Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-04


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Brother Jonathan, the two-year-old brown colt by Yankee Sister Stella, bred in France by Thomas Hitchcock, and sold to Max Ilirsch. who was acting for Sam Louis, is now a fine-looking colt, having plenty of size and substance. For Fair. Fair Mac. Prince Harry and others already are stabled at the Fair Grounds; Pif Jr. and still others are on the way. The breaking up of the Bowie meeting brought an exodus of about 300 horses from there. Already speculation is beginning in regard to the qualified man who may succeed AV. H. Laudemuu as supervisor of the mutuels on the Kentucky tracks. John D. McLaughlin, John T. Ireland and Charles Bollinger are suggested as competent to fill this important post satisfactorily. Having returned from Maryland, Max Ilirsch was on duty at the Loft stable, Belmont Park, early Friday morning. He axipeared to lie very well satisfied with the result of his campaign through the Maryland circuit, although the horses he took with him from New York had made but a moderate showing. The two-year-old Candy Land, now a gelding, has grown into an imposing horse, and he looks like a good racing prospect. Although Max Ilirsch has had him in his stable for nearly a year, he never has been atle to give anything like a trustworthy trial: Every time he has been seemingly ready, something has gone wrong with him, and never has he been let down for a really sharp quarter since he became Mr. Lofts property. Moses Lowenstein left Lexington Saturday for New Orleans with a string of twelve horses, five of which lie will race. The .other seven. Pas de Chance, Basilius, Malheur, Pulaski, Yermak, Zauiora and Moscowa. he took down for Hamilton Keene, who will leave there when his brother Jack returns from England. Today strings of Will Perkins and C. T. AAorthington will be shipped. Emil Ilerz is there from New York to make arrangements for location of Short Grass, which is to enter the stud next spring. The promotion of the new race course at Thorn-cliffc, near Toronto, to be opened next year, has progressed to the extent that the money has been paid over to the Davies estate to bind the bargain. The personnel of the backers of the new enterprise has not yet been definitly disclosed, but it is reported that it is being financed by "Gad" Bryan and J. AAr. OHara, whose previous connection with Canadian racing consists of the handling of the syndicate ring at the second meeting of the Kempton course at Montreal. They are also owners of the Bowie, Md., track.

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