Last Minute Details: Concluding Preparations for Latonias Opening Being Rushed, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-24


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LAST MINUTE DETAILS : Concluding Preparations for La- tonias Opening Being Rushed. Entire Corps of Officials on Hand -Expect Twelve to Start in Inaugural Handicap. LATONIA, Ky.f May 23. The arrival Thursday of the entire corps of officials added impetus to preparations for the opening of the thirty-seven day spring and early summer meeting of the Latonia Jockey Club on Saturday. The racing secretarys office buzzed with activity and the stewards Thursday afternoon began the business of approving or rejecting the applications of trainers, jockeys and stable attendants for licenses. The offices of Russell Sweeney, resident manager, also presented a busy aspect as last minute plans for opening day were being rushed to completion. The stands and clubhouse received their bi-ennial cleaning, the grounds were being put into presentable shape and the mutuel machines into working order. The only discordant note Thursday was sounded by the weather man. It rained off and on all day, although track officials still held out hopes for fair weather and a fast track Saturday. Entries for Saturdays program will close at the usual time, 10:30 a. m., and post time for the first race is scheduled for 2:15 p. m. Racing secretary W. H. Shelley has arranged an attractive supporting card for the Inaugural Handicap, which features. The twentieth running of the Inaugural, at a mile and a sixteenth, with ,500 added, will have as supplementary attractions the Lyking Valley Purse, worth ,000, at six furlongs, and the Eden Park Purse, worth 00, at five furlongs. Both allowance races, the Lyking Valley is for three-year-olds and -"Upward, and the Eden Park is for two-year-olds. The Inaugural is expected to draw a field of at least twelve, only one of which was given a workout Thursday. C. H. Fergusons Vitamin B., whose races at Churchill Downs stamped him a strong contender for Saturdays feature, was sent five-eighths over the slow track in 1:01. Most of the .other intended starters are expected to be given short "blowouts" Friday morning. Meanwhile, more horses continued to arrive at Latonia. Continued on thirty-second page. LAST MINUTE DETAILS Continued from first page. The stable which Mose Goldblatt brought here from Louisville was augmented Thursday morning by a consignment from New York. The additions to the string are Gay Monarch, Insomnia, Sycorex, Early Call and Sourdine, while those Goldblatt had at Churchill Downs are Mukluk, Field Day, Two Demand, Chi Chi, Brown Witch, Coffeecup, Gooseneck, The Immortal U. and Short Order. Jockey Dublin Taylor, the countrys leading rider for a time last year, will do the saddle work for the Goldblatt stable. Taylor, who did his first riding at Churchill Downs since he suffered a broken leg at New Orleans in December, is back in riding form and is out to regain his lost laurels. R. C. Utz, former trainer for the Fox-catcher Farms, also registered the horses he brought here from Maryland for himself and N. D. Orsano. They are Egeon, Dearzin, Swift Empress, Barbizon, My Maryland, My-seld and West Wayne. J. B. Respess has one of the most imposing strings at Latonia. Coming from his farm near Erlanger, Ky., they were registered as Summit Hill, Sweet Memories, Foot Lights, Colonial Lady, Golden Ray, Badge of Honor, Miracle Maid, Good Soldier, Bolo, Precious Maid, Sparkling Miss, Bold American, Snow Fairy, American Bell, Werks Tag, Boston Mary, Little Boston, Hildrum, Reptelle and Step Ahead. George Land has charge of the Respess racers. G. S. Morris also checked in with the horses he had at Louisville. This establishment is headed by the three-year-old First Entry, almost a certain starter in the Inaugural Handicap. The others are Jockwell, Hio, Gray Jack, Miss Subway, Ailene B., Water-Cure, Lovely Nettie, Knee Action and Fair Rochester. Jimmy Smith, former contract rider for E. R. Bradley, will make his debut as a trainer during the Latonia meeting. In his charge are two two-year-olds, Old Eli and Quiet Please, both eligibles for the Cincinnati Trophy. They are owned by F. S. Ballard and Barry Shannon, a new racing partnership. The horses of the Chappel Brothers arrived in charge of E. T. Miller. There are seven in this string: Double Shamrock, Rich Phil, Wanoah, Oriental Boot, Monks Gold, Chrysostle and Coral Wrack. Among other owners and trainers who checked in at Latonia are W. S. Rust, R. V. Elliott, James W. Lally, J. M. Rector, William Pope, N. Louden, R. A. Forsha, R. T. Runnels, T. M. Botts, F. Swain, C. Haines-worth, George Henze, R. A. Clark, F. W. Stanton, Frank Gehring, Jr., J. P. Hall, Fred Maddux, U. J. Hak, W. D. Covington, H. H. Temple, Jr., H. Trotsek, L. V. Bellew, Jr., J. Conway and Henry Forrest.

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