Rain a Latonia Visitor.: Changes Racing Conditions and Brings a Few Upsets., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-26


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RAIN A LATONIA VISITOR f ♦ Changes Racing Conditions and Brings a Few Upsets. ♦ i i Linden and Sun God Give Williams Bros, a Double — Owner Macomber Scores. Latonia. Ky., June 23. — The color* of Williams , Brothers wore conspicuous this afternoon, when Linden ami Sun Cod. Iiotli representatives from their establishment, accounted f4ir the respective purse*, for which they contested. Sim Gods victory was accomplished in easy fashion. IkiI Linden had to Im- ridden to iiis top s]M-cd to dispose of Brother i Maclean. The finish between the pair f youngsters was the best that has liecii witnessed at this track during the present racing term. Terrific rains during the night and early this morning quickly changed track conditions, account- ; ing for many withdrawals, excepting in the initial race, which was for two-year-old maidens and Uxwglit to the barrier the limit number of starters 4fc w d. jjPr. p cts of additional rain was responsible for rc-t3f *» the .-ItcndaiUT ami likewise curtailing the rliiuiiic of s|Hcnlation. ■ A. K. Macomber s -ore l his first purse of the Meeti.ig. when his War Music, an English-bred filly. wiiii in easy style from Madge F. and By Bight. Xhc race furnished an added incident in the un-sicatiHg "f Jock« y Jeffcott from Florence Weblicr. :k first-time starter. The boy escaped injury and U.lkiil back to the jockeys quarters unassisted. I Kkiles Knob was overlooked in the second race, notwithstanding his well-known ability to run well ili that going such as prevailed this afternoon. The fact that the unknown F. Smith had the mount yn hini was probably the main reason for the neglect. The r:rt.r guided hfan faultlessly and kept nim in the lead throughout to wiu easily from York-ville aud Sandman 11. T. c. McBowells Ilum. which was ranked with t ic best of her age and sex last year, but which lias been racing disappointingly this year, scored a hollow victory in the fourth race, held to be the fi ature. She was thoroughly at home in the going a id. getting away fast, led by a wide margin for tl le entire way. She was ridden by OBrien, and ttfcat rider incurred the displeasure of the starter wMf at the barrier and was fined 0. fFlupiier. which showed fairly good form at New Orllcans during the winter, but has lieen running injliffen ally on Kentucky tracks, furnished au upset wfu-n she won in easy style in the sixth race, with Iilt landing in second place and showing a sensational effort in closing a gap of almost a sixteenth off a mile. Beautiful Girl landed third. IT. C. McDowells American Eagle, which started ill- tin- Latonia Derby and showed an unaccountable d/ull performance, has since had a fever of 103% and ■lis owner is of the opinion that he was ailing when lie went to the post in the Derby. / BIG FIELD IK HAROLD STAKES. I Xo less than fifteen colts and geldings have been /named to contest the thirty-sixth running of the I Harold Stakes at Latonia tomorrow afternoon. 1 Among the fifteen are such juvenile stars as E. 1 B. M-Beans Cnclc White. B. J. Brannons St. Ber- i Hard and Colonel Livingston. J. C. Milams Hidden I Jewel and Morris and Waldens Ticklish. The presence I of the youngsters at the starting post, with others tnat have been showing well in the racing of the last few weeks, will assure a contest in keeping with the tM-st traditions of this long established and valuable juvenile event. If all fifteen of these 1 named as prospective starters bo to the post, tiie race will have a gross value of something over ,300 and the winners net portion will amount to ■MMt .fiMI. The rain with which the track was deluged on Tuesday, is cxpect-d to be highly lieneficial to the course. It is the general exiiectation of those who give thought to such matters, that it will be found when the track dries out thoroughly, that the sur-faee will l e much firmer than before the rain I came. Supt. Xolte is working the track in such a wav as to take full advantage of the timelv rainfall. Another outstanding feature of this weeks racing will be the running of the Merchants Stakes of ,300 added on Saturday. This is a selling sweep stakes at one mile, for three -year-olds and over, for which ninety-six of the better grade of selling platers in training in the west are eligible The probable starters will come from among such well-known horses as Dorothy Dean. Kinney. Chalmers. Marauder. Cruiidy. Prince of Como. Sansyming. Bon Tromp. St. Augustine. Leo-hares. Courtship. Marion Coosby, Diversion. Dick Williams. Buford. Gipsoy Ccorge, Butterscotch II.. J. J. Murdock. Faux-Col. Korbly and Opportunity. Ijtst year this race was won by Kinney, with J. J. Murdock second. It will •*• noticed that both of these horses are likely to be among the contenders again this year. Carl Ellwanger. who Is identified with the Churchill Downs track, was a visitor from Louisville for the day.

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