On Watch is Victorious: Wins the Rich Queen City Handicap with Great Ease, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-16


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ON WATCH IS VICTORIOUS Wins the Rich Queen City Handicap with Great Ease. Jack Hare Jr. Back to His Best Form Eegalo Defeats Omond. LATONIA, Ky., October 15. Another rich Kentucky plum went to an eastern owned horse, expressly sent here to accomplish the winning feat, when G. W. Lofts sterling son of Colin Rubla Granda, On Watch, accounted for the Queen City Hnndicap, worth ,900 net, and beat the flower of the local juvenile division with ridiculous ease. Kinburn landed in second place, and The Swimmer third, with Prince Pal in fourth place and saving his entrance and starting fees. Kelsay had the mount On Watch and, keeping him in close pursuit of Kinburn for three-quarters of a mile, had little difficulty in passing into the lead when he called on his mount and the final eighth of the mile race found the easterner drawing out fast and gamely. Kinburn, too, ran a capital race in holding the others safe. Because of being saddled by J. C. Milam, who superintended the same function for Prince Pal and Alsace, the trio had to be grouped and they, ruled overwhelming favorites. Track conditions this afternoon were . worse than yesterday, the heavy rains during the night causing the. going to become soft and slushy, proving dangerous for some of the starters that formed the rear division in their respective races, for the mud splashing covered them indiscriminately and the sight of horses and riders was impaired. The opening race produced a fall that threatened serious consequences for jockeys Pool and Luns-Xord; but both escaped rairaciiIouslyI3ieJncide"nt came as a result of Pullux bolting into Hie "fence si sixteenth from the finish and catapulting Luns-ford against the iron support of the starting gate. In some freakish manner the jockey stayed suspended in midnir. having become entangled in one of the arms of the starting gate. Pullux was prostrate oii the track and before A. N. Akin and Sandy Lad could avoid him they went down in a heap. J. Pits, on Sandy Lad, arose to his feet instantly, but Pool seemed seriously hurt and had to be carried in an improvised ambulance to the jockeys quarters. Lunsford was also assisted there, but an xnmination by the medical staff that was rushed to their aid showed that neither of the riders had sustained injury beyond a bad shaking up and minor bruises that will keep them sore for several days. Both ceased further riding activities for the afternoon. It was Pools second fall in two days. Todays racing brought about several surprises, but for the most part favorites were successful wnd the public fared better than could be expected considering the unpropitious conditions. JACK HARE JIt.S BEJXLIANT RACE. Regalo and Jack Hare Jr., both outstanding favorites, accounted for the races that were intended as secondary features. Jack Hare Jr.s showing was particularly brilliant and indicates a return to his best form and that lie is seemingly fully recovered from his ailment. lie carried 130 pounds to an- easing up victory over some good sprinters he contested with. Regalo outclassed the opponents she met in the mile and a quarter dash and won as her rider pleased. Top Coat started the public off well when he led from the start and won the opening race. Thistles Beau took an ordinary band into camp in the second race, and Wild Flower just managed to head the eleven two-year-olds that started In the third race. The mile ani a half dash that closed the card went to Jim Heffering, another strongly supported one, which led for the entire race and never left tile result In doubt. Word was received today that W. S. Kilmers Exterminator will be shipped here to start in the Latonia Cup. If the track continues muddy, and there is every prospect of it doing so. Exterminator will probably repeat his winning performance of last year in the race. Humor of a possible transfer of the Churchill Downs dates to Latonia, on account of a street car strike in the Falls City, was effectively disposed of by a statement from Manager Winn this afternoon saying that the Churchill Downs meeting would positively be held at that track. W. J. Young will send his horses into winter quarters with the expiration of the racing at Louisville. Roscoe Goose will ship his horses to New Orleans at the close of the Kentucky racing season. John S. Ward, who is now in Maryland, will arrive here tomorrow with Escoba, Midway, Dodge and one other. Midway will probably be among the starters in the Latonia Cup, to be run next Saturday. Jockey F. Murphy was suspended for the remainder op the meeting by the stewards for his rougli riding and cutting across in front sharply at the start of the third race. C. I. Patterson will dispose of his horses by auction in the Latonia paddock next Friday before the racing. The consignment includes Drastic. Kewpie ONeil, Atta Boy II. and Zone dArmre. Buford and Basil, from the W. F. Poison stable, will be offered at the same time. The horses of Frank J. Kelly will not engage in racing next winter and will be kept at Louisville. Ormesdnle came out of his race yesterday lame and will not be started again this year. Jpckey 0. AVillis had to refrain from riding this afternoon on account of illness.

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