Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-05-21


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF TURFLast Trifles Last year was not prolific of really high class 2yearolds The natural result is only a few high class 3yearolds this year It is true that the racing season is only in the first stages and many horses with all chances of showing im ¬ proved form have yet to make their first start of the year so that pleasant surprises may be in store for students of horse form It is to be hoped so In the meantime it seems probable that some very good 2yearolds have already been uncovered both east and west Greatland Greenland gave every evi Levi ¬ dence dance at Newport of being above the ordinary grade It is true that he failed at Louisville but it was well understood there that he was temporarily out of condition and sending him to the post at all was of doubtful wisdom Heliobas Hellions The Barrister and Batten were a trio that gave satisfactory evidence they could carry their weight and run very fast They are evidently good ones Eush Rush has shown that she is a filly up to great things and there is every reason to think Barney Schreiber owns a gem in Miss Marion Down east Jean Beraud Bead Glenheim Gene High Degree and perhaps Filigrane Filigree have given indications of being real tiptoppers tiptop Galen Browns sturdy colt Olinthus Plinths now in Chicago is another that may be set down as possessing real class of high order Apparently he was the best of the California division divisionThe division The majority of owners reserve first appear ¬ ance Vance of what they deem to be their best 2year olds until much later in the season than the month of May For this reason many young ¬ sters steers destined to fame are yet unknown to the public that later onwill downhill applaud their displays of courage and speed In the meantime it is gratifying to be able to note that so many have already shown up that are apparently gifted with the attributes of real racehorses racehorsesBarney racehorses Barney Schreibors Schreiber bay filly Miss Marion by Himyar Shimmy Astolat Stoat spreadeagled prearranged her field in the Debutante Stakes at the Fair Grounds winning L a big gallop by four lengths from John Huff Fans Kingston filly Iris who beat Brewer Schorrs Scorers Jim Gore filly Willie Howard for the place by two lengths The California rider Skeets Skeet Martin came down from Chicago especially to ride Miss Marion MarionThe Marinate The Schreiber filly is a large wellmade whelmed rac race ¬ ing King machine with perfect action in a running way She leaps over ground like a greyhound and has a marvelous burst of speed She acted shy before the gate but Martin got her going early and she ran around her field before the first eighth had been traversed and was leading by four lengths at the end of the first quarter quarterKatie quartermaster Katie Gibbons Iris and Willie Howard raced themselves into the ground chasing the pace ¬ maker who fairly burned up the track with her speed She was under a double wrap all the way down the stretch Skeets Skeet kept looking back but nothing ever got close enough to the Schreiber filly to make her extend herself St Louis Republic RepublicOf Republic Of the recent death of one well known to many Chicago turf patrons through having trained White Hat McCarthys McCarthy horses here a few years back the San Francisco Chronicle of Monday says George Bayliss Balsas was found dead in bed yesterday morning at the Eanlett Jeanette House Emeryville Emery Bayliss Balsas campaigned a stable of harness horses for many seasons on the Cali Ali ¬ fornia Formica circuit and drove Atto Otto Rex Bob Mason and other well known performers Ho switched over to the runners about five years ago and trained for Charles Boots one season He had been ailing for three years and had an oper doper ¬ ation action for dropsy performed a month ago agoHe ago He started in active training three weeks ago and Flandes Flanders won in his colors only a week since and scored again last Friday The de ¬ ceased was about 40 years old and had no rela relax ¬ tives ties on this coast

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