Live Gossip From Louisville.: Old Rosebud Appears at His Best--Long Distance Race to Be Featured at Douglas Park., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-23


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LIVE GOSSIP FROM LOUISVILLE. Old Rosebud Appears at His Best — Long Distance Race to Be Featured at Douglas Park. Louisville. Ky., May 22. — Old Rosebud came out of his gruelling race with Roamer Saturday in fine condition. Trainer Frank Weir said that the injured leg of the son of Uncle — Ivory Bells seems to lie the best of the four now. He does not favor it in the least and wants to run every time he steps out on the race track. With few exceptions all of the probable starters in the Kentucky Handicap are now stabled at Douglas Park, where they will be given their final preparations for the big race. Some of the large racing establishments stabled there throughout the Churchill Downs meeting, especially those which wintered at that course. The Douglas Park track was never in better condition and although the track records there are lower than at any other course in the country, superintendent Charley Nolte says that he will have it fast enough when the meeting oimmis on next Saturday to reduce these marks even further. Twenty -three- of the forty nine races scheduled in the program book for the first seven days of the Douglas Park meeting will 1m- over a long distance of ground and it is the intention of Racing Secretary Jack Campbell to feature long distance racing throughout the season. The local public has always shown a liking for long races and they have always proven excellent wagering propositions. George Rearden, son-in-law of John W. Schorr and well known in turf circles throughout the country, has gone to Jamaica. He will return here to witness the running of the Kentucky Handicap. Blinkers Makes a Big Difference. Blinkers seem to make a vast difference in the running of the horses from the J. F. Schorr stable. J. J. Murdock ran without them in a previous start, but Saturday he made such a good horse as Old Koenig hustle to beat him a head in 1:12. Linden thai also ran a good race with blinkers on and he did not wear them in his previous race either. Gene Flrod took the crew of the ticket room in the pari iniitiiel department over to Douglas 1ark to get things straightened away on that end so that everything will be in readiness when the meeting opens on next Saturday. Thirty-four machines are in place and ready for use. some of them being combination affairs, straight, place and show ami straight and place. The players who like to take chances at picking the two and three-horse conihi nations will have their chance at Douglas lark. as the combination machine will In- in use there. It looks as though The Manager, T. C. McDowells former high-class racer, is destined to Decease an excellent sire, as thus far three of liis get have won two year old races here and at Lexington and all have sli.v.n symptoms of being real good ones. They are St. Augustine. Plum and Olive Wood. However. Ma.j. McDowell will have to do without the services of St. Augustine for perhaps a long time, because of his being cut down the last lime he started. This stable has several more high class two-year olds, wkark it will drop in from time to time and they are all fast breakers.

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