Current Notes Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-13


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. T. J. Donohue has arrived at Belmont Park from Pimlico with the horses of H. W. Sage. J. Howard Lewie has also arrived at the same track from Pimlico with a string at cross-country horses. Buskin is reported to be training well at Jamaica. Another horse that is going along satisfactorily at the same track is Harry Shaw, which went through a long siege of sickness in Cuba last winter. For the opening day of the racing at Belmont Park. May 25. there will be a sale of the boxes for the benefit of the Fayette Fund, Red Cross, Blue Cross. Committee of Mercy and other worthy institutions. The new track at Havana will be a half-mile affair, with an athletic stadium attached. It is reported that a franchise has been obtained from the city of Hanava, within whose corporate limits it will bo located. It is planned to have it completed by December 1 and to race two days each week throughout the year. The Duryea horses which are to he sold at Belmont Park May 27. are located at the Ilaggin stables. Neck Road. Shccnshcari Bay, whore they are attracting many visitors. Quite probably this will prove one of tiie most ini] ortaut sales of this year, especially since the two -year -olds have been well engaged in stake races at the New York tracks. Jockey A. Thomas, who rode successfully on the Pacific coast several years ago, died of pneumonia at Moscow. Russia. March 12. News of his death came in a letter from his father to his mother, who, with two brothers and a sister, lives in Oakland. Cal. Thomas was ill only a few days. He had heea riding in Russia since 1912. He was twenty -one years old. His most successful year in this country was 1910. when he rode 115 winners out of 770 mounts. He was a colored lad and iu Russia rode for M. " |1 ill whuff.

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