Andrew Millers Horses Doing Well.: Trainer Goldsborough Says Roamer and His Mates Are Going Along Finely at Churchill Downs., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-05


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ANDREW MILLERS HORSES DOING WELL. Trainer Goldsborough Says Roamer and His Mates Are Going Along Finely at Churchill Downs. By Ed Date. New York. March 4. -Andrew Miller, one of the stewards of the Jo* key Club and an extensive owner of horses, has an enrouraging letter from his trainer Jack ftoMsbo rough, wlio has i [gbteeu hors.-s. »*ast of them Mr. Millers at LouisrUle, prepariag for the rich stakes and purses i" be run there next spring. ••Viui lave no idea of the beautiful weather down there*" sali Mr. Miller, ..noting frosa the letter received from the horaeaaaa who so wtenfully trn Bed the little champion Roamer. "Jack says all the horses are il-inir fine." oon-tinned Mr. Miller, "and that the weather is •in. and seventy degrees in the shade, frequently. Roamer and Ticket the Kentucky Haadicap and Derby candidates and others are going along well. Tom Monahan and I have two mighty fine two-rear-ohts by Textile. The coll is so big that he is BOW nearly sixteen hands and Mg-boned with it. He is a sort of a gross colt and needs time to give him a fair chance to develope. He may turn out a mighty good horse, but has] BOW the filly has my preference." Referring to Roamer, Mr. Miller has every confidence lie will give a good account of himself in the handicap. "He was off a bit last year." claimed his owner, "but he lias sp nt a good winter and was looking well when he left here for Kentucky. I am sun be is improving or Goldsborough would not write so encouragingly akawJ him. As for Ticket, he is a little bit of a horse, not as tall as Roamer. but he is a bulldog and there is no question about his going a long route. But there are some good three-year-olds which showed to bo far better than Ticket as youngsters. For instance, look at Midway, ibis going to be a thorn in somebodys side when he meets either COltS or fillies. .lust look his races over and see what he has already shown. I tell you it is going to be BO easy matter to win the Derby this year, notwithstanding the absence of the crack two-year-olds ampfire ami Hourless. Expect to Win at Least One Stake Race. Like all owners who love their horses. Mr. Miller laughingly and with a wish that was unquestionably father to the thought, closed his remarks by saying: "You would be surprised if 1 cauM back from Kentucky with the proceeds of the Derby, the Handicap and a big two-year-old stake in my pocket, wouldnt you3 Well, I have a chance like anybody else, and I am going to have a rack at all the big prices .Matt Winn has up. "I have three fitting candidates at the Last and there is every reaaaa to believe they will be read] to go to the races as soon as .oldsborough has put ou his finishing touches. At that I should be satis-lied if ! bring one of the stakes back to this city. I think we shall see a mighty good band of three-rear-olds out this year, possibly better than we have had in some time, and there is every assnr ante of the most prosperous and interesting spot since its resurrection five years ago. We have many more hones and the character and standing of those who are becoming concerned, financially and otherwise, lu the thoroughbred will do aruch to build it up I buff* to perpetuation, not only that the patrons can enjoy the sport ot racing, but for the patriotic spirit attendant in improving the breed ot tiie American bane." Letters from Other Trainers. Some of the letters from one trainer to another an at times amusing. There is no class of people who do more Joshing than the average trainer in a friendly way. one of Jack Qoldsboreughs contributions to Walter Condon tells of the great weather lie is onioying in Kentucky and also that he has not had his coat on for a week or more. Then he goes ou to tell of the doing of other trainers. He devotes quite some space to John Whalcii. who baa charge of the Wickliffe Stable. "Whales is the Jimmy Rowe of the west." says Goldsborough. "He straddles a couple of automobiles, in doubt which one to sit down he, and theres no telling how soon he will be directing his exercise boys from an aeroplane as they ride around the track, lie has a fine band of horses, too, if they turn out as good as they look." Other Items from Louisville indicate thnt.Chnrehill Downs will have the best meeting in irs history next spring. The applications for boxes will exceed the supply unless some new arrangements ale made.

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