Churchill Downs Lively: Derby Candidates Among the Horses Now Being Given Slow Work, Daily Racing Form, 1916-03-28


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| , . J : . - 1 t - 1 . 1 CHURCHI1L DOWNS LIVELY DERBY CANDIDATES AMONG THE HORSES NOW BEING GIVEN SLOW WORK. Gillier and Big; Smoke Show Well in Exerci-.e — II. P, Whitneys Lembcrg — Blue Girl Filly a Fast One — Horses Given Away, Loui ville. Ky.. March 27.— The latest and best Work of the Kentucky Derby candidates in training here is to the credit of Cillies. owned by .1. P.. Msdden, and T. C Bradley and Co.s Big Smoke. The latter covered five-eighths in l:0Stf, in an try gallop, while Cillies went three quarters in 1:21. The hitter was followed in his workout by a maiden three year-old in the Madden stable, a brother to Weber and Wards Solar Star, while Pig Smoke ditl his work without company. While this shows rather slow time it indicates that both of these tw.. .rear ol.N are training kindly and will soon be iu condition to step a mile, which will be followed by sufficient training to shortly get them ready to go the latter distance at nearly a racing lip. T. C. Bradleys partner in his new breeding business is Andrew Mown. an. The former, who is sheriff of Fayette county, Kentucky, has as a partner in tin- nu lag of Big Smoke ami his other Derby candidate, Pockiehoe, tin- skillful trainer. Will Wallace, who developed these two two year ..ids from their ..failing form up and will fit them to fill their Kentucky Derby ami other engagements this season. Wallace is known to the turf as a trainer in former years of such good horses as The Commoner. The Winner, Reap and The Widow Moon, to say nothing of many oiler good winners. He has always been one of the most skillful as well as adventurous trainers in the running horse business. For instance, when he only had in cash 85,814, he put up the ,000 to buy The Commoner and as a consequence hail only enough left to buy a few meals with. He raced that horse, however, with great success ami when the son of Hanover had to b- retired sold him at public sale for 88,835. At that, he would have done even far better had he lit Id 0:1 to The Commoner a little longer, as a few weeks after lie disposed of him the new owners of the horse sold him to the late General W. II. Jack-BOD. of Bell" Meade Farm in Tennessee for 5,000. The great home afterward sold for 0,000. sheriff Bradley comes rightfully by his love for race horses. His father, Lee Bradley, was for years treasurer of the Kentucky Bating Association, and his grandfather, for whom he was named, raced a number of horses at dlfferem times, one of which was tlie gooil mare Alice Bruce Which in after years was ■ successful stud matron in Charles Reeds Fair View Stud in Tennessee. Bradleys grandfather was f..r years a prominent business man and banker of Lexington. Ky.. being associated as a banker with the late James A. Crinstend. who in his day was one of the most famous turfmen in this state. Bradleys aunt is the wife of the Kentucky breeder anil turfman. Col. W. S. Barnes. So should Big Smoke or Pockiehoo be fortunate en.ugh to win the Kentucky Derby in the colors of this turfman, the victory of either would be a moat popular win aasoag all classes of turfmen, as both Bradley and Wallace c.uint their friends by legions not only in this state but elsewhere throughout the country. The fastest work done at Churchill Downs traek this spring is now credited to a two -year-old fdly iu the stable of II. P. Whitney. This filly is named liit of Blue and ran a quarter handily iu 24. She was bred in Knglnnd ami is by the Derby winner Lemberg and out of the great American race mare Blue Girt. Like many of the best of the Magnolia family, she is chestnut in color and when her dam was mated to the noted son of Cylliie that horses service fee was 83.588. She was followed in her work by another filly bred iu Rngland, by John o-Gauttt out of the good American broodmare Leisure. The latter filly looks like she will need more time than Bit .•!" Hlue. but both can be set down as extra good raring propositions ami. in fact, there is 11.1 tilling but that Bit of Blue may turn out to be another Regn t. Trainer W. C. Clam y now has an even twenty horses in the Uorrigaa 8 M Kinney training barn at the Downs. Nineteen of this number are two-year olds and the remaining one is the four-year-old filly Ghetto Girl, which he has recently taken up and once more put iu training. All the remaining two year-olds, which Clancy broke as yearlings last year, have been pre seated to various friendly trainers of this Cleveland. Ohio, racing firm. It is the rule of OerrigaB and Mt Kinney not to sell any of their stock, no matter how inferior such performers may turn out to be. at anything like a small price anil rather than take four or five bundled dollars for a colt or filly, they present the youngster to some trainer who is willing to take a chance anil race them on tracks where they will have a winning opportunity. The local rider. Ted Keener, is now at his home in this city ami will remain here until tic meeting opens this spring at Lexington. He is under a contract BOW with John W. Schorr ami his New Orleans work in the saddle indicates that this year he will shine among the best of the jockey brigade. It is not probable that Schorr will have a Kentucky Derby starter this year, as he only has Dick Wil- hams entered in that race. It is likely as a ctin- Hequeace that Koemer will have a mount on one of the starters in ii sent to the post iu the colors of Jefferson Livingston. Roomers coming bock as a crack rider again shows the possibilities of any good rider who keeps his record clean on the turf. In 1911 he led the x inning riders of America with 183 winning mounts to his credit. Now. after four years, he is again a riding star and may, if not this yt ar. in some ..tin r year, yet realize his cherished ambition to ride to victory a winner of the Kentucky Derby. He has had a few mounts in pant years in this race, bat his thief triumph in such events was in 1912, When he wiiu tiie Canadian Derby in the colors of T. 0. McDowell on the hitters great colt The Manager.

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