Kentucky Scene Shifts to Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-19


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KENTUCKY SCENE SHIFTS TO LATONIA. Cincinnati, O., October 18.- A continuation of the brilliant racing that has taken place in Kentucky this fall at Lexington, Douglas Park and Churchill Downs will follow at beautiful Latonia. where the autumn season of racing will begin on Monday next and continue for eighteen days, closing on Saturday, November S. The Latonia meeting will mark the close of racing in Kentucky for 1013. It has been the most successful season in the annals of the turf in this state. The feature race of the Latonia opening on Monday is the ,000 Autumn inaugural Handicap for three-year-olds and upward, one mile and a sixteenth, which will be contested by a high class lield, ridden by some of the best Jockeys riding in this country. Secretary E. W. Maginn has provided an attractive card for Monday as a frame for the setting of a race like the ,000 Autumn Inaugural Handicap. Long distance races arc freely provided throughout the Latonia book for the llrst six days of the meeting with the idea of leading up to the ,000 Latonia Clip, two miles and a quarter, which will lie run on the closing day of the mcetiug and which has among its entries all the stars of the long distance class which have raced this season and are still in training. There will be no purse of less than 1913.sh00 at La tenia this fall, and during the meeting, if conditions justify it, there will be purses and handicaps for special features that may go as high as ,000 in added money. In fact, Manager John Hackmeister has already stated that if tile best two-year-olds now racing are willing to go in a mile race as the meeting progresses he will cheerfully add ,000 to such a race. Of course, this event will coine after the ,000 Fort Thomas Stakes, throe-quarters of a mile, which is set to be run next Saturday, October 25. Two-year-olds now racing which are eligible to this event include Bringhnrst, Black Toney, Hodge, Minda, Bronzewing, Sosius. Ralph, Gracilia, Barbara Lane and Gipsy Love. The other closed event to be decided this fall at Latonia is the Autumn Stakes. ,500 added, for 3-year-olds and over, one mile, which will lie run on Saturday, November 1, and has among the entries fifty-seven selling platers. Everything Is in complete readiness at Latonia for the opening of the eighteen-days meeting, and the course presents a most beautiful appearance in its bright coloring, with new paint and ornate decorations. The track was never in better condition and with fair weather some of the records of the course undoubtedly will be reduced during the meeting, as there is no mistaking the class of horses now on hand and to arrive from Louisville tonight and tomorrow. The racing officials who will serve during the Latonia meeting arc: Presiding Judge Charles F. Price. Associate Judge; W. H. Shelley. Racing Secretary and Handicappcr E. W. Magiun. Steward Representing Kentucky State Racing Commission Milton Young. Entry Clerk and Clerk of the Course J. B. Campbell. Starter Mars Cassidy. Paddock Judge Dr. C. C. Cann. Timer George Lindenberger. Superintendent John M. Keegan. Track Physician Dr. R. Lee Bird. President Harvey Myers. General Manager John Hacbmeister. Assistant General Manager Frank Bruen. The betting ring will be in charge, as usual, of Eugene Eirod and his staff of able assistants. As at Douglas Park this fall, pari-mutuel combinations will be provided for. . Eugene Elrod has arranged for his special train to Juarez at the conclusion of the Latonia meeting. The train will leave Latonia for Juarez at 11 oclock a. m. on Tuesdav, November 11. and, going via Memphis, will reach El Paso on Thursday evening. November 15. J. W. Schorr will ship only a .few horses here, headed by Leocbares. The rain that fell Friday will be helpful to the course, because It was in - an exceedingly dry condition before the downpour.

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