Racing In The Argentine: English Writer Describes a Day of Sport at Palermo Course.; Great Ovation Given to Jockey Domingo Torterolo on Eve of His Departure for Europe., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-29


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RACING IN THE ARGENTINE ♦ English Writer Describes a Day of Sport at Palermo Course. • Great Ovation Given to Jockey Domingo Torterolo on Kve of Ills Departure for Europe. Interesting sidelights on the racing In the Argentine axe given in the following article by the Special Commissioner of the London Sportsman, who recently returned to Kng-land after a trip to the South American racing and breeding center: "We repaired to Palmermo for the afternoons racing. Of racing there is perhaps something too much, for there are eight races, of which the first is run at 2 :30 p. m. and the last at 6 p. m. Moreo%-er, at this time of year none of the most promising two-year-olds is seen out "This time, however, there was a quite sensational scene, when Pomingo Torterolo appeared on the course riding Senor Unzues Pippermint colt. Frangollo. Racegoers in j Kngland will remember the cheering that used to greet Victor Wild when he cantered ! b wn at Kempton, but in this case it was the |eckey who elicited the public enthusi- j asm which was so whole-hearted that his mount was half panic-stricken by it, this being the colts first appearance on a race | course. DOMINGOS FAREWELL HIDE. "It was Domingos last ride before leaving for Kurope, and they certainly gave him a , splendid send-off. such as any man would j remember gratefully as long as he lived. Mingo, as he is called, is certainly the J graataat jockey in the Argentine. He may be a year or two senior to Donoghue, but is still, I fancy, as good as ever he was. "lie and his brother, labriel, rode success-1 fully in England a good many years ago. I rameaafcer it was Qaktial who rode Pillo, when he won the Cold Vase at Ascot. It was known that Krangollo was backward, and was not Brack fan i.-d, but. nevertheless, I the admirers of "Mingo" would not be stalled off from ba-king him, and no fewer than P,000 tickets were taken on him from the totalizator. "He ran fast, and was rather badly inter- , tared with when one of the field fell and I broke a hind shank. But for that he might amra been placed, and I expect he will win j at Uie next time of asking. He would not | , j J have been started except to give Torterolo a farewell ride. "By the way. it was Torterolo who rodo Grey Fox when he beat Botafogo over a mile and seven furlongs. "Ne. dless to say. I met many old friends, and they have a way of making you feel that they really are friends. Business proapeeta are a lot more hopeful than they were last year and whatever be the market for beef, there is no doubt that wool is going up by leaps and bounds. The exchange has again beooraa favorable, and I soon learned enough to know that the demand for British bloodstock is on the up-line, and this will soon be demonstrated. "Palermo race course Is a dirt track, but w -II kept. The main objection to it is that it is barely a mile and a quarter round, and d« ad level all the way. This time the races re run on the inner track— why, I dont know M public form, as shown on the one next the stands, worked out badly, and most people lost their money in consequence. Everyone seems to drive at top speed from the races, but we escaped accident this time."

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