Timely Gossip From Kentucky., Daily Racing Form, 1913-09-21


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TIMELY GOSSIP FROM KENTUCKY Louisville Ky September 20 Heavy rain made the going slushy at the local tracks yesterday so there was little doing in the way of work for speed The most recent workouts of Douglas Park Inaugural Handicap candidates have been as follows followsBuckhoru Buckhoru Mile in 144 144Flora Flora Fina Mile in 144 144Helen Helen Barbee Fiveeighths in 104 104Jenny Jenny Geddes Mile in 144 144Leochares Leochares Quarter mile in 25 25Prince Prince Hermis Mile in 145 145Scmpritc Scmpritc Threequarters in 119 119Nothing Nothing has occurred to lessen the prospects for a big iield in this rich stake Now that the weights have been announced by Secretary E W Maginn the indications are that it will be one of the liveliest betting races racesSecretary Secretary E W Maginn arrived from St Louis Thursday to remain at Douglas Park until the elevendays meeting ends tliere on October 4 when the 5OOO Louisville Cup is to be decided the weights for which twomile race he will assign on September 0 0J J B Campbell entry clerk and clerk of the course at Douglas Park arrived today from Lex ¬ ington where he has been engaged in registering the horses which will be shipped here He reports that practically all the horses now quartered at Lex ¬ ington will come here by Monday MondayAll All the machines are in place at Douglas Park in the betting ring and the chairs have been in ¬ stalled In the grandstand and boxes The ad ¬ ministration building is ready for the reception of betting ring master Eugene Elrod and his crew and in fact everything is in readiness for the opening of next Tuesday with the exception of the hoisting of the Hags over the buildings buildingsThe The track and its surroundings could not present a more beautiful appearance Manager Hachmeister lias personally looked after the details and the grounds now present an asi ect as sightly as money lavishly expended in improvements and landscape gardening can make them With good weather the success of the fall racing season at Douglas Park Is assured assuredJ J T Weaver has written a friend here that Gowell the Latonia Derby winner will surely start in the Kentucky Endurance Stakes barring training accidents and he believes that her races at Douglas Park in the 3500 Inaugural Handicap and the 5000 Louisville Cup two miles will lit her so that she will be unbeatable by any horse in training over tin fourmile course courseSecretary Secretary Maginn will close the entries for the Douglas Park opening day card at his oliiee at that track at 1030 oclock Monday morning September 22 At the same hour declarations will IMS due for the 3500 Inaugural Handicap The Douglas Park races will begin at 215 p m each day dayA A carload of fourteen horses arrived yesterday from Vancouver Two of the number owned by S R Howser are stabled at Douglas Park while the remaining twelve are quartered at Churchill Downs The big string of AV II Flzer was among the horses Included in this shipment F D Weir trainer of the sensational twoyear old Old Rosebud hast asked that eighteen stalls be bedded down for his horses at Douglas Park W L Lewis has reserved eight stalls at Douglas Park for Silver Bill and his other horses and trainer Oy Hughes with two horses is coming over with Lewis LewisJoo Joo Schreiber the owner of Jim Basey Florence Roberts and other horses owned by John Lowe now in training at Douglas Park has been sick with malaria since his arrival in this city from Wind ¬ sor and is at present confined to his room in his apartments here though his physician says he will soon be aide to In out and about again againC C S Wilson has reserved stall room at Douglas Park for Wood Dove a recent winner at Lexing ¬ ton and E C Colton is also coming to this track with his selling plater Marshon MarshonB B G Nelson secretary of the Pennyroyal Fair Association at Hopkiiisville Ky was a visitor at Douglas Park yesterday to consult Manager Hach ¬ meister regarding the working of the parimtituel pools which lie purposes to put in operation during the races at the fair IIP represents tills fall He will ojierate the machines on the trots and pacing races as well as the running events The fair at Hopkinsville this fall will IH of live days duration beginning on October 7 and ending October 11 11C C E Rowes Muff has won two races at the Kentucky State Fair this week at six furlongs in 115 and the other a mile over a slow track in 144 creditable performances on a halfmile course The State Fair organization lias in contemplation for the benefit of the thoroughbred breeding inter ¬ est in Kentucky an expansion of its running race program within the next year or so The idea is to give a program that will IM of help to the Doug las Park and Churchill Downs organizations in up ¬ holding the high standard of the thoroughbred race horse in this state It lias been suggested that a Futurity race for twoyearolds be opened to be run during the fair meeting in the fall of 1917 for fails of 1915 at six furlongs and the State Fair Associa ¬ tion will endeavor to add sufficient to make the event pay from 2500 to 3000 to the winner Once this race is inaugurated it will be an annual feature of tills state institution The management of the State Fair figures that such a race will meet with the approval of the thoroughbred breeders and turf ¬ men of Kentucky and at the same time put the sport at the fair on a substantial basis The State Fair people think that in offering such a race they will help to uphold Louisvilles present prestige as one of the greatest racing centers in the country which is due to the successful management of the two local race tracks Douglas Park and Churchill Downs DownsTrainer Trainer F D Weir will not bring the eleven yearlings owned by Col W B Applegate and H O Applegate Co the owners of Old Rosebud here with his racing stable It is likely he will let them remain at Lexington and trainer William Walter who developed the famous Round the World probably will handle the yonngsters while they are quartered tliere It is understood the program now is to let these youngsters stay at Lexington until the Weir stable goes to Latonia in the fall They will then join bis racing string Tills firm will send two carloads of horses to Juarez tovrace the coming winter Old Rosebud as well as Hawthorn both stars in their respective twoyearold seasons are developments of Juarez winter racing and trainer Weir says he will go to that track with his young ¬ sters as long as he handles yearlings Tliere never was a race course where young horses trained better in cold weather than at the Mexican track in his opinion opinionTrainer Trainer Kunz advised by C W Carroll is fitting the locally owned gelding Pinhooker for the four mile race but as yet neither is able to tell whether the horse has any of the qualifications necessary to win sucli a race He can work over long dis ¬ tances without tiring but the delivery wagon geld ¬ ing seems shy on speed speedV V if McGinnis noted fiveyearold Sam Jackson is expected at Churchill Downs to l e trained for ills fourmile engagement in the 15000 Kentucky Endurance Stakes He will carry the colors of George J Long in the long distance race the owner of Free Lance having leased the Saratoga Cup win ¬ ner from Mr McGimiis to run in this event When Sam Jackson arrives he will be turned over to Mr Longs trainer Pete Coyne who nov lias his string at Douglas Park but Mr McGinnis will come here before the running of the race and assist trainer Coyne In getting the horse ready

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