Ready at the Downs: Everything Spic and Span for Louisvills Fall Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-22


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READY AT THE DOWNS Everything Spic and Span For Louisvilles Fall Meeting, Talk of Contest Between Sarasen, Wise Counsellor and Chilhowee Arouses Much Interest. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 21. With everything in complete readiness for the opening at Churchill Downs Thursday, owners and racing followers are marking time until the bugle calls the field to the post in the inaugural race that will usher in the fifteen-day autumn meeting. The coming meeting is taking on added interest over the prospect that a special race which will bring together Sarazen, Wise Counsellor and Chilhowee, may be staged. John C. Gallahers defy to the respective owners of Sarazen and Wise Counsellor that he stands ready to back his colt to the tune of 0,000 at any distance, may result in a special sweepstakes for the three colts. There is a desire on the part of the public to have these colts decide thoroughly their superiority. Sarazens success in the International Special at Latonia made it appear, at that time, that he was master of the situation. But in the light of subsequent performances by Chilhowee, when he broke two worlds records with the utmost ease and triumphed in such impressive fashion. The racing public is ready to accept trainer Gallahers statement that Chilhowee was short in the running of the International Stakes. He retired from contention after going three-quarters and faded completely out of the picture, unlike performances in his previous starts. In his subsequent racing he appeared fully able to go on indefinitely and gave one the impression of being a "cup" horse. He has had a strenuous week of racing and working and his performance in the Latonia Championship Stakes over the mile and three-quarters was of the sensational variety. So astute a trainer and judge of a good horse as Sam Hildreth was led to remark after Chilhowees performance Saturday that "he is one of the best horses I have ever seen." This coming from a man who handled such cracks as Purchase, Grey Lag and other noted ones gives Chilhowee a high rating. HELD IX HIGH ESTEEM. Close observers have always held Chilhowee in high esteem. They wagered freely on him to beat Epinard and his decisive beating by the French crack was a poser for them. At first they attributed it to Chilhowees lack cf gameness, but when they analyzed h:s Kentucky and Latonia Derby performances, in which he fought it out strenuously with Black Gold and Giblon respectively, there was no good ground for questioning his gameness. There is a possibility that in the event of failure to bring the three colts together at Churchill Downs, that John Gallaher will ship Chilhowee to Laurel to meet his rivals in the Washington Handicap at a mile and a quarter. The main contingency is health permitting John Gallaher to make the trip. It is this factor that may cause Chilhowees sale. He is owned jointly by John and Allan Gallaher and Sewell Combs. John Gallaher always had the training and management of him. John Gallaher has been ill for several years and finds the task of training Chilhowee a severe one. His trio of owners would like to retain him for stock purposes and they might decide to lease him to some owner for the period of his racing ability. As a matter of fact, overtures have been made to Sam Hildreth to race him by lease, but nothing definite on this score has been consummated. The continuous arrivals here gives promise of this meeting being one of the best held in Louisville for some time. The weather is ideal and local interest in the sport is keen. FALL CITY HANDICAP. From present indications a comparatively small field will contest in the Falls City Handicap, the initial stake of the Churchill Downs fall meeting, which will have its renewal next Saturday. It looks as though not more than eight will answer the bugle call, but this number will be suffcient to insure a contest in keeping with the best traditions of the stake, which has been run without interruption since the year of its inception in 1910, when it was a three-quarters dash. The following year the stake was increased to its present distance of a mile and an eighth, but in 1912 it reverted to its original distance of three-quarters, at which distance it remained until 1919, when it was again changed to a mile and an eighth. The field that will engage in this years renewal will be recruited from the following : Horse. Wt. Horse. "w"t. Chilhowee 130 Just David 102 Princess Doreen ....113 Best Pal 102 Little Chief 113 Audacious 116 Craeme 106 Guest of Ilonor 104 Flowers of Love.... 105 King Gorin II.. 100 Bourbon Boy 105 Continued oa twelfth page. READY ATM DOWNS Continued from first pace. .Although no stake event will grace the program opening day, Thursday, the card offered will be a most inviting one and will serve to bring under colors the best horses in the various divisions. Yesterdays arrival of horses were numerous, and with the unloading of the last horse late in the evening practically all of the animals that will participate in the meeting are on the ground. Late arrivals included the following sta-Tiles: Howard Oots, J. J. Holtman, Jack Baker, Cincinnati Stable, H. C. Murnane, E. "W- Newman. J. T. Weaver, Al Woodman, S. Singer, T. M. Botts, J. S. Hawkins, T. P. Hayes. A. L. Kirby, C. Van Dusen and E. It. Bradley. The Bradley consignment came in charge of William Hurley, trainer Dick Thompson naving taken Blue Warbler, Brown Sugar, Breakfast Pell and Baffling to Laurel. Al-tawood went with the consignment to fill some stake assignments on Maryland tracks. Clyde Van Dusen only brought ten head Jierc The others of his stable were sent from Latonia to Tijuana. Those that he "broiight here will be sent by Van Dusen to the Lower California track at the end of the Churchill Downs meeting. The Cincinnati Stable!s Brunswick will not "be able to race here. The horse spread a lnDf in his last race at Latonia, in which lie was beaten by Braedalbane. Will Perkins only brought eighteen horses from Latonia. At that track he left Charles Henry, Francis Johnson, Corpus Juris, Boots and Shoes and a couple of yearlings that will "be shipped shortly to the Fair Grounds at Isew Orleans, together with six yearlings now at the Lexington track. The International Stable, in charge of George Walker, with twenty-seven horses; C Van Dusen, with eighteen; J. W. March-bank, Cve ; J. B. Cloher, four ; C. IL Shilling and C. A. HartwelL two each, were shipped to Tijuana from Latonia. Track superintendent Tom Young has the track in good condition. He intends to have a good cushion on it all during the meetng ajid says there will be no danger of horses pulling up lame or broken down. A good shower would improve the course, however, wiilEh lias had no rain on it for a month. Jockeys L. McDermott and S. Griffin arrived with the P. Oots stable. Jockey F. Sharpe, under contract to C B. Shafer, arrived from LaureL JTockey S. OTDonneH, who rode Wise Counsellor in the Laurel Stakes Saturday, arrived Tie-re this morning. He will return to the Maryland track to "ride the colt in a stake race next Saturday. The four horses belonging to S. N. Holman taat were raced at Brooklyn Park, arrived Tuesday morning and joined the main divi-B3a of the stable. The quartet included Last One. Boy From Home, Rubien and Times Up.

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