Kentucky Handicap next big Event: With Derby a Matter of History, Douglas Park Opening Event Now Begins to Loom Up, Daily Racing Form, 1914-05-12


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KENTUCKY HANDICAP NEXT BIG EVENT. With Derby a Matter of History, Douglas Park Opening Event Now Begins to Loom Up. Louisville. Ky.. May 11. — With the local racing -eason in progress at Churchill Downs and the passing of the 1914 Kentucky Derby into history, interest now centers in the coming renewal of the Kentucky Handicap, the feature event of the Douglas Park spring meeting, which will begin on Saturday, May li:!, and coDtiuuc for thirteeu racing days. As last season, this great mile and a quarter race will have an added value of 0,000 and its fifty nominations, with a probable field of a dozen starters or more, will easily make it the richest race for alder horses to be run on the American turf this season, as its gross value will he ke-tweeti 914,88V and 5,000. Stars galore are ntiiu-beieil among the nominations to this great feature race. The I hi ee year-olds engaged thai are in their Is -i racing condition embrace Old Rosebud, Hodgi . Bradleys Choice. Briogborst, Casuarina. Black Tuoey, Boots and Saddle. Brownest lag, Belloc, Watermelon, Ivan Gardner and old Den, while the notable older horses eligible comprise Kudolfo. the winner ot this stake last season; Gowetl, last seasons winner of the Latoiiia Derby: Froglegs. Hamilton. Ureal Britain, Doner all, winner of the Kentucky Derby last year; Hock View. August Delmonts crack; Hawthorn, the winter Derby favorite of 1813; ;. M. Miller. Prince dermis, The Widow Moon. Klebarne, Solar star. Boadasaster, and clubs. II is easy lo -eo thai a great race may he ex ixcled from a field picked from the above named performers. many of which are track record breakers, and Secretary K. W. Maglnn will have the task of his career in adjusting the weights for this great race this spring. The weights will be announced by him live days before the event is run. Manager John Hachmeister has hail, for the last two wivks. much mail from turf followers all over the country asking for book programs of the coming Douglas Park spring meeting, and many of Ihese correspondents assure Mr. Hachmeister that they will lie on hand to see the Kentucky Handicap run. Some of these communications come from turfmen, who. on account of business pressure, were unable lo get here for the Kentucky Derby. Douglas Park has never presented a more beautiful appearance than it does this spring. Since the last Kentucky Handicap was run on May :2li. 13113. many notable Improvements have been made .-n t he coarse .-.iil gronnds. T.-day it Is perhaps as complete a racing plain a there is in all America and it is surely a delightful place to spend an afternoon and vituens the greatest horses in America, ridden by the most skilful jockeys, striving for the supremacy. There are three other rich events to be run during the thirteen days of racing at Douglas Park this s|Prinu. Including tin-Memorial Handicap. £2,000 added, for three-year ■ Ms ami upwards, six furlongs: the Spring Trial Stakes for two year olds, five furlongs. .. 00 added, and ihe Speculation Stakes for three-year-olds and upward, one mile and a sixteenth. 11,900 added. The overnight purses and handicaps this spring will In- unusually attractive and to all of such races s;:ii or more in added money is to be given by the Douglas Park Jockey Chili. A big improvement is the extension of the IhiiiIo raid li ailing to the course. This gives an unbroken stretch of boulevard from the city to the main entrance of the grandstand at this beautiful track. II is reported that August Iielmonts noted four-.war-ohl. Keck View, is being especially pointed by trainer S. C. Ilildreth lo till his engagement in I In- Kentucky Handicap. If the son of Beck Sand does come to Kentucky his appearance here will increase interest in that liche-l of all aged events • n the American turf this season. Trainer J. O. Keene brought only twenty-five horses of the J. N. Caindcii stable here from Lex inglon. but it is the biggest string this memlier of the Kentucky State Racing Commission has ever .-t stabled at the local courses. lie applied to Secretary Lyman H. Davis for stalls for thirty horses at the Downs, but five of those he originally intended bringing here be succeeded in selling dining the Lexington meeting;. As trainer Keene could not get stalls for his big stable in one harn at the Downs, so crowded are the stable quarters at this track, the Camden string was taekn over to Douglas park and now occupies one of the long barns al that course, which is now rapidly filling up with horses. All of the c.-undeii horses, including the Breeders Futurity winner, Itke. are looking well. This son of Peter Quince will make his ap pearance at ihe Downs next Wednesday in the r.ashfortl Manor Stakes, in which event he will be naked to carry a three-pound penalty, and im-el James Butlers Ultimas colt. Last Coin, which is regarded as the pick of the stable of youngsters that eastern turfman has in training here. . In speaking of Mr. Butler, it is in order to note that In- is enjoying his trip to Louisville im niensely. as he has the pleasure here of the company of his business associates. Price McKinne.v and James Corrigan. two Cleveland racing enthitsi asts. All go to the Downs in the morning to see John Lowe train the Butler string of t wo yeai olds at the local rearm. Mr. Butlers eastern young siet-s have been transferred by trainer R. C. Benson to Belmont Park and they will he ready to race al Ihe first of the metropolitan meetings, he ginning al that course May :. ;. Mr. Butler s purchases iu the yearling line so far this season total seven head, recently secured for him at the Lexington sale by Mr. McKiliney. That veteran trainer Charles H. Hughes, has Se-bajra looking uawsunlly well now- ami expects to soon win some races with this son of Sonipronins. SebagO looks a hit high, but his recent mirning work shows that he has an abundance ol" speed. i. B. Morris, who won the Kentueky Derby back as far as 1SS2 with Apollo, am ran second in the same event iu ISM.", and 1S.ST. with Drake Carter and Beraaa, respectively, krhere with two horses, Kira am! Gieaeer. The latter is a two year old. G W. J. Bissel. of Pittsburgh, is here to s|iond mosl of the local racing season, lie has nine horses at Ihe Ik.wiis in I ha I M of trainer James Cass and lockej D. Connelly will riih- for the stable. This boy eim do as light as 183 pounds. The horses Mr Bissell has here include Dainty Mint. Mac. Lit tie Mae. Swian. Blown Prime. Blue Wing. Filigree, Idiolo nini Grey Squirrel. The latter is one of the lew grey horses now in training. He is quite a promising youngster and is eligible for the Bashford Manor Stakes to be run Wednesday. He is a s.n ..I Hastings, the s r of Hawthorn, and is out of Turtle Dove, from wliii-h spei-dv |ierfonnor he gets his grey color. Mr. Bissell has onlv two yearlings of his iiwn raising Ihis season, both heing by Mad-dalo. One is a colt out of l-ady Ornament, by Ornament, and the other is a till v out of Toiirmalet la. by I.issak. Be has Bee sucklings this spring and seres broodmares in the stud, located at Hal Price Headleys farm near I.e.xiugton. Mr. Biss.Ml is mating his mares this season with Rapid Water, which noted hnrM is now one of the stallions at Hamhurg Place. Ceorge W. Innes bought five horses to the Downs including Captain Burns. James Doelery and the three two year olds. Hildred. Mi se Irwin and Tins-man. Hildred is entered in tin- Debutante Stakes. Mosc Irwin is eligible to the Bashford Manor Stakes and also the Juvenile Slakes in which later event Tipsinan is also engaged. Mose Irwin is also an eligible for the Spring Trial Slakes to be run at the coming Douglas Park meeting. The latter is a son of Orison, which noted horse is by Hamhurg and a half brother to Angi Ins.

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