Reno Meeting Prospering: Good Sport at Far Western Track--Well-Known Jockey L. Gaugel Passes Away., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-18


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RENO MEETING PROSPERING Good Sport at Far Western Track Weil Known Jockey L Gauge Passes Away BY F L McKENNBY McKENNBYRENO RENO Ncv June 17 As the present meeting progresses a better class of horses are racing and the sport consequently is of greater interest Sonic of the trainers were careful in the matter of ac ¬ climating their horses and those animals are now going to the post postThe The meeting has been a success from the start with the loyal townfolk and sportsmen from neigh ¬ boring states giving it wonderful support supportThe The Helmet filly Valley Park Maid finally rounded into form after many months indifferent racing at other tracks and horsemen here expect her to race as she did last year when she hung up a series of five victories in a row The phenomenally fleet mare Ring set the racing clan by the ear the first time out by winning way off from Claude Weaver and other speed marvels George Berry trainer of the twoyearold colt In cognance of the Meadowbrook Stable has come out with a challenge to Al Goodin for a race between the mare and the colt Berry thinks the distance should be fiveeighths with the twoyearold toting 102 pounds and the mare which is five years old 129 pounds That is ten pounds above the scale for each eachElmer Elmer Fator continues to lead in the number of winners among the jockeys bringing home eight in the first eight days racing Mulcahy and Cloud are next with six each eachLeo Leo Gaugel the jockey died at St Marys Hos ¬ pital Reno Wednesday night June 8 He had been in failing health for about a year and his condition was aggravated by a fall from Nepperhan in the running of the Coffroth Handicap at Tijuana April 10 He came here with his fatherinlaw Bill Short in the hope of regaining his strength strengthGaugel Gaugel was a native of Memphis Tenn and was brought up by John W Schorr He rode on nearly every track in the United States and Canada and was wojl liked wherever he went He was with the stable of J V Strode for some years and for the last year or two was galloping the horses for the Buck Fonnan establishment of which Bill Short was foreman The jockey was thirtyone years old He was given an impressive funeral here with fellow riders acting as pallbearers

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