Here and There on the Turf: On Loose Writing.; some Frequent Mistakes.; Sting for the Brooklyn.; Help the Work Horse., Daily Racing Form, 1925-06-13


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Here and There on the Turf On Loose Writing. Some Frequent Mistakes. Sting for the Brooklyn. Help the Work Horse. From time to time there are publications regarding incidents of the turf that are so far from the facts that they are laugable to thos-who know anything of the cases. Undoubtedy I the authors of these stones that have appeared from time to time, honestly believe what is written, but they have not taken the trouble to acquaint themselves of the facts. One yarn that has rather a wide distribution is that the wagering at Miami during its win-r meeting was a system of mu.uels without lie machines. This is absolutely wrong. Th.rj were machines at Miami just as there are machines at any other track where the pari mutuels are employed. The system was vir tually identical with the system in Kentucky, Maryland and the other states where the mutuels are employed. One recent publication, in discussing the rac in which William Ziegler, Jr.s Needle Gin stumbled and uns-eated Clyde Ponce shortly-after the barrier was sprung, worked a bit of hardship because of the fact that he who wrote knew little of his subject. It is intimated that the race should be investigated, whib any fairminded sportsman, who was at the races that afternoon, could see no reason for an investigation of an accident that has frequently happened in racing and an accident that might have resulted in serious injury to the rider. But an evidence of the ignorance of the subject was emphasized when this tale of the accident recites that Pence was especially elected for the occasion. Any one who is familiar with affaire of the turf knows that Ponce is regularly employed by the Zieghr stable. It must also be said of William Ziegler, Jr., and his racing stable that there is no stable conducted along cleaner sporting lines. It is in no sense a "betting stable and Mr Ziegler has ever been in racing for sports sake alone. James Butlers Sting promises to be a sure | starter in the Brooklyn Handicap. When the weight of the son of Spur had mounted to 127 I pounds with his Suburban Handicap victory and its penalty of five pounds many were cf the opinion that Mr. Butler would not start i his champion. But he has an abiding faith in the colt and he is willing to accept this I handicap and at the same time would not trade his chance for victory with any sports man who has an oliiible. This is th? real sporting spirit and Mr. Butler is to be con gratulated on his courage. He has a great colt and a colt that is worthy of the high esteem in which he is held. Then there is another excellent reason Should Sting carry his heavy burden to vie tory he will have been the first horse to have won the Kxcdsior. Metropolitan, Subur ban and Bro klyn handicap in the same year. That is another incentive for starting this fl-et runnini big hearted thoroughbred. James Butler has been reaping his reward this year from his F.ast View Farm at Tarn town and it is a well earned reward. When he made East View a nursery for the thoroughbreds he added greatly to the thorough bred intere.-is in the state of New York, but for several years he did not obtain an adequate return. But Mr. Butler has carried on year after year. Nu-.v Slinir alone is more than repaying him for his patience and in this son of Spur and Gnat, East View becomes famou.-Mr. llutler is more than entitled to the fame that has been coming to lus silks* this year and it is hoped that this is only the beginning of a continued fame. Already plans are being made for the shipment of horses to the New Coney Island Track at Cincinnati and many will be ready for the orening of that meeting July G. As a matter of fact, with the many stables that will move over from Latonia at the conclusion of that meeting, July 4, there will be more than an abundance of fit horses to try for what is offered. The nominations to the stakes recently .closed, assure many of the be. t from both | Kentucky and the East and seldom has there I been a new racing venture with a better pros-j pect for a trcinendcusly successful opening. There have been many charity drives on race courses and the course has ever been a I rich harvest field. Racing men are prover.i ially liberal when it comes to such demands and there is one drive to be carried out at Belmont Park Saturday which should have a string appeal, for it has to do with the horse. This is not a drive for the thoroughbred. It is a drive for the work horses of New York and for a fund that looks to the comfort of thes; honest equines through the long hot summer months. It is asking for contributions to a fund to maintain drinking stations for the work horses throughout New York. With the coming of the motors, the horses were denied many of the comforts of the long ago. Time was when there were watering troughs and many places of call where the teamster could both refresh himself and his horse. These have both gone i and there are "filling stations" for the automobiles while the horse has been forgotten. The New York Womens Leagus for Animals I is doing noble work in trying to correct this | condition of affairs and see to it that watering stations be pruvidĀ«d for the work horses. That is what the contributions are needed for ct this time and the lovers of the thoroughbred, I who kn ws no such privations as does his more bwly work brother, should contribute to ths cause.

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