Gathering at the Downs: Horsemen and Horses Flocking to Louisvilles Famous Old Track, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-21


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GATHERING AT THE DOWNS Horsemen and Horses Flocking to Louisvilles Famous Old Track. Marjorie Hynes Works a Fast Mile Day Set Aside for War Veterans. LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 20. Arrivals of liorses and horsemen to participate in the nine days race meeting, which opens at Churchill Downs on next Thursday, were numerous today and botii the Downs and Douglas Park are rapidly filling to capacity. Every stall at tiie former plant has been spoken for and the overflow is being taken care of at the Beechmont course. A number of horses were on the road from early yesterday morning until midnight last night en route from Latonia, due to n freight wreck near Sulphur, Ky., which tied up traffic many hours. Charles F. Grainger and Hamilton C. Applegate, the guiding spirits of the Downs meeting, were on hand today getting tilings in order for the opening, ltoth predict the best autumn, meeting in the history of tile old track. Racing secretary "William H. Shelley opened his office this morning and with Julius Iteeder began the registration of horses. There will be more thoroughbreds on hand this fall than ever before and, with a few exceptions, all of the horses that raced at Latonia will be here. Mr. Shelley received a telegram this morning from II. G. Bedwell requesting the weights nllotcd the three J. K. L. Koss candidates. Cudgel, War lenuant and Boniface, in the ,000 added Falls City Handicap at one and one-sixteenth miles, to be rim on the opening day. He said that in all -probability .-he -will -send -oner of- them: here-to "run-in it. Cudgel will be asked to carry 135 pounds, AVnr Pennant 120 and Boniface 114. Marjorie Hynes, C. O. Van Meters good two-year-old filly, which won the Fort Thomas Handicap nt Latonia, startled the work-watchers this morning when she ran a mile in 1:40, easily the best trial of the year in these parts for a youngster. She is a candidate for the Golden Kod Handicap at one mile, which will be run on next Saturday. Her fractional time was: 23, 47, 1:00, 1:13, 1:40. The filly did her work easily. T. C. McDowell has only one horse to race at this meeting Manager AVaite. He will be trained by J. M. Ilukill, who looks after the J. Hal Woodford stable. Major McDowell disposed of Precious ut Latonia and sent the remainder of his horses to his farm near Lexington to be turned cut for the winter. Most of them had gone wrong one way or another. M. J. Winn, general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club, will remain at Latonia until tomorrow, when he will come hero to take up his duties in connection with the local meeting. Enmity, winner of two races in as many starts nt Latonia. cost his owners the meager sum of 00. He is the Joint property of J. Connley and It. Farris. They bought him from O. Rogers last spring. At that time he appeared hopeless as a racing prospect, due to an injured hip, but Connley and Farris took a chance with him and chipped in S50 apiece. He 1ms won ,800 in purse money for them thus far and appears to be a really good selling plater. With the exception of judge Charles F. Price and secretary William Shelley, who live here, the other officials of the Kentucky Jockey Club are enjoying a few days vacation. They will all be on hand by Wednesday morning. The soldiers of the famous First Division, stationed at Camp Zaehary Taylor, one of the most active in the recent world war in France, will witness one dnyti racing at the coming Churchill Downs meeting as the guests of the Kentucky Jockey Club. Charles F. Grainger tendered an invitation to tie men through Major General Aries P. Sum-inernll, commander of the camp. He readily accepted it. The date on which they will go to the Downs has not been set. Major General Summerall is nn ardent admirer of the thoroughbred horse and is himself an excellent horseman.

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