Big Special in Prospect: Chilhowee, Sarazen and Wise Counsellor May Meet at Churchill Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-21


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BIG SPECIAL IN PROSPECT Chilhowee, Sarazen and Wise .. Counsellor May . Meet at . Churchill Downs. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 20. Race men here are still in a quandary as to -what caused Chilhowees poor showing the in third International Special. Hed led at a high rate of speed for the first three-quarters and dropped out of it thereafter. Trainer John Gallaher held to the belief that the colt was short when he went to the post in the International and there may be something in this theory, for in his next start two days later, Chilhowee led by as big a margin as he was allowed to and established a new American record for the mile and a furlong. He was worked out in that race three-eighths additionally and covered the mile and a half in 2 :27. Two days later he was sent a slow mile gallop in 1 :39 and the following day raced his sensational mile and three-quarters and reduced all records for the distance. Chilhowee is of the sturdy type and probably required more hard training than his handlers gave him. Trainer Sam C. Hildreth, who had Mad Play in the Latonia Championship, expressed himself before leaving for New York that Chilhowee was one of the greatest racers he had ever seen in action. The victory of Wise Counsellor Saturday at Laurel and the easy success scored by Chilhowee in the Latonia Championship has revived prospects of a meeting in a special race here, probably at a mile, of the trio of stars that are now in the public eye. They are Sarazen, Chilhowee and Wise Counsellor. General manager Matt J. Winn would probably give a big stake for these three horses to contest for and the respective owners could make a side bet that would increase the winners share. A meeting of these three-ycar-olus would fix superiority among them and it would be an immense drawing attraction for Churchill Downs. The race could be staged the last day at Churchill Downs, November 8, and would hot conflict with any engagements that any of the horses might have.

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