Gossip of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1903-12-24


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. The application of George- E. Smith, the plunger, who is best known as Pittsburg Phil, for a rehearing of his case, whereby: his entries are refused, was laid upon the table at a meeting of the stewards of the Jockey Club, held last Tuesday in the apartments of James R. Keene at the Waldorf-Astoria. Those present at the meeting were August Belmont, James R. Keene, J. H. Bradford, Andrew Miller and H. K. Knapp. It will be recalled that the entries of Smith were refused last May at the same time that the license of Shaw, his jockey, was revoked. The Pittsburg man took the disciplinary action of the stewards very much to heart. He continued to visit the race course, however, and had his usual success at backing winning horses. Of late, it is alleged, a feeling had arisen in the minds of many connected with the turf that the stewards would relax their ruling against Smith. In this common belief the stewards evidently did not share. "Heno, the crack four-year-old son of Hen ry Young Quiver, has been permanently retired to the stud by his owner, W. S. Fanshawe, the eastern turfman," says the Louisville Courier Journal. "Heno, it will be remembered, was sent to win the American Derby of 1902. He was then in the stable of Clarence Mackay and was the post favorite for the Washington Park event But Heno ran disappointingly under an ill-judged ride by Bullman, finishing in the ruck behind Wyeth, Lucien Appleby and Aladdin. It is doubtful if Heno will prove a success in the stud. His sire, Henry Young, was a grand racehorse and also a good producer, but Quiver, Henos dam, was a Faustus mare. Although possessing a wonderful flight of speed, Quiver was not capable of running much beyond five furlongs without stopping. The Faustus blood has ever been shunned by breeders, and Heno may, on that account, not be given as much chance in the stud as would a stallion of more aristocratic lineage. It remains to be seen whether his get will go the route, or whether the sprinting proclivities and faint-heartedness of the Faustus strain will assert themselves." E. R. Thomas and the Shields brothers, Alex and Willie, will have a strong stable next year, of which, of course, Hermis and Lady Amelia are the stars. The latter is said to have grown into a magnificent filly and much is expected of her in her three-year-old form. The "iron horse," Advance Guard, one of the most popular thoroughbreds that ever looked through a bridle popular because he raced and won on every important track from coast to coast and back again is once more going sound, but will never again face the starter. The old fellow is scampering in the paddock at Bound Brook as playful as a kitten. His legs, which, since his breakdown, have until recently been swollen to an alarming size, have been reduced to their normal condition through a cold water process, which has not only removed the swelling and fever entirely, but has hardened them like iron. . Advance Guard great cup horse that he was will be retired to the stud and bred to the best mares that can be obtained. Stubbs Brothers, the Kansas City horsemen have arrived at New Orleans with their stable from St. Louis. Included in their lot is that useful horse, Pettijohn.

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