Platers Have Inning: Cheaper Horses Monopolize Program at Popular Latonia Track, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-29


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PLATERS HAVE INNING Cheaper Horses Monopolize Program at Popular Latonia Track. Ding Bin Scores in Best Race on Card Mack Garner Shows Brilliant Form. LATONIA, Ky., May 28. There was no special feature at Latonia today and, with the lack of higher grade performers, the card was given over to those of the lower classes, with six of the events having the claiming clause attached. Sprinters, three years old and over, occupied the feature position. The six furlongs dash brought" together seven of the useful type and resulted in a popular victory when Ding Bin carried the F. L. B. Stables colors to a hard-fought victory, downing W. E. Smiths Left Wing by a neck. A nose farther back, Mrs. Milton Reisers Peacock Blue dropped into third place half a length before Billy Jones. Double Nugget, Miss T. and Pete ODonnell completed the field. Double Nugget raced to the front soon after the start and carried on with good courage for three-eighths and. was holding a slight advantage when jockey G. Smith brought Ding Bin to the front with a rush. While passing to the front the ultimate winner forced Double Nugget to. pull up. This seemed to disturb the Riddle gelding, which refused to extend himself thereafter, and as the race progressed he dropped back rapidly and finished fifth, well beaten. As they drove to the finish there was a rush to the fore by the laggards, and as Ding Bin tired Left Wing staged his belated rush and was cutting into the advantage of the winner. Ideal weather and track conditions lured another large crowd to the picturesque Latonia track. Sallie Gray, an overwhelming choice to win the first race, vindicated the judgment of her. admirers when she romped to an easy victory covering the three-quarters in Continued on thirty-third page. PLATERS HAVE INNING Continued from first page. 1:13 and won by two lengths under mild reserve. The oontest for the place award was more exacting for Earl Baker, which accounted for that part of the purse when he staggered to the end barely a nose in advance of Yantis, which closed strongly after making up ground. Rolanda, of which much was expected, finished fourth. Maiden three-year-olds and older made the contest in the second race, which resulted in a well-earned victory for J. C. Milams Our Manager, which, under the guidance of Mack Garner, came to the end of the three-quarters with one and a half lengths separating him from the favored Hazy Autumn. Donna Bettina accounted for third money. The- winner acted badly at the post and, refusing to, remain in the stall gate, was responsible for the delay. However, Garner had him away in the first flight and after following the pace to the stretch, took command and was never in danger thereafter. The start for the third race was delayed when Miss Rebeck became unmanageable. She galloped around the track twice, giving a good exhibition of dodging, getting away several times when cornered by the outrider and trackmen. Outrider Moran eventually caught her and her.irider remounted. This was another contest for maidens, a split of the second race, and also, went to the stable of J. C. Milam, who won the other division. The victory also marked a double for Mack Garner, who will begin his ten-day suspension Wednesday. M. Gold-blatts Mukluk raced to second place, while third went to John Marcum, which set most of the early pace. Mack Garner, veteran of many years, who was turned adrift by the Brookmeade Stable this year, still possesses plenty of riding ability. These talents were obvious during the running of Tuesdays Latonia program, when the veteran drove home three winners in the second, third and fourth races. Having previously scored a double for the J. C. Milam stable, he stretched his victories to three when he brought Edward R. Bradleys Bustanybody to the line of finish one length to the good in the fourth race. Maintenance, under the red and green colors of W. F. Knebelkamp, gave the Bradley colt a good battle, but was not quite good enough. Prince Danny, representing the St. Louis Stable, was third, finishing three lengths in front of Autumn Leaves, which showed the way to Gooseneck and Miss Sunset, rounding out the field of six. Another favorite made good when J. W. Parrishs Morlute accounted for the sixth race, in which he proved best of five others of his age which raced five-eighths. F. Fernandez was on the winner and drove him to the end two lengths before Dora May, while Sweet Susan came from last place to take the third award. This was a division of the .fourth race, which also engaged juveniles. 4

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