Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-14


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NOTES OF THE TURF. Jockey Scnvillo, who rode for Jack Kcene in Japan, lias sailed from Yokohama for San Francisco. J. J. Ellcxds good mare. Fair Chance, which won seven races and about ,050 for her owner at Butte last summer, is now racing at Houston. There will be numerous additions to the ranks of the bookmakers at Oakland during the week. Joe Rose will put on a book upon arrival. Frank Eckert will also cut in. St. Francis, a notorious bad actor at the post, has shown such improvement in the two starts ho has made at Oakland that there is hope that it will prove permanent. Eastern horsemen, who had never before seen Eye-bright in action, were particularly impressed by his performance in the Opening Handicap and all agreed that his victory was decisive and clear cut. When Catesby Woodford made his first appearance at the Latonia track Thursday Judge McDowell asked him if he was not afraid of being outlawed, and Woodford answered: "I have not as yet bet with the bookies." John Millin was naturally all smiles when jockey Kirschbaum landed Eyebright winner in the Opening Handicap at Oakland last Saturday. Millin recently took Kirschbaum under his wing and the boy will ride for him during the winter. Before sailing for England A. .T. .Toyner. It is reiiorted. made T. n. Williams, president of the New California Jockey Club, an offer of 0,000 for tho contract on jockey Gilbert. The offer, made on behalf of August Belmont and Harry Payne Whit ney. was turned down cold by Mr. Wiliams. The eastern riders at Oakland seem to lack ability to get away from the post as quickly as the western boys, but this may be accounted for by the fact that they have been accustomed to the standing start in vogue in the east, while Dick Dwyer permits the lads to move about freely iu maneuvering for the start. It is now said that the management of the Mill-stream Stud has decided to sell the stallion. Handspring, in a foreign market, and lie will bo sent to William Allison in England and offered In the sales ring there. Handspring has been very successful in the stud and one of his best winners was the great racer. Major Daingerfield. In its reports of training of November 4 London Sporting Life says: "Colin. Ballot, Black Spot. Snow Leopard, Wamba. Selectman, Esperanto, Wedding Bells, Suffragette, Melisande and Janfarlo had a lengthy Iout of trotting and cantering exercise." From this it may be inferred that the Kcene celebrities are doing well in Sanf Darlings care in their new quarters across the big water. James Rowe is uncertain as to what he will do next season. Undoubtedly Mr. Rowe would like to take up his old favorite. Colin, in the spring, no matter where he races, and in bis conversation yesterday he showed that he still held a strong regard for the great unbeaten son of Commando. "No one can tell -what the horses will do in another country." said he, "but If Colin comes around all right in the spring and he is beaten it is a sure thing that they have some good ones over there."

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