Gossip and Comment from Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1914-06-16


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G f " ,_ , . :. J in la . , 2 ■ ; ii I „ of ■ I I k I t t in ■ I j v I . j , , | [ j , i i . ] , ; a | ■ | , , i i a , i , j ] i a i a | i i I i 1 i I ; i i I I I l ; I i I • : I i ■ ■ 1 | 1 , GOSSIP AND COMMENT FROM KENTUCKY. Cincinnati. O.. June 15.— Kay Spciice has derided ici to race his speedy gelding, Hodge, until u tali, and al I he rofhlilnil of the present Latonia meeting lie win min oat Hodge, .Nannie ktcDee, v Osaple. Furlong and the other horses in his stable until fall. They will he shipped to Louisville and quartered during the months of July and August at boa Jones National Stock Farm near lh.it city. Spence Is satisfied that the recent extremely hot f weather caused Hodge to go stale, following his brilliant race with Old Rosehud in the Kentucky Derby. He thinks now that he should have sent , Hi- gelding io Canada immediately after his Kentucky Derby race, as last at a eon Dodge did wall that climate, and was at his beat in midsum a I mcr. Spence thinks he will come back in the fail 1 Ki od form, a- he goes to the farm iu a thoroughly s and condition. Tbe peculiar forluues of t racing were never better Illustrated than in the case of Hodge this season on the Kentucky tracks. When he left the Juarez course last March, with , Furlong as a stable companion, a prognosticate!- j would have been regarded as unbalanced who would have suggested that Furlong would win more rao -in Kenliu k, dining tie- spring and summer than I the sou of Ivan the Terrible. It has so turned out. however, as the older horse lias scored twice, while second in the Kentacky Derby is as close as a . Hodge came to winning. Transportation, which has been placing in some j his receat racea, was raised with a band of sheep, and never had any grain to eat until he was a tWO-year-old. He "was bred by Claude M. Th as. of Boarboa County, who turned him out with the sheep and let him [-ought it. Thomas sold him for 800. B. R. Bradley has at Idle Hour Farm a handsome yearling chestnut colt by Caaard out of Ella Smith, | the dam of Brigs Sister, winner of the Clipsetta i Stake* ai Latonhl this season, and which tilly ran , sack a brilliant race wilh Luke, at Douglas Bark. • the Sprin,; Trial Stakes. This colt is al-o a | brother to Brig. Klla Smith is a California-bred mare by th n noted sire, Joe Hooker, which got among other noted racers the famous Yd Tambieu. Klla Smith has no suckling this season, but was re- cently mated with Helmet, so her produce in 1015 . will ! •• either a brother or sister to the winner of the Clipsetta Slakes. Mr. Bradley Intended to perpetuate this line of famous performers through Biig the Brst performer that brought Ella Smith into notice as a brilliant producer. Unfortunately. however, that speedy tilly. after being retired to i the stud al bile Hour Farm was struck by light- 1 ning and killed while running in her paddock. He will now have other opportunities to carry out his plans. Mr. Bradley is a great stickler for certain lines of blood, and the mares that have produced good winners for him an- always regarded as priceless bj Ibis up to date American turfman. J. G. Greener baa but two yearlings at present. They are both by the dead Count iess. Both tbe youngsters Mr. Greener owns are out of mares by .My Boy II. . one being a chestnut colt and the other a chestnut tilly. The only other living yearling by Countless Is a bay colt out of the dam of Manners, owned by another Tennessee Decoder. Count iess sired only one other foal, that being a tilly out of Boaega, bred by May Overton, of Nashville, and which died as a weanling. Both Of the Greener yearlings are good-looking youngsters, and bear a remarkable resemblance to their sire. The once popalar American rider. Patsy Free man. who in days gon" by. rode many winners at Latonia. has written to his mother, here, that he j expects to visit America the coming fall, and see few days" racing on the Kentucky tracks. Freeman has now been for a number of years in France, and lias developed in that country into a successful trainer of horses. He writes that he has at pre scat twenty five horses in training. This week two stake events are down for decision at Latonia. On Wednesday the Harold Stakes for two-year-olds colts and geldings, five furlongs. ,000 added, will be run. while on Satttr day tin Merchants Stakes, for three year-olds ami over, one mile, ,800 added, will be the feature. Joe Redmond, who at one lime trained the great racing string of the lake Cant. S. S. Brown, and decide hack was for years a prominent figure on the turf, is now at Latonia. and is planning to enter racing again. This noted horseman re cently diapoaed of his farm in Boarboa County. Ky., and ha- purchased a home not far from the Lalonia track. He intends to buy some yearlings the coming fail, and hopes in this way to get hold of good two-year-old for next season, and perhaps promising Derby eligible for 1918. Redmond i- one of the in st skillful trainers that ever emanated from Boarbon County. Ky., the home at so many noted turfmen. He is a natural horseman and an extremely good judge of yearlings. BO il is safe to predict thai some id his purchase-the coming autumn are sure to carry his colors in the turf v. ill distinction. One of the good horses he handled and raced in his own interest in yean now long since pas! was the flying Serrano, which won many creditable races, and beat some of the best handicap horses of his day. Among the yearlings he developed for Captain Brown was the noted Hyphen, which won the Brooklyn Derby for that turfman a- a three-year-old. Hyphen as a two year-old in Redmonds name, perhaps, ran more brilliant race- and just got defeated than any two year old of his time. He lost half a dozen big stakes by a nose or a head, and in a measure caused Redmond to quit Captain Browns service. The latter had great faith ill Redmond as a trainer, who. bidding Captain Brown in high regard, fell as if he wa- -oinehow or another a "11001101" to the Pittsburgh owners hors -s. and suggested, thai it would be beat for him to secure another trainer. An odd feature in connection with the call its for lie- second race at Latonia last Wednesday was t he fact that jockey K. Martin had a call to ride five of the horses named. The entries were so numerous that they ran far over the limit Bomber allowed al the Latonia track for such races, and every one of the horses for which his services had been sought were drawn out ami he did not have a mount in Iho race. W. J. Spiers, who oaakes Martins riding book for mounts at Latonia. has at all linns a strong d"inand for this riders ■en Ices, and it is rarely that lie fails to have a mount. T. C. McDowell holds first call on his services. He is s:ill the premier post rider in Kentucky, and it is surely a slow breaker that he ..nno! gel away wilh iu the front rank. James Butlers Climber, which ran disappointingly iu He- Clipsetta Slakes, and for the first me in her career finished unplaced, has. according Io trainer John Lowe, trained a bit off since siie arrived at the Lalonia track. ;, ■ wa- buffeted about in tbe Spring Trial Stake- at Douglas Bark, and Lowe cli.l not reall] want Io start her in the Clipsetta Slak---. 11.- had orders from Mr. Butler lo run her. howev r, and so she- went to the post. He will now let her rest for a week or so. and then if she seems Io regain her form, he will give her a race dining I lie third week of the Latonia meeting to key ber up for her engagement in the rich Cincinnati Trophy to be decided at Latonia on Saturday. .line St.

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