Prince K. in Fast Work: Gallops Mile and an Eighth in 1:54 4/5 at Churchill Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-03


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PRINCE K. IN FAST WORK ♦ Gallops Mile and an Eighth in 1:54% at Churchill Downs. ♦ — — In Memoriam Goes Full l»erby Route in 2:10% — Reservations Made for General Thatcher ami Stablemates. ♦ LOUISVILLE. Ky.. May 2— Prince K., Marshall Brothers Derby candidate, recorded the fastest trial of any of the Derby eligibles trained over the Louisville tracks this spring, when he was given a stiff gallop over the mile and an eighth course with his Derby weight up at Churchill Downs this morning. With Deadlock as a pacemaker and jockey Stevens up. the son of Mont dOr showed rare speed for the first mile, where be shook off Deadlock and finished out the mile and an eighth, well tinder restraint, scarcely blowing. His time was. quarter in 235. half in 48%. three-quarters in 1 :14%. mile in 1 :41 4, mile and an eighth in 1 :54«£. This work was considered exceedingly good by competent judges, who contend that the track at Churchill Downs has never | been fast during the entire spring training period. The going is sandy and is inclined to cup under a horse when at full speed. In Memoriam, the Carl Weidcmann Derby candidate, was sent the full Derby route by trainer George Land this morning. He had a negro stable boy op, weighing about 135 pounds, and was full of run at the end of the mile and a quarter hi til ne J. He was timed the first quarter in 24—;. half in 49 4r,. three-quarters in 1 :1,V-,. mile in 1 :4o45. mile and an eighth in 1 :57, mile and a quarter in 2 :10- .-,. Skeezix wore blinkers when be came on the track. Trainer Van Meter worked the Kelley Derby eligible the first quarter in 24%. half in 49%. three- iuarters in 1:16 and seven-eighths in 1 :? 0. Donegal was galloped a half mile in r 0*-, while Chatterton was sent three-quarters, the ! first quarter in 25%. half 51% and three-quarters in 1:17%. Dr. Clark was worked seven-eighths in 1 :30, the first quarter in 24. half in 4J% and three-quarters in 1 :16. Jockey L. Penman has reported at Churchill Downs to Hose Goldblatt. He will ride the H. P. Whitney racers which are to be cam- I | paigned by Mr. Goldblatt in Kentucky. The first division of the Whitney two-year-olds were given slow gallop:; on the Downs track this morning. All look as if they were ready for their first racing. Track superintendent Tom Young received a message from ITeston Lurch today to have fifteen stalls Bedded for the Nevada Stock Farm horses, which will be shipped to Churchill Downs from Pimlico on May 13. General Thatcher, prominent Derby candidate, will be in this shipment. "Jack" Baker will be here at the close of the Lexington meeting with twenty-five racers. including Aspiration, Benjamin Blocks Derby candidate. Superintendent Young will put a force of laborers on the main course at Churchill Downs in a few days rolling and overhauling the entire track, getting it in condition for the rpring meeting. The track at the Downs is never rolled during the training period and is said by experts to be at least two seconds slow to the mile when at its best.

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