Luther Clews, a Kentucky gentleman of the old school, finds himself in financial difficulties. His son, Howard, owns Queen Bee, whom the father and son expect to retrieve the family fortune, as she is entered in the famous Latonia Derby. Young Howard has lost heavily on a previous race, and without bis father's knowledge has given his note for $5,000 to Doc Martin, an unscrupulous poolroom owner doing business in Lexington, Ky. Martin, knowing the great value of Queen Bee and thinking that if she were scratched, his own, Eagle, would win the Derby, induces young Howard to give him a mortgage on Queen Bee to secure the note. The day Howard is to ship his horse to Latonia, Martin forecloses. At this juncture. Howard's fiancée buys all interest in Queen Bee. Martin secures the assistance of a friend who endeavors to poison the animal in order to prevent her entry in the race. The plot is foiled by Howard, who is secretly watching his pet. The race is run. Queen Bee is victorious, and ...
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