Gossip of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1903-11-29


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. John A. Drakes horses have gone into winter quarters at Sheepshead Bay. They were taken to the course of the Coney Island Jockey Club by trainer Enoch AVishard, and the present intention is that they will remain there all through the cold weather. Wishard has given no intimation of the future racing plans of Mr. Drake, and merely says: "All I know is that the horses will go into winter quarters at Coney Island. I suppose they will stay there all through the cold weather, and they will be thrown out of training. Mr. Drake has made no announcement of his future intentions. The horses shipped well and are in the very best of condition." Among the most prominent in the even dozen that are now at Coney Island are: Runnels, a recent winner at Bennings; High Chancellor, winner of the Columbia Handicap on the opening day of the Bennings meeting; Ort Wells, South Trimble, Jocund, Bobadil, Orly, and AVyeth. The principal improvement that has been occupying the minds and time of the Crescent City management is the work on the track itself, and those that have had the task in charge seem to have fully accomplished what they set about to do. All the old black soil that has been washing over it for the last fifteen years has been removed, the grade or slope of the track from the outer rail has been made less steep, and in some places a cut of 22 inches has been made and a new top dressing laid on. As the track appears today it looks as if it ought to stand the wear and tear of the heavy rains to which it will be subjected and be safer and smoother. Ed Cole, who will act as associate judge at the Los Angeles meeting this winter, has received word from Manager J. W. Brooks that there are already three hundred horses on the ground, and, that the prospects are very good for a great: meeting. Pat Dunne with a large stable, is one of the latest arrivals. John E. Madden has presented the colt Cedar Rapids to Jule Garson. Cedar RaDida has been a decided disappointment

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