Kentucky Derby Candidates Arrive.: Atwell and Rider Now in Quarters at Douglas Park---Horses Being Sent Along Fast., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-28


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. 1 ; ■ , i 1 1 I 1 1 . KENTUCKY DERBY CANDIDATES ARRIVE. 1 AtwuO and Raider Now in Quarters at Douglas Tark — Hcri.cs Beinr; Sent Along Fat. I By c. A. Bergla. LoufarriBe, Ky.. March 27. — Atwell and Balder, two candidates for tie- Kentacky Derby, have ar- rived 1 ere from lei lag Ion and an- now quartered a lac bera of Dick Williams at Douglas Park, where tlair training for the big fixture to be decided May in. will be completed. Both colts arrived in the beat of condition and to all appearances have w latered well. Atwell is a chestnut colt by St. Ainant — Date, while Itaid-r i a bay colt by Criflel — Miphanzi. 1 Both were bought in England as yearlings by i Howard O ts. and had some racing experience in t this country last year. Raider WBS IBlglaalljr named Van. and raced under this name. Recently. 1 upon the request of Charlea Straus- of Cincinnati. 1 da present owner, tin- Jockey Club permitted a s chance in the name. Atwell was retained by Oots 1 and the colt will carry that owners colors in t li-■ : Derby. Beth colts will tie trained by Dots for their i i rby engagement. 1 Atwell is not what might be called a typical t Derby colt, as he is somewhat undersized, but he is built on sturdy lines aad i- -aid to he possessed - o; a fine tarn of speed. As a. two year-old lie I dill not race any too well. He started six times, i all of hi-- racea beiag in Canada, and he is credited 1 with winning one. He finished second 0.1 two occasions, and was three times unplaced. His only ; arlnnlng race was at Port Erie, in which he scored 1 from Blue Grass Befl -. Thoughtful ami others, in t all of his races the colt ran sluggishly early. 1 but finished with speed. n s owner thinks highly 1 1 him, although he will not make any claims as 1 to what the cell wttl do. Raider Has Matured Wonderfully. Raider started in only one race as a two-year- • obi. this being at Fort Brie, in which he was un- 1 placed. Since entering tic three -year-old stage, 1 this colt hag matured wonderfully, and is now a splendid spcciaii n of a racer. Both Atwell and I Raider are now thoroughly scclimatised, and to all • intent- and purposes stand on an equal footing with American -bred colts of equal ability. Green Jones, which W. II. Baker is preparing for bin oncaci m"iit ia the Derby; is the tallest Derby . oit in local training. Today be was meaamed. when if was found be stands close to sixteen hands and two laches. Harry Kelly. J. W. Schorrs most prominent Derby prospect, rinks next in height, beiag a little b-ss thaa two laches shorter than the Raker colt. Trainer John Walters has requested that sixteen ■Tails he reserved lor hi- horses, which arc due to arrive at Douglas 1nrk on Thursday. The hor-es are the property of George M. Hendrie, principal Burner of tie- Windsor track, and are largely two-year-oMa, bred at UenwuM Stud near t.allatin, Team. 1 II matey Baker has ben compelled to fire Don Dodge, for ankle trouble, and the colt will lie tinned out till the summer month?!. Don Dodge wa-cne of the nest promising juveniles in th" Baker -table. ,nd while tin- trouble that developed was not serious, his owner decided to take no chances with him. and accordingly had the firing irons applied. Bx-Jockey Ted Koernet baa arrived at his home iii ill- city, and will remain to take in the ageing season of racing. He i- now the owner of a small -table, including tie- mare Beauty simp, which is hi in.; raced at Hot Springs. Steeplechase Jockey Yourell in Training. Marty YoureD, the steeplechase rider, lias been keeping himself in condltttn all whiter by aaamtini in the training of the stable of Baafl Herz. in charge of J. .1. Planagaa. Yourell will leave for the east in time for the opening at Belmont Park. IL R. Gorin, well-known turfman of this city, has purchased from J. Claude BagUfU, tic ton; I ar aid Doctor .Moore. The horse hiss been in - ol trainer V. J. Young all winter. Doctor Moore i- by Dfaujuaae LardeDa, and la possessed of abundant speed. Last year he started eight times and was placed oa tin: 0CI labjua. In all of hi- race- he was in with the better grade of horses. Train::!; operations at both local tracks are going along with .1 swim; that is simply bewildering to the rail bins, who. thus early in the SCaaaU. are bavins hard work separating the horses as tl.e gallop around the oval. Tag Derby celts are being worked unremittfaagty and not one detail of tiieir preparation is bring overlooked. Several fast men -have already beea recorded the best of these being a quarter of » mile in 2S% by All Aglow, a two-year -old colt by Sain Pnlffll, in the stable of F. J. Nolan. Another fast trial Wat shown by King Bell -. a three -year-old ssaidi a in the -table of Dick Brooks, which went a half mile in rattling good time. Tills illy Started only once in l!lti. arhen she ran a close second to l.-idy Ivan in a ra •■ at l.atonia. She is possess* , of grand speed aad. barring accident. ou»;lit to be a gaod bresul-winner this year. First Havana Arrivals Roach City. The first of the arrivals from Hav aa reached thi:--city today, when a number of Itotseusen and employes of th" recent meetiag ia the Cuban eapitol reached lure. Anion, the latter wen- John Moiter, chief money counter in the mutuel department, f.. Hoffman, M. Quiaa am! wife. Frank Shriner and wife. Sam HinUe and wife. Judge W. H. Behulte and Win-on Bonecv, W. I*. Reed, accompanied by jockey Harold ber, came on the same train. Seed brought back a coupti of two year-olds, ■ iiaviag disposed of the horses Owana and Refugee before tin meeting closed. Jockey Thurber, who rode in Canada last year, will ; mount- on th • Kentucky track- this spring. Harry an By also i- a. bit • arrival from Havana. lie brought the hor-cs Wavering, Chltra and ;. 1 pie of youngsters. The horses belonging to J. I,. Goodman, which also raced at Havana, have arrived lei". The band comprises Lib rator, Droll. Bdmund Adam- ami Van -eildiu. which arbiter d al the Downs. has rejoined the Goodman establishment. Oood-man also baa in charge Ninety Simplex, Jesse Jr. and Tamerlane, the property of I. M. Hedrick. The latter Intenda racing ia Kentucky for the Brat time thi- spring, and will 1 iaforce those already here by the addition of several other hoi-,-. Qaed man al-o brought back for II. 1,. Red well the mare Virginia M., which will be sent to Lexington to be bred to Jim Cafinev. Coodmaii had a most siic- ressfal aeaaoa at Havaaa. Ihe only horses that ieorge Arvin brought back arere the aged gelding Conflagration ami a twe- year-aid icidini; by TxanavaaJ — Miss Hindoo.

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