Current Notes Of The Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-31


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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF At Hurst Park a London England district course May 11 old Clap Sate eight years old by Long Tom Amusement was entered in i selling race and won at oddson He was entered for 285 and bid up to and bought for 307 a price furnishing something of a line on racing prices ruling at present in England EnglandThe The fastest twoyearold shown on the Knglish courses up to May 10 was W Raphaels gray colt Poltava by Polymelus Tagale the 100 to 1 win ¬ ner of the Derby of 1912 which won the New ¬ market Maiden Plate May 6 easily and beat the highly tried Orpheus an oddson favorite Poltava was bred by Mr Raphael who owned and raced Tagale TagaleJ J II Martin the elongated American jockey is still riding with success in England He is Skeets in England ais he was here The origin of the nick ¬ name is of course American When he first began riding Martin was so long and thin of anus and legs that the other riders dublxd him Mos ¬ quito which of course soon Icecame abbreviated to Skeets SkeetsUp Up to May 10 in England Sir E Ilulton 31925 Sir Alec Black 29190 and S B Joel 17175 lod the winning owners Donogliue 32 wins B Cars lake 19 wins and V Smith 1C wins the winning jockeys and Stornoway by Desmond three races and 29765 Tracery by Rock Sand one race and 25250 and Snnstar by Sundriclge ten races and 19550 the winning sires siresFor For the first time in many years there will be no Elrod special as the extra train which is usually put on from Louisville to Cincinnati on the last night of the races is called The Churchill Downs meeting closes Saturday aind Iatonia does not open until the following AVednesday so the race traick employes and turf patrons have plenty of time to get there on the regular trains trainsOf Of The Panther on the evening before the Two Thousand Guineas race Mr Allison wrote in the sK rtRuian I cannot rid myself of the belief that The Panther is one of a class which comes rarely and then not In pairs He cannot win if he is not ready and like other good ones before him he may fail tomorrow but that he is the best of his year I am still satisfied If the colt wins next Wednesdays Derby the spoils usually about 32000 will be spent on public objects

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