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i . , , , i t 1 , i , I LONG WORK SET FOR TODAY u. - . • i 1 1 1 m i Deadlock and Surf Rider Given Short but Slow Gallops. i t — -«• Rockministers Injured Foot Almost Well — Gray Horses Excite Interest. ■■■■- • ■■ ■ LOUISVILLE, Ky . April 7.— Short gallops In preparation for long work-outs tomorrow were the uile among the Kentucky Derby eligible9 at the two local trucks this morning. Both had dried out to a good stage under a stiff wind, and the trainers made amends for the los3 of the greater part of the two previous days, caused by the rain and mud. I eadlock covered a half mile in 52 hard held at Churchill Downs and galloped out to five-eighths iu 1:06%. Bob Shannon plans to send him over the route of one aud one eighth miles tomorrow morning. Surf Rider was given an easy half mile in 53 and at Douglas Park, while Violinist was sent the same distance in 51 % at the same track. Present indications point to Beechmont course being in better condition than at any time this spring to date for these two horses to work over tomorrow. Chatter-ton. F. J. Kelleys Derby hope, is also scheduled to have a work-out tomorrow. Trainer A. L. Kirby. who has the Waldeek Stable at Douglas Park, returned from a brief visit to New York. Improvement was noted toda-y in the condition of Carroll Reid, veteran horseman who recently underwent an operation at St. Josephs Infirmary. His attending physician says that he has an excellent chance for recovery now. Rockminister, one of the Montfort Jones Ken Hicky Derby colts, which is suffering from a bruised heel, was still confined to .walking exercise this morning. Trainer Kay Spence said that the injury-had practically healed, but he was giving the son of Friar Rock a chance to mend completely before galloping him again. An unusual sight was witnessed at the Downs this morning when three gray horses were on the course at one time. They were Yorick. owned by G. L. Blackford; Alice Blue Gown, in the stable of J. O. and G. H. Keene. and a colt by Vandergrift. which is in the John E. Madden barn. Incidentally these grays have showu to excellent advantage io training to date. SHELBY WEST A VISITOE. Shelby West, a widely known owner and trainer of several years back, was a visitor at the Downs today. He retired from racing at the outbreak of the war and has not participated in it since. It was his intention to return to the sport with a few hones of his own breeding, but he received a setback when Catauia. a brood mare which he purchased from G. M. Johnson, foaled a colt by Golden Maxim at his place near Charleston. Ind., several days ago and the youngster died as the result of having a paralyzed throat and tongue. Alf Holberg. assistant trainer for Corrigan and McKinney when that establishment was in it» prime, departed for Lexington to assume a position with trainer George Land, who has the Carl Wiede maim horses under his care. Holberg was with the Montfort Jones stable at Douglas Park all winter Schooling of the two-year-olds at Churchill Down was resumed today by assistant starter William Hamilton for the first time since last Monday. Ad-I verse track conditions caused the letup. Ted Koerner. a few years back the lending rider of America, planned to resume his vocation this spring, but suddenly abandoned the idea. He has been galloping horses at Douglas Park all winter and. without reducing, was able to scale at 113V. pounds. Several owners who wintered here were anxious to obtuiu first call ou him to ride their two-year-olds. Several of the most pretentious stable? on the Kentucky circuit evidently have increased their thoroughbred holdings considerably during the win- ter. Track superintendent Tom Young has received applications for stalls from Major Thomas C. Mc- Dowell for thirty six horses; William Perkins thirty-six at the Downs and fourteen at Douglas Park; E. R. Bradley twenty -nine in charge of trainer Dick Thompson and five under the Cafe of VAilliam Hurley: J. C. Milam thirty-seven: A. Baker twenty -five; Gallaher Brothers twenty, and H. H. Hewitt fifteen.