Best Horses Of The East: Named for Important Handicaps to Be Run at Churchill Downs and Latonia., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-14


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BEST HORSES OF THE EAST Named for Important Handicaps to Be Run at Churchill Downs and Latonia. The best handicap horses of the Fast are in the Clark and Grainger Memorial and the Independence handicaps which are to be run at Louisville and Latonia during the coming meetings at these points. The eligible lists of these races read like the rosters of the coming Metropolitan, Rrooklyn and Suburban handicaps. Gallant old Exterminator, winner of earlier renewals of each of the Kentucky races, and Admiral Cary T. Graysons My Own, Saratoga Cup winner of last year, are about the only eastern owned horses 4-year-old and up. boasting of top class that are not in the Clark, the Grainger and the Independence. Exterminator was not nominated by Willis Sharpe Kilmer because trainer Henry Mc-Daniel did not know when the Kentucky stakes closed in what condition "Old Rones" might be coming out of the 0,000 Coffroth Handicap at Tijuana. My Own is not to [race west until autumn, when, if he is on his i feet and good, he will go out to Iatonia for the second 0,000 Kentucky Special. My j Own passed up the Kentucky Special inaugural last fall in order that he might be available in the event Zev defaulted in the 00,000 International race of one mile and a half. October 20th., to run with the Kpsom Derby winner Papyrus. Martingale, Dunlin, Rialto, Exodus. Moonraker. Nassau, Prcam-maker, My Play, Grey Rag, Zev and Mad Hatter are Independence nominations, with the three-year-olds Aga Khan. Thorndale, Rinkey, Senator Norris. Mad Play, Stanwix and Rracadale. These and Harry Payne Whitneys Enchantment. Flagstaff, Picketer and Chickvale are in the Clark and Grainger Memorial. VALUABLE FIXTURES. The Clark and Grainger Memorial wil". be I 0,000 added money races of one mile and i an eighth and one mile and a quarter re-I spectively. The Grainger Memorial was formerly the Kentucky Handicap. Its new ; name commemorates the late Charles F. Grainger, one time president of the Louisville j Jockey Club, who for nearly half a century ■was a salient figure in American horse rac-j iiig. The Independence, another 0,000 j stake, will be reduced in distance from one i mile and a half to one mile and three six- teenths. The coming Independence will miss Jefferson Eivingstons Firebrand, winner of | the race in 1922 and 1923. Firebrand died , during the winter to the irreparable loss of I racing and the American thoroughbred 1 breeding industry. The revival at Pimlico in early May, after a lapse of more than a quarter of a century, or the Pixie Handicap will help the Clark and the Grainger Memorials by bringing into ! early training a bunch of eastern liorses that might have waited on May racing a: Relmont Park. The Dixie, like the Independence, will be a gallop of one mile and I three sixteenths.

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