Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-18


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF W. II. Karrick has about three dozen thoroughbreds wintering at Belmont Park, the property of W. R. Coe, Oneck Stable and others. Pimlico will have, to pay a daily state tax of 53,000 for its spring and autumn meetings this year, turning into the state coffers something like 0,000. At Piiiehurst, X. C, Wednesday, Nat Hurds Litilehorn, ridden by Burns, won the steeplechase event that attracted the largest chowd of the winter resort season. From Saratoga comes word of the death of John J. Sweeney, well-known racing man. Mr. Sweeney was an attorney at Saratoga ond operated the Sweeney Hotel. He was thirty-two years of age and died unexpectedly. Wilfrid Viau, the Canadian turfman and owner of Omar Khayyam. Westy Hogan and other stars. Is planning to sail for France early next month, but expects to return to this country in time for the opening of the Maryland spring racing season. James Rowe, trainer of H. P. Whitneys horses, did not go to Mt. Clemens, Mich., as was reported u . ew. ,lays dt;o Pressing business in connection with the management of Mr. Whitneys Red Bank. N. J., breeding establishment keeping him In the east. Tiie mare Understudy, purchased by Walter Jeffords of Glen Riddle, Pa., from T. C. McDowell for a reported price of 0,000. is the dam of Routledge, a stake winner, which Mr. Jeffords Iwught for 55,000 at the McDowell sale at Saratoga last summer. William T. Shannon, an old-time bookmaker associated with J. R. Respess at the time when Dick Welles was winning fame and fortune over the Chicago tracks, and later as part owner of the Essex Park track at Hot Springs, died a few days ago at the Arkansas health Spa.

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