Latonia Racing Attracts: Prospect of Good Contests Brings Out a Great Crowd., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-16


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! 1 LATONIA RACING ATTRACTS ♦ Prospect of Good Contests Brings Out a Great Crowd, ♦ Boniface Wins the Principal Race with Ten Horses Finishing Short Distances Apart. ♦ Latonia, Ky.. June i.-,._Tlie Enquirer Handicap of J1...0O and a sily r cup of Sl.tNNI value, donated by i: Iward B. McLean, at three quarters, and featuring todays rriMid card, resulled in a ictorv for J S. Wards lightly weighted Boaiface. with the suddenly improved Quietude in second place and Viva America taking third. There were ten starters ::i the race, including every crack sprinter in these parts. Kathleen and Loochnros ran as an entry because of being trained by John F. Schorr, though thev carried the respective silks of Mrs. and Mr. lidw.-rd 15. McLean. It the first was effort of Kathl •■. i under colors, since her transfer last summer at Saratoga from Heorge Longs stable to that of Mrs. McLean and considerable interest attached to her performance. Always popular in these parts with the racing fans, she and her stablemate were given the jiost of honor in the hotting and she flattered extensively by going into the lead immediately after the start and showing the way to the others at high speed for five-eighths, with Viva America her closest pursuer. In the last eighth she tired iierceptibly and failed to get a place. The winner showed an excellent effort, for he began somewhat slowly, but once settled fully in his stride, he gained fapidlv and overhauled the leaders in the stretch. QntetaMHl also ran a good race and Viva Americas race was also a good one. for she had to stand the brunt of Kathleens early pace. The showing of Leocharcs was also strikingly noticeable and but for being forced to lose the immense amount of ground that he did on the stretch turn, he would have been the victor. After the finish Judge Price presented owner Ward with the cup an behalf af Mr. McLean. Todays attendance was one of the best gatherings at the course and the natrons of the sport were well rewarded by witnessing seme close and exciting racing. Big fields started in the opening race and brought together some of the more ordinary ones. But thereafter quality rather than quantity made the contests. INTERFEEENCE BEATS EON JOUR. The race in which some of the best two-year olds here took part, furnished a victory for St. Bernard, but his success was a lucky one and he was aided much by interference that Bon Jour suffered from. With a clear course she would have finished in front of him. Another race that might have gone to E. B. McLeans account, but for interference that his representative suffered from, was the sixth, in which Peerless One was knocked back on the first turn and then came on to be only beaten a short margin by Regal Lodge. Class A. platers made the contest in the closing race, and Faux-Col made a show of the others to win easily, with Bifle taking second place and Whirling Bun third. Cheer Leader was claimed out of the last race by Williams Bros, for ..S00. who were represented in the race by Faux-Col. Jockey J. Bursch was taken suddenly ill during the afternoon and had to cancel his riding engagements. On Mondays program the Queen City Handicap, at one mile, brings together four si eedy sprinters and a record-breaking race is in prospect. Leocharcs is asked to concede I He lump at weight to his opponents, but as the old fellow is apparently as good as he ever was, this will be no great feat for him to do. According to most recent word from New Or- 1 ans. there will soon be introduced in the I.ouis-iana Legislature a bill having for its abject the operation of the miitnel system of wagering and also for the sport to lie in tin- hands of a racing commission. There is little likelihood of its passage at this term of the Legislature. T. E. llummer was among the newcomers with his horses, which were shipped from Virginia. Alliert Simons has arranged, according to his latest telegram here, to ship Johren from New York on Monday and is due to arrive at Latonia Tuesday to fill his engagement in the Latonia Derby, to be run Saturday. Trainer Ward stated this afternoon that Escoba suffered no ill effects from his mishap yesterday in the Inaugural Handicap. A

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