Louisville Not Immune: Cold Weather and Sloppy Track Retards Training Operations, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-06


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LOUISVILLE NOT IMMUNE ♦ Cold Weather and Sloppy Track Retards Training Operations. Uo McMillan Impresses Onlookers — Firebrand, Dr. Clark and Wiskaway Progressing to Satisfaction of Trainers. * * I.OUISVIBBE. Ky.. April .".—Cold weather and a sloppy track slowed up the trainers of thoroughbreds, both at Churchill Downs and Douglas Park, this morning. While many of the Derby candidates were given long gallops, few of them were asked to do their best through the soft going. Trainer Bou Calm did send Bo McMillan for a mile in 1 :5t4t,. the first three-quarters in 1 :25~- . He worked alone and was going easily all the way. The boy worked him strickly to orders and several favorable remarks were made by competent judges when he pulled up to the effect that he would be a hard horse to beat over the Derby route. Donegal, from the Jefferson Bivingston stable, was given five-eighths through the mud in company with Warrior. The timers caught this pair in 1 :08* 3. Donegal is the only colt Mr. Bivingston has in the Derby. Whether he is of Derby class remains to be seen. He has done well so far in his preparation. Donegal is by Royal IB. which ran "in the colors of Mr. Bivingston when he won the Batonia Derby. Donegal is one of his first colts and for that reason his owner would like to get him to the post for the Derby. Trainer Al Kirby also had out Firebrand and Buster, which he gave three-quarters of a mile in 1 :22-s- The two worked as a team, but Firebrand was drawing away from Buster at the end. Firebrand is near-ing a race in fine condition. Pravus, another Derby colt, recently acquired from John E. Madden, was sent five-eighths by his trainer. Dr. C. R. Richards, in 1:10 .1-5. Vanishing Boy. Rody Marshalls Derby candidate, worked three-quarters in 1:26 3-5. This colt, it is said, will not start in the Derby. Chuck" Walker galloped all the Madden Derby eligibles a mile at about a two-minute gait. Dr. Clark was cantered fiv-eighths in BOS. Whiskaway and Tcm Hare Jr. worked to-gt ther three-quarters in 1:2S%. Whiskaway was without blinkers and seemed to act kindly and work without persuasion. His behavior this morning was above reproach. QUIET AT DOUG I. AS PARK. Nothing doing in the way of fast moves at Douglas Park this morning. In Memor-iam. Cartoonist and Hyperion were given long gallops. The stables of G. Drumheller and S. Jones arrived there today from Mobile. In the Drumheller string was Wolfs Cry. Bedazzle, East Effort, My Reverie. Grayson and others. Jones brought along Magician, Amanda, Belgian Queen and others. Harned Brothers, who intend to campaign a big string this year, are quartered at Churchill Downs. The older horses which will wear their colors are Freeeutter. M;tr-jorie Hynes. Ben Bolt and First CalL The two-year-olds are: Itonii:iveri. b. f. Iiy Sir M;irtin--Pro -e*sion. Hide, th. f. Iiy Von Tnmp Nellip »;. Cyprene. bik. c. by Jusq :ui Itoul — The Sacrifice. Kirloma, b. c, by Imler Kirc — Watonia. Sa inula. i . f, by Sain — Anola. Innaiii"d filly, by Dick Welles Ftimula. .1. S. Wards three-year-old bay colt C. A. Beinhart, by Colonel -Vennie — Wondawhy. died this morning from pneumonia. Mose Goldblatt came from Cincinnati to iook over his racers in charge of Ben Walters. He said that he had not heard when the western division of the Whitney horses, to be raced under his supervision, would arrive at the Downs, but he expected them to be sent on shortly. Charles Van Meter, trainer for F. J. Kelley. the Chicago turfman, arrived at Churchill Downs at noon today after a long trip across the continent from the Tanforan track, near San Fran.-isco. The horses all shipped well and include the Derby colt Skeezix and six two-year-olds.

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