Mcormicks New Orleans Stable, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-15


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M COR MICKS NEW ORLEANS STABLE. New Orleans, La., December 13. Frank Browns Keator, which ran second to Pinkola in the Inaugural Handicap, at the opening of the reconstructed Fair Grounds, and which, in the opinion of the turf critics as well as that of the horsemen, should have won, is apparently getting back to the good form, that lie showed here last winter. Then he belonged to James McCorruick, was practically unbeatable, and was the best bread-winner in Mccormicks high-class outfit. When McCormick went east in the spring Keator won two or three races, and then Brown secured possession of him through the soiling race, route. He was oft all suminer and " only began to round to at the eastern fall meetings. Before the close of the last local winter season, McCormick lost another of his quintette of good ones .in Emergency, which passed out of his hands, taken from him in a selling race. Of bis good, campaigners here, McCormick has still remaining Gloritier, Tileing and Monet. The latter is the that last winter ran into the fence while at exercise and, just as he was getting good, injured himself so severely that he had to be laid up for a long period. These three speedy ones were given a long rest through the summer. They were well conditioned before shipment here and are now just about ready to go to the races. McCormick has one of the strongest stables here,, in numbers, and some of the eastern trainers say in quality as well. He has quite a number of yearlings tliat -he will break and train here. He was" buying desirable material all season long preparatory to the New Orleans winter campaign, and has a stable at City Park of close to thirty head all told. The handler of Hermis. and other kigh-clafjs horses of former days, has always been lucky here. He was one oC the two or three most successful owners at the local tracks last winter. As a conditioner and trainer of horses, and as a manager, he has but few equals in the country and perhaps no superior. In the years gone by McCormick eould have held many a fat berth as trainer for some of the wealthy turfmen of the east, but with one or two exceptions he has always preferred to own and train his own racers, and that he has made a financial success of it is shown in the fact that he is very likely the richest trainer in America" today. It would be difficult to estimate exactly what McCormick is worth. He owns a lot of real estate iu Cincinnati, afc well as In New York, and a guess of a half million dollars would not be far out of the way. McCormicks eastern season last summer was not marked by brilliant achievements. His stable was not in form and his last victory was credited to hiin on June 22. To attach a few of the local stakes and purses, therefore, would no doubt be. acceptable to him at this time. S. B. Weems.

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