More Rain And Mud: Training Operations at Churchill Downs Are Uninterrupted.; Derby Candidates Show Up Well in Soft Going--Moonraker Ready for the Colors., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-18


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MORE RAIN AND MUD ♦ Training Operations at Churchill Downs Are Uninterrupted. ♦ Derby Candidates Show Up Weill in Soft Going — Moonraker Ready for the Colors. ♦ ■ LOFISVILLE. Ky„ April 17.— Despite the muddy course and drizzling- rain at Churchill DWM Thursday morning, training operations , went Alonf in a lively fashion, and many use- . ful gallops were recorded during the morning work hours. Trainers have awakened to : the realization that only a short time remains in which to get their charges ready for the spring races, and accordingly they are beginning to speed up in real earnest. From now | on there will be no let up, and regardless of | track conditions, the horses will be required i before long to put forth their very best ef- i forts. Although the going was muddy Thursday i the track had a firm bottom and this enabled the horses to go right along in good style. Quite a number of the Kentucky , I erby candidates were out for work, but j King Gorin II. and Bourbon Boy were the only ones asked to traverse the mile route. I Both colts showt i up well in the mud. running the distance in 1 :47%, which trainer Pete Coyne pronounced eminently satisfactory. The colts raced together the half mile in :51 and the three quarters in 1 :20, going rather wide all the way. MOON RAKERS FAST TIME. Trainer 11am Keene had intended sending Altawood a mile, but changed the distance to three-quarters after the rain began falling. The colt was accompanied in his work by Flowers of Love, and he led his stable-mate all the way, covering the quarter in :2." . three-eighths in :37, half in :.r0, five-eighths in 1 :0:j-.- and three quarters in 1:18. Altawood has shown a liking for the mud in all of his works, and his trainer believes if the track is muddy on the afternoon of the 3 erby that Bruce Heads colt stands a good chaiiee to capture the rich race. Altawood will be shipped to Lexington some time next week, arid be given a race or two to fit him thoroughly for his Derby engagement. He is regarded as a certain starter in the Blue Crass Staks at Lexington. Sanola and Clide were only cantered around the course. They had been given a good work the preceding afternoon over a good track when they went a mile in 1:44. Clide carried fully 125 pounds, while Sanola had about 1M pounds up. The work indicated th:rt both fillies are almost ready to race. Both are eligible to the Ashland Oaks. to be run the Opening day at Lexington, but S.uiola will be the only one to start in that stake, according to the plans of trainer Lon Jones. will be given a couple more pretentious gallops at the local track and then sent to Lexington for thfl Oaks. AM AAVOOI GOOD IX MUD. The fastest workout witnessed at Churchill Downs Thursday morning, was that of the Greentree Stable** Moonraker, which ahowed a disregard of mud by reeling off five-, ighths in the fast time of 1:01, going the halt mile in :4:ir.. Danxler, another fine racer that Clyde Bhillips is training for the Greentree Stable, ran the ttve furlongs in 1 :U3. He went out with John Leeds tluv. -year-old Over Fire and the pair galloped the quarter in :25 and the half In :•" ". Fiietoi.ia. in the stable of Harned Brothers and Jones, nrhich has the reputation of never racing to his work, showed to good advantage when he ran three-quarters in 1 :21. Reeky Mountain showed that he is not f.u from a ram when be traversed a mile in 1 41"t,. This rater is being trained by Lon Jones for c. a. Btddencone. Jockey Bert Kennedy arrived from San Francisco and reported to Kay Spon-e. trainer of the Audley Farm Stable, who recently secured ins contract. Kennedy rode for C. C. Van Meter in Kentucky two yean ago and went to the coast with Van Meter to ride. About a month ago he left Van M. ter*i s -rvi. e. an.l shortly afterwards was ■ ngaged hy the Audley Farm Stable. The second division of the II. c. Fisher stall!.- entrained Thursday morning for the Fast. .Most of the horses including the Preaknem ami Derby eott Conks Artist were destined for Belmont Park, while Mr. Mutt and Kellte Moras were sent to Phnll » to till their stake engageUM nts there before being returned to Kentucky. H. L. Oraia of Chicago, owner of a number of hoi ses betag trained by Lob Rosen, was among Thursdays arrivals. II. Webb, trailer of Bla 1 Cold returned from a vi -i? to I.eingt .n. H.- reported that his marc Tueceta bad been bred to Sporting Blood, and that Is- « it. the darn of Black Cold, was in foal to Black Toney at the I ia vis Farm mar Lexington. 1 an l.ehan has sent his mare Faster Flower to Lexington to be bred to the imported stallion Tchad Thomas M Murphy reported that the colt .Continued on tilth pajaJJ MORE RAHUND MUD Continued from first page. that Itdy Lexington had foaled by Golden Maxim about a week ago at his farm near this city, had died suddenly. The colt was a brother to Paul Weidel, Hamilton Derby w inner. Fred Musante arrived from his home in Swannanoa. North Carolina, and found that his three horses Will Land, My Dear and a two-year-old had preceded him to the Downs. My Dear broke down in a race at Havre de Grace last fall, and has not yet entirely recovered. It is her owners intention to send the mare to Lexington to be bred to Black Toney. Horsemen here believe that trainer Walter Hopkins has about the speediest two-year-old in local training in the black colt by Stack Toney — Wavering, which has been named Captain Hal. Local horsemen have joined wth others in a strong protest, against the attempt f the American Kxpross Company in seeking to increase the cost of transportation of thoroughbred and standardbred horses, by decreasing the number of attendants with carload shipments in the territoiy east of the Mississippi river of from six to two. A protest has been filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission and a week ago the commission ordered a suspension of the n«w classification, which was dated to become effective last Monday. A hearing will be held at Washington April 28, when the question will be definitely settled.

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