Crack Eastern Fillies to Come West.: Koh -i- Noor to Start in the Kentucky Oaks, Barring Accident, and May Go in the Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-03


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CRACK EASTERN FILLIES TO COME WEST. Koh-i-Noor to Start in the Kentucky 0?.ks, Barring Accident, and May Go in the Derby. W. II. Karrich has practically decided to s i; , Koli-i-Noor to Louisville to try for the rich three-year-old vents at the Kentucky tracks. Whether the daughter of Dr. Leggo — Kiamesha will a finally be a starter in the Kentucky Derby will depend ■pea developments, but that she will be one of the most conspicuous figure in the Kentucky Oaks is a certainty, barring accidents. One interesting phase of this decision of Mr. Karrich is" the fact that Koh-i-Noor in the one he thus early has decided upon, among three fillies of the same age. which he has in his charge— all three racers of exceptional merit and all three belonging to different owners. The novelty of this situation is not new to tiie public, having been impressed upon race-goers in an emphatic way at the Saratoga meeting last summer in the running of the Spina way Stakes, in which the three fillies trained by Mr. Karrich finished one-two three in a field of seventeen liors:s — probably an unprecedented feat upon the part of any trainer. In this race, Yankee Witch, owned by the Men Piddle Farms, won by a head from Koh-i-Noor. owned by Schuyler L. Parsons, while the Oneck Stables Tragedy was a length away. Jossip li id it that in advance of the race the three owners of these fillies came to Mr. Knrrick and, with I ane solicitation, Inquired his opinion as to the outcome, and that the trainer, embarrassed for once at least by the wealth rather than the lack of material at his commr.nd. asserted that "he loved them all alike," and that he could not predict which would win. In fact, they all looked like winners to him. Their Other Competitions. The Bpinaway was the only race in which all three of these fillies met last year, but two of tl em met on several occasions. Koh-i-Noor. with 107 pounds, was fifth in Hie Kosedale Stakes, won by Yankee Witch, 104. at Jamaica, June 17. In the Clover Steks. at AsjUcdhCt, July 4. Yankee Witch. US, was second, while Tragedy. His, was last ia the s ui ■■ field, it ansae her first start. At Belmont, on September S, Yankee Witch car ried 121 pounds and won a race in which Tragedy finished fourth, carrying 113. S ptember 22, at Havre de Brace, Koh-i-noor, carrying 111 pounds, beat Yankee Witch, 124, only a head, both beaten by II. ;. HedwoHs Manokln, IDS. A week Inter, in the Eastern Shore Handicap, both Tragedy and Koh-i-Noor ran unplaced. October 24, Koh-i-Noor, 100, won the Maryland Handicap at Laurel, witii Tragedy, 108, third. That both Koh-i-Noor and Tragedy will have little difficulty in staying the Oaks route as three-year-olds is indicated by their filial performances of Last year. At Laurel. October 27. Koh-i-Noor ran in an all aged race at a mile and was beaten only a head by the then four-.; ear-old Capra. with such good aaea as Fcnmoii-. ! behind her. while at the aome track o.i the tan redlag day Tragedy, carrying 104, was beaten only a In ad by Bondage, 101. in the Potomac Handicap, at a mile, finishing n solutely. Mr. Knrrick expects to see the three -year -old The Knocker, by Wuterboy — Kiamesha. develop into a good winner the c ming season. The fact that the Celt is still a maiden counts for little in view of the fact that lie was second in a couple of Important stakes. It :s asserted that 0,000 was offered for The Knocker a short time ago. He recently was gelded.

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