Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-05


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CURRENT NOTES "OF THE TURF It is aiiiiouiiced."TIia"f 50,000 wortli of pedigree stock is to be given "to France. Belgium and Serbia by the English Royiil Agricultural Society. The total amount given away in stakes in eight days at the meetings of the Australian Jockey Club, the Victoria Racing Club and the Victoria Amateur Turf Club was- 50,075. T. Derfield, whow was the principal attendant to tiie leading English and American jockeys in the weighing rooms in Austria-Hungary for the past eighteen years, has arrived in England after being a prisoner of war since the first week of tho war. It is a coincidence that the charger of the late Lord Kitchencf-.W named Democrat, as is President Wilsons riding horse, but the former had a distinguished career on the English turf, while his American namesake had none, and his dam is not a Stud Book mare. The English jockey Frederick Archer rode a total of 2,747 winners during his career. Archer headed the seasons list on thirteen consecutive occasions i. e., from 1S74 to 1880. His last mount was on Tommy Tittlemouse in the Castle Plate, Lewes, England, on November 4, 1SS0. Former jockey W. Booth will race a stable of his own this year. He has five two-year-olds .which he bought from John E. Madden last vear as yearlings. There are four colts and one fillv in the string. The filly is by Hessian Royal Gun, while the colts comprise one by Ogdcn Broom Leaf, another a son of Star Shoot Miss Hanover, also one by Superman Latowauna and a fine looking scion of Orniondale Miss Kearney. A letter dated September from Percy Woodland, the well-known English crass -country jockey, who was then a prisoner of war at Yozgad, in Turkey, was only received by his sister November 30 last. In it he says that he only weighs 114 pounds, and Hint he is so tired of walking round and round he would , indeed like to have another ride on a horse. Woodland was .brought down while Hying in Palestine and received injuries to his Toot. Sporting Chronicle,

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