Jamaica Lively Spot These Days.: Big Stables of John Sanford and James Butler Being Prepared for New York Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-11


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JAMAICA LIVELY SPOT THESE DAYS. Big Stables of John Sanford and Jriiics Butler Being Prepared for New York Racing. New York, May 10. — Jamaica is a lively spot these days. Quite a numlier of stables have already located there, preparatory to the o|iening of the" New York season on May is. The largest and most important string on hand is that of John Sanford. with Preston Burch in charge. In bis band are Achilles. Starlike. Folklore and the filly Gloriaim. These are all three-year-olds and are being prepared for the Paumouok Handicap, a three-quarter mile feature of the opening day. For the Kings County Handicap, at a* mile and a sixteenth, on the fof-lowiug day, Mr. Burch is preparing George Smith, Madam Curie, an English three -year-old and Sunset II.. another English three-year-old filly. These, along with Meteorite. Spartacus, Tranby and Oex. are the horses in the handicap and stake division upon which Mr. Sanford depends. They are all training well, according to Mr. Burch. aiid as they wintered in Charleston, are in forward condition. Judging from Mr. Sanfords entries in the two-year-old stakes at Jamaica, the choices of the stable are: Nominee. Goblin. Stitch in Time. Koek -away and the fillies Adoration II., and Discontent II. Two or three have been entered in the selling stakes to be decided at the first meeting, notably Stitch in Time, Rockaway. Discontent II., anil Sandstone II. One. probably belonging to the bet -ter class of youngsters, is the colt Nominee, by Voter— Love Apple. This colt, with Israel anil Charybdis, have been nominated for the Colo rado and Youthful Stakes, which are not selling affairs. Drawing deductions from the list of the Sanford entries at Jamaica, the three cligibles for the more important races are the stables best as judged from their works. Hold High Opinion of Sanford Horses. Those who have liecn fortunate enough to see the Sanford string at work, entertain a rather high opinion of their speed. Few, however, are permitted to look on, excepting horsemen who are stabled at Jamaica and those with a pass to get by the army of watchmen who stand at the gate*. and patrol the track day and night. The track is in such perfect condition that when the horses are allowed to go along they are turning some fast quarters and halves. One of the useful stables that will open the season at Jamaica is that of James Butler. Out side of his long string of two-year-olds, he has some fine handicap and stake material. In the sprinting division he will show Ivory Black. Capra. Spur. Wistful ami Breeze, ah these are nominated for the lnumoiiok Handicap and the Kings Comity Handicap. Wistful and Ivory Black may lie the starters in the Iauinonok, as Capra and Spur are more probable propositions for the Kings Countv. Mr. Butler will make a hold bid for the Excelsior, to be run at the second meeting, on June IS. Besides Capra. Spur and Ballad, he has Lively •■ntered. This colt was in t a great success as a two year-old. but may have developed, as he is entered in the richer events over a long distance of ground. Ivory Black May Be Only a Sprinter. Inference is drawn that Ivory Black will turn out to be a sprinter only, as two of his engagements at Jamaica are in three-quarters races. This co!t was fast in the early part of last year. He was compared with Hourless by some smart trainers, but went wrong early and was never seen at his best. Ivory Black may develop into one of the star sprinters in the three year-old division if he stands hard training. Few, however, believe he will even develop into a long route horse, though the somersault tactics of some horses may show him in long distance races later in the season. High Noon will lie out again this year. He is also among the Butler nominations for the laumonok Handicap. It is his only engagement, hence it is concluded that he will be delegated to the sprinting division during the early season. Had he been thought capable of a mile or more there were other opportunities for him which were not accepted. That Mr. Butler has some well-tried two-year-olds is gathered from the fait that he has entered liberally in the two richest stakes for youngsters at Jamaica. He has named seven in the Youthful Stakes and nine in the Colorado, while ill the s.-lling slakes he also lias from seven to nine entries. His best, judging from the nominations in the Colorado are Caddie. Ban. Bantry. Armagh, Spark, Schoolgirl, a colt by Celt — Diamon tina, a colt by Star Shoot— Frames McClelland and a filly by Celt Lizzie H. He also has some fine fillies entered in the Roscdale, a stake for fillies only. In this race he has made nine nominations, including Schoolgirl, Firefly, .My Irene, Spark and five others not yet named, though all are domestic-bred. Mr. Butler has not gone deeply into the imported market. Reports from all training quarters indicate some rarely good two year-old racing this year.

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