Saratoga Turf Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-22


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SARATOGA TURF NOTES George H. Johnston, former sheriff and chairman of the Union County Republican Committee of Elizabeth, N. J., and a party of friends are here for a short racing holiday. Steeplechase Jockey, H. Jeffcott has been released from his contract with Ernest Ileider. Jeffcot was given his release for the reason that Heider did not have horses enough to warrant keeping him under contract. He is a promising cross country rider and will not be long without employment. Frank J. Bryan had the books of the autumn meeting of the Ontario Jockey Club at "Woodbine, distributed among the horsemen today. The meeting at the famous old Toronto course opens September 24 and continues until October first. The most important races of the meeting are the Toronto Autumn Handicap of 0,000 added; the Hen-drie Steeplechase Handicap of like value: the Ontario Jockey Club Cup Handicap of ,500 added and the Durham Cup for horses foaled in Canada also of ,500 added value. Dr. H. T. Riddle, one time a trainer for Burns and "Waterhouse is coming back to racing in an important way next year and has already gathered together a useful string of yearling as well as some older horses. In his string he has four that will be raced for J. Sciaccaluga, two for George Read and two for T. H. Bernhardt, the New Orleans turfman. The plans are to race at New Orleans during the coming winter season. 4

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