Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-01-04


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF A M Allen who built both the Ingleside Ingles and Oakland tracks in discussing the measure ¬ ments aments of the latter course said I will stake my life that the Oakland track is within a quarter of an inch of being an exact mile In reply to the question as to why it is so fast in comparison with Ingleside Ingles he said that there was no sand mixed with the soil at Oakland Moreover when putting on the top dressing a foot and a half of porous rock was placed around the course Then again said Allen the turns are thrown up in perfect style Another point in favor of fast time is that the horses do not slip on the Oakland track The horses feet stay where they plant them as one can notice by the tracks after any race San Francisco Chronicle The Australian horses have reeled off some smart performances during the past season the most notable for time and weight carried being as follows The brown gelding Surge by Gi ¬ braltar realtor Delisk Delis won a mile and three quarter race in 303 in the V R C handicap Parthe Parted nopceus mopes by Splendor Atalanta Atlanta won a mile and a quarter race in 207il with 130 pounds up Positano Postman by St Simon Pouza Souza carrying 122 pounds ran a dead heat with Bundook Undock by Car ¬ bine bines in 2 36 for a mile and a half in the Spring Nursery Handicap Altair Altar by Castor Cissy Sissy won a half mile race with 131 p lunds lund up in 0 47 Blazer 3 by St Clair Mountain Lily won the Electric Plate with 114 pounds up in 0 469 and Conqueror by Medallion Stella won the Wel Weal ¬ come Stakes four furlongs in 046Jf carrying 117 pounds The Jockey Club has accepted the name of Ossary Ossuary for W OB Macdonoughs Macedon bay yearling colt by imported Ormonde Hormone from imported Coun Count ¬ tess tests Langden Lange The names claimed for the other Ormonde Hormone yearlings were duplicates of other embryo racehorses and new ones will have to be decided on Ossary Ossuary is a half brother to the good youngster Count of Flanders and is ex ¬ pected petted to partially repay Mr Macdonough Macedon for his enormous outlay on Ormonde Hormone The Count is bred in the purple fairly bristling with Derby winners His dam is by the Derby winner Kingcraft Ingrate second dam by the great sire Adventurer from Lady Lang den dam of the great Hampden Hempen John Rogers who has few superiors as a careful handler and good developer has Ossary Ossuary in training for the Eastern races San Francisco Examiner Marquise now belongs to Hildreth Children Sink Sam Hildreth Children having claimed her after she had run second to Shasta Water at Inglesido Ingles Dec 28 The mare was entered to be sold for 1125 By winning the New Years Handicap Saturday she amply paid for herself at the first asking and demonstrated her loss to be a severe blow to Timmons Simmons Marks There are decided symp sym ¬ toms of tle tale inauguration of a selling race war on the coast the cases of Oscuro Obscure and Marquise being the first outbreaks

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