Notes from the Blue Grass Country, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-03


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NOTES FROM THE BLUE GRASS COUNTRY. Lexington. Ky.. March 2. — Colonel Milton Young, master of McGrathiana Stud and member of the State Racing Commission, has a string of twelve in training at the Kentucky Association track, which will carry his colors this year. They are in the hands of William Steele, a competent young man who for several seasons was with Julius Burner, beginning with him when he was the trainer of the strings raced by Bromley and Company and A. Featherstone, after he bought out the Bromley interest. In addition to the three-year-olds Honest, F.nlist and W. T. Overton, the latter being the colt for which the paid II. R. Raker .00 last fall. Colonel Young has nine two-year -olds; which have-just been named, as follows: All Wool. b. c, by Woolsthorpe — The Henrietta. French Cook, h. c, by Monsieur de LOrme — Sus pension. Gold Tips. b. c. by Cameron — Gold Wing. Left Over. b. c. by Alloway — Retained. Recite, b. c. by Requital-Curtsey. Semp, b. e. by Sempronius — Varnish. Semproni. b. e, by Sempronius — Armiel. ■ Senipronium. b. or br. c, by Sempronius — Tody Smith. To and Fro, h. c, by Cameron — Bandy. The last named is a supposed crackerjack. He Is of the blocky type, quick as a cat and appears to have plenty of stamina. Last fall he ran an eighth in eleven seconds, with 127 pounds up, and did it like a master racer. All Wool is a half-brother to Bendigo. Colonel Young says he hopes some day to be able to say "and a yard wide" after the name of this fellow. "Dont make the mistake of thinking that the name Left Over was suggested by that of his dam," said Colonel Young. "I handed him that because I couldnt sell him." To and Fro, however, is a name suggested by that of his dam. All of these colts are shy on distinguished brothers and sisters and that may prove a point or two in their favor. Flora Lee, the dam of Flora Riley, the three-year-old filly which left the ranks of the maidens on her third start at City Park Friday, and made it a double on the day for Edward Corrigan, is an outcast. Flora Lee was by Florist, out of Lela. by Alarm, and was bred by Scoggan Bros, at Ixiuisville. Mr. Corrigan bought her when her racing days were over and bred her to Riley in 1904. Flora Riley was the result. In Decemlier, 190." , Mr. Corrigan listed Flora Lee among a number of mares consigned to the auction of the Kentucky Sales Company and the mare was knocked down to the Breeders Association for $ 0 and was sent down south to be sold without pedigree or identi Scat ion. She is now eleven years old, if alive, and is probably doing chores on a plantation. Flora Riley is her only produce and from New Orleans comes the gossip that she is apt to develop into a good racer. She was started for the first time on December M last. The next time out she was a good second and the third time she won. W. H. I.audcnian. who has been booking at Ne.v Orleans for the past six or seven weeks, is expected home next week. lie will remain here until the opening of the spring meeting at Benniiig. He will have only four horses in training this year. They are maiden three-year-olds. Flying Foam, Junket. I.ignando and Dainty Duchess, and have just been taken up by trainer Kimball Patterson. Lignaudo and Dainty IMtchess have never started. The former is a bay gelding by Hernando- -Lignite, and the latter is a chestnut Ally by Henry of Navarre— Fanlike.

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