Busy Days At Woodbine: Trainers Speeding Up Charges for Approaching Spring Meeting--M. Henderson Arrives., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-16


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BUSY DAYS AT WOODBINE Trainers Speeding Up Charges for Approaching Spring Meeting — M. Henderson Arrives. TORONTO. Ont, April 15. — Four weeks from Saturday next the flags will be flying over the grandstand and clubhouse at Woodbine Park and the racing season on the courses under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Racing Associations will be under way. A visit to Woodbine Park Tuesday found that no time was lost in taking advantage of the mild weather that prevailed here for the past two weeks, with the result that considerable progress has been made in the work of beautifying the racing property. AVith the spring racing season so near at hand horses are being sent along in earnest ever the Woodbine track and trainers who were lured into belief that winter i had really taken its departure three weeks I ago and shaped tiuir programs accordingly, have recovered their accustomed equanimity and are eager for the day when they will be saddling their charges for the real tests of racing, which answer more questions in the way of speed and stamina than a hundred private trials. Miller Henderson, who arrived from Louisville Monday morning with a string of twelve horses belonging to J. E. Madden and the Audley Farm Stable, spent yesterday morning at Woodbine Park watching his horses at work. All the horses were given useful gallops, but nothing in the way of speed was attempted. The horses are all in good health and with the weather improving they will be sent along rapidly. Jockey C. Cooper accompanied the Audley Farm horses from Louisville. The pleasant weather Tuesday morning i brought practically all of the horses quar- Continued on twelfth page. BUSY DAYS AT WOODBINE Continued from firt pase. tered at the track out for exercise and there were a number of Kings Plate candidates among tin m. The horse most talked about here is Crown Derby, a three-year-old daughter of Ypsi-lanti — Royal China. This filly under jockey C. Irelands direction was sent out for a sharp gallop of a quarter of a mile yesterday morning and she ran the distance in :24-i i and galloped an extra eighth. "Crown Derby has never faced the barrier, but she is a good filly and is training satisfactorily," said jockey Ireland. "You know ! Ive got to give her a foundation in preparation for hard work, but she is making the foundation fine and there is plenty of time, barring accident*, to get her ready for tne race on May IT. She has an excellent dis-i position and does everything that is asked of her with good will and abundance of heart." Among the recent arrivals at the local course is J. Meagher with Glenville, Plymouth Rock and a four-year-old by Astrologer. Tne i latter has never faced the barrier. R. Orr arrived yesterday morning with I Beth Hodder. Pleasure Bent and Snowden. Jockey J. Williams arrived Tuesday morning from Sartoga Springs and will ride on , the Canadian circuit this year. Trainer G. Best gave the H. G. Bed well two-year-olds some useful work Tuesday morning. The youngsters are all beginning to take on spring appearances and have discarded their winter coats. Trainer John Nixon had the Miller plater Rallim on the track. He is rounding to again and will be ready for useful work in a few days. Superintendent Scharland is getting everything in readiness to put his gang of painters to work. The lawns are already showing the effects of the attention that has been given them and are taking on a beautiful cloak of green. Nice remarks are heard at the appearance of Herendesy and Brisk, which W. Weir is preparing. Both are in line condition. Trainer Jim Clay gave his pair, P. Moody and Oakville Maid, slow gallops.

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