Busy Scenes at Louisville: Numerous Horses Work in Training Hours at Churchill and Douglas, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-22


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BUSY SCENES AT LOUISVILLE 1 Numerous Horses Work in Training Hours at Churchill and Douglas. Chanceview Goes Mile in 1:45; Blackbirder Same Distance in 1:41 Starter Hamilton Among Late Arrivals. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 20 Although it was an off day for a majority of the Kentucky Derby candidates, something of a record for training was established at Churchill Downs here this morning. Favored by fine overhead conditions and a fast, though very mealy track, trainers started early and, when the curtain had been rung down on the days work, they had drilled more than 160 horses, exclusive of fifty or sixty that worked short distances after breaking or beginning from the starting stalls. Practically all of the latter, an overwhelming majority of two-year-olds, stepped from an eighth to five-sixteenths, with activities over at Douglas Park equally as brisk and extensive. Much was accomplished in the way of advancing the preparation of many of the horses which will be seen in action during the nineteen-day Churchill Downs spring meeting opening just one week from today. J. J. Flanigans Chanceview, James W. Parrishs Jawapa, and Mrs. Charles Haines-worths Blackbirder were the only Derby nominees to do anything of importance. Tommy Oliphant had the former Chance Shot gelding out for an easy mile, for which he was timed in 1:45, while Blackbirder went a like distance in 1:41, handily, and the Parrish entry eight furlongs with Double R. as a companion in 1:43, driving. Blackbirders move was extra good, the dark bay Bostonian gelding sustaining an even pace, and his impressive trial was enough to clinch his presence in the field for the Clark Handicap, to be run on the opening day of the meeting. Working from the three-quarters post; he covered the first three-quarters in :25, :50 and 1:14. Considering that he drilled alone, his workout probably excelled anything shown by a Derby horse in this section to date. . Chanceview started with a quarter in :25, Continued on twenty-second page. BUSY SCENES AT LOUISVILLE - s V Continued from first page. completed half a mile in :50, and passed the three-quarters marker in 1:17, while s Jawapas time fractionals were a quarter in :25, half mile in :50, and three-quarters in 1:16. Notwithstanding the little promise con- tained in his winter and juvenile record, I Blackbirder has conducted himself much I like a racer of quality since his arrival. A I rest following his Florida campaign, in I which he failed to win in five chances, prob- ably did him a great amount of good, according to trainer Charles Hainesworth. While not greatly encouraged by what Chanceview displayed today, trainer Oli-phant is satisfied with the Flanigan hopeful. In his next trial Chanceview will be : asked for more speed, Oliphant indicated. William Hamilton, Downs starter, was in charge of the schooling at that track this morning. He arrived yesterday from his home in Hot Springs and will be in Kentucky through the local meeting and until I Latonia closes early in July. In recent weeks he .turned down offers to work at several eastern tracks. Racing secretary William H. Shelley is opening his offices at the Downs on Tues- i day. Beginning that day he and his assistants will accept stable registrations and issue badges for the meeting to horsemen and their employes. Shelley has been a regular at the track for many weeks and during that time accomplished much in the way of organizing his department for the season. The division of Warren Wrights Calumet . Farm Stable that will include the Ken tucky Derby candidates, Nellie Flag, Calu- met Dick and Skip It, is due here from Calumet Farm on Monday. Trainer B. B. Williams will be in charge. He has reserved seven stalls. E. R. Bradleys Derby hopefuls Boxthorn and Big Gawk, and ten others arrived Thursday, according to word received by track superintendent Tom Young. As the number of horses in the division of the stable H. J. Thompson is bringing, is reduced from previous figure, the Bradley string will be quartered in the old Audley Farm barn instead of the private stable just outside the grounds that was constructed several years ago by C. E. Durnell. This- latter structure will be used to house the T. C. Worden horses, twenty-four in number coming from Arlington Downs. Mrs. Ethel Mars Milky Way Farms; the Sachsehmaier-Reuter string, headed by Roman Soldier; the A. B. Letellier and Brentwood Farm Stables and others are also due from Arlington Downs on Monday. Waldo Freeman has engaged stalls at Douglas Park and J. C. Milam is transferring eleven here from Lexington on Monday. As exclusively reported in these columns two weeks ago, Milam has engaged the veteran Mack Garner to do the riding for h,is stable which harbors a trio of fast two-year-olds, owned by former United States Senator Johnson N. Camden, whose colors have been in retirement for several years. Stalls set aside several weeks ago for J. R. Gregory and J. B. Partridge have been cancelled. The two stables will ship from Tan-foran to Washington Park about May 15, according to advices received at the Downs. J. Frensley is shipping three head here from Nashville and is scheduled to arrive early next week. Twelve trained by Howard Wells, reached Churchill Downs from Lexington this afternoon. A majority of them are owned by Howard Oots. The division of the stable of the late Woodford F. Axton, which Wayne Lewis raced in California during the winter is expected here Tuesday or Wednesday. It comprises twelve head, according to information sent here from Bay Meadows by Lewis.

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