Here and There on the Turf: Chilhowee Has His Chance Murphy Withdraws Action Miami Ready for Horses Papyrus Goes to the Stud, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-25


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Here and There on the Turf Chilhowee Has His Chance. Murphy Withdraws Action. Miami Beady for Horses. Papyrus Goes to the Stud. It has been pointed out, and with excellent reason, that there is no need of a special race for a meeting of Chilhowee, Sarazen and Wise Counssllor. All three are engaged in the mile and a quarter of the Washington Handicap at Laurel, to be run November 1, and . it would not interfere with any engagement that Chilhowee has at Churchill Downs. Both Sarazen and Wisa Counsellor are at the Laurel course now and it is the intention to send both to the post in the Washington. Frederick Burton, after Wise Counsellor was returned winner in the Laurel, expressed a willingness and even an eagerness to meet Sarazen with Wise Counsellor and for a considerable time Max Hirsch has had the same stake in view for Sarazen. The fact that the two of the three horses are at Laurel makes the logical thing to send Chilhowee to Maryland to meet them in this race if the desire to have a three-cornered meeting is sincere. The only possible objection could be that the Washington is a handicap and that the proposed special would have been at scale weight. But this is an objection that will hardly stand up, for it is safe to assume that Chilhowee would not have any the worst of the weights with the other two three-year-olds. The son of Ballot and Bourbon Lass is engaged jn the Falls City Handicap, to be run at Chuihill Downs this Saturday and that is his last stake engagement at that course. There is ample time for him to make Laurel for a race on November 1 and the 5,000 added prize is one that should attract. Of course, until the weights are announced from Laurel it is not known just how the three will be rated, but on public performance Chilhowee could not naturally have any the worst of the weights as far as Sarazen is concerned. He might have to concede weight to Wise Counsellor, but even that is a question. In any event the three are so close together that it is safe to assume that there will be no wide difference in the three. It is natural that there should be a high opinion of Chilhowee in the light of what he has shown sine; his "defeat in the third International Special at Latonia, but it is his turn to come to an eastern track, if there is a real desire to have him meet his two most worthy rivals for the three-year-old championship. It is good news to know the court action over the ownership of the Jefferson Park race coursa has been abandoned by Joseph A. Murphy and his associates. This means that the sport will be conducted at that southern course by Robert Eddy, Jr., and other New Orleans sportsmen. There was a fear, when the court action was threatened, that it would to a great extent harass the racing. The announcement, coming at this time from Mr. Murphy, clears the situation, and it will restore confidence among the horsemen who were holding off from making definite shipping plans by reason of the threatened suit. The racing at Jefferson Park is to begin Thanksgiving Day, as in former years, and it will continue until the end of the year. At that time it makes way for the racing at the Fair Grounds and there will follow a second meeting at the Jefferson Parish track. This schedule is the same as has been so successful before, and, as far as the sport itself is concerned, there should bo little change in its conduct with the change in ownership. 1 i In the meantime the work of making ready for the opening of the first season at Miami on January 15 is going along smoothly. Luke A. Cassidy, who is on the ground, has sent word that the course has been completed and is ready for the horses just as soon as they are shipped. There are several of the big stables that will confine their racing operations to Miami during the winter and the horses will be rested through December to make ready for the January sport. The racing there is to continue for fifty-one days, according to announcement and that will carry the season so well into the spring that stabhs will be ready to ship to more northern courses at that time. One phase of the Florida racing that does not seem to be altogether clear with many is the system of wagering. There has been an erroneous impression that an oral system, something after the method of New York, New Orleans and Chicago, will be employed. It has been positively announced that no such method will be permitted, but that all the betting will bs through the pari-mutuel machines. In fact, there will be an absolute prohibition against any other method and great care will be exercised in prohibiting hand booking. William Schaupt has charge of the mutuel plant for the newly formed Jockey Club, and he has already selected his trained crew of clerks that will be employed during the meeting. With all the glowing reports that have come from this youngest of racing organizations, it would seem that Florida is to have a brand of sport that has never before been enjoyed in that state. Papyrus, winner of the Epsom Derby for Ben Irish and beaten in this country by Zev, has been retired to the stud in England. This is of interest to the American thoroughbred world, for efforts were made to obtain the sterling son of Tracery for this country. It was after being returned to England that Mr. Irish sold Papyrus to J. W. Hornung for 75,000, and he performed this season under the silks of that sportsman. While beaten as a four-year-old the son of Tracery and Miss Matty remained one of the most remarkable horses of the year and his book is already full for 1925 at the stud fee of ,500. Papyrus was started four times this year and was second on three of those occasions. His first appearance was in the mile and a half of the Burwell Plate, in which he was second to Poisoned Arrow. In the Ascot Gold Cup, at two and a half miles, which went to M. H. Ternyncks Massine, Papyrus failed to take down any part of the prize. His next was in the mile and a quarter of the Eclipse in which he was a good second to Sol Joels three-year-old Polyphontes, wirner of the Ascot Derby, and the Lingfield Park Breeders Stake. Then in the Jockey Club Stakes, at a mile and three-quarters, Papyrus ran his greatest race of the year when he was just beaten by Aga Khans great filly Teresinai In this race A. K. Macombers Parth was decisively beaten by Papyrus and he also turned the tables on Polyphontes, which finished well back in the field. Papyrus cannot fail to be a most valuable addition to the stock horses of England and his successes will be of particular interest in this country, because of his visit and on account of his blood lines. The Kentucky Jockey Club has had an auspicious opening of its fall season at old Churchill Downs, and while most of the winners came from unexpected quarters, it was excellent sport and there was the usual big crowd out to welcome the return of the thoroughbreds. Sir Peter, one of the winners of the day, is an eligible for the mile of the Kentucky Jockey Glub Stakes, to be run November 1. It was only a field of maidens that was beaten by the son of Paicines and Souvenir, but he finished out the distance easily and showed a fitness to run. H. C. Fishers Swope was another candidate for the same big prize that performed. He was beaten by Lee O. Cotner. But his was a race that should have pleased Alex Gordon, his trainer. It was over the seven furlong distance and, after leaving the post sluggishly, Swope wore down his company stsadily in tho , seven furlong journey and suggested an ability -to race over the mile distance creditably.

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