Activity At The Louisville Tracks: Over Two Hundred Horses at Douglas Park and Churchill Downs--Latest Turf Gossip., Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-21


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ACTIVITY AT THE LOUISVILLE TRACKS Over Two Hundred Horses at Douglas Park and Churchill Downs Latest Turf Gossip LOUISVILLE Ky March 20 Coincident with the advent of balmy spring weather and tho arrival of several stables from New Orleans training opera ¬ tions at Churchill Downs and Douglas Park are becoming more active and it will not lie long be ¬ fore both courses will present scenes of bustling activity that ahvays charactrize the commence ¬ ment of the spring training season The long win ¬ ter season of partial inactivity has passed and Lilie horsemen are not Horjyrfor tliey 1irecas6r once more to get down to really hard work workThe The mild weather of the past two months has en ¬ abled them to keep their charges in such condition that they could put them in active spring training with but little inconvenience and it is safe to assert tliit this year the horses are better con ¬ ditioned than during any similar period in recent years yearsThere There are approximately 150 horses quartered at Churchill Downs and about 100 at Douglass Park which combined total is below the average of former years The colony at the Downs includes the racing establishments of 7 E Madden embracing twenty eight twoyearolds George J Long with seventeen of various ages B J Branuon twelve J Umen setter ten T M Murphy twelve Middleton Jones nine Dan Lehan five F J Kelley five R P Brooks seven J L Paul five O A Bian chi five O Rogers nine Waldeck Stable fifteen G A Marshall nine Miller Henderson nine and a few other smaller stables stablesIncluded Included in the stables at Douglas Park are those of R I Williams Jefferson Livingston C E Rowe J S Ward C C Van Meter J J Flan igan and C K Baker BakerProminent Prominent among the horses now receiving their training on the local track are a number of Kentucky Derby eligibles Among these are Colonel Livingston and Sennings Park The former was recently brought here from Piatt Carrs farm where with several others belonging to B J Brannon he was turned out all winter This splendid gelding appears to have wintered well although he is rather light in flesh His training for the Derby has already been begun and his owner is satisfied that lie will train on with the best possible results In addition to Colonel Liv ington Mr Brannon has three other Derby possi ¬ bilities in St Bernard Hopeful and Allah 0 A Biuiichi has had Sennings Park at the Downs all winter and to all appearances the colt lias thrived wonderfully well and is now in active training t tG G J LONG HAS FOUR DERBY HOPES HOPESThe The stable of Geo J Long in the capable hands of Pete Coyne numbers among its members four Kentucky Derby eligibles these being the foreign bred Constantine Pizarro Plumcot and the home ¬ bred Clermont Bugle Call and Service Flag are two that are in the stable of Middleton Jones and which are being trained by the wellknown colored trainer French Brooks BrooksThe The stable of Otto Rogers the Oklahoma turf ¬ man includes three Derby candidates these being Cerinus John O and Enmity while A L Rogers has one eligible in Texas Special The stable of F J Kelley of Chicago embraces two Derby nomi ¬ nees these being Pastoureau and Sans Peur II IIAt At Douglas Park Jefferson Livingston lias Major Parke Ponderosa and Jago all of which have been named for the Derby while the stable of Dick Williams includes Linden the only one he named for the event The training of all those enumerated will be completed on the local tracks and unless all signs fail the great majority of the nominees will preparationThe be able to stand up under their preparation The stable of Miller Henderson the local owner which cut quite a prominent figure in last falls Kentucky racing gives promise of proving just as formidable the coming spring season The stable which has wintered at the Downs embraces nine head including Grundy and Beaverkill winner of last years Clark Handicap and which was beaten a nose by Exterminator in the Latoriia Cup of two miles and a quarter Both horses have weathered the winter in the best possible manner and will be in fine fettle for the opening of the season The re ¬ mainder of the string includes the threeyearolds First Pullet Madge F and Looking Up the four yearold War God and several two year olds The latter are bay fitly by Ogden Oriental Queen chestnut filly by Sea King Watermelon and a bay colt RockmaryGeorge by Ogden Rockmary George J Long master of Bashford Manor still shows traces of the severe illness with which he was suddenly stricken last fall but he is able to be about ami is a daily visitor at Churchill Downs where his horses are in training

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