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


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GEO. D. WIDENERS STABLE . 4 Joyner Will Have Thirty-Six for His 1924 Campaign. 0 Twenty-Five of Those Are Juveniles and They Include the Purchase of Sixteen from August Belmont. i NEW YORK, N. Y.. Jan. 22. A. J. Joyner. the veteran trainer who has fitted many a champion, promisa 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 twenty-five are two-year-olds and it would be hard to find a more promising lot of juveniles 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. Wfdencr for his steeplechase subscription. No stable is better supplied with rich engagements than that of Mr. Weidener and should the young horses race to, their blood lines it should mark the best year ever experienced 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 contract 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 ,385 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 tho ! Futurity under the impost of 130 pounds, j Mr. Joyner announced that he would reserve I him for the mile of the Pimlico Futurity, run in November.. It was shortly after he made that announcement that he was not satisfied with the manner in which the. colt was tiaining and he promptly passed up the Maryland Jockey Club stake rather than take a chance of injuring his star. It would appear now that it was a wise move to retire St. James at that time for he has been Continued on twelfth page. i

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