Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-31


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a ■ of ,f at t f " J I 5l to 0 n e ». be p „ r* r. is. s. • It II up p if ■ ie ,r i* |s u. by ,v jL ,n e. "? 1,1 • r* for .r ,s fl • t le 1 s CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Nominations for the Futurity of 1018 reveal the fact that Schuyler L. Parsons mated his fleet filly, Tranid. with Capt. E. B. Cassatts imported stal-ir lion. Aeronaut, this year. "If in doubt, blame the jockey." is the axiom 1 of more than one prominent Australian trainer when it comes to explaining to an employer why some alleged "good thing" did not win. — Sydney Referee. The English jockey. William Griggs, who relinquished ahout 0.0*10 a year iu retaining fees, in order to enlist as ■ private in the British Royal Naval Air Service, has since been given a commis- sion. He certainly deserved it. It was claimed in Cliristchurch that the sum of 2. 105 invested on the recent New Zealand Cup i was a record for any race in the Bominion, but this is contradicted by an Auckland writer, who ► point* out that the turnover iu connection with the Auckland Cup was $ ;0.til0 in exhibition year, and I 9,805 last year. The successful New Zealand sprinter Croesus cost . his present owner. Mr. G. F. Hardy, 00. and last year won $«». KM in stake-money, while the ! Stewards Handicap, with which he oiiened his win-- " ning account this year, carried .25 ». Last 1 year he was put under offer to an Auckland own-•- or at ,000, but that price was considered exces-n sive, and no business resulted. A Berlin dispatch says the employment of t American jockeys on Hungarian racehorses has virt- ually stopped through a resolution proposed by the Hungarian Jockey club, which excludes foreigu 1 jockeys all race* the stakes of which are be- low 20.000 crowns. The resolution is worded so , as to affect "foreigner*." but American* are al- most the only foreigners riding 0:1 Hungarian 1 tracks. Relative to a discussion as to which jockey now in England has won most prize-money, a contributor t to the London "Sporting Life" credits Walter J Griggs with that honor. "It is the ten-thousand 1 pounders which count." he writes. "Walter Griggs s has won two ten-thousand-pounders, won two St. Legers. and the big two-year-old race at Sundown 1 of the value of 5,000. to say nothing of races s innumerable worth practically the same money. Walter Griggs, in short, has won races the value of which, roughly, have amounted to 50,4 40. and j it is doubtful whether any jockey, not even cxclud-. ing Maher and Stern, has beaten this. It is, at j any rate, a matter for argument.

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