Speedy Sprinters to Meet Tomorrow: Falls City Handicap, Opening Day Feature at Churchill Downs, Presents Open Aspect, Daily Racing Form, 1914-10-08


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SPEEDY SPRINTERS TO MEET TOMORROW. Falls City Handicap, Opening Day Feature at Churchill Downs, Presents Open Aspect. Louisville, Ky.. October 7. A remarkable field of sprinters is expected to go to the post Friday in the Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs. This event is the big feature race of the opening of the eight-day meeting of the New Louisville Jockey Club, which will continue until Saturday, October 17, on which day the historic St. Lcger will be run. Two of the probable starters. Leochares and Bring-hurst, have both run the distance of this stake, three-quarters of a mile, in close to record time. Leochares has been over the route in 1:10. With the exception of Iron Mask, no American race horse bus run this distance so fast. Bringhurst holds the track record of 1:11 at Churchill Downs for the distance. Both of these horses are at present in excellent racing form. The top weight of the race, Buckhorn, has also run some fast six-furlong races, he having a record of 1:11. with 119 lwunds up. His stable companion, Helen Barbee, has run six furlongs in 1:11, while Leo Skolny. also in this stable, recently was second to Pan Zarcta in 1:11, and upon that occasion he beat Leochares. Back Bay has the distinction of having defeated Pan Zareta on several occasions this season and has a record of 1:11. A fast horse that is entered for the Falls City Handicap, but which probably will not start, is Hawthorn. His owner, C. F. Buschemeyer, is not in favor of attempting to race him again this fall in tltls climate on account of the thickness of his wind, the son of Hastings being undoubtedly affected in this respect. He is now thinking of sending the big gelding in charge of some competent trainer to the Juarez course in Mexico to race the coming winter, as that climate is greatly beneficial to horses afflicted as Hawthorn is. He will not. fully make up his mind until after the Latonia" autumn meeting is over, hut he has the notion that Juarez is about the only place that Hawthorn will ever have a chance to race brilliantly again. Pun Zareta, one of the star sprinters of the year, was not entered in this stake for the reason that II. S. Newman had no idea of coming to Kentucky with his horses when it closed. She will probably meet the winner of the race in some of the overnight purse races to be run during the racing at the Downs, as Newman intends to start her several times during the meeting. At the conclusion of the racing at the Downs, he will shin her and the" rest of his String to the Newman ranch in Texas. He now has only four horses at the Downs, the others being Don Cortez, Bens Brother and Josetina Zarate. While there, he will take up some yearlings and select enough out of their collection to till out a carload, which will be shipped the last of the month to the Jockey Club Juarez track in Mexico. The Newmans have twenty-two yearlings this season from which to pick their two-VMur-old stable for 1915. They are about equally divided between colts and fillies and are all the get of that successful son of Hanover, Abe Frank. Before leaving Canada trainer Newman disposed of Uncle Ben. He won several races witli this horse on the Canadian circuit tracks, but he had become erratic and Newman is not fond of any horse that runs disappointingly for him when he expects such a horse to give a good performance. Uncle Ben disappointed him badly upon several occasions while racing in the Dominion, and so when the opportunity offered itself, he let the gelding o. There will be twenty-three pari-mutuel machines in operation at Churchill Downs during the coining meeting. These will embrace three 5 devices, one place, one straight and one show; three 0 machines of the same denomination six devices, two straight, two place and two show; and eleven machines, four straight, three place and four show. This will entail the employment of twenty-three ticket sellers and the same number of cashiers. It. L. Rogers sold yesterday to Gus Gannon of Brooktield, Mo., his three-year-old, Ilarwood. Gannon bought the son of Frontenec to race at minor meetings through Missouri. This leaves Rogers with only Trojan Belle in his stable aud this mare he is getting ready to race during the coming meeting at the Downs and Latonia aud then intends shipping her to Mexico for winter racing. She did well at Juarez last season and is at present looking lietter than she has since last fall. J. S. Hawkins, owner of Chalmers, has four likely yearlings this season in training. One is a chest nut filly out of the dam of Chalmers, which is still owned by her breeders, Clay Bros., who did not let her go when she was knocked down in the recent sale at Lexington. .Mr. Hawkins other youngsters are a bay lilly by Hastings, a bay colt by Frontenac, and a bay lilly by Marta Santa. The latter is a sister to Martha Lee and Is regarded by the Lexington trainer as one of the most promising yearling lillies he has ever handled. Trainer J. D. Adkius says this will lie Helen Barbees last year on the turf. He is anxious to round out her racing record to at least forty wins. She has already won thirty-eight races and is in excellent form. When he mates her in the spring of 1915. it likely will be to her great stable companion, Buckhorn.

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