Centimeter At Louisville: Crack Derby Candidate Among Big Band of Horses Arriving from New Orleans., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-06


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CENTIMETER AT LOUISVILLE Crack Derby Candidate Among Big Band of Horses Arriving from New Orleans LOUISVILLE Ky April 5 Six express car ¬ loads of thoroughbreds embracing the racing estab ¬ lishments of John C Ferriss G L Blaekford W K Harrington M Dattner and William Woodard arrived this afternoon from New Orleans In the Ferris string were sixteen horses some of them owned by George J Long Harringtons numbered twenty The Blaekford outfit was composed of twentyone in charge of trainer Dick Vestal Datt ners stable is composed of six while Woodard had four The Blaekford and Harrington horses were split up between Churchill Downs and Douglas Park while all of the others went to the former track Included in the Blaekford consignment is the threeyearold colt Centimeter regarded by some turfmen as about the best of the western Kentucky Derby eligibles eligiblesWith With the temperature around the eighty degree mark today and both local tracks in their best condition the trainers were busy men and sent their horses along for good workouts Most of the Derby candidates which were out were only given short gallops at a stiff gait in preparation for longer workouts tomorrow Botheration was an exception to this as he worked threequarters of a mile in 115 the first half mile in 49 Ben Bolt ran threeeighths in 30 Colonel Baker threeeighths in 39 39Among Among the Derby eligibles to be given good workouts tomorrow are Billy Barton Brother Batch Coyne and Muskallonge MuskallongeW W Knebelkamp whose horses recently came in from Havana left last night to join the Louisville base ball cjub of which he is owner at Birming ¬ ham Ala AlaLloyd Lloyd Gentry will lake nine horses to Lexington to race His other four will be transferred to Churchill Downs DownsMike Mike Qniim and John Wagner both of whom reside in this city were arrivals from Havana HavanaGeorge George J Long lias taken a fiveyear contract on Vincent Halpin a sixteenyearold lad whose home is in Cincinnati and trainer Pete Coyne says he is the most promising prospect in the jockey line he has seen in recent years He weighs only eightyfive pounds poundsColonel Colonel Andrew Vennie returned today from Latonia where he spent several days with general manager Matt J Winn of the Kentucky Jockey Club

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