Louisville Training: Handicap Horses Center of Attraction Just at Present, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-27


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LOUISVILLE TRAINING * Handicap Horses Center of Attraction Just at Present. » Firebrand Shows Excellent Form in His Exercise Gallops — Best Pal Also Working Fast. ♦ LOUISVILLE. Ky.. April 26.— Firebrand, the 0,000 handicap hcrse in the stable of Jefferson Livingston, recorded mie of the best gallops of the spring training season at Churchill Downs this morning. The son of MeGee is fast nearing racing condition and worked the first quarter in 24, half in 485, three-quarters in 1 :14%, seven-eighths in 1:28 and mile in 1:41%. He was unextended all the way and pulled up in great condition. Firebrand will probably be hard to beat in his coming engagements. His first start will be in the Clark Handicap the opening day of the Churchill Downs meeting. Exterminator also will probably be a starter in this race. BEST PAL IMPRESSES TIMERS. Best Pal, the star of the New Orleans winter racing season, turned in a good showing for the first mile and a quarter workout of this spring. He was timed the first half in 54. three-quarters in 1 :19, mile in 1 :43 and mile and a quarter in 2:10%. Best Pal did the last quarter in 25%. While Best Pal has never been considered a good work horse timers noted that he may be in the best condition of h!a racing career. Sun Fey, one of the W. S. Kilmer Derby and Oaks candidates, and Sun Thistle, an Oaks eligible, worked together a creditable mile. They were close together for the entire way. The timers caught them the first quarter in 24, half in 50, three-quarters in 1 :17 and mile in 1 :46. Deadlock, another prominent handicap horse, in the stable of Polk Laffoon and trained by It. H. Shannon, was given his first real workout this morning. He galloped a slow mile and an eighth, the mile in 1:461s, the mile and an eighth in 1 :59%. Skeezix was cantered a half in 5.1%. It was the opinion of the timers that Skeezix will hardly do for the Derby. Bon Homme, trained by Early Wright for the Meadowbrook Stable, showed a good gallop of a mile and an eighth. He covered the first quarter in 26%, half in 53, three-quarters in 1 :20, mile in 1 :45 and mile and an eighth in 1 :58%. Buster was worked seven-eighths by trainer Al Kirby. the first half in 50%, three-quarters in 1:16% and seven-eighths in 1:30. Dr. Clark worked three-quarters in 1 :16*i easily. He is another one that will make his presence felt in the big handicaps. VICTIM OF PARALYSIS. Perry Gibson, a veteran turfman, native of Henderson. Ky., was stricken with Paralysis at Churchill Downs this morning and taken to the city hospital. His last employment was with H. G. Bedwell. when he was caretaker for Billy Kelly. Gibson has spent most of his life with the thoroughbreds. In his younger days he was caretaker of Jim Core, the sire of Fair Empress, the mother of Exterminator. Jockey H. Stutts. under contract to Mont-fort Jones, will go to the metropolitan tracks to ride for John 10. Madden. Jockey P.. Scheffel. contract rider for W. F. Knebelkamp. arrived here today from Huntington and will go to .Lexington to ride for his contract employer. Theodore Mueller"s stable, including Wida. Kentucky Derby candidate, was shipped to Lexington today. Starter William Hamilton, who has been training two-year-olds to the barrier at Churhill Downs and Douglas Park, departed for Lexington this afterncon. LM Trotter, who is training a pretentious stable at Douglas Park, also was in the exodus to Lexington. Trotter will not race any of his horses there. Frederick Johnson, owner of Nassau, Kentucky Derby candidate, was at the Downs today. He accompanied John E. Madden back to Lexington. Al Kirby received a letter today from Carr and Piatt, Blue Crass breeders, that Miss Declare, mother of Bed Arrow, had foaled a chestnut filly by Delhi. The mare, which is the property of Mr. Kirby, will be returned to Delhi. Jockey T. Wilson, one of the crack jockeys during the winter racing season, visited friends here on his way to his home in Covington. , , « .

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