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W. J. YOUNG READY FOR NEW DUTIES Arranging Affairs in Kentucky to Be in a Position to Take Over Sanford Horses January 1. Louisville, Ky., December 15. During the past week William J. Young has been busily engaged arranging his affairs in Kentucky prior to his assumption of his new duties as trainer of a division of the stable of John Sanford, whose horses are quartered at Charleston, S. C. He has already arranged for the transfer of the horses he has had in training at Douglas Park to other hands, and will shortly leave for French Lick, Ind., for a rest of ten days. He will report at Charleston, January 1. The seven yearlings he has been training for. various owners, have been turned over to J. S. Ward, who has several "horses of his own la training at the local track. The older horses Valor and Water-bluc, which raced in Mr. Youngs colors during 1917, have been turned out at Elmendorf. Escoba, owned by K. D. Alexander, who Is now attached to an ambulance corps in France, will remain at John II. Morris Bosque Bouita Farm, where he is being wintered, until February 1, when he will be brought to one of the local tracks to begin his training for the Kentucky Derby. Midway, which Young successfully campaigned this year "for J. W. Parrish, has been sent to the Parrish farm, near Midway, Ky. Incidentally Mr. Young mentioned that both Escoba and Midway were thriving wonderfully and never looked better in theic lives. He also gave it as his opinion that Escoba, which beat Papp and other cracks in the Breeders Futurity at Lexington, would win next years Kentucky Derby. MONASTIR CRACK YEARLING. Mr. Young was loatli to part with the yearling colt owned by Mr. Alexander, and which was one of the band he turned over to trainer Ward. He declared at the time that this youngster is the best colt he has ever trained and that he was .superior, to Escoba, when that colt was a yearling. The colt in question has been named Monastir and Is by Broomstick Starry Night, second dam is Nisbet, by Hindoo, third dam The Niece, which was the Sam of Uncle; fourth dam Maggie B. B., the dam of Iroquois and other racers of note. In his kindergarten training Monastir has shown wonderful speed and bids fair to prove the most sensational two-year-old of the 1918 season In Kentucky. Mr. Young has signed a three-year contract with his new employer, the contract calling for a big salary. He is to take charge of a division of the Sanford stable, with Preston Burch in charge of the other one. Should owner Sanford so desire, , Young will assume charge of the entire string, which at present comprises thirty-four head, the majority being yearlings. Among the other horses are Tippity Witchet, for which Mr. Sanford recently paid 0,500; George Smith, a Kentucky Derby winner; Gex, Meteorite and Stitch in Time. Young has been given cart: blanche to enlarge the older division of the stable, by the purchase of any horses other than yearlings that suit his fancy.