Race of Year at Latonia Today: Kentucky Special of 0,000 Added Promises to be one of Greatest Turf Battles Ever Witnessed in Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-24


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S 2 t Si A £ *" #!#* w Sh A S9 n b T A TfalKFJA IobSuA V I I I ► A ► X X I Kentucky Special of 0,000 Added Promises to Be 0ns | I of Greatest Turf Battles Ever Witnessed in Kentucky % Morvich, Whiskaway, Pillory and Five Others of Excellent Racing % I Credentials to Strive for the Rich Monetary Prize and a Solid ! Gold Loving Cup— Three-Year-Old Supremacy at Stake % «. In both this country and England match races between horses of great renown were brought off now and then in the long % • ago. They were, as a rule, provocative of intense general interest and viewed by great crowds. In this country the results of % % the matches between American Eclipse and Henry, Boston and Fashion, for instance, were awaited with an anxiety but little in- ♦ £ ferior to that attendant upon a presidential election. There was no telegraph nor any fast mails by railway in those days, but % • pendency of the races was spread broadcast by the newspapers of the time and probabilities wore canvassed and bet on for ? % months in advance of the event all over the United States. It resulted that, especially in remote sections, those interested had to f | wait through tense months before they were made acquainted with the outcome. England was convulsed with similar anxieties, 2 £ emotions and delays, although the delays were not as extreme because of the smaller size of that little island. When such a match ? % as the famous clash between Flying Dutchman and Voltigeur was on, there were mighty few people who did not entertain an x ♦ opinion about the matter and ready to back the opinion in pounds, shillings and pence. £ t But, for a long time now, our turf authorities have frowned on match racing. All the same, when real giants of the track I ♦ appear, there is the same ardent desire to see them measure strides as existed in days of old. Its expression has been found in £ f well-arranged "special" races, which gratified the public desire and probably brought profits to the racing associations provid- * % ing tli3 entertainment. Not going far back, the meeting between Hourless and Omar Khayyam drew a great crowd to view these f o splendid colts in generous rivalry. The 5,000 race between Man o War and Sir Barton drew people in thousands to Kenilworth $ ? from all over the United States and Canada. Devonshire Parks entcrprse last year in a race which put the star three-year-olds f % Grey L?g and Black Servant into such memorable and bitter striving is fresh in recollection. Akin to these instances of the pros- $ « ent system of bringing the great ones of racing together, but greater in all respects, is the race set for decision at Latonia this $ 9 afternoon. ♦ x All of the recent memorable races named were for two horses looming large in the public eye. la its inception the Kentucky | 5 Special was on the same line, in that it was meant to bring the winners of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes together. % % But it chances that besides Morvich and Pillory there are other crack three-year-olds ready to dispute their claims to the premier- % % ship. It is due to this happy circumstance that the original intentions of the race were widened in scope, until, instead of being % | a two-horse race, it is a noble sweepstakes, providing a race of such enticing claims that it has stirred the turf world to its £ o foundation. In token every meaus cf travel from all parts is today loaded to the guards with people from all the avocetions of % o American activity determined to see that race at any cost and pouring into staid Cincinnati in bewildering thousands. It is evident " o the enterprise of the officials of the Kentucky Jockey Club is to reap a harvest hardly anticipated. t if I 1 if KENTUCKY SPECIAL. 0,000 ADDED. ONE MILE AND A QUARTER. ;f J | Horse Color and Sex Pedigree Weight Jockey Owner Trainer | |[ tVVhiskaway chestnut colt Whisk Brooorn li. — Inaugural, by Voter 126 L. Penman H.P.Whitney J. Rowe t ► Morvich brown colt Runnyrr.ede — Hymir, by Dr. Leggo 126 F. Kecgh B. Block F. Burlew j J | Pillory chestnut colt Olambala— Hester Prynne, by Disguise 126 C. H. Miller R.T.Wilson T.J. Healey J| IE fOlympus brown gelding. .. Royal Eagle — Paradise II., by Adsum 126 D. Conneily H.P.Whitney J. Rowe # ► Deadlock bay colt Sir Wilfred— Hortense II., by Troutbeck 126 E.Martin R. H.Shannon R. H.Shannon * U fJohn Finn chestnut celt Dick FinneJI — Coruscate, by Chorister 126 B.Kennedy G.F.Baker W.Perkins X j-Thibodaux chestnut colt Cunard — Electro, by Electioneer 126 E. Pool W. Perkins W. Perkin$ Z ► Cherry Tree bay colt ..Broomstick— Cerise, by Voter I2S C.Ralls H.P.Whitney J. Rowe ♦ |H. P. Whitney entry. | ► |CL F. Baker and W. Perkins entry. ♦ h All the essential elements are present. The field of starters is large enough to provide pleasing variety and small enough J f to enable the action of each contestant to be discerned as the race progresses. It may be expected that seven will go to the post. % j On public form Cherry Tree has no business here and should be, probably will be, an absentee. Every one of the others is fleet- x f footed and fit to run for a mans life. From champion Morvich, for he is still champion, to Thibodaux each is worthy of the confi- r j dence reposed in him. The dramatic way in which Whiskaway ran away from Morvich in the Carlton Stakes and the enormous ? J ► speed he showed in racing the others to exhaustion in that remarkable first three-quarters in 1 :09 %, makes it certain that atten- * J ► tion will mainly center on Morvich and the Whitney star, but it will not be overlooked that on that occasion Whiskaway was in J j 1 1 receipt of fifteen pounds, while on this occasion the two fine colts will shoulder th«ir 126 pounds each and meet each other and | ► their competitors on equal terms. J j ;; Undoubtedly a grand race impends and highly envied will be they fortunate enough to be able to say they witnessed its J| " decision. ] * I i i i

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