Here and There on the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-16


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i 1 Here and There 2 2 on the Turf 5 3 4 5 5 Epinard in the Laurel. G Chilhowees Great Race. i 7 Taking Down of Haynes. Destruction of Prince Pala- 1 1 tine. 2 2 3 Epinard is to be raced in Maryland. This is 4 4 a decision that has been reached by Eugene s 5 Leigh, who has been instructed by Pierre Wcr-theimer 6 to use his own judgment in the future 1 7 American campaigning of the French champion. For a time it was feared that the son 1 1 of Badajoz and Epine Blanche would be 2 shipped back to France without being started , 3 again, but he is already on his way to Laurel, 4 4 where he is to make his first appearance in 5 t Maryland Saturday. He is to be raced in the Laurel Handicap and has been treated leniently under the con- 7 ditions when he is only required to shoulder 116 pounds. As a matter of fact, the distinguished visitor has been treated more than ! kindly under such an assignment. Mad Play . is required to give him a year and four pounds 4 actual weight. He has the same concession from Aga Khan and from Wise Counsellor. Ladkin, winner of the mile race at Aqueduct 1 by such a narrow margin from Mr. Werthei-mers great four-year-old, is also to give away a year and four pounds. Other three-year-olds that concede actual weight, as well as a year, are Sun Flag and Bracadale, both in i the Laurel Handicap under 117 pounds. And Epinard is at the same notch with Little , Chief, Wilderness, Donaghee, Zev, Vigil and Snob H. In the light of what Epinard has already shown, although beaten in all three of his starts, it would seem that the Laurel Handicap is almost a gift for him Saturday, if he mil race back to the form he showed in either the mile dash at Aqueduct or the mile and a quarter at Latonia. It is to be hoped that the good ones will ; be sent to the post Saturday to make it a real contest, but at this writing it looks like a i real gift for the visitor. After Epinard fills this engagement he will remain at Laurel for the mile and a quarter of the Washington Handicap, to be run November 1, and it is probable that he will also be shown during the November meeting of the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico. Chilhowce, Gallaher Brothers swift running son of Ballot and Bourbon Lass, took a front place in the thoroughbred hall of fame at Latonia Tuesday, when he hung out a new American record for a mile and an eighth. It was Chilhowee that cut out the sizzling early pace in the Third International Special Saturday, and it was his superior speed that made possible the hanging out of a mark of 2:00 4-5 by Sarazen. Saturday Chilhowee maintained his electric speed for about seven-eighths, but on Tussday he raced at top speed all the way to cover the mile and an eighth in 1 :48 4-5 with ridiculous ease. This brilliant performance was something in the nature of a final preparation for the Latonia Championship Stake3 to be run Saturday. After completing his record making race, the son of Ballot was permitted to finish out the mile and a half in 2:27 3-5, which would be also a new American time for that distance, though not having been made in an actual contest it cannot go as an official record. This gives Chilhowee great importance in the mile and three-quarters of the Latonia Championship and it shows that Babin on Sarazen and "Hayne3 on Epinard, could not affordto let him steal away too far last Saturday. The race against Epinard and Sarazen suggested that Chilhowee would be found wanting when the deciding drive came in the last quarter, but this marvelous race gives him a front place among the stayers and if he comes back with a like race next Saturday he will indeed be a hard horse to beat for the Latonia Championship Stakes. Chilhowee was carrying 115 pounds, five pounds less weight than he took up in the International Special, and in the Championship Stakes he will have to shoulder 126 pounds, but this race was one to pronounce him ready for the great race. The intimation that some other jockey than Everett Haynes will have the mount on Epinard when he races in the Laurel Handicap Saturday, is pleasing both to the critics of Mr. Wertheimers and to his friends. Of course it must be remembered in justice to Haynes that Epinard is in the Laurel Handicap at a big advantage over his other races, but those who found no fault with the manner in which Haynes has ridden the French colt, will welcome a change in jockeys for his vindication, while his critics will obtain what they have asked for from the beginning in having another rider in the saddle. It would be well if Eugene Leigh could obtain the services of Clarence Kummer for this race. Kummcr has always be;n a finished rider and he knows something o the racing ability of the handsome" French chestnut, after that thrilling finish in which he just nosed him out with Major Belmonts Ladkin at Aqueduct. Clarence Kummer is one of the most ardent admirers of Epinard, after that great race and there does not seem to be a rider who is capable of" riding him with more intelligence. American breeding interests suffered a se-sere loss in the unfortunate death of Prince Palatine Monday night. This sterling stock horsa was destroyed in a fire at Edward F. Simms Xalapa Farm at Paris, Ky., Monday night, and the irony of it was that several other horses of lesser importance and lesser value were rescusd. Prince Paltine was one of the best horses of his day and was winner of the Imperial Produce Plate, St. Leger, Gordon Stakes, Ascot Gold Cup, Eclipse Stakes, Doncaster Cup, Jockey Club Stake3, Coronation Cup nad various other important English fixtures.. He was foaled in 1908 and a son of Persimmon and Lady Lightfoot, by Isinglass. Prince Palatine raced for J. B. Joel and at the termination of his racing was sold to a French syndicate for a reported price of 09,-000, and later sold to Mr. Simms for 50,000. He was insured for 0,000, and, unfortunately, he had not been in this country long enough to thoroughly prove his worth as a stock horse. The Kentucky Jockey Club suffered a fire loss at almost the same time, when a portion of the Churchill Downs course, at Louisville was destroyed. It is a bit unfortunate that this fire should come with the fall meeting at Churchill Downs so close at hand, but tb.2 damage done was not of a particularly serious nature and all will be in readiness for the opening on October 23. M. J. Winn has frequently shown how he can meet emergencies and he can be depended upon to have Churchill Downs in such a condition that there will be no traces of the fire visibb when the gates are thrown open. There has come a change in the reported sale of the Jefferson Park track at New Orleans. Now it develops that the track has passed into the hands of local sportsmen, who will conduct the meetings there this year and next spring. It would seem that there has been something of a mixup in this transfer of the track and the story is that Joseph A. Murphy, Charles Essig and those they represented permitted an option to lapse, and, therefore, did not obtain the property. Be that as it may, the latest is that R. S. Eddy, Jr., at one time one of the controlling spirits at the Fair Grounds, has several New Orleans sportsmen assocatied with him in the purchase. It is always well, when the right sort of capital can be obtained, to have race courses owned locally, and it is to be hoped that Mr. Eddy and those with him in the venture will prove popular in their new acquisition. They have already announced that they will carry-out the promises made by the old owners, James F. OHara and Gacbden D. Bryan, Jr., and that there will be a renewal of the 7,500 Louisiana Derby in the spriiiff. "

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