Promising Two-Year-Olds: Coming Young Racers at Fair Grounds Well Above Average, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-22


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. 1 PROMISING TWO-YEAR-OLDS Coming Young Racers at Fair Grounds Well Above Average. Expected to Furnish Interesting Sport Master Charlie, Probable Derby Favorite, Exercising Again. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 21. The approach of New Years Day, when the yearlings will enter upon their racing careers, has stimulated interest in the crop of coming two-year-olds now being trained at the Fair Grounds track.. The work of the juveniles at this season of the year is always watched with unusual interest. Horsemen give particular attention to what the youngsters are doing now. The number of yearlings here this year cannot be in excess of those of previous sca-i sons, but the quality is better. This is. prob-j lably due to the fact that owners are coming to realize that they cannot hope to win purses at the local track with a cheap grade of two-year-olds. Consequently each succeeding year brings an improvement in the grade of youngsters that are raced here. In the aggregate this winters consignment is a superior ohe, and the young animals have developed so well that they are almost as large as the more mature horses. Among the stables that are well fortified with likely looking juvenile stock are the j Greentree Stable", A. G. Blakely. E. R. Brad- j ley. Will Perkins, C. T. Worthington, B. A. I Jones and .lack McPherson. JUVEXILES BEING SCHOOLED. The work of schooling the youngsters is in progress at the Fair Grounds each morning. They are being taught to break away from the barrier. Quite a number of speedy trials have been shown, and with few exceptions all will be ready to race when the new year rolls around. R A. Fairbairn, vice-president of the National Biscuit Company, whose first venture-in the racing field this year has proved successful, lias four fine looking yearlings at i the Fair Grounds in charge of Jack McPherson. They are expected to make good at an early date. The star of the quartet is a colt by Son in Law. He was imported as a weanling from England, and Mr. Fairbairn obtained him from the A. B. Hancock consignment at the Saratoga sales. There is also a colt by Jim Gaffney and one by Wildair, and a filly by Sarmatian, bred by the Belair Stud. Mr. Fairbairn is expected here after the holidays for a couple of weeks racing. MASTER CHARLIE EXERCISING. Master Charlie, which probably will be the winter favorite for the Kentucky Derby, is going along well, but his work is confined to walking exercises around the stable ring. The colt, as yet, has not been on the track since lie came here about five weeks ago. Master Charlie developed a splint last May at the Jamaica track and it rendered him lame at intervals all during the summer.-Dr. Douglass, the New Orleans veterinarian, has been treating the colt in a manner calculated to absorb the splint. If he is successful it will not be necessary to fire the colt. Dr. Douglass is hopeful of the colts ultimate soundness. Trainer Blakely will enter Master Charlie in the Louisiana Derby and will try to have him ready for that rich event to be run at Jefferson Park in March. Blakely, who has made excursions to Tijuana the past few years with gratifying success, is anxious to try again this winter, and, accordingly,, he will ship Stampdale to the Lower California track to start in the Tijuana Derby. Stampdale was on the ailing list when brought here, but he is back in training again, and gong soundly.

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