O. A. Bianchi En Route to California: Stops off at Louisvill to Inspect His Horses Stabled at the Downs Jim Gaffney in Demand, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-29


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0. A. B IAN CHI EN ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA Stops Off at Louisville to Inspect His Horses Stabled at the Downs Jim Gaffney in Demand. Louisville, Ky., December 2S. O. A. Bianchi, familiarly known as "Daggle Smith," stopped over in this city yesterday en route from New Orleans to California. AVhile here he spent a short time at Churchill Downs looking over the .small stable he has quartered there under the care of John OMalley. He was well pleased with the appearance of the horses, notably the two-year-old Lucky B., which has grown and filled out wonderfully well since being brought here from Latonia following the close of the meeting at that track. Mr. Bianchi reported that his good stallion Jim Gaffney is doing excellent stud duty at John AAig-gins farm, where lie is standing. During the present year the horse has been mated to fifty mares, which conies close to a record for recent years. He is in much demand despite tlie fact that the fee of ."0 is asked for each engagement. Mr. Bianchi also stated that the stallions book for next year is almost filled. Three of Jim Galtneys yearlings .constitute part of the Bianchi stable here and they comprise a trio of about the best-appearing youngsters ever quartered at the local track. One in particular has taken the fancy of horsemen, this being a chestnut colt, dam Irish Queen, which has been named Seenie Park. This youngster- is of the rugged type and hears a strong resemblance to Dodge, when that horse was entering his two-year-old stage. The other youngsters are both fillies, one lioin a daughter of Viola II. . and therefore a sister to Lucky B., while the other is a daughter of the useful mare Pepita. It has been found necessary to apply the firing irons to botli of these yearlings for slight ankle trouble, . " "

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