Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-16


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF Tin? English flat racing season closed November 22 with the meeting at Liugfield. Commander .1. K. L. Ross will maintain two breeding establishments, one in Canada and the other in Maryland. The flat-racing season in Spain closed on November lti, and opens for the 1920 program at San Sebastian on April 4. Up to November 10 King Georges stable had won 0,S57 and eight races, a lean year considering costs, but far better than any the royal colors have had since 1914. Le Jockey, the French turf authority, is responsible for the statement that there is a likelihood of King Georges colors being seen out at the Royal dAranjuy meeting in Spain next May. James de Rothschild, whose Cambridgeshire coup with Brigand is still bong discussed, is buying more horses, has engaged Edwin Piper, who rode Aboyeur the 100 to 1 Epsom Derby winner of 1913, as his first jockey for next season. After his disqualification for the Epsom Derby of 1913 Alioyeurs Craganour was sold to Argentine owners and now stands at the head of the list of winning stallions in that country, his nearest rival being the dead and gone Old Man by Orbit a daughter of Dollar. The death of Calveley. the best sire of steeplechasers in Germany, is recorded by "Deutclier Sport." In all his stock won over 1919.sh75,000 in stakes. Bred by the late Duke of Westminster in 1893, Calveley was by St. Serf Sandiway, by Doncastcr Clemence. Calveley won good races, inclusive of the Great Yorkshire Handicap and Doncaster Cup, nnd he ncted ns schoolmaster for Flying Fox. At the famous Kingsclere sale after the Dukes death Sir John Thursby gave 9,500 for Calveley, but after running twice unplaced he was sold to Germany, where nearly everything he got Avon over obstacles.

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