Worthingtons Fall Racing String: Only Nine Remain in the Stable since Sale of Viva America-Story of Bob Bakers Last Race, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-28


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WORTHINGTONS FALL RACING STRING Only Nino Remain in the Stable Since Sale of Viva America Story of Bob Bakers last Race. LEXINGTON, Ky., August 27. The sale of Aiva America to S. K. XJchols left. C. T. AVorthington with nine horses in training at the local track. They are Miss Manage, Carrie Moore, Aiew, Aiva Cuba. Sarasota, Darnay, Mabel Trask, Bob Baker and AAilson the Great. AVilson the Great is Aiva Americas two-year-old brother. He is a tall aid quite long horse, having a larger frame than any thoroughbred of his age here. At best be is unattractive in appearance, and just now after a severe case of catarrlial fever he does not look much like a racing p.-.qiosition for the fall season in Kentucky. In the spring it was predicted at the local traek that AVilson the Great w.ir.id go into winter quarters a maiden, but he f..nled every one except owner AVorthington and trainer W. X. Potts, for lie won the third of his five starts, which was at Latoni.-i on Juno 4. Trainer Potts says this is a good horse, and that later al-"ig he will demonstrate it. Carrie Moore, the three-year-old daughter of McGee and Dutch Barbara, has improved a great deal during the past two months and will bo worthy of serious consideration in any company. Miss Mauage, the three-year-old daughter of The Manager and Oriental Pearl, is another highly improved individual in the string. One of the two yearlings ihviied by Mr. Worthiiigtun is a Tirother to .Miss Manage, and he is a much better type than his somewhat elongated sister. He is of the compact, stocky, durable sort, and is the best individual Mr. AVorthington has yet bred t.om Oriental Pearl. Bob Baker is .the long-route runner of the. stable. This three-year-old gelding by McGee Grace Com- " moner made his last appearance at Latonia June 12 when he was beaten two heads by AVar Tax and Miss Procter in u race of a mile and andi.tcc:tl:, and thereby hangs a- story heretoCofe imprinted. "Xearing the finish of the race," .-U.! trulm r Potjs, "Harry Saladin, our aporentie.- r:drr. faiitt-vl and fell forward on the horses neck, otherwise Bob Baker would have won the race. The only itom .1 the boy did not fall off the .horse eitir?iy when he went into the faint was hecauso the gelding was running so steadily. Immediately after the finish, however, the horse began to slow up, and in doing so jostled the unconscious boy off and then somersaulted over him. Saladin was unhurt, but the horse was considerably bunged up. Two of its teeth went through his uppei lip and on his right hip he developed a blood blister that for two or three days held the proportions of a gallon bucket. The boy and horse are all right again and will bo heard from in the racing next fall." The footnote of the form chart of the race in question says: "Bob Baker ran well and might have been best, but was given a weak ride," and the comment in the race notes for that day explains tiiat the horse crossed his legs and fell heavily on the boy after the finish. Saladin is a Hoosier lad and has ridden six races, but has yet to pilot a winning mount. He was beaten a nose with Miss Manage the first time she started, and that was also his maiden effort. Another apprentice rider with the stable is Harry Garner, a brother of Mack Gamer. Harry rode .at,tho fair here the past week and won three races. l

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