More About Latonias New Stake: May be Richest Event in America and Worth 0,000 to the Winner, Says Hachmeister, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-30


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MORE ABOUT LATONIA S NEW STAKE. May Be Richest Event in America and Worth 0,000 to tho Winner, Says Hachmeister. The greatest thoroughbred race in till America may be run annually during the- fall meeting at Latonia. if plans under consideration by General Manager John Haehmeister materialize. Mr. Ilachineisti-r i contemplating putting on a Nee to which 5,000 will be added for three-year-olds and over, probably at a mile and three-eighths or a mile and a qaartar. The terms and conditions of the race-have not yet been determined, and, according to Mr. Hachme-ister, the- race- itself is not a certainty. "This race I have in mind depends upon the breeders." said Mr. llaehmeister last night. "If tin- breeders ■hew a desire- tee support it by nominating their banes, 1 am sure that the Latonia Association will put it on. However, it has not been determined just what the conditions will Ih . I understand that tin- Thoroughbred Breeders Association gave an inelorsement to a race of this kind. I have be-en in c oiie-spondence with A. B. Hancock about the race-, lint nothing definite has ee nie- out of it. Some of the Kentucky breeelers do not support the- stakes offered now in Kentucky, but I believe this eve-nt is worthy of their hearty support. "If we go through with the plans fur such a race it will mean tin- biggest race in the- country. The Futurity was worth 7.:;40 net to the winner last year and only . MM was added to it. We- propose to go this .0. MM better in added money alone-. First money should be- worth 0. 000 and this race should make Latonia Americas premier racing point."

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