Latonia, KY Lightning Strikes Race Track, Jul 1911

Lightning Strikes at Race Track.

Latonia, Ky., July 8.-Lady Lightning, after standing a terrific stretch drive in a hard rainstorm, won the Cincinnati trophy at Latonia to-day by the scantest of noses from Presumption, with Amon third and heretofore unbeaten The Manager struggling among the also rans (sic). The track was heavy and, with the exception of the stake, the finishes were not close. A good crowd attended.

Lightning struck the clubhouse shortly after the fourth race, broke off the flagstaff, and damaged the roof. Despite the fact that about 100 persons were on the veranda, the only one shocked was a servant at the club.

The New York Times, New York, NY 9 Jul 1911