Field Day for J. N. Camden: His Colors Carried to Victory in Three of Tuesdays Races at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-17


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FIELD DAY FOR J. N. CAMDEN His Colors Carried to Victory in Three of Tuesdays Races at Latonia c Columbia, Rothermel and Graeme the Successful Standard BearersJockey L. McDermott Rides the First Two Graemes Fine Race, LATONIA, Ky., Sept 16. To former Senator Johnson N. Camden fell the outstanding honors of Latonias racing Tuesday, when representatives of his stable accounted for the three principal races carded. Their success was attained in impressive style and began v.hen Columbia, a neglected cne, beat home a crack band of sprinters and continued in succession when Graeme and Rothermel led home their respective opponents. Jockey L. McDermott shared in the triumphs, for he was astride Columbia and Rothermel. E. Pool liad the mount on Graeme. The latter, as well as Rothermel, was a proncunced favorite. The race won by Graeme, a mile dash, was the stellar offering in a monetary way and brought cut a quintet of good ones, including Laveen, Surf Rider, Hopeless and King Gorin II. Surf Rider essayed the early pacemaking, with Hopeless and Graeme in close pursuit. Graeme required considerable urging, for he seemed inclined to lag, but he buckled down to ghis task in earnest just before reaching the stretch and, holding Surf Rider, had enough to outstay the fast-finishing but weakly ridden Laveen. Rothermels victory was probably a lucky one, though she raced gamely enough for the entire way. Beauty Slave was probably best here, but Blinds timidity, as well as his inability to keep the filly from serving, caused her undoing. The third day of the Latcnia racing found the usual good attendance on hand and there was improvement in the speculation. Outstanding interest in the afternoons racing probably centered in "the fourth race, chiefly due to the presence in it of In Me-moriam. It was the first start of the year for the western champion of 1923 and curiosity was extensive as to how he would acquit himself. Many expected him to be the one most formidable of those called upon to repel the pretentions of the French champion, Epinard, in the International Special, over the mile and a quarter, that will be decided October 11, at the Latonia track. IN MEMORIAM DISAPPOINTS. In Memoriams showing was disappointing and it was patent that he was riot up to racing standard. In only one respect did he show a semblance of his last years form, his unruliness at the barrier. Aside from In Memoriams defeat, the race brought about the outstanding incident of the afternoon by the victory of Columbia, a maiden which scored impressively over the good band that took part here. The filly led for the entire way and held on gamely. Flowers of Love was possibly best in the race. She raced" impressively after having been kicked hard at the post by In Memoriam. She also began faulty. Pegasus finished third and at a longer distance would have been in second place. In Memoriam displayed brief speed. He was in front during the first sixteenth but after going half a mile he began falling: completely out of contention. The race will no doubt benefit him and his handlers were jubilant that he did not show any symptoms of lameness after the race. R. L. Bakers colors were again to the fore when Rondelle, grouped with others in the field, won a nose victory from Uproar in the opening race with Escapader a head in back and slightly in advance of Miss Rose-dale. There were twelve starters in the race, all of a so-called cheaper grade but they raced in close formation with Miss Rosedale and Rondelle the leaders. In the middle of the stretch there was a general closing up and a spirited battle to the finish ensued. Another stride Uproar would have been the victor. THE BADGER PROVES BEST. The Badger proved best of the dozen maidens that engaged in the second race and he, led for the entire way but it required a hustling ride on Harringtons part to keep him going long enough to outlast Old Slip, which gave him a stern tussle during the stretch racing but the final fifty yards found him tiring and he had his task to outstay the fast finishing Captain Martin. The latter races greenly and was a follower in the earlier part and had to go wide at the stretch turn but he came steadily when called on in the stretch and would have been second in a few strides more. Mamoud and Romany Rye raced well, bcth being close up at the finish. Plus Ultra racing in his best form had no difficulty to land the purse in the third raco from Coyne with Fantoche in third place. Coyne set out as if to make a runaway affair of it and succeeded at one stage of the going into a five length lead. Plus Ultra, however, caught him tiring in the last eighth and it was little effort on his part to canter the remainder of the way. Flower Shoj again sulked and after racing prominentlj for three-quarters began tiring thereafter.

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