Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-16


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF Up to October 27 King George of England had won 0,S57 with six winners of eight races, the best of which is Viceroy, three races and 0,4G0. Ham Keene is at Lexington awaiting the return of his brother Jack from New York, before leaving for New Orleans, whither he will take Salute, .Vindictive, Cracow, Clandestine, Inquiry, Lunctta and a half dozen yearlings by Luke MeLuke for racing at the Fair Grounds. The- former English champion rider Frank Woot-ton, who is Australian born, is back from the English army of Mesopotamia and before going into horse training with ills father . in England is going to try his luck riding in hurdle and steeplechase races in France. Wootton is too heavy for flat racing weights. Ti French ministry of agriculture " has issued some interesting figures concerning betting in that country. From the beginning of the racing season in May to the end of July the pari-mntuel booths handled a sum of 1,551,105, of which four per cent, or ,202,0-10, went to the three great clubs which govern racing in France. Jockey Frank ONeill of St. Louis, who rides for 31r. W. K. Vanderbilt in France, is either in tills country or on the sea bound for New York. He left France October 25 and intends to spend the winter in the United States. ONeill, a fine rider here in his day, has been a leader among European jockeys since he went to France, and was third in the French winning list this year. Before the English Cambridgeshire race James White, the owner of Irish Elegance and an extremely rich man, bought the bay colt Sir Berkeley, 4, by Sunstar La Roche, by St. Simon, from the Duke of Portland for 5,000 and backed him to win some 00,000 in the handicap. Sir Berkeley was beaten. It is also probable that the Kiugs-clere racing establishment has ljpen acquired as a whole by Mr. White.

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