Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-05-19


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF Even the conservative English turf is falling in line with modern progress and has now adopted the number system of distinguishing the horses The following notice to this effect was recently posted at Newmarket Newark In order to assist the public in identifying in the pad ¬ dock the horses running at the meeting the Newmarket Newark stewards have given instructions for the distribution of badges bearing numbers corresponding with those on the card such badges to be strapped to the arm of the lad riding or leading the horse Any lad refusing to comply with these instructions will be re ¬ ported to the stewards The stewards request that trainers will do their best to facilitate this arrangement and make a point of returning the badges Morning Telegraph Rubicon recently changed owners in a way that was hardly creditable to those concerned if the following from a Frisco newspaper is cor coir ¬ rect react The turfmen Turkmen were highly amused yester ester ¬ day at the clever way in which the Widbor Windsor stable secured the wellknown welkin race horse Rubi Rubik ¬ con for 300 at sheriffs sale With the excep except ¬ tion ion of Trainer Short there was not a single racing man at the sale Racing was going on at Oakland and the horse was sold at Ingleside Ingles the only outsider present being one of Galen Browns rubbers who only had 10 with him and could not afford to take chances by bidding He was present by accident and not by request As the horse cost Widber Wider Co 2500 and was d for 300 it is extremely probable that the raie raise will be set aside by the courts particularly as it is common gossip that several wellknown welkin race horse owners were willing to go to 1500 or 2000 for the crack weightpacker weight

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