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WaltPr Hobarfsrh. h. Ft'rritr. tivcyparold. by Falsetto-imp. Cinderella. Ferrier's qualities were
indeed ami appreciated In this Btatedorlng the recent Mate Fair, when the record of that track was
lowered. He was defeated by • head In a wonderful race won by Boots' Vinetor. Prior to that Ferrier
had won seventeen consecutive races In two years. Falsetto, sire of Kerrier, won the rich Kennr-r
stakes at Baratoga an i »as own brother to the exeat cup mare Fortuua. He was also sireof the famous
filly Dev\ Drop that was sold for $Jt>,ooo at auction.
George E. Smith's (Pittsborg Phil) b. c. Wernberg. four-year-old, by imp. Miisc'ovy-Holmdel. W>rn
berc bolds the world's record (1 :19 8-6) for six and a half (nrlongs, at Sheepsbead Bay. 1 hts was after
ward equaled by Irish Reel. Wernoergwas purchased for $5000 by his present owner, and is acknowl
edged as U>- greatest mod horse In the t uited States. He is a foar-year-old. Muscovy, the sire of
Vernbers,-. was imported from England by Charles Reed, the screat Tennessee breeder ana turfman,
nificence of the Pacific Coasi Jockey Club's
track it is necessary to understand how it
is built and the many advantages it offers.
When Messr?. Crocker and
Corripan decided upon this venture they
sent East for A. M. Alien, the contractor
who built the tracks of Garfield Park,
Harlem. Hawthorne, Roby and others.
He is a young man of wonderful intelli
gence and skill. He assumed the suDerin
tendency of the Jockey Club course and
Las turned out Irs masterpiece. .
There are two tracks within the grounds.
the outside one being the full mile and
the inside one only seven-eighths of a
mile, a deep ditch for drainage purposes
between the two. The main track has a
foundation of sand covered by a layer
twelve inches thick of loam, which can be
packed so as to make the track as fast as
may be de^
The inside track is of sand only, and
may be used when wetted down any time :
when the main track is not in condition. \
The drainacr- system is so perfect that
twenty-four hours of solid rain would .
hardly affect the outside course and would
I • c noticed on the inside one. The :
ditches between tne tracks are six feet |
deep and twenty feet wide at the top. j
There are drainage tiles every thirty-five
feet running under the main track, and
• t la a 16-inch tile pipe running
from ditch to ditch under the tracks, car
■rater into the center field.
iking of the tremendous amount, of
work necessary to oerfect the course, Mr.
Allen stated: "No track in the United i
Edward Corrigan's br. c. HaDdsome, three-year-old, by Hanover-imp. Cinderella, by Tomahawk or
Blue Knin. Handsome, carryine 118 pounds, Is the winner of the Hyde Park stakes, $12, 873, three
<7uarf»rs of a mile, In 1:14)4, in 1894, at Washington Park, Chicago. He is entered and is a probable
starter in tne Palace Hotel stakes, to be run Thanksßivin? day on the Pacific Coast Jockey Club's track
at Ingleside. Cinderella, the dam of Handsome, is the youngest mare in the world to produce four
great stake horses, she being the dam of Hastings, Handsome, Furrier and Foreigner. All these are by
different sires.
<ireen B. Morns' Ix c. in>p. Btar Kuby, three-year-old, the grandest bred colt In California. He
was brought here by Mr. Morris, who returned to this Ktate after an absence of twenty-four years. Mr.
Morris Is probaDly the oldest man in the horse business to-riay. War Kuby, the pride of his stable. Is by
Hampton-Ornament, a full sister to Onnond. He has figured in many stakes, but will be retired to the
lianchodel Paso stud after this meeting- He is a great acquisition to this State. He lias a good chance
111 the Palace Hotel stakes to be run off on Thanksgiving day at Inglesids.
States got so much grading, more than
350,000 cubic verds of dirt having had to be
moved. There is no fill on either the
i Northern Pacific or (ireat Northern roads
that contains so great a number of cubic
yards to be moved."
The Chiefs of Departments In the
Pacific Coast Jockey
The personnel of the Pacific Coast Jockey
: Club from the president down is: A. B.
Sprockets, president; Henry J. Crocker,
vice-president, and \V. S. J,enke, secre
tary. These three gentlemen and Edward
' Corrigun constitute the board of directors.
In t he racing department are: Judges —
Captain J. H. Rees, Joseph A. Murphy
and Patrol Judge J. W. Wilson.
Stewards— Captain J. H. Rees, Joseph A.
Murphy and Henry J. Crocker.
James F. Caldwell will do the starting.
ial timers— Orrin Hickok and A. J.
Clerk of scales — Reuben H. Clarke.
Superintendent of the course— A. M.
The Probable Starters In the
Great Palace Hotel
The principal event on the first day will
be the Palace Hotel staKe?, a sweepstakes
for three-year-olds. It will bring together
nearly all the crackerjacks of this country,
having closed with twenty-eight nomina
The probable starters among these are
Corrigan't br. c. Handsome, Del Monte
stables b. c. Bright Phoebus, Elmwood
stock farm's b. c. Vinctor and the b. f.
Roma, Hankins & Johnston's b. g. Diggs,
Honig's eh. c. Magnet, Morris' b. c. imp.
Star Ruby, Phillips' b. c. Flash, A. B.
Spreckels' b. c. Gallant and eh. f. Piquante,
and Westchester's eh. g. Adam.
This is probably as great a field of three
year-olds — ten in number — as hag ever
faced the starter's flag at a mile and a fur
long, certainly the like has never been seen
in California.
The card for the day has been issued as
follows :
First race— Pun=e $500, of which iflJO to sec
ond and ff' x O to third. For three-year-olds and
upward. Non-winners this year of 91500 a
llowed ."> pounds; of 8500, 10 pounds: non
winnen slnee October 1 allowed j pounds ad
ditional. Allowance! cumulative, one mile.
Second race Purse 8400, <>f which .*."•<> to
second and 825 to third. For three-year-olds.
Stake winners in 1 *■!!)."> to cany 5 pounds pen
alty. O ther horse* that hare started this year
and have not won n race of the value of $700
allowed 5 pounds; $400, 10 pounds; beaten
maidens allowed la pounds. Six furlong-.
Third race, th>> Palace Hotel stakes, a sweep
stakes for three-ycar-olda. The association to
guarantee the value of the race: 91500 to first,
$;!;><• :o the second and 8100 to the third
horse. Entrance ■*H> each to accompany tin
nomination; $25 additional to start. A win
ner this year nl three or more ,-tnki's of any
value, or of one of the value of .f:JOuO, to
curry three pounds penalty.
Fourth race, purse 9400, of which $">o to
second and r j to third; tor maiden two-year
olds; live and a hall furlongs.
Fifth, hurdle race, puree *4<w>, of which $00
to second and $40 to third. The winner to be
sold at auction roi if 1500; If entered to be --old
for less, inxee pounds allowed for eacnsloo
- ■ $1000. and two pounds fur each ¥100
less to .fr>oo. Mile and a half o?er Mx hur
Following is a complete list of the
stakes to be run off at this meeting:
<". H. liomm <fc Co., two-year-old (lilies; Ho
hart, two-year-olds; Hone Show Association,
two-year-olds; Haggin, two-year-oids ; Palace
Hotel, three -year -olds; Baldwin Hotel, all
ages; Palo Al to, three-year-olds and spward;
General Arthur Cigar, three- yoar-olds and up
ward; Goyernor Budd, al! njres; Crocker,
three-year-oMs and upward; Ormonde, three
year-olds and upward; Spreckels, three-year
oldsand upward; California, hurdle, three
year-olds and upward ; Ullman, steeplechase,
three-year-olds and upward.
The Twenty-Five Favorite Run
ners Out of Three Hun
A few of the most noted horses at the
racetrack are:
Vassal, Ducat, Handsome, Mobalaska,
Kowalsky ar.d Senator Irby, In Edward
Corrigan's stable.
Installation apd Victor, in C. Boots'
Elm wood stock farm's stable.
Cadmus and Gallant, in A. B. Spreckels'
Imp. Star Ruby and Lobengula, in G. B.
Morris' stable.
Braw Scot and Hawthorne, in Barney
Schreiber's stable.
Potentate and Lovda!, in Burns &
Waterhouse's stable.
Kramsin, in Louis Ezell's stable.
Libertine, in J. G. Brown's stable.
Derfargilla, Wernberg and Candelabra,
in George E. Smith's stable.
Brieht Phoebus ana Ferrier, in Walter
Hobart's stable.
Of course the horses mentioned above
are very nearly the pick of each string,
and form a bunch of beauty and speed the
like of which ha? never before been seen
in this State. They are the favorites
chosen from over 300 thoroughbreds quar
tered at the track. As they are all In fit
condition they are looked to for a great
List of the Lads Who Are to Have
Mounts at This
There has never been such a great num
ber of good jockeys on this coast as there
[a at present, and two more celebrated
ones— Fred Taral and Sam Doggett— are
to arrive here next week. Those already
housed at the track are: Andy Blakely
and McCullough, the well-known steeple
chase riders; Marty Bergen, W. Martin,
Jerry Chorn, Tod Sloane, Macklin,Cochran,
Garner, C. Flynn, Riley, Rowan, J. John
son, Swift. Stanford, Coady. Chevalier,
E. Jones, 0. Slaughter, Shaw, Donnelly,
Hennessey, Mclntyre, McClain, Burns and
These jockeys and their valets have an
immense room under the grand stand,
where each is furnished with a separate
locker for his colors, whip, boots and the
usual paraphernalia. The place is fur
nished with lavatories and every other
convenience. The exit from the room is
through a door leading into a narrow
passageway; on the other side is the room
where the lads are weighed before mount
ing. In this manner they are kept away
from the annoying throng of people that
usually surround them. From the weigh
ing-room it is but a step to the sadaiing
The Two Principal Features In
Which the Horse-Owners
There are two features of the Pacific
Coast Jockey Club truck at Ingleside that
commend themselves particularly to horse
men and make this course superior to any
in the United States. They are, first, the
stables, built by Campbell Bros, after the
plans submitted by Superintendent Allen.
There are twenty-two buildings in all, sep
arate and distinct, for stabling purposes,
able to accommodate ti<>o horses In stalls
that are pimply palatial as compared to
anything ever seen on a racetrack in This
country. That end of the building facing
the we!<t, from which the wind is more
likely to blow, is built up solid and pro
tei ts all the other stalls, and an eieht-loot
walk around them all. The roof spreads
out on alt sides' so as to protect stalls and
walk alike from the weather.
All the nuildings are substantial and are
furnished with all necessary conveniences.
Within easy reach of these twenty-two
stables are the houses, fourteen in num
ber, used as kitchens and dining-rooms
for the stable-boys. In this way the horse
owner can have all his people in one house,
away from foreign influences and living as
one united family. Mr. Corri^an, for in
stance, has some twenty-five people who
dwell in one of these cottages. In the
casea where a stable has but a couple of
boys they may join in with others of
ditfertnt. stables and form one mesa,
Besides the convenience and beauty of
separate stables and kitchens there is this
inestimable advantage and satisfaction
that the danger of lire or other catastrophe
is greatly lessened.
The second predominating feature of the
track is the saddling paddock. There are
twenty odd stalls, such as might be used
at a horse show. Each is surrounded by a
wooden fence four feet high and topped
with a strong wire netting, through which
the horse may be viewed by the interested,
but which prevents the annoyance of
crowds pressing about the horses and
touching them. This is safer for the pub
lic, keeps them away from the jockey and
his grooms and leaves less latitude for
temptation to wrongdoing.
Those Men Who Make It Easy for
Others by Handling the
It would be unfair to publish anything
about the Pacific Coast Jockey Club's bow
to the public on the Ingleside Track with
out mentioning Secretary Leake, Mr. Cul
len and Captain Merry, the three gentle
men who have arranged all those minutice
which are so annoying to the heads of de
partments and to the public when not
carefully handled by competent people
prior to the opening of any race meeting.
.Mr. Leake, the present Postmaster of
Sacramento, is thoroughly conversant with
the machine end of a racing club, ana, as
secretary of tho Jockey Club, he has piloted
its meetings through without a hitch aud
with a foresight that is showing itself now,
on the eve of the opening day, when it can
be seen that nothing has been left undone.
He has a magnificent assistant in Mr. Cul
len, the essence of politeness and tact, and
who can do more work than anybody else
with less labor.
Captain ii. Merry was born in New York in
1834 and came to California in 1853. He has
reported races longer than any man Jiving
at the present time, having begun in 135 d.
Not even Joseph Cairn Simpson is longer
in the field than the captain, who, how
ever, is a younger man. Captain Merry
was master of steamboats on the Oregon
rivers and served as United States com
missionerat the World's Fair at Melbourne
in 1888 under Hon. Frank McCoppin. He
is now the good friend of newspaper men
in the office of the Pacilic Coast Jockey
.lames P. Caldwell is one of the oldest
and best-known starters in America. He
will handle tiie flag at the Pacific Coast
Jockey Club's meeting and the jockeys are
all pleased to know it. There is a great
deal in the way of a recommenda
tion when the riders have no
"kic.k" regarding the starter. It means
simply that he is known to be fearless ana
severe, although not a martinet, and will
ing to give the starters an even chance re
gardless of stables. Everybody in the
racing business will remember "Polo Jim,"
Culdwell's assistant, who died about two
years ago. His fame was almost world
wide, and to this day it seems as though
Caldwell is not himself when on the track
unaccompanied by his faithful assistant.
Caldwell is in demand on ever}' racetrack
in the United States, but the Pacific Coast
Jockey Club has secured him at a salary
equivalent to more than the President of
the United States received before the latter
was "raised."
Captain Callundan of Morse's
Agency Will Be in
Harry Morse, the veteran detective who
has so well managed to keep the rough
element down in the past few years on
many racetracks, has again been enlisted
by the Pacific Coast Jockey Club to look
after the welfare of its patrons.
Captain Jules Callundan and a corps of
twenty special men will patrol every por
tion of the racetracK night and day, insur
ing the right kind of people against abuse,
insult or even inconvenience.
Forty - Five Nominations in the
Horse-Show Association
The next biggest event to take place on
the ninth day of the meeting will be the
Horse-show Association stakes. It is to
be a handicap sweepstake for two-yeas
olds. The association guarantees the value
of the race $1500. Entrance, $10 each, to
accompany the nomination; $25 addi
tional to start. Weights to appear rive days
before the race and acceptances to be made
through the entry-box the day before the
race. 'Distance, seven furlongs.
There were forty-tive nominations at the
close, as follows:
A. s. Ashe's br. c. Ruinart, by St. Carlo, dam
Queen Aim.
Gttston M. Ashe's eh. f., by St. Carlo, dam
Fanny D.
Uaston M. Ashe's eh. g., by St. Carlo, dam
Mother Hubbanl.
.1. P. Atkins eh. f. Belle Boyd, by El Bio Rey,
dam Sylvia.
Burns & Waterhouse's br. c. Sam Leake, by
imp. Darebin, dam Carrie Covey.
Burns <k Waierhouse's eh. c. Glacier, by imp.
Woodlands, dam Wanda.
Burns & Waterhousi-'s eh. g. Montgomery, by
Hanover, dnm Blettlng.
B. Corripan's br. c. Kowalsky, by Isaac Mur
phy, dam Derochement.
E. Corrigan's br. f. Mobalaska, by Apache,
dam Trieksey.
B. Corrigau's b. f., by Longfellow, dam Miss
E. Corrisan's b. c. Can't Dance, by Longfel
low, dam Square Dance.
E. Corrigan's br. f. Japonifca, by Longfellow,
dam Hattie Harris.
Elmwood siock farm's b. c. Instigator, by imp.
Brutus, dam Installation.
Elmwood stock farm's eh. f. Lucrezia Borgia,
by imp. Brutus, dam Ledette.
Walter Hobart's b. c. Bright Phoebus. 3 years old, by Falsetto-Buff and Blue, Is essentially a long
distance horse. He is the winner of the Realization stakes— s3o,ooo— at one and five-eighth miles, at-
Sheepshead Bay. This is the second greatest, race on the American turf. 11. H. Hunn, who trains
Mr. Hobart's horses, picked out Bright Pho>bus and purchased him for his employer for $5000 only a
few days before he won the Realization stakes and paid for himself six times over. The colt is entered
and Is a probable starter in the Palace Hotel stake on Thanksgiving day at the Pacific Coast Jockey
Club meeting at Ingleside track. Buff and Blue, the dam of Bright Phcebus, is one of the famous Clay
mares, coming from the same female lino as Iroquols, who won the Derby and St. Leger of 1881 in
J. G. Brown's b. c. Libertine, four-year-old, by Leonatus-Falalae. Libertine holds the world's record
for one mile, 1:38 :< 4, achieved on October 24, 1894, on tlie Harlem track, Chicago. He then carried
ninety pounds. He is a four-year-old and one of the most beautiful of living horses. His action is per
foct and he is simply a galloping machine.
Louis 11. Ezell's b. g. Kamslin, by Blazes,
dam Miss Hall.
Fuller it Hunt's eh. f . Eventide, by Flambeau,
dam Ev&nge.line.
Hankins it Johnson's b. f. Serena, by imp.
Deceiver, dam Lucy Lisle.
N. 8. Hall's eh. f. La Flecha, by Flambeau,
dam Flam.
M. Hennessy's b. g. Jack Atkins, by Regent,
dam Mi.sadie.
S. C, Hildreth'fl eh. g. William Pinkerton, by
Shannon, dam Fannie Lewis.
Hope (Jien slock farm's br. f. Tennessee Maid,
by imp. San Simeon, dam Lyttletou Mare.
J. C. Humphreys' eh. f., by S. Carlo, dam
J. C. Humphreys' b. f., by Ed Corrigan, dam
Matt Kerr's eh. c. Joe X, by Jim Brown, dam
Legg * Tayior's b. g. Charlie Boots, by Alto
Mio, dam Constellation.
(ireen B. Morris it Co.'s b. g. Sir Play, by imp.
Sir Modred, dam Plaything.
Green B. Morris <i- Co.'s b. f. Sallie Clicquot,
by Salvator, dam Widow Clicquot.
William Murry's eh. c. Key del Bandidos,
by imp. True Briton, dam Emma Collier.
William Muvry's b. c. Edgemont, by Three
Cheers, dam Etta \\.
Owens Bros. ' b. C. Grady, by Three Cheers,
dam Gold Cup.
Pueblo stable's eh. c. Crescendo, by Flam
beau, dam imp. Janet N.
John Kobbins' eh. f. Mermaid, by imp. Mar
iner, dam Marin.
San clemente stable's b. f. Mabel L, by Major
Ban, dam Aquito.
Santa Anita stable's b. f. Argentina, by Gano,
dam Dollie L.
Santa Anita stable's br. c. Ramiro, by Gano,
dam Cuban Queen.
B. Schreiber's b. c. Pearson, by|imp. Great
Tom, dam Drift.
B. Schreiber's b. c. Barbarossa, by Bishop,
dam Verlein.
B. Schreiber's eh. g. Led Pike, by George
Kinney. dam Entreaty.
J. H." Shields A Co.'s br. c. Scimitar, by imp.
Eothen, dam Wyandotte.
Louis Ezell's b. c. Kamsin, two-year-old, by Blazes-Miss Hall. Kamsin has won seven races this
season and is now entered in all the big stakes here. He is probably next to Crescendo, the best two
year-old here. At Coney Island, with Griffin up, carrying 116 pounds, he won the Sapphire stakes,
$l! 000. Kamsin, while not a Domino or a Potomac, is a very honest, and consistent performer.
A. B. Spreckels' b. c. Cadmus, five-year-old, by Flood, sire of Floodmore, the great steeplechaser,
dam imp. Cornelia, by Isonomy, the greatest cup horse of the last forty years. Cadmus' best achieve,
mem is unquestionably his race in the mud last year against the celebrated Lissak in the Spreckels
stakes, $10,000. He carried top weight, and finished a good second. Carr, his rider, gathered no less
than twenty pounds of mud on the journey from wire to wire, Cadmus has always shown great staving
powers and is a marvelous weight-packer.
A. B. Spreckels' eh. f. Carnation, by Flam
beau, dam imp. Amalia.
A. B. Spreokels' blk. f. Therese, by imp. Ida
lium, dam Mercedes.
A. B. Spreckels' b. f. Lucille, by St. Saviour,
dam imp. Sardonyx.
A. B. Spreckels eh. c. Ravelston, by Flam
beau, dam Shannon Kose.
Walcott stable's eh. c. Rebellion, by Peel,
dam imp. Mutiny.
This lot of nominations comprises the
very best blood of the country, all tha
most fashionable sires being represented.
It is out of the question at this early
date to say which are the probable start
ers. The indications, however, are that
there will be an immense field of young
sters, and Htarter Caklwell will unques
tionably be on his mettle to keep intact the
great reputation he broughtjwith him.
Given Out for the Benefit of
Steeplechase and Hurdle
The Pacific Coast Jockey Club will
strictly enforce the American Turf Con
eress rules.
No steeplechase or hurdle race shall be of
less distance than one mile.
No horse shall carry less than 125 pounds or
more than 175 pounds in any steeplechase.
No horse shall run for a steeplechase or hur
dle race unless it is 3 years old. Winneis in
flat or hurdle races will not be considered win
ners in steeplechases, and winners of steeple
chases or flat races will not be considered win
ners in hurdle races.
No entry will be received of any horse bear
ing a sacrilegious or blasphemous name, or
any horse whose name has been changed since
January 1. 1895.
P'ollowing is a table of the scale of

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