Establish New Standard: Latonia Meeting Expected to Surpass All Previous Records of Covington Course, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-04


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ESTABLISH NEW STANDARD Latonia Meeting Expected to Surpass All Previous Records of Covington Course. LATONIA, Ky., October 3. The Latonia autumn meeting having gotten away to a most auspicious start is sailing along with no obstacle to mar its progress. The result thus far is in keeping with the prediction made by general manager Matt J. Winn in advance of the opening of the meeting that new standards would be set for future meetings at this beautiful racing center, whose popularity has been growing with each passing year. An unexpectedly large daily patronage, an increased volume of speculation in the pari-mutuels and brilliant racing in almost record time have been the outstanding features of the meeting to date that have been so satisfying to all concerned. The enthusiasm which has been so freely shown since the opening of the meeting is not the least significant of the happy auguries for the future of racing at Latonia and likewise may be accepted as a mark of the deep interest which the general public is taking in the affairs of the turf nowadays. For next Saturday the management has provided a double stake feature for the patrons and on that day the Fort Thomas Handicap, for two-year-olds, and the Autumn Handicap, for three-year-olds and over, will have their annual renewal. Both fixtures have an endowment of ,000 and are over the three-quarters mile route. The Fort Thomas, always accounted one of the foremost of western turf fixtures for the juveniles, has been run without interruption since 1910. For the approaching renewal of the race there are 101 eligibles, including many of the star two-year-olds developed in the years racing to date. The field that will go to the post on Saturday will be recruited from among such youngsters of proven merit as E. R. Bradleys Betty Beal, which was disqualfiied after winning the Breeders Futurity at Lexington; J. S. Wards Donges, which was awarded first money in the same race ; Gallaher Brothers Indian Trail, which encountered bad racing luck in the Breeders Futurity; J. N. Camdens Dulcy; H. H. Hewitts Easter Bells; Keene Brothers Alice Blue Gown; the Florisant Stables Lathrop; J. Livingstons Newmarket, A. L. Kirbys Red Arrow and Warrior; "Bud" Fishers Cartoonist; Montford Jones Oul Oui and The Clown, and H. P. Whinteys Enchantment and Rialto. It is expected that the field will be composed of much the same horses that contested in the recent running of the Breeders Futurity. It is easily to be seen that with the young racers named figuring as probable starters it will be a race thoroughly in keeping with the best traditions of this stake, which numbers among its twelve winners such cracks of the American turf as Hawthorne, Ralph, Westy Hogan, Col. Livingston, Marjorie Hynes, Rangoon and Miss Joy.

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