Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-01


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j NOTES OF THE TURF. The stallion. Broomstick, recently purchased for II. 1. Whitney, was shipped Sunday to Whitneys Brookdale Farm in New Jersey. The thoroughbreds bought at Lexington for steeplechasing by F. Ambrose Clark were shipped yesterday to Charlottesville, Va. George Pierce, the steeplechase jockey injured on the last day of the Hamilton meeting, is still confined to ilie hospital with a broken leg. W. L. Stanlield lias a black yearling filly by Handsome, out of the fast mare, Kitty Kelly, and it is reputed to lie an extremely speedy one. William Cahill has denied the rumor that lie would train a stable in England next year and says that he has faith in tho future of racing in this country. Smithy Kane, winner of the sixtli race at Beaumont last Friday, was run up 00 over his entry price and sold to L. Gary for .o0. This is the first run-up of the Texas meeting. The three-year-old. Emma G., belonging to J. Schreiber, will 1m; permitted to race only once a week during the season at Oakland on account of chronic bad behavior at the post. Ieter Clinch sent Garry Hermann, Herbert and Waterlight and fourteen mares to Alexanders place to remain until the Canadian quarantine is lifted, when they go to New Brunswick. .Mr. Clinch left for St. Johns. Former joekev Frank Prior, who rode Dr. Leggo to victory in the Burns Handicap of 10015, is negotiating for the purchase of a horse or two with which to launch out as an owner. Prior is now at Oakland and has been employed of late as an ex ercise boy. II. G. Bedwell has warned other owners at Oakland ami Santa Anita Park against harboring the colored jockey, A. Williams, who left his employer last week, hast year Bedwell purchased the contract on Williams from J. II. Braunoii, sold it to It. 11. Bice and subsequently repurchased it. The Uy has not done much riding of late. Race meetings are held in Smyrna, Asia Minor, every spring and autumn. Among some of tin-horses owned by natives many will be found to have the blood of English race liorses, as some years ago English army officers stationed in Cyprus were in Hit habit of liringlng their thoroughbreds to tiie Smyrna meetings, some of which were sold to the Asiatics. Steeplechase jockey Henry, who was injured in a steeplechase at the fall meeting of the Hamilton Jockey Club, was able to leave the hospital last Friday after being there two months, nenrys kneecap was broken in live pieces, hut they were sewed together with such satisfactory results that the bov is able to walk witli only a slight stiffness and will soon be able to resume his dangerous calling. The contract which J. S., Hawkins holds on jockey J. Butler will expire next month and will not be renewed. Butler went to the coast under an arrangement br which he would receive a salary of per month from C. It. Ellison, besides the usual Tecs for all mounts. Butler is a thrifty lad and has saved several thousand dollars from his earnings during the last year. George Reed, trainer of the Oakland division of II. L. Thomas horses, took H. G. Bedwell to task for his attempt to shift tho responsibility of Firestones poor showing on joekev Shilling -and, in order that there may be no further opportunity for criticism in cases similar to this one. lias determined to restrict the boys riding to his own stables mounts and to those of S. C. Hildreth. who has second call on him. A report from the coast says that Secretary Percy W. Treat, of the California Jockey Club, has been notified that jockey Aubuchon has been restored to good standing by the officials of the Butte Jockey Club. Aubuchon was ruled off at the Butte meeting last summer for alleged tampering with other riders In a race won by his sisters mare. Docile. Aubuchon was to ride last week at Santa Anita Park, but the officials there would not permit hltn to do so because of this trouble. j

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