Valuable Plate Invention: Latest Cahill Innovation a Datachable Toe for Quick Changes on Racers, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-09


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VALUABLE PLATE IrJVETION Latest Cahi!! Innovation a Dsiachable Toe for Quick Changes on Racers. NEW YORK, N. Y., July 8. William Ca-hill, who recently invented a racing plate with no heel nails, giving the foot a chance for natural expansion, has another invention for the racing plates that promises to be of i great vahte. This is a detachable toe that is at once so simple that it should make a strong appeal to trainers. This too is fastened to the plate with a small strong screw and it can be attached or removed in a twinkling. It is as secure as if a part of the plate itself when in position and its advantage is that when there should come a change in the going the toes may be changed by the trainer himself with no other tool than a screwdriver. The toes are made any size desired and it is readily seen that when a smooth plate ia transformed into a mud plate in such a simple fashion they will be of great benefit in a stable equipment. With the ordinary-plate a change in the plate means replating the horse, something of a job, and one that requires the services of a plater. Time and again the surfaces of the track may change in an afternoon until the plates used in the first race would not be in any manner suitable for the footing in the fifth race. Horsc3 time and again have lost races in muddy going by reason of slipping about on smooth plates when a mud toe would have brought victory. Mr. Cahill has not given a practical racing demonstration of his invention, but several trainers are interested in the detachable toe and it is sure to have the same vogue that so many of the other Cahill -inventions have enjoyed.

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