Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1896-04-11


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GOSSIP OV THE TURF The Horsemans Horseman dabbler is still harping on the dimensions of the figures 1 quoted for the rearing and offering of a home bred yearling in a mart near by The tune of this harp is filled in by some cheap personal reference not worth notice But this paragraph might have been conceived out of the mirrorism mirrors that sometimes illumes the eyes of human cheapness cheapnessThe cheapness The fact of the matter is that if a breeder should allot but 65 for the breeding care and keeping of each yearling barn on his farm ho would have when the foals were a year and a half old a collection of starved stunted non ¬ descript descriptor animals that Hwould Would be as little like thoroughbred as the cayuse pony It was by this sort of starvation that the cayuse was evolved and I dont don't believe that the breeders of race horses can gain anything from the applica applicant ¬ tion ion of principles that has resulted in retrogres retrogress ¬ sion scion sionThe Sainte The Horsemans Horseman man of course can be dense on something about which ho knows little breeding and thoroughbreds without general damage But he goes to divination His going takes the insolent form of telling the source of my figures which I have not yet told all such presumers presumes necessarily go to the realms of mis mils statement and libel Here is the impertinent guess On investigation I learn that the man who gave the eccentric writer the figures is a South Water street commission man who in partner ¬ ship with a practical horse breeder has started a farm in Kentucky placing at the head of the stud a horse that according tojtho troth public prints had better be hauling a coal cart than perpetu perpetual ¬ ating acting his own inferiority for he has raced a great number of seasons without winning a race has cost his owners thousands of dollars and ought to have been shot years and years ago as an absolutely worthless cucomberer cucumber of the ground groundThe groundhog The books from which my figures came were those of Hinde Hide Baker of the Millbrook Farm Ky Tlie Lie sire of my yearlings was Patron who died a few days ago agoPrices agarics Prices equine and journalistic are low nowa Nowak ¬ days Both markets are overstocked the latter most as is evident when such critics as the Horsemans Horseman is turned looee loose to do his catchas catches can worst Mr Campau Campus a wellbred wellhead and intel ¬ ligent client man should hedge him in The Horsemans Horseman tralalaist tallest isnt isn't as deep as a teaspoon After a mere hint to him of apology as toward the South Water street man who isnt isn't known but who has been abused I would sug slug ¬ gest guest that the critic has dodged the price in an imbelilic imbecilic sort of way that suggests wilfull wilfully dodg dodge ¬ ing King Mr W R Allen is his latest authority on the price of raising twoyearolds toeholds The issue is yearlings Mr Allen is an eminantly eminently respectable trotting horseman But hes hems a millionaire too Millionaires dont don't manage and are not provi Provo ¬ dent To be frank to the extent of modern English as she and it is applied they are marks Then too the general business of thoroughbreddom thoroughbred is far better conducted than in the other line When DAILY RACING FOKM FOLK quotes figures they are the figures of honest intention and from an honest source The accounts of Messrs Messes Hinde Hide Bader Bade who did own Patron and own some thirtyfive thirty choicely bred mares show that for 6650 outside thp hp f rm investment at the Forks of Elkhorn they can raise a yearling at home from their own sire and dam and place it in the sales ring at Cincinnati or Louisville For 70 or so the same yearlings some twenty in number say could be put in their selling place here Millbrook raises more than horses Even its field is home grown with a profitable margin outside home consumption One cannot well discuss person ¬ ality alit and English with the Horsemanite Horseman Such are but provicial provincial topics One might on a pinch go to them though On evidence too it is difficult to mark out a line for the discus ¬ sion scion of fitness or birth of any reasonably high class kind because such a discussion requires some national foundation which what is it Ali Baba Baa Aliantoid Gallivanted or Allandale Alameda does seem to tohave Mohave have The Eastern turf writers again tell us that Sir Walter is a wonder He is they say sure to beat Navarre Navarro Bosh I He never could at any reasonable weights Or Clifford and eight or ten more Sir Walter was an honest and high not first class two year old and a three year old of the first division of the second grade Since 1893 he has been a counterfeit The horse evidently hag ideas of his own Certainly he isnt isn't reliable He might win the Brooklyn or the Suburban or Metropolitan It has got to be the fashion to group the three Why the Lord or turf director of us all only knows The Met ¬ ropolitan Iroquoian doesnt doesn't size up right even though the two former has been sized down Sir Walters in it well enough But he isn ism t the sort that can be trusted and one must pass him up in calcu calc ¬ lating elating early handicap chances What a lot of bosh is being printed about Gov Go ¬ ernor senor Mathews and his intentions toward the Indiana tracks this year 1 The common sense of it all is that if the provisions of the Sellers law are kept there is legality of the purest kind about Lake Side Forsyth Forsythia and Sheffield Mr Mathews is being used by news fakirs in a most unfair way He does not say one tenth of the words he is quoted for He couldnt couldn't and keep his voice Of course hell insist on Indiana law being kept So will Attorney General Ketcham Ketch So too will the race track folks Their interest runa rna that way All around the unanimity is most happy

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