Hawthorne's Big Race., Daily Racing Form, 1898-09-28


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HAWTHORNES HAWTHORNS BIG RACE RACEForecaster Forecaster Cox United States Signal Service was consulted before the Hawthorne manage ¬ ment meant assigned the date of October 8 for the de ¬ cision scission of the Stallion Stakes The official as ¬ serted sorted that not since the records have been kept by the government has there been rain fall between the dates of October 5 and 8 Further ¬ more Mr Cox declared that the possibilities of a bright sunshiny day were better this year than ordinarily because of the excessive rain ¬ fall of September At the time of the Corbett Corvette Fitzsimmons fight at Carson City the Chicago weather clerk when asked to prognosticate the atmospheric conditions of March 17 1897 so arranged matters two months prior to such date that the day was exactly as he predicted it would be Therefore lovers of horse racing may rest as ¬ sured soured that on October 8 next they will be treated to the best the west has afforded this year in the shape of a contest participated in by youngsters of the highest class It is tiue tie that Jean Beraud Bead is not eligible ho having been declared by his breeders Gideon Daly Dally and W Ovorton Overtone will not appear his sire never hav have ¬ ing King been nominated but who shall say that the winner of this great race will not live longer in turf history than either of these twoyearold toehold stars of the early season seasonWhen season When first it was announced that the Stallion Stakes was to be run off at once there went up a protest from certain breeders as to negligence on the part of the promoters of the race in the particular of not advertising the date of declar declare ¬ ations actions One of these men argued through the columns of a largely circulated newspaper that the fair thing to do in justice to all parties would be to allow nominators of colts and fillies to declare out at any date before the race for say 15 or 20 each entry He further stated that breeders and owners had supposed the race declared off offSecretary offertory Secretary Harry Kuhl Kohl states that so far from entertaining any idea of declaring off the Stal Stale ¬ lion Stakes that at the accustomed time he caused to be inserted in a column devoted by the Spirit of the Times to declarations for stakes the regulation notice He says If any colt or filly now stands for a forfeit it is the fault of no one save the nominator We are not to blame for the oversight of horsemen Of course somebody must pay the forfeits of the 185 still eligible to start It is not the fiist fist time that owners of horses have taken a chance to win a tannery with a shoe string and after the chance was gone cried about the hardship of paying forfeit forfeitAS forfeitS AS the matter now stands and should no for ¬ feit feint ever be paid the winner will receive a handsome sum of money Of the 5000 in added money 4000 will be his and added to this the 2855 already paid in for declarations this amount augmented by the 1000 received for stallion entrance fees much of which accom Tacoma ¬ panied paned the several nominations Thus 7855 in cash is now in the hands of the treasurer at Hawthorne to be turned over to the owner of the winner Should there be fifteen starters the second horse will receive 1600 and the third horse 300 The owner of the sire of the winner will receive 750 of the second horse 450 of the third horse 300 A marked peculiarity in the conditions of the race is the fact that the less the number of starters the more money for the winning horse as he gets no part of the starting money but all the for ¬ feit feint money moneyThe money The Chicago Racing Association clearly out ¬ lines its policy as to placing racing on the high ¬ est plane not only by the institution of such a CONTINUED ON SECOND PAGE HAWTHORNES HAWTHORNS BIG RACE Continued from 1st Page turf feature as the Stallion Stakes but also by the persistency with which its consummation has been carried out Today it is not in sport as it was the year wherein the conditions of this stake were promulgated and the 5000 added money is in comparison a much larger sum now than then as witness the shrinkage in value of such stakes as the The American Derby Still Edward Corrigan and his busi bus ¬ ness associates instead of allowing the race to be forgotten and returning the money in hand for declarations insist on completing the scheme although it is an absolute certainty that on the day the race is run there will be a deficit in the amout amount of money 7500 necessary to be taken in to make the association whole

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