Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-17


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NOTES OF THE TURF. At Latonia they are counting on thirty-five bookmakers for the opening day and more later on. Jimmy McLaughlin is reported to have sold his good old campaigner, Oxford, to a Virginia breeder, who will put him in the stud. True to his declaration. Joseph 1. Rhinock is said to have resigned the presidency of the Latonia Jockey Club and it was accepted It is reported that Joseph A. Murphy of St. Louis will bo presiding judge of the projected New Orleans meeting ana that Mars Cassidy will do the starting. No better selections could be made. The stewards of the Canadian Racing Association have restored E. 1. Tallcy and jockeys Goldstein and Mulcahy to good standing on the turf. All were suspended at the Toronto spring meeting. Joe Stern, who was suspended last spring on account of his connection with the running of the horses Tommy Ahearn and Mrs. OFarrell. lias arrived at Oakland, where he will make an effort to be restored to good standing. W. Allen, steeplechase jockey riding for Gwyn Tompkins, will ride on the flat at Empire City next week. Allen weighs but 112 pounds and has been seen, on several occasions, riding in both jumping and flat races on the same day. On Wednesday last a new steamship service between New York and Jamaica was inaugurated. One reason for the establishment of this service is the hope of a passenger trade by reason of winter racing at Kingston and it is thought that Americans will be good patrons of the venture. Preston Burch. with three horses from the Chelsea Stable, won three races and finished second in another at the Philadelphia meeting Wednesday. His winners were Aster dOr. Glorious Betsy and Speculator. The latter, ridden by Master Harry Tucker, won the steeplechase after falling during the course of the running. It is stated that ,000,000 will be realized from the sale of the 1,500 lots into which the Brighton Beach track has been divided. The streets in the new development will be named for old racing men, Keene. Belmont, Lakeland. Dw.ver, Whitney, etc. The track contains 100 acres and for thirty-three years has been used for racing.

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