Thibodaux Latonia Derby: Runs Away from His Opponents in the Last Half, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-02


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THfBODAUX9 " LATONIA DERBY ; Runs Away from His Opponents in the Last Haif. Whitneys Olympus a Badiy-3eat-en Young- Horse and Outstayed by the Humble Yoshimi. BY J. L. DEMPSEY. LATONIA. Ky., July 1. In one of the most easily achieved victories ever scored during tho long history of its running. W. Perkins and Companys Thibcdaux triumphed this afternoon in the Latonia Derby over Yoshimi and Olympus. The Fcrkins-Vogeler representative simply made his opponents appear lowly and outclassed. Incidentally by his performance this afternoon he emphasized that his good race with Whiskaway in the Kentucky Special was not a fluke. Unlike in that race, when he was hardly given consideration, he ruled today a confidently supported favorite, having the fullest backing of the westerners in his essay to repel the "Whitney effort to obtain the ?14,-C25 net that went with the victory, and add it to the princely total that tho stable has already garnered at this meeting, mainly through thi splendidly achieved success of Whiskaway in the Special. Of course, the Kast had its contidence in Olympus. It was not as certain of the ouCcome as the Western-jrs "were, but it was strong enough to keep V- Olympus price at 3 to 2. Yoshimi" s owner was centering his hopes for a victory mainly on a muddy race track and there was a I tune, earlier in the day, when a storm was it-threatened and a muddy track a prospect ??. The ,000 third money was also an in-centive. The story of the race is easily put down. They wasted some time at the post, considering only three started, and it was due to Olympus and Thibodaux both acting a bit unruly and failing to line up on even terms. "When they were dispatched it was to a good send off, with Olympus acting the role of pacemaker. Thibodaux. hard restrained, was his close pursuer and Yoshimi was content to race behind the other two. THIBODAUX UNDER RESTRAINT. Penman continued keeping Olympus In the lead when passing the stand for the first time and Pool still was keeping a hard pull on Thibodaux. In the next quarter it was patent to all observers that Thibcdaux was the Whitney colts master. He seemingly could wrest away the lead when called on and Pool elected to do so in the next eighth. Tiibodaux, -when freed from restraint, passed P br Olympus like a flash and continuing with "" undimished stride took a ten-length lead in the next quarter. Pool had Thibodaux under restraint through the stretch and fin-Ljhed easing him and looking over his shoulder at the struggle between Yoshimi and Olympus. The latter tired badly after reaching the stretch, and although Yoshimi was a badly tired horse himself he had little difficulty in landing in second place. The usual demonstration greeted the victor. Owner Vogeler, a Cincinnatian, said have turned down an offer of 0,000 ifjf the colt last week, was highly jubilant over the coifs success, as he should have been. Taibodaux was secured by his present cwner for 0,00 and a contingency in stake .pees he might win. His former owner, t . a result, gets a portion of the Latonia 1 erby money. The fortieth running of the Latonia Derby wa3 witnessed by an enthusiastic throng, ejnbracing in its number many from far-off y lints as well as from from adjacent cities, Vao have annually made it a rule to bo on luInd for tho event. The magic name "AJcrby" to them stands for all that is lofty in-racing and added to this is the distance pu the race a mile and a half which like- Vijtse has considerable influence in attracting the turf enthusiasts to witness its de-cl. .on. j There have been bigger crowds at the tirade, notably on last Saturday when the laTentucky Special had its running, but none . the enthusiasm of former feature days h3S absent.

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