Trainer Perkins Has Big Stable: All Appear Ready for Lexington Racing-Viva America in Grand Condition, Daily Racing Form, 1917-09-07


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TRAINER PERKINS HAS BIG STABLE All Appear Ready for Lesington Racing Viva America in Grand Condition. By Thos. B. Cromwell. Lexington, Ky., September G. Will Perkins will have seventeen horses for the racing in Kentucky, which is to open at the Kentucky Association course here next AVednesday, and they all appear to be fit or approaching fitness. The star of the band is, of course. Charles T. AVorthingtous Viva America, candidate and probable favorite for the 0,000 Breeders Futurity, which is to be the feature of the closing days card on Scptemler 22. This filly is right now at her best in the matter of health and condition and if she is defeated in any of the stakes in which she will start next fall, it will be a big disappointment to her owner and likewise her trainer. They hold her well-nigh invincible. In addition to ATiva America, the Worthington horses in the string are the three-year-old Night Owl, winner of one race in ten this year; Fly Home, now a five-year-old, winner of two races in eight starts since the beginning of the season, and the two-year-old Katie Canal, yet a maiden. Squeeler and Bell Boy, the property of B. J. Brannon of Kansas City, are training well for Perkins. Marion Goosby, owned by M. C. Moore of Dayton, Ohio, is ready. Moore also has in the string AV. P. Dabny, Buffington and Brownie Mc-Dawell, the latter being a two-year-old winner of three races in eight starts. Other horses in the barn are Yenghce, Dragon Rock and John Jr., property of AA P. Poison of Buffalo; Callaway, owned by Dan AV. Scott of Lexington, and Bac, Lindenthal and Trusty, the property of Perkins himself. In charge of Henry Roberts and stabled outside the course inclosure until after the race meeting, Perkins has eleven yearlings. Five are the property of H. J. Brannon and in this ownership, is the star of the eleven, lie Is a magnificent bay colt by Handsel--Axis, by Orsini. This colt already has shown Perkins a quarter in 23. Brannon also is the owner of the brother to Aiva America and he looks like a good prospect. Another of the Brannon five that is much admired is the chestnut colt by Ivan the Terrible Beatrice K., by Handsel.

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