Latonia Place of Beauty: Presents a Perfect Setting for Opening of Kentucky Fall Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-12


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LATONIA PLACE OF BEAUTY Presents a Perfect Setting for Opening of Kentucky Fall Racing. Racing Commission to Meet Today Officials On Hand Everything Ready for Glorious Meeting. LATONIA, Ky., Sept. 11. With a perfect setting for an auspicious opening, horsemen and others at Latonia are marking time until Saturday, when the fall racing in Kentucky is to be launched. Latonia, in its autumnal garb, is a thing of baauty. The park-like aspect instantly fills the eye of visitors and they are profuse in their praise for the landscapers who have designed the pleasing panorama. The plant itself is perfection and embodies every improvement of other racing courses. General interest in the coming meeting exceeds that of former years. The rich array of stakes that are listed for decision has attracted country-wide interest in the meeting, and the racing epic of the year, the Epinard Special, at a mile and a quarter, with the countrys best, is in itself an absorbing consideration, that will bring here thousands of devotees of the thoroughbred. General manager Matt J. Winn and his associates are leaving nothing undone to make the International Special No. 3 one of the outstanding racing features of all time in American racing history. The Kentucky State Racing Commission members will assemble at the Latonia clubhouse Friday noon, to transact such business as may. come before it. Prior to a meeting of the commission, the license committee will go over the applications of trainers and jockeys licenses. Officials that will serve at the Latonia meeting put in an appearance Thursday morning, all ready for the thirty-one days of racing. Judge Charles F. Price, assistant manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club, came from his home in Louisville, where he had been resting up since serving as presiding steward at the last Windsor meeeting. Stewards C. W. Hay, S. C. Nuckols and Elijah Hogg were also included in the list Continued on sixteenth page. LATONIA PLACE OF BEAUTY Continued from first page. of arrivals. Auditors H. C. Applegate and Roger Sullivan came over from Louisville. Other arrivals were starters Snyder and Hamilton. Their assistants have been here for some time schooling horses at the barrier. Clerk of the scales N. IT. McClelland and placing judge E. B. Webb were also arrivals. Gene Elrod, manager of the mutuel department, has been here for some time, perfecting details for the opening. Horses intended for the meeting continue to arrive in large numbers. The majority came from Lexington. These included the stables of II. P. Headley, in charge of Tommy Taylor; T. C. McDowell, in charge of Jack Howard, W. C. Goodloes and Col. W. E. Applegates, in charge of Clyde "Van Dusen, and the establishment of S. K. and John Nichols. The Headley consignment embraced only seven horses and included Hopeless, Es-capader, Elizabeth K, Pyroot, High Water and Pirouette. Eight others belonging to the stable, Rural Route, Almadel, Wuhu, Su-premus, Aviette, Old Slip, Country Princess and Aroma, which are now at Belmont Parle in care of W. Buford, are due here next Monday. Jockey Walter Taylor, the Head-ley stables contract rider, came over from Lexington. The stable that trainer Van Dusen brought comprised fifteen head, all ready to race. Van Dusen lias a couple of promising apprentices in Robert Bludeau and Richard Meade, who will both be given an opportunity to display their riding prowess at the coming meeting. The stable of Williams Brothers, which has been here for some time, includes ten horses and is headed by Reputation, the two- year-old that gave such good promise in the early spring racing. The colt is in splendid condition and according to his trainer, Pete Williams, will prove formidable in any company this fall. All of the nine head brought by Jack Howard arrived in good condition having been rested at Ashland farm since the last Latonia meeting. Jesse Spencer is a recent arrival from Lexington with seven horses. The only arrivals from Canada today was the stable of Ed Trotter. He brought five horses. Tho stables of Joe Umensetter and W. F. Poison are among others that , are training well. S. J. Kelley reports that his good two-year-old filly Cream Puff is in excellent fettle and ready to run to her best form.

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