Current Notes Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1916-06-08


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Matt J. Winn, at New York, avers that he ex-IM-cts to conduct the usual meeting at Juarez text winter. Word comes from New Orleans that there is no truth in reports that Joseph A. Murphy is to lie deposed as manager of the Business Mens Racing Association mooting. TrHiner Brooks announces that Samuel Ross good two-year-old 1 Itimatum will not lie raced before the Saratoga meeting, although some of his other two-year-olds may race at Aqueduct and Empire City if they continue to round to after their coughing, as he thinks they will. Trainer F.ddic Whye, who trained Martimas for the late William Ilendric when he won the Futurity of 1*90 for tin: t disting.ii lied Canadian sports-maii. was a isitor at Belmont Park Monday. He is now training for another well-known Canadian establishment, that of the Dynients. James Bov.e says In- hardly expects to start Borrow in the P.iooklyn Handicap, as he fears he will not recover his form in time for it but he expe-ts to have at least one starter in that raee. although us yet he is unable to predict with any degree of certainty which of his eligibles would carry the Whitney colors. Breeders are experiencing sm-h a bad time in England that the "Special Commissioner" of the London Sportsman Mr. W. Allison suggests that the bookmakers aid starting-price offices should pay a fixed toll, the whole of which should, with the permission of the Jockey Club stewards, lie devoted to pa ing a certain sum to the breeder of every winner throughout the season. In France, prior to the war. breeders benefited greatly in this fashion through the totalizator. Cp to the beginning .,f May. DMMI Golds New-Zealand record m twenty wins, five second and a third, and she lias not yet finished out of a place. her winnings, exclusive of trophies totalling ,000, tieing 8,335. As a three -year-old she has won euch of the fourteen races in which she has started. Her earnings this season amount to 9,500 apart from trophies, the two most valuable races credited lier lieing the New Zealand Derby Cliristchurcli I. and Great Northern Derby Auckland, each worth ,500 to the winner. J. It. Thoroby has received a letter from Mayor Martin Behrman of New Orleans in answer to an inquiry concerning the prospects of racing in New Orleans ne.-.t winter. Mayor Bchrmans letter is not especially optimistic in tone, although he docs not express any pronounced opinion. Hi says the Diuisiana legislature is now in session, and that he is w holly unable to predict what its attitude will lie with reference to raeing. and that thus far he has observed no developments calculated to throw light upon tie- subject. In New Zealand the rule relative to apprentices allowances reads as follows: "All licensed apprentices who have not ridden five winners at m ting-where the totalizator is Mad, shall be permitted to n five-pound allowance in all silling races, and in all handicaps for the value i.f not more than 100 sovereigns to the winner, always provided that no horse shall MIT a less weight than 6.7 or 9.0 w hen those arc the minimum weights permitted. This is jmt regarded as satisfactory, ami it is probable the rule will be so altered as to make the scale a sliding one, in the same fashion as in New South Wales, where a lad does not forfeit all allowance until he has ridden twenty winners.

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