Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-03


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF Paulo Macliado, president of the Brazilian Jockey Club, is in France on a mission for the Brazilian government concerning breeding and stud methods generally and to purchase thoroughbreds. Joseph W. Iugh, former chief of jKilicc of Covington, Ky., and a well-known turfman, dropped dead an hour after watching the Reds defeat the White Sox at Cincinnati Wednesday. Attending physicians assigned his deatli to the result of heart disease. John Osborne and his sister, Mrs. Chaloncr, the mother of the family of jockeys, were present at Doncaster St. Loger day. "Old John" is eighty-six years of age, and has seen no fewer .than sixty-six St. Legers. He has not missed one since The Flying Dutchmans year, 1810. London Sportsman. There is a book about to be published in England entitled "Human Life and How It May Be Prolonged to 120 Years," by Lieut. -Col. MacCabe, the Irish race horse owner and trainer. MacCabe is a keen character and a good horseman. He trained Orby for Mr. Croker when he won the Epsom Derby in 1007. By bribing girls in the telegraph oGicc to alter the time on Ids messages, Lionel Skclton swindled several English bookmakers. Sifts of chocolates and gloves won the aid of the girls. Skelton would place a telegraph bet after a race was won and have it timed before the race. Mr. Skelton was sent to jail for a year. This years "English St. Leger was the one hundred and fortieth. The biggest field on record was that of 1825, when thirty horses ran and Memnon won, though there is an old sporting catch, winch lias puzzled many learned racegoers, that "ninety-three once went to the post for the St. Leger." This originated from the coincidence that in 1703 the race was won by a horse owned by Mr. Clifton named Ninety-Three. Barklie, which formely raced for W. F. Knebel-kftuip. was only an ordinary jumper when purchased by W. M. Jeffords of Philadelphia from General Buchanan for ,000. but, under the training of Mike Daly, lias developed into the only real rival of The Brook for championship honors. Mr. Jeffords is seriously thinking of sending him to England to compete in the big English cross-country events. That good English three-year-old Double or Quits, bv Bachelors Double Santa Quaranta. with a record this season of three races and 0.4 lit, was as u weanling w small and ugly that Sir Maurice Flezgernld, hia and the Bucklands Stud owner, ordered him destroyed, ltlauchard, the studs trainer, begged his life, with excellent results, for the colt was sold as a yearling. His three wins were in succession aud included. tUe valuable 4mdon Cup.

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