Racing at Louisville: Fall Meeting at Churchill Downs to be Ushered in Under Flattering Auspices, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-23


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RACING AT LOUISVILLE Fall Meeting at Churchill Downs to Be Ushered In Under Flattering Auspices Historic But Up-to -Date Kentucky Track Never More Beautiful Than at Present Large Fields Make Up Inaugural Program LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 22. Churchill Downs autumn meeting of fifteen days will be; ushered in tomorrow under most flattering auspices. Racing- followers in these parts are. keen for the sport and have been, looking forward to the coming meeting with considerable interest. An abundance of horses are available, almost the complete number that raced at Latonia and additions have ccme from Maryland and New York. The more prominent of the eastern comers includes the horses owned by H. C. "Bud" Fisher, in charge of Alex; Gordon, and those of W. S. Kilmer. The up-to-date racing plant never looked better than it does at present and the course, proper is all that horsemen could desire. The racing strip, circular and straightaway, has an abundant cushion, possibly a bit deeper than necessary, and will retard fast time from; imeing maae uniu it sonames Dy a nam rain. It is less trying, though, on a horse than, the paste board variety of tracks and will be beneficial to those horses which have had a strenuous campaign or whose legs are under suspicion. Aside from the change of scenes, the rac- ing here will virtually be a continuation of the Latonia meeting. The- same officials, who presided at the Milldale track will have supervision here. The exception is the addition of Colonel Andrew S. Vennie, who is resident manager of the Churchill Downs track and will be general manager Matt J.Winns chief aid during- the meeting. Present indications point to Douglas Park, as well as Churchill Downs being completely; filled with horses. They will not all be-available to race. There are a number of, yearings, particularly at Douglas Park, also older racers that are intended for wintering-here. It is mere than probable that 500 norses or over will be located at both tracks during the winter. Louisville is fast becoming the outstanding winter haven of thoroughbreds. Some highly prominent turfmen will winter here this year. ALLURING INAUGURAL CARD. An alluring card of seven races has been, provided for the initial days racing and, while no stake feature is carded, this, lack of a special attracton is amply compensated for-by the general excellence of the offering. Large fields are the order, with the excep- tion of the fifth race. The fourth race, the Fall Inaugural, a dash-at three-quarters, stands out somewhat from the ether contests, inasmuch as those en-; tered are of superior class. The sixth race, the Douglas Park Purse, will bring into the limelight a good field of Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes aspirants. When it seemed that both local tracks contained all of the thoroughbreds they could accommodate, additional arrivals Wednesday, morning gave track superintendent Tom Young considerable difficulty to find room to provide additional stalls for the stables of J. O. Whitlow, Jesse Spencer, J. F. Win-scher, A. P. Foley, which came from La-tcnia, and Harry Van Ry and H. Munson, which arrived from Canada. Mose Goldblatt returned from New York," bringing with him the five-year-old Broom-r ster, which he had purchased from H. P.; Whitney. The stable of "Bud" Fisher is now comfortably housed in winter quarters at Douglas Park in charge cf trainer Alex Gordon. The list includes among others Nellie Morse,, winner of the Preakness Stakes, and Jfr. Mutt. Gordon also has four two-year-olds, that will be seen under the Fisher colors at the Churchill Downs meeting. The youngsters are Swope, Pencraft, Bobbed Bandit and Red Pennant. S. T. Baxter is a recent arrival with the; horses Paul Micou. Impossible, Chester Clark, Hazel W. and Nelchen. The horses Kindred and Beautiful Addie. which Howard Oots has been training for E. J. Wall, will in future be trained by the latter. NEW RECRUIT TO SPORT. C. C. Wright of McLeansboro, 111., who, recently entered racing as an owner, arrived Wednesday for a short visit. His stable, which is in charge cf C. R. Anderson, com--prises Ramkin, Pricemaker, Pocket Mouse and Al Stebler. Jockey D. McAuliffe, under contract to" Williams Bros., will not ride at the Downs meeting. An operation on one of his legs, which he underwent at Cincinnati last week, will keep him out of the saddle for some time. The stewards have caused the following" notice to be posted in the racing secretarys; office: "The attention of owners and trainers is called to rule 247, which prohibits the Continued on sixteenth page. i . RACING AT LOUISVILLE Continued from first page. giving of any present, money or other award to any jockey except through his employer, owner or trainer of the horse ridden." The officials felt impelled to call attention to this rule because a few horsemen are inclined to look upon it as a dead letter. Mrs. R. G. McGarvey has purchased, from S. K. Nichols the three-year-old filly Lexington Maid. She also has added Rib Grass to her stable, which also embraces Rapid Day. A. Gassenheimer and I. Benjamin are a couple of Louisville business men who have recently embarked in racing. . Their, stable, which includes Queen Esther, a four-year-old, and Miss Aji and Peter Lee, both two-year-olds, is being handled by H. Louden. Jockey J. Eaton arrived Wednesday from Canada. He will ride for the stable of S. T. Baxter. Jockey T. Brothers, the Newport, Ky., boy who signed last spring to ride for William Martin, was among yesterdays arrivals. Clarence Turner, contract rider for the "Bud" Fisher stable, is another recent addition-to the local riding colony. H. Louden is handling the stable cf Phelps and Speight. He has in his charge Wanderlust, Vain Ellie, Protectress, Black Dinah, Glow and Clarabella, which will run in the colors of L. P. Phelps and C. A. Speight; and Great Water and Banty Hen, the property of Laban Phelps and E. O. Jackson. All of the parties interested in the stable are Louisville people. There was much activity in the work line at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning and many fast workouts were recorded over a perfect track. One of the best moves was witnessed when Kentucky Cardinal, western favorite for the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, galloped. Chilhowee made a fine impression when he worked three-quarters. Captain Hal, formidable aspirant for the Jockey Club Stakes, was another to work impressively. Princess Doreen was given a preliminary for the Falls City Handicap when she went a mile in 1:41 and the mile and an eighth in 1:54. Others that showed good trials included Graeme, Guest of Hcnor, Sunsard, Sun Hathor, Best Pal and Just David.

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