Busy Day at Lexington: Sunshine and Good Track Result in Numerous Workouts, Daily Racing Form, 1928-04-17


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c a t _ j, it, r » *r , t t j j ", . j ; J , , : . BUSY DAY AT LEXINGTON • Sunshine and Good Track Result ! in Numerous Workouts. » Col. Bob and Hiram Display Most Speed Among Derby Eligible* — Martie Elynn Goes Half in :50. • LEXINGTON*, Ky., April 16.— Following an almost complete cessation of training yesterday, when the slow condition of the Kentucky Association track was made more hazardous through the freezing of portions of there was a return to regular work this morning under improved weather and track conditions. Much to the surprise of horsemen this mornings bright sun beamed upon a fast track and trainers took full advantage of the fine weather and track, with the result that the morning was one of activity for almost every horse in training here. So treacherous were training conditions yesterday that only a heavily bandaged and booted horse was fairly secure from injury. Only a few horses were sent to the course and what little work was indulged in was fashioned to prepare horses for gallops this morning. There was an abundance of training this morning and, but for a slight interruption during the noon period, the track was in service until almost 3 oclock in the afternoon. The schooling of the greatest number of horses seen at the barrier this spring was inaugurated at 10 oclock in the morning and those in charge of the work had "scholars" at the barrier until midafternoon. All in all it was one of the busiest days in the history of the old course and, while none of the many horses under saddle contributed anything near the unusual, it wras agreed that the day had provided opportunity for a great number of racers to indicate readiness for the thirteen-day meeting that opens here Saturday. Several Kentucky Derby, Oaks and Camden Handicap eligibles were out. Col. R. L. Bakers Col. Bob and former Senator Johnson N. Camdens Hiram carried off honors for the most impressive Derby preparation, while the Oaks hopefuls, Aleader, Reveries Gal, Elizabeth, Rejoice, Runaway Princess and others figured in useful gallops. Col. Bob was asked for another demonstration of his ability to negotiate a mile and he responded excellently in getting over the distance in 1 :43. He was caught in :24% for the quarter; :51 for a half mile: 1:16 for three-quarters, and. 1:29 for seven-eighths. The son of King Gorin was never permitted to get out of the rather firm restraint his rider took at the start and his gallop measured up to the satisfaction of trainer Jim Baker. Mr. Camdens Hiram, accompanied by J. J. Greelys older Devon, ran a mile in 1 :43*5, Continued on eighth page. BUSY DAY AT LEXINGTON Continued from first page.i handily, under jockey Willie Garner. Devon beat Hiram into full stride when they started, but Hiram got back on even terms with the Camden Handicap candidate and was running equally as well. They ran the first quarter in :234r,. half mile in :4S%. five-eighths in 1 :01"i and three-quarters in 1:15*5. Reveries Ga!, W. E. Hupps Oaks and Derby eligible, was sent three-quarters in 1 :15%. handily. It was the first real work asked of tlie filly this spring and she pleased trainer Bob Frakes with her move. Prince Bulbo. owned by C. N. Jones, and among the 19G Derby entries, was vigorously ridden, for one mile in 1 :475. He worked alone and many horsemen were of the opinion that his speed might have been improved had he been accompanied. C. W. Moore sent Martie Flynn out with I. Davis to do a half mile in :50 and later sent Lieutenant Mansfield a half mile in :45. The latter was only cantered and the short trials were expected P~ prepare the two three-year-olds for more ambitious work tomorrow morning. Additional Oaks hopefuls seen in useful £ trials during the morning were Aleader, Elizabeth, Runaway Princess and Rejoice. Aleader ran five-eighths in 1 :02%, handily, while Elizabeth galloped three-quarters in I 1 :18% and Rejoice a mile in like fashion in * 1 :47. Runaway Princess was sent seven- , eighths in 1 :20=b. Old Fellow, among the less fashionable Derby candidates, negotiated three-quarters in 1 :17% handily. Near meeting activity was noted on every side this morning. Owners and trainers to turn in stable registrations were numerous and work of improving and renovating the plant was resumed with a vengeance. It was understood here that Frank Taylor will bring in a division of the Cold Stream Stud Stable from Cold Stream Farm tomorrow morning and late tomorrow a number of stables are expected from Churchill Downs. »

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