Another Rain Storm: Visits Latonia and Leaves Track in Wretched Condition, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-11


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ANOTHER RAIN STORM i Visits Latonia and Leaves Track in Wretched Condition. i H. P. Headley and J. N. Camden Stables Score Double Victories. ♦ LATONIA, Ky., June 10. — A storm of severe intensity descended on Latonia shortly after noon and undid whatever good work the huge staff employed by the Kentucky jockey Club had accomplished in restoring the racing strip to normalcy from the previous storm. Because of the severe drenching it received the track was in the worst condition that it has been in during the present racing term. The copius rainfall, coming when racing enthusiasts were about to journey to the course, was responsible for considerable deflections and as a result there was a decreased attendance to witness the racing. As mcst of the originally entered were well known mud performers and the adidtional rainfall and muddy going did not alter the complexion of the card, not a single absentee being added to those which already had declined the issue through the regular scratch process. Some of the contests were spirited and the finishes hard fought. Hal Price Headleys and J. N. Camdens colors were in the limelight during the afternoon, both owners scoring doubles. Head-leys successful pair were Aviette and Sayno ; Camdens were Clarence and Pas Seul. Aviettes success was unexpected and she Was one of the longest-priced winners of the afternoon. Her victory came in the maiden juvenile five-eighths dash and she won in handy style from Atomin and First Light. SATSOS FLUKEY VICTORY. Saynos victory came in the Dixie Highway purse, featuring the card. She was well regarded, but her success was of the flukey I variety and due primarily to the fact that she was kept away from the others and missed getting showered by the mud. Corinth, the favorite, would in all probability have won but for interference and having met the brunt of the mud shower made by the leaders. Pool forced her through an opening at the stretch turn, which gave her and clear course, but she was almost blinded , and exhausted from her earlier effort and | she missed wearing down Sayno and Huon i Pine. The latter Showed a good perform-I atice and only succumbed near the end to Sayno. Bob Tail and Beginners Luck carried the Idle Hour Farm colors in the race, but both displayed a dislike for the muddy going. i, One of the closest finishes came with the running of the third race in which some highly regarded platers met, with Clarence an outstanding favorite. He won, but only after lie had given his backers many anxious periods when he had to give his best efforts to outstay the determined Glyn. The start found Clarence away taridly, but McDermott rushed him into the lead in the first eighth. He had to maintain a fast pace ! to stay in advance of Marionette, with Glyn following closely. Clarence raced Marionette into defeat after being straightened in the stretch, but Glyn loomed up at this stage menacingly and in | ! the last sixteenth seemed to have Clarence beaten, but the latter continued gamely, caught Glyn faltering in the last few strides and won by a short lead. Triumph overhauled Marionette in third place. F. Mus-ante, represented by the bad post-acting Will Land, claimed Triumph at a cost of ,000. A high valuation was put on Dusty Mary, one of the starters in the race. She was in for ,000, making her claiming price ,500. AVOIDS SHOWER OF MUD. Pas Seul accounted for the fifth race, completing the double for J. N. Camden. Clarence having won previously. Pas Seul was rushed into the lead promptly and it gave him a big advantage, for he avoided the shower of mud. Betelguese, a newcomer carrying E. R. Bradleys colors, showed a fine performance to struggle on gamely and finish second. Ocean Current took third place. George De Mar was going well when Corcoran took him back and he failed thereafter to be a contender. The mile and seventy yards, which began the racing, brought in its wake an upset by the complete failure of Privilege, an outstanding choice. She quit almost to a walk after i displaying the most speed for half a mile. Ten Sixty, which had kept her close attendance, then took up the running but gave way to Flower Shop. ROMgold came with a belated rush and landed in third place. Jockey L. McDermott rode his third winner of the afternoon when he brought home the much improved Macbeth, which led the . nine others starting in the sixth race, ] throughout the mile and seventy yards. Blowing I Hubbies, gaining steadily, outstayed Sea . Court for second place. Jupiter was almost j thrown at the first turn when Kaiser, on JSscarpolette, rode him close and finally , forced him out of iC J [

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