Latonia Again Afflicted: Heavy Rainfall Spoils the Going and Brings Many Scratches, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-13


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LATONIA AGAIN AFFLICTED Heavy Rainfall Spoils the Going and Brings Many Scratches. - : i One Eace Declared Off, But the Substitute Furnishes a Capital Finish Jockey Hurt. S I LATONIA, Ky., September 12. Yesterdays heavy storm played havoc with todays racing offering, for the entire card felt the detriment of scratches and the original fourth race had to be declared off. The substitute brought to the barrier a cheaper grade, twelve responding to the bugle call, but it furnished the best finish of the afternoon and likewise caused the injury of jockey S. McGraw,- wlio fell soon after the start as a result of a jam in which his mount, Miss Dora, and La Derniere. ridden by A. Wilson, became involved. McGraw sustained some bad cuts about the. face, which required several stitches. Luckily he missed losing the sight of his left eye. J. 0. and G. II. KecneN Donna Roma was the victress in the race by a matter of inches over Ras, with Tulsa following the pair home. The three-quarters handicap for two-year-olds resulted in the Montfort Jones pair, Rockminister and Pegasus, finishing first and second, but the early running was beset with an obstacle in the shape of Martha Fallons refusal to give way ont of ttm lead. She hung on desperately for five-cightlis. then Pegasus, which had been her closest follower, raced into the lead and his victory would have, ben jyj. easy one had Lunsford ridden him out, but believing" Martha Fallon disposed of and Rockminister out of any chance Lunsford took a steadying hold of his mount, with the result that Garner on Rockminister with a rush got up to win in the last few strides. There were six good two-year-olds in the race, but those in back of the placed ones never figured serionsly. HUMPHREY FURNISHES SURPRISE. In the mile and a sixteenth purse, which had l,S0O in added money, the largest offering duriug the afternoon, came a surprise when Humphrey won in a canter over Colonel Baker, with Ben Valet in third place and the favorite, Parader, far back. There had been misgivings about Paraders ability to run ill deep mud successfully and the late S. A-Clopton. who sold him to his present owner, always contended that he could not, though he has won over a sloppy course. Parader was distinctly at a losi in the stiff going and was always far baek of the leaders. Backers of favorites began poorly when they gave preference to Dixie ODay and Winding Through, neither of which figured in the resnlt. Florida Blossom winning by a nose from Georgette." Botli were at long prices, the latter so lightly regarded that she was grouped with Bashful in the filed. White Star again ran a capital race and his well-established ability to run well in soft going was shown when he beat a bund of good three-year-olds home in the second race. Runzaf lauded in second place and Guvnor finished third. John S. Reardon in this race started off as if he would finully take a purse for his present owner, but after going a half mile he gave way and dropped back into obscurity. Cantilever proved much the best of the starters in the mile and an eighth dash and won us his rider pleased from Wave and Pit. There was considerable betting activity about Brownie McDaweli. but that racer had enough after going a half mile in the lead and finished far in the rear of the others. The concluding aee was contested, by only four starters and fell to Dancing Spray, which indulged Dixie Carroll with the lead for three-quarters and then .took it away quickly. Dixie Carroll quit badly in the stretch and followed Wickford home, but barely saved third place. Rough riding was again present here, Wickford being the chief sufferer. SURPRISINGLY LARGE CROWD PRESENT. Considering the way the program was riddled and the heavy track, a surprisingly large attendance was on hand to view the racing. The betting activities were also in excess of what was expected. T. E. Edwards arrived today from Windsor with Dantzic and Napthalius. H. L. Munson got in from the same point with Tuanorea. Harry Burgoyne, which Smith Baker campaigned on tho Windsor tracks, is back at Latonia. The .Kentucky Jockey Club has decided on adding a handsome gold cup to go to the winner of thq Latonia Championship Stakes, to be run next Saturday. John Hachmeister, former manager of the Latonia and Douglus Park tracks, was an arrival this morning from the West, where he put iu the summer. Mr. Hachmeister will bo in these parts during the fall and will probably again officiate as the presiding steward at Havana next winter. H. C. "Bud" Fisher is among the first to announce his intention to be here from the East to witness the running of the Latonia Championship Stakes. He will be accompanied by his father. His Sporting Blood, which will carry his colors in the race, is due to arrive here next Wednesday in charge of trainer W. Booth of the Redstone Stable. If Sporting Blood is successful an additional 33 per cent of tho money won will go with the original sale price. Another condition was that trainer Booth was to continue in charge of the horse until after the running of the Latonia Championship Stakes. After the race Sporting. Blood, will be token . over by Fisher and become a member of his racing stable. While here Fisher will journey to Loulsrtille to look over the big band of high-priced yearlings h: bought during the Saratoga sales and which arc now at Douglas Tark. Resident manager Harry F. Broivogel resumed his duties today, appearing much improved after his operation of Last week. Complying -with the stewards recent order J. O. Whitlow sent Westy Hogan away from Latonia, dispatching the horse to Lexington.

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