view raw text
FOREIGN TURF NOTES $ — 4 L. Brown and J. Brown, the well-known jockeys, have returned to Kngland from India. The former rode twelve winners in India, including Keep It Dark, the winner of the Great Western Handicap at Bombay. Spelthorne, a five-year-old by Spearmint — Dutch Mary, has been sold and will leave Newmarket shortly for Australia. Trained by P. P. Gilpin, the horse, which was the property of Lieut.-Col. Giles Loder, gained four successes as a three-year-old. including the Irish St. Leger. Belamy, a stable companion of Spelthorne and formerly the property of Gilpin, has also been sold for export, and has left Newmarket for India. Failing to fill on February 15, the Kemp-ton Park Great "Jubilee" Handicap, which was reopened with revised conditions, has obtained an entry of forty-seven. The race is due to be run on Saturday, May 7. Last season the event was abandoned owing to the industrial crisis. Ever since a market for Irish-bred horses has been secured in America, Irish breeders have been endeavoring to induce various steamship companies, whose liners call at Cobh, to make delivery of horses at that port This request had been refused until recently, when the United States Line consented to do so. The shipping of horses direct from Ireland will save a week or ten days in the journey and reduce cost and insurance.