Indian Racing Is Prosperous.: Mutuel Betting in Calcutta and Bombay Heavy--English Riders Win the Races., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-07


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INDIAN RACING IS PROSPEROUS. Mutuel Betting in Calcutta and Bombay Heavy — English Riders Win the Races. The Calcutta. India, season ended a month ago and the statistics make interesting reading. Mr. M. Goculdas was the most successful owner, his winnings totaling B2and.248, next coming Mr. "K. R. S." with 818,188 and then Wilton Bartteet with S0.-.-.O. W. Huley, who r.Kle for Mr. Goculdas. was an easy first among the .jockeys, with sixteen wins, eleven seconds, and a third for forty -two mounts. The next highes% were; Stokes and Barrett, ten wins each: Wing, nine; Puiz. eight, and Firtli and Northmore. seven each. Robinson, with nineteen wins, headed tba list of successful trainers, being succeeded by .1. 1. Scott, sixteen; Watson, fifteen; Ferguson, thirteen, and Ranishaw, eleven. All the jockeys are F.nglishmeii. Miitied speculation nt Beta-hay, India, where the bookmaker is entirely barred, is now heavy, and at Calcutta, where there are only twelve bookmakers operating in the paddock and none in the second enclosure, the average during the recent season was about 8158.888 a day. The cost of working the totalisator in Calcutta is about 11-. per cent, and attendances range from O.000 to 8,698 black and while. There is often a scr.iml.le for tickets 1.11 a favorite at the last moment, as there is nearly everywhere when mutiiels are aaed. Profitable Time for M. Goculdas. M. Goculdas this year had a profitable lime in India. His horses won several big races in Cal ratta and at BeSBhey the Fiajlteh importation Salandra. by Boqaclaarc Bel] Flower, which he races in partnership wiih Mr. Cardas. won the Grand Western Handicap, watth ,686 and a cup to tii« winner. The time for the mile was 1:39. The same after 1 Mr. Goculdas had an experience similar to one at th" Calcutta big meeting, the three atace -setters in the Flying Plate being owned by him. There were nine runners. Salandra was ridden in his race by W. iiuvley. who was on nearly all Mr. Goculdas big winners during the season. A aot her good race won by Salandra at BeSB-bay was the Malabar Plate of 88*880. On the day the Malabar Plate was run the owner, who races in India as Mr. "K. S. S.." had a good inning, his horses winning four of the seven races on the program. These included the Itombay Derby, a race for Arabs, in which the winner. M.ajhur. with 1l9 pounds, took 2:W2 -. for the mile and a half. The asaae day a horse named Cyanite won a mile and a ipiarter race in 2:66, which give.; some idea of the extent to which the best Arabs sillier by com-parisoB with tin ordinary Basflah or Australian thoroashbred in the matter of pace. Of late years it has been demonstrate! that the poetic ••flcetncss of the Arab" was something of a myth win 11 applied to ra ing.

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