Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-07


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF The value of the Grand National Steeplechase has been raised to 5,000 and the March" Hurdle Handicap to S7.500 by the Liverpool, England, executive. An American bov named Wiley, developed by "Roots" Duinell in Rouiiiania, is riding with some Mictfs in England and is considered there to lie a good lightweight. "The oldest horse I have ever heard of was thirty-nine." saiil a R. S. P. . A. inspector at Kingston, when a horse almiit thirtv years- old was ordered to be destroyed. Sportsiuau. It cost the Longchamps, Paris, race course management 00,000 to repair the mutuel pavilion and machinery. The damage was caused by military occupation and rust by disuse. On the other side just now it is considered that there is no limit to the" value of the best St. Frusquin mares, which are rated much higher than daughters of his great rival, Persimmons. Jockeys in Europe had a most profitable season and are iu the vacation humor. Bernard Carslake, one of he English leaders, sailed for his Australian birthplace last Tuesday for a months stay. Damaged Goods, an English race horse, is aptly named, for he is tubed, breaks blood vessels, has bad knees and manners and is cow-hocked, yet he manages to win races iu fair company. - 1 r I " II v s u

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