serve as a good appetizer for the racing patrons. Jockey Mack Garner, who suffered a ten-days suspension on Glide for rough riding, , will be astride Actuary in the Inaugurai i Handicap. Some did not understand how he , could have the mount in view of his recent suspension. The racing commission recently , enacted a rule enabling a jockey, if not sus- Continued on sixteenth pace. | , _ LAT0N1A OPENS TODAY I j Continued from first page. ~ pended for fraud, to ride out his engagements filed with the secretary prior to suspensions. . In the case of Garner he is undr contract to Pete Coyne, who trains Actuary. Garner can also ride out second call for J. C Milam. Hal lrice Headley was among the arrivals B from New York. He stated that Chacolet t would reach Latonia tomorrow. Her showing _ ! in the Suburban Handicap was disappointing. A. L. Kirby, who is training the Jefferson n Livingston horses, has turned over to William l_ Perkins to train, Pepperday and Mandy. . Kirby has also taken over Donegal that J. B. Respess had in charge. Louis Tauber will look after the riding engagements of the promising apprentice R. , Williams, who came here with trainer John n" F. Schorr, in charge of the Edward B. McLean . horses. E. Newman has added Elusive to his stable. He secured the fiiTy after her race Saturday. _ C. J. Brockmiller and Jack Phillips were ,e granted trainer licenses yesterday. F. Hastings was given an apprentice license and d A. T. Wright was given license to serve as - agent for J. Peiliter.

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