Surf Rider Works Again: John E. Madden Praises His Easy Way of Going, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-16


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. . , , , , , , , , , ■ ; j , , , , ; , SURF RIDtR WORKS AGAIN John E. Madden Praises His Easy Way of Going. ♦ Rockminister Also Works in Good Style — Miss Joy and Fair Phantom Out. — — ♦--— ■ LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 15.— Over a track several seconds slow and forcing Rouleau, one of his older stablemates, to a hard drive to keep near him, while he ran in an easy manner. Surf Rider, the star of the vast Kay Spence stable here, turned in one of the best work-outs of the Kentucky Derby training season to date, at Douglas Park this afternoon, when he covered the track in 1:46 and, under increased restraint, galloped out another eighth in 2 :007s. A short while previous Rockminister, another of the Mont-fort Jones Derby eligibles, covered the mile in the same time, but his gallop was not as impressive as that of his stablcmate. Billy Star served as pacemaker for Rockminister. B. B. Jones, who is associated with his brother Montfort in the ownership of the large stable under Spences care ; John E. Madden, who recently sold Surf Rider for 5,000 ; Bob Shannon, owner of Deadlock and numerous other persons witnessed the Derby works and gave the two eligibles a close scrutiny when they came back. As per custom with him Surf Rider showed no effects of his long gallop ar.d there was not a wet hair visible on him when he pulled up. Rockminister likewise came out of his work in excellent condition and was not taking a long breath either. Trainer Spence elected to wait until 2 oclock this afternoon to give his charges their work in order to allow the track more chance to dry out. Superintendent Tom Young put harrows on it for several hours, but this artificial aid, combined with that of a hot sun, failed to bring it to a fast stage. It could well be termed a dead track and was quite deceptive. ROULEAU A FAST HORSE. Jockey Pool rode Surf Rider, while Scobie was astride Rouleau. The pair began at the eighth post and the Derby gelding dashed to the front immediately. Rouleau is in fine condition now and, as he is a fast horse, he kept closer up than the other pacemakers which have been used with Surf Rider. Turning to the homestretch he ran up to almost even terms with him, but this effort took all the speed out of him and he tired. He was pulled up at the eighth post and his stable companion went on in the same manner for the final eighth. Owner Jones was highly pleased over the showing of the Derby horses and was especially elated over the manner in which Surf Rider galloped. Madden likewise was loud n his praise for the Superman gelding and t aid that he considered him a vastly improved horse over his two-year-old form. "When I had him last year I could never get him to work three-quarters in better than 1 :17," said Madden, "and I know that he is not much of a trial horse. His steady gait and inclination to run truly, no matter how far he is asked to go, makes a favorable impression with me and I dont think that I ever saw a more honest horse in his races." Spence worked Miss Joy and Fair Phantom together for the edification of Jones and, after being allowed to run the first eighth in 12, quarter in 23 3-5, three-eighths in 36 and a half mile in 48 2-5, they were taken under restraint and finished out three-quarters in 1 :15 3-5. Douglas Park again demonstrated its superiority over the Downs as a training track today, as it was fairly dry during the early morning hours, while the other course was deep in mud. The return of good weather again brought the horses out in full force at hoth places and the trainers made amends for the day lost Friday. Surf Rider and Rockminister held full sway as far as activities among the Derby horses were concerned, as the others were merely given lung gallops. MATT WINN AN ARRIVAL. Matt J. Winn, guiding spirit of the Kentucky Jockey Club, arrived yesterday from Latonia. Since his last visit here Colonel Winn made a journey to New York and he reports a steady increase of interest in the coming Kentucky Derby in that section. Carroll Reid, veteran horseman, who has been seriously ill for some time, underwent a second operation at SL Josephs infirmary this morning. D. Bower Talbott, practicing veterinarian on race tracks for a quarter of a century or longer, came in from Michigan, where he spent the last two months. Kiva, owned by Joe Umensetter, foaled a Continued on eighth p*ge. S b; M U b t to 2 20 V a at v ], q r, c, h e £ a j t, to e j B. r r y v SURF RIDER WORKS AGAIN Continued from first page. bay filly by Golden Maxim at Thomas M. | Murphys farm yesterday. This marks her , third consecutive filly foal, Ruby and Kimax being the other two. The John E. Madden stable will be shipped Belmont Park on Monday instead of April j as originally planned. It will require two express cars to move the horses. ~Milo Shields was an arrival from his home Falls City, Neb., where he spent the intervening time since the close of the New Orleans racing. In addition to Bradleys Choice and Korbly, he has By Golly, Arrowhead, Brass Tacks and a two-year-old colt by Jim Gaffney — Spine, which he bred himself. He has chosen the name of Boot Black for the youngster. Jockey J. Roberts, who rode for Shields last year, has retired from the saddle and is farming near San Antonio, Texas. He weighs 125 pounds and decided to make no attempt to reduce. Jockey W. Morrissey is under engagement W. H. Hall and is galloping horses for his employer at Douglas Park. He rode for J. Respess last year. Frank McKenna of St. Louis. Mo., who was I reported recovering from an attack of neu-1 ritis, which bothered him throughout last j year, has again been forced to seek the services of a specialist here. A

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