Some Commonplace Racing: Latonia Program Well Contested, but by Ordinary Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-23


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: SOME COMMONPLACE RACING » Latonia Program Weil Contested, but by Ordinary Horses. ♦ Wayward Lady Beaten in Main Race — Two-Year-Old Donges Sold at a Big Price. • HY J. L. DKMPSET. LATONIA, Ky., June 82.— Todays usual ; attendance at Latonia was extensively in- ■ creased by arrivals of the advance sward of j those who will be here to view the decision j of the Kentucky Special next Saturday. The j ■ngmeuted crowd gave an impression of a ; holiday assemblage and almost caused the i spacious plant to be congested. The day was delightful for racing, the cool- : ing breezes tempering the suns heat and con-tributing to the general enjoyment of the •cession. It was an off-day sort of program at best, the various fields being made up of the most ordinary variety of racers in these parts. Dm contenders, however, were well matched j and this resulted in close racing and consid- ; arable betting activity. Six of the races had claiming clauses and , the other, a two-year-old race, was for maid- j en fillies at five and a half furlongs. The J. O. and G. II. Keene oddly colored roan- j gray Oily Alice Blue Gown was the victress here and her success was anticipated, judging by the heavy backing she had. She ran : as if ranch the best and never left the result : seriously in doubt. Kennedy got her away j from the barier fast and riding hard stayed ! in advance throughout. Begum, an outsider, j landed In second place and Playful Miss was j third. The disappointment of the race was : Regent Queen, which under the poor riding ! Bhe iiad was never dangerous. ANOIHKK FOB KENNEDY. Kennedy also figured in another winning race when he brought the outsider Dr. Oil-bert home In the fifth race. He was at a long price, but won in gallant style from ! Damoris, with War Spirit following the pair j in third place. The best BeM of starters was In the three- j quarters dash, in which Wayward Lady was Che choice, slightly in more esteem than ! Mom. Both proved disappointments, the winner being Inquisition, which had the j att- ntion of a select crowd. She won by a small margin from Wayward Lady, which the diminutive Owens permitted to drop Car back iii the first quarter. Wayward j Lady cam. fast in the last quarter, but Called of quite overhauling the winner. Lady Mother finished in third place. Whatever; chance Mom might have had was destroyed j v i Bb • bolted on the first turn. The introductory scramble furnished an j ov .throw when Honor Man succumbed to j Archie Alexander and May Bodine. For some] unaccountable reason, unless it was Balls j presence In the saddle, Archie Alexander re- j ceived scant betting attention in spite of j his good race a few days back. He came fast In the stretch, but suffered keenly from interference, as a result of May Bodine cutting sharply across him. lie recovered in time to get up and win by a scant head. That he managed to get up in time to beat May Bodine probably saved backers of May Bodine their place and show bets, for the stewards would probably have heeded the claim of foul that would have been lodged by the rider of Archie Alexander. LA FOUDHE MAKES GOOD. La Foudre had a slight call in the betting over the others that Started in the second race and made good rather easily after he had overtaken Montjoy, the early leader. The latter held on long enough to take second place, with Sun God third. Brown Gheck ■was up to his old trick of bad post acting again and it resulted in his being left at the post. Taylor Hay was lucky to win the sixth race, for T. C. McDowells Slanderer was best here, but was pocketed soon after the start and was forced to close an immense gap, to which she was unequal. Taylor Hay won after a hard drive with Antonia second. The most important turf deal of the present Latonia racing season was consummated %this morning when Will Perkins sold his crack two-year-old coit Donges to John S. Ward for a reported price of ;O,000. Donges is a son of Celt and Bessie Melton and was bred by A. B. Hancock. Perkins bought the colt at Saratoga for 52, ICO. The colt has won his three last races and Is regarded as one of the best two-year-old prospects of the year. He is one of the candidates foi the Cincinnati Trophy, to be run Saturday. The stable of eleven horses belonging to George M. Hendrie, the Canadian sportsman, in charge of John Walters, was shipped Continued on twelfth pafe. I j : j | I i j j i j SOME COMMONPLACE SACING i I ; Continued from first page. j this morning to Windsor to await the open- ing of the meeting there on July 13. The 1 string comprised Lord Salvo, North Sea, i Claymore, Dr. Hickman, Estero, Immokalee, Rocky Mountain, Sagamook and the two- year-olds Dominion and Owanata. j 1 Kay Spence had intended shipping Miss ] j Joy, Fair Phantom, Surf Rider and twelve others of the Montfort Jones establishment ! J to Saratoga th 3 morning, but was unable 1 1 to secure a car. He expects to send them 1 forward Friday or Saturday. Spence has I listed twenty of the Jones horses for sale » at the Latonia track July 5. Velma M. was bought privately this morn- ing by J. II. Nichols from I. E. Clark. C M. Hardy came this morning with four horses from Erie, Pa., where they have been raced. 3

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