The Current Turf Sensation, Daily Racing Form, 1902-09-23


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THE CURRENT TURF SENSATION. Continued from First Page. plan agreed upon was that he should go easily with both horses and not attempt to get either of them ready to race before the Sheepshead Bay June meeting. He pursued this policy last spring with Gold Heels, and to It attributes the triumph of the little bay in the Suburban Handicap, "Some of the horsemen profess to believe that the lameness of Gold Heels developed in the running of the Brighton Cup, and the cut Major Daingerfleld got in the Annual Champion race have proven to be more serious than was first supposed, and that the fear that they might not get back to the races in winning form again next year brought about McLewee and Bradys decision. Mr. Allen says this cannot be so. He declares that Gold Heels and Major Daingerfleld are perfectly sound for practical racing purposes. Their injuries were superficial and are rapidly yielding to treatment. "Concomitant with the announcement that McLewee and Brady were going to dissolve partnership there arose a rumor to the effect that Allen was to take over a division of the Whitney string. This Mr. Allen denied on Saturday. He said that he had not even discussed with Mr. Whitney or any of Mr. Whitneys agents the question of his taking part of the Whitney string. John W. Rogers, he said, would be able next spring to take care of all the Whitney horses. "Mr. Allen is without an engagement to train for any one just now. but persons whose sources of information are good say that he will not be long. " Two years ago it was said that Alexander J. Cassatt, the breeder of Gold Heels and the owner of The Bard, might resume racing if he could secure the services of Mr. Allen as trainer and manager of his string. Mr. Allen was under contract with McLewee and Brady at that time and his services could not be had. Now that he is free it is thought that Mr. Cassatt may either send him a string of horses to run under the Cassatt colors or in his own name."

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