Still after Jack Atkin, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-22


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STILL AFTER JACK ATKIN. New Orleans, La., December 21. Negotiations are still on for the transfer of Barney Schreibers sprinter Jack Atkin to Ryan and Gorman. The Schrelber price is around 5,000 and the difference some $.3,000. It is stated that Gorman and Ryan, who are turf partners, believe that they can take Jack Atkin to England, start him in a selling race, "bet a million" and clean up. But If they should attempt such a coup, at the. samp time announcing their plans from the housetops, the chances are the English bookmakers would have something to say about the price and the amount of money to be accepted. Ryan is a veteran turf operator, but Gorman Is a newcomer. He was once a telegraph operator who finally got into tho bucket shop game and made a fortune. He never knew what a racetrack looked like until last summer, when Ryan introduced him. Then under Ryans coaching Gorman won a lot of big bets at Latonia and bought Miss Sain, on which tho pair lost 5,000 In a short and disastrous eastern campaign.

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