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THE TURF, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914
[Gossip dy Old Identity.] Mr L. C. Hazlett will probably go to Australia for a trip with his horses Palisade and Sister Radius after tho New Year, and he may take a third one. The two ’ racers mentioned are likely to be seen out at the D.J.O, Summer Meeting. For which meeting entries dote on Fri day of this week. Ogier and Taft are the only two horses belonging to Mr Grosman that H. Goodman is now working. Mr .Tel'a has purchased the steeplechaser Ivia Ora.
Tho winning percentage of the jockey who rode Kuigaburuli to victory in tho Melbourne Cup (G. Meddick) was £SBO 10b. Meddick is still an apprentice. Jerry M., ono of the best steeplechasers that ever looked tluough a bridle, was recently destroyed, having been found in his box with a broken icg, caused by paralysis of the hindquarters. Jerry M. was bred by Miss Kate Hartigan, of County Limerick, and was purchased by the late Sir Charles Asshcton-Smith for £1,200. Jeny M. won 13 races of a total value of £11,859, including the Giand Steeplechase «ie Paris in 1910 and the Liverpool Grand Rational in 1912, carrying 12st 71b —a feat only equalled InCloister and Manifesto. He never fell in a race, though he lost his rider on two occasions.
Frasca, winner of the Queensland Cup, is by San Francisco from Spray, by Gozo The Huntilia mare Parable lias just been mated with this San Francisco.
Kennyraore, who kt iris supporters down badly on move than ono occasion since the season opened, won the Newmarket St. Legcr in a very weak field. 1 c was a small affair, ;-ts value being to the winner 6,ooosovs, less than the Doncaster race of the same name.
The bookmakers were very hard hit over Do Gama’s successes at tho recent V.R.C. Spring Meeting. On Derby Day, save a Hobart pajior, the stable commission is said to have amounted to £4,000. Ono Sydney backer had £1,500 on him, and a Victorian owner about £I,OOO. Presuming that the £4,000 was invested at an average price of 5 to 1 (a large portion went on at 5 to 1), De Gama 'must have taken at least £15,000 out of tho ring. The public, naturally, followed the stable lead. The coup came off, but there were some anxious moments until tho judge hoisted tho winning (lumber. Tadamra passed Dc Gama a short, distance from the pest, but G. Lambert rode a strong finish, and tho New Zealander won by a head. A fair amount of the winnings was put on Dc Gama on the third day, but a short price had to be talien. As to the refusal of the Victoria Amateur Turf Club to accept the nomination of tho New Zealand-bred horse Do Gama, Mr F. C. Davis, questioned on tire subject by a Melbourne pressman, denied indignantly that there was the slightest blemish "on his character, and declared that ho could prove that he bought tho horso in March last for £SOO, and that it had been his property since then. Mr Davis said that he had heard statement® that Mr Eccks, who won tho Australian Cup with Wallalo, and Hector Gray, rider of tho chestnut in that race, were either the owners or were interested in De Gama ; but he defied anyone to prove- that they were in any way concerned with the owneir-hir. or running of tho horse. He was (in -friendly ..erm, .v : - • Gr.--- ;• i a
acquaintance fio made in yitvtiiwm some years ago There were no business relations between them. Durbar 11., the Epsom Derby winner, was. when the war broke out (so says London ‘ Spoilsman ’), pvactic.aily lost in tho woods north of Chantilly for 10 days when tho Germans got so near that tire inhabitants of that famous training metropolis had to clear out. In most cases horses in training were, token to stud farms, but Durbar, in charge of a black stableman and reo.’iitly fired, waa led away in tho wrong direction. Iho man did not know tho country, and found himself within tho Gorman lines, but managed to conceal Immelf and horse in some email farm, which wan not interfered with; but ho dmibtkss was under apprehension that li ; s black face would convict him as a. disguised Turco if tho Germans came across him. And so for 10 days he lay low, but tho man never really lost his hovee. Anyhow, the Derby winner is all right, except that he is not likely to run again, the strained tendons for which ho was fired having nat.ura.lly suffered from his arduous peregrinations. The stipendiary stewards at Caulfield on the 14th ult. ‘felt called upon to take action in connection with the running of Lettergram in the Ormond Corinthian. Tho ’ Australasian ’ cays: Tho betting in jeganl In this gelding’was ui.ficttkd. _He opened at 2 to 1, but gmduaily drifted until odds of 10 '.<• 1 were freely offered against, him. He rallied a little towards the clofie, of op-:-: at .on--, starting priie being 7 to 1. 11-:* was ridden by Mr W. Everest, one of the test of the amateur riders on the flat. te-ttei-gvaiiy bela a. backward position until the ttiayhl was entered, when lie came vena ,-i te.-yVun, and only mi.-eed third place by n head. The stewards, after healing ovrh d--■ tided to disqualify Lettergram, tne owner (J. O’Louglilan), and the rider ('A. Everest) for a period of 12 months, on the ground of ‘‘dkhonoiabie action in ronne,t'on with the running of the race. ’ Mr O’Loughian, who is a V.R.C. registered bookmaker, has owned hoisc-t* oir and on for a great many tears. Watercress, whose death in America occurred a few weeks ago, w->o a conspicuous success at the stud. }!<■ uas bred m ITigh'mi, by fioni Wharfdale. by Hermit, and_ w:is .-even! times sold, ono of the (v-rasioiis b'-ir.g to Mr J. R. Ha-grin for 71.00Cdo!. King George has probably lost the rac - ing services of Rrakospear. Drat, coil. v.as injured in the St. Lt-ger, and is scarcely likely to race again. Master Paul, favorite for the Steeples ,-,t Caulfield on tho 14th ult., took a Jong 1-end and held it. until he crashed info a fence. , . ~ . Aleconner is described as probably the best, horse in Australia for his inches. He is barclv 14.2 i hands, and his trainer asserts that with a little preparation he could put him under the 14.2 standard. He is an honest horse, arid has rarely run a bud race. The stewards of the- English Jockey Club state that their action in continuing racing this year is not for the sake of those who go racing for amusement, but lyecause, having gone carefully into tho matter, they were convinced that its cessation would have the immediate effect of throwing out of work a very large number of people entirely dependent upon it for their livelihood. There are 299 licensed trainers, who employ between them many thousands of stablemen and helpers. A considerable number of these have enlisted, nearlv all under a promise from their employers that their places will be kept open for them till they return.
THE TURF, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914
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