Notes of The Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-30


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NOTES OF THE TURF. Messenger Boy will be mated witli several mnres at Dufferin Park, Toronto, the coming spring. Dr. Holzberg, Mrs. Lally and Miss Dulin are among the horses wintering at Dufferin Park, Toronto. The hospitals In the outlying districts of Australia are aided largely in their tinances by horse racing. Jockey M. McGee, a well-known American rider who is under engagement to H. B. Duryea, in France, is spending a few days In Chicago. He has been spending the holidays with his parents at Covington. Ky., and will shortly embark at New York on his return to France. He has been riding with considerable success since he went abroad two or three seasons ago. King George is looking ahead in his connection with the turf. Of the 129 entries for the One Thousand Guineas of 1915, two are named by his Majesty. They are: Aigrette, by White Eagle out of Ecila. and Vervaine. by Louviera out of Vain Air, both of course, bred at Sandrlngham, and. if good looks and action count for anything, two remarkably promising fillies, rtccording to the critics, but of singularly different style and character. Our turf, in. my opinion, is safe from any such attacks as those which have paralyzed American racing, though in saying this I am not unmindful of the necessity for combating the efforts of its enemies to damage it by side issues. Before twenty years are gone we shall have the "tote." we shall also have stipendiary stewards, our .Tockev Club will still be with us; but I reallv do believe that it will be officially recognized in time that our racing is now so largely a business as to de-mnnd an extended system of supervision. Robin Goodfcliow in London Daily Mail.

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