Brilliant Racing in Sight for Downs: New Louisville Jockey Clubs Meeting to Open Friday with Promising Prospects, Daily Racing Form, 1914-10-06


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BRILLIANT RACING IN SIGHT FOR DOWNS. Now Louisville Jockey Clubs Meeting to Open Friday with Premising Prospects. Louisville, Ky., October 5. Everything is in readiness for the opening of the New Louisville Jockey Clubs meeting at Churchill Downs next Friday. Lntries for the opening day of the meeting will close at the Downs Thursday morning at 10:30. President Charles F. Grainger and Treasurer II. C. Applegate are attendiu" to all the details of the reopening, and throughout the meeting at the Downs this fall, in the absence of Manager M. J. Whin, whose presence is now necessary at the Laurel track in Maryland, where the parl-mutuel system of betting is being employed for the first time. Mr. Grainger lias just returned from Laurel, where he went to pay Manager Winn a visit and see the operation of the mutuel system, the machines at that plant having been furnished by the Louisville concern of which he is the head. The success of the recent meetings at Lexington and Douglas Park indicates that, the meeting at the Downs this fall will be brilliantly successful, as no track in all America is more lwpular than the great racing plant operated by the New Louisville jockey Club. The stables at the Downs are now rapidly filling with horses which have been quartered at Douglas Park. Those strings that did not move over to the Downs Immediately after the close of the meeting will be transferred in a day or two. There are no two tracks in the country that can give horsemen better stable accommodations than the local plants, as they are so close together that even if a turfman desires to quarter his horses at one track while racing is going on at the other, he can do so with little inconvenience. P. T. China announced yesterday that ho would ask for stable room for at least twenty horses owned by Jefferson Livingston, at Juarez for the winter meeting of one hundred or more days at that plant, beginning Thanksgiving Day. November 20. Some of the English horses that will be raced in the colors of J. Kelly will be tried out in races at the Downs this fall. These horses were raced in England by Emil Ilerz and he sold them to Kelly, because being a German subject, he can not leave that country. But for this, it is likely that he would not have uarted with his horses. H. It. Brandt, trainer of Mr. Livingstons Kentucky racing stable, has sold the two-year-old. Fred Baxter, and the well-known four-year-old. Foundation, for which Mr. Livingston paid a big price at Latonia when that performer was a three-year-old. Brandt thinks Foundation will not stand training and racing again without a years let-up. and as he desires to weed .out. from this string all the dead racing material lie ldt -the vson-of Nasturtium go for a nominal figure. Foundation lias been a great disappointment shice. he won the Blue Grass Stakes at Lexington In sucji. sensational form, as to make hhn one q the choices In the Kentucky Derby of last year. So highly was he then regarded that as good a judge as John W. Schorr sent a commissioner to Lexington to buy him if .0,000 would secure him. The four-year-old still holds the Douglas Park track record of 1:44 for one mile and a sixteenth. J. G. Greener lias arrived here from his farm in Tennessee to take in the Churchill Downs meeting and see in action Martinos and other horses that .1. W. May trains for him. The latter has two yearlings owned by Mr. Greener, which are the first and last of the get of his noted horse. Countless, .now dead. They are both promising and hold their own in appearance with auy yearlings now quartered at either of the local tracks. Trainer May also has a likely yearling filly in his stable, purchased privately from a Tennessee breeder, W. C. Franklin. She is by My Boy, out of the good race mare Treniona, by Fremont. The once famous jockey, Herman Kadtke. who did his last riding in Germany for Baron Oppen-lieimer, is now here and intends to get together a small stable and take out a trainers license. Itadtke was at one time one of the stars of the iockey profession, and when under contract with trainer J. O. Keene. who now has charge of Senat r J. N. Camdens stable, was so much sought after that P. J. Kaiuey. who was then racing, paid Keene 0,000 for the papers he held on the boy. Itadtke has outgrown all chances of ever riding again, but he had some experience in training in Germany under the noted James McConnack, who is now dead. Trainer Kay Spenee lias decided to ship five of the members of his stable at the conclusion of the Churchill Downs fall meeting to the Juarez track in Mexico and rest them until the winter meeting begins there. With the other four horses including Hodge and Furlon lie will race out the sea-o" on the Kentucky tracks and then ship them to Juarez at the conclusion of the Latonia fall meeting. The horses he will send early to Juarez are Osaple. Nannie McDee. Commaureta. Four Aces and Jack Uiddley. Hodge is coming along promisingly at present in training and Spence expects to be able to race him during the Downs meeting and several times at Latonia. He does not now appear to have experienced any ill effects from a severe hemorrhage he sustained about a month ago. The window poster for the coming fall meeting of the New Lousville Jockey Club is beautiful aud artistic, being embellished with a handsome likeness in natural colors of Old Rosebud, winner of the Kentucky Derby last spring, in the record time of 2:0.! for that race. Old Rosebud is now turned out at a farm near Lexington aud has been fired in Ixith front legs. Trainer F. D. Weir says that with a winters rest and the care the great gelding is now receiving, he anticipates that he will come back to the turf next season and perform brillianMy as a four-year-old. II. C. Applegate, treasurer of the New Ixmisville Jockey Club aud one of the chief owners of Old Rosebud, thinks that the treatment the son of Uncle has received will prove vastly beneficial to him. and he has great confidence that he will return to the turf next season and stand the severest sort of preparation. He will make a bid next season for such great stakes as the Kentucky, Clark, Suburban and Brooklyn Handicaps. Trainer J. H. Baker did not start Dr. Samuel in the Louisville Cup last Saturday at Douglas Park, as he thought he was hardly up to such a race, but he is making every effort to get the Canadian Derbv winner to the post at the Downs this fall in the St. Leger Handicap, two miles and a quarter, the feature race of the New Louisville Jockey Club meeting to be decided on the closing day of the season here. Great Britain is also engaged in that event anil it is expected that he will have to pick up a little more weight than he carried in the Louisville Cup. These two performers alone ensure a great contest in the St. Leger, and there are several other stayers that are receiving special preparation for this event. An innovation is likely to be introduced bv Manager John Hachnieister during the eighteen days of the autumn meeting at Latonia. October 10-Novem-ber 7. He has In mind a new track rule requiring all stable hands who lead horses from the barns to the paddock preparatory to those ierfornirs racing that day. to wear a white jacket with a number in bold figures on same corresponding to that horses position on the program card. Boys warming the horses up on the track for their race will also be compelled to wear similar jackets. Spectators will thus be enabled to pick out any horse; engaged in the race at a glance. The present system providing for numbers attached to the bridle bits of the horses in the paddock, has proven by no means perfect. Great Britain is the eighth winner produced by his dam, the famous mare Touch Not. The Louis- vilie Cup winner has a handsome weanling brother at Edenwold Farm, which is regarded by W. O. Parmer as the equal of any colt of his age in size and general conformation to be found at any breeding farm in all America. G. M. Ilendrie. the owner of Great Britain, has a half interest in this youngster aud he will likely become a member of the Canadian turfmans racing stable at the proper age. George Van Benschoten. who last rode in Germany for Baron Oppenheimer. is here now, and. recently, coining of age. inherited some money which he intends to invest In a small racing stable t campaign the coming winter at Juarez. He can never ride again, as he now weighs more than 130 pounds, but during the coming meeting at Churchill Downs he will apply to the Kentucky Racing Commission for a trainers- license.

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