Gowell Wins The Derby: Is First Filly To Score In Famous Latonia Fixture Since 1888.; Biggest Crowd in Latonias History Sees Gowell Beat Great Britain and Foundation. Only Other Starters, with Marvelous Ease., Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-15


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GO WELL WINS THE DERBY IS FIKST FILLY TO SCORE IN FAMOUS LATONIA FIXTURE SINCE 1883 Biggest Crowd in Latonias History Sees Gowcll Beat Great Britain and Foundation Only Other Starters with Marvelous Ease Cincinnati 0 Juno 14 For the first time in twenty live years and the second time in the history if the Latcnia Her by a lilly was today returned win ¬ ner of that coveted lixture when Gowell scored ii easy fashion over Groat Jritain and Foundation TwentyJive years ago Ix s Angeles succeeded in win ¬ ning tne race lint not in the convincing fashion that Gowell dlil today for the former figured in a dead heat with White and beat him in the runoff In Govvells case there never was a question as to her superiority over Great Britain and Foundation after half of the mile and a half journey had been traversed At this point Teahan her rider felt her out and she overtook Great Britain the leader in a Hash and after miming level with him for the next furlong drew out decisively and won by ten lengths eased almost to a walk Thirty lengths behind Great Britain came the seasons disappointment Foundation The latter began as if he would be a serious factor but after going half a mile he began to show symptoms of distress Go wells victory was jwpular judging by the great ovation she got on her return to the judges stand She was the betting favorite The smart set were mainly instrumental in installing her in the inisition of honor They argued and probably correctly that Great Britains preparation was not one to properly tit him to go the true Derby course That trainer Walters indulged him to some extent there can be no doubt but it was a matter of necessity at that for the oolt has been slightly ailing with a cod of late and as a matter of course there bad to 1e a letup In his training Trainer Walters figured that the colt was good enough to win anyway and he was considerably disapi oiutcd over his poor nlK viUjr Foundation must be put down as hopeless lie can probably outwork any horse in training but when it conies to the real test he is decidedly wanting wantingThe The crowd in attendance today was adjudged to be the largest that has ever witnessed the running of a Latonla Derby They began to come early and every available vantage point in the grandstand was occupied long before the running of the opening race The lawns from the extreme end of the clubhouse to the farthest point of the paddock were a seething mass of humanity while directly opposite the grand ¬ stand in the lutield another immense crowd found accommodations Most of the latter had come by automobile and their presence in the Held was due to the fact that the space directly opposite the grand ¬ stand was given over for parking to relieve the congestion elsewhere Fully one thousand automobiles wore utilized as conveyances to the track trackEverywhere Everywhere there was a riot of color The clear sky and the warm weather enabled the feminine spectators to array themselves In their best The clubhouse contingent came early and several lunch ¬ eon parties were given In the betting ring there was a jam The thirtyone inntuel machines in ¬ cluding the relief mutuel stand used exclusively for Derby bettors were inadequate to accommodate the heavy speculation In this respect it exceeded by several thousand dollars the record established last Derby day at Latonia and was only surpassed once at Louisville this season on Derby day dayThe The great crowd took keen interest in the racing this afternoon and showed their appreciation of the good sport by prolonged cheering each winner being greeted vociferously vociferouslyThe The best contest of the afternoon resulted from the mile and a sixteenth handicap that closed the days sport Flora Fina Beuanet and Samuel II Meyer llnlshed heads apart after one of the most stirring drives ever witnessed here hereThe The one marring Incident of the afternoon came in the llfth race when Sonada at oddson was practically left at the post lie raced after his com ¬ pany in a manner that would lead to the conclusion that he was by far the best Some were inclined to blame Tealinn but the starter exonerated the Itoy and attributed his being left to the horses own bad behavior After White Wool had won the purse in the second race E T Colton who has IMOU a persistent bidder on selling race winners raised the horses entered price of 700 to 1103 at which figure he was retained Adair Raker then claimed Chinook the rnnnernp for 1175 1175Prominent Prominent turf devotees from all sections of the country were anlong the visitors this afternoon and all expressed their pleasure over the healthy con ¬ ditions prevailing here Fair Lalonia did justice to the cognomen for the plant and its surroundings Hover looked better The delegation from Lexington and Louisville were especially numerous Almost every person of prominence Idontilicd with racing Journeyed from Lexington They came by special train and among the visitors from the heart of the blue grass region were T II Talbott and Col Milton Young members of the Kentucky State Racing Com ¬ mission T Ielham Johnston secretary of the com ¬ mission Garrett D Wilson 0 I Chonault 11 W linker Col Jack Chinn and George Stoll Among the Louisville delegation were George J Long and Charles F Grainger members of the Kentucky State Uaclng Commission Matt J Winn general manager of the New Louisville Jockey Club Gen W 15 Ilaldeinan and Kobert W Brown wellknown pub ¬ lishers Harry Goodwin John F Kline and a host of others others1ouis 1ouis A Cella who Is identified with the Douglas Park track came over from St Louis to witness the running of the Derby It was the first time that he had visited a race course in a number of years and he was Immensely pleased with the conditions conditionsGeneral General Manager John Hachmnistcr stated that this was the greatest attendance In the history of the La tonla Jockey Club and that all former records for orowds at the course had been surpassed He was immensely pleased with the generous patronage and elated that no overt Incident occurred during the afternoon to mar In any way the sport or cause annoyance to the big throng The railroads did their host and handled the record gathering In splendid style The surface linos put on 125 cars that ware operated on a minute schedule from Cincinnati and all tributary lines also were routed to the race t rnolc rnolcKliizle Kliizle Stone the wellknown breeder of George ¬ town ICy was among the visitors Mr Stone bred rt Wells and The Commoner respective sires of Gowell and Great Britain winner and runnerup in the La tonla Derby DerbyJockey Jockey Kirschbanm will do the riding for the Jefferson Livingston stable during the remainder of the season and his engagements will be looked after by Mose Goldblatt George M Hendrie who came here to see Great Urltain race in the Derby was not seriously disap ¬ pointed over his colts failure He like a number f other good judges attributed the coifs defeat to the fact that he was lacking in condition to go a mile and a half The colt has been off suffering from a cold recently said Mr Ilendrle and trainer Walters was necessarily forced to suspend the colts preparation for the Derby I dont want to underestimate Gowells prowess but I feel rea ¬ sonably sure that had Great ISritaln boon in the pink of condition she would never have headed him Great Britain came out of the race in good shape and will be kept here to till several imK rtant stake engagements and later will go to Windsor Mr Hendrie will remain several days to witness the rac ¬ ing ingThe The 14000 Beach Comber in E It Bradleys es ¬ tablishment has had the tiring Iron applied to his ankles as a precautionary measure measureThere There was no one In the vast throng successful In picking the throehorse combination consisting of Gowoll Cash on Delivery and Flora Flna and so eightyfour field players oollrcred 1380 each The twohorse combination White Wool and Caution yielded 2570 for 2

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