Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-10-05


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF A recent issue of the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune says There was an echo of the recent meeting of the Turf Congress in this city last week which is proof that considerable illfeeling pilfering has been engendered among the magnates who were present It will be recalled that the Turf Congress turned down Manager Frank Fowlers kind invitation to attend the races at the New ¬ port track and also drove an additional nail in the cofBn cob of the foreign book Manager Fow Flow ¬ ler leer of the Newport track was heartily in favor of returning the foreign book but found few if any of the Turf Congress members who agreed with him L P Tarlton Carlton who was the presid preside ¬ ing King judge at the recent Newport meeting was unalterably against the foreign book and emphatically stated that he would not vote for its return Thursday night Mr Fowler met Judge Tarlton Carlton at a prominent hotel and took him to task for not favoring the return of the foreign book at the recent Turf Congress meeting Judge Tarlton Carlton stated that he was always against the foreign book and that under no circumstances would he have favored its return Mr Fowler then informed Judge Tarlton Carlton that in the future the Newport track would not re ¬ quire his services as its presiding judge judgeThis judgeships This was all that passed between the gentle ¬ men and there was no heated controversy as was reported in turf circles last night nightAt night At the Newport track yesterday Mr Fowler was very bitter in his denunciation of the methods of the Turf Congress and stated that in the future he would run his track to suit him ¬ self and without regard for the Turf Congress CongressJudge Congress Judge Tarlton Carlton was eminently correct in his stand The foreign book was an abomina abdominal ¬ tion ion Any racetrack that cannot prosper with ¬ out its evil profits has no legitimate reason for existence A special from New York says In all proba probe ¬ bility ability the next meeting will be the last ever held under the auspices of the Westchester Esthete Racing Association at Morris Park The finest racecourse in America within two years will give way to the march of progress and the grounds be cut up into streets and building lots The property cost the late John A Morris 1500000 His two sons have to an extent the money making instinct and at the expiration of their lease to the Westchester Esthete Racing Asso Assoc ¬ ciation caption it is authoritatively stated that they will abandon the maintenance of Morris Park entirely cut streets through it and go into the building line on an extensive scale The grounds are in the finest and most desirable part of Westchester Esthete and real estate there now commands a high figure and is constantly on the increase It is said that the property if utilized for the purpose mentioned would realize close to 5000000 The leading winners at the recent Gravesend Graves meeting were The Oneck Neck Stable 11180 James McLaughlin 4750 J W Schorr Scorer Son 3335 Sam C Hildreth Children 4055 George E Smith 2680 E O Pepper 3550 J D Smith 1825 P S P Randolph 2075 Turney Tourney Bros Brows 1495 Philip J Dwyer 1015 J W Colt 2600 A H D H Morris 1190 W B Jennings 6255 W H j Clark 4725 J J McCafferty 2350 C Fleisch Flemish manns mans Sons 4350 George J Long 2540 E S Gardner Son 1875 Goughacres Doughfaces Stable 1140 August Belmont 1680 F Gebhard Gerhard 1680 Bromley Brome Co 1170 J E Madden 3905 Mr Chamblet Hamlet 1290 1290Jean Jean Beraud Bead may show at the present West Chester meeting that he is really what he was at one time deemed by far the best twoyear twofer old in the east At any rate he is now working in something like the form that made hie hide early fame Morning Telegraph of Monday says of him Jean Beraud Bead accompanied by High De ¬ gree agree for the last half mile went six furlongs in 117 Both went in capital style and in regard to Jean Beraud Bead he will take some beating in any of the engagements for which he may be started His stake engagements at the meeting are the Rancho del Paso for two yearolds earls run on Saturday next Eclipse Course and the Champagne Stakes on Saturday the 15th last seven furlongs of the Withers Mile In the Rancho del Paso on Saturday Martimas Martians and Jean Beraud Bead will meet at even weights 122 pounds and as Mr Hendrie Henries will endeavor to get a jockey that will keep his colt straight the meeting between the pair will be most in ¬ teresting teething as both will go to the post in the pink of condition conditionThe condition The mutuels mutes are on at Latonia Antonia but the books are on also With the two systems in operation at the same time on an American race track it can always be depended upon that the bulk of the betting patronage will go to the books even if they are conducted on the contemned syndicate plan The reason is not far to seek The American bettor is an impatient creature and when he bets always wishes to know what he is to receive if he wins In making a book bet he knows this the moment he makes up his mind to bet In the mutuel mutual system he makes his bet blindly and cannot know what his profit will be until the horses are off and the boxes closed That is all there is to it As a matter ot fact the mutuels mutes at Latonia Antonia have steadily paid a much greater rate of odds than the bookmakers have laid but the patronage goes to the books notwith nitwit ¬ standing With Pitnlico Pinion frozen out by the Jockey Club in favor of Bennings Jennings of course Mr Howland Holland ought to offer some encouragement to breeding to stand as a reason why thoroughbred sport finds a richer and more prolific soil at Washing ¬ ton than at Baltimore He is going to do it He is going to offer an oldfashioned olfaction two and a half mile cup race at the coming meeting to which Mr Belmont will add 500 and Mr Eustis Testis 500 The entrance fee will be 50 with 20 extra for starters so that if Mr Howland Holland himself comes forward with a liberal donation to the event it ought to be valuable enough to attract a good field and make a really interesting contest Morning Telegraph TelegraphH TelegrapH H D Cnrley Curly Brown gave up starting with the close of the Newport meeting and according to a Cincinnati newspaper will devote his time to training and racing a stable of racehorses Since he came east from Cali Ali ¬ fornia Formica some years back Brown has given entire satisfaction wherever he has been engaged to do the starting and his determination to retire from a profession about which he was an enthusiast is quite a surprise surpriseThe surprise The betting ring at Newport controlled by a syndicate of which George C Bennett and Ed ¬ die Austin were the heads in the eleventh hour managed to pull out of the hole and wind up the meeting a little winner The syndicate at one time was 12000 in the hole but managed to win it all back The defeat of Loving Cup in the last race aided the ring materially Cin Cain ¬ cinnati innate Commercial Tribune The fine 2yearolds belonging to Mrs E O Pepper that Gene Leigh has been campaigning on the New York tracks are to be sold at public auction October 20 It is safe to predict that Kentucky Colonel and Black Venus will bring stiff prices for they are both about as good as any of their age shown this year

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