Some Recent English Racing News: Eighteen-Year-Old Wild Aster Wins--Jockey Woodland Retires After Long Career., Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-26


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SOME RECENT ENGLISH RACING NEWS Eighteen Year Old Wild Aster Wins Jockey Wood ¬ land Retires After Long Career JONDOX Englanu MarciriO Mr C Tabors Wild Aster ridden by his old owner Percy Wood ¬ land recently won a hurdle irate at Wolverhampton witli 102 iwunds up He is by Victor Wild Asteria and the oldest horse in training here or elsewhere Wild Aster is eighteen years old and has raced for sixteen seasons He started in his youth by winnc races under Jockey Club rules and in England France Germany and Bel ¬ gium lias won considerably over 50000 in stakes over fences and hurdles finishing by making an in ¬ valuable charger throughout the recent war warAmong Among the outsiders for the Lincolnshire Handi ¬ cap to be run for Wednesday Marcli 25 is the bay threeyearold Chicago by Cylgad Lady Amcricus owned by Mr It Pole A Balding will ride Chicago and he has been backed after racing respectably on the flat as well as over hurdles hurdlesAfter After forty years as exercise lad and jockey the English rider James Woodburn has retired an ¬ nouncing that he has had his day In his time Woodburn has ridden over 1000 winners under Jockey Club rules These included two Lincolnshire Handicaps four Liverpool Cups two Manchester Cups Grand Prix dc Paris One Thousand Guineas Oaks Royal Hunt Cup and nearly every leading event Woodburns chief employers were Sir J Blnudel Maple Lord Rosebery Lord Gerard Lord Zetland and the Right Hon James Lowther LowtherThere There is still a scarcity of horses for racing The events which were advertised to close for the Lin ¬ coln Derby and Leicester spring meetings did not fill and new races were substituted For the Alexandra Park spring meeting the Peoples Handi ¬ cap also failed to fill and is abandoned Another race was substituted substitutedThe The stewards of the Kildare and National Hunt Steeplechases recently met in Dublin and decided on abandoning the Punchestown meeting arranged for April 29 and 30 This decision which was not unexpected was come to owing to the stoppage of hunting by the Sinn Feiners Pnnchestown is the most important steeplechase meeting in the Irish list listThere There are more horses than usual in training1 on Epsom Downs It is always in Epsoms fnvor that the chalk subsoil absorbs the wet almost as quickly as it does at Newmarket Moreover in dry weather it never gets hard like stronger land does doesIt It is not correct as has been stated says Le Jockey of Paris that the colors of the king of Spain will be seen at Ascot this year On the con ¬ trary engagements for Montmirail and Sciriie have been taken up by the Duke of Toledo in the Prix du Jockey Club the Grand Prix de Paris and the Prix RoyalOak RoyalOakThe The racing authorities in Belgium are credited witli the intention to ask for state aid in order to enable them to reestablish the sport after four years of German occupation occupationH H Cholmondcley cousin of the late Sir Mark Sykes states that as yet no arrangements hare been made concerning the future of the Sledmere Stud StudGeorge George Stern will be the first jockey to Mr J D Colin during the coming season in France

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