Will Try to Break Two-Mile Record: Secretary Davis Exerting Himself to Regain Mark for Churchill Downs at Coming Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-27


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WILL TRY TO BRrAK TWO-MILE RECORD. Secretary Davis Exerting Himself to Regain Mark for Churchill Downs at Coming Meeting. Louisville. Ky.. September 2t . — Among the races carded daring the last two weeks of the fall Meeting at Churchill Downs is a two-mile dash. Secretary Lyman H. Davis is exerting himself to make this a feature contest, over the Downs coarse, on May 28, 1987, moie than thirty-three years ago, the remark a- Ide racer. McWhorter. in the Clark Stakes, set a new American mark. 2:30%, for the distance of two miles. On the following day the mighty Ten Broeek vent against the watch over the same route and set the two -mile time mark a; 3:27%. These performances still stand as the track records at Churchill Downs am leu Broecks time stood as an American record for twenty-one years. On the same day that McWhorter woo the Clark Slakes Courier ran two miles in 3:31%. the fasiest time on this track with the exception id the time made by McWhorter ami Tin Brock. Below will lie found a few of the fastest two-mile ruces run to date in America: Fitz Herbert in 1900, 3:23$. Judge Denny, in 1808. ■• - • ■. Tm Broeek. in iv?7. 3:27%. Newton, in 1803, :.:27 -. Wiltliuoor. in ISS2. 3:2*. Bushwhacker, in lssi. :!:."0. Mewhbrtor. in ls*7. 3::so%. Of the seven star performances at two miles in the history of American racing, two were scored at Churchill Down-. This explains Secretary Davis eagerness for a Inillianl race at Ihis distance this fall, it is the ambition of Secretary Davis to see the American record again restored to Churchill 1 jo* lis. The probable starlets in this n will likely include Mamie Algol. Azo, old Honesty, The Peer. Joe Morris, Pinkola. Kellnf and Boral Report. Though the track was a trifle slow today several good trials took place. The performances attracting fbe most attention were those of Bye White, Nimbus and Trance. Bach worked six fwliaags. Bye White doing it easily in 1:18, Nimbus, hard held, did it in 1 :30. Trance, stowed to a walk, pulled up in 1:21. Other works were ;;s follows: Athie W. -Five-eighths in 1 :i7. Bariej thorpe Hair mile in 51. rear Mlli in 1 •"•■" Embellish Five .Isliil * In 1:08. Boyoc Five eighths in 1 :0S. Foil! M le iii 1 : is. Foursome — Five-eighths lu 1:02|. / Croat Heavens — Thlw pis I Is IS in 1:17, mile iu 1:47 anil mile and one-eighth in 2:01. May Amelia — Tnree-unartem in 1 : lit, easily. prince Dal — Seven-eighths in 1:001. Bed htlaw — Half mile in 32; Reiiuf — Seven-eighths in 1:38. Bobert Powell — 1 ive-eightus in 1:07. Sister Madeline -Half mile in 54. Slowfoot — Flve-elghtha in 1:04S. Tiie Fad — Half mile in 53. The Pippin — Three-quarters in 1:22. Zooia — Thiec qaaitrra in 1:20. W. T. Anderson arrived from Saratoga with seven horses, Including Jacqneiina, Helen Barl.ee. Suffra-fiist and Spohn. II. It. Brandt is coming with eight racers. Some of his horses June been racing at Lexington, a suing them Harrigan. The hay yearling tiily by Star Shoot— Merit, by Fsher. brought here from the east by Peter Winimer. died today of lockjaw. She was injured Saturday by collision witli a post at the Downs and a splinter eighteen baches long was found imbedded in her left breast. The betting ring at the Downs will lie equipped this fall with three straight, place and show 3 pari-mutuel machines, three 0 straight, place and ■how machines, three straight, place and show and six *2 machines, straight, place and show. These, with the two combination boxes, which will ho operated as at l.atonia hist summer, one being for two-horse comb ina I imis and tile Other for three-horse Combinations, will make a total of seventeen devices. A new time indicator has been instill--d at the Downs at the Instigation of timer Ltndettbcrger. A second device lias been ordered by General Manager Winn for Juarez. Hex., where a 100-daye meeting will begin Thanksgiving Day. This indicator is fashioned after the one in use at l.atonia. "Doe" Street t. for years a trainer of eastolTs from J. It. Kee ties stable, was at the Downs today. Hi is on the lookout for a "busk" horse, one that is sound and can sprint and stay as well. He will pav ,000 for a horse of this description. Albert Terr.-i7.as has notified Colonel Winn that he has arranged upon his own initiative .1 special train to proceed weekly from Juarez. Mex.. to tie-ranches owned by himself and his father in Chihuahua. This is to enable horsemen and others at Juarez to devote the off-day of each weeks racing to pigeon snooting, bear bunting and oilier forma of amusement. The train will leave Juarez every Sunday evening at six oclock, arriving at its destination early the following morning thus affording the travelers ;! solid days banting. The Terrazas estate is one of the largest in the world and the rider Terrazas is extremely wealthy. This concession is one of extraordinary novelty. Among the horses brought from Sheepshead Bay to the Downs by James Itlute are Bfeetagon and Frances Bay. Dave Nieol thinks now that he will he able to ride at ins pounds. This is as lew as he could scale the last season he rode for Fred Cook upon such horses as English Lad, George C. Dennett and Lawrence 1. Daley. L011 Johnson lias made two additions to his string — Bedwine, which be bought from Phi] Ckinn, and Colston, bought at the Forsyth* sale at Lexington. He now has six two-year-olds. These he will race here and at l.atonia. Then lie will ship to Juarez for the wiut»r. His purpose is to have at the beginning of next year a stable of three-year olds. At present lie does not possess an older horse. Johnson says his experience has been thai he has had better racing success in the winter when iie conducts an active campaign than when he permits his horses to rest for an Indefinite period. The "railbirds" at Doui.lan Park will not concede that the eastern cracks now bere for the fall meeting at the Downs will capture all of the selling 1 rents. They say the eastern racers will have to sittle with Ed Trotters Kyebrisht and Dr. Holz-berg. both of which racers have seemingly been benefited by a rest this summer. Until Mr. Trotter returned from Canada W. . Westmoreland, trainer for p. J. Pons, looked after Kyebright and Dr. Hohtberg. ITllgft Elrod. who has charge of all the Kentucky betting rings, came today from Lexington. He says the volume of speculation there is entirely satisfactory. This means greater meetings, he says, at Churchill Downs and l.atonia. Mr. Elrod will bring to Louisville next Thursday night the pari-mntnel devices in use at Lexington. As usual, he will run rrom Lexington the Elrod special, and there is certain to be on board a big crowd. Last spring trainer George Ham had twenty-eight horses quartered at Whurcnlll Downs for the two Nashville turfmen. George H. Hollo and William Oorst. This fall lie lias only applied for stable room for eight horses. Since spring lie has turned out and otherwise disposed of twenty racers. The hors.-s trainer Hani will bring here for the fall meeting are Ilanbridge. Colloquy. Amerlcaneer, Idleweias, Donau, Lilly Bodemer, Snreget and Minnie Wendle. Of these, seven only are ready to race, as he is just preparing to take up Donau. and does not expect to g-l him ready before winter rai lag ti-gins. The strings best early winner this year was Donau. but daring the summer Hanbridg* has been tbe chief reliance of the stable. He will carry the Holle rotors in the St. Leger Handicap 011 opening day here. w. F. Ichnites grand -looking tjhres year aid, King Olympian, i: again doing slow work at Churchill Downs, ami trainer Broaks expects to get him read] to do some racing this fall. Mr. Schulte raised two yearlings this season. !• has a half-brother to King oij amlan hy ids own haras. Batta, ami he has a tilly by George J. Longs Eqgllah-bred horse. Sem-pioniiis out of hii young stare, Grand Mary, this tilly lieing the hitters lirs! foal. .Mr. Schulte has been sticking close p. Ids farm since he returned from Saratoga. He has a nice bunch of weanlings. Several are the get of tin- Kentucky Derby winner. Sir Hnon. F. .1. Pons stable Is well provided witii Jockeys, He has no less than »ix under contract, incliidin: the tw.i GriShi boys, Michael am! Edward; C. Boss, Micb-iel OConnor. Walter Branson ami Mlefeaci Henry. F. Orilhn has not joined the, stable and is still at his home in Chicago, but the other riders named are now with trainer Westmoreland at the Downs. Dr. T«li»o1 says he has been called li|n n to fire fewer horses this fall than any season in his previous STpwIean at two trucks with as many horses as ST* now housed at Churchill DoWBS an. Douglas Pan. The young hors.-s around lure in training this season are unusually free from leg trouble, which, trainers say, is due in a reat measure to the excellent condition of the tracks they are worked over. .1. M. Thornton, the oldest turfman in Jefferson County, celebrated his birthday last week. He is past eighty-five years old and is still able to make 1 lie rounds in tin- early morning training hours anil note the work of the horses. This veteran turfman saw Gray Eagle and Wagner run their famous races and has never miner d a Kentucky Derby in the long history of that race. He witnessed King Alfonso defeat Ten Broeek in the first Kentucky St. Leger and will be on hand to see this great event revived on Saturday next. Thornton trained in days gone by many famous horses, but of late years l is training operations have been conliued to breaking yearlings. The nine yearlings owned by George J. Long that have been at Chare hill Downs since last July will be transferred to Bashford Manor Farm and qaar-ttcred there until the coming fall meeting at Churchill Downs is ended. They will then be returned to their obi quarters at the Downs and the eight fillies raised by the Louisville representative of the Kentucky State Racing Commission will also be taken up and put into training. Secretary Davis has provided quarters at Douglas Dark for any yearlings trainers may desire to keep with their stables this fall, and F. J. Pons big bunch and Henderson and Hogana band of twenty are already quartered there. A good many of the youngsters sold at the Lexington sale are reasonably sure to come here.

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