Veteran Gainer at Bowie Track.: Archie Zimmer Arrives with String for racing in Eastern Meetings., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-28


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VETERAN GAINER AT BOWIE TRACK. Archie Zimmer Arrives with String for Racing in Eastern Meetings. Baltimore. Mr].. March 27. — Archie Zimmer Ills arrived at the Bowie track from New Orlenns with the reteraa campaigner Gainer, three or four other hones Of mature years and a couple of light-footed two-year-olds, all of them ready for the opening of the spring m-eting at Prince Georges Park. Gainer was i.cquirecl by Zimmer from the Talbot Stable at New Orleans, when- he did not race with Roaapicaoiia saccess. But Zimmer, ■ paatauater of the art of bringing esstetfe back to their best form, predicts that he will make the best horses of mature yean in Maryland run in the Bowie Inaugural en April 2 and in such other races of the Heathen Maryland meeting in which he starts. The handsome little rogic Gainer, not Zimmer. for Zimmer weighs 240 peaada, leeks .-.s well as be ii i tost summer Bad the summer before, when he was beir-ing the popular silks of Mrs. Payee Whitney in Brooklyn* and Suburbans and making the best horses of the east run their best. Moreover, there is no more efficient oat hound in this or any other state. all of which e.. mimes Zimmer that he is not a back number. /.burners two-year-olds have worked mere encouragingly at Bowie, where the going has been in tiptop condition for galloping horses for a matter of a fortnight, than have any youngsters outside the stable of Bdward MeBrlde. His fleetest are Oaieo, a brown filly by Maria Santa — The Pet, and Dorothy Sullivan, a chestnut daughter of Dalheemie. .These fillies are eligible to start at Bowie, beeaaM Zimmer resisted the strong temptation to race them at New Orleans in violation of the Jockey Clubs new rule, which prohibits the running of tWO-year-olels before the first of April. And Zimmer declare* that the- tsvo-year-old from Beiining track that beat: cither of them at any time during the two weeks racing at Bowie, will be too sore to race for a B?eek afterward. Some Handsome Three-Year-Olds. The haadsoasest three-year-olda that put in the winter at Bowie are in the ■table Thomas Shannon is training for W. W. Loney. They are Kc -u:iu -ky l.e,y. a sen of— My Fair Kent n ky. and Beautiful Morn, a sou of Peep oDay — Janet Grey. Kentucky Boy, probably is the biggest three-vear-old in Maryland. He stands a lull sixteen hums on his plates and weighs all of 1.125 pounds. Put he is Bet an ungainly horse. He is and sheert-backed. and his magnificent bulk is upheld by as clean and admirably-muscled a set of legs as the most exacting trainer could ask to see. Shannon, the developer of George Smith, last years Kentucky Derby winner, believes he has a Derby preqiosition in Kentucky Boy. A wir.n r of two races at Bowie last fall. Kentucky Boy showed that he could earry weight and maintain his speed over a reed distance of ground. Many eagugemeats in valuable races to be run later in the spring and summer have been made for him. and his racing at Howie- will be part of his preparation for theac events. Beautiful Morn, a winner at Havre do Grace last September, was a failure after that because of an attack of sickness. But he has wintered satisfactorily and is as handsome a three-year-old as can be found in Maryland. He is a dark bay, or bin mi. fifteen hands, three inches in height, dose-coupled, dean-limbed and muscular. He has a quicker turn of early speed than Kentucky Boy. and unless something happens this week he will lie the Loney caiali-date in the I.owie Inaugural. Shannon has succeeded in putting a lot of flesh on Good Counsel over winter, and that tough little fear-year-«ld half-brother of Straight Forward is ..bout ready for the colors. He will clo his racing. this spring oef long distances of ground. The lesser lights of the Shannon string are the three-year-olds Go Fast and Owaga. the first-named by Marta Santa, the other by Dick Welles.

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