Notes Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-01


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NOTES OF THE TURF n I Durycas highpriced and highlytried Strike Out seems to be another Do Muml in bis racing ways waysThe The Fort Erie steeplechase course is a pretty stiff one now and horses have to jump the bis banks as they are too high to be galloped over overLast Last winter Arasee could have been purchased in California for 1000 Now Sam Emery who hank ¬ ers after a good horse as strenuously as does James R Keene says He would not sell the sou of Blues for ten times that amount amountSteelmaker Steelmaker which finished second in Thursdays Saratoga jumping race is one of the highest class timbertopers in training Ambrose Clark paid 15 000 for him several years ago and he broke down while racing for the young millionaire millionaireOrby Orby II Richard Crokers Derby winner which sained bis owner the highest ambition of his life will race no more This news reached New York in a letter from a New York man who being in Ireland very recently visited Mr Croker at Glen cairn cairnOne One of the best twoyearolds In England and probable favorite for the 1009 Epsom Derby is Strickland Mr I Cosens brown colt by St Serf Kentish Cherry which so far has won flve races and about 513000 lie lias been beaten once at New bury but won the Newmarket TwoYearOld Stakes since and is a line individual individualThe The Bclmontbred gelding Woodcraft which won such a good race at Saratoga Thursday is said to be better than he has yet shown His name recalls the sturdy old horse which Wliltten Bros used to race on the Chicago tracks between 1SS5 and 1S91 The Whitten horses forte was a distance and he was by Feliowcraft out of Tolona by Phaeton PhaetonOne One of the best lawyers in New York who knows racing and its conditions tells the New York Sun that when the law and its relation to racing is well defined it will be found that if oral wagers in accordance with Justice Bischoffs decision are legal it is also legal to record suck transactions If one wager is legal says he a thousand arc and that will be the situation when the tangle is unraveled unraveledThe The fast and courageous race horse McCarter is training soundly and well at Saratoga McCarter has not started in a race Since lie was beaten in the Grass Selling Stakes at Slieepshead Bay June 19 and appears to have been benolite l bv his long rest His forelegs are in a doubtful condition but no more so than they were when lie won against highclass opposition early in the racing year It returned to the form he was in when he defeated Jack Atkin for the Kxcelsior Handicap some capital capitalicing icing may be confidently expected from him

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