Spirited Latonia Racing: John O. Victor in the Chief Race by a Few Inches, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-09


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SPIRITED LATONIA RAGING r 1 John 0. Victor in the Chief Race by a Few Inches. Sway Defeats Under Fire in a Fast Dash Generous Attendance Keeps Up. ? 1 LATONIA, Ky., October 8. John O. qualified handsomely this afternoon for his start in the Latonia Championship Stakes by taking the mile and an eighth handicap, which featured todays card. The purse had an added value of ,500 and furnished a spectacular duel between John O. and Madge F. through the last quarter, John O. winning by a nose. War Spirit, another supposed formidable contender for Latonia Championship honors, landed in third place, and also gave a really good performance. John O. was not subjected today to the suicidal tactics of his last race, and while sent into the lend at once was not rushed into exhaustion and held on in game style during the final drive. Another formidable contender for the Latonia Championship Stakes honors Sway accounted for the secondary feature in easy style from Under Fire and Manager Waite, it was Sway that caused John O.s undoing in his last race. Incidentally the effort brought about his own failure. But with no John O. to race into exhaustion this afternoon Sway had matters somewhat his own way and won with speed- in reserve. Cool and cloudy weather did not have much effect ip decreasing todays attendance, the crowd again being of a generous number and speculatively inclined, many of the dashes serving as excellent .mediums for activities about all the starters. The talent was in good form and succeeded in picking the winners in most of the races. They began with Green Gold in the opener, but got a setback when Prince Pal was beaten easily by J. W. McClellands East Indian and Golden Dawn. Prince Pals failure was due to his refusal to leave the barrier on even terms with the others, resulting in his being far in the rear in the early running. Ho ran as if much the best by closing the big gap he did. Sterling and Bobby Allen were the pair to fight out the finish of the third race. Sterling managed to take the purse after having saved much ground on the stretch turn and stood a hard last sixteen til drive. FIELD FOR. SATURDAYS BIG RACE. There was genuine regret when it became definitely known that King Plaudit would be an absentee from the Latonia Championship Stakes, to be run next Saturday. A revised list of the probable starters that will contest for the 0,000 race is as follows: Mad Hatter, Chasseur, Stockwell, Constantino, War Spirit, Zulcika, John O., Linden and Sway. Mad Hatter and Chasseur reached the track in good condition and were given a light gallop this morning. They will probably be worked tomorrow. Jockeys J. Williams, E. Pool and the latters wife had a narrow escape from death last night when their automobile was struck a glancing blow by a frieght train at the Latonia track crossing. Pool and Williams escaped injur", but Mrs. Pool was not so fortunate and suffered many bruises. The automobile was demolished. Purdey will be out of racing for some time as a result of the cuts on his hind leg he received iu his race yesterday. He also showed symptoms of soreness in his front legs. Bromo is probably done for, coming out of his race in a bad way. Manager R. S. Eddy, Jr., of the Fair Grounds track in New Orleans, will arrive from the Crescent City tomorrow to do some missionary work among the owners here on behalf of his association. He will also have a conference with the directors of the Thoroughbred Horse Association.

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