Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-04-26


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF TURFSpringfield Springfield by St Albans Albany Vision by Marsyas Marisa who recently died in England was the best sprinter of his day The general opinion was that he could have gone a distance as well if he had ever been asked to do so He was foaled in 1873 at Hampton Court Stud and was therefore twentyfive twenty years old when ho was destroyed at Green Lodge Newmarket Newark March 30 He was bred on the good old cross of Stockwell Stock on Touchstone As a yearling he was purchased by Mr J H Houldsworth Holds for 100 He won the first race in which he started defeating Fore ¬ runner who ran second to Kisber Kaiser in the Derby of 1876 Mr Baltazzis Palazzos future Derby winner then known as the Mineral colt beat Springfield in the Dewhurst Demurest Plato it is true but the latter showed so much improvement in his threeyear three old form that it is more than likely that he would have turned the tables had he been en xtred treed in the Derby of 1876 1876Springfield Springfield was a beautiful horse with great size and reach and full of quality His tremen tremens dous duos burst of speed can be best judged by the fact that he lowered the colors of such brilliant sprinters as Lollypop Lowlander and Ecossais Corsairs That he could stay he showed by giving Silvio Silvia twelve pounds and an easy beating in the Cham Chan ¬ pion piton Stakes at a rnileand rifleman a quarter in 1877 In the following year he went to the stud at Hamp Champ ¬ ton Court He sired a Derby winner in Sanfoin Anoint but his best son was Ruperra Rupert However he will best be remembered as the sire of Margarette Margaret the dam of Galtee Goatee More Ho is the sire of the promising twoyearold toehold JPrestidigitatrice Prestidigitator win I ner near of the Arlington and Mount Vernon Stakes at the Bennings Jennings meeting Spirit of The Times Commenting on a recent San Francisco sen seen ¬ sation satin the Breeder and Sportsman correctly says The defalcation of City Treasurer Wid Wide ber beer is laid at the door of racing but it is a set ¬ tled tiled fact that dollars went into mining where cents were invested in tickets on gallopers When a person goes wrong it makes one think of the old gag Who did it and the answer Why Tom Collins Whether the defaulting city official had any interest in race horses or not it is known that those he is alleged to have owned won a lot of money lately so that he couldnt couldn't be out much on the deal

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