Kentucky Derby Horses., Daily Racing Form, 1898-04-26


view raw text

KENTUCKY DERBY HORSES Rain and mud have been very much in the way of satisfactory training operations at Louisville butthe butte fact that Kentucky Derby day is near at hand has forced trainers to send their charges along anyhow and most of the candidates there for the early stakes are already well advanced in work Of some of the derby candidates the CourierJournal Courier says saysDuring dayspring During the past week the talent has been enabled to get a line on the candidates of the Kentucky Derby Lieber Libber Karls Karl win in the Memphis Derby and Plaudits fast work at Churchill Downs have made the talent think that the fight will be between these two colts Bannockburn Bannock is reported to have gone wrong and despite the well known shrewdness of Col Cool McGuigan Michigan in training horses there is some foundation for the report as a reliable owner at Churchill Downs who has been to Memphis is the authority for the statement that Ban ¬ nockburn nocturne has not been on the track for a week and it is hardly probable that McGuigan Michigan with all of his ability can prepare his colt for the derby by working him out in his stall f The probable starters in the derby now quar quark ¬ tered termed at the Downs with the exception of Plaudit have not quite shown up to expecta expect ¬ tions ions in their work during the past week bnt bent their trainers still have hopes of the colts doing better as they are all a trifle high in flesh and their work has been performed under adverse conditions conditionsThere conditions There is one colt at the track that has been entirely overlooked by the talent and he may prove to be a dangerous factor in the Derby He is Grit Davis candidate Han dOr doer He has worked a mile at the Downs in 1 46 doing his workout easily He was sent a mile and an eighth Friday in 2 02 but the boy who was riding him had the colts head in his lap over all of the mile and if Han dOr doer had been turned loose he would have shown the rail birds some fast time The colt seems to have a bad disposi dispose tirn tin but he has a nice way of going and looks like a race horse

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1898042601_1_2
Library of Congress Record: