Wintering at Nashville, Daily Racing Form, 1903-12-18


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WINTERING AT NASHVILLE. "By the time the new year rolls around there will be added to the already large band of racehorses now in winter quarters at Cumberland Park one of the most noted performers in the country," says the Nashville American of Dec. 16. "While not definitely decided, it is more than probable that The Picket, Falsettos fleet son, winner of this years American Derby, will be eating oats in one of the barns. Secretary Russ-wurra, while on his recent trip to Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati, in the interest of securing stables to come to Nashville, had a talk with Carl Jungbluth, of the firm of Middleton and Jungbluth, the Louisville turfmen, relative to shipping their stable to this city to be prepared for next years campaign. Mr. Jungbluth stated that Carroll Reid, trainer for the firm, had not yet made up his mind regarding a wintering place, but had expressed a desire to come to Nashville. He stated that they would not winter at Churchill Downs as in the past, and if comfortable quarters could be prepared for them here he would like to accept Mr. Russ-wurms offer to make Cumberland Park his training ground during the cold months. Carroll Reid was away on a hunting trip and Mr. Russwurm did not get to see him. Mr. Jungbluth promised the Nashville Secretary he would wire him further in regard to the matter in a few days. Mr. Russwurm also saw a number of other owners during his trip, and from what he could learn at least 200 more horses will be shipped here during January. In this collection will be the stables of "Woodford Clay, who brought out Lady Amelia and sold her for 7,500 to E. R. Thomas the past season; Joe Pugh, Jim Baker, Baker and Gentry, A. Turney, Will Toung and several others. These stables are now stationed in Kentucky, the horses having been turned out in the blue grass region for a short rest before being taken up for the 1904 season. Besides these, E. S. Gardner will come down from Avondale with twenty-five royally bred sons of Masetto and Himyar about the first of January. The coming of all these horses will swell the colony now at Cumberland Park to 450 head, giving to Nashville the largest winter collection in the country. The management is making many improvements for the convenience of the thoroughbreds, and expects to be able to take care of all who desire to come. Besides improvements on the tracks and various barns, new roads are being built through the park. Macadam is being used in constructing the roadways. This will not only give good drainage in bad weather, but will add considerably to the appearance of the park."

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