Record for Slow Transportation: Thirteen Days Required to Ship Three Horses from Baltimore to Douglas Park, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-17


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RECORD FOR SLOW TRANSPORTATION Thirteen Days Required to Skip Three Horses from Baltimore to Douglas Park. Louisville, Ky., December 36. A record for slow transportation of thoroughbreds in recent years was established last week, when three race horses billed by Phil China at Baltimore and consigned to Peter Wimmer at Douglas Park, arrived in this city after being thirteen days on the road. Needless to say, the horses were shipped by freight. They left Baltimore November 29 and arrived here December 12, none the worse for their slow trip of approximately "COO miles. The delay was due to the car being sidetracked at numerous stations and not to any accidents on the road. They traveled at the rate of about forty-six miles a day, which they probably would have Surpassed had they been ridden the distance. The two attendants, avIio accompanied the horses, declared the. supply of hay and oats ran Out a "number of times- and they were obliged to buy or beg a sufficient quantity to keep their charges from dying of hunger. Upon their arrival not a wisp of hay or a grain of oats was left. The belated arrivals were sent here to join the string .of twenty-one foreign-bred yearlings that Wimmcr is training for the joint interest of Phil Chinn and John A. Drake. It may be mentioned in passing, that Wimmer is having rare good luck -with these foreign-bred youngsters, there being not a single case pf sickness among the band..

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