Timely Gossip from Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-14


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f TIMELY GOSSIP FROM KENTUCKY : J Louisville, Ky., October 13. The present week will bring the closing of the meeting of the New Louisville Jockey Club, as well as the end of the local racing season. From here the horses will go to Latouia, where an eighteen days meeting is to be held, beginning next Monday and ending on Saturday, November 8, which will bring the Kentucky season to a close. From Latonia the horses will divide between the two winter meetings at Juarez, Mex., and Charleston, S. C. Secretary Lyman 11. Davis, in compiling the original stake book of the New Louisville Jockey Club this fall, published therein the conditions of the overnight races for the six lirst days of the meeting and be has Just now issued a similar program covering the remaining four days of the meeting. The book shows no race of less than 1913.sh00 In value and the handicaps carry 00 in added money. There are two stakes remaining to be decided at the Downs this fall. They are the Golden Mod Selling Stakes; ,000 added, for two-year-olds, six furlongs, which will be run on Wednesday, and the Falls City Handicap, ,000 added, for three-year-oids and over, six furlongs, which will be decided next Saturday, the closing day of the meeting. There are fifty-nine entries lor the Golden Moil Stakes from which to select the Held and the Falls City Han-cap has forty-seven entries, embracing the best sprinters at present Iu training. Those mentioned as likely to start in the latter event include Hawthorn, Helios, Floral Park, Great Mritain, Casey Jones, Muckhom, The Widow Moon, Presumption, Leocliares, Horron, Solar Star, Theresa Gill and iron .Mask, the last named is again doing well in training. Helios race of Saturday, when beaten badly In the race won by Leachares. should not be taken seriously, horsemen believe. Steele gave Helios none too good a ride and then again the gelding ran as if he did not fancy the going. Leocliares Is at present the mainstay of John W. Schorrs big racing stable and is likely to continue so next season, when he will be a four-year-old. Jockey Charles Morel, who has been riding him of late, says that for the first eighth of a mile Leo-chares has had scant speed and that this accounts for his dropping back at the start in some of his races. Once he gets settled into his stride, however, he apparently can run fast and far. The meeting .at- Churchill -Dawnsso far ljas fulfilled all expectations and foreshadows a successful season at Latonia, as in addition to the many horsemen now here that course will have others from various sections. The bocl; program for Latonia will be distributed at the Downs tomorrow anil will meet all the requirements in keeping the fajl meet ing there up to the standard that has" ruled at Churchill Downs and Douglas Park this fall. . The run-ups at the Downs on Saturday will result in another seven-race card -this week, providing as they did the fund for another Advance Money selling purse. Trainer John Walters has not been racing any of the G. M. Hcndrle horses here as yet. being of the opinion that any horses shipped here late iu the season from Canada need a restup before being raced in the Kentucky atmosphere. Kay Spenee attributes Hodges two poor performances here to this fact and believes the brother to Little Father will redeem himself before the Kentucky season c oses. Walters may send Great Mritain to the post in the Falls City Handicap here. Otherwise he will do little racing with the Hendrie string uutil he reaches Latonia. Modily the horses in the care of Walters at the Downs could not look better. James OLeary, of the ofiice force at the Downs, has received a letter which states that two American jockeys. Milton Henry and Guy Garner, who have been riding in France and other foreign countries, are coming home to spend the winter and will put in their time at Juarez. J. II. Mead, who is endeavoring to gather a stable for winter racing at Juarez, to take the place of his former string, composed of Chapultepcc, John Louis, Capitan Mravo and Mob Farley, thinks that he can bring Mlo Mrazos around again all right and that is the reason he purchased that performer out of the recent paddock sale at the Downs. He already has Irish Gentleman as a stable companion to the Texas-bred nerfornier. James Mutler, while at the Downs Saturday, spoke in glowing terms of the promise of a number of his yearling colts which are being trained by M. C. Menson in the east. The New York turfman seeins to think the band he bought from the estate of the late James M. Keene will more than fulfill his fondest expectations. He says that so far they have shown to be far above the general average of yearlings and that trainer Menson is much pleased with the entire lot. Jockey C. Morel will take a long vacation in the west at the close of the Latonia meeting. He will spend some of his time at his home in California and then go on a long hunting and fishing trip. lie expects to ride a good deal at Juarez during the coming winter, but will not go there until after the holidays. H. P. Whitney lias been endeavoring to secure a contract on Morel for the eastern season of 1914 and Borel has taken the proposition under advisement. Morel recently celebrated his twentv-eighth birthday. Few of tlie stables now racing here will turn out any of their horses until after the Latouia meeting and practically the entire collection now quartered at the two courses here .will be shipped to that track. During the Latonia meeting there will be a considerable weeding out by owners planning to ship to the winter tracks. At tlie conclusion of the fall racing season in Kentucky trainer Charles H. Hughes will turn W. Linkers Sebago out for the winter and endeavor to bring him back again to the races next spring In winning form. Hughes seems to think the horse did not do himself justice during his eastern campaign owing to being raced and trained hard during the hot spell at Latonia last summer. II. F. Brlevogel, who is in charge of tlie meeting at Churchill Downs in the absence of Manager M. J. Winn at the Laurel track in Maryland, will join Mr. Winn at Laurel as soon as the meeting here ends. At the conclusion of the Maryland meeting he will go to his home in Detroit to rest for a few days and then leave to assume his duties as Mr. Winns assistant at the Juarez track. He and Mr. Winn expect to reach El Paso as early as November 10 to prepare for the coming winter season of 100 racing days or more at the Mexican course. J. P. Hoss, of Lexington, has liought from A. M. Spreckels the brown two-year-old colt, Gopul, by Dr. Leggo Guerara, a sister to Edda. Ross will endeavor to develop Gopul into a high-class crosscountry horse, he being an ideal type for a jumper. T. Hart Talbot, the Mourbon County member of the Kentucky State Racing Commission, in discussing the recent running of the Kentucky Endurance Stakes, said that the members of that body would make a special effort during the coming season to get the best horses possible that show a disposition to go a considerable distance entered for this stake next season. The members of the commission will make a personal appeal to the owners of the big-, gest racing stables to have representatives specially trained and fitted for this event in 1914. Commissioner Talbot thinks there is no chance of the commission agreeing to the race being reduced in dis--tancij. Hean.d other, members oJCthe commission believe "that wewlll "Haver .horses of slamina artdthat when such ierformers are properly fitted to run the distance a great four-mile race will, be the outcome. William Gerst has purchased from T. W. Flynn the four-year-old tllly Meautiful. which recently broke down in the Kentucky Endurance Stakes, and the daughter of Sir Dixon and Lady Alberta will be shipped to the Gerst farm In Tennessee within tlie next few days. She will be mated the coming spring to Hanbridge. J. W. Johnsons good four-year-old filly. Flora Fina now appears to be little the worse for her effort in the four-mile Kentucky Endurance Stakes. Trainer James Everinan is not so sure that he will attempt to race the daughter of Ogden again this season, but he is confident that if he cares to he can get her ready to run a time or two at Latouia. Milton M., which was to have been the Johnson representative in the long race at the Downs, is in none too good shape, but is recovering slowly from the lameness which alllicted him at Douglas Park in Ids training and racing for the big stake. Everman will make no attempt to race the son of Claude again this year. To the fact that he counted on Milton M. to run in the race, he attributes his failure In the four-mile race with Flora Fina. He says he really had only two weeks to fit her for the long race after Milton M. went lame. Iu his opinion had she been trained from early summer until fall with this event in view, as was the winner. Pandorina. she would have handily defeated Mrs. Livingstons good filly. Trainer Jack Weaver has Gowell on the track daily giving her slow work, and she is fast recovering from the blistering made necessary by accident in a race at Douglas Park. While he may not start the Latonia Derby winner again this season, he is confident that should he so desire he could race her in a sprint or two during the latter part of the coming Latonia meeting without harm. Trainer II. S. Newman has delayed his shipment to Texas on account of having had three sick horses In his stable, Irish Ann, Dick Dodie and Closer. As all but the former are doing well now. he will go in a day or two, provided Irish Ann is then in condition to ship. Newman will ship from here to Dallas, where the State Fair races are to be held for twelve days, beginning Octobe 20. From there he will ship the entire Newman stable, including fifteen yearlings, to Juarez. G. M. Morris, with four horses, will ship with tlie Newman stalde. All of the Newman yearlings this season are by Abe Frank, with the exception of three colts by St. Savin, out of the mares Our Messie, Alma Gardia and Sainvoke. These youngsters are promising and are brown in color.

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