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


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NOTES OF THE TURF Capt Caput Ben Harris has invented a racing bridle with a spring blind attachment to be used on bad actors at the starting gate When lined up the bad actor is placed in position at the gate the starter pulls the lever to the barrier the jockey pulls a string to the bridle which makes the blinds fly backward and the horse darts away It worked to a charm on Pescador Escudo ana twenty or more others that are anything but angelic at tho thou post and the chances are Capt Caput Harris has invented a contrivance of great value to owners of badtempered horses Breeder and Sportsman SportsmanA Sportsman A San Francisco exchange says in its issue of last Thursday Lonnie Leonie Clayton considered one of the best horse pilots in America signed a contract last Tuesday to ride for E Corrigan the coming season The Conygau Conga string will leave about May 5th and the big turfmans turbans gallopers are well engaged at Latonia Antonia Oakley Ankle and on the Canadian circuit There is talk of recruiting a regiment from among the vast number of touts at the track They will furnish their own gun smokeless powder and lamps If nerve is necessary in the makeup of a soldier they will all return with medals San Frartgjgco Call CallThe Althea The old roan veteran Tim Murphy was so badly cut down in a raco race at Ingleside Ingles last Wednesday that his racing career is supposed to be ended He has had a wonderful career as a race horse and is certainly entitled to well earned retirement retirementThe retirement The Louisville Jockey Club has refused to consent to the proposed ten days extension of the Newport meeting consequently racing over the Queen City track will come to a close May3 The Kentucky Association track at Lexington is to be offered for sale soon the St Louis cap ¬ italists italics who now own it being tired of a race track over which it appears impossible to con ¬ duct racing without losing money moneyThe money The promising light weight jockey Spencer has left San Francisco for New York where it it is reported he will ride for the brothers Thompson under Jimmy Rowes Owes management managementJockey management Jockey H Martin has so far recovered from his recent attack of pneumonia that he is now on his way to Chicago where he will begin his work as jockey for Tom Ryan RyanCapt Raincoat Capt Caput Jas Jabs H Rees is in San Francisco sight seeing and having a good time generally but not to take his old place as presiding judge at the tracks tracksThis tracksuits This week at Ingleside Ingles and two more at Oak ¬ land will wind up the California racing season of 189798 189798Jockey Jockey N Turner leads the riding talent at 1 Newport with twelve wins out of thirtyone thirty mounts

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