Yorks Famous Gimcrack Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1916-01-11


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YORKS FAMOUS GIMCRACK STAKES. Sentiment counts for a fjnad deal even where racing ■ is concerned, fin which reason one notes with i satisfaction the auuounceinent in the current issue ! of the Calendar that the York Race Committee ■ have decided, in the event of it being found impossible to hold the meeting on the Knavesmire next t August, to give 200 sovereigns for the purpose of a race to be run at headquarters in the summer or autumn. Such race is to be confined to horses 1 originally entered In the Gimcraefc stakes, and he run under similar conditions. Whether the fortunate owner of the winner will be privileged to make the chief speech at the annual diuner of the Gimcraefc Club, in accordance with custom, deponent t knoweth not: but it is reasonable to assume that 1 such will be the case. There have been some I memorable speeches at this particular dinner, and if t Circumstances render it necessary that the race, ■ or a Substitute thereof has to be run elsewhere, one hopes, as said, that the owDer of the winner will I be permitted to pass on to posterity his views on 1 the burning topic of the moment, of course, a 1 "Gimor.-ick" run at a place other than York would 1 be more or less in the nature of make-believe: but t we are getting accustomed to this sort of thing. After all. last seasons "Derby" and "St. Leger." though decided on "foreign soil." quite justified themselves. Bo also would the Gimerack. — "Augur" in London Sporting Life.

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