Here and There on the Turf: And Now the Third Special Racing Scene Changes. Glowing Miami Reports. Weights for the Continental, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-01


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. I 3 1 Here and There 2 on the Turf : 3 -: 4 And Now the Third Special. "5 Racing Scene Changes. 6 Glowing Miami Reports. Weights for the Continental. 1 Ladkin and Epinard are on their .way to Latonia. Victor and vanquished are traveling companions to ths course of the Kentucky Jockey Club, where they are to battle again. This time it is over a mile and a quarter dis- i tance for 0,000 in added money and an appropriate trophy. This will be ths supreme race of the three that brought Epinard to this country and he will have his opportunity to wipe out his defeats at Belmont Park and Aqueduct. ; Epinard will find others than Ladkin op: posing him at Latonia. He will meet Sarazen. i ths great three-year-old gelding that bears the silks of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt III.s Fair Stable, while the best of the Kentuckians will be ar-. rayed against him when he goes to the post. And that Kentucky hand is sure to be a strong one. Altawood readily bzat My Play, winner of the Jockey Club Geld Cup at Belmont Park, while Black Gold has shown that he is coming back to the form that carried him to victory in the Kentucky Derby in the spring. My Play will doubtless be in the field to endeavor to wipe out his defeat in the Latonia Cup and there are others that have been undergoing a careful preparation for the race. Epinard will have to be at his best in the running of the third race and his showing Saturday leaves little doubt of his condition. The additional quarter, taking a line through his showing Saturday, will -be to his advantage and on that race he will have more friends at Latonia than he has had in either of his previous races in this country. Of course one is prone to look on these races as one against many when Epinard is the sole representative of the French turf, while we have several, but thus far there has been no complaint, of that kind from the Wertheimer stable. Mr. Wertheimer, Eugene Leigh and Everett Haynes have all shown a fine sporting spirit all through by absolutely refusing to make any excuses for the two defeats of Epinard. In both races it would have bezn possible for the invaders to offer a complaint, but they know they have a colt that needs no excuses and he has already proved himself so magnificently, that no matter what the result of the race on October 11, he will be remembered as one of the best horses that ever graced an 1 American race course. The racing for Wednesday marks a change . of scene for the sport in New York when the . racing moves over to the Jamaica course of the Metropolitan Jockey Club, for a thirteen days meeting that will continue until October 15. , For an opening feature the offering is the mile and a sixteenth of the Interborough Handicap i for three-year-olds and over, while the other : races offer a fitting setting for the feature. . The book of the meeting is a decidedly attractive - one and many of the stabhs have been i reserved for what is to be offered. This meeting - and that to follow at the Yonkers track c of the Empire City Racing Association, brings s racing in New York to a close for the year, , except for the two days of November racing I that will be offered by the United Hunts Racing Association at Belmont Park. There is strong opposition to both of these e meetings in Maryland and Kentucky, where e the money offerings are of more importance, ., but there will be no lack of good horses to 1 . . , i : . - i - c s , I e e ., finish out the racing in New York auspiciously. The present meeting at Havre de Grace is to continue until October 4 and the Laurel meeting will begin October 7 to continue until November 1. This is followed in turn by the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico from November 3 to November 15 and Bowie winds up the fall season in Maryland with its meeting from November 17 to November 29. In Kentucky ths Latonia racing will be fol- lowed by Churchill Downs from October 23 to November 8, and the sport in that state comes to an end with the Lexington meeting from November 11 to November 22. That carries the sport along to the winter racing at Havana and New Orleans and, with Miami having its initial meeting in January of next year, it is readily seen that the winter racing is sure to have a greater importance than ever before. Verily the chances for the thoroughbred are growing and racing flourishes from one end of the year to the other. Glowing reports continue of what may be expected in a racing wa ywhen the new Miami track throws open its gates next January. This playground of the south has come to ah ex-3 vagant popularity during the past ten years and the racing promises to give it an altogether new importance with the tourists as well as the native residents. The track is the last word in modern race course construction and the various plans for the comfort and convenience of the patrons are ideal. There will be regular race trains from Miami, as well as Palm Beach and other adjacent points, while there are numerous automobile routes to the course. Another arrangement that will be welcomed by the horsemen is the opportunity to ship horses direct from Baltimore to Miami. This is an ideal method of transportation for the thoroughbreds and it will doubtless be patronized liberally. Applications that have already been made for stabling leave no doubt of both quantity and the quality of horses that will furnish the entertainment. Better hors;s will be kept in training than ever before and it is the intention to make the purses commensurate with the clas3 of the horses that are to be raced. The coming of G. H. Keene to train the horses of J. E. Widener will be a distinct gain to New York and a decided loss to Kentucky. Mr. Keens, in his long years of useful endeavor on the turf, has" developed many a good one and with the Widener horses he will have "tools" worthy of his skill as a conditioner. While "Ham" Keene has devoted most of his energies to Kentucky, he is well known and respected by the New York trainers and he will have a hearty welcome when he joins the eastern colony of trainers. It is probable that the Continental Handicap, to be run at Jamaica Saturday will not see any of the top weights under colors. This is a mile and an eighth race for three-year-olds and over, to which the Metropolitan Jockey Club adds ,000. Grey Lag remains at the top of the list, but he is out of training. Zev is next, but is not expected to go to the post. My Play, third on the list, is at Latonia and will probably be kept there until after the running of the third International Special, on October 11. Ladkin is also at Latonia, as is Wise Counsellor. This takes the handicap down to old Mad Hatter, in under 122 pounds. It is possible the old fellow wiH be raced and to top the handicap. He is followed by Spot Cash at 120 pounds and the others are all, scaled below that notch. But there are plenty of lower weights to givt promise of a high-class race.

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