Here and There on the Turf: Hope for Whiskaway in Racing. Numerous Sires Represented in a Days Racing. Horses Reported in Excellent Health, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-06


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Here and There G on the Turf in a Hope for Whiskaway in Rac- P ing. c« Numerous Sires Represented in a Days Racing. Horses Reported in Excel-lent Health. It is pleasing news that Whiskaway, the e colt for which C. W. Clark gave H. P. Whit- I ney 25,000 last August, is training soundly. This son of Whisk Broom II. only raced once c under the Clark colors after the purchase, ! j That was in the Huron Handicap, in which he e r was soundly beaten by Montfort Jones Rock- v minister. At the time of the Bale Whiskaway y t loomed up as the possible champion of the e ■ year. He had beaten Morvich twice and was unbeaten. He is a colt of remarkable speed j and well qualified to race as far as any man s s a £ horse. . This year Whiskaway, being a four-year-old, 1, will have to race in the handicaps if he is is to win largely and it cuts down his opportuni- i- 1 ties, but he is a horse that will have a high h s value for stock purposes when he is through jj with the turf and Mr. Clark has always ex- pressed satisfaction with his purchase. ! t A study of the racing chart of Tuesday _ at Bowie affords a striking evidence of the ie widespread breeding in this country. Fifty- _ _ four horses went to the post in the seven races that wire decided and no fewer than ; thirty nine different sires were represented. This - : large number of sires tel.s eloquently of the number of stock horses in this country and 1 the constantly widening field of the breeding industry. Each year the racing circuit* are becoming more numerous and to keep up with production it is necessary that there should be ■a new tracks. America has not yet produced thoroughbreds in numbers that make exportation practical and they must be taken care of at home. Undoubtedly, in time, with the continued growth of the turf and of production, exportation will be possible. America has every natural advantage for the rearing of the best horses in the world, but until that at time comes [laces must be provided at whuh to race the annual product. With the coming of stables from New York r* for the Maryland racing season, there is en !D hanced interest in the sport and thoughts °* of the Paumonok Handicap and the opening °* of the New York racing season at Jamaica arise. ** Also thoughts of the Preakness Stakes, Kentucky :n" Derby and the Metropolitan Handicap aP at Belmont Park and all the good things that tat lire to follow through the 1923 racing year. Thus far the reports from various training quarters have been sat iaf actory as far as the health of the horses is concerned. There jj-e some about New York that may be a bit backward in preparation, but in nearly all stables there is a clean bill of health. With big. strong and robust horses to work on. preparation can go forward rapidly when it in one? under way. The long drawn out winter teems to have pasted and with its pawing come the busy days for horses.

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