Mishaps at Latonia: Fourth Race Marred by Bad Fall, Three Horses Going Down, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-07


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MISHAPS AT LATONIA Fourth Race Marred by Bad Fall, Three Horses Going Down. Jockey H. E. Jones Suffers Injuries That May Result Fatally Florisant Stables Double. LATONIA, Ky., October 6. The running of the fourth race, a three-quarters of a mile dash, was marked by a bad accident that may result seriously for jockey H. E. Jones, who had the mount on Dorothy Buckner, and which fell heavily as a result of stumbling while in a contending position. Unable to avoid the prostrate filly Jake Berger and Rapid Traveler also went down. They were ridden respectively by C. Ralls and A. Roach. Both youngsters escaped severe injury, but sustained cuts and bruises. They were, however, able to return to the jockeys quarters unassisted. Not so Jones. That youngster remained motionless where he fell and was quickly rushed in the ambulance to the temporary hospital in the paddock. He failed to respond to restoratives and was sent with dispatch to a Covington hospital still in an unconscious condition. The superficial examination he received from the track physicians indicated the rider suffered a fracture at the base of the skull and his face was a mass of bruises and contusions. Blood was flowing from many cuts, supposedly received by striking the fence when he fell. There are fears entertained for his recovery. Jones is under contract to C. T. Worthington and has been riding quita well. As a result of the fall there was much interference in the race, with Jimmie Daw finally the winner from Quince Garden, and Granite "Ware third. Dr. Hickman, the favorite in the race, escaped interference and appeared a certain winner rounding into the stretch, but during the last sixteenth he gave a startling exhibition of quitting and was practically at a walk at the finish. Aside from the damper that the fall cast over the assemblage, the racing was again of the entertaining variety, many of the finishes being spirited and close. JOUETT AJTD LAT1IR0P WIN. The Florisant Stable again figured in the limelight, respresentatives from that establishment scoring a double through the prowess of Jouett and Lathrop. Both were outstanding favorites and triumphed impressively. Jouett met some of the best platers at the course at the mile and an eighth distance. Normal gave him quie a stern battle, but Jouett raced him into defeat in the last sixteenth. Birdie G., which in a former start almost fell, causing her elimination from the race, suffered no mishaps this afternoon, and she led the ten others trying conclusions with her in the opening from the start. Archie Alexander and Mahony were the closest followers from the start, and they finished in that order behind her. Williams Bros, took down a purse when their Proceeds proved luckiest in the second race, and Avon a nose victory from Mammon and Kinsman. Gordon Shaw was expected to cut an extensive figure here and he would have but for the incompetency of his rider, F. Sharpe. Flying Prince furnished an upset in the third race, which he won in the last few strides from Corson and British Maid. Corson might have been the winner here but for interference he suffered as a result of Heu-pels action of forcing him wide by riding British Maid out. Wilson complained to the stewards that Heupel had struck Corson across the face with his whip, and Heupel admitted having done so, but claimed it was unintentional. The stewards took no action in the matter. BAD POST BE II ATI OR. The closing race found Matinee Idol tha winner. He ran as if best in it and drew out decisively in the stretch to win from Travesty and Virgo. Cock o the Roost delayed the start considerably by his bad post behavior and he was finally dispatched in the rear of his field. During one of his bad spells he got entangled in the barrier equipment and demolished it. The horse hereafter will not be allowed to start here, according to an order of the stewards handed down after the race. Tomahoi came out of his race last night in a bad way and his breakdown, according to his owner, is so grave that he will be out of racing for a long time. Kay Spence lodged a protest against the claiming of Miss Meise on the ground of irregularity, which was not allowed, primarily because of time limit expiration. Misa Meise was claimed during the Lexington meeting and the rules prescribed that an objection must be lodged within twenty-four hours.

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