Latonia Meeting at Hand: Important Racing to Begin over a Heavy or Slow Track, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-24


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LATONIA MEETING AT HAND Important Racing to Begin Over a Heavy or Slow Track. Prominent Eastern Stables to Add Zest to the Sport Best Jockeys to Ride. LATONIA. Ky., September 23. Kentucky racing shifts to "Fair Latonia" tomorrow, and the sport luring the next twenty-two days will have uninterrupted sway over the most pretentious course , under the Kentucky Jockey Clubs control. It is only fitting that the coming meeting should be the banner one in this country, for never in the history of the sport has the purse offering been approached at any track for a corresponding period. What applies in the way of purses also goes for stakes, and among its rich plums offered for decision at this meeting the much coveted Latonia Championship of approximately 0,000. This is the richest stakes that horsemen have had opportunity to strive for in years. That owners are responsive to the liberality of the Kentucky Jockey Club is indicated by the splendid entry list of the initial program, for despite the heavy track that will be run over some of the best racers in these parts are carded to furnish the contests. As an opening feature the Iatonia Handicap with ,000 added at a mile and a sixteenth looms beaconlike, and the many good class ones named to start in it assures an interesting contest. With every available stabling space engaged at the course and adjacent it insures ample racing material for the secretary to build his daily cards. There are approximately 1,200 horses at the track thoroughly fitted for any grueling test that they may be called, on to meet. Never before have so many rnstrrii racing stable .taken part in the racing here as will participate in the coming meeting, and in the list of newcomers are some of the most noted establishments, which have contributed largely to this seasons turf history. During the meeting the silks of S. C. Hildreth. P. A. Clark, It. L. Jerry and others will be conspicuous. ALL IMPROVEMENT COMPLETED. Everything is in thorough readiness for the opening. The last of the improvements was completed some days ago. and the altered complexion of the plant is readily recognized and insures an elimination of fdrmer crowding, for the inclosure for spectators now embraces almost a full quarter of a mile, the distance from the clubhouse to the farthest edge of the paddock. This is all in a straight line. There will be no scarcity of riding material, and the easterners have contributed additions of several stars under contract to the different establishments. Among the best known riders who are expected to carry silks at tome time during the racing here are .1. Loftus, A. Sehuttinger. E. Sande, L. Knsor, I. Musgrave, C. Kummor. C. Robinson, T. Murray, II. Lunsford and S. Royle. Arrivals from Lexington continued with regularity during the day, and nearly all the stables that took part in the seven days meeting there are now in quarters here. Those owned by T. C. McDowell and R. L. Raker were among the last comers. All the officials who will act arrived during the afternoon and engaged in preliminary duties attaching to their varous positions. Resident manager Harry F. Rreivogcl has arranged to receive reports of the worlds series baseball games by special wire and the scores and batteries will be posted on a huge blackboard especially built for the purpose. Comnie Ci and others in charge of Robert Mc-ICeever arrived from New York this morning. The horses that P. A. Clark will race here, including Dnuboyne. present favorite for the Latonia Championship Stakes, will leave New York in charge of trainer William llogan tomorrow. George Rarnes has taken over the horses owned by C. F. Clark, formerly trained by John Lowf. The funeral services conducted for Jake Markleiu this afternoon were attended largely by horsemen, who knew the dead turfman well and favorably.

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