Louisville Tracks: Grow in Popularity as Winter Quarters for Racing Stables, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-26


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LOUISVILLE TRACKS - Grow in Popularity as Winter Quarters for Racing Stables. Over Two Hundred Horses at Clmr chill Downs and Douglas Park. LOUISVILLE, Ivy., November 25. Proof of the popularity of ChurchUI Downs and Douglas Park as winter quarters for racing stables Is attested by the presence at the two tracks now of more than two hundred and forty horses, and they will remain there throughout the cold months. Each year finds the winter colony at the local courses expanding, but this year it assumed greater proportions than ever before. It will be still further Increased soon after the first of the year, when many horses which were turned out on farms In this vicinity ail near Lexington are brought in to be put back In active training. A majority of the stables which will remain inactive throughout the winter are quartered at the Downs, They Include the establishments of Jefferson Livingston, with seventeen horses ; John E. Madden, 25 ; C. j Bruce Head, 1G ; Pete Coyne, 12 ; R. P. Marshall. 7; Ilarned Bros. Jt Jones, S; Dan Le-han, 5 ; John S. "Ward, 20 ; J. S. Ownboy, 13 ; Chester OMalley, 2; L. R. Boyle, 1; Marshall Bros., 3; Dortch Bros., 3; K. Pitt, 2; J. T. "West, 1 ; R. P. Brooks, 3 ; R. II. Shannon, 9 ; C. W. Clark, 6 ; Roy Keating, 2 ; Joe Umensetter, 4 ; S. M. Henderson, 3 ; William Martin, 10, and John Lowe, 4. At Douplas Park are the stables of H. C. Bud Fisher, which embraces 20 horses: "Williams Brothers, 16; Florisant Stable, 10; Carl Wiedemann, 3 ; John J. Flanagan, 5 ; J. "White, 6, and W. Covington, 1. In addition to these C, Bruce Head has thirteen weanlings at the Becchmont course. There is hardly a stable at either track without yearlings in it. In most of them the young horses are in the majority. Among them are quite a few which were purchased for fancy prices at the Saratoga sales last August. The crop of coming two-year-olds j in this section seems up to the standard of previous years, as far as appearances are concerned, and a number of the juveniles have shown quarters in the vicinity of 23. It is a long time, however, until spring, when they will be called upon to display their wares in actual competition and young horses are very uncertain. FISIIEITS COMFORTABLE STABLE Trainer Alex B. Gordon has the Fisher horses in snug quarters, their stable being the last word in comfort. It is inclosed at the outer edge of the shed all around, thus affording protection against inclement weather, and no matter how adverse overhead conditions may be the Fisher racers need not miss a minutes exercise. Excellent living rooms have been provided for the men and boys connected with the cartoonists stable, to say nothing of a kitchen that is the pride of the outfit. Gordon wintered the Fisher horses at Douglas Park last year and they made the best showing in the spring, summer and autumn than at any time since their owner entered the thoroughbred sport- A paddock has been erected just off the stable where the yearlings are allowed to disport themselves to their hearts content on pleasant days. Owner Madden came down from Lexington to look over his band at the Downs, in charge of trainer "Chuck" Walker, and he found every horse in perfect condition. At the present time he has nineteen yearlings here, but more are due from Hamburg Place in the immediate future. It is his intention to dispose c as many of the yearlings as possible before next spring, and what he still hr-5 on hand will then will be taken East to race in his interest. C B. HEADS FETE TEAKLENGS JJiea Steele is in charge of the C Bruce Head horses, and his son Bryant Steele, former jockey, is his first assistant. The elder Steele divided his time between the two tracks, while the younger one confines his attention to the yearlings and four two-year-olds at the Downs. The thirteen Head weanlings are a likely looking band and are developing rapidly. They spend the days in a paddock at Douglas Park. The four two-year-olds in the Head outfit are The Quest. Busy Bob. Wild Life and Lilac Time. All of them were fired, as well as five of the yearlings, and tbey are taking their exercise regaarty again, Owner Head bred every raezaber of his large stable at his Waldeck Farsj, near Crest wood, Ky., which he recently leased to P. J. Kelley, and most of tLena art the progeny of Master Robert. Two yearlings fr-,m tie Head stable were rent Ss-ili With, tie J. O. Sc. G. H. Keene horses.

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