Latest Saratoga Racing Gossip: Temmy Griffin May Return to the Sport--Pride of India Recovering from Injury., Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-07


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LATEST SARATOGA RACING GOSSIP Tommy Griffin May Beturn to the Sport Pride of India Recovering from Injury By Ed Cole ColeSaratoga Saratoga N Y August 5 Tommy Griffin has returned from Portsmouth New Hampshire where he went to see his son who is doing his bit He will be here for the remainder of the season In reply to the question whether he would step into the racing business again he was rather reticent in his reply but inferred that he would much like to return to the sport but did not con ¬ sider it appropriate to begin again inferring that he might wait until further developments of the war warI I am almost afraid to go to these yearling sales said lie for fear I might be tempted to buy ami if I iMiught one I know I would get in much deeper If the war was not in progress I dont think I could be held back from reentering the thoroughbred world again It is a glorious profession and the more I aiu around here the greater the temptation to join the ranks If I could be convinced the war troubles of this country would not be an obstacle to racing it would not take much to pursuade me to buy a flock of these cheap yearlings that are being sold some of which I feel certain will more than pay their expenses Some day I shall about lake a notion to make a bid and I suppose Mr Bain will drop one on me just to get me started and when he does this all my resolutions of ten years ago will be shattered shatteredI I expect to start Lucullite one of these days said Samuel llildreth who has charge of Major Belmonts good threeyearold He is going sound ¬ er than he has done for some time and if he does not break down he will be seen within the next week or two This track seems to suit him as it does all horses The cushion on it permits horses to fl3 and pull up sound soundHarry Harry Morrissey worked Henry Porters star two yearold Pride of India this morning covering a half mile in less than r 0 seconds He pulled up l trifle sore which Mr Morrissey expected but lie has every Inlicf lie will be sent to the post long Infore the meeting is over This is the colt that James Howe offered 25000 for after ho had re ¬ ceived a stone bruise while working for the United States Hotel Stakes StakesW W Garth lias sent three winners to the post out of the four steeplechases run Shannon Kivcr Itobcrt Oliver and tbc French fouryearold Le Marsouhi

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