Lull in Louisville Action: Departures for Lexington Tell in Training Operations, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-19


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| j : I I t ■ : i i ; I : , i : I 1 1 LULL IN LOUISVILLE ACTION * Departures for Lexington Tell in Training Operations. ♦ Miss Joys Trainer Says He Has Heard Nothing of Her Being a Preakness Starter. ♦ LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 18.— Considerable action was manifested at both Churchill Downs and Douglas Park this morning, but the leading Kentucky Derby eligibles quartered locally played no part in it other than to indulge in long exercise gallops. The Downs track was heavy and soggy in spots, especially along the inner rail, but all traces of the recent rains had departed from the Beechmont course. The mile chute at the Downs was in excellent condition and a number of two-year-olds were worked from the barrier at the seven-eighths post. Assistant starter William Hamilton did not start them with the starting machine, but sent them away from a flatfooted start. R D. Williams departed for Lexington this morning with eight horses, four of which are two-year-olds. Kay Spence, who planned to ship today, was unable to obtain more than one car, but another will be available tomorrow morning and his string will get under way. He will take Surf Rider, Rockminister, Miss Joy, Fair rhantom, Rouleau, Brookholt, Ginger, Billy Star, John S. Reardon, Lieut. Colonel and the following two-year-olds : Cash, Dan E. OSullivan, Nowata, Old Top, Rusticator, Shamrock, Miss Minerva, Corto, Full Spoon, Oui Oui, Miss Cerina and Sea Patos. Spence said that the report that Miss Joy is being considered as a starter in the Feakness at Pimlico is news to him. He stated that he is training her with the in-tion of starting her in the Ashland, Kentucky and Latonia Oaks, and has never given the possibility of her contesting in the Preakness a single thought. This turfman, who has developed a number of jockeys during his career, will start another one on his way this year in George Kennedy, a lad who hails from New Orleans. Kennedy has had considerable experience with race horses, as he was employed by E. C. Crockett before Spence took him over. An apprentice jockeys license will be obtained for him this spring. SHELLEY GOES TO LEXINGTON. William H. Shelley, racing secretary, placing judge and handicapper at the three Kentucky tracks, departed for Lexington this morning to open his office there for the coming meeting. Julius Reeder, his assistant, is due to report at an early date. Jockey Hugh Schilling came in from his home in Paris, Tex., this morning. He will not tarry in this locality long. He plans to ride at Maple Heights and Chagrin Falls. Schilling was stricken ill at Mobile and had to be sent home from there. W. Feuchter brought Spods and Ed - Garrison from Havana and took up Skiles Knob, which had been running out all winter at Paines farm. He left Lullaby in Cuba to rest during the summer months. Colonel G., owned by Jake Greenherg, local turfman, pulled up quite lame after galloping this morning. R. J. Farris stopped off here en route from Havana to Lexington to take up Buckboard, which he turned out there last autumn. He sent several horses direct from Cuba to Canada and he will race the entire coming season on the Dominion circuit. The Kentucky Jockey Club has again inaugurated its annual measure to provide accommodations for Kentucky Derby visitors. The local people, realizing the immense advantage the historic race gives this city in every respect, are responding liberally in listing their rooms with the racing association and this will do much to relieve the usual congestion. Following the report of Morvichs extremely fast half-mile gallop at Jamaica Monday came a telegram from Ben Block, owner of the colt, to a local newspaper stating that if his great three-year-old is thoroughly fit he will start in the Kentucky Derby. As a result of this there was an increased demand for him in the future books today.

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