The Minks Will Recover and Race: But He Will Not Get a California Trip Kentucky New and Gossip, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-06


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THE MINKS WILL RECOVER AND RACE. But He Will Not Get a California Trip Kentucky News and Gossip. Lexington. Ky., October 5. For about ten. days after ho set a new track record for the mile here at 1:30?.. it looked very much as if The Minks would die. The five-year-old son of Top Gallant and Isabinda had a very bad case of Influenza, but it safely over It. A week ago today his temperature-was 10G. but pn Wednesday last it was reduced to normal and he was sent back to trainer James Everman. The Minks will not race again this year, but he will not be turned out at once. Trainer Everman says he will send him to Latonla with the remainder of his string and will canter him for about six weeks and then send him to Danville to run out all winter. The two-year-old llllv, Rupicola. contracted the disease from The Minks, but ners ; was in a milder form. T. CM. Green one of the ; best two-year-olds in the wcat thin year, has about recovered from the girth disease with which he broke i out the day after his race against Jeff Bernstein , here, and he may be sent to Loulftvlllc to race before . the end of. the coming week. Stoner Hill is also just over a case of girth disease. Llllle Turner, belonging to T. P. Hayes, and which was taken up ; ! by Everman on his arrival here, is about the only horse in the barn trht has not been mulcted in some way since Everman left Canada. . . . -Colonel Prewitt and I had planned to go to California for the winter with 1. M. Green and Ihe Minks, and with two such horses It seemed to us that there was a lot of money In sight." said Mr. Everman. "I never trained a better horse thau i? T. M. Green. Jack Baker. I know, says that Jeff Bernstein is the best race horse that he ever trained or owned anil that ho never expectH to possess his equal if he lives to be 100 years old. I reel the same way about this colt and I am just as conlldent That had T. M. Green been perfectly well the day they met here. Jeff Bernstein would never , have beaten him. T. M. Green is a sturdy colt and will improve with nge." The; Minks has the distinction of holding twp records, over the: Lexington track. September 21. 1107. Jie-BCt-the- track record for a mile and one-sixteenth at, 1:46J. with 112 pounds up. September ltf. thle year. be .-ran a mile in 1:39 with 107 pound un. At Churchill Downs. May 14 last, helowered tin track-record for one mile and one-sixteenth to 1:45. -May 23 Cymbal took a fifth of a second off that ,ajjd May 27 The Minks equaled Cymbals- record. The Minks has more than paid bis way for Colonel 1 St ar and o ot of and I I ta se tl, tho or i 10 t I s; fli a a u her cl u R ki F ti t G t to C cl, bi a: on , it hi my al a: P Cl o1 of f s, J; A a ai si c J in ? Iv by c bv 0 b; by ? l: f P n V Prewitt. , Tho best lie could do as fi two-year-old was once third out of eight starts, but in the past three seasons be wpn fourteen races out or fifty-five- 7 startn, was second thirteen times, third ten times 7 won S10.7S0. 1 7 Speaking of girth disease. J. W. Ferguson, the 7 owner of Dalntv Dame, said a day r two ago: "When a lad I read in a farm paper that two ounces tannic acid in one quart of rain .water would make a wash that would prevent chafing! at. the girth cure any eruption of the skin showing there. never forgot it and each spring when we were taking up horses for farm work I applied this wash .several times bofore harnessing them It toughened skin and wo were never troubled with chafing i eruptions. When I began handling runners 1 . followed the same prescription and I have never had I nny trouble. I am told, however, that this disease i will also manifest itself in the mouth of the horse, i do not know about- that, but the treatment for the 1 girth is all right and I recommend it." Mr. Ferguson savs that namtuetrical. "which was fired and turned out last spring, has developed into 7 grand-looking colt. He will not be taken up until 7 next spring. The only horse. Mr. Ferguson will race 7 this coming -winter is Dainty Dame. He will send 7 to California in charge of Joe Hawkins at the close of the Louisville meeting. " The eleven-vear-old lmy stallion. Herbert, by Al- 7 bert Ronnie Ola. belonging to the estate of Walter Rollins, arrived here from the- Adelbert Stud. Hop-kinsville. Wednesday, and will remain at Iroquois ,. Farm until December, when he is to be sold by aue- V tion. Herbert was a good race horse, won twenty- two races and upward of 4,000 and was second In ; both the, Brooklyn and Suburban Handicaps. 1 The yearling bay colt by Gold Heels Southern Girl dam of Rebel Queen, which was knocked dowi J. J. Flannigan for 00 at the Kentucky Sales Companys auction September 22. was really pnr- 1 chased bv Jack Weaver. Flannigan merely doing the " bidding. The colt is now being broken by J. Ross. and if he shows sufficiently good trials he will be 1 shipped to California to race. "I bought that colt 11 hunch." said Weaver. "I noticed that his number in the catalog was thirteen and that is mv luckv number. He was foaled March 12 and that is birthday. It looked like the right combination ; about a splendid-looking colt, and I bought him J W. L. Lewis has more young horses In charge than " any other man here. He is breaking twenty for President Johnson N.. Camden of the Kentucky Association. Catesby Woodford has just sent up fifteen from Raceland Farm to be broken by Robert Frakes. Hal Woodford, his brother, has seven in the hands Frank Grosche. French Brooks is breaking nine for Woodford Clay. Mr. Clay having sent his racing ti string to Louisville in charge of John T. Ireland. Jimmy Ross is haudling seven for Colonel W. E. 7 Applegate. Two of tbese have shown fast quarters I and will be sent to California to vace. The others are not far enough advanced for a try-out. If they show well enough they also will go to the Pacific coast. Will Steele, who for several years broke the vearlings for A. Featherstone and Julius Bauer, has charge four just sent up from Stonewall Farm by Captain J. B. Viley. One is a brown filly by Mel- P tonian Ruth Parish. The others are geldings, one Plaudit Nellie Osbourne: one by Gone Coon 7 Courtesy, and the other by Meltonian Topsy Turvy. j J. C. Milam has six in his barn: Chestnut colt. , Star Shoot Dreamy Eyes; bay colt, by Hand- spring Zealandia dam of Waternoy: bay colt, bv -. Contestor Miss M. D.: chestnut filly full-sister to Ada Meade, by Contestor Uide and Seek: bay colt, Star Ruby Mon Droit dam of Major Dalnger-Held, aud bay colt, by Nasturtium Loueta. The last-named two belong to G. D. Wilson. The other j four aro the property of Mr. Milam, ne has jnsl tried. and turned out two colts that are very promis- -ing. One is bv Alvescot Satellite II. dam of ev-erus. and the other is by Sempronuis Eugenia Wickes. Botli colts have worked fast.

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