Here and There on the Turf: Chances for Dwyer. Miamis Racing Promise. Shipping Rates Bettered. Crusader to Come Back, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-27


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, ? Here and There on the Turf Chances for Dwyer. Miamis Racing Promise. Shipping Rates Bettered. Crusader to Come Back. e $ As the date for the Dwyer Stakes approaches, interest increases in the mile and a half dash, which is by long odds the most important offering of the Queens County Jockey Club. It is to be decided next Saturday and, taking a line through the Belmont Stakes, William Ziegler, Jr. has a sterling eligible in Bois de Rose, the colt that raced so brilliantly behind Joseph E. Wideners Chance Shot in the running of the Belmont Stakes. In the big race decided at Belmont Park the colts met at scale weight, while in the 0,000 Dwyer Stakes Bois de Rose will have a big advantage, when his allowances permits him to start under 108 pounds against the 126 pounds that Chance Shot has to take up by reason of his victories in the Withers Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. That is a wide difference over the previous meeting of these two good ones, and the manner in which Bois de Rose has been training for Spiers would suggest that he will probably be a better colt than he was in the Belmont Stakes. It is remembered that this weight arrangement is the same under which Man o War met John P. Grier in the 1920 running of the Dwyer Stakes, and it was the greatest race run by the son of Fair Play and Mahubah when, in a desperately fought out stretch battle, he outgamed John P. Grier. Bois de Rose proved himself a rare stayer in the Belmont Stakes and he is better qualified than any other in the probable field to give the Widener champion a stern battle under the weight arrangement. With the prospect of each colt being thoroughly fit for the running of the race, the Dwyer Stakes should leave no vestige of debate over Chance Shots prospects, should he take the measure of Bois de Rose. The Zeigler colt will have the advantage of Fator in the saddle and that is of real importance in such a race. Of course the Dwyer Stakes does not begin and end with Chance Shot and Bois de Rose, but just now, remembering the Belmont running, they are the colts that will attract the most attention. There is a chance that Kentucky II. will show an ability to race such a distance and, if he does, it will have to be given a consideration, for he is surely a colt of extreme speed. . Then Nimba, throwing out her last unaccountably bad race, has earned the right for a try against the colts. Dolan is another that may develop Dwyer Stakes quality and there are others that, under the weight arrangement, may be willing to race against Chance Shot There is cause for general congratulation over the recent announcement of Joseph M. Smoot, president of the Miami Jockey Club, that there will assuredly be a meeting conducted at the Hialeah course of his club next year. The exact dates, and the other particulars of the meetings, together with the list of stakes that are to be offered, will be announced some time during the Saratoga Springs meeting in August. It is natural that, in the light of recent events in Florida, grave doubts were expressed of another meeting at Miami, where racing met with such instantaneous success. The enemies of the sport in Florida raised such a clamor that many have the opinion that the thoroughbred should be banished, so that the announcement of "Joe" Smoot is doubly welcome. Smoot and his associates of the Miami Jockey Club, from the beginning have kept every promise with both the horsemen and the public. They have made good every promise, and it is well remembered that before the opening of the first meeting and, almost up to the day the gates were thrown open, it was freely predicted that the meeting would never be held. Then there followed one of the most successful meetings ever conducted in this country, that together with the other "past performances" of the Miami Jockey Club creates a confidence in the promise that has been made. Mr. Scott, while naturally not ready at this time to tell any more fully of plans for the next meeting, said that he would not make any such statement if there was any remote doubt of the ability of the Miami Jockey Club to conduct its racing in 1928. And while this is truly welcome news to the horsemen, it will also be welcome news to a vast majority of the citizens of Miami who, in the three winter seasons of racing, came to a realization of the great benefits to the city that came from the sport as conducted at Hialeah. Recent concessions that have come about in the shipments of horses are of great benefit to racing and it was a signal victory for the Thoroughbred Horse Association and the others who fought so diligently for these conces-. sions. Under the new rule, which is to be put into effect July 20, six men will be permitted to travel free with shipments of as many as nine horses. This applies to any point in the United States and it will be a new insurance of the prompt and comfortable handling of horses in transit. Of course, there have been many turfmen who, when shipping from one point to another, could well afford to pay the fares of as many men as they cared to accompany their horses, but it was always a considerable expense and an expense that worked a real hardship on some owners, just as desirable to the turf, but not so bountifully blessed with this worlds goods. That led- to some shipments being made where the horses did not have the number of attendants really necessary for their safe care in transit. Frequently occasions arise in the moving of horses from one point to another where the lack of a sufficient crew of attendants may result in a serious injury to a good horse. There are horses that give no trouble in transit, but there are others that give no end of trouble and the "car fit" is still of frequent occurence. It is a signal victory for racing and breeding as well, and should do much to stimulate the movement of horses and at the same time make shipments much safer and more comfortable for the horses. After all the widely circulated stories of the desperate injuries suffered by Crusader in the running of the Brooklyn Handicap, it appears now that the extent of the injuries have been greatly exaggerated. Mr. Riddle has said that Crusader will be ready to race at the Saratoga Springs meeting next month. That is, of course, welcome news and there will be congratulation on the fact Cuntinuctt on twenty-third page. 3 m HERE AND THERE ON THE TURF $ s . Continued from second pace that such a sterling horse is not lost to racing. Crusader was hurt in the Brooklyn Handicap and painfully hurt. It probably had some effect on his showing, but he has run other disappointing races without suffering any injury and the son of Man o War Star Fancy will have to redeem, himself for those lapses before he can be rated as anything near such a champion as was his illustrious sire. If he is brought back to the races in August, as has been promised, he will have ample opportunity to take back his place as the champion of the handicap division.

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