Activity at Lexington: Trainers Busy despite Rain and Muddy Training Track., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-18


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— — ■» ACTIVITY AT LEXINGTON Trainers Busy Despite Rain and Muddy Training Track. ♦ Perkins Going Easily With General liable- man — Scotland in Fine Fettle — Mary Jane Displays Good Form. ♦ LEXINGTON*. Ky., April 16.— Notwithstanding an uninterrupted fall of rain and the fact that today was an off day in the training of practically all of the Kentucky Derby candidates in quarters at the local Kentucky Association track, there was considerable activity at the famous old racing place. Close to one hundred thoroughbreds were set down for rather exacting work over the prevailing sloppy track with a big majority doing their training over the main course. This has been the exception rather than the rule when track conditions have been unfavorable, most trainers having a preference for the inside training track under such conditions. The tracks were deep in mud as a result of the heavy rain that began to fall shortly before daybreak. This latest deluge sent water deep into the tracks and trainers agreed that the two ovals are now more thoroughly drenched than at any previous time this spring. The rain continued unabated through training hours and no letup was in sight this afternoon. The Kenton Farm Stables Ceneral Halde-man was given an easy exercise gallop as preparation for more strenuous work tomorrow. Trainer W. Perkins has greatly lightened the work program of his son of Thunderstorm and La Dolores since his arrival from New Orleans, but is confident that he will be benefited by this and probably regain his fine lJ26 form. R J. Hollands Ortlieb and Turquoise, both Continued on twelfth page ACTIVITY AT LEXINGTON Continued from first pace I .-rl y eligib les. had easy trials in the slop The former ran five-eighths in 1 :lo. while the hitters half mile in :i S~, was accomplished without much effort. .1. S. Taylors Scotland, an intended starter in the Camden Handicap, which features next Saturdays opening program, ran three-quarters in 1 :-6. He was hard held throughout and his easy manner of running indicated ability to race with much more speed if permitted. Pate today trainer C. Van Meter had out F. .1. Kellys Pon lire and s.»nt him three-quarters in 1 .--. This was a splendid trial. in that the track was heavy and Bonaire v.:o running well within himself. He worked in company with .. W. Iarrishs 1 -n -entage. tie- latter completing the same distance in 1 :21*i as the result of being permitted to put more effort in his work. Percentage is another Camden Handicap eligible that will try f.-r the race unless something unforeseen d-V-lops. Bonaire and Percentage returned to the track this morning in company with Polled Storking, the trio galloping an easy mile and a half. The b.- t workout of the morning went to the credit of Gallaher and Combs Oaks candidate. Mary .lane. She negotiated thrce-qiarters in 1 Ml, the trial being the most impressive this daughter of Pennant and J: turbon liss has contributed this spring. The division of the Kenton Farm Stable that has been in charge of George Ivind has been taken over by •Monk* Overton, who broke all of the stables two-year-olds and looked after the youngsters that wintered at Latonia. I .and ractd his division at New Orleans and Miami. Land said he is endeavoring to arrange for the transfer of the two-year-olds Typhoon, Rainstorm and Atlantic, although the price asked for the trio hay prevent their sale. Pand is said to be jj-ting for a Chicago sportsman.

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