Racing Gossip., Daily Racing Form, 1896-12-10


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RACING GOSSIP Green B Morris is one of the old school of turfmen Turkmen a school that has but few members left at the present time and has owned as ma y good horses in his time as falls to the lot of most man to own As a trainer he has long been ac ¬ knowledged knowledge as one of the best in the country and more than one big stake has gone to the credit of his stable only because his horse was tha than best conditioned animal on that occasion and not because he had really the best horse in tha than race raceGreens acrogens Greens reticence regarding his horses and tkeir their chances and his ability to keep his own secrets have contributed in no small way to his success though these same characteristics have serTed sorted to make him somewhat unpopular among certain knights of the pencil with whom he has been thrown in contact contactThe contact The first time I ever met the veteran was along in the early 80s says a turf gossip He was then at New Orleans with his stable and one morn ¬ ing King bright and early I ran up against him when making my rounds and asked him how Apollo was doing Apollo at that time was the tip for the Kentucky Derby and the only horse that was looked upon by good judges as having even an outside chance of beating Runnymede Runny a colt that was being especially prepared by the Dwyers Dyers to carry off the blue ribbon of Ken ¬ tucky tuck tuckyAint tuck Aint Saint no count the old man told me Aint Saint no count and he never could win no Derby if I started him and so dont don't spose spouse I shall Some fools think hes hems a right smart hoss hoses but he aint Saint aintLater anteater Later on that same day I met Charley Pettin Petting gill who was then campaigning a stable among the members of which wore such good ones as Fair Couat Coat and Queen Bess Bests and I told him what Morris had said Pettingill Petting laughed loud and long as he remarked Thatt That just Green all over Let him alone and the first thing you know he will give a tip on the race without your asking askingAs asking As the days went by I saw a good deal more of Careen and learned to like him in spite of his apparently gruff ways The night before he shipped from the Orescent Crescent City to Louisville meeting him in a down town resort he said The colts doing right well and ef nothin nothing hap ¬ pens hell go to the post Derby day You might have a little bet on him cause ef I start him nd Im morn likely to etll ell take a right smooth hoss hoses to get away from him at the wire wireWell firewall Well Apollo did goto grotto the post and won much to the astonishment of Eunnymedes Unnamed backers and that I had a small bet on him goes without saying sayingThe saying The veterans first bid for the American Derby race at Washington Park was made with Favor and had both day and track been good it is more than probable that he would have been returned the winner instead of Volante Volant His second essay was with Strathmeath Treatment and then success crowned his efforts That Strathmeath Treatment was not the best horse in the race Mr Morris has time and time again admitted but says he He was the best hoss hoses that day and thats hats how he came to get the money1 The biggest disap diaper ¬ pointment ointment that he ever owned was doubtless Sallie a daughter of the famous Miss Woodford Woodward and by Salvator Salvatore a king in his own right For this fellow he paid a big price as a yearling and that she never earned her keep is a matter of history Mr Morris has had his share of the nps naps and downs incident to a turf career and now that he is getting into the sere and yellow leaf is entitled to the rest and ease that ha has earned Dr E F McLeans CLeans yearlings have been less than happily named as follows Regulator b c by Ben Strome Stone Craftie Craftier CraftieTarleton Craftiest Tarleton Carleton b c by Blue Tyes Tykes Pericolor Percale PericolorJackanapes Jackanapes b c by Leonatus Lents Belle of Run nymede unmade nymedeCorncracker Corncracker Corncrake Br c by Portland Claretta Claret ClarettaWachusett Wachusett Bacchus ch c by Sir Dixon Nina Archer ArcherMoray Archer Moray ch c by Blue Eyes Money Musk MuskEscapade Muskegs Escapade b f by Blue Eyes Mandolin MandolinCarmelita Mandolin Carmelita Carmelite b f by 8ir Dixon Villette Gillette VilletteMagdalita Magdalita Magdalena b f by Pirate of Penzance Penance Julia W WRotha WRoth Rotha Roth b f by Deceiver Znlite Nellie ZnliteRevoke Revoke br f by Sir Dizon Dixon Adele Pleasant Hours b f by Farandole Farad Mrs Chubbs Chubs

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