Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-23


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NOTES OF" THE TURF. B. J. Baldwin is gradually recovering from a recent attack of illness, which for a time threatened to develop Into pneumonia. Rome Respess has shipped a number, of his yearlings to Montgomery Park, Memphis, Tenn., where they will be schooled for racing early next spring"." James Martin, the crack steeplechase jockey of Germany, who was the leading cross-country rider in 1907, has again von that coveted position for the season of 1908. Charles Heifers, the former Chicago horse owner, leaves this evening on the Overland Limited for Oakland, and will probably race a few horses there during the remainder of the season. The two-year-old Lighthouse, by Watercress Linda Vista, which won the sixth race at Oakland last Thursday In such convincing style, brought ,000 as a yearling. H. B. Duryea being the purchaser at the Sheepshead Bay sales in 1907. Tom Welsh is confident that McCarter will train again, and intends to bring him tack to Gravcscnd from the Hynes farm at Stamford. Conn., where the four-year-old son of Knight of the Thistle has been wintering, and will race him again next season. The Maryland Jockey Club will hold its regular sprlpg meeting, which will bo of sixteen days duration, beginning the latter part-of March. The Pimllco meeting will be the lirst one to be held In the east next season and will take the place of the Washington meeting of former years. President T. II. Williams, of the California Jockey Club, has approved plans for the further improvement of the Oakland paddock. A portion of the space adjacent to the paddock driveway will bo devoted to seats which the jockey club management will provide for the comfort of paddock patrons. Danny Maher. the American rider, who captured the leading jockey honors on the English turf for the season of 190S. is. since the close of the. flat racing season, creating quite a sensation as a crosscountry rider, and at this branch :of the sport is displaying the same wonderful skill that has made him famous on the flat. Little by little France is becoming a great horse-breeding country, and in a few years, if things continue to progress at the present rate, she will le supreme in Europe. English and Irish dealers, who in the past were accustomed to sell a good many horses to France, are already suffering from the closing of the French market. D. A. Campbell, of Calgary. Alberta, has gone to Lexington. Ky.. with the Intention of buying ten or fifteen thoroughbred mares to he shipped to his place in the northwest He .has the stallion Gay Boy and a number of broodmares stationed on his farm and has raced Gay Boy at some of the small meetings in that province during the past year. Kendal, by Bend Or Windermere, which died recently, is easily the leading sire in the Argentine this year, his stock having won fifty-three races, worth 21,303. Other sires to win five figures during 190S are Orbit, by Bend Or Bright Alloc. 01,915: Neapolls, by Springfield Napoli. 7,330: Simonsidc. by St. Simon Daisy Chain. S,200: Valero, by Gay Hermit Jane Hading. 2,545. and Orange, by Orbit Courbature, 2,200. The first four are all English bred.

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