Two Jockeys in Trouble: Mclure and Powers Are Under Suspension at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-06


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TWO JOCKEYS IN TROUBLE. MCLURE AND POWERS ARE UNDER SUSPENSION AT LATONIA. Steeplechase Race Looks Bad to the Judge3 Kokomos Unusual Stunt Lady Arion a Kicker Lee Is Cautioned. ; Cincinnati, O., July 5. The . Latonia judges threw a bombshell into the jumping brigade today when, after the running of the steeplechase handicap, they indefinitely suspended McClure, rider of Dell Leath, and T. Powers, rider of John Dillon. These two horses were coupled in the betting, seemingly outclassed the others and had public support, but for some reason their prices went up, while Class Leader was backed from sonic quarter until post time, when the books were deluged with commissions on liini. Class Leader trailed WelKir-lields and Dell Leath closely until over the seventh jump, where he forged into the leal and was never seriously threatened thereafter, winning in a common canter from Pete Vinesrar. John Dillon, which had been kept far back almost throughout, finished third. The handling of Dell Leath was listless, fa addition to the suspension, both riders had their badges taken away. The steeplechase was the feature of a poor card that furnished only ordinary sport. Colloquy and Devout were the only winning favorites, but as three well-backed choices finished first, the bookmakers did not lay up much. After finishing second thirteen times, J. C. .Milam managed lo annex a purse when his Ouardl lauded the closing race. Iii the fifth race T. II. Ryans Kokomo, running in a forward position and at top speed, after golug , three furlongs, suddenly wheeled, unseated D. Austin and jumped the outer fence. Neither jockey nor horse was hurt. A fractious lot faced the starter in the opening race and they were kept at tne poar ten minutes. During that time Lady Arion kicked Queen Caroline and cut one of her legs. Veterinary surgeon Keogh was summoned by W. II. Fizer to examine Plantland after the running of yesterdays stake. He .reported that the horse had fractures of two upper ribs from being kicked while at the post. Roy Cassady, trainer for J. C. Ferriss, Jr., will leave tomorrow night for Saratoga with St. Volma, Potash and Prince Ahmed. Jockey Lee was cautioned after his victory on Margaret Randolph that crowding in future races would cost him a stilt line. Ho interfered with Pleasant View Belle in the final furlong. Judge Hoppers investigation of the running of Stone Street in yesterdays opening race was terminated today when he received word from a veterinary that the horse was sore. Steeplechase Jockey Hughes was deprived of his badge and put out of the grounds today for being under the influence of liquor. Manners, Port Warden, King Esta, Chcrne and War Wheel arrived from the Gerst farm ht Nashville today.

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