Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1903-05-15


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. Concerning the disqualification of Tancred at Louisville Tuesday, the Courier Journal of Wednesday says: "Tancred, the winner of the last race yesterday, was disqualified because under the conditions of the race, the colt should have carried 102 pounds instead of 100. The rules of the "Western Jockey Club make the owner responsible for the weight. All bets stood and were paid as the horses finished, the bets being made with the expectation that Tancred would carry 100 pounds, according to the program. Tancred was entered in Capt, S. S. Browns name, but is under the management of "V. Hughe%, who has jockey Helgesen under contract. Hughes discovered his mistake as the horses were going to the post and rushed to the judges stand to ask permission to rectify the mistake. Judge Price declined to send the horses back, and told Hughes that he should have discovered his error earlier. I cannot keep several thousand people waiting here for half an hour longer because of your error. he said. If the horse is carrying the" wrong weight he will be disqualified. n "An examination of the entry sheet showed that the mistake was Hughes, and Tancred will receive no part of the purse, first money being awarded to Lady of the "West, second money to Altona, and third money to Hayward Hunter. "This is the second purse lost by Hughes after Tancred had shown his field the way home. At New Orleans last winter the horse was entered in a race in the name of V. Hughes. After he had won a protest was filed on the ground that the colt was really ; the property of Capt. S. S. Brown. An investigation showed that Tancred was in fact the Pittsburg millionaires horse, though there was room for doubt owing to the complicated nature of a deed of sale for the colt." Jockey Minder, who rides for August Belmont, accepted his first mount Tuesday since he was seriously shaken up in the accident at Aqueduct. He rode Mr. Belmonts Sail-maker in the first race, and no sooner had the barrier been raised than the gelding stumbled and Minder was unseated. He hung on to the bridle to save himself, but finally let go, and his foot catching in the stirrup, the boy was dragged for a hundred yards before he could get free. His escape from fatal injury was miraculous. A dispatch from the City of Mexico to the New York Sun says: "The Jockey Club has taken up the subject of constructing a racecourse. General Mena, president of the club, Alejandro, Escandon and Francesco Alfaro are the leading spirits of the movement. Speaking of the prospect of racing being started at an early day, Gen. Mena said: Two sets of plans are now under consideration by the directors, one or the other of which will probably be accepted within a brief period. The racing season will probably open in the spring of each year. Upon the first day of the season the Mexican Derby will be run, for which the club will give 0,-000 in added money. This much has been settled. Another item that has been settled is that the stands, stables and other buildings will be built principally of steel and stone and will be most ornamental and picturesque. " P. Gorman and "W. Clay, the owners respectively of Mary Glenn and Flying Ship, the two fastest three-year-old fillies that met twice at Louisville, have received word that they have contracted fever and are coughing at the Latonia track, where they were recently shipped. According to the reports both are in serious condition. Mary Glenn is decidedly one of the best three-year-olds of her sex so far shown in the west, and her loss would be a heavy blow not only to her owners, but to the turf.

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