Montford Jones Future Turf Plans: New Recruit to Racing to Purchase Best Horses Money Can Buy--Omar Khayyam Leased., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-31


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MONTFORD JONES FUTURE TURF PLANS New Becruit to Racing to Purchase Best Horses Money Can Buy Omar Khayyam leased SARATOGA SPRINGS N Y July 30 There is every indication that Montford Tones who is asso ¬ ciated with Messrs Sinclair and Schafer in the most productive oil fields of Oklahoma will be one of the big men of the American turf in the near future if the best horses in training can be procured for mofley Like Commander Ross he wants to get the best or nothing in the horse line and has so instructed his trainer Edward Garri ¬ son To this end Mr Garrison has been in Saratoga for the past week or two trying to buy the best on the market The Ballot Gracilla colt Brook holt Mr Jones bought during the Aqueduct meet ¬ ing Since then Garrison has seen every horse that John Madden has for sale and will probably take two or three of them themTwo Two of them are quKe desirable said trainer Garrison and I feel certain 1 shall get those and probably one or two others from the Madden band But I am not going to confine my purchas ¬ ing energies to the Madden stable the object being to get the best on sale no matter where they come from At present Brookholt is in Mr Maddens care until I can gather up all I can get getJones Jones intends to race a stable of horses second to none if possible and I think he is going the right way about it by selecting nothing but choice racing material He is a thorough sportsman and will be a great addition to the turf Not only will he liuy developed horses but will no doubt be much in the sport when the yearlings are put under the hammer The stable is now in its infancy and will grow quickly if anybody shows a good horse and is willing to dispose or It at a reasonable figure AMERICANS TO GO ABROAD Men like Mr Jones will be needed in this coun ¬ try as many owners of the more fashionable estab ¬ lishments intend to move in the European direction now the war is over and as soon as the expensive income tax in France is reduced This does not mean that men like Joseph Widener John Sanford Mr Viau Mr Macomber and several others of importance will desert the American turf entirely the possibilities being they will be represented here as well as in Europe But their absence will be felt both as breeders and buyers of thoroughbreds thoroughbredsWhile While Mr Viau will race and breed horses in France there is every reason to believe he will have a string in this country for at least a few more years as his lease of Omar Khayyam to A B Hancock for two years indicates One of the provisions of the lease of Omar Khayyam is that the first fifteen services are reserved for mares belonging to Mr VJau At the present time be has six mares and will no doubt arrange for the purchase or lease of the remaining nine to fill the contract As few stakes are open to foreignbred horses in France it is only reasonable to presume that the stock bred by Mr Tiau in Kentucky will remain in this country countryTrainer Trainer Karrick must not be overlooked when he brings back the Coe filly Cinderella She will be found a much improved miss from the last time she started in fact Karrick has said he would not exchange her for any of the fillies he has yet seen and this means much coming from such an expert expertSandy Sandy McNaughton has decided not to go to France under any conditions though he has received an offer to do so from Mr Viau Sandy looks upon the question as one where future happiness is concerned I dont think I want to go to a strange country where I have no friends said Sandy

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