Gift Horse Is A Winner: Acumen, Thrown In On A Jockey Deal, Scores For William Walker.; Transfer Takes Place Only Day or Two Ago and Result Surprises All Concerned--T. Hitchcock, Jr., Uncovers Promising Jumper., Daily Racing Form, 1910-10-01


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GIFT EORSE IS A WIMER ACUMEN THROWN IN ON A JOCKEY DEAL SCORES FOR WILLIAM WALKER Transfer Takes Place Only Day or Two Ago and andResult Result Surprises All Concerned T Hitchcock HitchcockJr Jr Uncovers Promising Jumper Toronto Out September 20 Lovers of cross country sport were catered to at Woodbine this aft ernoon Two of the eight races that made tip the program were steeplechases one for threeyearolds that had never started through the field before and another for fouryearolds and upward over the two miles course The novice steeplechase was won by Thomas Hitchcock Jrs Liberty Lass a goodlooking filly toy Yankee Rapine She showed a fine turn of speed and fencing well won off by herself Mr Hitchcock came up from New York to see her race and was much pleased with her showing BarUett McLennans Brendan won the other jumping event iu rather easy fashion after leading all the way The wayThe Bclmont colors were seen in front for the first time at Woodbine when Footprint beat a band of useful twoyearolds in the second race Meridian the oddson favorite finished second under a rather listless sort of ride rideAcumen Acumen recently acquired by William Walker fmm R F Carman through a trade made by the former Tor jockey Fain upset calculations In the fourth race by beating Rifleman and Nethermost the choices When Mr Walker purchased Fains con ¬ tract Acumen was thrown In as lagnlapne Acu ¬ men ran a good race corning from behind and finish ¬ ing courageously The Schorr stable put a good thing across when Bob Co won the eighth race from rather an ordinary lot Todays attendance equaled in point of numbers that of any previous day of the meeting The crowd was of tremendous proportions speculation was brisk and the sport keen with most of the finishes close closeCaper Caper Sauce winner of the seventh race was l oosted 300 by John Charles oiyner of Mendip which finished third Caper Sance was protected and bought in by his owner CA Crew f or G05 John G05John Powers who lias been handling Sager and Jack Atkiii for Barney Schreiber during the past two years will give up these horses at the condu Blon of the Fort Eric meeting Mr Powers has ar ¬ ranged to handle a public stable at Oakland Cal this winter George Reif has already turned Malt ble over to him and the horses that Harry Shaw is racing at Louisville will also be transferred to Mr Powers care careThe The contract of jockey Guy Burns with John W Schorr expired today and it is said that Burns will be managed in future by Albert Simons It is un ¬ likely that Mr Schorr will confine his riding to any one boy In future as he considers it more desirable to make his selection from the pick of the jockeys who might be available availableA A R London secretary of the Hamilton Jockey Club and Judge Pettingill of the New California Jockey Club were visitors at Woodbine this after ¬ noon The latter gentleman is here in tin interests of the stakes to be run at Oakland this winter HR will remain over until tomorrow morning and will also l o at Fort Erie on the opening day of that meet ¬ ing Judge Pettingill reports that horsemen arc liberallv making entries for the Oakland stakes and there is no doubt that the meeting at that point this winter will be much better than last seasons The seasonsThe directors of the Ontario Jockey Club have mapped out a splendid program for the closing day of the Woodbine meeting Tomorrows card wlilclt is made un of seven races includes four stakes to which will be added 9000 The list includes the Ontario 2500The Jockey Club Cup of 2500 The threeyearold Shore Lark which was cut down in her recent race was destroyed this morning morningSandy Sandy Kirkwood carded as a starter iii the sev ¬ enth race this afternoon was taken with an attack of colic shortly before the races and was excused by the stewards stewardsThere There is one hitch over the transfer of the contract that R F Carman holds on jockey Fain and that is that up to date the boy has not agreed to the change of employers The matter will probably bo arranged tomorrow tomorrowThe The following owners will ship from here to Fort Erie J Burttschell S A Clopton R F Carman E F Condran E F Cooney J Clay J Dyment Fi Doane W G KingDodds C Gailena T W Graver J Howlaml S H Kunz C J Kean D Klnncy J II Lamb Earl Linnell F LIghtfoot F Martin R J Mackenzie C J Murray F Miller B S Mieliell W F A Mulholland P J Miles J II McDonald J S Omiboy M C Pritchard Forrest Rose J W Schorr B Schreiber J E Seagram R L Thomas R T Wilson Jr W G Wilson R D Williams A G Weston R E Watkins W Walsh and Nat Ray

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