Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1916-11-28


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. The English two-year-olds Swoon and Conrtship II. have been retired for the winter to Walter S. Paynes Mapletou Farm. Miss Ida Albright, actress, and devoted to out-of-door-sports, has acquired a couple of thoroughbred two-year-olds and expects to race them over the New York tracks in 1917. The six-year-old mare Guide Post, owned by R. P. Dickinson, has won two races at Tijuana since her arrival at that far western course. She appears to be in the best of form at present. President James Wood Coffroth has completed arrangements with the San Diego and Arizona Railway Co. so that the nice-track special will start at 1:05, instead of 1:15, beginning December 3. Also the 5:10 return train will leave at 4:45. George Rerry has taken to Tijuana some good-looking yearlings which will be two-year-olds January 1. In the number are Sam Picket, by Joe Carey Afamada; Sandab, by Star Rottle Ocean Dream; Zubelda, by Montgomery San Francisco Maid, and Anna Star, by Star Rottle Anna May. "What will the horsemen who voted not to race at any new track in Ontario do when Thorncliffe is opened?" asked one of them yesterday. And he answered himself by continuing: "Theyll just pile in as fast as they can get stabling and marching right at the head of the procession will be the chairman of the meeting and the proposers of the motion." Jockey E. Martin, who for several years has figured prominently among the riders of the middle west, expects to be able to resume riding at Tijuana within the next couple of weeks. One morning early in September Eddie sustained a broken leg when one of McDowells two-year-olds, which he was about to gallop on the Lexington track, was bumped into by another horse and knocked down. Martin now gets around all right without a crutch, but the injured leg is still quite troublesome, and he walks with a decided limp. During the past few years Martin has done much of T. O. McDowells riding, and before leuving Kentucky was asked by the master of Ashland to return for the opening of the 1917 season at Lexington. He will ride "free lance" at Tijuana.

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