Rain Falls at Louisville: Both Tracks Deep in Mud as a Result of Heavy Rain, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-29


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] j j . I : , | | | , ; , RAIN FALLS AT LOUISVILLE I ♦ ■ Both Tracks Deep in Mud as a 1 Result of Heavy Rain. ■ ♦ James Rowe Wires Denial of Mishap to H. J P. Whitneys Enchantment and Reports Gelding Is in Fine Condition. ♦ LOUISVILLE. Ky.. April 28.— Churchill Downs and Douglas Park were practically I deserted today, as most all the trainers, "* jockeys and supernumeralls were at Lexing- * ton attending the opening of the racing sea- j f showers last night • a son in Kentucky. Heavy and during the early morning converted the J Downs track into a quagmire. In Memoriam was worked a half mile in 50% as a preliminary for a longer gallop to- morrow. The big McGee colt moved with , plenty of "pep." Trainer I and still has great | faith in his ability to go a long route. i Louis Marshall worked Prince K. with . Commander McMeekin a half in 53 *i. This also was in preparation for a longer work tomorrow. . Vanishing Boy splashed through the mud three-quarters in 1:25%. Best Pal was given a mile. He covered the first half in 53, three-quarters in 1:20 and mile in 1:45. j James Rowe, Sr., trainer for H. P. Whit- . ney, denied in a telegram today that Enchantment, which was favorite for the Derby at one time, had gone amiss. "Ive heard that rumor," said the veteran trainer, "and J it is not true. Enchantment is in training at the present time and his condition is all right." Beyond denying that a mishap had befallen ■ Enchantment, trainer Rowe offered little fur- j ther information concerning the son of Chicle, j Asked if the gelding would start in the Derby. , • Rowe replied, testily: "How can I tell If ha trains on all right he will start. The | Derby is several weeks off and much might happen in the meantime. No trainer can say definitely so far in advance whether he will positively start a horse. Such statements are bunk."

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