Bad Weather at Latonia: Steady Rain and Quagmire Track Reflected in Small Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-22


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! i ; , • , . : . I j j ! i . j ! i i I | I I I i j ! | ! j I | I ; I , | i ■ : ! , | j ! ! • . I • BAD WEATHER AT LATOMA « Steady Rain and Quagmire Track Reflected in Small Attendance. ♦ Odds On Favorite Bright Rose Meets Defeat in Best Race of Day,yWinner Turning Up in Grenadine. • LATONIA, Ky., June 21.— Conditions at Latonia Friday were the worst tince the current meeting got under way. The weather was such that it held the crowd to the smallest attendance to date. The eight-race presentation was another factor which was not up to usual proportions. These retarding factors, combined with some rather weird riding, contributed to make the day one of the most unpleasant encountered so far. The winners in the earlier events were decisive in most every instance, and the downfall of the edds-on favorite, Bright Rose, in the fifth and best race of the day, served to put the finishing touches on the existing gloomy atmosphere. The fifth engaged but six, when the field was reduced by the late withdrawal of Bil-I lies Orphan and Parr Boy. It resulted in the first close finish of the day and which might be termed an easy win, as Grenadine the victress, led home Jake BHoden, her nearest opponent, by two and a haf lengths. She was doing her best to maintain her advantage, and apprentice M. L. Talon took no chances, and subjected her to punishment until past the finish line. Third went to Bright Rose, which raced wel up during the early stages and going easily under a choking pull, but when Glen Fowler called upon her for improved speed, she tired rap- idly, which allowed Jcke Blicden to draw away. He, too, was found wanting when challenged by Grenadine. The latter passed him without exertion, and drew away sowly. A heavy rain began falling about 9:30 a. m. and continued throughout the day. The track was a virtual quagmire, and these partial to the sloppy going were at a de-1 cided advantage. The first race resulted in a mild surprise when W. W. Stones Hildrum made a run- away of it and won by four lengths, eased up. In second place was Jaz Age, which led home the rank outsider Potter Lon. A rather weird ride by the veteran Glen Fow-I lcr, astride the well-backed Roberta, brought about the horses downfall. Ke gave a fee-- ble effort after the start, allowing his mount to drop back and failing thereafter to dis-. play any energy. The exhibition o iockey McCoy was similar when, to begin with, he got Regards off last and then rushed him | | into a pocket, which took the horse nTf his I stride. He allowed him to lag along without urging. A ragged start marred the second when no less than three of the nine starters were virtually eliminated by the send-Oif . This ! resulted in a galloping victory for Willard Wilsons Golden Pigeon, which came from behind the pace to win by the decisive margin of five lengths. Idle Dream, which raced in second place most of the race, maintained that position to the end. Midlanda, a rank t outsider, accounted for third. Apprentice W. Farrells ride on Emmie R. v/as one to j amaze when, after beginning well, she was , taken far back and held under restraint. I She was then taken over a weaving course . from the three-eighths post home. 3 i In one of the most remarkable speed tests j witnessed in mud this year, Jesse Spencers r Chatuga spread-eagled her rivals to win the i. third race by eight lengths and negotiate the three-quarters in 1:13 %. The winner, _ racing the opening quarter in :23% and the , half in :47?5, enabled her to attain a decisive g margin early, and increased it under mild reserve as she sped to the end. Hidden Dust and Ellen Fisher made a valiant at-7 tempt to keep stride with the flying filly, 1 but of no avail, and all they got for their 1 effort was a good mud bath. At the end, s Julia Grant, which came from behind the • pace, was in second place, with Sweet Memo-3 ries getting up in the closing stages to down f the weakly-ridden Beginners Bait.

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