Buys Derby Candidate: William Fitch of Hamilton, Ont., Purchases Fair Play Colt Check From J. E. Madden., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-12


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BUYS DERBY CANDIDATE William Fitch of Hamilton, Ont., Purchases Fair Play Colt Check From J. E. Madden. LOFISYILLE. Ky.. April 11.— The biggest turf deal of the lead training season was consummated Friday morning when John E. Madden disponed of the Kentucky Derby candidate Check to William Fitch of llamil-, 1 ton, Canada, for a consideration that was not divulgd. The price paid, however, was re-j i ported a high one. Check is a chestnut colt by Fair Play— Chit Chat, by Hock Band, and brother to Chatter-ton. He started in eight races as a two-year-old and was successful in one, was second twice and third on one other occasion. He has be n training well at Churchill Downs and is well advanced in his preparation. His best gallop this spring was on April 5. when he galloped a mile in l:4t%. The colt will be sent to Iimlieo and subsequently Shipped to Canada together with a number of other horses that Mr. Fitch contemplates buying. | Mr. Fitch is well known in trotting and running | race circle-, in Canada and the United Stales. For many years he was a prominent pool auctioneer at leading trotting and running tracks in this country. He lias also ! raced a number of well-known trotters, but so far as can e ascertained has not heretofore held any interest in running horses.

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