9/20/1894 - Jocky info

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BTJRLLNGAME RACES W S HOBART DEFEATED BY E M TOBIN Tom Williams Sets Aside a Special Day for Society Leaders Walter S Hobart the millionaire gentleman jockey met his Waterloo at the Burlinganie Club races yesterday He made two match races with Lord Talbot Clifton The races were at a half of a mile and at a quarter of a mile for J0O a side Hobart named his bay gelding Button while Cliftons nominee was Jessie Sturgill The first match was at a half a mile R M Tobi - n rode Cliftons entry and Hobart mounted his own favorite The attendance was composed of some of the members of the Burlingame and Country clubs Kichard Tobin covered himself with glory by the masterly style in which be rode the mare in both races Jessie Sturgill won easily The half - a - mile race was run in 054 and is thought by onlookers to be a verv good run when the weight is considered The second race was between the same entries and Jockey Tobin took Jessie out at the fall of the flag and she maintained her lead to the finish winning very easily by a bout three lengths in the good time of 026 The weight in each event was 157 pounds and when it comes to putting such big weight on little polo ponies like the two participants fast time is out of the question The directors of the Country Club encouraged by the success of their last meeting are seriously contemplating the holding of another meeting similar to the one gven at Monterey recently ahd if tliey do it will be a great thing for the horse interests of the State as it will encourage the breeders to breed the polo ponies as well as the trotting and thoroughbred racehorses Thomas H Williams president of the California Jockey Club intends to set apart a day for society and for the lovers of polo ponies It is the intention of Mr Williams to have six races on the pro gramme and alt tbe entries to be ridden by gentlemen jockeys Many of the latter are now practicing with the intention of entering in the races A prominent trader and breeder received am order from a wealthy society man to get him six or seven ponies to enter the races The polo races will probably be run in the early part of November and it is expected that all Californias 400 will be on hand to bet on their favorite jockeys

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 20 Sep 1894, Thu,
  3. Page 12

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