Sarazen In Fine Shape: Arrangements to Ship Him to Louisville Completed--Messenger Training Splendidly., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-18


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SARAZEN IN FINE SHAPE Arrangements to Ship Him to Louisville Completed — Messenger Training Splendidly. NEW YOLK. X. T., April 17.— Although overhead conditions were somewhat cloudy at Belmont Park Thursday morning, trainers took full advantage of the fast going and had their respective charges out for their morning gallops. Short speed works and long gallops was the order of the day. The main racing strip was used and it proved to be fast and springy. The Eastern choice for the Kentucky Derby, Sarazen from the Fair stable, was out for a gallop under the watchful eye of trainer Max Hirsch. Xo attempt was made to extend him and the gallop was more of a , limbering up exercise. He was accompanied j by others in the stable. On the strength of . his recent gallops, Sarazen has been sup- I ported with renewed confidence by the punt- ers and his price was shortened perceptibly. In speaking of Sarazen yesterday. Max Hirsch stated that arrangements to ship him j to Louisville have almcst been completed and the unbeaten two-year-old of last year would I be s-nt West so as to arrive at least two ! days before the running of th° big Ken- j tueky event. What other members of the | stable will accompany the son of High Time • — Rush Box has not been decided upon, al- ; though it is more than likely he will have a travelling companion in addition to the stable pony. The matter of a jockey to pilot him j in the race has not been decided upon, al- I though trainer Hirsch is not worried in that respect. That he will make an effort to secure the best available may be counted upon. The little gelding may not be shipped tc Maryland, but kept here with the re- ! mainder of the stable. St. James, the O. I ». Widener nominee, was not out on the track yesterday, although trainee Joyner had others of the string tak- I ing exercise. Trainer Louis Feustel brought the August Belmont string out for their morning gallops and the horses look in splendid condition. Messenger, the slashing big son of Fair Play j — Mission has been going along nicely in his gallops and will be seen under colors this j Spring. The steeplechase colony that has wintered at Belmont are making preparations to ship to the Pimlico course to take part In the sport at that point. Vincent Powers, who is training the steeplechase division of the Creentree stable, will ship fourteen to Baltimore. In the string are several new additions to the ranks of the jumpers that have named their way on the flat, namely. Cherry Pie, Canao.ue ar.d Broomster. The stable is j well equipped in riding material. Jockey B. Haynes is at present heading the list while W. B; thel and B. Marsters showed good promise last year and are rapidly coming to the fore. Following the close of the Pimlico campaign the stable will be shipped back to Belmont Park. John Kermath. who. following a brief Fiench invasion last summer, retunvd with la large stable of foreign-bred and schooled . tone is. has ordered a car for Tuesday to i Pimlico and will leave on that date. Fifteen I head make up the consignment tlmt he will campaign for Ralph Beaver Strassburger, the Philadelphia sportsman. "Specs* Crawford has the Queen City ! Stable in fine looking condition and will leave ■ the latter part of next week. Crawford plans a return to the saddle himself and will ride ! these that an ent red in the stakes. Both Crawford and Kermath plan to ship to the Woodbine course at Toronto following tie close at Pimlico. Trainer John Loftus had a set of the C. J. I Ryan horses out for a brief gallop this morning. The quartet were sent along five-eighths at a good clip. Clarence Turner came , over from Jamaica and assisted Loftus in the workouts.

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