Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-02-06


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF A gentleman in this city recently wrote to Pa Bradley at Wilcox Wharf Ya to put a price on Traverser Traverse Bradley owns a half inter ¬ est in the colt and of course it was a natural supposition that ho might be willing to sell at a reasonable figure say twelve or fifteen thous thus ¬ and dollars Here is Bradley s reply I priced Traverser Traverse at Chicago before he started for California at 50000 and will now take that amount for him net Anything you can get above that figure you can have haveThe harvested The gentleman who wrote Bradley is now won ¬ dering daring just about what commission he is likely to get if he sells the colt Morning Telegraph Gene Leigh is in the western country again He will race in his own land until the Jockey Club tracks begin business Then and there ¬ after he del ares to become a New Yorker Leigh says Ive I've rented a house and stable containing twenty stalls within fifteen minutes of the Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Shepherd tracks and thirty minutes of the Brooklyn track I can lead a horse to either track without much inconvenience inconvenienceI inconvenience I think that Chris Fitzgerald will do the starting on the Jockey Club tracks of 1898 Tittsburg Pittsburgh Phil isnt isn't broke He lost 80000 in a lump on the end last fall But ho won between 300000 and 400000 in the earlier part of the season seasonBen seasonable Ben Brush is going to England EnglandIm England Im out of the breeding business forever What I sold for 90000 cost me 200000 The annual maintenance account of La Belle was more than 25000 Speaking of the Kentucky racing bill the En ¬ quirer quire says It has been the observation of the Enquirer correspondent during many heated discussions on the bill that men who breed horses to sell for racing purposes favor the measure while those who have arrayed them ¬ selves against it are for the most part men who are identified with the gambling end of the racing game j Senator Bronston Brownstone is very much in earnest in his endeavor to secure the passage of his bill pending before the Kentucky legislature to limit the length of race meeting In an inter ¬ view he is reported to have said That bill will be passed It was introduced at the re ¬ quest of the breeders of racing horses Hull Davidson in not the instigator of the bill as has been intimated The representative breed ¬ ers are of the opinion that racing has been overdone and that if track operators are per ¬ mitted emitted to go on unrestricted it is simply a matter of time until by forced legislation the j sport will be eternally killed This bill provides for a limit on racing to 15 days each spring and fall which is enough It makes the operation of a poolroom or a foreign book on a race track an offense punishable alone by imprisonment Not if I can prevent it will that bill die in the hands of any committee No sir From the weights assigned American horses engaged in the early English handicaps it is quite evident they are by no means held in slight esteem Here are the weights Lincoln ¬ shire Handicap one mile to be run March 22 James RKeenes Keeners St Cloud II 4 119 James R Keenes Keeners Voter 4 117 LorillardBeresford Lorillard stables Diakka Dakar 5 124 LorillardBeres Lorillard ¬ ford stables Sandia Candia 4 117 Jubilee Stakes one mile to be run May 7 at Kemptou Kempt Park Loril Lori ¬ lardBeresford larders stables Diakka Dakar 5 128 Loril Lori lardBoresford arbores stables Sandia Candia 4 122 Loril Lori lardBerosford larders stables Berzak Brake 4 108 James R Keenes Keeners Voter 4 120 James R Keenes Keeners St j Cloud II 4 115 A Cockburns Cockspurs David II 4 98 Richard Crokers Croakers Dobbins 8 98 1

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