Promising Young Racers: Coming Two-Year-Olds in Training at Fair Grounds Make Good Impression, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-27


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PROMISING YOUNG RACERS Coming Two -Year-Olds in Training at Fair Grounds Make Good Impression. NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 20. Yearlings being schooled at the Fair Grounds, will begin their racing careers during the month of January, and turf students are of the opinion that many of these youngsters will probably make future turf history. Among these juveniles the owners hope that another Black Gold or Master Charlie, which received their early training in New Orleans, may be developed. There are nearly 100 of these "babies" on the ground receiving their lessons, and, according to starter William Hamilton, many of them have taken kindly to their task, and probably will develop into speed marvels. Clockers are Avatching with keen interest these yearlings which become two-year-olds January 1. Although most of the juveniles are known only by markings and not by name these hopes of the turf havo been jotted down in their books and classified. ! The names of the youngsters are not usually revealed by the owners or trainers, but the observing clockers identify them, when entered in their initial races, by de-markations. It would be unethical to reveal the names of the juveniles before they start ! in races, and for this reason registration of the names of the "babies" is not made public until appearing in the entries. When Black Gold started in his first race, in a three-eighths dash, as a two-year-old at the Fair Grounds, the clockers referred to him as "the little game black horse." Black Golds winter training here caused him to go on to great glory, which reached a climax in winning four derbys the Kentucky Golden Jubilee Derby, Louisiana Derby, Chicago Derby and Ohio Derby. Most of the youngsters at the Fair Grounds have left the barrier to the satisfaction of both the trainers and starter Hamilton, and for this reason it is predicted that many of the juveniles may show future sparkling performances. The present crop of "babies," which range in price from ,000 to 5,000, is the best that has been shown here in years, according to horsemen. It takes time and patience to school and develop juveniles. The sight of these "babies" darting away from the bai-rier ten and twenty abreast at times, is interesting. Development of two-year-olds is a matter of luck, and in many instances it has been the cheaper priced horse which has takerw the laurels away from the high priced juvenile. Racing begins at the Fair Grounds New Years Day and ends Mardi Gras, Feb. 24.

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