Here and There on the Turf: Zev and My Own Papyrus to Show Speed. Not Enough Sportsmanship. Essex Fox Hounds Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-07


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Here and There on the Turf Zev and My Own. Papyrus to Show Speed. Not Enough Sportsmanship. Essex Fox Hounds Racing. It makes no difference what the result of the International match of October 20 may be, a meeting between the Rancocas Stables Zev and Admiral Cary T. Graysons My Own is essential at some time after its running. This is a race that is due both colts and a race that is of vast interest to the patrons of the turf. Naturally Admiral Grayson was particularly desirous of a race over the International match distance of a mile and a half for his colt for its bearing on the big race itself, but while he has lost in that endeavor the other race should be brought about. If Papyrus should be the winner from Zev it would alter the case a bit, for then it would be the English colt, and not Zev, that should have a chance at the son of King James and Bettie Landon. That would be the natural match in the event Mr. Ben Irish could be induced to have his colt meet a second engagement in this country. But My Own is surely entitled to have a try with the winner. Should it be impossible to bring about a second meeting with Papyrus, in the event he is returned the winner on October 20, then the Hildreth offer to race Zev against My Own should surely be arranged as soon as is feasible after the International match. It is well that the controversy over the selections of a defender has been settled. It is not expected that there will be unanimous approval of the work of the committee in awarding the honor to Zev, but there still is time to discover whether or not a mistake was made in proclaiming him the best American three-year-old over the mile and a half route. Ordinarily it would seem that Jarvis has little time to make Papyrus ready, but it always must be remembered that Papyrus "was a fit horse when he was shipped over. He has not been permitted to "fill up" since his race in the St. Leger, and if Jarvis is satisfied with his condition others should certainly have a like opinion. It was Jarvis that developed the eon of Tracery. He knows him better than anyone else, and he has also been able to obtain a fairly good line on Zev. After Tuesday there may be new respect for Papyrus, although at this time he enjoys plenty of respect from the best horsemen who have looked him over critically. Basil Jarvis has promised that Papyrus will be given a real work Tuesday. This is what the American trainers and the American dockers have been waiting for, to have a line on the son of Tracery. All who have seen the invader agree that he has the appsarance of a good horse. All agree that there never was a bad one won the Derby, but estimates are only formed with any degrea of certainty after a horse has shown something in a triaL Papyrus has had no trial, and on Tuesday it is promised he will have one. It is not likely that Jarvis will send his charge along at top speed, but it will be a work that will offer some sort of a line on his action. That line has besn impossible with only the jogging exercises that have been the routine thus far. After Papyrus settles down to serious business there will be plenty of action about Belmont Park. Zev has been going along brilliantly in his work, but Hildreth has devoted much of his time to speed for the son of The Finn and Miss Kearney. He has shown that he has an abundance of speed and when the distance has been stretch but occasionally he has done what, has been asked in a way that has been thoroughly satisfactory to his trainer, as well as to those who have been keeping close watch on his preparation. Racing secretaries in New York are put to their wits end this fall framing races that will bring about contests that are worthy of the patronage that has been so liberally accorded. And it has been more of a problem this year than ever before. There has b:en an unusual desertion of some of the biggest stables to Maryland and Kentucky, and programs that would be attractive at either of these racing points fail of their purpose in New York. Fault is found with the book by some of the horsemen. It is charged that it is not made attractive. But that is not the chief reason for the races not measuring up better to the New York standard. The reason is the horsemen themselves. Too many of them have shipped their good horses away to more fruitful fields of endeavor. They have been swayed altogether" by the stakes and purses that have been hung up, and it is useless to expect New York to compete in a money way with tracks where the pari-mutuel system of wagering obtains. That system affords a revenue that makes possible the . offering of larger sums than are possible in New York, and such will always be the case. If New York is to have the racing that should be there, there must be more co-operation from the horsemen themselves. They must be willing to help" by filling the programs rather than desert to the tracks with more money. It took a long time to bring racing back, and the associations have had lean years that are not yet forgotten. The racing was brought back and the racing has prospered. As it has prospered there has been an increase in the New York purses, and these increases will be just in proportion to the success that comes to the sport. It is just about squarely up to the horsemen to do their part in seeing that this success is a lasting one. Each year the Essex Fox Hounds of New Jersey have a delightful day of racing for the amateurs, and it is a sporting day that is always looked forward to eagerly by the amateur sportsmen. The meeting will be held on October 27, and the entries for the events that have not already been closed will close October 20. The race committee is composed of Richard Whitney, Shelton E. Martin, Reginald B. Rives and Kenneth B. Schley. These gentlemen have made elaborate arrangements for the racing, and already it is assured that the sport will be the best that has ever been staged by the Essex Fox Hounds. This racing will be at Froh-Heim, Far Hills, N. J., and it is a meeting that is conducted under sanction from the Hunts Committee of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association. The big event of the day will be the New Jersey Hunt Cup, at about four miles, over a post and rail course. This has an added money value of ,500, and there have been five runnings already. Ralph Beaver Strassburgers imported hunter Wol-ferton H. has been jeturned the winner for the last three races, and the other two winners have been Arthur A. Fowlers Oxygen and Welsh Strawbridges Riverbreeze. It is a race that is of vast importance among the huntsmen and is one of the best tests of both horse and rider that is had all through the year. It was indeed unfortunate that Harry Payne Whitneys Enchantment has met with an injury while journeying to Latonia to keep his engagement in the 0,000 Kentucky SpeciaL The son of Chicle and Enchanting was in the big mile and three-sixteenths handicap exceedingly well under 117 pounds, and he had been doing so well in Maryland that James Rowe had high hopes for him. Enchantment ha3 been more or less of an unlucky horse all through his rating career, but it is doubtful if he ever was in better condition than when he was loaded to travel to Kentucky. Just how seriously he was cut up in his car is not known, but his injury was sufficient to make it impossible for him to be raced, and it may be that it will be some time before he is seen under silks again.

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