Senator Camdens Derby Candidates, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-27


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SENATOR CAMDENS DERBY CANDIDATES. Louisville, Ky.. December 20. Initcd States Sen a tor J. N. Caindou will make a bid for Kentucky Derby honors on Saturday. May S, next at Churchill Downs with his two stake winners of 1014, Luke and Solly. The distinguished Woodford County turfman made a strong effort to win that classic race in 100S with Miami, but that horse was beaten by W intergreen. A few days later at the Downs Miami won the Clark Handicap, in which even Win-tcrgreen was not a starter. Later on at the Downs that season Wlntergreen and Miami met in a special race, but both were beaten by Olambala. In 1012 Senator Camden .was regarded as having an extra good chance iu the Kentucky Derby with Helios, which had gone Into winter quarters the previous season rated as one of the best two-year-olds in training. But Helios went wrong in preparation for the race and Hawthorn, his greatest rival, lieing taken sick, neither of these cracks went to the post. The event that spring was won by Done-rail, one of the rankest outsiders that ever won the race. This season Senator Camdens Luke and Solly are a bit higher in type from the horsemans standpoint than were Miami and Helios in their years. The latter was a gelding, while both bis 1015 candidates for tlie big race are colts of sturdy built and possess much quality. During the past season Luke won five races, including the Breeders Futurity, Spring Trial and Basliford Manor Stakes, earning 1,550 on the season. During the year Solly won four races and ,027, and in the Queen City Handicap he ran a mile in 1:3S, beating such other 1015 Derby possibilities as Pif Jr., I ami Ray, Chalmers, Ed Crump and Hank oDay. This performance seemed to settle all doubts about Sollys ability as a stayer and on this race alone he must be reckoned with as a dangerous Kentucky Derby candidate. Both these three-year-olds are sons of Peter Quince, a fast horse when racing on the turf iii the colors of the late J. R. Keene. Peter Quince is of tlie Domino line of horses, being a son or Commando and is out of Fair Vision, by Touehet. The latter mare also produced a great filly in Trance, winner or no less than sixteen races as a two-year-old. Solly is out of Miss Finch, a daughter of Goldfinch, which during the past season hud on the turr as good a three-year-old as Tippecanoe. Luke is out of the good race mare Amy J., a daughter of that good race horse, Bendoran. If the latter should win the Kentucky Derby for Senator Camden, he will be the first one-eyed colt to capture this race. He lost his eye when a suckling, or rather right after he was foaled and stood on bis feet, it was discovered he had an eye out. His dam foaled him in the field and it is supposed while lying down his eye was put out by a bit of stubble. It did not effect his training or racing as a two-year-old, with the exception that when closely pressed by a horse coining on his sightless eye lie would bear out and a good many think this caused him to lose a race or two that he would otherwise have won. He is a colt with a dazzling turn of speed, but is not so well fancied as a stayer as is his stable companion. Both of . Senator Camdens Derby eligibles for 1015 were developed as yearlings and raced as two-year-olds by trainer J. O. Keene, who has recently severed his connection with . tlie senators stable. These two sons .of Peter Quince will be developed this winter as three-year-olds and fitted for their Kentucky Derby engagements by the veteran trainer. Peter Whinner, a past master iu the training of great horses for great rates. For years he trained the stars in the stable or Eastin and Larabie. including those two great horses, . Bon Ilolladay and Kinley Mack. Willi the latter he won the Brooklvn and Suburban Handicaps of 1000. a Teat not duplicated by any horse until Whisk Broom II. captured tlie two races in 101;:. A. recent performer of note that trainer Wiminer developed is the noted horse, Bourlxm Bean, which defeated in one race in Kentucky two such itars as Countless and Ocean Bound and at one time held the mile track record at Juarez, having run the distance there in 1:37. Trainer Wiminer is a man of vast experience in handling horses to stay am it is safe to say that if it is in Luke and Solly to go the distance of tlie Kentucky Derby race, one mile and a quarter, he will get it out of these two sons of Peter Quince. There could be no more popular outcome of the Kentucky Derby next spring if either of Senator Camdens colts should reach the winning line in front. lie is one of the most inipular public men in Kentucky, and as a breeder and member of the Kentucky State Racing Commission, he stands as high on the turf as be does In public and social lire. -Mrs. Camden was a Miss Hart or Woodford County and comes from a family long connected with the turf and its interests. Tlie great mare Pinafore, which raced in the colors of the late P. Lorillard In this country and England, was a product of the farm maintained long ago by the Harts in Kentucky. That place is now a part of Hartland Stud, the great breeding farm of Senator Camden. It would be natural should such a place produce a Kentuckv Itarby winner, as almost within call are the broad acres of Nantura Farm, where Longfellow and Ten Broeck were foaled and in another direction at but a little, distance is located the famous AVoodburn establishment, which was the first great nursery for thoroughbred horses founded on a big scale in tlie blue grass region of Kentucky.

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