Moderating Weather: Brings Out the Horses in the Open at Churchill Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-04


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MODERATING WEATHER Brings Out the Horses in the Open at Churchill Downs. "Wise Counsellor and Worthmore Among Those on the Track Promising Youngsters. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 3. During the past few days of good weather, with much of the frost out of the air, the thoroughbreds around Churchill Downs have deserted the shed exercises for gallops on the Downs course. Youngsters which have had little teaching other than a few fast moves before going into winter quarters, are daily being given canters and some have been given fast brushes for an eighth of a mile. There has been little or no sickness among the thoroughbred colony at the Downs during the winter, although there have been several cold snaps, with the thermometer hovering around zero. Scarcely any snow has fallen hero this winter and the track has been available most of the time for useful gallops. Wise Counsellor and Worthmore were seen on the course last Thursday morning. Both looked in fine fettle. Wise Counsellor seems to have taken on 100 pounds since he went into winter quarters. His flesh looked solid and ho wanted to run. W. E. Walsh, assitant trainer for John S. Ward, is looking after the stable while Mr. Ward is sojourning at Hot Springs for several weeks. Trainer Walsh said that Wise Counsellor had entirely grown out the quarter crack which affected him last fall and that he was now as sound as a bell of brass. He looks it, too. Worth-more has just begun to recover from the indisposition he suffered last fall, due to excessive training, and he appeared as if he is going to be a colt of much quality this year. One of the most promising two-year-olds in the Ward stable is Theo Fay, a bay colt by Theo Cook Fay-a-Way. Two other youngsters in the stable of Peter Coyne, which looked as if they would sand early training are both colts by Golden Maxim. One is from Yankee Tree, brother to United Verde, and King Gorin II., and the other from Bright Stone, brother to Pegasus. Mr. Coyne also had out two other good-looking youngsters he is training for 11. H. Anderson, of Georgetown, Ky. Both are by Dick Finnell, one being from Alice Beard, a brother to Actuary, and Coyne, and the other from Octavo. Harned Bros. and .Tones have a black filly. Gliding Fox, by Moss Fox II., from Gliding Belle, which the firm bought out of the C. B. Head dispersal sale- at Latonia last fall which they prize highly. This filly may prove to be a crack if she continues to improve. She is marked with white stockings on her fore feet and a strip of white across her belly similar to the mark on Grey Lag about the same part of his anatomy. Owners of this filly are much encouraged since Foxmore, another Moss Fox II. from Lismore, sold by Mr. Head at the same sale, easily won the opening dash at New Orleans last Wednesday. Moss Fox II. belongs to William Weant and did service at Mr. Heads Waldeck Farm when the present crop of two-year-olds were offsprings of Mr. Heads matrons.

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