Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-02


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i NOTES OF THE TURF. High Ormonde. Obey, Tungsten and Faneuil Hall are the latest additions to the schooling list at Oakland. J. M. Cranes useful selling plater. John II, Sheehan, is rounding into form again after having sustained an injury to one of his legs soon after his arrival at Oakland. Manager George Berry of the Napa Stock Farm is negotiating for the services of a rider to replace jockey Archibald, whose connection with the Sprockets stable ceased with the opening of the Santa Anita meeting. , H. W. Hoag. after a careful examination of his gelding, Magrane. which fell lame in his race hist Thursday at Oakland, says that the horse may never again face the barrier, as the right front leg is badly affected. While the thoroughbred mares and weanlings belonging to Irving H. Wheatcroft were being transferred from McGrathiana Farm to Woodburn larm. John H. Morris, the well-known horseman, was kicked by a mule and will be confined to his bed for some time. The two-year-old colt. Chinquapin, owned by Lawrence and Comstock. broke a leg a few days ago at Santa Anita Park. The colt was hitched to a cart for a little driving exercise, hut rebelled by rearing and falling backward, resulting in breaking his leg In two places. Judge Joseph A. Murphy is very enthusiastic over the, prospects of the second meeting to be held at San Antonio this year. Besides acting as presiding judge Mr. Murphy will also be manager of the meeting, which is sutllclent in itself to assure successful results. M. Nelson, the jockey Tiding for W. W. Finn at Santa Anita Park, has displayed considerable improvement over the form he showed last year. At the recent Salt Lake City meeting, the boy rode forty-one winners, and was easily the star of the jockeys riding there. The electrical "first past the post" machine that announces the one-two-three horses in each race is one of the permanent and highly appreciated improvements that greet the race-goer at Santa Anita Park this season. The machine is located within easy view from all parts of the grandstand and grounds.

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