Two More Stake Races: Only Covington Handicap and Latonia Cup Remain to be Decided, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-27


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TWO MORE STAKE RACES Only Covington Handicap and Latonia Cup Remain to Be Decided at Latonia. LATONIA, Ky., October 2G. Only two stake fixtures remain to be decided at Latonia. These are the Covington Handicap of ,000 added money, at a mile and three-sixteenths, which will be run next Saturday, and the Latonia Cup, with ,500 added, at two miles and a quarter, which will be decided Saturday, November 4, the closing day of the meeting. The Covington is an autumn fixture of recent origin, it having had its first running in 1920, when it was captured by Sterling. Last years renewal was taken by Firebrand, running in the colors of J. S. Hawkins. Fire- i brand, now the property of Jefferson Liv-: ingston, is among this years eligibles, and a most probable starter. He is assigned 118 pounds, and if he runs back to his winning performance of last Monday the son of Mc-Gee, in the opinion of observant horsemen, must be reckoned witli in the decision of j next Saturdays stake. Rockminister, winner of the Latonia Championship Stakes, is another formidable eligi-! ble, and if he is named the son of Friar Rock i will shoulder equal weight with Firebrand. ! The Latonia Cup, always accounted one of the foremost autumn fixtures of the west- j em turf, will provide a most brilliant fea-1 ture for the closing day of what is undoubtedly the most successful fall meeting ever enjoyed by Latonia. This is a real Cup race, and its distance of two miles and a quarter will test the speed and stamina of the best long-distance performers in the land. There are forty-three eligibles for this years renewal, embracing all those that nave ween figuring extensively in the stake fixtures this autumn. The race was first run in 18S4, when it was captured by Harry Gilmore. After 1887 it was discontinued, but in 1910 John Hach-meister revived it under the title of the Latonia Endurance Stakes, at two miles. In 1912 the stake was changed to its present name and the distance increased to two miles and a quarter.

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