Baker after Kentucky Handicap: Holds Strong Hand in King Gorin and Pif Jr.-Midway a Sure Starter, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-25


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w BAKER AFTER KENTUCKY HANDICAP Holds Strong Hand in King Gorin and Pif Jr.— Midway a Sure Starter. Louisville. Kv.. Mav 24.— It now looks as though R. L. Baker, who won the Kentucky Handicap last vear with King Gorin, will have two strings to his bow when this rich race is run this year at Douglas Park on the afternoon of June 1. King Gorin, eligible for the race again this soring, has lieeu racing in a way to indicate that he will lie at his best when the day comes to make another bid for the big race. And Pif Jr.. another high-class eligible from the Baker stable, that has not raced so far this year, worked a mile and one quarter over the Douglas Park course vesterday in 2:08 •£. This creditable piece of work is taken to indicate that the unsexed six-vear-old son of Waterhoy — Anna Pain will be a starter in the Kentucky Handicap, as well as King Gorin. Another Kentucky Handicap candidate that worked at Douglas Park yesterday was the niiprov ing four-year old Midway, which J. S. Ward is training fcr J. W. Parrish. He went a mile in 1:4S%. Midway is one of four Kentucky Handicap candidates that Mr. Ward is training, the others lieing Kenneth D. Alexanders good three-year-old Escoba. C. H. Berrymans Valor and Franklin, belonging to himself. It looks as though Mr. Ward holds a strong hand for the race. In the event that anv of these horses participate in the race, tbey wiil be coupled in the betting, under the rules of the Kentucky State Racing Commission. For the proper accomodation of horses stabled at Chun hill Downs that will race at Douglas Park. a receiving barn has been arranged for at the latter track bv Snpt. Nolle. It will be provided with ample stalls, freshly bedded each day and will have a watchman in charge for the protection of the horses that may use it. Racing Secretary J. B. Campbell announced today that the entries for the ojieniiig days program at Douglas Park would In- taken at lioth local tracks Saturday morning and would close at the usual hour at Douglas Park.

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