C. K. G. Billings to be Big Factor: Noted Millionaire to Turn His Attention to Racing of Thoroughbreds on Big Scale, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-06


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C. K. G. BILLINGS TO BE BIG FACTOR. Noted Millionaire to Turn His Attention to Racing of Thoroughbreds on Big Scale. New York, December 5. Charles K. G. Billings, whose interest in thoroughbred racing was aroused by the Piping Bock Subscription races, will be a big factor in the sport next season, according to reports being circulated among the horsemen. Mr. Billings long Is been Identified with trotting and for years has spent money freely in order to get lkjssesslon of the best "steppers" in the country. He owns the record breaking Uhlan and other fast trotters. Next season he will abandon the racing end of trotting and will sell sucli horses as he does not require for his favorite pursuit of horseback riding, according to rejiort. Tor thoroughbred racing he lias formed a partnership with Frederick Johnson, owner of the great handicap horses Cock o the Walk iilid Light O M Life. Before the hunt meetings ended last season Mr. Johnson presented another smart handicap performer, Reybourn, to Mr. Billings. There are some good two-year-olds in the Johnson stable and Mr. Billings also has some youngsters. It is understood that the stable will be increased anil strengthened materially before the opening of next season and the new firm is likely to prove a formidable bidder for first honors on the turf. Methods of the trotting turf may be tried in conditioning the horses for their races, as Dr. Tanner, who had charge of Mr. Hillings trotters, will lie the trainer for the partners. This leaves J. P. Mavberry. who trained last year for Mr. Johnson, open for an engagement.

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