Gossip of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1902-12-21


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. According to "Virginia" Bradley. Robert Wad dell, which won the American Derby in 1901, may race again nest season. The colt haB been Buffering for nearly a year from a broken shoulder bone, but that has mended perfectly and Bradley says it will never hurt the colts chances again. The only ailment now is in the ligaments which have contracted, caused by the fact that the colts leg has been useless so long. "You would never know Robert," says Bradley. "He is as fat as a hog and has grown so much in the last year that if he is able to train on I believe he will be the best five-year-old in the country next season. He had no equal as a thres-yqar-old and but for his hard luck he would have gone right on boating those stake horses every time he met them, no matter what weight he had up. That is where the handicappers always made a mistake with Robert. He was a little colt, but as powerful ns an ox and could carry as much weight as Advance Guard, Pink Coat, Sidney Lucas or any of those older horses." Several Americans who spent the last racing season in France, being asked their opinion of the effect of the verdict in the suit of J. Reiff against the Vie an Grand Air, said they believed it by no means restored Beiffs license, but the good effect of the evidence of St. Saulges owner and trainer was not to be denied. Reiffs next step will be to apply to the stewards of tho French Jockey Club for a restoration of his license. M. Edmond Blanc, one of the most noted turfmen of France, is supporting Reiff, and if reinstated the young American will ride for M. Blanc for a salary of 5,000 per annum.

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