Good Racing at Latonia: Redgauntlet Takes the Feature Race Before a Big Assemblage, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-08


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GOOD RACING AT LATONIA. RED GAUNTLET TAKES THE FEATURE RACE BEFORE A BIG ASSEMBLAGE. Wintergreen Wins the Handicap for Two-Year-Olds Review Case Again Postponed No Extension of tho Meeting. 1 Cincinnati. O.. November 7. The second largest attendance of the present meeting was on hand this afternoon to witness the racing. Secretary Maginu had arranged a diversified card, which included two handicaps, one at a mile and a furlong and one for two-year-olds at five and a half furlongs. Both attracted some good horses and spirited contests. Favorites fared well, four choices proving successful. As a result of the successes of the choice.-? the fifteen layers experienced the worst session of the present meeting. T. I. Hayes Redgauntlet proved best in the feature race and won by a good margin, the contention at the end coming from the outsider. Financier, which showed a smart performance by easily overtaking Gliding Belle In the stretch drive for second place. Old Honesty again ran disappointingly and trailed the leading trio. The two-year-old hau-dicip went to J. B. Respew speedy Wlntergreen. which led for the entire trip and beat Mabel Henry. All Red. the top weight, was not good enough to concede the weight set. but recorded a. splendid performance by outstaying Alice for third place in a sharp last furlong drive. The only unpleasant feature of the afternoon came with the running of the fifth -race, when Please forced Director to a hard drive to get up in Uie last stride. In her last previous start, when favorite. Please ran a distant last in company that was inferior to that she met today. The judges made an inquiry as to her poor showing on that occasion ami seemingly were satisfied with the explanation her trainer advanced. In the light of her good per formance today she can be at least put down as an in-and-out nicer. Orena was made thc medium of a betting coup in the third race and made good in decisive style after leading throughout. The backers or the filly were extremely lucky, however, to land their wagers, as had Palamon got away with the others, he would have won and showed It by finishing a nose back of Warner Griswell for second place. Alma Dufour. meeting with no interference today, made a show of her opposition in thc closing race and came away in the stretch from Water Cooler and The Shaughrauri in a canter. Home Run again disappointed by failing to land the opening race, for which he was the favorite. Buttons, coming with a rush in the last furlong, beat him to the finish by a big margin. Official announcement was made this afternoon that there would be no extension of Latonia racing and the meeting here is scheduled to close on Saturday next. The announcement was given out tonight on account of numerous requests from horsemen at eastern tracks for definite information concerning an extension. Fred Gerhardy. secretary of the Almendarcs track in Havana, was an arrival this afternoon and was besieged for stable room by horsemen intending to race in Cuba this winter. Mr. Gerhardy predicts a great season of racing in the Cuban capital, also for Tampa. He expects that nearly 200 horses will be sent to Havana from here. Nugent Bros, have signified their intention of shipping thirty-five horses to Havana at the close of this meeting. L. Wheatcroft, of the St. James Stable, purchased Miss Sain this afternoon for tho reported price of ,000. .T. W. Mav shipped Tom Dolan. his only remaining racer, to his farm in Lexington to be turned out for the winter. T. C. McDowells string of racers were shipped to Ashland Farm tonight, where they will be turned out until spring racing begins. J. H. McCorinlck will not ship here as expected. He had figured on an extension hero. The stables of Albert Simons and E. R. Bradley arrived today from New York. In Simons lot were Woodlands, Merry Gift. Gretna Green and Midship man Easv. Among the Bradley collection were Bad -News and Black Mary. Mr. Bradley remained in the east. The case of the Latonia Jockey Club against the Kentucky State Racing Commission in the Covington Circuit Court, has been postponed indefinitely. This was due to the fact that Judge McQuown. representing the commission, desired time in which to look over the affidavits of turfmen submitted by Harvey Mvers. attorney for the plaintiff. Judge McQuowna wife is seriously ill. so it is not expected that the case will come to trial for some days yet. At a sale or horses in the paddock before the racing, the following were disposed of: Dunvegan. 310, Nugent Bros.: Banrida. . Nugent Bros.: Alarmist. 1908.sh0. Nugent Bros.: Adrian, . C. B. Reld.

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