Timely Gossip Form Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1914-10-13


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TIMELY GOSSIP FROM KENTUCKY. Louisville. Ky., October 12 .When P "fr wen the third race at Churchill Downs baturdaj it marked her fortieth winning race. This .Kre.it Texas-bred lilly is among the best of present daj swiiters The fact that she has won this, great mmiber of races and is yet not out f her four-; vcar-old form marks her as one of the leal wonders of the turf of the present day. SI e a der velopment of the Juarez course in iIelCo, haIiii, been educated there to race and she won her lut races over that track. She won thirteen race is a two-vear-old in 1112, fifteen races as a three-year od in 1013, and she has so ; far won twelve rhces his season. In iifteen of her last sixteen starts she has finished either first br second ami these races haVe been run on no less than cigur different race tracks. She is so far unbeaten .in Kentuckv this season. As a three-year-old her w ers shipped her to Kentucky with the "expectation .of winning the Kentucky Oaks. On her way to this citv frmn tiie Juarez track she encountered the Hood ivhlch at that time swept over a large part ot Kentucky. Ohio and Indiana. The car She wis in reached Washington. Ind., and when the train began to try to move on it was discovered that all the bridges were washed away, and the Newman horses, including this great filly, .were water bound there for nearly three weeks and she was practically thrown out of training for the time being.. As a. consequence she was m no condition to show any thins like her best form when she filially reached Churchill Downs mid so she did not start" in the Kentucky Oaks. This accounts for her poor performances that spring in Kentucky, but she has. wiped out this stain this f all. . as.she has swept all before her on the local courses. Just how many races she will win before she quits the turf - interesting to conjecture. It looks as If she iiv-y surpass the record of all mares of recent years, as she is sound i-i wind and limb. ... 0 A. Bianchi has word from Oregon that a two-veaf-old iillv bv his horse. Jim Gaffnev. the sire of Emerson Cccbran, ,oit of Maid, of termoy, has been winning everything in the way of juvenile races at the fairs in that region. George Swain is here from Latonia to take u the Downs meeting. He concluded he would not ship his illly. Briny Deep here to race and left her at Latonia, where quite a number of hordes are quartered awaiting the opening of the meeting at that track next Monday. They include -eiglu horses owned bv Dillard Hill, who developed ihe good race horse Grover Hu-hes. and the strings of Fd Trotter Dr. G. M. Miller, C. Bogan und other owners. Swnin savs that Superintendent Keegan is hard at work on the Latonia track petting the course readv for fast racing. Manager John Ilacu-meister and Frank Bruen. his assistant, have the track oilice open there for business and Secretary K W Maginn is also on the scene. The book program for the meeting will likely reach licre tomorrow for distribution among the horsemen racing at Churchill Downs. P. Sheridan, owner of the fast sprinter Back Bav. has invested considerable of his turf winnings in "new horses and now has a string of nine, most of which .e intends shinning to. Juarez for winter racing when the Kentucky season is over with the finish of the Latonia meeting. This will mean the to the Mexican course of jockey J. Met calf, as Sheridan is agent for the boy, by the grace of trainer C. W. Carroll, who is at present racing no horses for his employer. A. B. Spreckles, who holds the contract on Metcalf. Tin- mightv Free Lance is still in the barn of Gcor"e J. Long at the Downs, but will be taken to Bashford Manor Farm and turned out until next spriu" after lie is thoroughly over the firing operation recentlv performed on his injured leg. Several ve irians" have assured .ralner Pete Coyne that thev believe the firing lias been effective and they look t the great horse to have a chance of re-turnin" to the turf in racing form next season. Some inqnirv has been recently made in regard u the first race meeting ever held at Latonia. For the information of those who desire to know, it may be stated that the first spring meeting in 1SS3 was of seven racing days duration and began on June . The first fall meeting, held the same year, embraced the same number of days and began on -September 15. , , W. J. Burkholder. Whe. recently died in Canada and was brought here t r burial, this city being his home, was once quite a capable jockey and rode a number of noted horses in his .day. Some vears ago lie went to the Argentine Republic, expecting to do some riding in that South American couiitrv. He went along with the first shipment of thoroughbred horses that the late J. B. Haggln made to Buenos Aires, but did not stay long there, as he found that if lie did not care to ride that lie would have difficulty in securing a license to train. He latter took a shipment of horses to Germany for Mr. Haggin. Then he was associated in America with T. P. Hayes, and finally branched out for himself as a trainer.

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