Saratoga Features, Daily Racing Form, 1902-08-17


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SARATOGA FEATURES. Saratoga, N. Y., August 16. The attendance today at the race course exceeded all previous crowds here by nearly fifty per cent. Tho Beatingcapacity of tHe huge grandstand was taxed to its utmost and the aisles and stairways coniested and rendered almost impassable. 7 At two oclock was presented a unique spectacle of a procession of automobile carriages and public vehicles, four abreast, crawling at a snails pace from Broadway to tho entrance of the inclosure. The feature of the days racing was tho marvelous speed displayed by Chuctannnda, winner of the Delaware Handicap. He practically cantered tho mile journey in 1:8 flat and far outclassed his opponents, composed of one of the best fields of horses in train ing. The race was marred in a measure by crowding and general foul riding, which took place on the backstretch, and Whiskey King was tho chief sufferer. Redfern was injured by coming in collision with the fence and was unable to ride out his engagements. Lyne, on Dublin, was at fault and was set down for four days. Sensational rumors wero afloat that important action was meditated by the stewards which would seriously affect the standing of one or more of the star jockeyB that had mounts in the race. Shaws foul riding tactics on Bonnibert was said to bo under investigation. A much needed reform in this present system of patrolling tho racecourse during tho running of the races will bo introduced and hereafter competent patrol judges will probably be stationed at every furlong pole. The United States Hotel Stakes, won by C. R. Ellisons recont purchase, Skilful, was worth 4,730, of which tho winners share amounted to 1,480, and the stable commission at odds of 30 to 1 was a large ouo. It was, however, a lucky victory in view of Athols breakdown a furlong from the finish. Swif t-lyafameS another unfortunnte, pulling up hopeless- J. Fleischmann sold his fast filly Intervention to W. C. Whitney for ,500. Zemora while being schooled over tho jumps fell and broke hor neck oarly Saturday morning. , President M. E. Ingalls, of the Big Four, arrived in his private car and was at the track. Dixielino, looking hog fat, worked between races nine furlongs in 1 :5j, went very lame early this sea-eon, bat is evidently rounding to and will bo one of the top-notchers in tho handicap division this fall. Herbert was also given a trial for the Merchants Handicap, to bo run next Tussday, and was timed tho first mile in 1 :383, mile and a furlong in 1 :51 and a mile and a quarter in 2 :05J.

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