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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Tbe LetttbrAdge Dally Herald. Tuesday, Mft) Special 8porte Supplement IASIOTRAOKC DATES DEFINED RACING SEASON IN NEW YORK races At a highly important meeting of Canadian Raciag Association, held) Toronto lately, U was decided Ujatj the Jockey Clubs or Racing Associa- tions would abide by the amendment submitted by Mr. McColi to Parll- .ntiftit on-Thursday, April llth, and confine their meetings to eight rac ing days iii'the spring and in the au i tuma, i The sc-ison opens at the Woodbine oa May 20, and the King's Plate will! be run oH in the day of the 0. J.; C. meet here. The'second meet in Toronto will held in the summer, not in the fall, as before. The FOIH i Erie meet wHl close the season. The following schedule was adopted: j Ontario Jockey Club, day, May 20 to Saturday .May 28. Montreal Jockey June 2, to Saturday, June 11. Hamfiton Jockey June IP, Saturday, June 25. Niagara Racing -Association, Fort J.uue 30, to Saturday, V July 9. Windsor Racing day, July 14, to Saturday, July 23. Ontario Jockey Club, Thursday, July 28, to Saturday. Aug. 6. Hamilton Jockey. Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 20. ViJnasor Racing day, Aug. 27, to Monday, Sept. 5. Montreal Jockey Sept. S, to Saturday, Sepi. 17. Niagara Racing Association. SepL 22. 10 Suuir- day, Oct. 1. v Acqueduct opened the metropolitan raciuK season 'with the Carter Handicap .ami flve other in a style which seemed to assure more tor the future of the American turf- than anything legislatures can promise or forbid or State personally comroil. Straight, clean struggle s for superiority, horse a-ainst horse, were the only issues, and the best won. Gretua Green, a highly tried gucceisful campaigner at the Florida "rack, took first place la the Carter, the event of the day. That victory wag marred in some popular esteem by a start which appeared from .the grand stand to be rather ragged. Starter, jockeys and other oificials at hand when the field sprang away cu the seven furlong Journey, however, were unanimous in declaring that the exercises a minimum effect on the result. TRYING TO PKI THE WINNER OF GREAT ENGLISH DERBY Hunt L. L. C. Tdfe twits Hut dank Hme bee HUMOR WHIMS OF RACE HORSES Thoroughbreds Have Almost As Many Fads As Human Beings Since Admiral V.- A, Montague, of the Royal Xavy, criticised the plan of the Atlantic Yacht Club to race from the Lizard to Sandy Hook for rhe President Taft Cup in 1911. so severely, we have heard other ad- verse comment From English yachts- men. The tenor of the criticism is that a race across the Atlantic Ocean would be too dangerous. The yachts in order to make speed might be dan- gerously rigged and lightly construct- ed. Admiral .Montague points out that a-5 this is an American race, ra- ther than an international affair, the start and ending marks, should both be in American waters. It is a ques- tion whether there will be British re- presentation in the race. However, sufficient entrants have already been secured to ensure success. There wal be two German yachts, two French yachts, one from a Baltic state, and probably two from America. Fads and fancies race they might be called the whims and humors of the thoroughbred. They are as numerous -is inose of persons, and their being understood is as es- sential to their happiness and.to their came quite the most pampered thing in the. racing string. The immortal son of loved that -pony better than he did the colored boy, Marshall Lilly, who rubbed him success on the turf as is the humoring j and fed him. If the pony was out of of an operatic star by her manager, j his sight, the big race horse, which or one with an artistic temperament j possessed a heart twice the size of a normal horse's head, aud lungs of like capacity, would be restless and un- easy. After Sysonby's death, the pony, was inconsolable for a week or 'more, but soon transferred his affec- tions to Wild Mint, and afterwards to the star of each particular year. Colin, the matchleao Commando colt was the pony's greatest chum, and in their warming-up gallops before the big races, the real runner would lay by those most concerned with uki- j mate success by the ultra-particular i one. i Usually the fads and fancies of race horses lake the form of fondness for some'animal or particular person. Oft- times, however, it is in the form of a violent dislike for sounds, color, or for persons. There is not a soul who has attended a race in last tea years who is not familiar with James R. Keene's pudgy little stable pony, a off the pony's pace, and then a few j dull gray little chap, that is fast get- j strides from the wire would try to I ting so fat that he can not do more i pass the gray dumpling by one of his than waddle. i matchless sprints. j When first the pony came to the Once when Dumplings passed under j barn he was used indiscriminately by j the wire ahead of Colin, the big race I stable1 boys sent on. errands. After! horse to the paddock with Sysonby's advent, however, he a saeepish "look on his face. Xeed- THE HIGHEST CLASS AMUSEMENT PARLORS IN THE DOMINION VKCADE KOWLIXG THE ARCADE, ROUND STREET iess to-say, the regulars applauded the feat .wildly. a horse car left the great train- ing tracks at Gravesend and Sheep's Head Bay for the winter campaigns without some sort oi an equine pet aboard. Gcats, rabbits, a parrot, dogs, ponies, special stable hands and even a rooster went along. Famous horses abroad also have had their pets, as witness the cat which travelled with Best Man, a not- ed performer on the English turf of a decade ago; the pony Pretty Polly fan cied, and without which shs would not extend herself a bit in her morning gallops unles she approvingly "by Sceptre, too, another great horse on .the English turf, had a pet pony, as did Robert the Devh. The last nam- ed racer invariably good-nat- uredly at his pet's tail, so that the ap- pendage was in a constant state of raggedness. Trainers are quick to recognise the likes, and dislikes of their charges and to -Time and time again a has been discharged just because the jiorfiips.were he'.was about, and many a stable hand i whose habits are none too desirable is kept in steady employment just because some star racer in the string does his best work for him. Waving a red rag at a bull is a by- word of many years' but blue seems a color most race horses dislike of course, none can telli High strung are ail thoroughbreds, unusual noises, too, affect their racing "qualities. Some, however, fairly revel in 'the blare of the band on a big. race day, and seem to know the cheers of the crowd as the drive for the finish comes, are meant as an actual inspiration for them. Straining -every muscle to get past the wire first many a game horse gives just one ounce more to his ef- fort as the frantic shouts of the spec- tators reach his as a real race horse." English turfites and the public who are interested in cits sic races have of.kte try- ing to get a peep at the Derby candi- dates to see how they fared during the winter mouths. Oa account of the bad weather in England during February and Early March it was pretty hard for (the to a good square look at but re- cently they have all keen seen in the open. To go by their Appearance thf entire lot have done well by having grown and gathered muscle. Just now there are only about three in the public eye for the big Epsom race, which will take place the latter part of May, and they are Lord NeJl Gow, Mr. Pairfe'a Lem- berg, and Major Loder'a Admiral Hawke, Whisk Broom, owned, by Harry Payne Whitney, is rated good as the last named, but he is not in the Derby, so be is loot reckoned in the present calculation. Lord Rosebery's colt is being prepared by- Percy Peck, and from what could be gathered about the candidate it inferred that he has tamed down con: siderably and shows a big rnent in his manners over last .year. During his two-year-old career "'lie was almost unmanageable at the Everything points to a revival of La- crosse in Lethbrldge for the coming A very enthusiastic meeting was held on April 21 at, officers for the year were elected and a delegate ap- pointed to attend the convention at Calgary to be held on April Mr J. W. Wood, formerly manager of the Brantford, Out., Seniors, addressed the meeting and gave those present some good advice as to the management of the team. Since -then the men have been turning out well for practice ant! are showing good form for such an ear- ly start. Several new and fast men have come into 'the city this yeai and have consented 'to- attend prac tices and sign with -the club for the season. Several inquiries have been received from in other towns signifying their willingness to come gate, and when he did not bolt he was slow In getting away. That.he has developed ths right way is LemiSerg has not grown as much as Aleck Taylor, his trainer, would wish, but Bayard's half brother has put on muscle and shows great power in the quarters and back. Admiral Hawke is reported to have thickened in the body and has grown into a really grand racer. .The-own brother to Pretty Polly was said to be lacking .in substance around the loins, and he has filled so well behind the saddle .that .the is said to have disappeared altogether. How much the foremost bunch have gain- ed in strength and speed will not be known till they are seen carrying silk, -and this, will not occur before, the. Two Thousand Guineas and One Thousand Guineas, to be run at the Newmarket spring meeting aboui a month hence. The following table shows the rat- From their letters it to be the that the Lethbridge team is reported to be a live bunch and have a good chance for landing both Senior and intermediate honors thia year. There certainly appears -to be more 'interest in -the game this year than last, more players have been out to practice and many more have signified their intentions of coming out. A sub- scription list has been taken around 'to the business men. and-the Executive wishes to take this opportunity to who have so' generously contributed. The game of Lacrosse, as played few years, differs greatly frott4he game as originally played at the time when it was first gaining in popularity in -the Eastern provinces. In those days the spectators were not satisfied that they were witnessing a good game unless there was much rotugh and tumble among the pJayerc This is what has killed the game, for to fair-minded people there was noth- ing to justify one player in harming another. There is nothing In the rules to justify it and in many of the senior games much cf the rough work, cross checking, has been eliminated and fait ftt'ck baftdMng, torch playing and accurate passing has place. In fact, there U BOW ai science in Lacrosae as la other game and in some eaten more. it is regrettable that there still so much rough playing In games, but It must be remembered that In the majority of cmw hard among the players In -the cause, for while Lacroaae never wai and never will be, a parlor game. The roughness does not belong to it and should not be countenanced by the it Is al- so regrettable that at the aame time work finds favor whL a major- ity of the spectators, if it happens be- the home 'teem which is making the rough play. In ........126 Lemberg ...._................123 Admiral Hawke .............118 Rochester...................116 Chas. O'Malley .......'.......115 Greenback ;....'..............115 Maid of Corinth..............114 Tressady....................113 S. Navarre.colt .113 San Antonio.................112 Sunshine ....'.-...............109 Merry Jack ...___...........109 Yellow Slave................. 109 Stolen Kiss..............___107 Wildflower II..........___. 7107 Amore.......................107 Apache......................107 Top o" Morning..............107 According to this table Neil Gow should win the Derby, with Lemberg second and Admiral'Hawke third. Golf Telegrams The Latest Fad Mr. Rockefeller and Others Are En abled by the ew Low Rates to Send Out Their Scores. It rather vras a fortunate thing tbat the telegraph companies put on tha i'fty words for the of tec'' ra1> l r.ight, otherwise the golfers would no' have been enabled to advise friends of their scores on the link: each night without an expense tha woui- be prohibitive. Take Brother John D. Rockefeller for instance. Ever since that nigh letter idea became vogue he has kep the wires hot pach night from Pocan tico advising his friends of the joll good scores he has made. Each telegram he sends begin with the word "fore." which is a ti to the recipient that he shall loo out for startling information. The operator balked at first, insis ;.ng tha: such words as were code words, and tha they didn't come under the night le ter rates. A goir rules oook and a little per- j sinsion convinced him of his error. and he has had a good, healthy night's work since that :ime merely in send- ing nighi letters on the great game. Mr. Rockefeller" sent messages as f.ir as Chicago, and these were de- voted to golf .md to golf only. The cheaper rate has lured some of our best rich men 10 follow suit, inrt night golf scores messages are becoming a fad. AVillie Keeler ia eliminated as a possibility for the Brooklyn outfield by the of thg Mtlntyc deal With Chicago. We are headquarters for .supplies re- quired for every game played in Letli- bridge and our assortment is complete whether you play BASEBALL FOOTBALL LACROSSE T CRICKET Get your equipment, including uniforms from THE Lethbridge Sporting Goods COMPANY uns, We also carry tKe best assortment in Southern Ammunition, utomobil Alberta in G Gloves, Gy sones Ed mnasmm ison Re< Rifle! Goods ds and Boxing Acces- We are sole agents for Cleveland and Over- land Bicycles. 412 ROUND STREET Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention ;