Current Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1916-08-18


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE ;TURF. Charles J. Casev is in charge of the division of Grant Hugh Brownes horses that has been shipped to Montreal to race at Mount Royal Park. Jonas, the Ossian Djohava yearling colt, that went to W. S. Kilmer for 00 in the Reiff sale, was purchased in France last spring for about ,800. Judge Charles F. Price has resumed his official duties as presiding steward at Windsor, after having spent the interim between the two meetings at French Lick. Mrs. Alfred E. Deiterich, who made an auspicious debut on the turf when J. R. Johusou won the steeplechase at Saratoga, Tuesday, is a resident of Milbrook, N. Y., and an ardent devotee of steeple-chasing. Silas Veitch is training J. R. Johnson for her. Because the twenty and thirty guinea horses brought over from England have not beaten all the best stake animals in America the New York Sun draws the conclusion "that foreign-bred horses are not the equal of anv of our home-bred racers has been shown this year." Francis Nelson in London Globe. In part Mr. Nelson is correct, but not altogether. Some of the English-bred two-year-olds cost healthv sums. Hells Bells, making his first start Wednesday, for instance, cost 420 guineas. Others costing that much or more have raced so far unsuccessfully, which may race importantly next year.

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