Highly Prized Juveniles: Two-Year-Olds at Churchill Downs of Great Promise, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-12


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HIGHLY PRIZED JUVENILES . Two-year-olds at Churchill Downs of Great Promise. Nearly Every Stable Wintering at Famous Old Conrsc Boasts of Some Youngster Above the Ordinary. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 11. It is the opinion of turf critics that more promising two-year-olds are being trained at Churchill Downs this spring than ever in the history of that famous training grounds. In addition to the score or more of youngsters in the John E. Madden stable, and the twenty or more highly bred "babies" in the stable of J. O. and G. H. Keene. there are many other two-year-olds, which cost a merry penny as yearlings, being taught their early "paces at the Downs. Robert H. Shannon has several high-priced ones, bred in the purple, with which he expects to annex his share of the rich stakes and purses hunc up for two-year-olds during the year. In the Shannon stable are the following : Bay colt, by Tlico. Cook June Rur. Bay colt, by Flittcrgold Harvest Moon II. Bay colt, by Hourless Seemly. Black filly, by Negofol Broom Straw. Chestnut filly, by Xesofol Fair Fame. John S. Ward also has a band of youngsters, in addition to his large stable of "made" horses, which he holds in great store. In the Ward string is a chestnut filly ; by High Time, from Crankie, which has shown that she can run fast for a beginner. According to trainer Walsh this filly is a sure winner, barring accident. Then there is a bay colt by Theo. Cook, from Fay-a-way, evidently of stake proportions as he has been entered in all the two-year-old fixtures, east and west. Another colt by Theo. Cook, from Poppy Red also is well liked. Others are a bay filly, by Dodge, from Gloria France ; bay filly by Jim Gaffney Crownlet ; black filly, by Tea Caddy Tehera, half sister to William A., and a chestnut filly, by Tea Caddy Bluegrass Belle. The older horses in the Ward Stable are expected to prove formidable this year. They include the three-year-olds Wise Counsellor. Worthmore, Defiant, Pest, Meadow Lawn, Bear Grass, Economist, Exit, and White Ash, by Light Brigade or Trevisco, from Wild Thistle, which never started but once. The older horses are Washington, Donges and Indian Trail. William Martin is occupying his usual winter training quarters at the Downs and his stable is being looked after by Tom Mo-ran, while the veteran horseman is wintering at his old home down in Tennessee. Admiral Cary T. Grayson always turns over his western division of horses intended for racing to Mr. Martin. Mr. Martin had reason to believe early last spring that he had a Derby possibility in one of Admiral Graysons three-year-olds in the shape of a colt named Scoop, but just at the time Scoop was going great guns he had a slight accident which forced Mr. Martin to let up on him. In any event, when Scoop rounded to he ran over a bunch of sprinters in the East at long odds and toward the close of last year he was more than an ordinary racer. Trainer Moran has six three-year-olds he is preparing for the coming season, including Brice, Wrack-horn, Blue and Red, Inver, Bees and Movie. Brice and Wrackhorn are held highly enough to be nominated for the Derby. In the Martin stable are three well-bred juveniles. The are a bay colt by Negofol Majestic ; bay filly by Sea King Toots, and a chestnut filly by Trompe la Mort Miss Inver. The older horses are Valador and Scoop.

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