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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 04, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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TOMMY MURPHY HAS HORSES HANDED TO
HIM VALENTINE DEVELOPS HIS
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Tommy Murphy, who for years has
led Grand circuit drivers in money
winning, and Charley Valentine, who
generally finishes right up among
the biggest coin getters, work entire
ly different systems in producing
nags which will show their heels to
the classy fields in the "big ring."
Murphy usually has the pick of
"finds" from all parts of the country,
young speeders picked up by men of
money, who make owning fast horses
a hobby, while it is generally up to
..Valentine to find his own horses and
do his own developing.
Valentine has i no millionaire back
ers, but he ha& been generally .suc
cessful in getting at least one good
money winners year.. Now and then
Tommy Murphy (Left) and Charley
Valentine
it is a nag dropped by other drivers
as a bloomer, which develops speed
and conduct under Valentine's care
ful supervision.
Murphy seldom bothers with
horses which have not shown a lot
of promise. He hadn't time. He's
too busy" taking care of youngsters
which may be entered in the big mo
ney stakes every year.
Next year he has a prospect in Lu
cille Spier, a great winner on the
half-mile tracks last year, where she
took a mark of 2:06 and trotted an
exhibition mile in 2:03 in Lexing
ton. o o
Australian eucalyptus attains a
height of nearly 500 feet.
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