Gossip of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1903-02-28


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. Durnell and Herz would like to have EherifC carry their colors in the Crescent City Derby. The owners of McChesney have made overtures to Morris Hayman, owner of the Ornament colt, looking to the purchase of the colt, but their chances for getting him do not appear rosy. Hayman has, in fact, refused to give them a price on the son of Ornament. He is, naturally, very sweet on the colt, as he has been one of the most consistent performers at the track, having won a majority of his races, and having been unplaced but twice in many starts. Hayman thinks that the chances of Sheriff Bell in the Crescent City Derby are second to those of no other horse engaged in it, and it would take a pretty stiff sum to induce him to part with the coif before the running of the Derby. Mr. Murphy, the Philadelphia railroad and iron millionaire, will return to the turf this season. He intends to start his establishment in a modest way, but will add to it materially as the season progresses, and as the opportunity to secure good horses presents itself. Mr. Murphy was prominent as an owner during the seasons of 1S99 and 1900 and during the early part of the season of 190i. During the latter part of 1901 Mr. Murphys business interests compelled him to retire from active participation in turf affairs, and the horses were taken west and sold. The stewards last "Wednesday decided to lift the suspension against jockey Helgesen pending investigtion. Capt S. S. Brown, to whom Helgesen is under contract, has been in New Orleans for several days, and has interested himself in the boys behalf. Helgesen was set down for a bad ride on Honolulu. At the time the stewards said that much of Helgesens riding throughout the entire meeting had been unsatisfactory. Helgesens mounts were made by trainer V. Hughes. The stewards stated that they considered the boy had had bad advisers.and concluded they would give him another chance, but they warned him that his efforts in the saddle would have to be consistent. The announcement is made that the "Westchester Racing Association has secured a . new lease, according to the terms df which at least five more race meetings will be held at the famous old Morris Park, those of the spring and fall of this year and of the next year and that of the spring of 1905. The new lease really expires on January 17, 1905, but it is said to be certain that the spring next ensuing will be available also for the meeting of the old association at the famous old course. The lesser is the Van Nest Land and Improvement Company, of which David Hennen Morris is president. This company has a capitalization of ,000,000 and owned Morris Park for several years. Up to the time it had been supposed that this year would be the last of racing at the "Westchester track. Last year the New York and Port Chester Railroad Company bought the control of the Van Nest Company, a minority of the stock remaining in the Morris family. The railroads line is to cut almost through the center of the racing park, and eventually the entire track is to be cut up into building lots. By the terms of the new lease, however, the railroad company agrees that if it begins to build its line through the park before January, 1905, it must not be interfere with the race track proper, nor "throw a shadow" on it, this latter clause being a recognition of the fact that a race horse will stop when he comes to a shadow, The railroad company will, therefore, at least temporarily, be obliged to tunnel under the stretch of park where the race tracks are laid out, making a subway about 300 feet long. William Jennings, of Mount "Washington, Md., is one of the oldest and best known breeders and trainers in America. He bred Ballinkeel and he trained the great four-miler Glenmore. In the early eighties, when that mighty man with a racing pen, Charles J. Foster, was alive, he christened Glen-mores owner "Farmer" Jennings. For some years Mr. Jennings did not enjoy the best of health, and his familiar face and colors were missed on metropolitan tracks. This season he brings back his old-time vigor and what is believed to be a strong stable. Besides that, "William Jennings, Jr., a chip of the old block, takes charge of the active training interests. The full stable is as follows: Green Erin, b. f, 4, by Dutch Roller Woodranee. Nuptial, ch. f, 4, by Atlantic Mary Stone. Malabar, b. c, 3, by Dutch Roller Miss Lillian. Plantaganet, br. c, 3, by The Friar Lena. Springbrook, b. f, 3, by Bowling Brook Zora. Kite, b. f, 3, by Dutch Roller Lou Rhett. Highland Mary, br. f , 3, by Atlantic Mary Stone. Edanna, b. f, 2, by Sailor King Miss Lillian. Sailors Delight, ch. f, 2, by Sailor King "Woodranee. Solon Shingle, b. g, 2, by Dutch Roller-Mabel D. Sea Cloud, blk. f, 2, by Sailor King Mary Stone. Altanela, b. f, 2, by Sailor King Wesa. Captain Fred Fresgrave, the manager of the Goughacres stable, has signed "Willie Haaek, a 90-pound boy, to ride for the stable this year. Haack has been riding at New Orleans this winter and Presgrave says he is the best youngster in the crop of new riders perfoming there. Plans for a new field stand at Saratoga have been completed. It will be of steel, 300 feet long and U5 feet deep, capable of seating 2,000 spectators. The betting enclosure will be SS feet long and CI feet wide, with a restaurant and bar adjacent. Gus Straus has sold for a private price to J. "W. Owen, of Berlin, 111., the racehorse Rey del Rey, by Norfolk Marian, and he will be placed in the old stud there. Rey del Rey won 1,454 on the turf and is a brother to the unbeaten El Rio Rey and Emperor of Norfolk, and a half brother to Yo Tambien. Charley Ellison, who has the derby colt Skilful and others at Memphis, has received word that the Jockey Club has accepted the names of his two-year-olds. The youngsters are well engaged in all the western baby events and at Saratoga, where the stable will campaign after the "Washington Park meeting. Ellisons two-year-olds are: John P. Mayberry, b. c, by Albert Amabel. King Croker, ch. c, by Kingston Wantage. Esheron, b. g, by Esher Santa Rosa II. Fox Lake, b. c, by "Water Level Vigilette. Preakness, b. c, by Belvidere Crochet. Vetina Belle, ch. f, by Cayuga Golden Reel. I

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