Here and There on the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-17


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1 i Here and There on the Turf What Their Names Mean. Concerning the Bowie Meet- 1 ing. Exterminator Held Sure to 1 Start. Other High-Class Horses. Jockey Jelleys Popularity. Train Service to Bowie. The whys, wherefores and ill tastes of some names plastered on inoffensive and helpless orses has, time out of mind, furnished a topic for comment by protesting writers. This has , effected little in the way of reform. Fortu- . nately for the horses, they have known nothing of the matter, being concerned chiefly in their , regular supply of oats, corn and hay. One phase of the matter is a frequent demand to know what some of the outlandish names mean. Last year there was a horse in racing which had the habit of winning a race now and then. He had the Irish name of Boher-Na-Breena. What the name meant was a 1 matter of frequent inquiry. It was submitted to a number of Gaelic residents of Chicago. Each had an opinion, but no two agreed, so J the thing remained in suspension. Pertinent, in a way, to the foregoing, one of Daily Racing Forms inquiring young men has s been delving into the meaning of names borne e by some of the racers of this year. Some of his s conclusions and freely rendered definitions are c here given. Maybe there are some who will not agree with him. If so, they have the right t to tell why. Name. Language. Meaning. Amor Patriae L. Love of country. Bn Trovato It. Well found, a happy invention. i- La Bete Noire F. A black beast, an object of aversion. Caveat Emptor L. Let the buyer beware. Dernier Sou F. A last sou or cent. Fait Accompli L. A thing already done. Faux Pas F. A mistake. Fonctionnaire F. A public officer. In Memoriam L. In memory of. La Dernier F. The last. Lucidus L. Clear. Modo L. In manner. Nulli Secundus L. Second to none. Prima Donna It. Chief female singer. Primo L. In the first place. Sans Peur F. Without fear. Ultima Thule L. The utmost boundary or or limit. Ultimatum L. The last or only condition. n. Vox Populi L. The voice of the people. Canopus L. An Egyptian god of Avater, Roman o- history. Thessaly G. A part of northern Greece. Princeps L. A title given to Augustus, ruler of Rome about 27 B. C. Dimmesdale E. In Hawthornes romance, :e, "The Scarlet Letter," a Puritan minister. Donatcllo It. The hero, of Hawthornes ro-jnancc, o- "The Marble Fawn." i 1 1 , . , 1 J s e s c t i- or or n. o- :e, o- Azrael Heb. In Jewish and Mohammedan be- foi for lief the name of an angel who watches over th the the dying and separates the soul from the be body. o Corydon A shepherd in one of Theocritus an and idyls and used to designate any rustic. P Moll Cutpurse E. A fictitious name for Mary Frith, a notorious character frequently men- e tioned by the older English writers. w Coeur de Lion F. A heart of lion, a surname PJ given to Richard I. of England on account of of his dauntless courage. . di Flibbertygibbet E. The name of a fiend men- 81 tioned in Shakespeares King Lear. Fitz-Boodle E. A name under which Thack- eray contributed a series of papers to Frasers n! Magazine. Houyhnhnm One of the race of horse- se headed beings described by Dean Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. a Leontes It. King of Sicily in Shakespeares t "A Winters Tale." Mab E. The name given by the English and poets of the fifteenth and succeeding cen- H turies to the imaginary Queen of the Fairies. A Malvolio It. A character in Shakespeares r "Twelfth Night." 0 of Mammon Heb. In the scriptures means riches n or God of Riches. a as Mirabel F. A traveled man in Beaumont and Fletchers "Wild Goose Uhase." Orestes G. Son of Agamemnon and slayer of J his mother, Clymtemnestra, to avenge the I murder of his father. d Phalaris G. Sicilian tyrant, warrior and law- n giver of the semi-mythic age. v Pierrot F. A character in pantomime. d t to One need only glance through the nomina- n tions to the Southern Maryland Handicap to , have an idea of what racing will be offered at the Bowie meeting, which will be opened Saturday. No handicapper has a better class of horses to assign weights to than are found in the sixty-seven that are eligible to this mile and a sixteenth race that is the open- ing day feature. Most of the horses engaged 1 are already on the ground and ready for the bugle call. It must be remembered that at 1 this season of the racing year there are few ; complimentary entries made and few horses ! are nominated that are not in racing condi- tion and intended as starters. The Southern ! Maryland Handicap has an added money value of ,000 and with a field of ten starters, which is certainly a modest estimate, it will be worth ,760 to the winner. Willis Sharpe Kilmers Exterminator is in-H tended to be a starter in this opening feature i of the Bowie meeting. It is the Kilmer racing plan now to keep him going until he passes j the Man o War money winning record. Just now he lacks ,754 of the 49,465 earned by Man o War before he was retired to the stud, and while the Southern Maryland Handi-;t cap, estimating it with- ten starters, would leave him shy of the goal he is seeking, he would be only 92 away from the record, and that could readily be picked up in shares of purses, even should the old fellow never win another race. No one takes the defeat of Exterminator in the Pimlico Cup seriously and it is confidently expected that the next time he is seen under racing silks it will be shown just how false his running in that race was as an index to his present form. Since the Cup he has not been asked to do much, but he is ready for a mile and a sixteenth. He will have his work cut out with the good ones that will oppose him, but if he is raced by Wayland, it is probably a sure thing that lie will be a fitter horse than he was last Saturday. Ihe Montfort Jones silks promise to play an important part in the Bowie racing. This powerful stable has been attracting the atten-er tion of the uninvited timers since the move was made to Bowie and a busy campaign is suggested. With such horses as Surf Rider. Rockminister, Rouleau, Pegasus and Fair Phantom, all named for the Southern Maryland Handicap, there is an excellent chance foi for th the be o an and P e w PJ of di 81 n! se a t and H A r 0 of n a as J I d n v d t to n , Kentucky to be off to a flying start in Bowie meeting. These horses have all been galloping along as though thoroughly at : home in tne Bowie going and they hare speed stamina that has made the strin; such a powerful one all through the racing year. Another of the eligibles for the opening day feature is the Quincy Stables Captain Alcock, winner of both the Bowie Handicap and the Pimlico Cue, also the only base to win both these 0,000 Maryland Jockey Club longdistance races. The three-year-olds All Over and Yankee Star are both named to bear Captain Alcock company, but it would seem that the main dependence will be on the older horse. Harry Payne Whitney has for his representative the four-year-old fillies Prudery and Crocus and each has earned the right to have try against the best of them. The Lexing-ton-Xalapa Farm confederacy is well represented, when among the eligibles are found the names of Lucky Hour, Missionary, Bon Homme, John Paul Jones and Southern Cross. Altogether the handicap is one that would reflect trtdit on any association at any season the year and it is remarkable when such nominal icrir- are made for a race to be run late as November 18. It will be remembered just where jockey Jelley belonged among the New York riders. He scored some victories with P. S. P. Randolphs good plater King Albert, though he more often lost when he sJ.ould have won while he was riding in New Yuk. But it is different at Marlboro. Not that Jelley seems have improved materially, but the half-mile ring seems to suit him and tne opposi : tion purely suits him better than that of New York. D. Stirling had for some time been a leader of the small circuit riders, but at Marlboro he is being displaced by Jelley. This young man has become a decided fad and now the crowd, which is both quick and fickle in its allegiance to a jockey, is swearing by Jelley. All wait until the jockeys names are posted and Jelleys mount at once becomes the popular horse. His victories on Gus Scheer, Bodanzky and Sir Adsum Wednesday were tremendously popular and will make him more popular than ever for the remaining two days of the short meeting. Just where Jelley will fit in when the Bowie meeting opens Saturday remains to be seen. There he will be back in much better company, but his Marlboro successes may have inspired more confidence and consequently engendered more ability. Train arrangements that are being made for the Bowie meeting promise that the service will be better than ever bafore. The only way to reach the course is by the electric line of the S. W., B. and A. road, but it has been assured that more and better cars will be in this service. Then the Hayman special, which has been a great convenience, will consist of three cars this fall, to more adequately take care of its patrons. Originally this special was only one of the big cars, but for the coming meeting three will be few enough to take care of those who will travel that way. The first race will be called to the post at 1:15 oclock and the Hayman special will leave every day at noon. There will bi various trains from both Washington and Baltimore.

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