Racing in Far-Away India., Daily Racing Form, 1914-05-06


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! RACING IN FAR-AWAY INDIA. The Calcutta racing season of 1!!:; 1 I concluded on March 7. and the owner who experienced the most profitable time was Mr. Ooeuldas. Hi- stake winnings from twenty-five races dining the Cal cutta season totaled about 828,200, next to him ling "Mr. R. R. S.." wilh slightly over 5,000. These two badly beat the remainder, of whom Mr. P. Roy Chowdhury, with .,115 and Mr. J. C. Galstaun, villi 17,000, fared licst. No ether owner reached 85,000. Rata headed the Jockeys list with eighteen wins out of forty two mounts, next in order being Hardy with eleven wins out of forty four mounts, ami Brown, ten for twenty-eight. In all US rues were run during the season, and the following figures suggest the "hooks" were beaten by backers: Successful first favorites, 88; second favorites. 22: third favorites, 10: Don-favorites, 8; rank outsiders. 5. The Australian horses were simply not in it with those imported from Kngland. winch causes the "Statesman" to remark: "The time ha- now gone when the rivaln between English and Australian horses was one of the features of the season, and with the latter element a negligible quantity 111 this country th -easion for comparison gets less y.-ar bv year. l.a-t year Proprietor. Black Ruck. Paul Pry and Gunboal placed -nine successes to the credit of th. walers, lui this season it has been a triumphal procession of English horses right along the line, all the principal races falling to the prowess of the importations from home. Australia was at on.- period of Indian racing a keen competitor for distinction j„ this country so far as horseflesh was concerned, but of late years -he appears to have been indifferent about this market. Australia i-in such a prosperous condition thai it has no need to seek outside market- for its horses, a- there is equal, if not better, value to he obtained for them in the dominion itself. That the competition between the two classes has conic down practically to vanishing point is unfortunate, for the lest as to qualit.i for speed and staying power would be more equitable in these days than it va- in previ on- yean when the naler predominated. The only Australian horses now- in this country that are likely to take a tilt at big events are Jaeamar. Gunboat and Saxonlte, and it i- andersl I that their owner, tin- Kour Sahib of Patiala. intends to give them a prolonged rest .nil tbej they will not be troubled wilh any engagements until they am ready to enter the arena of Calcutta racing next December."

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