Eternal Reaches Churchill Downs: J. W. McClellands Derby Hope Greeted by Large Crown on His Arrival at Louisville., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-15


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ETERNAL REACHES CHURCHILL DOWNS J AV McClellands Derby Hope Greeted by Large Crown on His Arrival at Louisville LouisvilleLOriSAILLE LOriSAILLE Ky April 14 Eternal The Wan ¬ derer and Sailor the formidable trio from which J W McClelland can select one or more to repre ¬ sent him in the Kentucky Derby together with Cromwell Phantom Maid and sixteen twoyearolds belonging to Mr McClelland have arrived and are now safely housed at Churchill Downs all of them having reached here in the best possible condition The stables arrival had been expected and a large crowd was on hand to look over the Derby colts and the general verdict expressed was that a fiiier looking collection of horses never before stepped on the Churchill Downs track Eternal The AVanderer and Sailor were all closely scrutinized by the admiring throng Mr McClelland bought Sailor from Bob McKeever for 5000 just prior to leaving Hot Springs with the intention of start ¬ ing him in the Derby should the track lie heavy on the day of the race He believes he has secured a bargain iii the son of All Gold and Boisterous which was bred by Harry Payne Whitney and late last summer sold to J H Bullock who won a couple of races with him last winter at Xew Orleans OrleansPeople People who are superstitious or who believe his ¬ tory repeats itself will be encouraged by knowing that Eternal occupies a stall In the same barn that sheltered Exterminator last years winner The McClelland horses are quartered in the long barn formerly occupied by the stable of Corrigan McKinuey and regarded as the best stables on the grounds groundsHorsemen Horsemen who inspected Eternal declare he is one of tho finest horses they ever gazed upon He is now almost jet black and is a well proportioned beautifully balanced heavily muscled closely coupled and rather shortlegged horse and thoso who havo seen him in action declare he is as quick as a cat at the starting gate and smooth gaited gaitedMr Mr McClelland is naturally proud of his colt and his pride is shared by trainer Kim Patterson who has had charge of him since he entered on his racing career It was trainer Patterson who ad ¬ vised Mr McClelland to purchase the colt at the sales at Durlands in Xew York The tolt cost Ills present owner 2000 and he would not part with him now for any amount of money moneyMr Mr McClelland is most optimistic regarding Eternals future and believes he will be the sea ¬ sons threeyearold champion if he continues to train soundly soundlyHe He has done everything that lias been asked of him said the colts owner and lie is without doubt the lH st conditioned of all the Derby eligibles AVe had not intended racing him at Hot Springs being of the belief that he did not need a race to Tit him but Mr Patterson and myself finally de tided to give him one nice at Oaklawn just to please the racing public who were eager to see him in action Ho worked a mile in 139 before coining to Louisville performing his task without much effort and this would indicate that he is fit and ready

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