Free for All Leaves for Almahurst Today: Will be Taken Up This Fall If Stable is Raced during Winter, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-13


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Free for All Leaves For Almahurst Today Will Be Taken Up This Fall if Stable Is Raced During Winter LOUISVILLE. Ky., June 12. — John Marschs Free for All, the pre-Derby favorite until a filled tendon forced him to the sidelines, will be transferred from Churchill Downs to Henry H. Knights Almahurst farm, where he will remain idle for an indefinite period. Free for Alls indisposition was discovered several hours after he had engaged in an impressive trial for last Saturdays Kentucky Derby. Rather than take any chances of further aggravating the injury, owner Marsch regretfully decided to remove him from competition. If the Marsch stable decides to campaign during the winter, then Free for All will be taken up this fall. If not, the colt will remain inactive until next January, at which time he will be put back I into training for the 1946 season. Free for All was undefeated as a two-i year-old and won one of two starts this year. He was an easy winner of a six-furlong allowance race in his seasonal debut, but finished fourth behind Burning Dream, Best Effort and Foreign Agent in the one mile Derby Trial. Accompanying Free for All to the farm tomorrow will be the two-year-old Speed Mill. Half of the stable of runners whom owner Marsch has quartered at Churchill Downs in care of trainer Burley Parke, will leave Friday night for Chicago, with the remainder scheduled to leave Sunday.

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