Louisville Horses Rested: Gentility, the Only Derby Candidate Out, Galloped Slowly, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-10


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LOUISVILLE HORSES RESTED i a 1 , Gentility, the Only Derby Candidate Out, Galloped Slowly. Violinist Going East to Race at Havre de Grace, but Coming Back for the Derby. f— -a LOUISVILLE. Kv.. April 9 — Two days in a row seems to be about the limit for the Churchill Pswai and DaaBsM Park race tracks to remain fast this spring A rain, which began shortly after last midnight, lasted several hours and gave both tracks a good drenching The downpour was followed by a day of sunshine and perfect spring weather today and the tracks dried out rapidly. but too late for much training this morning. Several hundred local turf followers visited the racing plants, but they saw little. A majority of the large stables here do not train on Sundays other than to give their horses walking exercise. Exceptions are made when workday for some of the Kentucky Derby candidates fulls on the Sabbath. Fewer horses were in action this morning than on any day within the past month. Fortunately, a majority of them at both places worked yesterday. Gentility, the G. L. Blackford speed marvel, was Indulg-d in ■ gallop of a mile in IJ8B% at the Downs this morning. She covered the first half mile in 49% and was never allowed to show anything like her real speed. Jockey Albert Wilson took a stout hold of her through the last three-eighths of a mile She will make her 1922 debut in the Ashland Oal.s. Eligibles for the Derby were conspicuous In their absence from the tiaek this morning at both places A few were out for exercise gallops, but a mn-jority of them were only walked under the shedg. Tieir strenuous day yesterday entitled them to a brief rest. Racing secretary William H. Shelley, who spent the past week in Lexington, returned home last. nttrl.t lie visited the local tracks this morning, distributing tin- condition books for the liexington meeting among the horsemen. John M. Keegar, track superintendent at that place, came here tonight and will spend the next fen davs here allotting stalls to the owners who plan to ship theie. Many of the vlables will send only part of their hara— ha Iexiagtaa, Chiefly those entered in stake races there. Trainer [.ouis Taiibcr. who spent the greater part of the week in New York, returned to his duties with the Green tree. Stable and Payne and, West horses this morning. Frank McKenna. long identified with Kentucky raci.ig. was an arrival from his home in St Louis, where le spent the winter. He is .-onsidcrabiy im proved in health after a battle lasting more than a year against neurilis. lackey William Fool, one of Montfort Jones contract rider-, departed for Cincinnati last night for a Brief vi-.it with his foiks He js a brother of jockey Karl Pari, who is under engagement to the Pleriaaal Stable this year. A division of the H. C. "Bud"» Fisher stable, in charge of trainer Alex It Gordon, will be sent to Havre de Qrace on Tuesday Violinist. Deiby and Prealne— eligible, will lie in the consignment. A reservation has been made for him at Church?! Downs for the first week in May. as Gordon pla; ■ to bring him back to run in the Derby Trainer C. .. Van Meter today received the sal tidings of the death of his mother In Kansas Ciy. Her ImmIv will be sent to her old home at Howling Green. Ky.. for interment. Captain Mac. ■ frequent arfcaaar in the C. W. Clark silks on the Kentucky circuit, will he turned out for th" aaasawr by trainer George V. Barnes White Star, another member of this stable, will not be raced this spring, but he will be taken up in time to be trained for an autumn campaign. He went amiss at New Orleans. Word from Latonia is to the effect that J. p. Beape— has moved his racing stable of eereajes— in from his farm near Erlanger. Ky., to the race track. * s

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