Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-06-01


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF The New York Sun describes the eastern bet ¬ ting system which is likely to bo in vogue at Washington Park The system has stood all legal tests and came out of speculation at the Brooklyn track over last Saturdays racing racingThe racing The first real signs of activity were noticed in the big betting ring where 100 members of the Metropolitan Turf Association were receiving their allotted places from the managers This occurred about 1 oclock o'clock and there was a great hustle Bookmakers do not occupy the high boxes of olden days but are compelled to sit on stools and chairs surrounded by their clerks and money handlers The only way they can show the odds on the different races is by means of little cards along the edges of which are small strips of slate for the betting It was so hard to make out the prices yesterday that when the first race had been run the bookies were almost mobbed by the bettors who climbed all over them to get odds and also cashin cashing So much confusion prevailed that the pencillers penciled more than once cast longing looks at the old boxes which stood unoccupied along one side of the ring ringOrnament internment Ornament is doing very well since his easy victory in the Brooklyn Most of the horses engaged in the big race were exorcised Sunday and of some of them the Morning Telegraph says Ornament was out and trotted and cantered The wiry chestnut was looking and feeling good Ornament is undoubtedly one of the toughest and gamest bits of horseflesh seen in many a year His present form is extra ¬ ordinary when the hammering he received in his 2 and 3yearold careers is taken into con ¬ sideration ideation True with the exception of Ben Holladay Holland the field he defeated on Saturday was rather ordinary but he won so easily that it is hard to say how much he had in hand It is to bo hoped that ho will keep all right at least until after Suburban day as it looks as if he may accomplish the unprecedented feat of placing both the big handicaps to his credit creditOrnaments creditor Ornaments trouble is however rather seri ¬ ous onus The inside suspensory suspensor ligament on his nigh foreleg is strained and practical horsemen know how serious this is The horse is liable to break down at any time especially should we have the much desired dry spell and the going becomes hard But even in the event of Orna Lorna ¬ ment meant going to the post for the Suburban in as good fettle as he is at the present time I do not think that he will have any walkover On a dry track Ben Holladay Holland will run an altogether dif ¬ ferent ferment race although he would have a better chance of taking Ornament into camp were the distance a mile and a half halfA alfA A weight for age race at that distance be ¬ tween teen Ornament Ben Holladay Holland and Bowling Brook would do more to elevate racing than a hundred sprinting affairs I have an idea that over a distance Bowling Brook is the best horse in training Taking a line through Mirthfuls Mirthful defeatof defeat Sly Fox and with Bowling Brook at least twenty pounds better than Mirthful it looks exceedingly probable that the Morris horse is the best horse in training over a dis dais ¬ tance stance tanceBen stance Ben Holladay Holland was also out and did walking and trotting excercise exercise The raking Hanover horse showed the effects of his race on Satur Saturn ¬ day looking tucked up and a bit tired tiredAbout turnabout About the first thing Dr Eichborg Echoer did after he had been added to the Fleischmann Freshman string at high cost was to develop a case of partial paralysis of the loins He is now under treat ¬ ment meant and is expected to recover shortly Ed Corrigan and his former trainer Howard Williams have split up Mr Corrigan it is said will himself train the three which he has here Williams will devote his entire time and attention to four or five which he himself has including Bon Jour Cincinnati Enquirer

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