Kentucky News and Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-06


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Kentucky News and Notes CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., April 5. The unit Bill Weant wintered at Douglas Park for Gen. J. Fred Miles, racing commissioner, has transferred to Churchill Downs. The stable includes the two overnight handicappers, Flying Easy and Little Kiss. J. L. McKnight brought in a stable of 10 j j from New Orleans. They represent various j Detroit interests. Johnny McShane will launch the 1944 season with a stable of three. They are! 1 Valdina Bright, Count Fearless and Navy: Cross. The latter was purchased from S. I. Crew. McShane plans to add to his string ; later on. j Nine horses Bert Williams campaigned in I Florida for Dr. J. C. Braswell, Thomas B. . Cromwell and others arrived here recently, j j In the same car was a horse belonging to Mrs. Vera Bragg who went to Dan B. Mid-kiffs Overbrook Farm, one the property of Fred B. Koontz who was turned over to John S. Wiggins, and another the property of D. L. Slater. Williams who has a number of horses at Keeneland in charge of Emerson Davis, and Mrs. Williams are expected to arrive in Lexington the latter part of the week. I | j Olin Johnson, trainer of the James C. j j Ellis stable, is receiving six more horses I to campaign for the owner of the Dade j j Park track. Johnson brought a like number [ here from Oaklawn Park. On his arrival here from Oaklawn Park. Charles Sanborn will take over Cof feeman | and Great Scot, which Keene Daingerfield ; j brought here from Keeneland several days | | ago. Others transferred by Daingerfield j i included Fire Power, a Kentucky Derby : I possibility; Some Gala, Some Man, Gall-hue, ! Jo Agnes and four two-year-olds. Kirby Ramsey, local turfman who has : one of the largest stables at Churchill i ; Downs, is recovering from an illness which ! I forced him to bed several days ago. W. J. I j Sprow, H. C. Genter and other patrons ; i , 1 are represented in the Ramsey establish- j ment here. I Further improvement has been noted in » , the condition of William E. Smith, chair- ; man of the State Racing Commission, and I I : there is every encouragement that the pop-; " . ular owner and breeder, who has been ill 1 1 J for some time, will make a complete recovery. ■ | Barring a setback, he may attend 1 1 the opening of the local season. ! Charles L. Croan, a former member of f the State Racing Commission, has returned i from Miami and will remain here for an i indefinite period. j j j 1 ; j I . j j I | j j I j j | ; j | j : I ! i ; ! I I j , ; i LEXINGTON, Ky., April 5. . Dr. Charles Hagyard and Dr. Harry Shaffer, - one of his assistants, left for Gallatin, , Tenn., to inspect the broodmares at Del I Holemans Pilot Knob Farm. They will return . here for the semi-monthly meeting of r the Thoroughbred Club of America. Glen Felkner, whose horses wintered at j i Keeneland, purchased at private, terms i from Thomas B. Cromwell, the three-year- j j ! old Scots Belle. She accompanied the j I other Felkner horses to New England. i Alexander B. Gordon and Mrs. Gordon, . : who have been in Lexington since last sum- • i j mer, left here last week for New York, • i l While here, Gordon purchased and broke I i j 20 yearlings for Thomas Howell, owner of f j j the Barrington Stable. He also aided in ! selecting mates for the Howell mares, as 5 i j well as advising J. J. Keith regarding the ! mares he has quartered at his Hideaway r ; Farm. F. D. Bell has sold to John Worley of f [ Arcadia, Fla., the broodmare Spring Flame. . Terms of the sale were private. j ! Col. P. T. Ch inn announced the sale of! f ! the four-year-old Boston Miss to W. H. . | Sharpe. Terms of the sale were private.; . I Chinn also stated he sent Chronos to j Louisville to join the stable C. E. Mickens 5 has at that point. J. B. Latta, who has 12 horses in training I at the trotting track, has made application I I for stalls at Churchill Downs. Sterling S. Gano has made application i for 10 horses, the older performers being ? i | Sarah Lorraine, Chickie D. D., Alfadildo, K Rougheree and Stonewall. They are now » | i at Keeneland and general superintendent t j Tom Young has the application for stalls s j under consideration. I : W. T. Biggerstaff , former owner who has s | [ been critically ill for several months, was s transferred to Florida in an ambulance. i. The Florida climate is expected to aid in n improving his health. I

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