Latonia Racing Attracts: Big Crowd to Witness some Well Contested Finishes., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-24


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1 i . i i : ; I i I ji , , : c , : LATONIA RACING ATTRACTS • Big Crowd to Witness Some Well Contested Finishes. ♦ Sir Thomas Kean Repeats His Recent Triumph — Pindar Feel Defeats Gangway. — — BY J. L. DEMPSEY. LATONIA, Ky., June 23.— By far the largest throng which has ever witnessed raeing at Latonia on an off day was present this afternoon, because of the presence of the advance guard to view the struggle of champions tomorrow in the Kentucky- Special, which will decide the right to wear the crown in the three-year-old division. The spectators were treated to s : plendid display of racing, although it . i ; unprofitable to most, as a result of the tonataat failure of favorites. The mile and a sixteenth pur.-.e and one at three-quarters were the outstanding features and both were splendidly contested. In the former Sir Thomas Kean. energetically ridden by E. Pool, won from Cherry Tree, ridden by w. Pool. Sir Thomas ktan raced in hia best style and stood a hard drive throughout the stretch. Cherry Tree made a gallant challenge in the last eighth, but could not get up. The disappointment here was Dartmoor, an outstanding favorite. Jie was always outrun, made a bad showing and can be put down as of "the sucker horse," one which has to have his ra. i-ig condition,; just right to display his best ware . He found hh-s failure to race with the leaders disf-ouraging and gave it up readily after going three-quarters. Kennmare and Barbara Palmer had the call in the second race, but both were beaten easily by Miss Meisc, which, under improved riding, won all the way. Kennmare fought it out stubbornly, but Barbara Palmer raa a poor race. XcDOiriU COLOBfl IH PltONT. T. C. McDowells colors wore carried to victory in tho third race, in which fourteen ordinary ones started. Cautious was his representative and she won by a scant neck from First Consul. The latter was best, but bolted In the stretch and finished extremely wide. Binding Tie landed in third place. Another close finish came In the sixth race when Bullion, after a hard drive, succeeded in outstaying the veteran Sands of Pleasure, which finished resolutely, but failed by the margin of half a length to overhaul the Res-pess representative. Bullion was an overwhelming favorite. Baigneur showed a good performance here to land in third place. Pindar PeeL extensively backed, won the three-quarters sprint in a drive. It is open to question if his success would have been an easy one had Kennedy, on Gangway, not been outgeneraled on U»e stretch turn by the diminutive Owens when he rushed Pin-dar Peel into the lead with a da h that caught Kennedy unprepared. Gangway made a valiant try in the stretch, but could not overcome the advantage that Pindar Peel had secured on the stretch turn. Ned-dam, which finished third, tired here and hia retirement at such an early stage was probably due to his running away la hia preliminary. W Alt !KI/i: AT Bid ODDS. The introductory race furnished an upset when War Prise, a neglected one. won after a drive with Cheer Leader and Lou Widrig. The finish between the trio was an enjoyable appetiser for the big crowd. G. W. Chirk, who arrived with a party of friends during the morning witnessed his veteran Pictor triumph in tho closing dash, in which seme ordinary pp.m met and cf which he was thoroughly master from the start, leading them by a good margin to win a3 Ida rider pleased. Troilua landed In second placs and Aph followed. Jockeys EL, Pool and C. Ralls carried eff riding honors for the afternoon with a pair cf victories each. Pool rode Miss Kleisa and Sir Thomas Kean and Halls won on War lc7.o and Cautious. Govern ir Morrow of Kentucky will psru the g ;hl c-ek to the winner of the Kentucky :-;■ cial tomorrow. Philistines poor racing form caused the stewards to issue a notice after his race this afternoon that hia further entry would be denied, on account of his unfit condition to race. It develops that F. A. Imrton of Chicago was connected with J. S. Ward in the purchase of Donges.

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