Louisville Marking Time: No Racing Stars Among the Horses in Exercise, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-23


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LOUISVILLE MARKING TIME No Racing Stars Among the k Horses in Exercise. ♦ Downs Track to Be Lengthened — Deadlock, Chatterton and Gentility to Work Today. ] LOUISVILLE. Ky„ April 22.— Training i operations at Churchill Downs were moderate- I ly interesting this morning, despite the frosty I air. which caused the horsemen to dig out 1 their heavy overcoats. The sun relieved con- I ditions a bit shortly after 8 oclock, but the i temperature did not rise enough to boast of. I Douglas Park was the scene of but little I activity. Both tracks were in excellent con- I dition. ] Deadlock and Chatterton, the only two first ; string Kentucky Derby candidates quartered j here now, were given short gallops in preparation for work-outs tomorrow. If the track remains fast at the Downs the usual J large crowd of Sunday visitors will have plenty tn see, as in addition to this pair trainer Pick Vestal plans to give Gentility and Centimeter good work-outs. , General manager Matt J. Winn departed today for Ins home in Covington. Ky., to spend Sunday. Before leaving he announced plana « hich call for another almost com- * plete transformation of the Churchill Downs racing plant, but the work will not be fin- I ished uiiti! next spring. The chief change will s be the lengthening of the track proper from one mile to one and a sixteenth miles. ■The intervening time between our spring and autumn meetings at the Downs is too , short to carry out the task which the Ken- tucky Jockey Club has outlined," said Winn. "so I have decided to wait until our second meeting of the year is completed before start- -ing it. This includes the removal of the : Douglas Park grandstand, which will be con- | verted into a clubhouse and clubhouse in- , elosmv after the Saratoga plan. Immediately after the autunai meeting ends we will begin the work of enlarging the track to one and a sixteenth miles and moving the Douglas Park stand at the same time. The in- ■ creased circumference of the track will en- able the Kentucky Derby to be started closer to the grandstand and the field will start on | a straightaway instead of on a turn as at j present." WALLACE TO SUCCESS JASPI.i:. Winn gave out the announcement that J. S. ••Tony" Wallace of Lexington has ; been named to succeed the late Edward i Jaspi r aa niacins Judge at the three Ken- . tucky tracks. Wallace lias been connected ■ with racing for rears in various capacities j and frequently has Berved as an official. He was patrol judge at Havana during the winter. For several years he acted as ; assistant entry clerk to Jasper, visiting the • Stables at Douglas Park and Latonia for ] entries. Jle has several brood mares of his own. but he has not raced any horses re- , cently. Wallace is a brother of trainer , William Wallace. His appointment must be confirmed by the racing association, but this is a mere formality. : The William Martin stable, in charge of trainer Tom Moran, entrained for Pirn- I lico this morning. Jockey J. Callahan left at the same time. Owner Martin departed fur bis Lome in Tennessee to visit hi brother before proceeding East. Jefferson Livingston was a visitor at Chur-chiil Downs this morning to inspect Firebrand, his recent 0.00u purchase, which is being trained by John S. Ward. He ex- ; press, d himself as highly pleased with the i condition of the four-year-oid son of McGee , — Subdue after witnessing him in a galiop of three-quarters. Livingston has nominated Firebrand to the Toronto Pup. Lexicon, a three- ear-old filly by Colden Maxim- Lady Lexington, has been retired from racing by trainer It. X. Vestal of the!1 G. 1.. Blackford stable because of bad an- I kles. She has been sent to White anil Car ne.ts stud :t Uopkinsville, Ky., to be mated , with Donnaeona. She is a sister of Paul Weidel, winner of several rich stake races , two i ars back. Jockey Parry Garner attached himself to tlie stable of Tames ESvermaa today.

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