Gross To Ride For A. L. Aste.: Owner of Ten Point Engages Jockey for His Stable--Kentucky Gossip., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-23


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GROSS TO RIDE FOR A L ASTE Owner of Ten Point Engages Jockey for His Stable Kentucky Gossip Louisville Ky May 22 Ten Point A L Astes noted threeyearold worked a mile in 144 at Douglas Park a day or two ago in preparation for his engagement in the 15000 Kentucky Handicap to be run next Monday as the feature of the opening of the twelvedays spring meeting at Douglas Park The sou of Jack Point is not a wwrk horse but IM trial shows that be Is in good form as he rai throughout this mile even more generously than usual when sent along by himself Mr Aste has seciuvd first call tin the California rider Charles Gross and that jockey will pilot Ten Point in the big race next Monday MondayThe The Kentucky Derby winner Donerall 0110 of the favorites for tho big race worked faster than any of the candidates that were on the tracks yesterday His work was done at Douglas Park and he went a mile in 142 He appears to be in perfect condi ¬ tion and seemingly is even better than 1m was on Kentucky Derby day when he established a new track record of 1201 at Churchill Downs for a inll and a quarter which is also the distance of Douglas Parks big race raceThe The Kentucky Handicap is now the chief subject of turf gossip and tho students of public form are entertaining themselves by speculating on the prob ¬ able winner of this the richest of all the spring and summer stakes From present calculations the at ¬ tendance iioxt Monday at Douglas Park will beat all records for that course courseThere There was some sharp work at Chuchill Downs yesterday by the crack tillies engaged In the Ken ¬ tucky Oaks which is to be decided next Saturday the closing day of the Downs meeting Floral Park went a mile in 140 evenly rated throughout Ocean Blue went a mile in 142 and is regarded as a sure starter in the Oaks Christmas Star was sent five furlongs in 101 pulled up Gowell having raced the day before was only slowly cantered Shi appeared to have come out of her Tuesdays per ¬ formance in good shape shapeThe The most sensational work yesterday at either track was by I1L K Knapps crack fouryearold illy Sprite This lilly unbeaten so far this season went threequarters in 1 12 at Douglas Park running the first five furlongs hi 105 It is worthy of note in connection with this remarkable trial that the Douglas Park track Is lightning fast this season seasonJ J B Maylow Hickey Clohers promising two yearold in trainer Lige Brewsters stable came out of his recent race at the Downs with a bad cut on his left hind leg The injury is not serious but it is sullicient to keep the son of Sir Wilfred from facng the barrier for the next ten days or two weeks weeksII II C Hallenbeck returned to New York yesterday but will be back before the spring and summer sea ¬ son is over on the Kentucky tracks He is building a 2000000 business building in New York City aul progress in the erection of that structure requires his personal Attention Trainer Frank M Taylor will transfer the Hallenbeck string to Douglas Park Saturday He has decided to dispose of live mem ¬ bers of his stable Prince Gal Recompense Sir Marion Sir Denrah and Blue Thistle They will be sold privately Taylor is selling these performers to make room for Other horsas that he desires to add to the Hallenbeck string if lie can secure them for fairly reasonable prices pricesTrainer Trainer W J Speirs will not send Labold to tba iwst In the Kentucky Handicap He has no fault to find with the weight secretary Maginn gave that performer in the race 100 pounds but he does not think the son of Gold Heels is up to a race at a mile and a quarter as he has bad no chance to race Labold as yet this season The horse is training well and looking fine and probably will give a good account of himself this season seasonEarl Earl Linnell shipped his five horses Love Day Amon Ymlr Osaple and Maddallne with W C Clancys string to Canada yesterday He failed to win a race 011 the Kentucky tracks but his horses were placed several times and when Yinir last started Yankee Notions only beat him a head Lin ¬ nell will doubtless have a prosi erous season on the Canadian tracks though he will miss the services of C Gross as a rider sincu that jockey has now tied up with A L Aste AsteWoodford Woodford Clays stable of horses including Ocean Blue Roaincr and others will remain in Kentucky to race at Douglas Park and Latonia and will make the Fort Erie and AVindsor meetings in Canada before going to Saratoga Trainer French Brooks now has the horses of the Woodford County turfman looking extra well and they will undoubtedly win their share of races before the season is over overSuperintendent Superintendent Frank Keegan lias just put in at Churchill Downs by instruction of Manager M J Winn eight new water reducers to be used Sirotiuj the stables at that plant in case of fire It is pos slble now to call almost the entire fire department to the grounds on a few minutes notice and attach the hose to tho various water plugs scattered around the course courseTrainer Trainer John Walters has G M Hendrles Latonia Derby candidate Great Britain going along well in his work at Douglas Park The son of The Com ¬ moner lias not worked threequarters faster than 118 since he was brought here from Tennessee but AValters is training him carefully with long slow gallops and will probably get him to the post during the Douglas Park meeting in a couple of races to tit him for his engagement in the mile and a half Latonia Derby Great Britain apparently has all the speed which marked his running as a twoyearold last season and he has filled out and grown considerably Walters is reticent about the colts ability lie is anxious to race him a time or two in order to secure a line on his staying power Good Judges think the Hendrie colt will cover the Derby course in creditable style styleRichard Richard Wilson stopped over at the local tracks vesterday on his way home to Lexington from South ¬ ern Kentucky He is buying thoroughbred horses for United States Army service He could not find a single horse of this character which could be pur ¬ chased at Churchill Downs or Douglas Park

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