Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-25


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NOTES OF THE TURF. Advices from Paris say that Alec Carter, the noted cross-country rider and trainer nf French thoroughbreds, is not dead, as was reported, but that he is held a prisoner of war in Bavaria. Carter is an Englishman, although he lias been riding and training horses in France for many years. He was a corporal in one of the cavalry regiments when lie was captured. Four days is the average life of an artillery horse and ten days the life of a horse in the cavalry hi time of conflict, said Edward Gage, an agent of the British government who is buying horses in America for use in Belgium and France. Mr. Gage asserted the British government bought its supply of horses according to -those figures. That nation has bought 58,000 American horses since the war began. Jack Thornby. who is at Havre de Grace, recently received the following telegram from Dominick C. OMaliey. a business man of New Orleans: "Whatever element of opimsiticn there has been toward racing in New Orleans properly conducted has been removed. So confident am I that the efforts now on will bo successful that I will contribute ,000 or more toward defraying the expense of any horseman that may be disappointed by the nonfulfillment of any obligations assumed by the gentlemen having the management of the meeting in charge."

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