Big Increase in Values: Latonia Championship of 1928 to Have 5,000 Added and an Estimated Total of 0,000, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-27


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BIG INCREASE IN VALUES Latonia Championship of 1928 to Have 5,000 Added and an Estimated Total of 0,000. LATONIA, Ky., June 25. The Latonia Championship Stakes, since its institution in 1919, has been among the most valuable of American turf prizes. Mad Hatter, the first winner, took down 5,000 as the victors share, while in 1923, when In Memoriam triumphed over Zev and My Own, the net value to the winner was 5,000. In other years the winners never received less than 2,000. Apparently the Kentucky Jockey Club is determined to make the Latonia Championship Stakes one of the niost coveted and richest of our three-year-old offerings, as well as a real championship test, as its name implies. For the 1929 running of this long distance fixture an increase of 0,000 in -added money is announced, thereby making the stake for that year of 5,000 added, with an estimated value of 0,000. Surely this should be tempting inducement to breeders and owners to name their foals of 1926, now yearlings, when entries close July 21. Another prominent autumn fixture to be increased in value is the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for 1928, which will" have 5,000 added, ,000 more- than 1n any previous year. The total estimated value of : this race is 0,000. This is for foals of 1926, now yearlings, which will be "two-year-bids when the stake is decided. Entries for this event also close on July 21.

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