Forty-Second Running of Latonia Debby: Twelve Aristocratic Three-Year-Olds Named as Prospective Contestants, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-28


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FORTY-SECOND RUNNING OF LATONIA DERBY i s Twelve Aristocratic Three -Year - Olds Named as Prospective Contestants Black Gold Loses Prestige and Chilhowee Supplants Him as Reigning Favorite -Revenue Agent, Beau Butler and Modest Will Not Lack Admirers Great Race and ...I Record Attendance Predicted I The Latonia Derby will be run today for the forty-second consecutive year. It was first -known as the Hindoo Stakes and run as such from 1883 to 1886 inclusive. In 1887 the name was changed to the present one. It has always been run at the true Derby distance, one mile and a half. Like the Kentucky Derby and other noted fixtures run in the Blue Grass state, the Latonia Derby began in a modest way and in the early years the prizes for the winners were small in comparison to the present-day stake values. However, the money offered back in the eighties was sufficient to tempt the horsemen of that time to send their best three-year-olds to Latonia and the names of some of the most brilliant race horses of the American turf are found among the winners and placed horses of the Latonia Derby. The first winner of this noted race was Leonatus, which also won the Kentucky Derby. Others to duplicate this feat of Leonatus, winning both Derbys, were Kingman, in 1891; Halma,; 1895; Ben Brush, 1896; Lieutenant Gibson, 1900; Elwood, 1904, and Sir Huon, 1906. There were many Kentucky Derby winners of other years that attempted to capture both prizes but failed, notably of recent years George Smith, Exterminator and Behave Yourself.. This race has always been considered a severe test of thoroughbred stamina and Colonel Matt Winn,-general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club, had offered greater inducements to owners to have their best three-year-olds prepared for such a contest by increasing the added money to 5,000 this year, thereby insuring the forty-second winner of the Latonia Derby the greatest monetary return in the history of the race, and should Black Gold repeat his Kentucky Derby success an additional ,000 will go to his owner, Mrs. R. M. Hoots of Oklahoma. This: latter inducement has been offered of late years, but the Kentucky Jockey Club has not been called upon to pay it. - STAR FIELD FOR THE LATONIA DERBY PP. Horse. Wt. Jcckey. Trainer. Owner. 1 Polo Ground .... 114 W.S.Walker J. E. Madden 2 Mcdest ..118 B. Kennedy. .J. F. Schorr .E. B. McLean : 3 Lord Martin ....118 H. Stutts K. Spsnce. ...... .Audley Farm Stable 4 Revenua Agent 118 D. Hum. ... .C. H. Shilling G.A.Cochran. 5 Giblon 118 E. Pocl C. W. Riedinger. .C. W. Riedinger 6 Dazzler 118 J. Corcoran.. C. Phillips Greentree Stable 7 King Gorin H 118 M. Garner P. Coyno P.Coyne 8 Black Gold ....126 J. D. Mooney.H. Webb Mrs. R. M. Hoots 9 Beau Butler 118 L. Lyke H. J. Thompson.. E. R. Bradley 10 Chilhowee .118 L. McDermott.J. C. GaJaher Gallahsr Bros. 11 Bourbon Boy 118 W. Lilley. . . ."P. Coyne A. Board r 12 Mr. Muit ...........118 J. Merimee... A. B. Gordon H.C.Fisher LATONIA, Ky., June 27. Twelve aristocrats of the running turf have been named to go to the post at Latonia Saturday afternoon to struggle for the fame and fortune that goes with tha winning of the forty-second running of the 5,000 Latonia Derby, one of the richest of American races for three-year-clds. The distance of the race is one mile and one-half, the accepted true Derby distance. Good judges pronounce the field that has been named to participate in Saturdays renewal of this famous race to be the finest from the standpoint of uniform quality in the history of the event and a wonderful contest is anticipated. The field is of comfortable proportions and possibly will retain its full strength if the track is fast for the running of the race. But even if there should happen to be one or two withdrawals the race will not lose in attractiveness. Horses whose racing is usually confined to the West outnumber considerably those from the eastern tracks and indications point strongly to a western horse being installed favorite, while- 8 the general opinion is that the winner will be of western ownership. In all probability Chilhowee will absorb most cf the speculation, while Revenue Agent and Beau Butler will both have a formidable following. Horsemen are of the opinion that one of this trio will triumph. There are others named, however, whose chances are not to be denied and among these are Modest, Lord Martin and Mr. Mutt, all of which will have their host of supporters. Black Gold will also come in for considerable attention, but in view of his disap-. pointing race of a few days ago the Hoots colts chances of winning are not considered very bright. He will have to carry a penalty for his victory in the Kentucky Derby. Polo Ground and King Gorin II. were the only starters to be given pre-Derby trials Friday morning. Bourbon Boy was given his final workout when he started in Fridays fifth race. Polo Ground was galloped a mile. in 1:50, while King Gorin II. went a similar distance in 1:48. If all twelve of the horses named overnight go to the post, the race will have a gross value of 1,375, of which the winners, net portion will be 5,850. The second horse" will receive ,000; the third will earn ,500. Continued on thirteenth pase. 42ND LATONIA DERBY Continued from first page. and the fourth 50. Should Black Gold be the winner he will receive an additional ,000 for having been victor in the Kentucky Derby. While the Latonia Derby overshadows all other offerings for the day, the Cincinnati Trophy is net without a full measure of interest, as the fixture brings to the post some of the best in the juvenile division here. It is expected to furnish a rousing duel between the contenders and the result should go a long way toward clarifying the western championship. It is the first race for youngsters at the three-quarters distance this year in these parts. The post positions and jockeys in the field follow: P.P. Horse. Wt. Jockey. 1 Step Along 119 2 Lee O. Cotner 119 L. McDermott 3 Pas Seul .127 1,. McDermott 4 Kublai Khan 115 E. Pool 5 Oh Susanna 109 B. Harvey 6 Bill Strap 112 L. Lyke 7 Flying Ebony 119 D. Hum 8 Kitty Pat 124 E. Martin 9 Sweep Park 124 B. Kennedy 10 Brave Bob 115 H. Stutts 11 Annihilator 115 M. Garner 12 Betelgueso 115 E. Blind 13 Captain Hal 112 F. Thorndyke 14 Lass o Mine 109 W. Kelsay

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