Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-03


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF Godfrey Trecce. the well-known eastern turfman, is remitted on his way home from England, where lie went to purchase several thoroughbreds and polo ponies. W. A. Rinehart of Palmyra. Mo., sold a yearling mule a few weeks ago for 20 and a pair of older mules for ,500. These are believed to lie record prices for mules. John Musker, the noted English breeder of thoroughbreds, is said to be going into the breeding of Suflolks extensively, believing that there will lie a demand for them for agricultural purposes anil middleweight draught. It is difficult, to get any confirmation of the report, regarding the alleged unsatisfactory condition of Tetratema. the juvenile champion of 191!. The horse will not run again this year, and is having just ordinary exercise. Sporting Chronicle. In the Becher steeplechase at Liverpool Aintree course, England. November the ,500 Becher Steeplechase was voided after the only three starters, Wavetree, Command and Blue Jacket, had fallen or refused,. Oddly enough all three wer jumpers of experience. The Point to Point Steeplechase, held on the estate of .1. Watson Webb near Jericho, L. I.. Thanksgiving Day, was run in two divisions, Warwick, with 175 pounds up. winnins in the lightweight class, while Strawbridge won in the heavyweight class. Many of the most prominent eastern turfmen, including members of the Jockey Club, were in attendance. It is characteristic of our deep-rooted conservatism that of all important racing systems we are the last to take up the totalizator. I see no immediate prospects of the introduction of the pnri-mut-uel, though at least seventy-five -icreent of owners would welcome it and the majority of the members of the Jockey Cub are equaly in its favor, Wald-intm in London Morning Post,

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