Owners Reducing Their Stables, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-15


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OWNERS REDUCING THEIR STABLES NEW ORLEANS, La., February 14. Ham Keene, part owner and trainer of the Wahleek Stable, finds that he has altogether too many horses in training and will reduce the establishment considerably before he ships the stable back to Lexington. He has already got rid of three maidens, and is negotiating with a number of horsemen for the disposal of quite a few more. Among those to go will be Cracow and Yermak and too others not considered good enough for the Kentucky campaign. Tlie two-year-olds, of which there are about fifteen in the stable, will be retained, with the exception of a couple that have hot come up to expectations. "Tex" Forman, who is in charge of the stables of C. and E. Baker, the widows of Grover and Hundley Baker, has already succeeded In disposing of six of the eight horses that were brought here to race. The only ones remaining are Harry Breivogel and Betsy. These will be disposed of before the meeting closes. Sleeth has been a most consistent money winner, and despite his ten years appears to be as good aa ever. It was fortunate for the present owners of the stable that they did not sell the old horse during the early part of the meeting, for he has netted them more purse money than all of the other horses in the stable combined. The stable still owns Green Jones, James Foster and Dr. Shafer, which were turned out last fall, and these will be taken up and raced at Lexington and Louisville and sold during the Latonia meeting. Mrs. F. S. Peabody, who recently purchased the Beach Comber colt Bone Dry from E. R. Bradley, is the wife of the president of the Consumers Coal Co. of Chicago, who has been on a visit here. The colt will be raced this year in his new owners colors, and next fall will bo retired to the stud and bred to some cold-blooded mares owned by Mr. Peabody. It is hoped by this experiment to develop a high-class line of draft horses. Mrs. Peabody, it is said, intends to secure a number of other colts and eventually use them for the same purpose.

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