Geo. D. Wideners Stable: Joyner Will Have Thirty-Six for His 1924 Campaign, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-23


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; i i , . , . ! ! . . t . . j , , i . . . , 1 ! j i j I GEO. P. WIDENERS STABLE 0 Joyner Will Have Thirty-Six for His 1924 Campaign. Twenty-Five of These Are Juveniles and They Include the Purchase of Sixteen from August Belmont. r- NEW YORK, N. Y.. Jan. 22. A. J. Joyner, the veteran trainer who has fitted many a champion, promise to be busier in 1924 than he has been in many a season. George D. Widener, for whom he won the Futurity last year with St. James, will come to the races with the most, pretentious stable that ever bore his silks and there will be thirty-six prepared to race for him. Of these twen- ty-fivo are two-year-olds and it would be hard to find a more promising lot of juve-, niles in any establishment. Last year Mr. Widener bought sixteen yearlings from Major August Belmont and the others of the juvenile division are made up of homebreds. Besides these Joyner has nine three-year-olds, the old gelding Lanius, and Clybridge, a five-year-old mare that was assigned to Mr. Widener for his steeplechase subscription. No stable is better supplied with rich en-! gagements than that of Mr. Weidener and should the young horses race to their blood lines it should mark the best year ever ex- pcrienced by the Pennsylvania sportsman. All but nine of the two-year-olds are already at Belmont Park under the care of Mr. Joyner and the remaining nine will .be shipped on from the Erdenheim farm about May 1. They will be ready for the rigors of training when they arrive at the Long Island training ground and it is readily seen that there is no trainer with a bigger con- tract on his hands for 1924. ST. JAMES HAS GROWN. St. James, the son of Ambassador IV. and Bobolink II., which was the best money-winning juvenile of 1923 and whose ,3S5 was only topped by the three-year-cld Zev, will doubtless remain the star of the stable unless there should be a remarkable two- year-old development. This good colt is a veritable picture horse, though some good judges have offered some criticism of his head. His racing last year pronounced him of championship class and he will be pointed for the big classics of the year. Mr. Joyner will take no chances in hurrying him, but he is eligible for both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and should he come to hand readily he may be started in one or both of those rich prizes. Last year, after St. James had won the Futurity under the impost of 130 pounds, Mr. Joyner announced that he would reserve him for the mile of the Pimlico Futurity, run in November.. It was shortly after he made that announcement that he was not satis- tied with the manner in which the. colt was training and he promptly passed up the Maryland Jockey Club stake rather than take a chance of injuring his star. It would ap-" pear now that it was a wise move to retire St. James at that time fr he has been Continued on twelfth page. GEO. D. WIDENERS STABLE Continued from first page. benefited greatly by his long rest and there is no better three-year-old to be found at this time. OXLY COLT IX THE DIVISION. St. James is the only colt of the Widener three-year-olds and many of the classics are for entire colts and fillies so that he will have to carry most of the burden, though there are some particularly smart fillies. Two that raced with success last year are Salacia, a brown daughter of Ultimus and Queen of the Water, by Waterboy, and Parasol, a-chestnut daughter of Trompe la Mort and Feminist, by Voter. But a great deal of the interest in the stable will center in the juveniles and they are indeed a fine appearing lot of young thoroughbreds. Mr. Jcyner will have his charges going along as soon as weather conditions permit and to that end he has ordered his jockeys to report to the stable February 1. Tom McTaggart, who rode St. James to his glo-rius victory in the Futurity, is first jockey of the establishment and there are the apprentices Tommy Doyle, Emerson Scheffel and Fred Jennie also under contract. Following are the horses now at Belmont Park: NURSERY TWO -YEAR -OLDS. Felix, ch. c, by Fair Play Felicity, by Rock Sand. Play Hour. b. c, by Fair Play Hour Hand, by Ethelbert. Volante, b. g, by Fair riay Violet Ray, by Rock Sand. Crosswise, br. g, by Hourlcss Crossways, by Octagon. Rollicking, b. or br. f, by Fair Play Rock of Gold, by Rock Sand. Blue Fly, b. f, by Fair riay Blue Grass, by Trince Palatine. Deuce, b. f, by Fair riay Dona Roca, by Rock Sand. Monitress, b. f, by Hourless Moneta III., by Spearmint. Saffron, ch. f, by Marathon Yellow Sally, by Star Shoot. HOME-BRED TWO -YEAR -OLDS. Auld Lang Syne, ch. g, by Fair Play Sunglow II., by Sundridge. Marcellus, b. c, by Jim Gaffney Messalina, bv Ciccio. Lyrea, b. f, by McGee Star of Danube, by Star Shoot. Galatia, b. f, by Trompe la Mort Lady Gallette, by Lord Edward II. Roscberry, b. f, by Trompe la Mortc Golden Rose, by Goldfinch. Xcw Hope. b. f, by Trompe la Mort Navarres Hope, by Henry of Navarre. Precipitate, ch. f, by Trompe la Mortc At Once by Simon Tault. THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD. St. James, b. c, 3, ly Ambassador IV. Bobolink II., by Willonyx. St. Martins, ch. g, 3, by Sir Martin rriscilla, by Star Shoot. Hornsea, b. g, 3, by Jim Gaffnev Bello, by Ornus. Thunderbolt, b. g, 3, by Trompe la Mort Sissie Ida, by Avinglon. Upsal, b. g, 3, by Trompe la Mort Prenicia, br Troutbeck. Salacia, br. f, 3, by Ultimus Queen of the Water by Waterboy. Parasol, ch. f, 3, by Trompe la Mort Feminist, by Voter. Anticipation, b. f, 3, by Trompe la Mort Rice Bird by Missel Thrush. Radiancy, ch. f, 3, by Trompe la Mort Sunglow II.. by Sundridge. Lanius, ch. g, 9, by Llangibby Southern Ee.Ie, by Ayrshire. Clybridge. b. m, 5, by Bridge of Barn Miss Clytie by Flying Hackle.

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