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


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF The 1920 English classics will be run on the following dates: Two Thousand Guineas, April 28; One Thousand Giuneas, April 30; Epsom Derby. June 2; Epsom Oaks, June 4; Doncaster St. Leger, September 8. During the war a new up-to-date steeplechase course lias been built at Derby, England, entirely on the flat and. without any ridge or furrow or drop fences.- The first meeting will be held on De-ember 15 and 16. The English Jockey Club has refused to abolish the restriction of ten per cent dividends to race track shareholders, but have permitted back payments of dividends passed during the war from this years profits. The English classics for 1921 have secured. good entries, the Two Thousand Guineas having closed with 150;. the O-e Thousand Guineas 159; the Derby 352; the Oaks 291, and the St. Leger 323. King George has entered horses for all five races. An English owner, C. L. Dakin, offended at being published as owing forfeits for some fifteen years, recently sued the Weatherbys Jockey Club agents and publishers of the Calendar for libel. The case was dismissed and Dakin assessed the costs. Brazil is building" a thoroughbred structure. At the recent English sales the Santos -Jockey Club bought fourteen well-bred yearlings, and they are now on their way to South America. All are fillies, and English stable hands went with them. According to secretary Hanaford of the Florida State Fair Association an attempt will be made to revive racing in the State of Florida next year. He says the business men of Jacksonville are behind the movement and propose to rebuild Monereif Park. Asked whether she . considered premium bonds would foster the gambling spirit, Lady Astor replied at a meeting at Plymouth: "From what I have seen of people putting money on Winkipop and Buchan, I would say No. Where would England be without the gambling spirit?" a retort which was greeted with cheers. London Sportsman. Mr. "Jimmy" de Rotchschild must have been highly tickled at the grotesque accounts given of his winnings over Brigands Cambridgeshire. In one quarter it was innocently computed that he had won in one "scoop" more money than is probably owned by all the members of the ring put together. How do these things get in the papers? Winning Post. There is authentic information that next year Samuel D. Riddles great colt "Man o War, the outstanding champion two-year-old of this year, will only race in three-year-old stakes. He may be a complimentary entry in some handicaps, but there is no probability that he will be started In any of them. It is assumed that in handicaps lie would undoubtedly be asked to make liberal weight concessions to older horses. The horse that furnished James de Rothschild his fund for the successful plunge on Brigand in the Cambridgeshire was. old Tagrag. In the Fordham Handicap, whicli won at 8 to 1. the day before the Cambridgeshire was run. Crickmere, a .hurry up English rider, with "experience In France., .rode both in runaway fashion. Such riding is Crickmeres forte. The facts seem to be that Mr. de Rothschild won some 00,000 in the. two coups. " Fancy Man, a two-year-old by Bachelors Double Painted Lady, owned by Mr. F.. Hardy, is marked for future greatness by the English critics. Fancy Man is a colt of vast range and scope, with great bone and good a whole-colored one, save for a slight star and he fills the -eye not only like training on, but doing so. continually until he is a four-year-old. Some sixteen years ago Ed Corrigan raced another Fancy Man in England which was smart and" profitable after being bought by the American at the same time that he bought Semper Vigllans.

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