Horses Gathering Fast at Lexington, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-05


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■ HORSES GATHERING FAST AT LEXINGTON. Lexington. Ky.. February 4. — There are 23o horses in training at the Kentucky Association track. 110 two-year-olds and 120 three-year-olds aud over. This number will be increased to close to 300 within the next ten days. l,ee Smitha will bring in fifteen from his farm: Dan Morris will receive half a dozen from Clande Thomas at Paris; Walt -r Grater will take up seven or eight: W. A. Smith will bring in eight or ten of his that have been running out and others will increase their strings. The stakes of the New Louisville Jockey Club, which closed Saturday, were liberally patronized by local owners. Notwithstanding the fact that the Louisville situation is in the meshes of the I olitical net. there is little feeling of uneasiness here. That the meeting at Churchill Downs will be held as in past years is regarded as a certainty by those in a position to best understand the conditions existing in the Falls City. The fast iilly. Dora Neff. which was last season in the stable of Walter Grater, is t be trained by W. J. Young this season, ltora frff is owned by Henry Carter, of Athens. Ky., a farmer who .ach season sends a horse or two to the races. Through the carelessness, or it might have been ignorance, of an attendant, he came near losing Dora Neff. After the meeting here last fall it was apparent that the tilly needed firing. Trainer Orator, who was having for Latonia, turned the tilly back to Mr. Garter, who bad her fired. About three days after the iron was applied, the man in charge bathed the fillys legs in cold water. The tesult was blood iHiisoning and heroic treatment was necessary to her salvation. A veterinary who examined Iter recently, says she will stand training.

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