Gossip From Kentucky Sources., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-30


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GOSSIP FROM KENTUCKY SOURCES Louisville Ky May 12 The Latonia Derby will lx worth close to S000 this season ami will In the most valuable Derby run in America tills year With the exception of the Kentucky Handicap it Is the richest stake of the spring and summer racing season Manager John Ilaclimeister is constantly In receipt of letters from prominent turfmen in vari ous parts of tho country signifying their intention of visiting Latonia to witness the Derby Latouia will undoubtedly enjoy unusual patronage this season as the brilliant meetings at Lexington Churchill Downs and Douglas Park have whetted the appe ¬ tites of racegoers for good sport which Latonia will supply The management has spared no ex ¬ pense in making improvements at the Kenton County truck and the racing public can be assured that the meeting throughoutTrainer will be of high class throughout Trainer George Ham has had a run of hard luck with the stable he is training this spring for William Gerst of Nashville lie has twentytwo horses in charge and few of them are ready to race owing to their slow recovery from sickness last winter Ham has some promising twoyearold material in his stable ami before the season is over the Gerst string will be heard from fromCharles Charles Rowe has gone to Cunada with Otto F Stifels string He thinks well of the tiveyearold Itiiim Hard by Rannoeklmrn and also has a high regard for the threeyearold gelding Fred Drew a brother to the great Jack Atkin Barney Schreibcr had a sister to Jack Atkin named Clara Atkin in training last season and had hoped to win the Ken ¬ tucky oaks with her Shtf went wrong however It seenis odd to see a trainer like Rowe on the turf with a string of maidens as in the old days he had only the best to handle such as Colonial Girl First Mason and Mabel Richardson With Colonial Girl Rowe won the 50000 Worlds Fair Handicap at St Louis and many other brilliant races He is a capable trainer and rode well as a jockey One of bis regular mounts was the famous old campaigner Ernest Kace with which lie won many races racesSemprite Semprite which won at Douglas Park on Tues ¬ day at a mile in 1 beating the Latonia Derby candidates McCorkle and Jimmie McGill as well as the high class lilly Floral Park is the last foal of the famous broodmare Ignite the dam of the Kentucky Derby and Latonia Derby winner Sir Iluoii and the good stake mare Altuda Ignite in producing three such performers as Sir HUHU Al tndi and Semprite shows what some great race mares can do in the stud as she was one of tlio best lillies George J Long ever raced Mr Long was highly pleased over Semprites victory of Tuesday Hi always had an affection for Ignite and her foals are great favorites with him himBefore Before Cream won the Kentucky Oak last Satur ¬ day her owner C 0 Van Meter offered to take 3500 for the daughter of Klectioneer It is said that Mr Van Meter now asks 7500 for the lilly at least he is credited with having priced her at tills figure to Mose Goldblatt representing 1 Liv ¬ ingston who is a new comer on the turf This only shows what a difference one wlnuiir race some ¬ times makes in the value of a performer Cream is a lilly that looks as if she will continue to improve as she grows older olderIt It begins to look as if the honors among the mature horses racing this season on the American turf would bo Iwtwccn Free Lance and Rudolfo which should surely lie of great satisfaction to George J Long as both of these brilliant perform ¬ ers were bred and raised in his famous Bashford Manor stud Free Lance is training well for late summer and fall racing and Rudolfo right now is the star of American racing What he will be able to do in a race with Free Lance at his best is problematical of course but it surely is a great dis ¬ tinction for any breeding establishment to have iu training two such crack fouryearolds

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