Gossip of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1903-01-25


view raw text

GOSSIP OF THE TURF. When J. W. Schorr a few days ago read in an account of the races at Oakland that F. W. Brode had won a race in the fast time of 1 :27 for seven furlongs he immediately wired to his son J. F. Schorr, "Try to buy Brode at any ordinary price." F. W. Brode was formerly owned by Schorr. In his three-year-old career F. W. Brode beat Advance Guard and Yellow Tail, and established himself as the best colt of his age on the Pacific Coast. Tod Sloan and others tried to buy the colt and Schorr refused an offer of 4,C00 for him. A few weeks later the colt turned into the rankest of sulkers and Schorr shipped him to New Orleans, bat a small fortune on him to beat Sidney Lucas, Prince of Veronia and other horses that started in the 1899 Crescent City Derby. The wager was lost, but later on, in the Tennessee Derby, F. W. Brode was mado favorite and again the local brewer bet a large amount on his chances, but he was thoroughly beaten by Florizar, the Scoggan colt. Tho horse was then turned out and later shipped back to Frisco, where an effort was made to school him over the jumps. No amount of beating, thrashing or training had a tendency to make him run or jump. As the senior Schorr puts it, "Broda would just buck and then fall down in a heap." Two years rest has evidently made a changa in the i once highly-prizod colt and, remembering his early C. speed qualities, Schorr is now trying to purchase pLhim from his present owner, to whom he was sold PPMffairs are proceeding smoothly at the Fair Hknds. It is said that the Carr gate is to be PPJE-ed into the six-furlong chute and given a thor-Hough trial. It will be used to start all tho six-fur-: long dashes, of which there are about two each day If it proves successful it will be used at all points. The scheme is a good one. The gate could not be given a trial at a better point. The first turn is over one-quarter of a mile from it, so there will not be any crossing, bumping, etc., after the start. Mr. Tilles of the Fair Association said recently that if gentlemens races ware demanded ho would be glad to give them. " All I would desire," said Mr. Tilles, "is that the riders be sure-enough amateurs and men of business, and that there would not be any chance for professional boys, ringers or such to drop into them. I would like to have such races with riders confined to recognized country, golf, polo and hunt clubs; gentlemen known among riders all over the country; men of some edge and weight." St. Louis Bepublic. Seven English-bred two-year-olds, which were recently purchased from H. E. Leigh by T. Welsh, the trainer of Julius Fleisrhmanns stable, have arrived in this country. They will be sent at once to East Millstono, and will be raced this year in Mr. Fleischmanns colors if they turn out well. The youngsters are bred as follows: Bay colt, by Kendal Marquay; chestnut colt, by Ocean Wave-Veracious; bay colt, by Oriflame Cornelia; chestnut colt, by Crowberry Lenton filly; chestnut filly, by Sterling Bank Rivali; bay colt, by All Moonshine Caroline; bay colt, by Oriflame Vanity. The best of the lot is tho Kendal Marquay colt. Frank Leigh brought these two-year-olds over here. He has been acting as assistant trainer to his brother, Eugene, on the other side, and says that tho latter will have about sixty horses in France when the season there opens. They will be run in the colors of Frank Gardner, Richard Croker and H. E. Leigh. Frank Leigh also states that his brothers horses were not fairly treated by the English handicappers.and for that reason the campaign in France was undertaken. "Whiskey King will be as good a horse in the oast the coming season as he was at any time last year." l Such was the declaration made by J. F. Winters, , owner of the big Kantaka horse, last Friday at b BLNew Orleans. "I had intended to send him to j , b j Memphis long before this to rest him up and freshen him with an eastern campaign in view, but on account of the soreness in his Bhoulder, I dscided it would be better to turn him out somewhere near New Orleans, in order that trainer Johnson could run out and have a look at him every few days. To that end I have rented a flve-acro tract of land about five miles out of the city, and there Whiskey King and Suburban Queen are both turned out. The horse is doing finely and I am satisfied that he will be even better this year than he was last season, and he showed to be a horse of a lot of good class in the spring and early summer, up to the time he went sore. When I got him he was almost shoulder bound, and, though his trouble had partially left him, he never got rid of the soreness while I ran him here." Henry McDaniel, trainer for G. C. Bennett, has announced that he would ship the horses he has in training at New Orleans back to Memphis on Saturday. McDaniel has been very unfortnnate at New Orleans this winter. All his horses liked a fast track. The weather has bean bad and the going in wretched .shape most of the winter. This prevented him getting most of his string fit and the result has bsen that he has not won a race at tLo meeting. Frank Van Meter, trainer of His Eminenca, has concluded to train his stable at Louisville this season. He will ship his recent purchase, Inventor, and his crack threo-year-old, Incubator, from Lexington to Churchill Downs within the next ten days. Van Meter proposes to get these cracks into form, and, af tar capturing a race or two with them, sell them when any buyer reaches his price, and the proceeds he will invest in yearlings this year at the late spring and summer sales. Since becoming his property Van Meter has painted Inventors injured leg with a strong ointment, and he has now no doubt of the great four-year-old standing training, and expacts ho will do all that is asked of him this year. The colt is injured in one of the tendons on the outside of tho right fore leg. Van Meter believes the injury came from hitting his leg with one of his hind feet while rolling in a sand bed last summer when turned out at Ashland Farm. F. A. Daingerfield, manager of Castleton stud, says Inventor is one of the richest bred horses ever trained and raced in this country. His sire, Ingoldsby, is out of More Hill, by Macgregor, winner of tho 2,000 Guineas, and is one of the most highly prized Castleton stud matrons. Invontors dam, Duchess Caroline, by tha Amorican bred Foxhall, is out of Caroline, by the great Australian Bire, Musket, and hor dam is Carine, by the immortal Stockwell, so when done racing, in Major Daipgerfields estimation, Inventor should prove an invaluable sire. The first foal of 1903 at John E. Maddena Hamburg Place was dropped Monday morning, being a bay colt by the Futurity winner, Ogden Myrtle Harkness, winner of the Ashland Oaks, by Strath-more Papoose sister to Parole, by Leamington. This youngster is a half brother to Acef ul, winner of the Junior Champion Stakes last year and H. B. Durjeas present Epsom Derby candidate, and the first foal evar dropped in Kentucky by Ogden, which won tho Futurity Stakes in the colors of tho late Marcus Dal j. To settle a much disputed point as to which is the taller horse Kingston Or the Suburban winner, Ben Brush Major F. A. Daingerfield had the two great stars of Castleton Stud measured again last week. Kingston stands 15 hands 21 inches high, and Ben Brush 15 hands 2 inches. The latter horse, however, is much heavier, and his frame more maa-; sive than tho sire of Admiration and Ballyhoo Bey, 1 hence tho supposition of many horsemen that ; standing side by side Ben Brush was tho taller of : the two. Such a pair of great little giants were I probably never before together on ono farm,

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1900s/drf1903012501/drf1903012501_1_2
Local Identifier: drf1903012501_1_2
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800