Umensetter Preparing for Kentucky.: Trappoid to Join Grover Hughes and Others Now at Churchill Downs., Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-19


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UMENSETTER PREPARING FOR KENTUCKY. Trappoid to Join Grover Hughes and Others Now at Churchill Downs. El Paso. Tex.. January IS. — In the course of a few days Joe Imensettcr, one of the representative horsemen at Juarez, will pack up and ship what is left of his stable to Churchill Downs. Louisville, for the purpose of taking up the horses he lias turned out at Murphys farm and preparing them for the early spring campaign. These latter include Graver Hughes. Hilly Joe. Rapids, several three-year-olds and a two-year-old. lie will leave here with Trappoid and Fascinating, and this pair, •ether with the others named, will form his stable for this years campaign. Fascinating is a most useful mare, and she ought to make good on the Kentucky tracks, although she did not seem to be quite herself after 1mensetter bought her from Joe Qatataa. Trappoid, which Imensettcr brought here from I.atonia. has been the stables mainstay this winter, and thus far is the only horse to win five consecutive purses. She will win many more when she races in Kentucky. Deckhand, another one that Imensettcr brought here, has been sold to W. II. Stevens. Mr. 1mensetter may" to ship some of his horses to Hot Springs to fit them for the Kentucky spring racing season. Jenkins Returns to the Sport. Finding life on an Oklahoma ranch too quiet and tame. George Jenkins has returned to the turf after an absence of t"ii years, and is now training a small stable of horses for I.. Thomas at Juarez. .ieukins is the owner of a valuable ranch and has enough to keep him in ease for the rest of his life, but he says he was not satisfied and just had to get back into the sport. He has had a rarfc I i Brest as a track builder, track superintendent and owner, and in his time developed two crack jockeys. Thirteen rears ago lie took the horse K. C. Kunte to .Morris Park track in New York and won with him the first time out. the horse paying 100 to 1. Jenkins was with Curley Brown for five years and was the man who constructed the trucks at Jacksonville and Laurel. He served as track superintendent at both Jacksonville and Charleston. It was he who gave the late jockey Farrow his first chance to ride, and who made a first-class rider out of his nephew. C. Jenkins. The latter is no. a prosperous druggist in the town of Phillip, Okla. Hoots Seriously 111. Word has been received here of the serious illness of A. W. Hoots at his home in Tulsa. Okla. The former turfman is reported to be in a bad way with pneumonia. Hoots is the man who was ruled off at Juarez last winter for refusing to give up the mare Iseeit when she was claimed by Tobe Kamsey out of a selling race. He gave as his reason that both he and his wife regarded the mare with such aflec Hon that he was willing to be banished from the turf rather than surrender her. Hoots still owns Iseeit. she being the only thoroughbred he kept after disposing of the remainder. The mare is now in foal to Ivan the Terrible at II. Price Headleys farm near Lexington. Several shipments of horses have arrived from various points during the week. Tom Munford lias received from Wade McLemore two fine-looking two-year-olds, one by Leonid and the other by Meelick. The one by Leonid — Meadow, is from one of the best mares that ever raced in the west. Several shipments have arrived from Tijuana and more are said to be on the way. The stable of Frazier and Farriss was one of the first to get in from the Lower California track. lathe/ N. Taylor, under contract to G. W. Crip-pen, has quit his employer without jurisdiction, and owners and trainers have been warned not to harbor the boy. Taylor rode well here during the early part of the meeting and was regarded as a most cap able rid f. The annual cattlemens convention is announced to be held in El Paso during the first week in March. The session of the cowmen is always a hi_-thing here, and their coming means a whole lot for the Juarez meeting. One of the features of the annual meeting will be an old-fashioned round-up. to be held at the race track.

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