Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1902-02-27


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF Jockey Willie Caywood has received an offer to ride the ensuing season for Baron E von Mysyro wicz one of the most prominent turfmen in Russia Caywood had been considering offers to go abroad for several weeks carrying on negotiations through Frank Schaffenburger of Vienna who acts as an agent between American jockeys and Russian and Austrian owners Schaffenburger tells Caywood ha will guarantee the latter earnings amounting to 6000 for the season The contract as offered by Schaffenburger names 3000 from the Baron as a retainer for first call on the jockeys services in addition to which he is to receive 50 rubles about 26 for each winning mount and 5 per cent of the first money of the purse For being placed second or third he is to receive 25 rubles The contract further agrees to allow Caywood to accepta second call on his services and also to pay all his travel ¬ ing expenses and his board and lodging ort if pre ¬ ferred 7 rubles a day and his hotel bill Schaffen ¬ burger has asked Caywood to recommend two other good American jockeys whom ho says he can easily place in good positions at good salaries Caywood has virtually decided to accept the Barons offer and will cable him to that effect in a few days Lord Marcus Beresford has written to Tod Sloan who is in Paris urging him to apply for a renewal for his English license to ride In view of Lord Beresfords connection with the Kings stable and the understanding that William C Whitney is anxious for Sloans reinstatement it is generally lieved that the application will be successful

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