Racing Gossip., Daily Racing Form, 1896-07-09


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RACING GOSSIP W C Vreeland Greenland a veteran reporterof reporter the east ¬ ern Bern turf tells the following story from observa observe ¬ tion ion of the Kingston Futurity course record of 1 08 still on the books Starter Caldwell made a mistake as to the distance of the race and sent the horses away from the fiv five and a half furlong post instead of the regular futurity mark Track superinten superintend ¬ dent Frank Clark who was one of the timers noticed the mistake and tried to remedy it but was unable to do so the horses being dispatched too promptly The record caused a good deal of comment Those who knew held their peace as it was thought that no good would result from having the race run over again The track con ditions editions were all against fast time the track being slow if not heavy from a previous rain There are any number of men in the East famil family ¬ iar liar with this little in ide aide history of Kingstons Kingston futurity record and when they speak about the best performances over that course they always give the credit to that grand filly La Tosca Tosco who carried over 120 pounds and defeated Nellie Ely in a very fast race

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