Gossip of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1903-01-22


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GOSSIP OF THE XURF. A rumor has been circulated at Buffalo, N. Y.. that The Jockey Club had announced its intention of assuming charge of the defunct Kenilworth track in that city by paying off itb debts and placing M. S. Denslow in charge of the plant. According to the story, the officials of the eastern body were of the opinion that by this plan the track, would make enough, under the management of Mr. Denslow, in a short time to place it on a paying basis after liquidating the debts. Mr. Denslow it is said is non-communicative on the subject. He would neither confirm nor deny the report, but, from the attitude he assumed when ,asked regarding the matter, there is likely to be nothing in the story. It was thought at first that one or more individual members of The Jockey Club might have had such designs on the track, as it is a well known fact that many persons prominent in turfdom regard the Kenilworth plant as a valuable pieca of property, and bslieve that with proper management the track could be put on a paying basis. There promises to bo some lively times when the case comes up before the referee on the 22d of next month, wherutho .creditors, of ...the .association will be c6mpeiledto show cause why the association should not go into voluntary bankruptcy. Philip J. Dwyor, president of the Brooklyn Jockey Club, was formally put in absolute charge of the Metropolitan Jockey Clubs new racecourse at Jamaica at a meeting of the stockholders hold at Delmonicos last Saturday. While it has been generally understood that Mr. Dwyer would have much to do with the direction of the course and would also outline its programs, final arrangements to that Effect were not com-pletad until the meeting montioned was held. Mr. Dwyer took up the management of the new track only after much persuasion, on account of his arduous duties in connection with the Brooklyn Jockey Club. He is one of the most capable and sensible racing men in the country, with many years of experience on which to base his actions, and the new aspirant for the racing publics favor is to be congratulated. It will be interesting to racing folk to know that the entiro Brooklyn Jockey Club force of officials will be taken over to the new track. Says a dispatch from New Orleans to the Cincinnati Enquirer: "Somebodys error has proved a serious setback for the future career of the colt that ran here last Saturday in the colors of H. T. Griffin under the name of Sir Roche. When application for a name was filed with the Registry Office of The Jockoy Club Griffins desire was to call the youngster 8t. Roche. A letter with the needed sanction was sent him, but it did not reach here in time for Saturdays race.. In tho meantime a telegram had been sent asking for the name of the colt, and the reply was Sir Rdcho.THo was carded in this way, and now comas word.fromthe registry offico that this name has been awarded some other colt, and he must bo called St. Roche. Under tho western rules once a horse has started under a certain name it cannot" be changed. In other words, if Griffin obeys the orders of tho eastern powers ho dabars his colt from racingin the west. The injustice of the law has been made apparent before." A visit to Louisvilles training groundsjlast week found everything in a great bustle. Tho stables wintering there are few iniownership, but quite large in numbers of horses. The weather conditions were not favorable for training, and owners and trainers wero hugging the fires, discussing their plans and indulging in predictions as.Jto the Derby and Suburban and other events. Those wintering at Louisville are R. Tucker, E. Corrigan, P. Dunne, W. F. Schnlte, "Brown Dick," Fred Cook, George Long, JohnjE. Madden ;and 1 some scattering ones. About the grounds there -was great activity. Teams and men wero hurrying hithor and thither, carrying dirt and building material. Jockey Nash Turner has arrived at New York from Hot Springs after a hunting trip through Texas and Arkansas, and will rest up for a few days before sailing for France to ride for W. K. Vanderbilt. Turner looks in good physical condition and weighs about 120 pounds stripped. He will be able to reduce considerably, and with anything like good material to ride ought to show something of his old-time form in that country. Spencer, who was with Turner on his western hunting trip, is expected to return to New York in a few days. He will ride in Austria the coming season. The stewards of tho National Hunt and Steeplechase Association at a recent meeting passed the following resolution : "Resolvedj That no sanction shall be given by the stewards to any meeting to run steeplechase or hurdle races until tho jumps and courses shall-have been pronounced satisfactory by the committee of the stewards appointed for the purpose. "Further, That the secretary be instructed to Bind a copy of thisrcsclutioc toth- several -.associations in the State of New York." This action is calculated to prevent a repetition of the numerous accidents last season duo to the poor condition of the stesplechaso course at certain tracks, particularly Gravesend. The St. Simons-Lady Reel lilly. Lady Languish, for which August Belmont paid tho record price of S2d,C00 as a weanling, has developed into a snperb looking two-year-old and much is expected of her this season. Mr. Belmont bought the filly chiefly because of her magnificent breeding. Lady Languishs sire, St. Simon, is considered to be the worlds greatest stallion, while her dam, Lady Keel, was the dam of the great Hamburg. Mr. Belmonts horses are divided up into two strings for the winter. One is at Garnet, S. C. in the care of John Whalen, a protege of Mr. Bolmonts regular trainer, John Hyland, while tho latter has the other string at Babylon. Masterman and Namtor, the best four-year-ods in Mr. Belmonts stable are at Babylon and Garnet, respectively, and both will be pointed for tho spring handicaps. Among the two-year-olds is a filly named Mica, which is a full sister to Uizzen. Monte Carlo and Tantalus Cup, Dr. J. G. Lymans three-year-olds wintering at Iroquois Stud, Lexington, Ky in charge of trainer W. N. House, are looking well and are as rugged and healthy as old campaigners, and fit right now to go into training. House, however, is going slow with the pair, espocially the former, as the son of Pontiac will bo pointod by his trainor for Realization honors.

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