Ethelbert in Training, Daily Racing Form, 1902-07-13


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ETHELBEKT IN TRAINING. "It will, be good news to all lovers of a gallant horse that Ethelbort is going so well at Sheepshead Bay as to warrant the belief that he will soon be seen in the arena again. Trainer Joyner gave the great son of Eothen Maori a fine open gallop at Sheepshead Bay early yesterday morning and all witnesses oi the work, including the trainer, were much impressed by the move," says Morning Tele-grapn of Monday last. "Since Perry Belmonts famous horse was taken up a couple of months ago, he has been taking steady jogging exercise and good open gallops. During this, period the horse has steadily progressed in his training and shows this gratifying fact daily. "His gallop of yesterday morning emphasized this fact, and Joyner was all smiles as the horse pulled up and trotted back to the barn. While the horse will bo given more time yet before sporting silk, he looked yesterday almost ready for the fray. "Ethelbert never was a gross horse, but he fills 4 the eye right now as does a horse in racing condition. There is no heaviness in his neck, or crest, and while he has furnished and let down since last seen in public, the beef on him is well distributed. "His legs are clean, hard and without a pimple or blemish, and he has not taken a lame or sore step since his training was begun. Always the equine gentleman, this great public favorite will renew again his battles for the mastery, bar dont. "The addition of Ethelbert to the ranks of the handicap top-notch ers will lend a filip to the outlook for contests between this class of horses. Ethelbort is justly entitled to rank with some of the best handicap horses of the decade, and, coming out a lion refreshed, who shall say that he will not outdo soon his very best efforts of the past? "The present excellence of Gold Heels, to say nothing of Blues, Advance Guard, Herbert, Ten Candles, Argregor, the coming His Eminence and the best throe of the two-year-olds, will invest the summer and fall handicaps and weight for age races with the greatest interest. "And now that Ethelbert will make a bid for honors again, the racing publio will, be correspondingly enthused at the outlook. Tho horse always was a public favorite and his reappearance will be hailed with acclaim. "It is a little more than a year ago since Ethelbert was last seen in a race. That was when W. C. Whitneys Star Bright defeated him in the Advance Stakes by three-quarters of a length in 2 :33H. 126 j pounds on Star Bright and 129 on Ethelbert. "Two weeks before Alcedo defeated Ethelbert in the Suburban, 126 pounds on Ethelbert and 112 ou Alcedo. Ethelbert finished tenth in that race, but it was always maintained that he was interfered with at the last turn. "Four days before the Suburban Ethelbert, 129 pounds, won the Standard Stakes at Gravesend from Beau Gallant, mile and a half, in 2 :36, only cantering all the way. These wero the only races he ran in last year."

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