Chicago Owners Fast Youngsters: Henry R. Now a Grand Appearing Colt from Which Great Deeds Are Expected, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-28


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CHICAGO OWNERS FAST YOUNGSTERS Henry R. Now a Grand Appearing Colt from Which Great Deeds Are Expected. By T. B. Cromwell. Lexington, Ky., August 27. Henry R., the black colt by Jack Atkin Matterhorn, by Ilimyar. which won five of his seven races for Waldo P. Johnson, of Chicago, at New Orleans during January and February, has been taken up after an outing since early spring at Kinney Nichols farm in Bourbon County and is in Dan Morris string at the Kentucky Association track. Having raced prior to April 1, this two-year-old cannot, under the rules of the Jockey Club and the Kentucky State Racing Commission, appear again under the silks until after December 31. Taking advantage of this condition, his owner instructed trainer Morris to have the firing iron applied to a suspicious looking spot on Henrys near fore ankle, although it was giving him no trouble. Owner Johnson, who is the general manager of a company owning more than 1,000 poultry cars, stopped off in Lexington en route to Knoxville, Thursday and had a look at Henry R., J. Walker, a two-year-old by Transvaal Margaret Roche, and the yearling bay filly by Uncle Grace Dixon. "I have a feeling," said he to the writer, "that that will prove just about the best three-year-old in America in 1018," as Henry It., just off the grass, tipped the beam of the scales at John Hanlys feed store at 950 pounds, and Jimmy Monahan remarked: "Some horse, that." The owner looked him over as he walked back to the stable from the scales and continued: "I do not fancy that rule putting a ban on the early racing of two-year-olds, but I now feel that if the -bar had not been up against this colts racing after April 1 he would have been ruined probably, for he was so good that I really do not believe I would have been able to resist tho temptation to go on and get the money with him. Just look at his races, and compare them witli the early races of Old Rosebud and you will see that that great son of Uncle never had anything on this fellow at the same age, and Henry R. has a much better conformation than the star of the Applegate string. As he stands today this is a 5,000 colt and I do not believe I could be persuaded to take a dollar less than that for him." Trainer Morris had lately given J. Walker a physic and that individual- was not feeling like entertaining visitors, but they do say he is a fast runner when he is right and it would be well for fellows who are keeping tab on likely racing" prospects to put him in their books. The filly by UiicIl Jrace Dixon would have made an imiKirtant adjunct to Hal Price Headleys Saratoga sale, but he couldnt get owner Johnson to part witli her. no offered ,500 for this half sister to Big Enough, Little Bit and Little Bigger in April. W. B. Miller, who is neadleys partner in the ownership of Uncle and a number of mares, bought Grace Dixon from Johnson for ,500, on the advice of W. II. Rowe that she would make a grand nick with Uncle. Trainer Morris has taught this filly the w-ay of the track and she has excellent manners and a splendid disposition, but he has yet to ask her for a fast move. Owner Johnson says he does not want to hurry her training and will be satisfied to have her run her first fast quarter late in "October.

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