Gossip From Blue Grass Country., Daily Racing Form, 1910-01-26


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GOSSIP FROM BLUE GRASS COUNTRY Louisville Ky January 25 Preparations are Ijeing made at Dotiglas Park for the reception of the racing strings of W J Young and J W J Mav Both will have pretentious racing establish ¬ ments for their 1010 campaigns Ill the Young string arc Mesmerizer Gallant Pirate Fereuo NanneUe and a big buiich of twoyearolds some of which were highly tried as yearlings last fall May will reach here tomorrow with eighteen horses prin ¬ cipally twoyearolds that are owned by the eastern firm of the millionaire horsemen M L A C Schwartz Young will have a string of eighteen bead beadThe The youngsters Mav will bring here are among 1he highestpriced yearlings sold in the eastern mar ¬ ket last season and are all around as promising a biiuclT of twoycarrolds as were ever trained in one barn in Kentucky They are by fashionable sires and mostly out of mares that have previously thrown rilliaut racers May is a trainer who has Itccu especially fortunate with twoyearolds having trained no less than three winners of the much jirized Flatbush Stakes in Highball Yankee Consul aud De Mund MundJack Jack Baker will not have the Latonia Oaks winner Crystal Maid In his stable the coming season as her owner It K Lewis has turned the daughter of Pirate of Penzauce over to his brother Will Lewis to train in 1010 The latter who trained the horses of J N Camdeii last year is handling a public stable this season at the Kentucky Association track and in his barn is a big bunch of twoyearolds that he owns in partnership with Milton Young YoungI I 11 Wheatcroft will concentrate his entire racing establishment in Kentucky duriug the Lexington and Louisville spring meetings His Kentucky Derby hopes are centered in the sou of Cesarion Alfred thu Great His threeyearold Starover that he at one lime thought would be a highclass colt has not come up to expectations and as u consequence the sou of Star Shoot has Iwcn declared out of all his spring engagements including the Camden Handicap at Lexington The latter is the only declaration from Lexingtons big race that was among the nominations made for that tveat the first of last November The others then entered were Ethel D Boca Grande Donau Howdy Howdy Fighting Bob Iweno and Nanncttc NanncttcAmong Among tin yearlings Woodford Clay owns in part ¬ nership with his brother this season is a brother to Nimbus aud they also liave a promising colt by Star Shoot out of the good race mare Outcome and another grandlooking colt by the same sire out of Marie Francvs The pick of their fillies is said to be a brown lilly by Star Shoot out of Flying Ship sister to Ocean Bound BoundAfter After running out during 1908 and working to a buggy all last year Chestnut Belle the fiveyearold mare by Pirate of Penzance Bello of Troy belong iug to John 15 Payne Is in training again She is in Uolla Drakes barn and he says she is sound as a dollar She was highly tried as a yearling yearlingThe The Kentucky Association will likely apply for Oates the coming spring l egiiiniug on Saturday April 30 and the State Kacing Commission of Ken ¬ tucky will grant that club the dates asked This is the information brought hero by a wellknowii blue grass turfman says the CourierJournal CourierJournalIf If a sevendays meeting is decided upon this would wind up the racing at Lexington on Saturday May 7 and make it possible for the meeting to be ¬ gin here and the Derby be run off on May 9 tin the other hand if Lexington has a tendays meeting it will throw the windup there to Wednesday May 11 and Derby day hen to avoid a conllict could not be held until Thursday May 12 If as is the latest report the New Louisville Jockey Club gives a twcntyonedays meeting this would make the racing here end on Saturday June 4 or if only nineteen days racing Is decided on this would end the meeting at Churchill Downs on Thursday June 2 If the latter Is the program then Latonia will begin oii Saturday June 4 anil run out a twentysixdays meeting ending Monday July 4 This schedule would give Louisville this year Decoration day aud that may cause Latonia to balk though the belief is that for the iutrrcst of horsemen If Lexington wants to give a tendays meeting neither Louisville Jior Latonia will throw any obstacle in the way This matter will not be threshed out until the Ken ¬ tucky Association holds its meeting this week but if the above chcdule is carried out then the spring and early summer racing season in this slate this year will total up fiftyfive racing days as follows followsLexington Lexington ten days from April 50 until May 11 11Louisville Louisville nineteen days from May 12 until June 2 2Latonia Latonia twentysix days from June 4 until July 4 4The The famous race mare The Slashes the last mem IKT of the celebrated Ashland Stud of the late John M Clay youngest son of the great commoner Jlenry Clay died a few days ago near Lexington at the age of twentyeight years At the time of her death she belonged to Mrs John M Clay who when sh sold out her thoroughbred stud retained the noted mare as a relic of her late husbands once great breeding plaint from which came the great Ken ¬ tucky the Kentucky Derby winner Day Star anil scores of other celebrated horses The Slashes was by Glenelg out of Skeilrddle by Yorkshire and her granddam was the remarkable Magnolia one of tho greatest all the matrons of American race horses The Slashes left in Mrs Clays possession a daiigiir ter Virginia Lafayette arid a granddaughter l filly out of the latter mare The name conferred on this mare by the late John M Clay indicates how he regarded her as a prospective race mare as his distinguished father early in life had been styliil tin Mill Boy of the Slashes and in all his years of breeding horses he had never conferred th name m a horse until Skedaddle dropped the great mare that has just died Clay thought to his dying day that with jo d training luck the turf would have known no IKHIT mare than The Slashes but though she was a g Ml winner she never showed to the pub ¬ lic the high form her eccentric breeder believed she possessed though she earned n honored place in turf history as he last good race horse to come from his remarkably successful breeding stud studJ J Hal Woodfords big band f twoyearolds which w re broken last Tall at Lexington by loelcev George Mountain as well as the Bourbon County turfmans older horses will be trained this season with one exception by John Walters The excep ¬ tion is tin Kentucky Derby candidate Eye White a partnership horse which will be fitted for his en ¬ gagement in that big race by W II Fizer who trained the yon of Yankee as a twoyearold The threeyearolds Walters will have in charge for Woodford will include Jack Straw Ilullack and My Gal and among the Woodford twoyearolds is a halfbrother to the Latonia Derby winner Pinkola This filt is bv the dead stallion Captain Sigsbiy thesin of Martin Doyle Oitoiitinvu and other goMl goMlI I L Donnelly hfs suicerdcd W II Snyder a manager of Hamburg Place Donnelly was formerly jjfgut watchman at tllut UvHd sttlll

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