St. James And Sarazen: Galloped Mile at Belmont Park Friday Despite Disagreeable Rain Over Course., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-19


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I | i | I | j j j j j : | ! I j ; ■ ! I j ; I I | : I ! i [ I ST. JAMES AND SARAZEN Galloped Mile at Belmont Park Friday Despite Disagreeable Rain Over Course. NEW YORK. X. Y.. April IS.— Despite the disagreeable rain which swept over Belmont Park Friday morning two candidates for the Kentucky Derby were brought out for work. G. D. Wideners St. James and Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilfs Sarazen. They both were sent a mile and at no stage of the journey were they extended. Trainer Jack Joyner was the first out with the big son of Ambassador IV — Bobolink II.. 1 St. James. The colt wanted to run. but was restrained under a stout pull and ran the mile in 1 :4S%. He went alone and was timed as ! ! follows: :12S. :2" , :37%. A9%. 1 :044T.. 1:13. 1 11:31*5, and the mile in 1 A2*. He pulled up fresh and sound. That St. James may be seen j under colors on a Metropolitan track before be ships to Maryland was generally believed this morning. That he may be a starter in the Kentucky Derby is problematical. Trainer Joyner has the Belmont Stakes in view and the long journey to Kentucky and back may act as a detriment to his shipping West. A few minutes later trainer Max Hirsch brought out the Fair Stables little gelding. Sarazen. The later was also sent an easy l mile, but during the first part was aceom-! panied by a pacemaker. Prince of Hamlet, i I The latter began some fifteen lengths in front, of the son of High Time — Bush Box, but I shortly gave way to the rush of the unbeaten! ! one. Sarazen galloped the mile journey in | 1:48. He went as follows: :12%, iLWs. :3! . | i :." 2%. 1:09. 1:24. 1:18. He was also under ! j stout restraint all through the journey. His, | training is satisfactory to Hirsch and the colt I | has done everything that has been asked of; ; him. Yesterdays gallop was the first he received since he was sent a mile and a ■ quarter on Tuesday. Another candidate that is destined to play a big part in the decision of the stakes fori I I fillies, Fluvanna, was brought out for a half mile workout. The daughter of Cudgel j . — High Pass, running well under restraint. j ran the distance In :48. Fluvanna is named , . ! boh for the Kentucky Oaks and the Pimlicoj j I Oaks, and her future engagements depend! Upon her training. Fluvanna has not grown | much over last year, but still retains the ! i speed she displayed as a two-year-old. The main track this morning despite the I drizzling rain, was in splendid condition, but ! Friday is recognised as an off day in training circles, and as a result there were not many horses on the track. Track superintendent Claire was forced to cancel the work he started on the training track due to the weather antl the divided large force of men about the stands antl other buildings. The big plant is practically ready to throw open at any time, and will be in first-! 1 class condition when the bugle sounds for the first race on April 26. under the auspices of the United Hunts. H. M. Stevens has a large force of men at work completing a new din-; ing room under the main stand. "Chuck" Walker, who has the main divi-i sion of the J. E. Madden stable here, received four additional two-year-olds this morning from Kentucky.

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