Spectacular Contest: Marks Decision of Main Race at Latonia Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-19


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SPECTACULAR CONTEST] Marks Decision of Main Race at Latonia Track. i ♦ Dazzler the Winner by Narrow I Margin — Dudley in Great Display of Speed. ♦ LATONIA, Ky., June 18. — Latonias feature race, a mile purse, bringing out some of the better grade horses, furnished a highly spectacular contest which thrilled the big throng and had most of the big crowd in a i frenzy while the leaders were battling it i out in strenuous style all during the last eighth. Dazzler was the ultimate winner, a short neck in advance of Buster, with June Grass the same margin away. There were five starters. Breakfast Bell and Delectable bringing up the rear. Buster was the favored one and possibly the best. His defeat was mostly due to Garners failure to send him around the first turn with the leaders. Taking Buster back at this stage caused him to be a considerable distance out of it and, though he gained in resolute style during the stretch, he missed wearing down Dazzler. i June Grass, on which Hum had the mount, came over slightly from an outer position at the first turn and took command. The field bunched some at this stage, but it was unnecessary for Garner to have taken Buster as completely as he did. June Grass, continuing en his way, was followed by Breakfast Bell and Dazzler. Buster was slightly in advance cf Delectable. The same order was maintained until the stretch turn was almost reached, where Breakfast Bell gave way to Dazzler and socn after was displaced by Buster. In the last eighth Dazzler headed June Grass and Buster began looming prominently as a prospective winner, but Dazzler held on well and despite Garners energy Buster could not overtake him. The mile in 1:37% was the equal of several other fast performances during the present meeting. TRACK AT ITS BEST. Extreme heat was the order here this aft-rnoon and it contributed to fast racing. The track was again in excellent condition. The well-matched fields in the different dashes was a magnet to attract another big attendance and it included many visitors from Chicago who intend remaining for the remainder of the week to witness the sport. J. N. Camdens good colt Dudley gave a display of high speed in the fourth race, which served as one of the afternoons features and won eommandingly from some other speedy ones in the good time of 1 :10%, the fastest that the distance has been raced this year. Dudley was away well and moved promptly into a pood lead, being pursued in the early stages by Dusty Mary and when the latter tired slightly Certain made a bold bid, but the winner easily held his opponents safe and won with consummate ease. Dusty Mary, hard urged, managed to outstay Hopeless for third place, with Huon Pine also pressing the pair closely. The race was run ] at high speed from the start, the first quarter being traversed in :23 and the half mile in :4G. Big fields made up the starters in the initial three races and they also comprised the more lowly contenders for the substantial I | purses. In the opener Jouett, an erratic one because of bad post behavior, seemed to outclass those he met and he was supported with considerable confidence in spite of possibility that he would be left at the pest. He acted tractable at the barrier and when the start came was off like a shot and under alert riding led for the entire way to win well in hand from Mistress Mary, which had been his closest follower. Gem, another well-backed one, landed in third place. ANNIHILATOR MAKES GOOD. Annihilator, a supposed good colt, but heretofore racing unluckily due to bad riding or interference he has been suffering, had an equal break in the racing luck and he won ! the second race in clever style frcm ten other youngsters. Elector bringing up in Becond place and Special finishing third. Annihilator was allowed to race forwardly, directly in the wake of Special and lroot. "When he reached the stretch he went in to I lead like a flash and was only cantering I during the last seventy yards. The dozen starting in the third race, at three-quarters, gave the starter some trouble before he got them fairly well aligned and Miss Mischief, favorite, made the running until the last eighth was reached, where Volt headed her, but scon gave way to the Audley Farm Stables New Gold. That colt showed a fine performance to come from Continued on sixteenth page. SPECTACULAR CONTEST Continued from first page. far back during the last three-eighths and win commandingly. Miss Mischief began tiring in the last sixteenth, but succeeded in outstaying Beautiful Addie for third place. The J. N. Camden stable should have been credited with a double for the afternoon, for Tangara, starting in the sixth race with eleven other two-year-old, raced as if much the best, but suffering right at the start forced her back to last place. She closed an immense gap to finish in fourth place and ran a much more impressive race than the winner, Star Girl. The latter was away well and, given a hustling ride, led Dutch Girl for the entire way to win by a short length. Dutch Girl was always in second place and held on gamely to outstay Fanny de Coursy. Raider, an outstanding favorite, made good in the final race, at a mile and a quarter. He raced as if much the best, for he came from far back and won with much in reserve from Dobson, with Peter Maloney in third place.

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