Many Arrivals at Bennings, Daily Racing Form, 1903-03-24


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MANY ARRIVALS AT BENNINGS. The influx of horsemen to Bennings from all parts of the country continues. August Belmonts southern string, including the Bennings Handicap candidate, Nam-tor, and a dozen thoroughly trained two-year-olds, arrived from Garnett, S. C, last Thursday night at 9:30. They had a quick" and satisfactory trip. John "Whalen has the string in charge. Capt. Fred Presgrave has arrived with part of the Goughacres stable. The three -year-olds, Alan and Athelroy, Bennings Handicap candidates, were in his string, also ten smart two-year-olds. The big end of the Goughacres stable was left at Cape Charles to be prepared for the matinees at the metropolitan tracks. Dr. Kyle, James Robertson and H. C. Schulz have arrived from New Orleans, and Cliarles Healey from New York. With Mr. Robertson came Syrlin, the St. , Saviour sprinter which will have to carry top weight in the Bennings Handicap if he starts tomorrow, and Rosanco, the four-year-old which took second money behind Witfull in the Crescent City Derby. Both horses look well and Robertson says they are none the worse for their trip north. He was pleased to find the weather pleasant. The temperature was high when he left New Orleans, and a sudden plunge into a cold climate might have wrought harm to his charges. Mr. Robertson does not mind Syrlins weight in the handicap. Others trainers believe the St. Saviour horse to be overweighted. The only horses Dr. Kyle took from New Orleans were Ahumada and Telescope. Telescope is the half brother to the mighty Commando, which has been pulling Kyles buggy at New Orleans all winter. Dr. Kyle will race Ahumada, which is fit, but will not attempt to do much with Telescope. He thinks it possible that the Horoscope colt may train, but will require plenty of time. He is pretty shaky on his underpinning. Dr. Kyle left at New Orleans the Atheling colts and fillies he bought from Fred Presgrave. He got good prices for them and Ecld. They will race in the west this year. The Bennings Handicap candidates Hono lulu and Decoration, also the Kantaka filly Pearl Finder went north with Schulz. They stood the trip and are in good condlr tion. The only horse Healey brought from New York to Bennings is Alhambra. He is, however, accompanied by Willie Shea, Richard T. Wilson, Jr.,s lightweight rider. The main object of his presence is to give Shea as much preliminary practice as possible for the big meetings around New York. Tom Healey will pick his outside mounts. He weighs 92 pounds, and will surely have a mount in the Handicap on Monday because he is fit. Young Gordon Wilkerson, a half brother to Tom Griffin, and a lightweight of great daring and some promise, will ride under Griffins direction. The youngster has grown some in height, but canv easily make 90 pounds. Thomas Hitchcock, Jr.s string of jumpers, including Fred Ackerman and Rock Storm, a half brother to Rockton, by Potomac, are expected from Aiken, S- C. Mr. Hitchcocks stable consists of eleven head. They have been at work at Aiken all winter, and should land fit. Mr. Hitchcock expects to start all his good horses during the coming meeting at Washington. Morning Telegraph.

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