Chilhowee Captures Latonia Derby: Scores Brilliant Victory in Fast Run Race and a Thrilling Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-29


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CHILHOWEE CAPTURES LATONIA DERBY i 1 . Scores Brilliant Victory in Fast Run Race and a Thrilling Finish Beats Giblon by Smallest of Margins, with Black Gold Closing Immense Gap to Earn Third Place Unbeaten Sweep Park Winner of Cincinnati Trophy LATONIA, Ky., June 28. Before an attendance that taxed the capacity of the picturesque Latonia race course, Gallaher Bros. Chilhowee triumphed in the forty-second Latonia Derby, carrying a net value to the winner of 5,600. His margin of victory was of the slightest, not over inches. C. W.-Riedingers Giblon finished in second place and Black Gold third. The latter, after sulking and seemingly destined to be as badly beaten as he was in his previous race, came with a tremendous rush through the stretch and overhauled Lord Martin for third money. The finish was one of a nerve-testing variety that left the people in the big throng wild after the excitement and suspepse. There have been many stirring battles in the long history of the race and in a number of instances a superior horse to Chilhowee has been hailed the victor, but never before has j the race been attended with such a tense windup as prevailed this afternoon. Eleven of the twelve entered faced the starter, Bourbon Boy being the only absentee. The big crowd was impartial with favor, all the starters coming in for generous support. The general impression pre-yailedJatit, was ope ofthebestnatched f ieldstliareverfesEea meUe" at "the mile and a half distance. Chilhowee began with the leaders and in the first quarter sprinted into a good lead, to be increased later, before the three-quarters cf a mile had been concluded, to six lengths. Giblon and Revenue Agent alternated in second place for a mile. At this juncture Revenue Agent began faltering and it left Giblon in pursuit of the leader. Black Gold appeared in a sulky mood going to the post and during the earlier period of the race he refused completely to extend himself. He was so far out of it after going three-quarters that he was no longer an object of interest to even his supporters, who began centering then on Chilhowee and the struggle that was to come if the Gallaher Bros. representative should weaken. BLACK GOLDS GREAT FINISn. Gradually Giblon was moving forward to the leader and just before the stretch turn was reached Lord Martin also made a game bid. Chilhowee was being urged hard in the last eighth, but despite McDermotts best efforts he was steadily giving way to Giblon. The latter was next to the inner rail and going a straight course, whereas Chilhowee in the last sixteenth was inclined to swerve out under the strain. While the pair were staging their desperate duel Black Gold loomed suddenly with a terrific rush. He had been back in the ruck just beginning the stretch run, but he literally flew through the stretch and. closing an immense gap, wore down Lord Martin for third place. He was going the fastest at the end and had the race been at a greater distance he would have beaten the leaders. Giblon. for finishing second, received ,000. Black Gold, in addition to taking down ,500, won back some of his lost laurels that he shed by his bad race last Monday. Lord, Martin took down 50 for finishing fourth. Mr. Mutt and Polo Ground raced disappointingly. Polo Ground particularly was always, clear out of it. IDEAL RACING CONDITIONS. The ideal weather and the prospects of witnessing some interesting sport was an irresistible magnet to draw one of the largest crowds of the year to Latonia. While., there have been larger gatherings at the beautiful and picturesque course, never has enthusiasm been greater. The big throng was on holiday bent and it gave voice of approval to the fine, sport wtihout stint. The contenders in the different finishes were cheered lustily and prolongingly. There were many first-time visitors, also many notable ones. Some were from nearby cities and some from afar. All seemed to find wholesome enjoyment in their outing. The Cincinnati Trophy, worth ,540 net to the winner, was won by the unbeaten Sweep Park, which triumphed over Bill Strap, the secondary string of the Idle. Hour. Farm entry. Incidentally it marked the fourth victory for the filly owned and bred by E. Gay Drake. Eleven of the fleetest youngsters In these parts started in the race, with the Idle Hour Farm entry. Lee O. Cotner, Flying Ebony, Pas Seul and Annihilator, all coming in for considerable attention. They began in good alignment, with Sweep Park promptly going into the lead, pursued closely by Step Along and Betelguese. Lee Continued on sixteenth page. CHILHOWEES DERBt Continued fnai first page. O. Cotner, with his customary slowness, left the post tardily and was in last place when the field straightened out, but he displayed a high Hight of speed and was into a contending position before the first quarter had been traversed. Bill Strap had been away well but his rider got him caught in a jam and began taking him back, ultimately to-ride him. around the others. Sweep Park shook off her nearest followers and only had Flying Ebony and Lee O. Cotner as a menace in the last eight. Flying Ebony began tiring in the next sixteenth and just then Bill Strap loomed up with a good rush. He continued gamely but Sweep Park held him safe and won by more than a length. After the finish of this race acting-governor Perry presented owner E. Gay Drako with the ornate trophy that went to the winner. The opener found Miss Mischief the winner, but her success was the result of Hunter being stricken with a hemorrhage just when his chances of winning appeared best. He was leading at the time of the mishap with little more than an eighth to go. His elimination gave Miss Mischief, which had been following him closest, the command and she had little difficulty outstaying Lady Marian. The latter began slowly and raced all around the others at the stretch turn. Shining Gold, another outsider, finished in third place before Star Cudgel, another slowly beginning one. Twelve maiden three-year-olds and over made the second contest and it resulted in victory for Erne, a first-time starter this year, which showed a high flight of speed from the. start and ran the three-quarters in He was followed home by Be ginners Luck, with the favorite, Magic Wand, in third place, barely outstaying Gorget for that portion of the purse. Magio Wand kept up with the pace in the first half mile, but began tiring steadily in the stretch, though he outgamed Gorget right at the end. Beginners Luck broke tardily, but she gained steadily after settling in her stride and was going the gamest at the end.

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