Latonia Cup Winner: Altawood Carries off Coveted Race Vanquishing May Play, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-28


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LATONIA CUP WINNER Altavvood Carries Off Coveted Race Vanquishing My Play. His Performance a Sparkling One Captain Hal Takes Fort Thomas Handicap. LATONIA, Ky., Sept 27. C. Bruce Heads Altawood, the sturdy three-year-old that has figured prominently but unsuccessfully in some of the stellar races run this year on Kentucky tracks, finally came into his own when he vanquished the redoubtable My Play, own brother to Man o War, in the Latonia Cup, of two miles and a quarter, carrying a net value of ,025 to the victor in addition to a magnificent silver cup. Only four started in the race. Wild Life and Altawood being coupled by virtue of an interest that Mr. Head owns in Wild Life. The race was an interesting one throughout and held the big crowds attention for the entire way. Altawood was entrusted to L. McDermotts care and that jockey rode with rare judgment, keeping his mount striding freely and giving him the full benefit of the fast pace that My Play was forcing pursued by Bob Tail. It was only in the last three-quarters that McDermott gave Altawood free play and he moved up boldly to the eladers. He displaced Bob Tail readily out of second place but Schuttinger, on My Play, sensing the danger of the fast coming Altawood rode his mount vigorously and for a brief period held Altawood level but the latter would not be denied and continuing jn game style and fast, as the. last quarter of the race in :24 shows, he wore down My Play and near the end was drawing out decisively. My Play was far in advance of Wild Life which raced by Bob Tail with ease in the last eighth. The time of the race, 3 :49, equals the two mile and a quarter track record made by Radio when he carried 100. Altawoods showing bordered on the brilliant and it is doubtful if there is a horse in the country that would not have given way to his sensational last half-mile rush. LARGEST CROWD OF MEETING. The twin stake bill of the Latonia Cup and the Fort Thomas Handicap, coupled with an offering that brought every notable racing star here into contest attracted by far the largest crowd that has been at the track at this meeting. The sport bordered on sen. sational and was thoroughly enjoyed by the big throng. The Fort Thomas Handicap of ,2G0 net to the winner resulted in victory for Captain Hal, racing in the interest of A. A. Kasire. The colt displayed extreme speed, the fastest performance by a two-year-old at this meeting and continuing gamely to the end he held his opponents safe to win well under restraint from Blue "Warbler. The latter coupled with Buttin In ruled a big favorite in the race. Blue Warbler was always a prominent contender but her hard effort in the stretch was futile for the winner held her safe at all times. Buttin In never figured seriously in the result. The speedy Reputation and Menifee were closest in pursuit of Captain Hal in the first half mile but both quit badly when the stretch was reached. Annihilator came with a good rush in the stretch and had little difficulty to land in third place. Rural Route, a slow beginner, was up in time to finish fourth and thereby save her starting and entrance fees. BLACK GOLD BRILLIANTLY. The Kentucky Derby winner, Black Gold, thrilled the big crowd with a impressive victory in the sixth race, which he won handily after he had seemed hopelessly out of it. It was an old time Black Gold performance and while he came out of the race slightly sore, he looms up as a strong factor for International special honors on October 11. He was far out of it for half a mile in todays race, the speedy ones, Right on Time, Postillion and Col. Labold having it between themselves to the stretch turn, where Black Gold began looming up strong and going fast. When straightened for the stretch he sprinted fast and overhauled the leaders in a flash and won well under restraint Col. Labold held Postillion safe in the last sixteenth. Ten-Lec tired when thb real hard racing began. Bradleys Toney, which was transferred after his last victory to the S. N. Holman stable, repeated the victory he scored recently and won from Braedalbane with Bobs Mary in third place. Braedalbane was the leader here and in the last eighth, after shaking off Pindar Peel, he seemed to have the race won, but Bradleys T5ney, coming with a good rush headed him fifty yards from the ! finish and was drawing out steadily

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