Some Kentucky Handicap Candidates.: Dodge, Royal II., Roamer and Colonel Vennie All Training Well for Big Race at Douglas Park., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-22


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SOME KENTUCKY HANDICAP CANDIDATES. Dodge, Royal II., Roamer and Colonel Vennie All Training Well for Big Race at Douglas Park. Leeuisvillc, Ky.. April 21. — Candidates training for the- K.ntmky Derby, the K.-ntinky Handicap anil the Latoiiia Derby, the three principal stake ftxtana of the three-L circuit during the spring and summer, arc going along in good fashion in their preparation both here and at Lexington as well as in the east. Mae-oir.bcr has entered no less than seven in the Kentucky Handicap, the 0,000 stakes to tie run at Douglas Park as the feature of the spring n ting, including Dodge. Star Hawk. Hoots. Ed Tump. Dick Williams. Hank ODay and The Cock. Trainer Walter Jennings relies chiefly upon Dodge, which is training grandly. This winii-r last year of the Latoiiia and American Derby a, as a four-year-old. bears out all of the promise of his younger form. He is a grand looker, takes kindly to training and right now is fit to nee in tin- sprints with the- leest short dash horses in the country, or to go over a long distance of ground with the gamest that ever st.-pped. Roamer. Andrew Millers sti-rling six-year-old gelding, is also here, being carefully pointed for the Kentucky Handicap. The same stable has Ticket here in training for both the Derby and the Handicap. Macnmhcr has only one- eligible iu the latoaia Derby, that being Seminole King, which last year gave promise of being able to stay over a long route. Jefferson Livingston has two good English horses entered for the Kentucky Handicap. They are tolonel Vennie. which won the main stake race at New Orleans iu the past winter and Royal II., winner of the Latoiiia Derby of 1815. Royal II. wintered at Charleston, S. ., where he was given special preparation by trainer Louis Taulter for the long distance races in Kentucky and 0" east. Mo so ioldblatt, Livingstons chief trainer, hat, Colonel Vennie now with him at Lexington.

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