Current Notes of the Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-19


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Jockey Tommy McTaggart gets a few mounts at New Orleans, but he makes those count that he does get. The chestnut horse Atlalitl ran a fast race at ."Bares Wednesday whr-n he won the five and a half fui longs handicap in 1:0." ... AY. A. Carter, who brought out jockey R. Hall iast yea, has the contract on the apprentice lad WakolT. anil pn diets that the latter will develop into a capable rider. That the tdd gelding El Pa.o is still able to run 1: ■•■ and last, especially in heavy going, was shown when lit- won lis hist two starts at the Fair Groaads on a muddy tratk. Juarez racing critics accuse jockey Claude Hunt of being a bit of a "grandstand finisher" and think lie tries to make it a thriller when he has the best bane, tn reby occasionally Isstag a race. It begins to look as though Pat Chill knew- what he was talking about when he said recently that when his contract ritler. AY. A. Carroll, began riding at the Fair Grounds he would make all of tin others sit up and take notice. Ue made his defeat iu grand style, piloting two winners. Ilio Hrazos end Hay ol.ight. lie has improved fifty per cent at least since he rode here last winter. Four 1917 representatives of the Hunts Committee. National Steeplechase and Hunts Association, have hS SB elected. They are Joseph E. Davis for New York. J. AYatson AAcbh for New England James AA. Craves for Airginia. and A. J. A. De vcreux foi Pennsylvania. This leaves New Jersey .-.lid Mart land to be heard from before the committee is complete. These delegates to the coin mittee are elected by the masters of recognized huuts in the various states.

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