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RAIN RETARDS TRAINING SUCCESSION OF HEAVY SHOWERS KEEPS LOUISVILLE TRACKS MUDDY. Old Rosebud, Kentucky Derby Favorite, in Superb Condition — Little Nephew Only Prominent Derby Eligible to Meet with Mishap So Far. Louisville. Ky.. April 2. — Continued showers of the real April brand have kepi bath tracks al Churchill Downs and Douglas Park iu slushy con-diliou during the pasi few days and as a result last work by the hstnes here has been out of the question. Old Hoscbud. the favorite for Ihe Kentucky Derby, worked six furlongs in the heavy going under double wiaps in l:24,A. going the lirst eighth in 13% and the quarter in 27V,. He is surely a grami horse in the mud and so smooth is his action that be does not even throw Ihe mud over himself as most other horses do. On Wednesday his owners. It. . Applegale and Ihe lattcis father. Col. W. E. Applegatc, visited Douglas Park with trainer F. D. Weir lo sec I be great t bree year old take his Work, lb is being ridden iu all his gallops by bis JSCKey, .1. Met she, who thoroughly understands him and knows all bis little peculiarities. As wheu a two-year-oid, he has a perfect temperament and works generously. Trainer Weir thinks he is taking bis preparation as well as is possible and has no excuses of any kind to oiler for hiss. He does not doubt I hat he will be at his best on Saturday. May 9. When Ihe rich mil.- and a ipiarler stake will be run. So far all of I be Derby candidates in training here have not met with any serious setbacks. Ralphs slight lameness of a recent date has entirely disap peared. it was of only a trilling nature, probably due lo bumping a leg in his stall. Of course this docs not apply to Kittle Nephew, which injured him self during the winter before his real Derby training liegan. At that this son of Uncle has improved greatly in the lasi t.-w weeks, the swelling of his injured luck having been reduced materially, and it may be possible lo put him in training much earlier than seemed probable a month back. Tbe outlook for the great race this spriug both as to class ami number of the prominent contestants, is indeed roseate. John W. Schorrs Froglegs is training unusually w.-ii for bis engagement in the Kentucky Handicap. sio.uoo added, to be run oil tbe opening day of the Douglas Park spring meeetiiig. Saturday, May 2:. and the Clark Handicap, to be run at Churchill Downs, ibis tive-year-ohl wintered well aud has thickened and broadened out greatly as a result of his long rest. Trainers think l-roglegs could not possibly be in lictter condition to begin severe training for his big handicap engagements and he will undoubtedly be one ot the favorites in any race ia which he runs during tbe coming local meetings. Another older iwjrse that is doing exceedingly well in training for the Kentucky and Clark Handicap * hi- is H. ,|. Mackenzies five-year-old. Buckhorn, in charge of trainer lack Adkins at Douglas Park, lie has wintered superbly and will undoubtedly come back io the races ihis saasaa as one of the best of tbe older division. Traiuer Adkins has five other horses in bis barn at this course, they being the noted male ti leu Barbae, Melton Street. Adelaide T.. Leo Skolny ami his recent purchase, San Vega, the lal te;- two ere three year olds that were purchased by trainer Adkins for Mr. Mackenzie this spring. San Vega N noi engaged in the Kentucky Derby, bill was entered by bis former owner for the Latonia Derby. He started eleven times last season and is still a maiden, but upon many occasious was placed and when he was beaten it was genera lly hv assart two-year-olds. Adkins thinks that these l bree year olds are good racing prospects. Several stables have arrived In the last twenty-four hours from Charleston and are now quartered at the local tracks. Those that went to Churchill Downs were Prank Goring with Flying Yankee and Captain Heck: Lew Marion with Prince Hermis. V.- rena, Sam Hirscfa and "mot he i horse; Mrs. Theo Abadie with Tom King. Boly Hill and wo two. year olds, and Lee Christy with two horses. Kaleigh Cohttaa look his big stable of seventeen horses to Douglas Park. it is the biggest string this colored trainer and once noted Jockey has had iu charge since be bandied the winter Derby favorite. Waldo, at Churchill Downs in the season of 1010. Colstons stable consists of eleven two year-olds ami si older liot-s s. The older horses are Princess Callaway. Ducal Crown, Kaintink, taller On. Pout arabia and Arrionctla. The t wo year-olds arc Mo cowa, Neiherbow. Chevron, La Patrie, Gladwin, Lad. Tetan. BavenhaB, Failure. Battle P.urlon and Malt: ■• c. Tin- Colston horses stacked here in good eondi lion and after being briefly rested, will be on the track for regular exercise after Ihc fjrsl of ihe coin niu week. The racing stable Of W. M. Ki eves has arrived fr Qreennn, Ky.. in charge of trainer W. Qowell and is now quartered at Douglas Park. lie lias in his barn a Iwoyc.uohl bay filly by Planinles and i bay coll of the same age by Hurst Park, in addition lo ihe older horses Clyde T.. Wolfs Kaths. The General and Quartermaster. The latter hK.ks ei ceptionally will this spring and has evidently he-u greatly benefitted by his winters rest. Another ar rival at Douglas park from Charleston is the stable ill charge of It. Campbell, which embraces Boyal Report. Toy and Esther Hlues. Trainer Scott Williams has arrived to take up Curtain Call, which has beeu turuiil out since la t fall at a farm near this city. This horse is owned by a Cincinnati tuifmau. M. G. Thompson, and Williams thinks he is a good racing prospect for Ihe Latonia meeting. A. O. Dunlap. of Los Angeles, whose string is now at Churchill Downs in charge of trainer George Land, will send five of his horses to race at Lex ington during the coming meeting there. He has eight horses in training at the Downs and the five thai he will send to Lexington are ready to race, having shipped well from Juarez, where they wit. raced frequently of late. Two of the horses he will send lo Lexington ale Maud McKee aud Ocean Queen, both of which eau Tim in all sorts of going.