News From Hot Springs: T. C. Bradley, General Manager at Lexington Recovering Health.; Believes Wise Counsellor Will Win Kentucky Derby--Some Other Noted Turf Invalids., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-04


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y i ] ■ [ | : ■ j ! j ] | i | i j i • • | i I | i j ; I i , i i I I ; NEWS FROM HOT SPRINGS • ■ T. C. Bradley, General Manager at Lexington Recovering Health • ■ Believes Wise Counsellor Will Win Kentucky Derby — Some Other Noted Turf Invalids. ♦ HOT SPRINGS, Ark., April 3— Mayor Thomas C. Bradley, general manager of the Kentucky Association, is making rapid strides toward recovery after a lengthy illness and contemplates returning shortly with his wife to his home in Lexington, where he will give personal attention to details con-! nected with the ten-day Lexington spring meeting, which opens the Kentucky season of racing April 26. Mr. Bradley spoke optimistically of the coming season and, according to advices from president Sewell Combs, the Lexington meet-I ing this year will eclipse former ones. There are assurances that some of the best stables in the country will have representation dur-! ing the meeting and there is every prospect that the racing will inaugurate with eclat and continue throughout the ten days. Mr. Bradley has be-n here with his wife for a lengthy period and his progress toward recovery at times was slow, but he is now , decidedly on the mend and feels capable of , assuming his manifold duties. Mr. Bradley, who at one time owned Wise Counsellor, holds great belief in that colts capabilities and predicts an easy victory fori him in the Kentucky Derby. "Few people know that on the occasion of Wise Counsellors start in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes the colt was in bad con- ; dition and had his front foot in a clamp," said Mr. Bradley. "He had developed a spread hoof and it looked improbable that he would be sent into the contest, but his blacksmith fixed the injured foot with pads and clamps, enabling him to start. It was a hazardous risk, but the colt won the rich prize in game fashion. Had he been in the best form there is no doubt that Wise Counsellor would have won off in easy style instead of barely beating out Mad Play." j DAN LEAHY IMPROVING I Dave J. Leary, assistant to trainer Sam C. Hildreth of the Rmeocas establishment, has been hr re for some time slowly recovering from the ptomaine poisoning with which he was affected last fall. He is progressing | favorably and expects shortly to return to, I Maryland, where he will join trainer Hildreth. Kay Spence. trainer of the Audley Farm Stable, returned here Sunday after a brief trip to Louisville to look over the charges he has there. Mr. Spence has be-:n in a bad way, but is regaining his health fast and is contemplating returning to Louisville to take up his duties some time next we k. A. L. Kirby, trainer of the Jefferson Liv-ingston horses, now at Churchill Downs, will Continued on twelfth p;ige. , ; I I 1 • , I NEWS FROM HOT SPRINGS f"ontinnp l from first page. be here for some time before going to Kentucky to begin preparation of his charges for racng there. Mr. Kirby expects Jefferson Livingston to reach here April 7 for a ten-day stay and will then go over plans for the racing campaign this year. Charlie Ellison intends to remain here until the opening of the Churchill Downs meeting. He has been benefited considerably by his stay here since the close of the New Orleans racing. Carl "Wiedmann. owner of In MemoTlam, intends departing for his home in Covington. Ky.. Saturday. He stated that he had received word from trainer Bob Gilmore that In Memoriam was coming on splendidly in hir- training and that he would be fit to try conclusions with the best in the Dixie Handicap, to be run at Pimlico. In Memoriam is now at Churchill Downs and will be Fhipped to Maryland shortly. After the running of the Dixie Handicap he will be sent back to Louisville to fill several rich engagements at Churchill Downs and Latonia. Mr. Wiedemann Is anxious for, a meeting wth the Preach crack Kpinard. "Some people are of the belief that In Memoriam is best at long-distance racing," said Mr. Wiedemann, "but my preference would be a meeting with Kpinard over the shorter distances in order to demonstrate In Memoriams all around race capabilities." j I Mr. Wiedemanns expressions now are regarded more weighty than on the occasion when he announced his now memorable sweeping challenge to race In Memoriam for a side bet of 5,000 against any horse in the country, Zev and My Own preferred. Jockey Lawrence Lyke Is once more in the employ of EL P. Bradley and left here Tuesday to report at the Idle Hour Farm in Lexington. Lyke left here physically fit and with a determination to make good this year. He realizes that it is his golden oppor-j tunity to stage a come-back, and will apply himself accordingly. While here Lyke contracted, presumably , with Mr. Bradleys consent, to ride In Me-1 moriam In all his principal engagements this year. This will include his 6tart3 against Kpinard and other cracks in the special races to be arranged by the Jockey Club in the Kast and the Kentucky Jockey Club at Latonia. Jockey II. Thurber, under contract to ride the horses of P. L. Jerry and Marshall Field, Jr.. has been urgently requested by trainer George Odoni to report at once to Jamaica, where the horses are quartered, to assist in their preparation. Thurber had intended leaving last Monday, but was suddenly taken ill before boarding the train, and was advised by the attending doctors to delay his departure until Friday. Jockey Ceorge Carroll, who has been here since the close of the Jefferson Iark meet- ; ing, contemplates leaving here for Lexington 1 about April 12. He lias been riding during the ■/later for E. P. Bradley. Cornelius Fellowes, who has his horses at 1 Pimlico In charge of Tmliier Johnny Schorr, intends to remain here for som-j time before 1 going to Maryland. He has had good reports from Schorr about the condition of his racers. While most of the racing crowd who have I sojourned h« re during winter or part of it have departed for Maryland or the Boat, still then remains a goodly smattering of owners, trainers, jockeys, la ers and turf f Mowers, who are finding recreation and I health restoration in golf and the baths here. Among who can be seen daily on the I golf links at the country club and at Oakland I Park are Joe Blume, A. J. Piley, Jack Calvert, I Eddie Cohen, Benny Crouch, Al Koenings- burg, Clarence Herbert, Oakley Harris, I-ong Ceorge Sumter and "hoc" Cassidy. The latter won the open championship over the crack golfers assembled here in almost record play for the course, W. M. Byan, who has had some good racers in his charge, ia here, in one of the heal hospitala, seriously ill, Mike Fritzel, extensively interested in the Friara Inn Stable, departed for Chicago Wednesday. The Friars Inn Stable will be campaigned at Lexington in charge of for- | Jockey Boulton,

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