Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-24


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NOTES OF THE TURF. Red Loaf was badly cut down in her last race at Saratoga and will hardly race again for a month. Joe Ycager has been lucky at Saratoga and Is said to have won 0,000 when Ocean Spray beat .Missouri Lad last Tuesday. R. T. Wilson, Jr., lias hopes of getting Beaueoup to the post In the Futurity. The colt has been doing I well of late. E. Dugan will ride him if he runs. It is announced that Hart Dernham has been appointed assistant secretary to Sheridan Clark for the meeting or the Jamestown Jockey Club which is to open at Norfolk September 2. The English Jockey Club Is rigidly enforcing its recent interpretation of the rule that riders are to keep their positions according to the draw, and not "crowd eacli other out on !the turns. In England the term "illegitimate season" Is applied to the whiter meetings not under sanction by the. Jockey Club, though participants in such racing are not barred on account oT such racing. The book for the first six days at Norfolk has beeii Issued. It calls for six races dally arid every race lias $"00 added money. The announcement made some time ago that there would be no purse less than 00 was evidently a mistake. Burgher, Burgomasters brother, in the Whitney Stable, Is rated Us less than first class by the .eastern critics. Ie "climbs" too much when In action. The American turf, however, has seen some remarkable race horses of similar action, notably Hanover and Morello. II. Pike, who is now riding in England, pnt in twelve years as an apprentice. His first employer died before the expiration of his contract. His next aiid lie third retired from racing without transferring the lads papers, and he -finally served out a contract with his fourth employer. Tjie Saratoga work-watchers all agree on Peter Quinces speed, but differ as to his quality. Some think that he is sliort of stamina and courage and hangs when another race horse gets to him. All agree, however, that his long stride shortens in less than fast going, and that there is little friction about it. -

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