Accident at Latonia: Four of Eight Starters in Fourth Race Go Down, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-12


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ACCIDENT AT LATONIA Four of Eight Starters in Fourth Race Go Down. Jockey A. Wilson Seriously Injured, Other Three Riders Escaping vith Shaking Up. e LATONIA, Ky..Oct. 11. An accident ir the fourth race, resulting in four of the field of eight starters falling, had todays big crowd at Latonia in a state of feverish anxiety whether the jockeys had met serious injuries. The victims of the fall were E. Pool E. Petzoldt, B. Harvey and A. Wilson. The latter was injured seriously and was rushec with all haste to a near-by hospital, wher he would be assured of proper medical attention. Harvey was badly bruised arounc the legs, but Petzoldt and Pool escaped witt a shaking up. The accident was due to Inquisition, ridden by Harvey, being stricken with a hemmor-hage while racing in a forward position in the compact field. Her faltering caused those directly in her wake to run into her and she fell in a heap. Translate, with Pool up, was the next to go down, followed in succession by Hughes Graham, ridden by Wilson, and William A., with Petzoldt up. The four horses went down in a space oi fifty yards and employes from the stables quickly rushed to their aid and emergency ambulances also were on the scene. Wilson was found unconscious and had the appearance of being severely injured. He was at once hurried to a hospital in town, but the other youngsters were taken to the emergency hospital, where their injuries were promptly looked after. Hal Price Headleys Certain was the winner in the race after a sharp brush to outstay Belle of Elizabethtown. Metric, after a shaking up, outstayed Widgeon for third place. Hal Price Headleys colors were much in the limelight during the afternoon, representatives from his stable making it a double by annexing the two outstanding feature races on the card. CHACOLET AGAIN WINS. His Chacolet, winner of the ?50,000 Kentucky Special last Saturday, demonstrated that her success on that occasion was no fluke and that she is a much underrated mare by taking up nine pounds from her Saturday impost and making a show of the handicap horses that opposed her. The shorter distance today was regarded as against her, but she passed into the lead when called on after being far back in the early part and drew out in the stretch to win as her rider pleased from the lightly weighted Guest of Honor, with Audacious following. The latter showed fine speed for three-quarters, but thereafter began tiring and Connelly was unable to keep him together and had to desist from riding him hard in the last sixteenth, which enabled Guest of Honor to beat him for second place. Dr. Clark ad Cherry Tree, Mose Goldblatts entry, were expected to cut a wide swath in the result, but Dr. Clark retired after going three-quarters and Cherry Tree was at all times badly outrun. Perfect racing weather prevailed here today and, coupled with the excellent racing card, it served to bring out one of the best midweek attendances of the present meeting. Betting activities also was on the increase and, as favorites and second choices were returned winners in most of the dashes, it proved a profitable outing for the major portion of the crowd. ANOTHER FOR E. R. BRADLEY. E. R. Bradley annexed another juvenile dash when his Baffling led home seven others that started in the sixth race. Baffling was coupled with Boy O Boy and the pair were outstanding favorites. There was no anxiety on the part of their backers when Baffling took command soon after the start and led Prank Gailor for the entire way. J. C. Milam had designs on two of the afternoons two-year-old purses, but the best he coulu do was to land in second place with both his representatives, Frank Gailor and Gibbons. The last named was supposedly a good thing, but he was beaten by Sizzle, an extreme outsider, which was grouped with others in the field. Centimeter, carrying the Goldblatt colors, scored his first victory for that owner. He wpn impressively from Honor Man after having lsd for the entire way. v About as bad. a lot as ever raced for a ,400 purse made the contest in the third race, and it resulted in an easy victory fcr Tulalip, which despite her swerving all over the stretch had much in reserve over Pete Foy, a fielder, which came from last place in the final quarter to take second place from Erlanger. Continued on twelfth page.; ACCIDENT AT LAT0H1 Continued from first page. The concluding race found a good band of platers trying conclusions, and it resulted in victory for Childs Play, ridden by I. Parke. It was the third winner that Parke rode during the afternoon, ho having previously scored with1 Centimeter and Tulalip. J. T. Ldoriey came over from Lexington today to arrange for the shipment of some of his horses to New Orleans to be raced next winter. The deal for the transfer of jockey Blands contract has fallen through. Those holding the contract refused to send the youngster on here to join E. R. Bradleys stable after the owner had, as he supposed, closed for the transfer of the contract.

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