Quince Garden First: Defeats Ten-Lac in Interesting Duel at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-18


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QUINCE GARDEN FIRST i Defeats Ten-Lec in Interesting Duel at Latonia. - i Colonel Wagner and Tender Seth in Battle Royal, Garners Riding Being Deciding Factor. j LiATONIA, Ky., Sept. 17. The three-quar- ters high priced claiming race, fifth on the program, brought out the best band of horses starting at the Latonia course today and furnished an interesting duel between c Quince Garden, an outsider, and Ten-L.ec. an extensively supported one. Braedalbane, the favorite, finished in third place, close to 1 the leading pair. J Earlier efforts of Quince Gardens owner, j II. Li. Baker, to withdraw the horse from s the race were unavailing. He could have r gotten out by the customary method of paying a forfeit, on this occasion amounting to , 7, but this the owner was reluctant to do. . The cause for the owners desire to absent the horse from the race was because of the heavy showers during the night, which left . the track muddy in the earlier morning hours. It improved steadily before race 1 time and was good for the afternoons racing. Quince Garden ran the three-quarters in . 1:12. Eight started in the race with , Braedalbane the one to show most speed . in the early stages with Quince Garden a close attendant and Ten-Lec a laggard. The latter also lost considerable ground as a result of being forced to go wide around the turns. She made a determined bid in the last sixteenth and was steadily wearing the winner down but he managed to hold on just long enough to get the verdict. Brae- , dalbane tired badly after showing the way to the last sixteenth. The Desha Breckinridge representative does not seem at his best and in both his starts here this fall has shown a tendency to retire when pressed hard. ENTHUSLVSM LACKING. Ideal weather again prevailed and it contributed to bringing out a good attendance but action was somewhat dull. The racing was spirited but failed to rouse much enthusiasm. One of the outstanding contests of the afternoon came with the running of the fourth race in which Colonel Wagner, a first time starter this year and Tender Seth, which has probably started oftener than any other horse this year, raced on practically even terms from the start and finished heads apart with Colonel "Wagner the winner. The latter was supported with rare confidence and was expected to win off. It was a close shave for his staunch backers. Garner on the winner rode in his old time form and it contributed to Colonel "Wagners success. The introductory dash which brought to the post six starters furnished an upset when Harry B., showing a vastly improved performance over his start of the opening day, got home to win from the favorite, R. E. Clark, by a head. It. E. Clark beat Ruby for second place. The start for the race favored Ruby. She appeared to have a big bulge on the others in the breakaway and she made up the advantage by forcing R. E. Clark to maintain a fast pace to keep up with her. Harry J3. was considerably benefited as a result of the suicidal tactics of the leaders and coming with a rush at the stretch turn steadily overhauled R. E. Clark after the latter had disposed of Ruby. The other three were never serious contenders. CROWDING CAUSES FALL. The mile and seventy yards produced a fall, luckily attended by no injury and came as a result of the crowding when the field raced closely grouped to the first turn. D. Jones on Rapid Traveler was the victim to get off with a shaking up. Colored Boy was the victor in the race with Jupiter in second place and Opulent following. The latter was the favored one but suffered a rough journey. Colored Boy and Jupiter were lucky to avoid the interference and dominated the running for the entire way. Colored Boy passed Jupiter in the stretch but was again forced to do his best to retain leadership when Jupiter came again strongly in the last sixteenth. Lady Finnell was one of the lucky ones to get away forwardly in the third race, engaging a band of maiden fillies and she won from Ada Blaokjack which had the better of the send off. Twilight Hour landed in third place after having closed an immense gap. She possibly would have won the race with an equal start Backbiter, another that was practically left at the post, showed a winning performance for he closed an immense gap in the last quarter under an indifferent ride. Half of the field here had I little chance because of the poor start Menifee was the outstanding favorite in the sixth and he was lucky to get home in 1 front for Mr. Pepp was pressing him closely j as was Balboa. The trio fought it out spir-! itedly all during the last sixteenth. It marked tho second victory that Menifee has scored at this meeting and likewise it was his second start in his racing career. Lloyd Gentrys Pretty Politician proved best in the final race. She was. the recipient of some - confident support and made good in handy manner after shaking off Kit in the stretch. Kit for a period in the stretch threatened strongly but near the end had to be urged hard to outstay Post Dis-. patch.

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