Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-15


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I • I CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. All of Richard Crokers winnings on the Irish turf this year have been put to the credit of the Red Cross Society, says Dublin Sport. Tlie amount Is about 0,000. Word has reached Montreal that former steeplechase jockey Johnny Grant was killed during a battle in France. Grant enlisted shortly after the declaration of war. Corporal Charles Archer of the Bucks Yeomanry, killed in the Dardanelles, was a sou of the noted trainer of that name, and a nephew of Fred Archer, the famous jockey. Jack Atkin, who retired from the management of the Juarez betting ring when the losses amounted to 5,000. Is still lingering at the Mexican course and is reported to be successful in bis operations from the ground. James Boden. who is training for D. Raymond of Montreal, plans to ship his charges to Baltimore again next spring. The stable is wintering at the Raymond farm near Dorval and includes several promising juveniles. William M. Murray, starter and general manager of the Maissoneiive Driving Club, is contemplating leaving Montreal in the near future for Havana. He will again officiate at Oriental Park as patrol judge, a iMisitiou he filled last winter. After selling Ivan Gardner and Miner to the Kentucky State Breeding Bureau, Joseph M. Hubbard sold to W. B. Watkins. of Philadelphia, the three-year-old grey gelding. Grey Squirrel, and the five-year-old black gelding. Jimniie Gill. Sir John Hendries yearling colt by Marajax — -Theale. by Donovan, recently imported from England, has been named Eye Witness. The yearling by Roquelanre — Sally Wise is to lie known as Ragne and that by Lonviers — Sun Vale as Suudry. Tom Davies, trainer of the M. Brecch»T stable, has fired the veteran campaigner. Drouii. and will turn the remainder of his string out for the winter. The stable will winter at Delorimier I*ark. Montreal, where many of the smaller establishments will await the resumption of racing in Canada next spring. T. E. Plummer of Woodstock. Va.. has purchased the sixteen-year-old bay stallion Chilton, by Meddler — Castalia. from William Steele of Malvern. Pa., and the horse will stand tlie coming season at Berry ville. Va.. In charge of W. M. Atkinson. Mr. Plummer has also purchased the weanling filly by Singleton — Albia. There are reports that the pari-mutuel system of betting may supplant the bookmakers at Juarez January 1, when Col. W. E. Applegates contract for the ring privileges will expire. The horsemen have circulated a petition asking the management to make the change, and Manager Winn has taken tbe matter under advisement. From Juarez a report says that C. II. Shilling has received word that two stewards of the Jockey Club who had strenuously opposed all of Shillings applications for reinstatement, had withdrawn their opposition and were now in a state of mind to vote to have the ban against him lifted, when his application comes up again next spring.

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