No Hurry at the Downs: Trainers Going Slowly in Preparing Horses for Spring Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-04


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NO HURRY AT THE DOWNS . Trainers Going Slowly in Preparing Horses for Spring Racing. Early Arrivals From New Orleans Names for Two-year-olds in Cliargo of Trainer Pete Coyne. LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 3. While the track at the Downs was good and fast Sunday morning, but few of the trainers essayed to send their charges faster than a canter over the famous course. When it was remarked that last spring the Derby candidates were being sent sprinting distances at this time of the year, one of the veteran conditioners said: "Yes, that is true, but experience has taught us that too much early work has broken down real good horses before they have had a chance to show their best. For that reason most of the trainers here at the Downs are going along slowly with the J horses under their care, gradually harden- ing them up without rushing them. There will be plenty of time to get them ready for the spring races here, which will not come for more than two months." Wise Counsellor and Worthmore, J. S. Wards two Derby candidates, were given slow gallops during the early morning. About noon -Mr. Ward had both colts pose for a photographer. While Wise Counsellor is a bit larger than Worthmore, both are strapping three-year-olds, chestnuts, and look something alike in conformation. James McGee was one of the first of the turfmen to lead the hegira from New Orleans. He arrived with a car on Sunday containing Pastoral Swain ; O. II. Torrells Lady Jane, "Butch" Weinlands Snow Maid-on and Kinney Pitts old plater, Simpleton. McGee will take up the six-year-old Blowing Bubbles and the three-year-old Lamp Ward he has had turned out here. Sunburst II., a plater which has raced with some success over Kentucky tracks for the past two years, had to be destroyed Saturday. She came to grief when she accidentally caught a stirrup in her mouth during exercise. Peter Coyne, who is training a public stable for numerous owners at Churchill Downs, has received the names of the two-year-olds under his charge. Among this band of youngsters are several which are expected to show much class during the coming racing season. They are: Old Smuggler, b. c, by Golden Maxim Yankee Tree, by Yankee; brother to United Verde and King Gorin II. The Smasher, b. c. by Golden Maxim Bright-stone, by Deutschland; brother to Pegasus. Single Sight, b. c, by Hanbridge Ocanya, by Or-nus. Fluffier, eh. c, by Hanbridge Hop Boots, by Doctor Boots. Annihilalor, b. c, by Dick Finnell Alice Baird, by Woolsthorpe; brother to Actuary and Coyne. Surprise, br. c, by Dick Finnell Octavo, by Oc--tagon. Abstract, br. c, by Delhi Temps, by Dick Finnell. Lady Finnell, br. f, by Dick Finnell Viola Vail, by Jean Bcreaud. "Winnie OVvinn, br. f, by Dick Finnell Diamond Grain, by Fowling-piece. Lady Hourless. ch. f, by Hourless Lady Fair Play, by Fair Play. Cheeron, b. c, by Paicines Little Memphis, by Laurium.

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