Racing Gossip., Daily Racing Form, 1896-10-31


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RACING GOSSIP GOSSIPIn Gossiping In Charade Messrs Messes Hinde Hide Baker bave brave secured a prize in the way of a sire I spoke of him in a news and off band way as old Charade a few days ago He deserved more considerate comment Charade is nine years old and by Charaxus Caraculs Ada Adam Belle by Bolus He was a race horse of sparkling speed and performance So was his sister Ma Belle Charade raced six seasons and won nearly 75000 in his turf career His best racing pieces were such as mark the great racehorse He won the Tidal Stakes of 1892 one mile in 1 41 with 122 pounds up Tammany and Patron were behind him He was 20 to 1 that day Charades Metropolitan Han ¬ dicap dicta of 1893 was one of the most brilliant of American races The one and oneeighth neigh miles was run in 1 52J4 He won all the way and St Florian Florin a great colt Loantaka Lantana La Tosca Tosco and His Highness were behind him He was 8 to 1 in the batting Charade was perhaps the longshot longish star of the American turf turfThe tufted The horses turf history in succinct form is shown by the table below Y ar Age Eaces Aces Won Second Third Unp UMP 1891 2 29 7 0 5 17 1892 3 30 5 0 10 15 1893 4 30 8 11 4 7 Theiearathe Thereafter keenest of winning strains of racing blood in Charade and Millbrook though it lost a great young sire when Patron died gains in the acquisition of Charade Riley Grannan Granada is still going to the Morris Park races He gets in the gates nowadays by virtue of a temporary injunction The question of its permanence will be settled Saturday Grannan Granada is likely to win the case Equity is all with him Grannan Granada is not charged with corrupt practices His offense was that of a 500 pres Ypres ¬ ent Kent to a jockey in 1895 Generally turf cases in legal avenues are slurred and badly treated Then too the turf should govern itself But there are fundamental principles that only the law of the land can settle Grannans Grandaunts case has some of such principles If Graiinan Grain has money and can pay the piper1 the young Keutuckian Kentuckian would do the racing world a sharp service by pushing his case to the bitter end through the best lawyers in the United States ExPresident Expedient Benjamin Harrison is the lawyer of all lawyers best fitted to handle a great case and command respectful attention from every court before which he appears The Grannan Granada case might be moulded molded so as to define racing and its socalled scaled gambling side If such a phase in legislation could be reached Grannans Grandaunts case would go on recoid recopied as a cause celebre Celebes The dregs of turf comment blames Tom Griffin for buying The Dragon out of a selling race at Latonia Antonia last Tuesday and fails to blame the Fleischmanns Freshman for claiming Sir Vassar out of the same race What rot The life of the sel seal ¬ ling race game is purchase If this were not true stake horses would be placed in soft spots and turf speculation petrified The Dragon won He was owned by Fleischmann Freshman Son and entered for 800 Sir Yassar Vassar ran sec ¬ ond bond He was entered at 700 a high price be ¬ cause be is a bad horse Griffin bid up and bought The Dragon for 1600 a reasonable price Clearing away all financial smoke Griffin traded Sir Vassar for The Dragon and gave 460 for his bargain Griffin made a good deal The Fleisch Flemish manus having Sir Vassar in the stable an ¬ nounce enounce that they will use him as a jumper

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