No Star Racers in Action: Latonias Card Ordinary, but is Marked by Close Contests, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-21


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NO STAR RACERS IN ACTION l i Latonias Card Ordinary, but Is Marked by Close Contests. . - ; -i Favorites Have a Disastrous Day Bettina Takes Main Race Ben Bolt a Surprise. i LATONIA, Ky., September 20. Intensely warm weather was, the rule here .this afternoon and racing1 of a midsummer brand, with fast time being recorded, was furnished. Several finishes were of the. close variety. Medium-sized fields, with well-matched starters, served as splendid, betting mediums, resulting in diversified backing for nearly all the contestants and causing good odds to rule about the winners. Betting wisdom was again awry, far vorites going down to defeat in most cases. Johnson N. Camdens Bettina, one of the successful choices in the afternoon, scored In the feature somewhat easily. The race was at. a mile and only had four starters. Dartmoor and White Star were the leaders in the early running and Bettina gave her supporters some anxiety when she stayed far back, but just before reaching the stretch she moved up swiftly and aided her case by saving much ground when the leaders came wide. She had little difficulty then racing into the lead and won from Easte-side, which also saved much ground on the turn and finished fast. Dartmoor led most. of the way and tired in the stretch, but outstayed White Star. In the. three-quarters handicap Bcn.Uolt furnished an upset when he won in easy fashion from Guvnor and Mile. Dazie. Barnes, who has been showing considerable skill in the saddle recently, rushed tb winner through next to the inner rail in the first quarter and it enabled him to take a long lead, which he maintained for the entire race. Guvnor. with an outer post position, had to-be raced wide, but the Goldblatt colt came fast and gamely through tho stretch and succeeded in outstaying Mile Dazie, the favorite, at the end. Fields figured in a winning mount in the third race astride B. J. Brannons Blue Paradise. This latter fought it out hammer and tongs with Ruby, and Blue Paradises success came as a result of B. Parkes inability to ride a strong finish. Meliora finished third here, with Gloria France, the favorite, sulking and running a poor race. T. C. McDowells colors were iii the van during the afternoon when his Tulalip led a band of ordinary two-year-olds home, which she led by a wide margin after having shown the most speed from the start. Bright Trash and Salamander divided the shorter portions of the purse. ANOTHER. FOR MONTFORT JONES. Montfort Jones added another purse to his list, this time with the at. one time highly regarded but frequently disappointing Black Hackle. It was his maiden victory and he raced this afternoon as if much the superior of those opposing him. leading nil the way, but Scobie would take no chances and rode him out hard. Lou Widrig and Richelieu staged a spirited battle for second place, which Lou Widrig secured. Had Richelieu not been-badly cut off by Lou Widrig on the mile curve he would have reversed the decision with the latter. Jockey Howard rode his second winner of the afternoon when he brought Desha Breekenridge-s Braedalbane home in the sixth dash, which brought to the post some highly regarded two-year-olds. Billy Brush, an outsider, landed in second place with Rock-ministcr, coupled with Fair Phantom as the Montfort Jones entry, third. Natural Bridge finally ran to his true form ami made good when he won the mile and a quarter dash in easy fashion from Kimpalong, with Scu Prince in third place. Jockey Steve Wida has probably terminated hta riding career and gone to his home iu McAdoo, Ta., where he will remain inactive for a long period ai a result of the injury he sustained in a fall on Blowing Bubbles during the summer Latouia meeting. He suffered an injury to his spine on that occasion and it has failed to yield to treatment by eminent specialists. The rider is taking his present long lay off iu the hope that he will regain health. General manager Frauk J. Brucn of the Havana track is an expected arrival here during the latter part of the week to make an indefenite stay ami do missionary work for his racing association. It is practically certain that John Hachmeister will again serve as the presiding official at the Cuban track. E. K. Bradley contemplates shipping several of his representatives to Pimlieo following the close of the Kentucky racing. "Bud" Fisher will also send some of his horses there to race. There will be a meeting of the Thoroughbred, Horse Association members Wednesday night at tha Siutou Hotel in Cincinnati.

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