Star Hawks Grand Race: Gives Weight to All and Only Succumbs by a Nose in the Latonia Cup, Daily Racing Form, 1916-10-29


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STAR HAWKS GRAND RACE GIVES WEIGHT TO ALL AND ONLY SUCCUMBS BY A NOSE IN THE LATONIA CUP. Pif Jr. the Victor Through a Supcrhly-Judgcd Rido by F. Robinson Star Jasmine a Close Third Hodge Quits Early. Cincinnati. O., October 2S. R. L. Bakers Pif Jr. accounted for tiie rieli Latonia Cup race at two mile and a quarter this afternoon, in one of the best contests or its kind ever run in this locality, 1 if Jr. s margin being only a nose over Star Hawk, with Star Jasmine following the pair closely Ihe leading trio engaged in one of the most stubborn stretch struggles ever noted at the course and the finish thrilled the spectators as no contest did during tiie present meeting. The entire field ran closely grouped from the start. The leading trio moved away slightly from the others in the last quarter. Early in the running Star Jasmine displaced Hodge for the lead, the latter being thoroughly beaten after going a mile and a quarter. Mar Jasmine continued to show the way until challenged by Star Hawk and Pif Jr. The last named was ridden in masterly fashion, Robinson keepin" him well restrained without unnecessarily choking him and timed his move to a nicety. The colt responded gamely and got his nose in front of Star Hawk in the last stride. The Maeomber crack was by no means disgraced, for he strugled on valiantly, but his weight told in the final strides Ihe race was wortii ,S95 net to the winner, in addition to a silver service of ,000 value. Star Hawks portion was 00 and Star Jasmines share was 00. By finishing fourth Killanna saved her stakes of 00. The perfect setting this afternoon for the sport coupled with it being the final day of racing for this year in Kentucky, contributed to attract a splendid crowd to the course. The speculation was of a high order and the racing was wholesome and veil contested. Financially the Latonia meeting was a banner one and the patronage greater than that of any former fall meeting. William H. Shelley and Eugent EIrod leave for Laurel tomorrow, where they will confer with manager M. J. Winn relative to the Juarez meeting. Hodge and Money Maker will be shipped to Louisville, where they will be turned out for the winter. R. D. Williams and "California Jack" Atkiu shipped a carload of horses from Windsor to Tijuana. G. M. Hendrie and Capt. J. II. Roes came over to see the running of tiie Latonia Cup. W. Feuchter, .1. A. Gilson, E. W. Moore, IT. Neusteler, C. R. Richards and Lew Marion will ship their horses tomorrow night to Pimlico for the racing there. The Havana management made the announcement this afternoon that two-year-old races would be given, beginning January 1. In this connection the Kentucky State Racing Commission lias not yet concurred in tiie Eastern rule prohibiting two-year-racing before April 1. T. C. McDowell will ship his horses tomorrow to Lexington, where they will be wintered at Ashland Farm. The horses owned by G. Knebelkamp were shipped to Denvonshire Park at Windsor yesterday. Jockey P. Lowder will go with the E. R. Bradley stable to Charleston, S. C, and will leave for New Orleans, to begin riding there January 1. Lowder, since becoming attached to the Bradley establishment, has shown wonderful improvement in deportment and riding ability. Manager Hachmeister will remain here for some time after the meeting before going on a brief vacation in the south.

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