Melroses Downs Stable Numbers Nineteen Head: Florida Division of Ohio Hotel Executive Returns to Louisville, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-08


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Melroses Downs Stable I ; Numbers Nineteen Head! , Florida Division of Ohio Hotel Executive Returns to Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7— Torrance ; Melrose. Ohio hotel executive, will be rep-Denoted I by 19 horses for the Keeneland-at-Churchill Downs season, as well as the ■ ; six-day War Relief and the 19-day regular ! Downs session. Kentucky racing starts its i | I 1944 season at the historic Kentucky Derby ! course on Saturday, April 15, and comes to ■ j a close on Saturday, May 31. There will be II days of sport, with the seventieth edition I of the Derby the principal offering. Other attractions will be the Clark Handicap and the Kentucky Oaks — both as old as the i Derby, the Churchill Downs, the Kentucky, the Phoenix and the Ben Ali Handicaps, and the Derby Trial, the Lafayette, the Bashford Manor and the Debutante Stakes. Melroses Florida division unloaded here , early last week in charge of Howard | I ; , ; I ■ ; ! i | I ! ■ j I i , | Hoffman, and the latter took over half a dozen horses who wintered here. Hoffman also will handle Our Merrick for J. Cal Milam, honorary vice-president of the Thoroughbred Club of America and for years one of the countrys leading trainers. Thomas Young, general superintendent, and Clifford Burke, his chief assistant, have their hands full trying to accommodate the vast number of owners desirous of shipping here. They have received word that H. D. Ulmer, owner of the Indian Rock Stable of Largo, Fla., will send nine horses here in charge of former jockey Earl Porter. Since entering the owner ranks last year Ulmer has made rapid strides and intends to add others to his stable from time to time. The rejuvenated Alaflag is the dean of the Indian Rock brigade, which also includes Inver Fox, Miss Careen, In Review and the following two-year-olds: Darian, b. c, by Peace Chance — Fresco; Cross Bayou, b. f, by Hadagal — Noble Gift; Overcross, b. f, by Charing Cross — Fleur du Mai; Private Joe, b. c, by Invermark — Buna, and Everquest, b. c, by High Quest— Evadne. June L., a bay daughter of Eiooto or Pom-pey and June O. who was foaled in Florida, will be sent to Ira Drymons farm, near Lexington. Ulmer intends to give her more time to grow and will return her to training later in the season.

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