Simms and Oliver Horses: Recovered from Recent Epidemic and Are Now Ready to Race, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-05


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SIMMS AND OLIVER HORSES Recovered from Recent Epidemic and Are Now Ready-to Race. SARATOGA, N. Y., August 4. After a long siege of bad luck which began early in the spring of the year in Maryland the horses of the Xalapa Farm and Lexington Stables, both of which are tinder the care of trainer Roy Waldron, have finally come into their own again. Their splendid showing the first time out after an absence of several months from the races, due to illness, is a tribute to the ability of Waldron as a conditioner of thoroughbreds, and he appears to have a great future in store for him in his chosen profession. At present Waldron has twelve racers in his charge, including five three-year-olds Lucky Hour, My Play, Missionary, Southern Cross and Runstar. The latter is the property of A. B. Spreckels, but he has. been in the Edward F. Simms establishment since List year. The performance of Southern Cross in winning a maiden race and running a mile in 1:38 was meritorious. Waldron worked hard in an effort to get this son of Luke McLuke Pamphyle to his best form for the local meeting. When he sent him to the post he had him as fit as a horse could be. He contended all .along, as did James W. McClelland, general manager of the Simms thoroughbred interests, that th s colt was a good one and he would prove it the first time he was called upon. Waldron is an ex-jockey and it has been only a few years since he forsook the saddle because of increasing weight He was never regarded as a real star rider, but was a steady pilot and held his own fairly well. His first connection with the Xalapa Farm Stable was in the capacity of agent, but he was later appointed trainer. The crop of young trainers who rode races in recent years is increasing rapidly. Among those on hand here are John Lof tus, Roscoe Goose, Joe Notter, William Knapp and a number of others. In addition tot these there are many jockeys of the olden years following the training profession, such as Fred Taral, John Schorr, William Shields, Max Hirsch, John McCauley and, perhaps, a dozen or so more.

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