Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-27


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NOTES OF THE TURF. T. E. Crist has decided to retire from active participation in racing and will try farming in Oregon. His horses. Taunt and Lula G.. will be turned over to another trainer for a campaign at Santa Anita. Dr. Snylor, who will serve as ollicial veterinarian at Oakland this winter, probably will not be there for the opening day. as the duties of a similar position which he fills on the New York tracks will keep him in the cast until November 4. One of the largest crowds that ever attended a race meeting in Texas witnessed the racing at the Dallas State Fair last Saturday. More than 15.000 crowded the grandstand, betting ring and paddock, while fully 10,000 more lined the nearby fences. King Thistle, the three-year-old bay gelding by Knight of the Thistle Rosalie, was the star performer of the DutTerin Park meeting, which closed Saturday. He started in six races, winning live and finishing second in the other, a very creditable record. A report from Salt Lake City. Utah, where a race meeting is being held in connection with the state fair, says that on Tuesday. October 20, jockey G. McLaughlin was ruled off the turf for pulling his mount, Seniproelle, which was favorite in the betting. It is rcnorted that J. E. Madden has sold his interest in the crack two-year-old. Fitz Herbert, to S. C. Hildreth. Herman Brandt purchased the colt from Perry Belmont for ,000. then sold him to Madden and Hildreth for 0,000. Fitz Herbert is now in California with the Hildreth string. S. W. Strectt has two promising yearlings in his stable, one a black filly by Plaudit, out of Tickful. the other a chestnut filly by Ornus. out of Balsam Fir. In a recent work-out at Slieepshcad Bay the lillies ran a quarter through the front stretch in 23 seconds and finished with something in reserve. Every available stall at Santa Anita Park has been spoken for and the late coiners will have to find quarters outside of the track enclosure. No more stables will be built for the present, so those who delayed making their reservations are up against it for a place in which to quarter their horses.

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