Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-15


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NOTES OF THE TURF. A. J. Stafford has arrived at El Paso, Texas, with a string of horses from Los Angeles. Jockey W. Knapp is one of the latest arrivals on the coast and has hopes of being able to ride soon. George Walker is investing the money which he earned as trainer for the Weinberg stable of Germany, in Memphis real estate. Sewell. the star of the El Nido Stable, has been quite a disappointment to his many admirers. But he Is not a sound horse and unsouud horses are generally disappointing. Bad weather on the coast has seemingly affected the condition of Horace Egbert, associate judge at Oakland, and he has not been able to venture from his home for several days. Starter Holtman. now officiating at Santa Anita Park, has placed Pedro, Edwin T. Fryer and Mike Jordan on the schooling list on account of their unruly behavior at the post. Tod Sloan, once the premier jockey of the American and English turf, sailed for France Saturday, and will locate icrmauentl.v in Paris, where he will conduct a large cafe according to American customs. There is some talk of a six-days meeting at Montgomery Park at Memphis next spring with the idea of testing the betless meeting proposition in accordance with the anti-betting laws of the state of Tennessee. Twenty-one thoroughbred horses belonging to Rome Respess stampeded from his farm In Woodlawn, Ohio, last Saturday, and considerable fear was entertained for their safety before they were fiually hoaded off at the Glenview Stock Farm in Glendale. Jockey Joe Notter will go to California, where lie will ride for C. it. Ellison, commencing Chri9tmas Day with a mount on Royal Tourist in the Christmas Handicap. Notter will ride on the coast until February 15. when he will return to New York aud sail for Germany about March L Harry Smith, the once popular jockey, who has been on the ground for some time under suspension, will shortlv petition the stewards of the Pacific Jockey Club for reinstatement. Smith Is engaged in other business at the present time, and his conduct has been such that his friends think that his chances for being restored to good standing are the best.

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