Exodus from New Orleans: Thoroughbreds Being Shipped to Aurora, Lexington and Various Other Points., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-09


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EXODUS FROM NEW ORLEANS Thoroughbreds Being Shipped to Aurora, Lexington and Various Other Points. NEW ORLEANS, La., April 8.— The exodus of thoroughbreds for northern climes has been under way since Tuesday. Thirteen carloads — eight to Aurora and five to Lexington — were among the early departures. Aurora opens April 21 and Lexington April R. A. Leigh, who will serve in an official capacity at Exposition Park and who was a member of the official lamily at the recent Jefferson Park meeting, superintended the transfer of the thoroughbreds. Leigh plans to remain here until tomorrow, when he and A. Blanchard, a local man, who will also serve as an official at Aurora, plan to motor to the Illinois racing groun i. In the shipment to Aurora were the stables of E. McCown. J. J. Russell, J. H. McCoole. 10. L. Snyder. H. G. Bedwell, T. F. Bornman, P. Reuter. W. Collins and C. Graffagnini. R. L. Rogers. W. M. Cain, Fred Williams, EL Davis, J. D. Grant and C. H. Knebelkamp started their thoroughbreds to Lexington, the owners being of the opinion that they could rest their charges up for a brief period and be ready for the opening of the Kentucky sea-son. later proceeding to Churchill Downs, Latonia and probably engage in some of the racing at Fairmount Park, which is located in southern Illinois. Jockey M. McGonigle, one of the outstanding lightweights developed during the past season, together with his contract employers, "Pat" Knebelkamp, arranged to drive to Lexington, leaving on Wednesday. "Jim" Ownbey, who camijaigned a stable here with fair success, has transferred his stable to Lexington. "Jake" l.owenstein, who took over several horses belonging to John I. owe during the Fair Grounds meeting, was also a departure. Both trainers went direct. to Lexington. The Bloomfield Stable, in charge of trainer Bert Williams, also was a departure. R. E. Dick Watkins, who has The Lure and several other useful racers, arranged to ship his stable of six to Havre de Grace this morning. Watkins expects to add to his stable after reaching the Maryland racing grounds. a

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