Keene Bros. Stable: Twelve Well-Bred Two-Year-Olds Included in the String, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-07


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KEENE BROS. STABLE Twelve Well-Bred Two-year-olds Included in the String. Improvements at the Downs "Bud" Fishers Mr. Mutt to Be Pointed for the Derby. LOUISVILLE, Ky., March G. J. O. and G. H. Keene have one of the most pretentious strings at Churchill Downs, including a band of well-bred two-year-olds which are showing up well in their gallops. Among the older horses the crack four-year-old Alice Blue Gown and Flowers of Love are at the head of the handicap division of the stable. Altawood is a Derby eligible in the stable. This colt is the property of C. Bruce Head, who had an interest in the Keeno racers at one time. Other three-year-olds are thu fillies Daughter Dear, b. f, by Ballot Dainty, and Two No Trumps, by Ballot Basseting. The two-year-olds include: "Whats Dat, b. f, by Ballot Basseting. Coquina, cli. f. by Ballot Gold Lady. Adorable, ch. f, by The Manager Itoyal Dainty. Twilight Hour. br. f, by HourIc3? Twilight Queen. Queen of the Forest, b. f, by Luke McLuke Forest Lady. Banger Over, b. f, by Banger Book Purple Crown. Luzahra, b. f, by Luke McLuke Zahra. Tesuque, b. f, by Troutbeck Micaela. Mr. lepp, blk. e, by Luke MeLwke Dividend. Lieutenant Bust, ch. e, by Luke McLuke Vireo. Lame Prince, b. c, by Luke McLuke Aunt Josle. Boodle Bo, ch. c, by Luke McLuki. Dont. Visitors to the Derby this year will see a beautiful and modern race course at Churchill Downs. Improvements made for the comfort and convenience of the patrons include additional seating capacity of 4,000 and a new paddock just to the rear of the clubhouse. The stands at the Downs will comfortably seat 15,000 persons when the spring meeting opens. - This year will mark the fiftieth running of the Derby and the only landmarks that remain of the original surroundings which greeted the lovers of the thoroughbred, back fifty years ago, are a few stately elms and oaks around the entrance, where stood the original frame grandstand, which was across the track from the present stands, that stretch for nearly a quarter of a mile along the western side of the famous course. That Alex Gordon, who is training car- j toonist "Bud" Fishers big string at Douglas Park, has intentions on the Derby with Mr. Mutt is the talk of the watchers around that park. "While Gordon is going along I slowly witli the crack Ballot colt, he is not . letting him fill up. j Peter Coyne has two Derby eligibles under I his charge which will have to be reckoned with when the time comes for racing, if King Gorin IL and Bourbon Boy continue to train like they started out. Both these colts wintered well and are ready for the j long gallops, over the. main course.

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