Tough Times at Latonia: Cold Weather, Rain and Deep Mud Combine to Bring General Discomfort, Daily Racing Form, 1916-10-21


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TOUGH TIMES IT LATONIA COLD WEATHER, RAIN AND DEEP MUD COMBINE TO BRING GENERAL DISCOMFORT. Dr. Larrick Defeats Blackie Daw in the Main Race of tho Day Failures of First Star and Lucilo P. Prove Costly to Their Admirers. I Cincinnati, O., October 20. The Latonia racing wis marcd this afternoon by the unsuitable weather :ind track conditions. The weather was the coldest in this locality for this season in many years. The threatening skies had much to do with causing n decrease in patronage and the track was in the worst state in which it has been this year. The hard storm during the night soaked the course and it required, a combination of extra sturdy horses and riders to negotiate it with any degree of success. As a result of the adverse conditions there was a falling off in speculation. The repeated failures of many of the favorites added to the disappointments, some of the best backed ones finishing far back. In many instances the diminutive riders were all but helpless in guiding their mounts. Dr. Larrick, the favorite, managed to scurry home in the feature race, and it saved the clioice-backers from a "Waterloo. He raced easily in the going and led for the entire way, winning handily from Blackie Daw and Stephen K. The Knobelkanip-Troxler combination suffered extensive losses in the afternoon by the failures of First Star and Lueile 1, outstanding favorites and extensively supported in the fiftli and sixth races. Close finishes developed in both these races. Lady Worthington outstayed First Star and Ben Ilnmpson and the suddenly improved Knebelkamp lead Lu-cile P. home. The latter was ridden by the liminu-tive Lykcs, and he allowed the filly to go all over the track and finally got into the worst part of the course next to the inner rail, where the going was deepest. Proceedings began with a victory for Alert over the favorite, Quia. The latter was away slowly and closed a big gap. The surprise of the race was furnished by Ruth Wehle, which had a ten lengths lead on the stretch turn, but quit badly in the stretch. Clark M. won from Cash on Delivery in the second after a hard drive, with Al Pierce third. The latter rau out on the stretch turn and finished next to the outer rail. Alex Getz was best in this race, for he was practically left at the post and closed a tremendous gap. J. C. Stone was the choice in the next race, but he got nothing, Sun Maid winning from James Oakley. After the finish of the first race. J. M. Henry, Jr., bid the winner up 00 over his entered price of a like amount, but failed to get him. Samuel It. Meyer, Jane Straith, Rhyme, Deliver and Chief Brown will lie sold by auction next Thinsdiiy, permission having been granted by the stewards to G. L. Strang to sell them. Leo Mayer was among todays arrivals. His presence caused a rumor that he was here in the interest of an eastern syndicate, headed by Eddie Burke, who are desirous of establishing another race track in this state if an available location can be had. Francis J. Pons telegraphed today for stalls for eight horses that he intends to ship from Windsor. Charles J. Nolte, track superintendent at Douglas Park, was a visitor. He stated that there were at least fifty horses at the Douglas Park track at present, including the yearlings of Jefferson Livingston, J. W. Schorr, It. D. "Williams and "W. II. Baker. Sam C. Nuckols, secretary of the Kentucky State Racing Commission, came over from Versailles this afternoon. He stated he did not have any information as to when the Racing Commission would hold its next meeting. Word was received during the afternoon that G. M. Hendries one-time crack racer. Great Britain, now at II. I. Ileadleys farm, is in a bad way. Jefferson Livingston arrived this afternoon from New York to tak- in a couple of dajs racing here before returning to Chicago. Senator Ollie James, who will be one of the principal speakers at a Democratic gathering in Covington, spent the afternoon at the track. Frank Ireland, at one time owner of a pretentious racing string, was among the newcomers this afternoon.

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