Orlando , Fla. , Feb. 2
-- The best 2-year-old pacing mile up to date at Ben White Raceway has been that of Mary Liner ( Mainliner-Highland Ellen ) , a member of the Dick Williams stable , who was clocked 2:25 .
She is owned by Ralph H. Kroening , Milwaukee , Wis. , who , according to the railbirds , can feel justly proud of her .
Other good miles have been by Debonnie ( Dale Frost-Debby Hanover ) and Prompt Time ( Adios-On Time ) in 2:28-:36 ; ;
Kimberly Gal ( Galophone-Kimberly Hanover ) 2:26.2 ; ;
Laguerre Hanover ( Tar Heel-Lotus Hanover ) and Monel ( Tar Heel-Miracle Byrd ) in 2:34 .
Laguerre Hanover is outstanding in type and conformation -- good body , plenty of heart girth , stands straight on his legs on excellent feet -- and has the smoothest gait .
This colt is behind most of the other 2-year-olds in the Simpson stable but can show about as much pace as any of them .
Monel shows improvement with each work-out and looks the makings of a good brood mare after winning her share of races .
Stardel ( Star's Pride-Starlette Hanover ) , 2:34 , looks quite promising .
Fury Hanover ( Hoot Mon-Fay ) , Caper ( Hoot Mon-Columbia Hanover ) and Isaac ( Hoot Mon-Goddess Hanover ) has been working together but have not equalled their best work done some weeks ago .
Fury and Caper worked in 2:35 and did it with ease .
They are two good colts of different type .
Fury is upstanding and on the rangy side , and Caper is more the compact type .
I have never seen Caper off his feet -- he seems to know nothing but ' trot ' and keeps trying a little harder if asked to do so .
Fury has made a few mistakes but looks like a wonderful prospect , with his impressive gait and stride which certainly make him cover the ground .
Trackdown ( Torrid-Mighty Lady ) has worked a mile in 2:33.3 .
It took this colt several weeks to strike a pace .
Then , after emasculation , he was eased up for a couple of weeks .
He has thrived on all he has gone through and looks the makings of a good little race horse .
Thor Hanover ( Adios-Trustful Hanover ) is a wonderful looking prospect and another good individual , with solid , rugged conformation , good , flat bone and excellent feet .
This colt arrived at the Raceway early last November , and immediately was put into harness and line-driven for a few days , and then put to cart and broken in very nicely , knowing nothing but trot .
He appeared in the hopples about November 14 , was treated for worms on the 18th , the latter date being the first time he struck a real pace .
On December 5 he paced a mile in 55 on the twice-around , out in third position all the way .
This colt has done everything asked of him , and done it with ease .
His best mile to date is 2:32.2 .
Gamecock ( Tar Heel-Terka Hanover ) is another promising colt , and his best time is 2:32.2 .
This is one of the best-tempered Tar Heels ever at the center .
The first time he was harnessed he stood like a gentle old mare ; ;
the crupper under his tail seemed to be old stuff .
The fourth time in harness he walked off like a gentleman .
Being blistered for curbs has delayed his work somewhat .
But up to date he has shown as much as any in the big Simpson stable .
Hustler ( Knight Dream-Torkin ) is a playful bay rascal of a colt , not the best gaited , but he surely can pace and is right there with them , and sometimes leading them , in the best miles .
Torrid Freight ( Torrid-Breeze On Hal ) is a very rugged , strong-made colt with a wonderful stride who has done with ease everything asked of him .
His best time is around 2:33 .
Strongheart ( Adios-Direct Gal ) , a fair-looking sorrel colt , knows nothing but pace and has been right there in the best miles .
Torrid Adios ( Torrid-Adios Molly ) is not so masculine as most of the colts , but I like his type and he certainly is one of the best-gaited pacers on the grounds .
Blistered for curbs and laid off three weeks , he is coming along fine and looks like a pacer to me .
First Flyer ( Frisco Flyer-Castle Light ) looks like a splendid candidate for the Illinois Stakes .
His best time is 2:33.2 .
The colts in Simpson's stable have little if anything on the fillies , especially the pacers .
Justine Hanover ( Sampson Hanover-Justitia Hanover ) is improving with each work-out and paced 2:32.4 weeks ago .
Mrs. Freight ( Knight Dream-Miss Reed ) shows promise and does it in good form , and her best time is about 2:35 .
Hoopla ( Tar Heel-Holiday Hanover ) , a filly that wanted to trot , knocked herself October 31 and November 1 fighting the hopples .
She was then trained on the trot until December 29 , hitched to a breaking cart once around the half-mile track and hoppled again .
This time she submitted and in a few days was going good .
On January 11 she paced a mile in 2:43.1--:38 ; ;
on Jan. 18 2:37.3--:36.1 ; ;
on Jan. 21 , , 2:36 .
This filly is a much better individual than either of her full-sisters , Valentine Day and Cerise -- more scale and much better underpinning .
She is more like her full brother , Taraday Hanover , but larger .
Up to date she is a grand-looking filly .
Pete Dailey has four promising 2-year-old pacers .
Marquis Pick ( Gene Abbe-Direct Grattan ) seems to be the pick of the stable at the present time .
He is a fine-looking colt with a good body , good set of legs and nice way of going .
His best mile to date is 2:28-:33 .
Majestic Pick comes next , with a mile in 2:30-:33.2 .
This colt is another fine-looking equine .
Staley Hanover ( Knight Dream-Sweetmite Hanover ) is a little on the small side but a very compact colt and looks like one to stand training and many future battles with colts in his class .
Best time to date is 2:34-:34 .
Step Aside ( Direct Rhythm-Wily Widow ) has worked in 2:32 on the half-mile track and shows promise .
Most of Billy Haughton's 2-year-olds have worked from 2:40 to 2:35 .
Bonnie Wick ( Gene Abbe-Scotch Mary ) has gone in 2:36 ; ;
Hickory Ash ( Titan Hanover-Misty Hanover ) in 2:35 .
The first time I saw the latter filly she trotted by me and I noticed such a family resemblance that I said to myself , `` that must be Hickory Ash '' .
She is a beautiful filly and likes to trot .
Hickory Hill ( Star's Pride-Venus Hanover ) has gone in 2:33 ; ;
Hickory Spark ( Harlan-Hickory Tiny ) 2:37 ; ;
Buxton Hanover ( Tar Heel-Beryl Hanover ) 2:35 ; ;
Faber's Kathy ( Faber Hanover-Ceyway ) 2:37 ; ;
Honor Rodney ( Rodney-Honor Bright ) around 2:40 .
The last-named is a fine-looking , large colt , who has been unfortunate to be laid off for some time due to injuries .
He is going sound again now , and looks good .
Brief Candle ( Harlan-Marcia ) has gone in 2:37 ; ;
Lena Faber ( Faber Hanover-Chalidale Lena ) 2:33 ; ;
Martha Rodney ( Rodney-Miss Martha D. ) 2:35 ; ;
Checkit ( Faber Hanover-Supermarket ) 2:35 ; ;
Charm Rodney ( Rodney-The Charmer ) 2:37 ; ;
Fair Sail ( Farvel-Topsy Herring ) 2:36 ; ;
Custom Maid ( Knight Dream-Way Dream ) 2:34.2 ; ;
Jacky Dares ( ( Meadow Gene-Princess Lorraine ) 2:36 ; ;
Good Flying ( Good Time-Olivette Hanover ) 2:36 ; ;
Bordner Hanover ( Tar Heel-Betty Mahone ) 2:34 ; ;
Faber's Choice ( Faber Hanover-Sally Joe Whippet ) 2:36 ; ;
Invercalt ( Florican-Inverness ) 2:35 ; ;
Duffy Dares ( Meadow Gene-Princess Mite ) 2:36 ; ;
Harold J. ( Worthy Boy-Lady Scotland ) 2:36 ; ;
Knightfall ( Knight Dream-Miss Worthy Grapes ) 2:36 ; ;
Next Knight ( Knight Dream-Next Time ) 2:36 ; ;
Trader Jet ( Florican-My Precious ) 2:37 ; ;
Trader Rich ( Worthy Boy-Marquita Hanover ) 2:37 ; ;
Good Little Girl ( Good Time-Mynah Hanover ) 2:36 ; ;
Iosola Hanover ( Kimberly Kid-Isoletta Hanover ) 2:36 .
The last-named is one of the favorites in the stable , and the boys like her very much .
I will be able to tell you more about this string of equines in the near future .
I have just seen Debonnie and Prompt Time work a mile in 2:34 , last quarter in :35.3 .
In going away Debonnie got behind several lengths , stalling at the start -- she is a little fussy .
They left the three-quarters together and finished almost together .
Prompt Time shows class .
This filly is another Adios that wants to trot , and trot she did until forced to do otherwise .
After well broken and equipped with 12-oz. shoes on behind , bare-footed in front , she would trot a real storm with the master , Delvin , driving .
Being placed in the hopples she was completely baffled .
She hesitated , she hopped , she rolled and rocked , skipped and jumped , but in some two weeks she started to pace , From that time to this she has shown steady improvement and now looks like one of the classiest things on the grounds .
Rain on Friday prevented many workouts , but there were a few miles of note on Thursday .
Those responsible included Stardel Hanover ( Star's Pride-Starlette Hanover ) , 2:30-:34.3 ; ;
Lorena Gallon ( Bill Gallon-Loren Hanover ) , 2:30-:34.3 ; ;
Prudent Hanover ( Dean Hanover-Precious Hanover ) , 2:30.3-:35.3 ; ;
Premium Freight ( Titan Hanover-Pebble Hanover ) , 2:30.3-35.3 ; ;
Laguerre Hanover ( ( Tar Heel-Lotus Hanover ) , 2:30.3-:36.1 ; ;
Monel ( Tar Heel-Miracle Byrd ) , 2:30.3-:36.1 ; ;
Fury Hanover ( Hoot Mon-Fay ) , 2:30.3-:36 ; ;
Isaac ( Hoot Mon-Goddess Hanover ) , 2:30.3-:36 ; ;
Caper ( Hoot Mon-Columbia Hanover ) , 2:30.3-:36 ; ;
Lucky Freight ( Knight Dream-Lusty Helen ) , 2:31.3-:35.3 .
Sam Caton's Butterwyn ( Scotch Victor-Butler Wyn ) , a light bay filly , knows nothing but trot and has worked on the half-mile in 2:30-:36 .
Riverboat ( Dalzell-Cousin Rachel ) has gone in 2:38 .
Sam is having his troubles with Layton Hanover ( Dean Hanover-Lucy Hanover ) , but hopes to have him straightened out and going before long .
Jimmy Jordon is high on Adios Scarlet ( Adios-Rena Grattan ) and she sure looks good as she goes by .
Her best time to date is about 2:30 .
He also likes Hampton Hanover ( Titan Hanover-Bertie Hanover ) 2:37 .
Cathy J. Hanover ( Tar Heel-Kaola Hanover ) , formerly called Karet Hanover , has been rather a problem child , but is getting better all the while and can pace a twice around in about 2:31 .
Armbro Comet ( Nibble Hanover-Mauri Hanover ) has been in 2:38 .
Flick Nipe's and Neil Engle's Miss Phone ( Galophone-Prissy Miss ) is a fine-looking filly with good disposition and good gait , and she has worked up to date in 2:46 .
Del Mar , Calif. , Feb. 3
-- After 52 rainless days , moisture finally came to Del Mar , resulting in but one workout during the week for most of the horses , and leaving us with less than half our total average rainfall during the season .
While 2-year-olds are still gaining most of the attention at the track , green horses are starting to go a bit , and Jimmy Cruise has several that can really make it .
Work-outs for the week are as follows : Plain Scotch , 3 ( by Scotch Victor ) , Demon Law , 3 ( by Demon Hanover ) , Coffee Royal , p ( by Royal Blackstone ) and Beauty Way , p , 3 ( by Demon Hanover ) in 25 ; ;
Eddie Duke , p , 3 ( by Duke Of Lullwater ) , Marilyn C. , p ( by Sampson Hanover ) and Chalidale Barry , 5 ( by King's Ransom ) in 2:20 ; ;
Tiger Hanover , p , 3 ( by Adios ) in 2:26 ; ;
Sherwood Lass , 4 ( by Victory Song ) in 2:22 ; ;
and Dauntless , 3 ( by Greentree Adios ) in 2:32 .
For the aged horses : Mr. Budlong , p , 2:00.2 , Lottie Thomas , p , 2:04.2 , Mighty Signal 2:03 , Clever Braden , p , 2:01.1 , and Glow Star , p , 2:02.3 have been in 2:35 ; ;
Miss Demon Abbe , p , 1:59.3 has trotted in 2:26 , and is expected to race at this gait ; ;
Carter Creed , p , 3 , 2:01.1 , Great Lullwater 2:00.3 , and Hi Jay , p , 2:05.1 have been in 2:30 ; ;
Tanker T. , 3 , 2:05.3 is now wearing hopples and has trained in 2:19 ; ;
Stormy Dream , p , 2:01.3 , Demon Abbe , p , 2:02 , Dundeen B. , 4 , 2:04.2 , Claudia's Song , 3 , 2:06.3 , and ( Jet Fire , 4 , 2:02.2 have been in 2:25 ; ;
Maria Key , 2 , 2:06 looked great in 2:22 ; ;
Mocking Byrd , p , 2:01.1 has been in 2:12 , with a racing date approaching at Bay Meadows .
Dewey Urban has a clever green trotter in Dr. Orin I. , 3 ( by Yankee Hanover ) , his latest mile in 2:20 ; ;
Victory Sun , p , 2:04 has trained in 2:24 ; ;
Early Sun , p , 2:02.3 , Chester Maid 2:05 , Dark Sun , p , 2:06.1 , and Sun Tan Maid 2:05.2 have been in 2:21 .