Current Notes Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-23


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. Jockey R. Ryan rode two winners at Dclorimier Park Monday. Jeekey J. Bell is riding in Canada after an ab-senee from the saddle of several years. Joe-key B. Ktoeger has been riding in brilliant form at Churchill Downs. He rode two winners Monday, three on Saturday and two on Friday. The speedy Hodge is improving each day in his work for the Kcntueky Handicap and there will be nothing lacking as far as his being fit is con ccrned when the big race is ion. lackey Frank Bektaeea, who left New York for Toronto Friday night to ride in the Kings Plate, missed his connection at Buffalo and was forced to engage an automobib- to mak - the trip over. lb-just managed to reach Woodbine as the Jeekejra* name were about to be displayed on the board and hurriedly got into his riding togs and weighed out on Belle Mahoue, which carried Joseph K. Seagrams colors to victory. Paddy Kelly, an aged gelding, after finishing second in the- Timber Tamers Champion Chase at Belmont Park Saturday, dropped dead. Tie- race was at four miles over a timber course and is one of the longest and most gruelling contested on the American turf. Paddy Kelly set a hot pan for over a mile and only faltered once or twice during the-long jourie-y. but no sooner had he creased tin- fin ishing line- than he stopped short, his front leg. caved in under liim. he sat back on his hauiihes an 1 rolled over dead.

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