Fast Time at Latonia: Mile Run in 1:36 3-5, a New Track Record for the Distance, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-20


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J FAST TIME AT LAT0N1A ♦ Mile Run in 1:36 3-5, a New Track Record for the Distance + Revenue Agent, the Record Breaker, Looms Up Dangerously and Gains More Admirers for the Latonia Derby—Alchemy Goes Three-Quarters in 1:10 1-5 ♦ LATONIA, Ky., June 19.— Gifford A. Cochrans Latonia Derby mainstay, Revenue Agent, loomed up a dangerous factor for the fixture to be decided June 28 and made himself popular with racegoers in this section by running the fastest mile that has ever been stagd over the Latonia track from a time standpoint. He circled the course in 1:36%. reducing by one-fifth second the time made by Sennings Park and St. Augustine, the joint holders of the track record. It was expected that Revenue Agent would be the victor of the race, for he was accorded confident support and his recent victory over Modest proved that he was in excellent fettle. . -•_ The field that Revenue Agent met today did not measure up to the standard of Modest, but the Cochran representative at times was forced to do his best to maintain his lead, for ,Just David was pressing him steadily during the first three-quarters and Lord Martin threatened strongly in the stretch. Hums suspension was responsible for Garner being astride Revenue Agent and he hustled him into the lead at once. Revenue Agent seemed to be sluggish at the outset, but a sharp cut of the whip caused him to instantly settled down to his tasw. Garner had no need for the whip after the first quarter, for Revenue Agent, going along steadily and saving much ground, was master of the situation at all stages. Lord Martins performance was a splendid one. He was distantly in the rear for three-quarters, but he came with a rush beginning the last quarter, after a close turn into the stretch, and standing hard riding, moved for-wardly fast and overhauled Just David in the last sixteenth. Corinth gave way in the stretch after having had a rough trip on the backstretch on account of being in close quarters. The race, which was exclusively for three-year-olds, brought to the post Latonia Derby eligibles, and was the outstanding number programmed on a good card. The intense heat, coupled with the lightn-ning-like track, brought about some fast racing. All the races, even in those where the more lowly contended, were run in almost track record time. The attendance again was of generous size, the sport highly entertaining and at times spectacular. SPARKLING DISPLAY OF SPEED. Alchemy, which as a two-year-cld ranked with the best cf the short distance racers of her age in these parts, gave a sparkling exhibition in the fourth race, a three-quarters dash, in which she spread-eagled her opponents and won with the utmost ease in the fast time of 1:10%, the second fastest that the distance has been raced in and exceeded only by Sweethearts 1:10, the present track record. Alchemy was greatly aided in her fast race by the dazzling pace in the early stages made by Easter Bells. The latter led for the first half mile and cov- ered that part of the distance in :45%. The first quarter he traversed in 22%. Alchemy was close in attendance and just before reaching the stretch she took command and from there en widened the distance between her and the others, ultimately winning eased up. Had she been allowed to continue through the stretch at top speed she would have probably raced in faster time than 1:10. Sanola raced in much better style than she has heretofore done in some of her most recent starts. She finished a game second and Magic Wand landed in third place. Easter Dells when tiring collapsed fust and he brought up in last place. The dozen maiden youngsters in the second race furnished an interesting contest, with Rosabella, ridden by Pool, triumphing by a short half length over Announcement, which had been the strongest contender from the start. Bit o Honey, coming with a good rush at the end, outstayed Every I ay frrr third place. Rosabella, was one of the more staunchly backed ones. QUEEN HARMING IN FRONT. Queen Charming, making her first start since racing at New Orleans, proved best of the ten that started in the opening dash, | but her margin of victory was a close one and had the race been at a little farther dis- tance Star Cudgel would have been a handy winner. He came from far back during the stretch run and was going gamest and fastest of all at the finish. It appeared that he had landed in second place, but the judges decided that Brookdale had lasted _» Continued on sixteenth page. I | ! ; ; J j ! | j I ■ ■ | ; I 1 LATONIAS FAST TIME Continued from first page. leng enough to retain second place. Queen Charming was the favored one"; with Brook-dale also coming in for substantial support in spite of the inexperienced Steinharts presence in the saddle. The youngster rodo her cleverly and saved much ground with her for the entire way. Daughter Dear was regarded as a factor in the race before the start, but she never figured seriously at any part of the contest. W. F. Knebelkamps Lady Astor furnished an upset in the third race, at a mile and seventy yards, bringing out seme of the better grade platers. She won out from Miss Meise after being far out of it. She was raced minus the blinkers she formerly carried and it seemed to work an advantage, for she came with a tremendous rush as if she liked her task. Make Up was a pronounced favorite and had no excuses for his defeat. He followed Sympathy and Miss Meise closely in the early stages and made a determined bid at the stretch turn, but, though easily overhauling the tiring Sympathy, could not head Miss Meise, which finished almost two lengths in back of I ady Astor. Rothermel added another purse to J. N. Camdens account when she led home a band of good two-year-old fillies in the sixth race. She drew out in the last eighth and won like a good one, Bignonia, under hard urging, being closest to her at the finish, with Miss Jennie in third place. The last named showed a fine turn of speed for half a mile, but thereafter she hegan tiring. Neat Girl created some excitement in the race by rearing and falling heavily while at the barrier and when the stirt was affected she wheeled and was left at the post. Fancy Free, racing in her best form, was a handy winner of the closing dash over Untried, with War Prize in third place. Considerable support developed for Fantoche, but that veteran was not in a running humor and he began badly and raced far off from the leaders for the entire way. i — i a __

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