Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-20


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NOTES OF THE TURF. Jockey Cannon, who rode in Germany last year, has seeurcd ■ license ran the Jockey club and will ride at the Washington meeting. John Hyncs has brought eighteen head of horses from his wintering faint at Stamford. Conn., to the ;iaveseiid track. Rye. Julia Powel and -Miss Norfolk and the other horses are in good health and will be immediately put into active training. Racing at one of the tracks near Melbourne was postponed one day last month on account of the heat, the thermometer showing 111* degrees in the shade and 155 in the sun. Tills was the first postponement on record for such a cause, although Australian fixtures have been put off on account of dust storms. The trainers at Sheepshead Bay are delighted with the condition of the main track, which has been lengthened from one mile and a furlong to one mile ami three furlongs, with a one-turn course of one mile and five sixteenths. They are not using the new course for work purposes as yet. but they will 1m lining so in a few weeks, especially if there is plenty of rain. G. W. Scott, who sold Big Bow to Thomas H. Williams, says li would rather have lost .0ou than to s e Big Row defeated in the Thornton Stakes. Big Bow. says Scott, is the best long-distance racer bred in Texas since the days of Reb 1. the Socks-Betty Wharton stallion, which was a famous racer thirty -five years ago and also equally famous as a sire. Big Bow was bred by Burke Butwell near Fort Worth. Texas.

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