view raw text
T. S. MARTIN IS READY FOR RACING. Alex Shields Horses Arrive at Jamaica — Evelyn G. Destroyed — New York Gossip. New York. April 24. William Garth schooled T. S. Martin and St. Kevin together at Belmont Park Monday morning. Both fenced in good style until T. S. Martin took off tin. tar hack and landed on an obstacle. He still has his old time speed. The mistake was MM that any hone might make and was hardly a reflection on his fencing. St. Kevin went splendidly for a horse that has had little work of this nature since last fall. Both St. Kevin and Sanctus. which were purchased by Garth for the Kainey stalde a Math a." are promising 4 year old material, though iarth still pins his faith to T. S. Martin as the heat 4-year old juniper in training. If this trio races up to expectations Mr. Raineys entry into cross country racing should be a successful one. The three horses represent an outlay of 0.-; 00. with another ,$.;. MiO to lie paid over when either St. Kevin or Sau«tus win. For T. S. Martin .r,0O cash was paid, while 2,0 »0 down was paid for the other two, with a $..000 eontingeney. For a small stable It is a costly one, but in the hands of an experienced cross country trainer like Garth they should make good. Alex Shields moved up to Jamaica yesterday from the farm at Bound Brook with his stable, including Go Between. Halifax. Onatas. the jumper Herculohl and several others. Go Between has been declared from the Excelsior, but has two oilier stake engagements at Jamaica — the Montague Stakes, a weight-for-age race at oue mile and a sixteenth, aud Uxe Kings County Handicap, at the same distance. Hall-fax has but one engagement at Jamaica. This is the laumonok Handicap, at six furlongs, to be run next Saturday. It was at Jamaica last spring that II ihl ix tirst s|i,,wed his great merit as a sprinter by beating I.ady Amelia at live and a half furlongs. Superintendent Gorman has been busy beautifying Belmont Bark, ami there will be several notable improvements in the surroundings when the spring meeting opens. A hedge has been planted along the feme that separates the lawn and the track from the administration building to the field stand, and there has been a general burnishing up. . light dressing .f new s. j| hM been put on the course, and Mr. Gorman expects it to be faster than ever. It appears now that Notasulga. winner of the anarsie and the Rose Stakes at the Jut-ens Coiiutv Jockey Club meet ing. is not an eligible for the Futurity. Wheal negotiations wire on for her purchase last week. Mr. Bulla lour, who is the partner of Albert Hamcl in the ownership of the lilly. announced that among her engagements was the Futurity. In the published list of those still elibible Not asiilga does not appear, and it is evident that Mr. Brillatour was mistaken in thai IMiflJI III! HI I al least. lie expressed mm prise yesterday that the iiii.v wis noi ;,n eligible, either under her own name or her dam. Touch Nol. and said that he had mi derated positively that the l-uluiity was among her engagements when he purchased Int :i I New Oi lean-. He said that*hc would communicate with Wal ter O. Farmer, the breeder of the filly, in the hope of straightening out the matter. In the meantime, unless there mi an omission in the list published in the current issue of the Baclag Calendar, there is little hope for the tilly going to the post in that rich roe should she be of Futurity quality next August Evelyn C.. II. T. Griffins lion De Oro May Ml. it lilly. which fell with Englaudcr Satin. lav. h;k so seriously injured that it was necessary to destroy her. She was sled last Saturday night, when it uas seen thai there was no chain e to bring her safely through her injuries. M. L. Dayman has secured second call on Notter. pending the recovery of F.nglander. Jack McGinnis «ent down to have a look at his liorses yesterday morning, and before trainer Smith was through with him he had done some training on his own account. Smith was shy stalde help, or pretended lie was. just when his employer was about. the stable, ami he detailed MeGlBBia to lead Buttling. After McCinui- bail patiently plodded around the barn for exactly seven niinuics he rebelled. "Say. how long do you think Im going to lead this horse-" he asked petulantly. "Why, youve ju-t Ixgnn." answered Smith, cheerfully. •You have been walking him exactly seven minutes." Seven minutes-. It seems like seven hours. Say. you never mind training me. Just train the horses." And McGinnis turned Buttling over to a rubber. Albert Songer. who lias ridden with a fair amount of success on the flat and through the tield. was at Aqueduct yesterday. He Mid that he would shortly leave lor Toronto, where he intended riding at the Woodbine meeting, and that he would later rule at Montreal. He rode at Montreal during the hunt meeting given over the new course last fall and spoke enthusiastically of the new- plant. Monger will probably take a horse with him for the Cani dian circuit, and was yesterday negotiating for a jumper.