Busy Days at Woodbine: Many Horses Arriving at Toronto Track for Spring Meetings., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-19


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BUSY DAYS AT WOODBINE ♦ Many Horses Arriving at Toronto Track for Spring Meetings. • Open Weather Enables Trainers to Get Early Start In Preparing Their Charges for Approaching Season. ♦ TORONTO. Ont.. April 18. — These are busy and happy days at Woodbine Park, with new stables frequently arriving, and the renewing of acquaintances between owners, trainers, riders and stable hands generally. There is plenty to hold the interest of the lovers of the thoroughbred, and goodly crowds are on hand every morning to glimpse the horses in their first workouts after the long rest-up in winter quarters. Everybody appears to be in the best of spirits. Owners report their charges all in the very finest of shape. Trainers are pleased with the excellent weather and track conditions prevailing, which enable them to get away to an early start in the preparing of their charges for the long Canadian campaign. A recent arrival was the first consignment of the Riverside Stables string from Whitby, in charge of trainer J. H. Smith, the lot including Manifold, which is destined for a jumping career ; Lampus. Forecast II. and the sterling Canadian-bred, Attack. The remainder of the string to be campaigned at Woodbine came later. All told, the stable has fifteen horses at the course. Jockey J. Maciver, who has just become connected with the stable this year, accompanied the first shipment. Another consignment to reach the course was that of J. P. White from Highland Creek. There were four horses in this !ot. headed by Listerine, the stables hope for the Kings Plate. This filly, a frequent winner on the Canadian tracks last year, is in grand shape after her winter layoff and, barring mishaps, should come through her training season well. The other three horses in the shipment were Sergeant Major, Cedar Crest and Sun Crest, all two-year-olds. H. Johnston is looking after this string and Pete IfcCann is doing the exercising. Of all the horses now at the course, tnere is not a better looking band than the J. C. Fletcher horses, which arrived a few days ago from the Downsview Farm. There are Continued on tenth page. BUSY DAYS AT WOODBINE Continued from first page four Kings Plate eligibles in this lot, these b-ing Perlapides, br. c, 3. by Anmer — Ruth M.txim; Blanco, ch. f, 3. by Anmer — Aprisa ; Me Too. b. f. 3. by Anmer — Hidden Crown, and Eaziboncs br. g. 3, by Kattegat — Highland. The remaining member of the Woodbine band is the six-year-old Fluffy Ruffles, which is really the property of F. Gilpin, but has winter. 1 ;tt Hownsvicw and will continue under train. -r livens charge for the present Mr. Fletcher states the d MM horses still at th. farm are also well advanced in their training. These will arrive at Woodbine later in the month. Mr. Fletcher has a line on jockeys Chick Lang, J. McTague, R. Peternel and L. Schaefer to ride his entries in the Kings Plate. Jerry Gorman, of Ottawa, one of the most familiar figures on the Canadian circuit, is yet another owner who is highly pleased with the condition of his horses at the present time. He arrived on Sunday with the following: Ace of Aces II., Blink Boy, Janedith B., Elope II., Spherecity, Peeress, Kingless Queen and Hock Elf. Mr. Gorman reports the arrival in Ottawa of an English consignment of thirty-seven horses, made up of brood mares, stock horses, three-year-olds and two-year-olds, brought over by Captain Liddington, and states he is considering the purchase of a couple of the two-year-olds in this shipment. If these are bought, they will be shipped to Woodbine Park. It was disappointing to learn that Mr. Gorman did not bring his imported sire. Synorix, son of Englands famous sire. The Tctrarch, to the Woodbine, as was originally intend"d. Mr. Gorman advises Synorix has been leased to Thomas Bate and will stand at the latters stock farm in Quebec for the next three seasons. Doctor Webster, another Ottawa owner, has five head at the track. These are Ugo H., a big. upstanding three-year-old. three two-year-olds, two of which are imported, and the show horse. Going Ip. which will be used as a 1. ad pony. This stable has a promising apprentice in young Andy Lucelle, who is looking after the exercising duties. At present the Qii en City Stable only has the jumpers Irish Jig and Guingamp at the track, but Red Knight and Not Much, two mure well-known "leppers," are expected by trainer Eddie Ireland later in the week. J. Blackburn will do the riding for this stable this season. J. D. Higginson has a fine-looking pair of imported juveniles, Lance Mint, by Koyal Lancer, and Miss OMalley, by Grosvenor, under his care at the track. These are the property of Major J. J. Stock of Ottawa. The A. and C. Stables quartet of racers at the track, under the care of trainer Nels Gray, include the Kings Plate eligible. Matchmaker, a Xine-looking son of McNeill — Statim. which vras only beginning to show his real form towards the close of last season. The others in this stable are Merry Mount. Snap Shot and Progress, all two-year-olds. Toots Kennedy reports his charges all in excellent shape. They comprise Quivero, Soubictte II., Hose Beauty. Master Felix and Pretty Polly, the latter two being two-year-olds. Trainer Kennedy believes he has a coming saddle star in S. Brown, the youngster who is looking after the work-out duties. All the other stables which have either wintered at the course or been on the scene for some time now, continue to report everything in first-class order. W. G. Campbells big band is on the track every morning and most of them have had at least short sped tests to date. Warehouseman, particularly, showing a d-sire to step on it J. Backus is bringing the W. S. Morrison band al ng in great fashion and states they will he r.-ady and waiting for the opening. Henry Minstrel. Glen Prince. Papyra and Player are some in this stable. Wiry Hagen is all smiles, which undoubtedly means that Isobel C. is rounding to shape satisfactorily for another bi season. This good Canadian-bred mare won plenty of races last year and looks ready to win plenty more. "Wiry" also has Enjoyment and Bombino this yuan

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