Fine Yearlings at Belmont Park, Daily Racing Form, 1916-10-29


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FINE YEARLINGS AT BELMONT PARK. New York, October 2S. S. C. Hildreth lias arrived from Laurel, from which track he shipped the August Belmont stable to Belmont Park. He had been planning to go to the Nursery Stud in Kentucky to look over about a dozen yearlings which were brought over from Mr. Belmonts French breeding farm last May. Three of tho youngsters are by Tracery, one by Negofol, one by Alcantara and the rest of them are about evenly divided between Flint Bock and Ethelbert. Several changes of plans have been made for these yearlings. At first it was thought that Palmetto Park, Charleston, might be a good place for the scene of their first lessons in racing; then Lexington was considered, and Louisville was given some consideration; but it has been finally decided that they shall be brought to New York and trained with the other Belmont yearlings at Belmont Park, and their immediate shipment from Kentucky lias been definitely decided upon. Hildreth says that he has a good opinion of the Belmont yearlings now stabled in the newly-constructed winter quarters, made out of the old barn No. 4, which now holds sixteen youngsters bred in Kentucky at Mr. Belmonts Nursery Stud, near Lexington, and which were given their first training lessons at Saratoga. Seventeen were brought down originally, but one of these, a sway-backed brown filly, Roche, by Hastings Haute Roche, has been taken out of training and sent to the stud. The sixteen yearlings remaining in barn No. 4 have been doing wonderfully well since they came from Saratoga, and they make a particularly fine-looking band, ranging in height from 14 hands 2 inches high, up to 15 hands 2 inches, and are, without exception, stout and well furnished, while thus far, with possibly one or two exceptions, their yearling work-outs have been entirely satisfactory. The other yearlings now quartered at Belmont Park all seem to be doing well. W. H. Karricks big string of yearlings, the property of Schuyler L. Parsons, W. H. Knapp, S. D, Riddle and Mrs. W. Jeffords, are reported to have shown some really fast trials, even thus early in the season; but some of the others, including those of Max Hirsch and Thomas J. Ilealey. were coughing slightly for several days, and this served to set them back, so that few, if any of them, have been tried as yet. A. J. Joiners handsome imported brown colt by ! Phaleron is not only looking remarkably well, but those who have seen him in action say that he has a beautiful way of going. W. R. Coes imported quartet of yearlings, although not yet broken, are winning many admirers. They were taken in hand Thursday and were led about the shed with bridle and saddle to get them accustomed to the trappings they will be expected to wear in their work. Before the end of the week, it is expected, that they will be carrying stable boys on their hacks. Mr. Coe has eight or nine yearlings, one being a splendid-looking chestnut filly by Jack Atkin. Mr. Cochran also has some fine yearlings at Belmont Park. There are several particularly good-looking youngsters in this band, and a bay colt, by Sain Gold seems to lie the choice. Not only is this a remarkably fine-looking colt, but it is reported that his early yearling work-outs have bordered on the sensational.

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