Great Jumpers Are Getting Ready: Grand National Winners to Meet at Liverpool Lord Glanelys Notable Pair English Turf News, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-30


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GREAT JUMPERS ARE GETTING READY Grand National Winners to Meet at Liverpool-Lord Glanelys Notable Pair English Turf News. LONDON, England, October 10. For the obstacle racing season, which soon begins, three Grand National winners, Lutteur III., Poethlyn and Ally Sloper, are being carefully made ready at Lewes by trainer Escott. Poethlyn, this years National winner, is now fifteen years old. He meets Lutteur III., Pollen, .second in this years National, and a great lot at Liverpool in November and in the Becher and Valentine steeplechases, both valuable. Both the Becher and Valentine Steeplechases are weight-for-age events, but with widely different conditions, inasmuch as there are neither penalties nor allowances, excepting one of four pounds for mares, associated with the Becher Steeplechase, whereas the conditions of the Valentine are so ingeniously framed that when the penalties and allowances are calculated the weights will partake of the character of a handicap. Lord Glanelys 7,500 yearling colt by Swynford Blue Tit, and Sceptre, which, before the formers Sale, was the record priced yearling of England at 0,000, are now in the same stable. Lord Glanely lately bought Sceptre for a brood mare. She has so far not been a success and is twenty years old. Sir Abe Bailey, the South African millionaire, oddly enough has two two-year-olds named Orpheus, both eligible for Dcrbys in 1920. The English Orpheus, by Orby Electra, is estimated as the second best youngster of the season to Tetratema. He is eligible for the next Epsom Derby. His South African namesake is the best of his year in his own land and eligible to the South African Derby. Should an Orpheus win both races it would be a novel record. In South Africa ten per cent are taken from the mutuels by the clubs and two per cent goes for state purposes of various kinds. Bookmakers also pay five per cent of their winning bets to the racing organizations. One of the results is low entrance fees to races. It costs some .50 to 0 to enter in events valued at 2,500. The place money in South Africa is higher than in this country and horses are required to be ridden out thoroughly in consequence. IRISH ELEGANCE TO THE STUD. Irish Elegance, the sensational horse of the English season, goes to the Foxhill Stud at the close of the year at a fee of ,000. Irish Elegance is but four years old and by Sir Archibald Sweet Clorane. His dam . is not in the General Stud Book and there will be a bar sinister against his produce iu many European countries, Spain barring it absolutely. But Irish Elegance is owned by an extremely rich man, Mr. James White, and despite the bar is to be given a full chance as a sire. He is not only one of the fastest and biggest horses of his time, and both a sprinter and a stayer, but is said to be the handsomest horse in England. George Cunningham, an Englishman, but one of the leading trainers of France, died at Chantilly, France, October 5. aged 59. He had lived his lire with horses, going to France at ten years of age. During his time Cunningham trained for Count dc L-igrange, winning the Grand Prix of 1877 with St. Christophe for 1dm; Michael Ephrussi, M. Abadie, Madame de Cheremeteff, Achille Fould and E. Eknayan. For M. Ephrussi Cunningham trained two Prix du Jockey Club French Derby winners, St. James and Gospodar; for Madame de Cheremeteff. N tinge, which won the Grand Prix of 1910. and for M. Fould, Ilonli, which scored in the Grand Prix of 1912. Cunninghams remains were buried in the English cemetery at Chantilly. The French Derby Prix du Jockey Club for 1921 has closed witii 209 entries, and the Prix de Diane French Oaks with 171. . Striking instances of how English owners race for their own money were shown September 24 and 25 at Gatwick. The first days six races, for ,000, cost the association 1 and the second days six races, for ,500, gave the association a profit in entrance fees alone of 90. Yet horse prices in England have increased nearly tiiree times and nearly all the courses are crowded to the point of discomfort. Fair Simone, by Fariman Somone, by St. Simon, is the best two-year-old iilly of the English season. She is moderate of size, but a beauty, line weignt carrier and quick beginner and has won six of her I eight races and some ,400. I

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