Gossip From Kentucky Training Grounds., Daily Racing Form, 1910-02-13


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¬ ¬ GOSSIP FROM KENTUCKY TRAINING GROUNDS Louisville Ky February 12 W 7 Young de clared his two Kentucky Derby candidates Mesmer izcr and Gallant Pirate out of the Canideu Handi cap at Lexington lie thought the big race at Lex ¬ ington was down for decision so early that it would not be possible to get them ready for a severe eon test and that hurrying them might Interfere with their preparationBoth Derby preparation Both are goodlooking colts and bid fair to train into useful threeyearolds Musmorlzer iri out of the famous Hcina the first mare to win the Brook lyn Handicap and is a son of Mesmerist the host twoyearold of his season Young is pleased with Douglas Park as a winter and spring training ground and says that as such the Louisville racing plant is uncqualcd in this country He expects to race some horses at Lex ington shipping them there just before the races begin but the bulk of his stable including his two Derby candidates will remain at Douglas Park until the windup of the coining spring meeting at Church ¬ ill Downs F A Forsythu says that in Mercer County where the horse is now located it Is understood that John A Drake is in earnest in regard to sending his groat horse Ort Wells to the races the coming season It seems that Enoch Wishard lately looked tins brother of Dick Welles over and concluded lie would again stand training and on his suggestion Ort Wells was entered in the Brighton Mile and other eastern events of the coming season The training of the horse will not interfere with his stud duties though of course he will not be asked us much as he was in 1907 1908 and 1909 Ort Wells will race this year if trainer Wishard gets him to the post as a nineyearold He has been oft the turf since a fouryearold though he was still in training in his fiveyearold form He will have a band of two yearolds racing with him this season and in this respect is following the footsteps of the stallion Macy which a few years ago was racing while his sons and daughters were also winning races The racesThe two most notable examples of horses racing after a stud season of recent years were the cases of Goldsmith and The Huguenot Both these horses showed more than flashes of their first greitness on the turf and the latter won a race at a mile in 140 at ton years of age AllanaDalc the Ken tucky Derby winner of 1902 won races after doing stud service but he was a much younger horse than Ort AVells is in 1910 Tho late General A Buford attempted to race the famous Enquirer after he had like Ort Wells been several years in the stud but liu never got him to the post except on one occa beaten shin and then the great horse was disgracefully Ort Wells may be as big a failure as Enquirer on his return to the turf but if he comes back with some of bis 1904 racing form he will be a trouble some quantity That year lie was a star in an era which was marked with such great horses as Herniis Broomstick Stalwart Delhi Irish Lad Africander Daingerficld Wnterboy Sborthose and Major Dain gerficld As a threeyearold lie won the Tidal Commonwealth Lawrence Realization and Brighton f Derby ran second in the Century and Advance Stakes and was third in the September Stakes t As a fouryearold he won the Brighton Mile in C 138 15 with 12G pounds up beating Beldame Delhi and Oxford and ran second in the Brighton Handicap at a mile and a quarter In 204 4fI with 125 pounds np to 103 pounds carried by the winner I Artful Behind him in that race were Beldame Monsieur Beaucaiiv Dolly Spanker Adbell and 1 Delhi His last start on the turf was in the Sara t heran toga Handicap won by Caughuawaga in which he ran unplaced 1

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