Rain Fails to Stop Them: Derby Horses Work despite Unfavorable Weather Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-01


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RAIN FAILS TO STOP THEM Derby Horses Work Despite Unfavorable Weather Conditions. I 4 Violinist, Rockminister, Deadlock j and Surf Rider Gallop Fast — Cuban Horses Arrive. LOCTSTILI E. K.v.. XIarch 31. -Violinist. TT. C. "Bud" I Fishers Kentucky Derby hope, gave another splendid deeaaastratiea nf Ma mud running capabilities :.l Dciiiu !:i- I:uk i 1 1 1 — morning when he turned in a mile work-out in 1 :4rt anil galloped mil an additional eighth in l!:0O:... At no stage was lie given much leeway ami Hip final part of th-gallop found him under siout restraint. He covered Hip first half mile in H and three-quarters in 1:18. KTil was again chosen M liis pacemaker and sue accompanied him for a lialf mile. Ii madp no difference to him when she Mi out. as lie continued on just the same at a steady gait. He pulled up in fine eondilion. Mud is his forte and l.e h;.s shown to bettor advantage in it than any of the other Derby eligihles at the two local tracks Rockminister was given an "opener" of a half milp in 56 at the Beeohmont course in preparation for a long work-out tomorrow, while Deadlock worked three-eighths in 37 at Churchill Downs. He also gets a gallop over, the distance of a mile or further tomorrow. The weather in this section continues to change four or five times a day, much to the discomfiture of the trainers and horses at the two tracks. An ull night rain supplanted an afternoon of sunshine yesterday and when the si:n cam- out again this morning it appeared as though the wet spell might Ix- broken. Then cant, another downpour along town id noon. Douglas Park was in much better condition than the Downs today, as the footing l here was not so deep. The arrival .of the first nf the special trains from Havana added eighty nine horses to the thoroughbred colony here. It arrived last night at midnight after a splendid trip and it did not leave the Cuhan city until Tuesday noon. The Mose i.oldblati establishment was the largest on it. there being seventeen in the Cincinnati turfmans slring. W. K. Knebelknmp brought fifteen. John I. . we twelve. P. J. Williams nine. W. Hall six. J. H. Moody three. Frank Rector four. W. Fetuli-ter two. K. Doyle two. W. L. Drake four. T. Hof-fler four. 6. H. Keene three and A. P. Brooks two. All shipped in excellent health. ~" GOLDBLATT TO TAKE BRIEF REST. finlilblalt proceeded on to his home in the Queen City for ■ brief lest anil his horses will be in charge of Ben Walters for tie time being. Walters found eighteen of the Harry Payne Whitui-y hor.-es al ready here and five of those which he brought from Havana also belong to this turfman. Included in the hand is Cherry Tie-. Kentucky Derby enndi date. Goldhlatt has a Derby eligible of his ,,wn in Tomahoi. Ham Keene got rid of most of the horses thai he took to Cuba The best known of those lu-brought back is Llewellyn, which is entered in the Derby iind a number of the other stakes on the Kentucky circuit. Surf Rider. Kay Spences Dprby eligible, was sent a mile over a sloppy track at Douglas Park in 1 :■»» Thurday. He perform -d liis task easily. This marked the second mile in the innd for the Super ■MM gelding in three days :ind and on both occasions he gave evidence lliat he i- able to hold his own over a soft track. Among r-cent arrivals from New Orleans was A. Woodman with six horses. Five of them, in eluding Itapid Traveler ere hi- own. while the other. Stamp, belongs to John Marino. Woodman purchased Rapid Traveler from Marino after the Fair t Crotinds meeting ended. G. W. Click brought Tantalus and Darnay from 1 the Crescent City. ». T. Williams and Andy Xlin-ler. each came in from the same place with tw.i 1 horses apiece. Jockey Pert Kennedy was among the first of the ■ Havana delegation to reach her". George F. Raker. Dayton. Ohio, turfman, is here. He cnnie lo arrange l..i reservations for himself and a party of Dayton sportsmen, who will be on " hand to ee his colt. John Finn, run in the Kentucky Derby. Poker ;ij that the coll. which Is under the care ..f irainei W. Perkins, is going along - encouragingly in liis work. MADDEN HORSES TO GO EAST SOON. April 4 kM been set as the day for the depar-turp for .liim.ii.il nf Frank M. Taylor with » division ..f thp John K. Mad.b-n stahlp. The Madden ii hoise- are minh farther adv.in-ed ill their training ■i than is iisiiil fie them at Ihis season of the enr r ;.ud they evidently aie in condition for an early campaign on Hie New York tra- k-. Horsemen hero fancy pogn. a two -year olds son n of Clencairu CariiHiei. by Pr.vn Mawr. in the V. F lolson siable. It is a colt of line appearance e and in his gallops gives indications of being a good •1 racer. lolson. w ho developed the noted Hilly Kelly v and sold him to Commander J. K I.. Ross as a IM ■ year-old. did not take his stable awav from Chilli-hill Down- during the winter Pogo is extensively -- engaged in stakes on th- Kentucky circuit. John 1/owes siable now number- twenty, as eight t of his lioises. including Hign Cloud, spetii the win I let- tit Douglas Park A new giands-and. with seating capacity in excess •s of J. 000. Is under erection at the Downs It ,s b-ing g built j 1 1 -1 off the paddock and its object is to take e cate of the overflow riuwil which witnesses the e races from that part of the grounds. It will have e a double deck on the raised brick terrace serving g as the towers tier. Work on il was begun two 0 days ago and it will be rushed lo a rapid completion. l. General manager XI. J. Winn of the Kentucky v Jockey Club w.s advise. yesterday by one of the of-fii f- ials of the Pennsylvania railroad, that accommo 1 diii ions on ten special trains, which will be tun n from Chicago for the Derby, are almost exhausted. 1. Parking space for twelve private cars has already y bee.i reserved in the yards surrounding the Union in »tatiou- t 1 1 ■ " Is - ii ■i r n e •1 v ■ -- t I •s g e e e g 0 l. v f- 1 n 1. y in lackey Bert Kennedy announced this morning that 1 he has been en-. i-.-ed lo ride on the Kentucky tracks 1 for J. S. Hawkins. Simpleton, whi.-n was turned out through the win ter months, has beca takes up for active training ; by K. Pitt. Dr. H. C. Hafshill this morning performed an 1 operation on .Melancholia, in the Williams Bros. staMe, in an effort to -tire him of a wind affliction. The hoise did not race on this account. Al Lnzader was a belated ariival from Xlobile He bad Wave filed at New Orleans early in the winter and sent him on to l ington. That Edward F. Simms plans to have lepra au-tation in the Derhy is evidenced by his request fo: three boxes on Derby day. His horses are at Havre ile Sraea. He named three for the big stake Larky Hour. Xly Ilay and Xlissi.mary Jockey Harry Oray, who has been with the . Xlontfort Joins stable all winter, departed tonight lo Lexington to report to trainer Bob Fr.ikes for whom he will ride this y |r. Judge Allie Young, formei member of the Ken tinky State Raing Commission, who recently ac quired Jouett from C. W. Xloore. Jr.. was .-, visitor here today It is his intention to gaiter a small I but efficient stable for Kentucky racing this year. XIrs. O. B. Potts came in this morning and I journeyed to Douglas Park to look ovei her stable which was campaigned at Havana by trainer Frank ■ Barter. Talisman has been added to the A. L. Kirbv stable lit Daafiaa Park. She was turned over to , Jess Spencer with the remainder of his horses several days ago. but Kirby purchased her since. This , mare was turned out all winter. An after of RHI.Mf Bf Ike New Oreen River Jockey Club, which proposed to build a race track , in western Kentucky near Kvansville. Ind.. for P , the Ihiuglas Park grand stand has been declined by the Kentucky Jockey Club. Win. II. Sheliey, Jr.. of the pari -inntuel force at Oriental Park, was ain"itg yesterdays arrivals from Havana, The thoroughbred colony at the two local tracks is now above the Too mark, with those at Lexing ton and Latonia. it will total in the vicinity of l.LiMI. while several owners of large stables, such as K. R. Rradley. J B. Respess and numerous others have uot brought their horses in from their farms as yet.

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