Kentucky Yearlings Are Busy: Ideal Weather for Work with the Youngsters About Lexington, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-29


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KENTUCKY YEARLINGS ARE BUSY. Ideal Weather for Work with the Youngsters About Lexington. Lexington, Ky., October 20. These last ten or twelve October days have been ideal for the breaking and handling of yearlings and older thoroughbred horses now quartered at the local track to the number of about 150. The yearlings have all been broken, though the majority of .them, have not as yet had their trials. At the end of the next fortnight, however, It will Imj possible to determine what each and every one of them can do as to speed for an eighth or a quarter. The general health of the youngsters is good, though quite a number of them have lately been affected with a disease of the month. This has no lasting or deteriorating effect, merely delaying progress in training. These yearlings aro not, as might be supposed by many who have not seen them, all culls. More than half pf thcin are owned by men who cither bought them out of the June sales at Sheepskead Bay, or bred and reserved them for racing. Dan T. Morris has in training forty-eight head forty-three yearling and five older horses the largest string at the track. Of these, sixteen of the yearlings and three two-year-olds, are the property of R. L. Thomas and will be shipped to Los Angeles about December 1 to race at fhe new track at Arcadia. It was the intention of Mr. Thomas to race at Oakland the coming winter, but when Shilling was disciplined at Latonia by Judge -Hopper, Mr. Thomas changed his plans, cancelled his order for cars which were to have been ready November 4. and decided to race at the track in southern California, where his jockey will not have to ride under the eye of Judge nopper. The Thomas yearlings are in appearance better than an .average collection of .young racers and if they do not earn their share In the early spring in California trainer Morri3 and the local railbirds, 3fYJH Jjp ggrejy disappointed. On. leaving b.ere they i: will go into the careful hands of John Ireland, who selected them out of the sales ring and who comes up from Latonia every Sunday to see them. The Jist, together with the prices paid by Mr. Thomas, is as follows: Chestnut colt, by Star Shoot Chapter ,200 Chestnut filly, by Star Shoot Little Mary .. 1.200 Black filly, by Sir Dixon -Maribel 1,300 Chestnut colt, by Sir Dixon Rose Vertner . . 250 Bay filly, by Sir Dixon Purity .- 1,100 Bay filly, by Sir Dixon Queen Regent 1,000 Bay filly, by Sir Dixon Donna Rica 700 Bay colt, by Sir Dixon Elopement 1,200 Bay filly, by Mnzngan Aggie Marden 700 Chestnut filly, by Mazagan Argon 500 Bay .filly, by Sempronius Lady Balgowan... 750 Bay colt, by Fatherless Ethle ..I... S00 Chestnut colt, by Jack Point Frone ....... 1,000 Brown jolt, by Caldron Arabella 250 Bay colt, by Caldron Mamie Land 200 The other is a bay filly by Resolute II., which Mr; Thomas bought from the late James E. Pepper when it was a weanling. It is believed by trainer Morris that the filly by Semprouius La,dy Balgowan is the best yearling at the track. She is certainly one of the largest and there is none in any of the barns that has anything on her in looks. She worked a quarter Wednesday morning in 23? seconds and did it without the slightest effort. She is the second foal of her dam, a half-sister to Landsecr. The colt out of Chapter, while the highest priced one of his sex in the barn, is not the best looking, nor the best liked generally. The pick of the colts seems to be the dark bav fellow by Sir Dixon, out of Elopement, therefore" a half-brother to Alcedo, which, as a four-year-old. beat Ethelbert, Sidney Lucas, Blues and others in the Suburban. The filly out of Purity is a half-sister to J. C. Core. The lilly out or Queen Regent Is a half-sister to Searcher. The one out of Maribel is a half-sister to Black Mary. The colt out of Ethle is a half-brother to Ethics. Don Quixote and Rosi-nante. The two-year-olds Mr. Morris is handling for Mr. Thomas are Costly one worth remembering, Billy Bowlegs and Courier Girl. Mr. Morris owns twelve yearlings outright and has an interest with Colonel Milton Young in another dozen. Those owned by Mr. Morris individually are: Bay filly, by Requital Iona. Brown colt, by Requital Prioress. Black colt, by Tithouus Geneva B. Brown colt, by Kinlcy Mack Merry Order. Chestnut filly, by Star Shott Hindoo Rose. Hay colt, by Ingoldsby Ilifalutiu. Bay filly, by Requital Scotty. Chestnut colt, by Star Shoot Cold Wave. Bay filly, by Requital Feline. Bay filly, by Requital Makada. Bay colt, by Bridgewater Logie. Brown filly, by Requital Trustful. In the lot owned by Colonel Young and Mr. Morris aro: Chestnut colt, by Lackford The Chough. Brown colt, by Scmpronius Tody Smith. Bay colt, by Cameron Bandy. Bay colt, by Scmpronius Anniel. Bay colt, by Cameron Quetta. Ray colt, by Cameron Gold Wings. Ray colt, by Alloway Retained II. Bay colt, by Monsieur do LOrme Fidel Youlin, and four others, by Requital, Monsieur de LOrme, Woolsthorpc and Scmpronius. He is also training Debar for Thornton Moore and Artful Dodger for ,J. S. Ward. These last named two are to be taken from here to New Orleans next month by Mr. Ward. Debar looks well arter his rest. Mr. Morris expects to take his own horses to Hot Springs after the holidays, it being generally understood hereabouts that there is a chance for racing at Oaklawn next season. Among the eight boys who are exercising the Morris horses, are two who give great promise of becoming good riders. One is the younger brother of jockey Lloyd, the good boy under contract to Amos Turney, who was injured at Fort Erie last summer. The other is a local lad named Lawrence Frasier. He is fourteen years old, weighs sixty-eight pounds and has as good a seat and hands as any beginner ever possessed, nc is a good-looking little chap and is bright and well behaved. Mr. Morris has a long-time contract on him and will give him every opportunity to advance. John Rodegap is training twenty-four yearlings for several owners. He has had them up less than thirty days and, of course, has not tried them out. W. J. Young had, in addition to his own youngsters, thirteen belonging to Colonel W. E. Apple-gate, but he shipped them to Latonia a dav or two ago and they are to go from there to California. William Steele is training twelve, of the Ken-more Farm youngsters for Julius Bauer. Oots Brothers, Colby Karr. J. D. Clayton and Walter .rater also have stables at the track. There is a scarcity of exercise boys here and at Latonia. Edward Corrigan scoured the city for two days in search of two good bovs to send out to trainer Dave Peel, who is breaking the Corrigan yearlings at Freeland Farm, but he was unable fo get them. He finally succeeded in locating two at Harrodsbnrg. Pat Dunne is training sixteen horses at Latonia with three boys and Tom Hayes has only four to exercise about twenty head. Everybody at the local track is short-handed. The trouble is that as soon as a good exercise boy turns up in this vicinity, somebody picks him up and sends him cast. This is usually good fortune for the boy, but it is tough on the trainer who first located him and delayed taking out papers.

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