Track in Fine Condition: Course at Churchill Downs in Splendid Shape for Work, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-22


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TRACK IN FINE CONDITION ■ COURSE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS IN SPLENDID SHAPE FOR WORK. Trainers Tightening Up Their Charges for Meeting Soon to Begin — Ed Alvey Disposes of Finkola and Friend Harry — A Bit of Live Gossip. Ixniisvillo. K.v.. September 21. — The track at Churchill Downs today was in splendid condition anil had there been racing. records could have been made. Sharp work marked several moves. Nimbus worked the fastest mile, breezing along in £45. The best hall was by Anna, a three-year-old Ally trained by Carroll Beta. She treat the route handily ill *8i. Otbet good trials were as follows: Barleythorpe — Five-eighths in 1:97; pulled up. Hen Doable — Quarter in 21«. Hen Trovato- Five -eighth* ill 1:00. Captain Hoc**— Three-eighth* iu 37. Crash- Half mile in BO. Czar -Mile in 1:55. Bona Collins Quarter in 24;. Hairy Story -Five-eighths iu 1:05. friend Harry — Three-eighths in 39. Jack Denm** three eighth* in .!!. Lady Ormicanl — Three-eighth* in .".7. l.ouis des Cogpeta — Three-eighths in 37. l.ouls Katz -Half mile in ."2. The Pippin — Three-quarters in 1:20. Third Kail -Three-quarters in 1 :10. Iinkola has been sold, together with his stable companion, Friend Harry, to K. B. Isaacs, a druggist of this city. The price is private and after the passage of the bill of sale between Edward Alvey and Mr. Isaacs, the horse* were immediately transferred from tli« care of Tom Hatfield to the stable of W. 11. Finer, who formerly trained the pair. Mr. Alvey hough t Iinkola and Friend Harry out of the Vt*er stable at Douglas Hark in the fall of 1W0S when Iinkola was a three-year-old and Friend Harry a two-year-old. Mr. Fizer at that time trained for Woodford Sc Bncfcner and Mr. Alvey paid ."i.x* for the two horses. Trainer John C. Kerr 1*8 hud Iinkola in his string last winter at Juarez, while Friend Harry was turned out on the Douglas Farm, near Louisville. Last spring Mr. Ferriss turned the horses over to trainer Hatfield, who ha- had them in charge until the present time. The sale closes out Mr. Alvey*s interest in horses with the exception of Colonel Hob. which is still in trainer Hatfields care. Iinkola is engaged in cighl stakes this tall at Churchill Downs. He is in the St. r Handicap, to be run on October 1. the Opening day. and Friend Harry is nominated for the same event. They are also well engaged in the full stakes at Latonia. Secretary I.. II. Davis received a telegram today from .lames Blute to the ofloet that he would ship twelve horses to Churchill Downs tomorrow from Shoopshead Hay. Tiny will arrive Saturday morning I at the Downs. Qeerge If. Odoni. owner of Follie Levy, Ximbus. Prince Hal and others, said today that the only race iu which he ever rode in the west was on His Eminence iu the American Derby: that the last race | iu which he rode was Hie Lawrence Realization of 1905, his mount hcing Hlandiy and the winner being Sysonhy. Odom said that when he ceased riding he could still, by hard reducing, make 112 pounds, but he found, that his health was heing sacrificed. His weight now is 14 . Charles F. Grainger, president of the New Louisville Jockey Club, has returned from a visit bo New York and other eastern points. He was at Saratoga throughout the racing season there. Mr. uraingor is optimistic shout the turf in general, lie says it will again flourish on the metropolitan circuit because a majority of the best people want it to. Own i ruing the fall meeting at Churchill Downs hi- predicts that the sport will be the beat ever witnessed here. Many easterners will come to Louhrtille, he says, daring the meeting. James 0a*8 says that Maltbie. which lie turned ■not in Connecticut for George Keif, is broken down just above the tendon of the left foreleg, but he thinks time will heal the defect, fighting Hob. he says, died under unusual circumstances. The horse was well when placed on the train at Ixntisville and when onioaded from the car in New York was almost na rigid as if dead. Hot u llhatandlai this condition tin- horse lived thirteen days following the strange attack. Mr. Keif collected from Lloyds ,000, so the loss on the colt which finished third in the 810 Kentucky-Derby was not complete, flue feature of tin- coming meeting at Churchill F Downs which will be unusually bright and sparkling this fall is the Gentlemen** Cup Race, an event annually on the card here. Xo less than eight goad riders bare signified their intention of riding iu this race this fall, including Messrs. Collyer. Plerc*. Caldwell. Tiller. Merman. Keenc. McIIvain and rHnkelsptel. With such an array id" good riders it will be possible to get together a better lot of horses than ordinarily run in such a race. The run which goes to the rider of the Winner of this event will be tin unusually beautiful creation this fall. At Churchill Down* the ground* now present a beautiful appearance. The painters and whitewash-era have about finished their jobs, the landscape gardener has completed the weeding and pruning of the flower bids and the inner tick! has 1" en mowed to a velvety smoothness. The touching up of the * betting ring will t e finished this week and In a few more days everything will be ready for the opening day on October 1. when will be inaugurated what promise* to be the greatest fall lace meeting tree held south of the Mason anil Hixon line. ■tenant, W. F. Schultes frequent winner, is again in training and is reported to be in excellent condition.

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