Rhodora-Signorinetta Match.: Mr. Croker, in Chagrin, Proposed One Which Was Not Made--English Turf Notes., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-21


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RHODORASIGKORINETTA MATCH Mr Croker in Chagrin Proposed One Which Was Not Made English Turf Notes London June 9 It is well known that Richard Croker was extremely chagrined over Rhodoras fall in the Oaks aud challenged Chevalier Ginistrelli for a match between Rhodora and SIg norinetta the winner which was not made It may be said that SIgnorinettas double win which netted Chevalier Ginistrelli about 50000 put the Italian on his feet again Before the Derby his racing stable was for sale It is now certain that the winning of the Derby was no fluke Signori nettas race for the Oaks demonstrated that she ran to form English racing opinion is that the mare is a great one Her size kept her back in her early races She holds future engagements as follows Royal Stakes Newbury summer Eclipse Stakes Sandown Park Champion Breeders Foal Stakes Derby summer the St Leger Stakes Doncaster Great Foal Stakes and Jockey Club Stakes New ¬ market first October and Limekiln Stakes Hough ton meeting Next season Signorinetta holds en ¬ gagements In the Hardwicke Stakes Ascot Royal Stakes Newbury Princess of Wales Stakes New ¬ market first July Eclipse Stakes Sandown Park and Jockey Club Stakes Newmarket first October OctoberAs As to Signorinetta being a smashing filly there is of course now no doubt In the minds of the English experts but it was singular that she was entirely unnoticed until she passed the post Her success is attributed to her great stamina Bul ¬ lock wlio rode her never touched her with the whip the entire journey journeySignorinetta Signorinetta was drawn number thirteen both for the Derby and the Oaks while thirteen ran for the latter race Signorinetta has clearly given believers in the superstition a big question to an ¬ swer swerVery Very few people were on the winner of the Derby but one of the lucky ones was Dr McCabe who used to train Mr Crokers horses and who took 10000 to 100 about the winner winnerA A member of a wellknown political club drew Signorinetta In the annual sweepstakes but so littlo did he fancy Chevalier Ginistrellis mare that he presented the ticket to the hall porter before leav ¬ ing in his motor for Epsom His feelings when witnessing the ready victory of Signorinetta can be easier imagined than described describedProbably Probably not a dozen bookmakers laid the winner but one succeeded in betting 25000 against her in a wager wagerAudax Audax In Horse and Hound says of Derby day at Epsom and its betting It was one of the most awful days for backers I ever remember and a penny accumulator on all the winners would have brought in over 450000 450000W W Evans the Australian jockey who has been riding Poisedon and other Antipodean cracks is now in DerbyThe England and rode Mercutlo in the Epsom Derby The German Oaks Preis de Diana was contested at Berlin June 4 and won by Waldkatze 2 to 1 favorite with Dinas second and Barrikade third

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