One of Greatest Races: Unanimous Opinion of Third International Run at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-14


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ONE OF GREATEST RACES Unanimous Opinion of Third International Run at Latonia. All Participants Come Out of Contest In Fino Condition No Mishaps or " " Excuses for Epinard. - LATONIA, Ky., Oct. 13. The running of the International Special, Saturday, was still a- favorite, topic of conversation among turf enthusiasts, owners and trainers. The opinion was unaminous that it was one of the best contests ever witnessed on an American track. It was also unanimous that the winner was best; that Epinard had no mishaps in the race and that hi3 defeat was clear cut and clean. If anything, he was favored in the race by good riding he had and the amount of ground he saved -for the entire way by staying close to the inner rail throughout. Jockey Haynes expressed himself on this point and said that he was lucky to have finished in second place. Those who witnessed the race closely and critically were of the same opinion and: argue that if Altawood had not been momentarily halted when he swerved into Mad Play, that colt would have been the one to land in second place. Mad Play was possibly a sufferer from the bumping also, but jockey Fator thought otherwise and said "Altawood struck me glancing and did not cause my horse any loss of ground, but the bump cost Altawood second place for he was coming with a rush when he was checked by the contact with Mad Play." All the horses that engaged in the race came out of their record-breaking contest in fine condition. Sarazen, the winner, departed for Maryland, where he has several stake engagements-that he will fill. Wise Counsellor, which failed to start in the big race, also went to Maryland where he is intended to be a starter in some of the stakes there. Epinard is still here. His future campaigning is still in abeyance. He may be shipped to start in Maryland and he , may be sent to New York to rest until he is shipped back to France about November 15. Ladkin has come out of his lameness. He was on the track galloping this morning. Mad Play is an intended starter in the Latonia Championship Stakes next Saturday. There was surprise over the dull showing of Chilhowee and Princess Doreen. Chilhowee retired after three-quarters and it was disappointing to his admirers when he dropped out of the picture so completely. Princess Doreen seemed to lack the great speed she displayed in her preliminary trials. There is talk of a return meeting of the stars that engaged in the International specials in a feature race to be held at Louisville. General Manager Matt J. Winn, of the Kentucky Jockey Club, is receptive to any sporting like proposition that the owners may have in view and which will afford the patrons of Churchill Downs an opportunity to see the best there is in turfdom in action. So far, however, there has been nothing definite decided on.

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