Here and There on the Turf: Weight the Leveler. Stakes That Are to Close. Futures for Kentucky. Actuary Makes Good, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-17


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Here and There on the Turf Weight the Leveler. Stakes That Are to Close. Futures for Kentucky. Actuary Makes Good. The running of the Brooklyn Handicap demonstrated how weight will bring them all 1 together if they have any pretentions to handicap class. Hephaistos, Sunsini and Dunlin I were each lightweights of the field and were I the ones to be first, second and third at the end of the mile and an eighth distance. It is true that the foul riding on Dunlin that brought about his disqualification from third 1 place may have had some effect on the result, but as a matter of fact it seemed that his ; rough tactics prevented his being second. When Dunlin went over to the inside to i shut off Zev the Sinclair four-year-old was i already beaten and, while he met with interference, he was dropping back at the time with no chance to share in a division of the money. Zev is hardly the horse he was last year and, while we are reading of the defeats of Epinard | in France, he is not showing to much better advantage. It is true that 130 pounds is ; considerable of a burden and it must be remembered that Sande sent Zev along, coping with the fast pace that was set by Prince of Umbria, but last year Zev ran most of his best races in front and it was always considered the position that was most to his liking. Prince of Umbria, on various occasions, has shown himself to be a rarely good one under light weight. He was a sterling trial horse for the best of them last year. It is possible that if Zev had not raced with Prince of Umbria he would have been closer at the end of the Brooklyn, but Hephaistos ia probably better this year than ever before and under 106 pounds he is well qualified to beat anybodys horse. Hephaistos was benefited by the fast early pace and was admirably ridden by Johnny Maiben. He made his rush at the right spot and Maiben was particularly energetic in the final drive. Four Canadian stakes of importance are to dose Saturday with the offerings of the Kenil-worth Park Jockey Club at Windsor. Each of these is a handicap and each is for three-year-olds and over. Three of the four have ,000 added and the remaining one has ,000 added. First of these is the International Handicap, at a mile and an eighth; the second is the Windsor Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, and the Kenilworth Park Handicap is over a like distance, but it is restricted to those foaled in the Dominion of Canada. The Essex Handicap, which is the ,000 added race, is over the seven-eighths route. In addition to these there will be several overnight handicaps with ,000 added during this first summer meeting, which will b? conducted from July 21 to July 28. Racing at Kenilworth long since came to great importance in Canada and this coming meeting promises to be up to the best traditions of the course. Another stake announcement that will be made shortly is that of the Kentucky Jockey Club. Two of its most important races, the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes of 1925 and the Latonia Championship Stakes of 1926, close July 1. The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes is the mile dash for two-year-olds run in the fall and has an added money value of 0,000. The Latonia Championship Stakes is for three year-olds and is at a mile and three-quarters, with 5,000 added. The closing at this time is for yearlings. The Kentucky Jockey Club has few early closing stakes and these have been tremendously popular with the horsemen and breeders. There are two declaration dates in each of these and with original nomination fees of 0 it costs 35 to bring a horse to the post in the two year-old fixture and 85 to start one in the Cham-pionfhip. Each race has a value and an importance that makes its fee a decidedly moderate one. The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes was first run in 1920 and the winners have been Tryster, Startle, Enchantment and Wise, Counsellor. The Latonia Championship is just a year older and it will be remembered that in its running last year In Memoriam took the measure of Zev. The other winners have been Mad Hatter, Cleopatra, Sporting Blood and Rockminister. Nominations that were received for the stakes of the Chicago Business Mens Racing Association give premise of high-class racing at the Hawthorne track through July and August. These entries were closed Saturday and many of the best horses in training from the various age divisions were attracted. Most of the interest will center in the Chicago Derby with its 5,000 edded. This is a niile and a quarter dash, and before many days the nominations that were received will be made known. Jefferson Livingston has finally been well repaid for his purchase of Actuary. The son of Dick Finncll and Alice Baird, by Wools thorpe, had been particularly unfortunate since ; coming to the Livingston stable, but he atoned ! for it all Saturday in the running of the En-, quirer Handicap at Latonia He raced his i mile and a sixteenth in 1 :43 to establish a new track record and won with an ease that indicated an ability to gallop even faster, had it been necessary. Back of him were 6uch fast ones as Alice Blue Gown, Audacious, Hopeless and others that comprise the best handicap field that can be mustered in Kentucky. This good four-year-old can hardly ! fail to prove well worthy of the Jefferson Liv-ingston colors and that turfman is to be congratulated on the manner in which he proved ; himself Saturday.

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