Here and There on the Turf: Epinard Sails July 5. Revenue Agents Form. Alchemys Fast Race. New Orleans is Safe, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-21


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Here and There on the Turf Epinard Sails July 5. Revenue Agents Form. Alchemy s Fast Race. New Orleans Is Safe. It has been definitely announced that Pierre Wertheimers Epinard will sail for this country July 5 and that Mr. Wertheimer, himself, will follow late in August to be on hand for the running of the fall races in which the French colt is to take part. It is pleasing that the sailing date has been decided upon, for it makes it reasonably certain that all three of the races that were arranged will be carried out Eugene Leigh, who developed Epinard, will come with the great colt, and with his knowledge of American tracks and American methods, he ought to have no trouble, barring accident, in having his champion ready for the three-quarters race at Belmont Park in September. The plan will be to give Epinard his training exercises at Saratoga, and his presence there will be an added attraction to the August racing, even though he will not be seen under colors. In the meantime efforts will be made to induce other champions to come from the other side of the Atlantic, and there is a chance that the international races will be a tremendously big thing for the fall racing. Advances have been made in seeking other horses and the money that will be offered will be worthy of the importance of the races. Revenue Agent, Gifford.A. Cochrans fleet-footed son of Sir Martin and Tory Maid, by Yankee, has jumped into new importance as a Latonia Derby eligible. His new track record of 1 :36% for a mile at Latonia, made Thursday, is an evidence of his present form and Carroll Shilling can be depended upon to keep him on edge for another week when he will be called upon to race the mile and a half of the Derby against the beet that can be mustered against him. Revenue Agent has been started five times this year and, while he has only won two of his races, he has had excuses in the other three that could well account for his defeat. His first start was in the Dixie Handicap at Frmhco. In that race he was only beaten a neck and a head when H P. Headleys good mare Chacolet won, with J. S. Cosdens Mar- tingal? second. Revenue Agent was ridden by Hastings in the Dixie Handicap and in the racing through the stretch met with interference from Martingale when Rummer outgeneraled Hastings. But for that interference it is possible that the son of Sir Martin might have been the winner. In fact, after the race Hastings lodged a claim of foul against Kummer for the roughing his mount bad suffered. Revenue Agent next appeared in the Preak- bbbs Stakes, and in that rich race he was buffeted about considerably, though he was a fast coming fifth at the finish. Again in the c Kentucky Derby Revenue Agent had scant * ch»jce, when he was knocked about in the r field of nineteen, though he was again closing up at the end of its mile and a quarter. The colt has won his only other two races. s Each was at a mile, and in his first he raced a in 1 :37% to beat Modest, and then again * Thursday his record-making mile in 1:36%. *• He has shown an ability to go on as far as It I any three year old, and he will be well worth v keeping in mind next Saturday. ■ to £ For the early days of the racing at Latonia tl it was only the mud running horses that had u is l* ahance to win. But all that has been I I tl e - 1 » 1 ■ * I t , 1 I i I j , ; i * 5 c * r s a * *• It I v ■ to £ tl u is I I tl changed. The track has been at its best and the fast time that has been hung up in recent races is an evidence of its superb condition. Besides the new mile record that was established by Revenue Agent, there have been several other remarkable speed exhibitions, and one of the most sensational was the victory of Alchemy Thursday, when she covered three-quarters in 1 :10|4 to win by ten lengths. is just a little bit unfortunate that there was not a horse good enough back of the filly make her run her best at the end, for had there been she would surely have smashed the three-quarters record for the track, which 1:10. Incidentally, this same Alchemy is the star of a sale that is to be conducted by the Fasig Tipton Company to be held at Aque duct Thursday, July 3, when the Newtondale Stable of Charles W. Leonard, of which he is a member, is to be dispersed. Alchemy is a three year old daughter of Mont dOr and Reveries, by Rabelais, and last year was considered one of the best fillies racing in Kentucky. It would be well if she could be s?en in action at Aqueduct before she goes to the sales ring, for in her present condition she could not fail to attract wide attention. From Louisiana has come word that there will be no legislation seeking to disturb racing at New Orleans during the present season of the legislature. At every session there is a threat that the sport will be attacked and that is not peculiar to Louisiana. In almost every state where racing is conducted there are always to be found some lawmakers who make the threat. It is not always that they are sincere or honest in their avowed intention to stamp out racing, but unfortunately some of the more unscrupulous consider racing as legitimate game and are prepared to prey on the sport. Louisiana is to be congratulated that its present legislature is evidently composed of lawmakers who are neither narrow in their views or of the unscrupulous brand that attack the sport for revenue rather than any desire to wipe out the greatest of all amusement*.

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