Timely Gossip from Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-16


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TIMELY GOSSIP PROM KENTUCKY. Louisville, Ky., October 15. Samuel K. Meyer. Adair and Bakers good gelding, qualified for his engagement next Monday at Latonia in the ,000 Autumn Inaugural Handicap, when in defeating good opposition at the Downs last Monday he ran a mile and an eighth iu 1:51. which is within one-fifth of a secoud of the track record at that course, held by his stable companion. High Private, also an eligible for Latouias opening day event. This gelding has improved with age. He was only a fair two-year-old, aud it was not until he was a three-year-old that lie showed anything like the good form that now marks his racing. Samuel R. Meyer was developed by Theo Abadie, who bought him as a yearling at public sale in 1910 for 75. Abadie sold several of his good old horses that fall and invested the proceeds in yearlings. It turned out to be a by no means bad move, as iu addition to this good son of Handsel he also got out of that band Tom King, a horse he still owns. After winning a number of races with these two horses, Abadie sold Samuel R. Meyer to his present owners , for about ,000. The indications now are that it will be a good I field that will face the starter for the Autumn Inaugural Handicap at Latonia next Monday. It seems ! reasonably sure that, iu addition to Samuel R. Meyer, Great Britain, Helios, Donerail, Buckhoru, Prince Hermis, Lcochares, Kleburne and perhaps I Horron will be among the starters. This will be the last stake event fo the older horses this season in ; Kentucky at as short a distance as one mile arid a sixteenth. G. B. .Morris has concluded not to ship Kiva and i the rest of his string to Dallas with the Newman ; horses aud will race at Latonia. He will ship to Juarez next month on the big special train which 1 will leave Latonia two days after the close of the : meeting there for the Mexican course. The Newman ! horses will go to Dallas, as already scheduled, this week. W. G. Yanke has bought no yearlings so" far fids season, but he expects to add some to his stable before he goes to California at the close of the coming Latonia meeting. Yanke met with good success with ; 1 the yearlings in which he invested last fall. His good winners First Cherry and Gladys Y., both of which are by Miller, lie bought privately at reasonable prices,- while of the youngsters he picked up at the public sales, Korfhage and Old Ben have turned out well. lie paid 25 for Old Ben and 1913.sh50 for Korfhage. These promise to develop into useful three-year-olds next season and Old Ben is ,of the sort that may figure in the .Stake class at that age, especially over a considerable distance of ground. Trainer Jack Kecne has been trying to trade Seymour Veiller a yearling filly by Mazagan for the 1 breeding qualities of the fast filly, Mrs. Gamp, Veiller to retain the latter as long as she is able to race and turn her over to Kecne when her career on the turf is ended. The Camden trainer is a great believer in marcs for the stud that have dazzling speed and this qualification Mrs. Gamp possesses to a marked degree. Veiller is not much disposed to sell Mrs. Gamp and unless he can make a good trade for some horse that just suits him for her breeding qualities when she is through with racing, he will retain her and mate her with some good "sire when she finally retires from the turf. He might make a deal with Kecne if the latter would be willing to ; lo let Bonne Chance go out of his stable, but the Camden trainer has always been sweet on that gelding and regards him at one of the surest bread-winners in his string. Veiller thinks this son i of Orsini would make a useful horse for the Jockey Club Juarez meeting the comiug winter. However, he is going to Lexington next Sunday with trainer Keene to look at the filly the latter has offered 1 him in trade for the breeding qualities of Mrs. Gamp. Keene may not go to the Juarez track next winter but in case he does not take a string there he will send some horses that will be divided : I among various trainers. The Camden representation i at the Mexico track next winter will be the biggest that turfman has ever shipjied to a winter course. Jockey J. Kederis, who has been riding at the local tracks in brilliant form, especially at Churchill - Downs, is taking no mounts whatever in two-year-old races. The western rider does, not fancy the hustle and bustle necessary at the post in such sprint races and trainer Mose Goldblatt is not even asking ; him to ride the two-year-olds in the J. Livingston J siring, which explains why .1. Henry had the mount t on Anytime in that performers winning race last t Saturday. Kederis has improved amazingly in i form in racing at a mile and over, he having apparently - made a successful study of pace. Willie Griner, James Evermans stable rider, is ; anotTier boy who has shown marked improvement iu i jockeyship at the local track. Good judges pro-diet . that if he does not grow heavy too fast he will make a name for himself. E. Martin lias done little : in the saddle of late, but his poor showing is due . to the indifferent mounts he lias accepted. T. C. McDowell, for whom Martin is now riding regularly, , nas not had the same class of starters for the boy to ride that he sent to the post last summer.

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