Chicagoans Derby Hope: Newgass States Rurik Will Probably Start in Famous Race, Daily Racing Form, 1928-04-17


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! CHICAGOANS DERBY HOPE] Newgass States Rurik Will Prob- . ably Start in Famous Race. — ♦ William Pcnn Gallops One 31 lie in 1:44% at Churchill Downs — Bloomfield Stable Pair in Splendid Workout. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 16.— Rurik, the dark gray son of Stefan the Great — Quelle est Belle II., wrhich L. M. Newgass and Jake Lowenstein purchased last fall from Joseph E. Widener with the object of trying to cap- . ture the Kentucky Derby, have more than •a outside chance of realizing their fond j hope if one is to judge by the appearance of the colt since his arrival at Douglas Park from winter quarters at Elmendorf Farm, ! where he was given the expert attention of trainer Pete Coyne. Since his arrival here, Rurik has fulfilled ! every expectation of his owners and is further ! advanced than many of his locally trained Derby rivals. As an example of his fitness. the colt was brought out Sunday morning and. over a track that was not fast, galloped five-eighths in the fast time of 1 :01%, running the first half mile in :48. He was [ pulled up to gallop out three-quarters in 1 :16. which time for the distance has not been sur- passed by many other Derby eligibles at the local tracks. Mr. Newgass, a prominent resident of Chicago, who also has an interest in quite a number of other horses in the stable being trained by Jake Lowenstein, has been visit- ing here for some time, and is an early visitor at Douglas Park to see the horses work. He was an interested observer of Ruriks good trial and waxed enthusiastic over it. "You can say for me that Rurik. despite all reports to the contrary, is being prepared for the Kentucky Derby and. that if he continues to train soundly, that he will start in the race." That was the comment of Mr. Newgass after Rurik had worked to well. Blessefield. another Derby eligible in the Lowensteing stable, is also going right ahead in his training. This son of Noblesse Oblige — Binfield is the property of the Royal Stable, the nom de course of Mr. Vehon, wealthy Chicagoan, who is a recent recruit to racing. Blessefield is deemed to be of Derby caliber and is being prepared for the big race. He is doing well and Sunday morning worked a half-mile in :ih. Mr. Newgass, who raced a large stable nearly thirty years ago, is re-entering the Continued on sixth page. CHICAGOANS DERBY HOPE Continued from fir- t page. sport on quite a large scale and is in the market for more pood horses. Recently he acquired, from 1. T. Chinn, the two-year-old bay colt Golden Glint by Flitterpold — Seemly, and the colt reached here Sunday from Cumberland Tark, where he had been wintered. The colt is well bred, his dam Seemly being the dam of Poly and seven other winners. Mr. Newgass has secured the contract on jockey R. Yeltou, who will ride for the stable this year. The stable, in charge of Jake Lowensteiti, will also com- mand the riding: services of L. McDermott t and O. Willis. C. T. YVorthingtoifs William Penn, a well seasoned colt which is an intended starter r in the Kentucky Derby, showed his advanced I staire of training: when, at Douglas Park i Sunday morning, he negotiated a mile, under r a pull all the way, in 1 :11%, and could easily y have run off the distance in 1 :41. He went t along at a nice gait, covering the quarter in ii :24, the three-eighths in :37, half in :4?%, , five-eighths in 1 :03"f,, three-quarters in n 1 :16"i and the mile in 1 :44"b. The work k was pronounced excellent by those who witnessed - it. At the same track Danny Miller galloped a J. J. Coughlins D. F. Kelly seven-eighths in ti 1 :32%. The colt was not called upon for his s best efforts and jockey Jake Heupel had a a ; I I I I II : t r I i r y t ii , n k - a ti s a a steadying? hold on him all the way. His fractions were :26, :52, 1 :19, 1 :S2%. Trainer Miller has rearranged his plans and will not send any of the Coughlin horses to race at Lexington, this decision was caused by the fact that three of the two-year-olds intended for shipment had "bucked" shins. The track at Churchill Downs Sunday morning was slow and somewhat cuppy and, i as a consequence, no meritorious Derby I trials were attempted. The best works of the morning were registered when Blackwood and Dowagiac, Derby eligibles in the Bloomfield Stable, were given their first tests over the track. The colts went along together, rattling off the quarter in :24%. three-eighths in :37, half in :50%, five-eighths in 1 :04 — most creditable time. They were then eased up, to complete three-quarters in 1 :19V5- Irish Pal was galloped a half in :51%. Nick Cullop was given an "opener" of a quarter in :26, and Cartago and Golden Racket went out and galloped together a mile in 1 AYs-Bonivan was sent a mile in 1 :46% by the veteran Jim Everman. who believes in lots of work for the colt. Braybant was dispatched an easy mile in 1 :54. Fred M. Grabner, owner of Chicago, leading winner on the Chicago tracks last season, is paying a short visit to this city to inspect his horses being trained by Jake Lowenstein, at Douglas Park. Mr. Grabner, who has sometimes been referred to as the "Mayor of Woodlawn," owing to his prominence in that South side community of Chicago, was accompanied on his trip by attorney Al Sabath, in whose honor Mr. Grabner has named a fine-looking two-year-old in his stable. This youngster is a chestnut colt by Sand Mole — English Esther, and is, therefore, a half-brother to Cho Cho and Pindar Peel. The colt is a fine looker and has already shown speed in his training. Mr. Grabner was well pleased to see that Chicago was in fine condition and that he is training soundly. The horse has been entered in all of the big stakes to be run this year and. if he does as good as last year, owner Grabner will have no cause for complaint. J. J. Coughlin is another Chicagoan who is making a visit to Louisville. He has been out to Douglas Park to inspect his big band in training there and is well satisfied with the appearance of the horses. Mr. Coughlin is still of the belief that he will have a couple of formidable starters in the Ken-1 tacky Derby. It looks like D. F. Kelly will be his chief standard bearer, with a possible chance of Wacker Drive being able to start after hi3 operation for wind trouble, George V. Barnes Whiskarm supplied the outstanding Derby trial at Churchill Downs this morning when, under restraint, he ran a mile in 1 :45:;i. It was easily the best showing the son of Whiskaway and Army Maid has made since his Derby preparation began. With jockey Churchman aboard, the colt began at the stand and, racing along at a fairly even pace, covered the quarter in :23%, half in :jOts and the three-quarters in 1 :17%. He was going faster in the first half than owner Barnes had intended and the rider had to be flagged.

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