Gossip Of The Day From Churchill Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-11


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GOSSIP OF THE DAY FROM CHURCHILL DOWNS LOUISVILLE. Ky.. May 10. The E. R. Bradley establishment here consists of J2 horses. Jefferson Livingston was an arrival from Xew York today and will remain for the entire meeting. Pat Galliger will be at Douglas Park every morning to receive entries -from horsemen stabled at that track. Payne and Dempseys Gretchen R.. dam of Birdie G.. foaled a colt sired by Thunderstorm, at Kenton Stock Farm. Guest of Honor was withdrawn from the Clark Handicap by trainer Jack McPherson after the colts leg "filled up," after being cantered this morning. Will Perkins, who is pointing Fire Boy for the Kentucky Derby, reported that the colt had pulled up a trifle lame in his gallop Saturday morning. The Fair Acre Farms good sprinter Certain, which was on the shelf for a month after his arrival at Lexington from Xew Orleans has fully recovered and is in training again. Trainer George Walker of the International Stable reported that Postillion will be out of training for a short time as a result of an accident he met with while being galloped one day recently. Unfavorable track conditions militated against ambitious trials at Churchill Downs and trainers of Kentucky Derby candidates were satisfied to allow their charges to splash through the mud for short sprints or slow gallops at one mile or over. "Black" Toney, who has been personal servant to E. R. P.radley for .11 years, has been retired on full pay for life by his employer. "Black" Toney is widely known and owns property at Sheepshead Bay, Palm Beach and a farm in North Carolina. Black Servant and Black Toney are a pair of horses and noted performers that were named by Mr. Bradley for his old-time servant. An apprentice license has been granted to Harry Uller, under contract to C. W. Chap-pelle. P. Groos, under contract to S. K. Holman, has also been given an apprentii-e license. Trainers licenses have been issued to David Shaw. C. A. Mahony and F. J. Auche. N. Brenner has been approved as authorized agent for N. M Fadyn. F. C. Moshier was granted a license to train. Late Friday afternoon, over a somewhat slow track. Black Cold was sent a mile in 1:41% and galloped out the extra eighth in 1 :" 8. Jockey J. D. Mooney, who will ride the colt in his Derby engagement, was up. and he was instructed to rate the colt and cover the mile in about 1 :45. The son of Black Toney was in a running mood and Mooney had all he could do to keep him un-d: r control. ■ Cjuite a number of the jockeys wore the protretive skull caps provided by Colonel E. R. Bradley, who. hearing of their use by jockeys in Australia, believed it would be a good scheme to adopt the system in this country. The caps are made of a spe. ial kind of fibre and were import-d by Mr. Bradley from Australia. Their use in this country will, it is believed, protect the jockeys heads in case of a fall.

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