Current Notes Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1916-06-10


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. O. Gentry has left Tijuana en route for Kentucky to ride tor T. P. Hayes. J. E. Nash has arrived at Jamaica with twelve thoroughbreds at Pimlico. Hippocrates. 4, by Hippodrome — Renown, fell dead in his stall at Tijuana Friday of last week. Borrow and Ilansa have arrived at Belmont Park from Kentucky and joined James Rowes string. J. P. McDermott of Oakville. Ont., reports that his mares Glen Lonely, by ini|w rted St. George, anil Paid Dume, by Goldcrest, have foaled colts by Main Chance. At the suggestion of the English Jockey Club, the Windsor race meeting, which was to have been held this week, has lieen cancelled on account of Earl Kitcheners death. Frank Clark, for many years superintendent of Sheepshead Bay track, not only witnessed the forty -first running of the Withers, but the running of the previous forty as well. Amalgamator, which won at Blue Bonnets this week in the colors of Wilfrid Viau. is described as a fine-looking youngster and one that is likely to develop into a good ra-er. The condition book for the eight days of the Jamaica meeting has lieen issued by Secretary Edwards. During this period six stakes and many overnight races of much interest to horsemen will lie decido,!. White Hackle, the star of the three -year-old division of the W. K. Coe establishment, will probably be seen under silk in the Excelsior Handicap, the feature of the opening day of the second Jamaica meeting. A cablegram was received at Blue Bonnets from Sir Montagu Allan, president of the Montreal Jockey Club, conveying his best wishes for the success of the meeting. Sir Montagu is engaged in hospital work iu England. The hanaa which have been racing on the Maryland half-mile tracks will scatter to different points. Most of them will ship to Canada and race over the half-mile tracks there. A few, including the strings of Ernest Utterback and George Brentou, will remain in Maryland and rest until the fall meetings. Captain B.. an Oakville-hred son of St. Bass and Burdette. which won a race for Canadian two-year-olds at Blue Bonnets a day or two ago, is one of the only two of the progney of St. Bass, now a gelding. The other. Rex Gaiety, is owned by Ed Glassoo of Windsor, and, as his name suggests, has Miss Safety for his dam. He is said to be better than Captain B. Within a few weeks it is anticipated that the steeplechasers Bonny Laddie. Exton, Rhomb, Faker and other jumpers in charge of William Oarth will be taken to Saratoga to be trained for the racing session at that famous health resort, which will take up practically the whole of August. Lewis Garth is expected to come over from Canada to take charge of them. The Bowie track management has come to terms with the Pennsylvania Railroad, and that corporation will put in a spur to the track. This will prove a great convenience not only to Washington and Baltimore patrons, but also to Philadelphians, who can ride direct to the track when the spur is completed. The Bowie management is making many improvements at the plant, and by the time the fall meeting opens will have everything in up-to-date condition. It was rumored about Belmont Park Wednesday that Mr. Coe was considering the project of sending two particularly promising imported two-year olds to his ranch in the Shoshone Valley. Wyoming, and to allow them to run out for the remainder of the summer, with a view of bringing them back to the races as three-year-olds, they being the chestnut colts Oration, by Cicero — Imbrosia, and Wonderful, by Aquascutum — Adulia. These are magnificent looking colts. Word comes from Montreal that over a half million dollars was handled in the machines during the Dorval meeting, but the track will not get better than an even break financially. Bad weather on two or three days affected the attendance, and the club was generous in its purse offerings. The amounts handled daily during the meeting were approximately as follows: First day. 3,000; second day. 7,000: third day, 3,000: fourth day, 5.-700; fifth day, 5,000; sixth day, i|il20.000; seventh day, 1,000, making an average handling of about 2,000 a day.

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