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W. ZIEGLERS LARGE STABLE ♦ His Thoroughbreds at Belmont Park in Excellent Condition. . ♦ Twenty Campaigners In String Including Seven Two-year-olds — Terra Nova "Picture Horse." T 1 l t NEW YORK. X. T.. April 27— With thirteen | , a of the older horses in the establishment , ready to return to racing and a good-looking f group of seven juveniles, trainer W. J. Speirs has every reason to feel encouraged over the -j prospects for the William Ziegler stable this c season. Its winnings in 1926 were 4,153, of .. which amount Kspino accounted for 7,025. t Immediately following the close of the au- . tumn racing season in Maryland, trainer Speirs shipped his charges to Pinehurst, N. t *.. where winter quarters, commodious and t light, awaited them. The climate at Pine- ] hurst is well adapted for the wintering of t thoroughbreds, and the spacious structure ] owner Ziegler had provided gave ample space | for a reasonable amount of galloping when i the weather was inclement. The building was originally constructed for indoor tennis, ,-and most of the roof is glass. 1 There is a good half-mile track at Pine- j hurst that is used regularly for racing, so the strings outdoor works were conducted | under conditions exceptionally favorable. As a result, trainer Speirs has brought a lot of i horses to Belmont that need little additional | preparation before they will be ready for | racing. Kvery thoroughbred in the stable looks to be in the best of condition. Their flesh is solid and their coats are immaculate. The horses are full of spirit and there is an air of confidence about the establishment that . impresses the visitor. FIYE-YE.VR-OLB RACERS. In the five-year-old division are four horses. When Ziegler decided to enter the thoroughbred sport he purchased seven horses from John K. Madden. Four of these are now members of the stable and they will be ready for handicap competition when toe metropolitan season opens. They are Our | General. Needle Gun. Mirador and Gamble. Kspino was ine star of the establishment in 1926 and there is every reason to expect that he will one of the good four-year-olds of 1927. Bu accomplishments are blazoned in turf history and he has returned from winter quarters one of the best looking horses in training. While he was a splendid specimen last year there were times when he seemed to be somewhat light and leggy. During his winter in the south he filled out in an attractive way. He has plenty of depth and breadth and his quarters are muscular and indicate plenty of power. His muscles are hard as steel and his very movement reflects strength as well as agility. The other four-year-olds in the stable are : Colorful, which has wintered splendidly and will be able to give an excelent account of himself ; Phantom Prince, which was raced twice and did not win but now- Iooks as »i he will make good easily : On Wing, a maiden that gives encouragement that he will be well worth while this season, and Flechita, a smart filly that won three of her races last season and was frequently in the money. She was regarded as one of the best of the juvenile misses and she seems certain to win A full share of purses this year. She has grown considerably and filled out well. KKNTICKY DKRHV EI.IGIBLES. There are four three-year-olds and two of tlu*m have been nominated for the Kentucky Derby. It has not been definitely decided whether they will be sent to Churchill Downs for the classic, but both Bois de Hose and Wee Burn are in tip top condition. If they are started in that event they should give keen contention to the best of the starters. Both Bois de Pose and Wee Burn are attractively bred and trainer Speirs has no doubt about their quality and ability to gain a high place among the three-year-olds. They are well engaged in the stakes at the New York tracks and may be seen in several of the Maryland features this spring. Sonata is a son of Sir Martin that did not win brackets as a two- ear-old, but he is a good looking prospect now. He has developed into a big. husky fellow with plenty of courage and strength. Maelstrom won as a two-year-old and showed several good races, but suffered more than his share of bad luck. He is ready now for racing and it is likely that he will be seen under silks early in the season. The two-year-olds in the stable were carefully selected. Two of them stand out among the best-looking juveniles of the season. There are seven of the youngsters and every MM of them has attracted more than casual attention the times they have been out on the training track at Belmont. They are as follows: Terra Nova, a chestnut colt by North Star III. — Shy Mi.ssie. This one was one of the highest-priced colts in the 1926 auctions at Saratoga, costing IttjMti, IP- looks as big as ■MX of the three-year-olds and he must be classed among the "picture horses." for he is a beauty. This one has shown speed in his works during the winter and since his arrival at Belmont he has attracted more attention than any of the new arrivals. lolydor has been hailed as a coming champion by the railltirds. He is a son of lolden Broom and Polly Ann. both of which were stars when they were racing:. He is one of the beauties. His color is of unusual brilliancy. His coat glistens in a way that suggests that his name is entirely appropriate. He is bin and strong and eats up the track in his gallops. He looks as if he is going to be uood at any distance. Kirkover. a bay colt by Chid. — Noowa, is c...oil looking and in the same perfect condition physically that seems general in the Ziegler stable He has shown lots of speed, and trainer Speirs is sure of his quality. Iondy. a chestnut colt, is one of the first of Trysters get. He is from Imbel and gives every indication that he will be well worth every Mat of the . .too that was paid for him at the Spa auctions. Burnita is a brown filly by Ambassador IV. — "lara Atkin. a lull sister to Wee Burn. She is speedy and strong, as well as attractive to look at. Speirs likes this one and has no doubt about her making good. Helenita is a chestnut filly by Thunderer — 1-idy Moonet and is a full sister to the good horse Worthmore that was one of the sensations a few vears ago. She brought ,000 in the Saratoga sales and now looks like a good inesttuent. Attractive in her lines, she has b"en stepping fast in her gallops and .ikes to keep going. A brown colt by Jim Gaffney — Fricasse has not been namea. but that does not mean that he is not ready for his first race. Th.-re was come confusion about the name sent for registration. This is a first-class colt, and he is in splendid condition. Jockey Wilhc Mundcn has reported to trainer Speirs and is galloping the horses every morning.