Rather Dull at Latonia: Heavy Rain and Deep Mud Prominent Factors in Days Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-17


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RATHER DULL AT LATONIA Heavy Rain and Deep Mud Prominent Factors in Days Racing. Amelita Loses Her Rider Blaise and Korbly the Only Winning Favorites. !: LATONIA, Ky., October 1C Another dismal afternoon was in store for Latonia patrons who braved the inclument weather and a possible drenching to witness the mud racing that was the order of the afternoon. Todays rainfall was almost of deluge proportions, and it contributed to keep the track in the worst state that It lias been in this fall. None other than horses of the most pronounced mud running ability and built on lines of the sturdiest type could be expected to be successful in the difficult going. The threatening weather did not seem to have much effect on the attendance, for a goodly sized crowd was again on hand. A hard rain again began with the running of the final race, and as more moisture is in prospect there is no possibility of the track being again other than muddy for this meeting. Todays racing was commonplace, with nothing out of the ordinary developing, unless jockey Wright being unseated from Amelita when the start was effected could be called such. Amelita was a pronounced favorite, and her backers failure to get a run for their money was due to the fact that the outer part of the starting barrier failed to function properly, and when the start canie Wright was caught in the webbing and unseated. Amelita had contributed by acting badly at the post before the - start. - - Three of todays dashes were at a mile and an eighth. They produced close finishes and the defeat of the favorites. Mistress Polly scored- in the race for which Amelita was the choice, but only due to Elisors superior ride, taking the purse in the last few strides from the suddenly improved Flanpcr. Ensor again figured in a winning performance in the following dash when he brought Delico home after a hard drive to overhaul the improved Game Cock. Harvest King was the favorite here, but he ran a poor race. The closing race found Dancing Spray the confidently backed favorite and, after trying to make a runaway race of it, and succeeding fairly well in the early running, finally gave way in the stretch to the outsider, Corydon, which ultimately won with ease. The public began in auspicious style in the opener by centering on Blaise and he won easily enough. They followed up their initial success with the victory of Korbly, the shortest-priced winner of the afternoon, but with his victory came to a conclusion the success of favorites for the afternoon, as Cortland and Lady Mouutjoy took the resppctire purses in which ordinary two-year-olds contested. MOONEY ACCUSED OF ROUGH RIDING. Jockey Ensor, 011 Lukes Pet, complained to the stewards that jockey Mooney had attempted to retard Lukes Pet progress by grabbing hold of En-sors leg. Mooney had the mount on Black Prince in the race. Mooney denied Ensors accusation and the stewards dismissed the matter for lack of corroborative evidence. Trainer M. Hogan will return east next Sunday, but will send Merry Princess and Polka Dot to Churchill Downs, where they will be raced. Jockey Ensor, who came here with the horses, will leavt; for Maryland after Saturdays racing. He will have the mount on either Be Frank or Exterminator I in the Latonia Cup. Ensor will not be seen in the ! saddle on any of the winter tracks, for he has con-i traded to ride next year for Walter M. Jeffords and will put in the winter at the Glen Kiddle Farm in Maryland. Second call on Ensors services for next year has again been secured by R. T. Wilson. 1 The program book of the first ten days racing at Havana, beginning Thanksgiving day, Avas dis- tributed today and elicited favorable comment ou j account of the cood purse offerings. Kingozi was an arrival from Lexington this morn. 1 ing. He is an intended starter ln the Latonia Cup, J to be run Saturday. John O. Whitlow intends to campaisn seven ! horses next winter and will ship to New Orleans at the close of the Churchill Downs racing. His string I will include Mabel G., Arrow Point, Tom Jones, Elizabeth H. and two yearlings. Whitlow developed Westy Hogan, and that racer received his early racing education at the Fair Grounds. The advance guard of- owners intending to race at Churchill Downs began departing this afternoon and included G. H. Keene witli the horses under I his management.

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