Gold Heels In Training., Daily Racing Form, 1903-07-22


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GOLD HEELS IN TRAINING. News comes from the Millbrook Stud that Gold Heels, the mighty son of The Bard and Heel and Toe, will race again. The winner of the Suburban Handicap, the Brighton Handicap and the Brighton Cup was thought to have been retired permanently to the stud when Hinde and Baker secured him for ,000 and sent him to their breeding establishment at the Forks of Elkhorn. Gold Heels is now being trained again, and by the method which T. C. McDowell found so successful when he prepared the speed marvel, Allan-a-Dale, for his victory in the Kentucky Derby, the Halma colt having come on in his four-year-old form to set a new American record at a mile over a circular track, a feat recently he accomplished at Washington Park. The son of The Bard bowed a tendon in the hands of E. J. Arnold and Co. last fall, and was thought to be hopelessly broken down. Gold Heels was the horse of the year when the turf promoter secured him as an advertisement for the now defunct E. J. Arnold Turf Investment Company, which worked the American public for millions. When in the hands of "Diamond Jim" Brady and Gen. F. C. McLewee, Gold Heels was the peer of any horse in the country. His victorious sweep had scarcely a parallel, during the season unless it was that of his stable companion, Major Daingerfield, which until Hermis flashed across the turf horizon in the fall, was considered the champion three-year-old of the year. When the partnership was dissolved there was much talk created in the turf world and rumors as to the trouble between the partners were spread. The grandson of the mighty Longfellow, once in the hands of the turf investment company man, found himself an outlaw. The eastern racing associations refused his entry to the big stakes, and the Western Jockey Club would have been brought face to face with the same question but for the fact that it became known that Gold Heels would probably never race again, and that he was peacefully grazing at the Arnold farm in Illinois, with little chance of ever again parading before a grandstand carrying his owners colors to victory. Hinde and Baker secured Gold Heels after the Arnold bubble had burst, and he was sent to the Bluegrass. The horse was obtained at a bargain and 5,000 was said to have been offered for him by a prominent Fayette county breeder, but the offer was declined. Gold Heels, it is understood, will be prepared for the 0,000 Worlds Fair Handicap at St. Louis next season. No attempt, it is understood, will be made to race him this year. He will be trotted and cantered to the sulky and will be given a slow preparation, the muscles being allowed to harden gradually. There will be no rushing along in the spring, but the light work will be maintained steadily, and it is thought that the son of The Bard will be ready to start for the rich prize which will be run in June of next year.— The Thoroughbred Record.

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