New York Turf Gossip of the Day: Master Robert, Maskette, Sir Martin and Favette Doing Well at Sheepshead Bay, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-10


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NEW YORK TURF GOSSIP OF THE DAY. Master Robert, Maskettc. Sir Martin and Fayette Doint? Well at Sheepshead Bay. New York. December !. According to an absurd real estate news item. Sheepshead Bay race track is shortly to be cut up into building lots. W. K. Vanderbilt, president of the Coney Island Jockey Club, only recently announced positively that there would be racing at Sheepshead Bay next year. Track superintendent F. Clarke is going about his usual winter work. The harrows are keeping the magnificent stretches in excellent condition and the winter colony of horses are being daily exercised there. While the number of horses quartered there for the winter is pot as great as in former years, tstill the, track is far from being deserted. Simon Healey has Master Robert out daily for light exercise, while frequently one may see the champion two-year-old. Sir Martin, and the Futurity winner. Maskettc. given walking exercise. Keenes crack filly is growing fast and will no doubt carry her brilliant two-year-old form to next season. Fayette 1 is Sir Martins companion at the track and both are looking extremely well. Several yearlings by Irish Lad have worked some exceedingly fast trials and trainer Healey thinks that they will show to advantage next season. Jockey Seder, who rode for Burlew and ONeill last winter, lias signed a contract to ride for a South American stable and will leave for his new country shortly. . 1. J. Dwyer, Andrew Miller. T. Mouahan. Mars Caasidy and Thomas Welsh arrived Iu New York last night after having spent some time at French Lick Springs. It is said that J. E. Madden will ship fifteen horses to Savannah. Ga.. to race at tlie meeting there, which will commence Christmas day. The sale of broodmares belonging to II. T. Oxnard. which took place at Newmarket, England. Monday, brought extremely low prices. Eight out of a- consignment of ten sold at an average of 10.

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