Racing in England in January, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-25


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I • | ! : . i . RACING IN ENGLAND IN JANUARY. 24 241 cs Matters arc at length segiSBUsSJ to moc where ra ing is eon.eined. and yesterdays "Calendar" i-ouveyed the welcome information that in adilition same. s:|| to the meeting at ialwick previously announced. r., two-day fixtures have been granted to Lingfield on tj,, the seventh aud eighth of the month. Windsor on s;„ the fourteenth anil fifteenth and iatwick on the j01 lor two final days of the following week. This moans that we shall have at least seven days racing in jt The the first three weeks of the new year, which is something to be going on with, at any rate. — Particulars of the races to be run at the first of I the Iatwick meetings and at Lingfield are also given in the official sheet. There is, of course, jjj nothing ambitious alioiit these programs. The most valuable prizes to lie won on New Years Day are the iurley Steeplechase and Reigate Hnrdle. both ] wortli loo sovereigns. These events are regular J g,,, fixtures at the iatwick January meeting in normal __ times. It may be noted in passing that the firmer was last year taken t » Royston by the evergreen l:r ures Grey IV.. which i-asily upset a presumed good J all and tiling in Cooldreen: while the Reigate Hurdle was taken by Core with Rliud Hookey, which 1 £- for another warm favorite in Katanga. The re- J ; maining constituents of the card are two steeple- „ chases and a like number of hurdle races, all beiug j, of the advertised value of fifty sovereigns. The Lingfielil card is practically a replica of that 34 usually presented just prior to Christmas. There " oj is a race SB each day valued at 10O sovereigns, tne majority of the other events lviug mere fifty-pound- " * its. Still, as suggested above, all this represents a 1 «jj start. At the same time we should like to hear r something of arrangements a little farther ahead. It Is interesting to observe that the first race it 1 si each of the meetings dealt with will start at mitl- day. and the pr.iceoilings close while the afternoon 1 75 75 is yet young. In connection with the majority of races at the I Catwick and Linglielil meetings there is a stipula- — In Ing. tion with regard to entries, but there is little reason 1 n and to fear that entries will lie lacking. Doubts have I K ben expressed concerning jockeys, but these also 0 will In- forthcoming. It is true that many national 1 — hunt riders have joined the colors — all honor to o 4" O them — and this circumstance has induced the daugh- ter of a well-known owner to apply for a license. — One can call to mind more than one member of the 8 I gentler sex who could take her part in race riding — with a good many professional horsemen; but there 0 g, will be no need to call upon the services of ladies s ; during the coming campaign. There will be no 0 %. shortage of mere males. Some of these may be ap- - g proaching t lie veteran stage, while others will have e 2 only reached the adolescent stage. The main thing 8 • , at the moment is to keep things going until the e 2 dawn of better days. — Sporting Life of December 3.

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