Churchill Downs Horses at Work.: Favorable Track and Weather Conditions Enable Trainers to Send Their Charges Along., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-10


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CHURCHILL DOWNS HORSES AT WORK. Favorable Track and Weather Conditions Enable Trainers to Send Their Charges Along. By c. A. Batata. Louisville. Ky.. March 9. — Outdoor training operations at Chart-hill Downs are now iu full blast ami will continue without interruption until the spring season of racing opens May 12. Trainers are well pleased with the outlook and are predict ing this will be the best training season in a good many years. Track Superintendent Thomas Young lias the track in splendid condition and the horses are now being galloped and cantered each morning. Paul Miles is a recent arrival from Havana. Before leaving there he disfwised of King Box, the only horse he had in training at that place. Recently he took up Dmhess of Lizwcll and Sophia Gatewood, liotli of which had been turned out at Murphys farm, near this city. The fillies, which were acquired by Miles last fall, wintered in good condition and are now being prepared for their engagements in the Oaks. Bah Campbell, the veteran colored trainer, lias at the Downs four splendid -looking two-year-olds that he is training for Col. W. K. Applegate. The list includes a bay colt by Marathon Moonet: bay gilding by Toddington — Triolet: chestnut colt by Magneto — The I ady, and a brown filly by Astronomer Miss Simplicity. IjOii Marion, well-known Louisville trainer and owner, has but two horses iu his barn this year, these being Prince Hermis and the throe-year-old Honeyslimk. This is the smallest liable Marion has hail in years. Prince Ilennis. now a seven -year-old. got through the cold months in splendid style, and is now apparently as good as ever. Ill is good breadwinner developed a quarter crack last spring, which accounted for his big slump in his races last year. His owner declares that the horse is again sound, and if the old trouble does not recur, he will account for many purses this year. He has been entered in all of the big handicaps. Gossip from Churchill Downs. Jockey Ron Kleeger. who with Schuttingor and Garner will comprise the riding staff of the Cor-rigan and McKinney stable this year, has left Havana, and is now visiting relatives in Mobile. Alabama. He is due to report to trainer John Whilen at the Downs next Monday. Kleeger is eighteen years old and a native of Brooklyn, N. Y. He only started riding last fall at the Maryland tracks, and has already giving indications of developing into a good rider. The scale book used at Churchill Downs during the first four years of the New Louisville lock I Clubs history covering the years 1S75. 1S70, 1S77 and 1S7S. is still intact and in a good state of preservation. It is still in possession of the club. It is a mighty interesting volume, giving as it does a complete record of all the races run during the years named, including a complete description of the famous Mettle McCarthy — Ten Broeck match race decided July 4. 187S. Bill Walker, who rode Ten Breach in that memorable race, is still living, and is at present connected with the stable of J. E. Madden, now quartered at tiie Downs. Jockey Willie Doyle, whose contract was recently purchased by the Bevervvyck Stable from Frank Frisbie. has reported to trainer George Ziegler at Churchill Downs. He rode at New Orleans with some success. W. Martin, formerly trainer for Amos Turney. is at Douglas Park with a fair band of thoroughbreds, including some fine-looking two-year-olds that will be campaigned on the Kentucky tracks this spring. The latter include Ben Gow. a bay colt by Neil Gow — Fruition: Jack Stuart, a hay eolt by Y alens-- Sweet Sauce; Happy Valley, a bay colt by Plaudit — Top All; Kirsties Cub. a bay colt by Bearcatcher — Kirstie: Sunny Klo] e. a chestnut colt by Astronomer — Neva W. Ben Gww and Jack Stuart an- both importations, they hartal been brought to this country by Howard Oots. Water War and Kingfisher are the only ones of the stables older division now in training. Water bass, also belonging to Mr. Martin, was fired a short time ago and will not be raced until next summer. Jockey Callahan, under contract to Martin, is expected to rejoin the stable shortly. The only jockeys now at the local tracks are Boecoe Bsese, John Brown, w. Doyle, f. Judy, Thomas Henry. I. Connolly, Mack Garner, King Lapaille and A. Schuttinger.

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