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TRAINING OPERATIONS INTERRUPTED. Unfavorable Weather Causes Lull at Churchill Downs —Odds in Future Book on Kentucky Derby. I./oui*viIle. Ky.. April S. — Not until yesterday was the track in good condition at Churchill IViwns this week, due to rain at intervals and lower tempera tines than had been prevailing. This marked the first cessation in many weeks in the training of horses for the ruin meeting which is to begin May 10. It really inconvenienced no one; rather, it Was a welcome respite for trainers. During the early pari of the week aha Derby horses were only gal loped. Baleigh Colston, trainer of Waldo, says that the Derby favorite is training am to his liking. Colston is taking no chances with Waldo. Particular atten tion is paid to his legs, which are protected with bandages when he is led out for exercise. In his trials Waldo carries 133 pounds. Seemingly Weight does not at all inconvenience him. When ho is led Isick to his stall in the Forsythe barn. Colston rarely leaves him. and at night the trainer sleeps within a few feet of him. Boca Grande will lie shipped from Jacksonville to Churchill Downs in a few days. W. II. Fizer predicts that when the colt reaches here he will soon regain his form, and will redeem himself, demonstrating that he is. as Fizer claims, the greatest race horse that he has ever owned. C. C. Van Meter announces that he will send both Topland and The Fail to tlie aunt in the Derby. Odds are lieing laid in the future books on pros-neetin starters in the Kentucky Derby as follows: Horse. Wt. Odds. Waldo 117 3-1 Fighting ISob 117 6-1 Boca Orande 117 6-1 Donau 117 10-1 Joe Morris 117 12-1 Eye White 114 l.i-l ;. M. Miller 117 15 1 The Fad 117 15-1 Topland 117 15-1 Gallant Pirate 117 20-1 Hooia Beam 117 25-1 Captain Morris . 117 25-1 lKin Antonio 117 25-1 Relluf 117 25 1 Barley thorpc 117 25-1 Colinet 117 25 1 John Furlong 112 30 1 Ben K. Sleet 117 30-1 Vreeland 112 4 M Charles F. Grainger 107 SOI darkie M 107 50 1 Ihil Mohr 112 50-1 Master Eugene 112 75-1 Tom Toohey 107 100-1 Three eastern turfmen have communicated with Secretary Lyman H. Davis and requested reservation of stalls at Churchill Downs. George Odom is one of them. He has twelve horses, including Nimbus and Prince Gal. Charles II. Hughes may bring Henry M. Zieglers string of six horses from Sheens-head Bay. His string is made up of Miramar and five two-year-olds. Recently they were shipped east from Highland Farm, at Lexington. E. R. Bradley is coining with ten horses. Mode Nicoll will race at the Churchill Downs meeting Many Colors. Pimpante. Polar Star. Ferrand Ce-cilian. Clem Beachey. Crawford and Saraband. W. V. Casey, who has been racing with success at Jacksonville, will bring Mamie Algol. Robin Grey and County Clerk to Churchill Downs for the spring races. J. R. Taylor, of Lexington, will race a stable of ten at Churchill Downs. He has a Cesarion colt and a Woolsthorpe colt, both of which are said to be of exceptional promise. W. L. Lewis has written from Lexington to Secretary Lyman H. Davis that he will ship fifteen racers here for the spring meeting at Churchill Downs. Crystal Maid is the star of the string. Theodore Abadie. who is now raciiig at Jackson ville. will come to Churchill IK wns with five horses, among them lieing Wool Sandals. Light Blue and Ben Howe. John T. Irelands stable will em-brace at least sixteen horses when it conies from Lexington to Churchill Downs. A. G. Weston, of Arlington. Mil., has engaged stable room at Churchill Downs for fourteen racers, including Dalhousio. J. II. Nichols will bring six horses to the spring meeting at tlie Downs. At this time three are at Lexington and Bonnie Bee. Harriet Rowe and Lady Ijewis are at Jacksonville. The three last ?amed are winners. Good and Denman. at the close of the Lexington races, will ship six horses to the Downs. W. W. Darden. of Nashville, will race four horses at the spring meeting here. Ernest George, who owns John Griffin II. and Collis Ornishy. a Derby eligible, has written from Jacksonville to Secretary Davis that he will ship here soon. Others coining from Jacksonville are Mose Goldhlatt, with eight horses and E. Gildersleeve with four. Thomas C. McDowell, of Lexington, has but one filly. Ecstacy. by Ben Strome — Bracegirdle. in the Kentucky Oaks, and this will lie pleasant news to thaw ambitious turfmen who are hoping to win this famous event. In lMB McDowell won the Oaks with Rush, in l!Hs he won it with Kings Daughter and in l!Kis his Ellen-a-Dale finished first. Another triple winner of this event is Edward Corrigan. In 1SS4 his. Modesty won tlie Oaks. In the tollowing year he saddled the winner iu Lizzie Dwyer and in IBM his I.emco carried off the honors. Former jockey George Swain, who is here seeking a training position, now weighs close to 115 pounds. Bab-rian. which he raced on the coast, went wrwng and he left her in the west to rest until next winter. At the conclusion of the Lexington races. Walter Prater will bring fourteen horses to Churchill Downs. Among them are John Furlong, the Derby candidate, and the promising two year-old filly. Golden Egg. Grater Ijas always been successful at the Louisville s|iring meeting and is sanguine concerning his cli.-ii-ces this time. Henderson and Hogan have parted company with tr.-iner Louis Taulier. While Miller Henderson was in the south throughout the winter with several racers. Tauber looked after the remainder of the string at Churchill Downs. He worked early and late, and when Henderson came back from Florida he found 1 is racers in fine condition. A disagreement ensued and Tauber surrendered li is position. In a letter to Secretary Davis. J. C. Milam, of Lexington, says that his Oaks candidate. Eleanor Kobson. is doing unusuallv well, and looks as if she will be a fair filly. He savs that his old standby. Merrick, looks better than ever. Markie M.. his brown colt by Gerolstein — Lady Cushman. a Derby eligible, is training nicely. Milam states. Milam says that there are more horses ready at Lexington to" race than he has ever seen at this time of the year. J. W. Mar. who recently departed for the east, made the following noniina tions of the Schwartz horses for the Kentucky Derby of mil: Althorpe. b. c. by Woolsthorix — Allie Belle. Doncaster. br. c. by Yorkshire Lad — Minnie Al-phonse. Fleece, b. e. bv St. Maxim — Cotton Queen. FlrewiHid. b. c. bv Scintillant II. — Jessie Woodson.