Kentucky Tracks Still Wet.: Rain Causes Continued Cessation of Training Operations at Louisville., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-12


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KENTUCKY TRACKS STILL WET Rain Causes Continued Cessation of Training Operations at Louisville Louisville Ky April 11 Col M J Whin and Judge Charles F Price of the New Louisville Jockey Club have arrived on the other side of the Atlantic and they are now in Paris where they will remain for several days visiting the race courses at Ixmgchamps Autcil Malsaus LaUitte and elsewhere for the purpose of studying the French parimutuel methods Colonel Whin has devoted much study to the perfecting of this system and Is hopeful of picking up iu France some points which be may adopt in the handling of the machines at Churchill Downs Colonel Whin and Judge Price are being shown around Paris by Mr Hitchcock who is connected with the French Jockey Club They will return to Louisville about May 1 In the meantime Colonel Whins managerial duties at Churchill Downs will be looked after by Harry Brci vogle who is his chief assistant at Juarez JuarezGeorge George Swain formerly a jockey of considerable repute and an occasional rider of long shots has arrived from St Paul to await the opening of the Downs meeting on Saturday May 10 Thirtytwo degrees below zero Swain explained drove him out of the northwest but it is more likely that the lure of the race track drew him this way He is now not far from six feet tall and while he lias not taken on much tlesh he is too heavy to ride in races He says the steeplechase game does not apical to him Swain would like to pick a long priced horse iu the Derby but after taking a look at Hawthorn ho said lie would have to string with the big son of Hastings HastingsA A letter received at Louisville announces that tho starter en tlie New York tracks is to be James Mil ¬ ton Mars Cassidy is under contract to wield the flag in Kentucky Under no circumstances would Colonel Whin and Mr Haclimeister IK willing to part with his services Occasionally Mr Cassidys work has been criticized but day in and day out it is uniformly excellent excellentWhile While more than 100 horses were worked through the mud and slush at Churchill Downs and Douglas Park tracks yesterday morning there were only two that went fast enough around the dogs to be caught by the dockers One of these was Fly ¬ ing Feet which went a half in 53 and the other was Wilhite which went the same distance in 5i pulled up Hawthorn was again galloped a slow mile and a half by trainer W S Trevey but at no time did he ju as fast as a twominute clip The going here while slushy is not really bad as there is a good bottom to both tracks iu spite of the tre ¬ mendous ruin fv 11 which has visited this section hi the last day or so Any number of the locally trained horses were not even on tlie tracks today but were trotted and cantered over the roads of the courses coursesLew Lew Marion has decided to take his Kentucky Derby candidate Prince Horniis to Lexington in order to give that goodlooking chestnut colt a race or two before lie competes for the rich Kentucky event to be decided on Saturday May 10 at Churchill Downs His other Kentucky Derby eligible Sum llirscb will not go to Lexington He tried this son of Electioneer there last season and the youngster acted as If he did not like that track Both these colts are training to the ivorfoct satis ¬ faction of Marion and lie really l elicves they will beat more than beat them in the big race here this spring springJockey Jockey It Goose lias been engaged liy John W Schorr to ride Froglegs in the 10OOO Kentucky Handicap to be run at Douglas Park on the opening day of the coming spring meeting at that track Monday May 2i Goose rode Hawthorn twice last season He was on C I1 Buselicineyers 10000 gelding when Helios beat him in the Harold Stakes at Latonia and be won a purse with the noted geld ¬ ing at that same meeting He is one of nine riders that have ridden Hawthorn in races In tlie last race the son of Hastings ran at Latonia last fall when he beat Caugh Hill and Cash on Delivery as well as other older horses he was ridden by C Peak Loftus won on him in tile Fort Thomas and Prospect Stakes and two other races C Turner was up when Grover Hughes beat him in an all aged race at Churchill Downs last fall and C II Shilling rode him when lie was beaten by Forward on the same track last spring Ganz rode him iu the Cincinnati Trophy the only race in which be was unplaced while Gross had the mount when lie won the Yucatan Stakes at Juare nrt Fain piloted him to victory in the Basbford Manor Stakes here In his other races ho was ridden by Molesworth who won the Iroipiois Stakes at Lexington and five other races with him lie aparently will run well for any rider as six of tlie lot ride a horse in just the same way wayGeorge George C Bennett at one time one of the most prominent of southern turfmen and in whoso colors Abe Frank ran in the Kentucky Derby of 1 02 is one of the winter favorites for that event was a visitor here yesterday It was the first time he had been at the Downs since Meridian won the Derby in 1511 lie having been an absentee last season Mr Bennett has figured but little on the turf in late years His only thoroughbred possessions now are the broodmares Arthesia the dam of Moller and the great Dishabille dam of Negligee lie also still owns witli Henry McDaniel the useful mare Loweeit which raced last winter at Juarez and is now at the Coeur dAlcne track in Idaho with the remainder of tlie McDaniel string Mr Bennett is so impressed with future racing prospects that while ho did not so state positively he intimated that ho might come back stronger as an owner At one time he had one of the strongest strings in the country when Henry McDauIel raced and trained for him in addition to Alie Frank such other noted stake winners as Miss Bennett Kd Austin Aladdin aud Little Scout He and tills noted trainer have been connected in a racing way for something over fourteen years yearsA A B Sprcckcls Juarez winner Manson which was seriously sick upon his arrival here from Juarez it few days ago is now out of danger and trainer W C Carroll expects to bo aide to commence work ¬ ing him again as soon as tho track gets good at the Downs All of the Spreckels horses arc doing well and his best youngster Galar looks unusually good Trainer Carroll thinks there is even more in the youngsters lie now has In his care than they showed at Juarez JuarezDr Dr C Cann has fired Galley Slave for trainer Thomas Carroll and that sixyearold gelding will not do much racing till lato in the summer or next fall Carrolls Kentucky Derby eligible Weyanoke is doing well at the Downs While he Is a doubtful starter in tlie big race his owner expects him to lie useful around tlie Louisville aud Latonia tracks this season seasonLige Lige Brewsters colt 7 B Mayiow worked yesterday morning through the mud as if lie fancied such going Tills made an impression upon a num ¬ ber of horsemen who are unanimous in the opinion that ho is a really good colt on a fast track Brewster will not take this youngster nor any of his string to Lexington Ho would go but the son of Sir Wilfred Is not engaged In tlie Breeders Fu ¬ turity However he is in the Spring Trial at Douglas Park the Juvenile at Churchill Downs and tho Harold and Cincinnati Tronhy Stakes at La ¬ tonia Brewster thoroughly believes that he has never trained a twoyearold that had anything on this promising youngster youngsterC C F Buschemeyer will engage Hawthorn in all of tho big eastern events to be run this year at Bel ¬ mont Park and Saratoga If Hawthorn fulfills ex ¬ pectations In the Kentucky and Latonia Derbys and his other engagements In the west he will be shipped east early iu June iu fact immediately following the running of the Latonia Derby Trainer Trevey has had some experience on eastern tracks He thinks Hawthorn is just the kind of a horse that will run phenomenal races on a track like Bel mont Park witli its reverse way of running Trevey was witli T W Fuller the Texas turtmau when the noted Tokalon won the Brooklyn Handicap beating Dandelion and Tho Picket in PIOO It was iu that race that this great trainer lost all the superstition lie possessed as Tokalons number on the program that day was thirteen thirteenTrainer Trainer It C Benson has written a friend here that he will be at the local tracks within the next few days in search of several good men and lioys which he desires to put In charge of the yearlings that James Butler purchased from the 1 It Keene estate recently and which are still at Castleton Farm Benson is compelled to go to Kansas City to straighten up some business affairs there but h will return to Kentucky at a very early date to assume personal charge of these valuable colts and fillies It is too early as yet to decide where ho will have them broken and first handled lint it Is probable that he will select either one of tho other of the local tracks unless he concludes to ship them during the summer to Saratoga or to the Empire City course courseHundley Hundley Baker is in tho market to buy a good horse or two this spring for himself and ids racing partner L II Adalr lie will always regret that he did not purchase Grover Hughes last fall He could have secured the speedy sprinter for 3800 and he offered Dillard Hill 3300 for the son of Handsel and 300 more out of the first purse that performer might win The owner of Grovor Hughes wanted tho whole 3SOO immediately in cash and Baker seemed to think tliit the refusal to accept his terms was acknowledgement of doubt as to the early winning of a race This spring the first time a good horse shows up and lie is on the market lie will pay the price asked without any controversy if the performer meets his ideas of what a good burse should be

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