Timely Gossip from Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-15


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TIMELY GOSSIP FROM KEUTUCKY, Louisville, Ky., October 14. Trainer John Walters anticipates giving the brilliant three-year-old. Great Britain, a trying work-out within the next day or two and if the son of The Commoner appears to have all his dash and speed, G. M. Hendries crack will start in the Falls City Handicap, six furlongs, here next Saturday. Walters has some fear that the long races Great Britain ran during the close of his campaign in Canada may have dulled his speed, and then again he has been especially iwinting the colt for his engagement in the ,000 Autumn Inaugural Handicap, one mile and a sixteenth, the feature of the opening day of the Latonia meeting next Monday. Walters does not doubt that Great Britain will be in superb condition for his Latonia engagement and he is now regarded as a sure starter. Great Britain appears strong and lusty. A great many good judges think this Canadian-owned colt Is the best three-year-old at any distance now in training and believe that he is as capable of holding his own iu a short race like the Falls City Handicap as wldl as over the mile and a sixteenth course, the distance of Laton ias first big event this fall. J. O. Keene and T. C. McDowell spent Sunday in Lexington working out the yearlings that they have there. None went quarters faster than 25, owing to the heavy condition of the Kentucky Association track. They report that all the yearlings look good and seem to be doing well in their first training. Keene says the Oddfellow colts he has in charge are unusually large and are all around the best looking band of youngsters raised at J. X. Camdens Hartland Farm since he has been trainer for that establishment. Amos Turney, owner of Horron. Kleburne and other good horses, while at Lexington Sunday purchased two more yearling colts. These he secured from John Nichols and they are both by Transvaal, a son of Commando. He seems well pleased with his latest purchase. Trainer Dan Lehan lias the speedv sprinter, Casey Jones, about up to a race, but will not enter him until lie hears from owner A. P. Humphrey, Jr.. who Is now in Virginia. Lehan is disinclined to start the son of Royal Flush III. in the Falls City Handicap next Saturday, as he does not think he is quite up to contesting with such flyers as will engage in this event. If he does not start in this stake, he will not carry colors until the Latonia meeting. Casey Jones has not raced since he won a six furlongs race in 1:12 with 114 pounds up at Latonia last July. Trainer Charles Rills has received a letter from W. O. Joplin in which that Kentucky turfman stated he would not return west again this fall, having decided to ship his stable, now at Laurel, to Baltimore and then to Norfolk. Va.. at the close of racing in Maryland. He informed Hills that he had been meeting with fair success during the Maryland racing season. Trainer J. W. May has so far gathered together eight yearlings from which to secure his two-year-old racing string for 1914 and has these youngsters at present at the Kentucky Association track at Lexington. C. T. Worthington, owner of that speedy filly. Theresa Gill, is interested with May in the ownership of these youngsters. O. A. Bianchi bought Hocnir from trainer C. W. Carroll, acting for A. B. Sprcckels, a day or two ago, on the strength of a promising work-out of five-eighths in 1:00. Trainer Carroll is endeavoring to weed out the big string he has here in charge, but has so far disposed of only two of the fifteen horses shipped here by Mr. Spreckels. Those he does not sell privately he will ship from Latonia to Juarez, where they will he joined by a dozen or more yearlings that will he sent there ear.ly in November from the Napa Stock Farm in California. Having such a big baud of yearlings to look after and develop during the coming winter is the reason trainer Carroll is endeavoring to reduce the big string he has in training here. A horse that is now going promisingly in his training at Churchill Downs is the four-year-old Vanir, a stable companion of the good filily. Floral Park. This ood horse won the ,000 Coeur dAIcne Derby last season and ran a number of other good races. F. J. Grefer thinks he is gradually coming back to his best form and from appearance Vanir looks as if lie will stand continued training and much racing iu the near future. Because he was under suspicion, his owners made no stake engagements for Vanir in Kentucky this fall. If he goes through the winter in good condition he will he entered for the important stakes of 1914. T. P. Hayes does not own a single yearling. A colt by Galveston, out of his mare Lady Stratlimoro, died and a colt by McGee Lottie Darr, got Ids foot caught in a fence and crippled himself. His remaining mares. Miss Mae Day, Sans Pareil II.. Lillie Turner and Algie M.. did not produce last year. Al-gie M.. dam of the Kentucky Derby winner, Donerail. is in foal to Peep oDay, while Miss Mae Day and Lillie Turner are in foal to Ballot, Lady Strathmore to Peep oDay. Lottie Darr to Toddington and Sans Pareil II. to McGee. It is the first time in Hayes experience as a breeder that his mares have no yearling or weanling foals living.

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