Clean Sweep for Whitney: Starts Three of Hamburgs Get and They All Win, Daily Racing Form, 1907-06-27


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CLEAN SWEEP FOR WHITNEY STARTS THREE OF HAMBURGS GET AND THEY ALL WIN. Baby Wolf, a Three-Year-Old Maiden, Surprises Everyone by Winning the Swift Stakes, Run During Heavy Storm. Now York, June 20. So far tliis season the stable of Hurry Payne Whitney has not lieen very prominent, hut today it jumped into the limelight at one IkiiiikI, the colors of the young turfman being victorious in three races. Ailriana, with odds of 10 to 1 quoted about her, easily defeated the odds-mi choice Ainiee C. for the opening race; Prince Hamburg had little dillieulty in taking tlie second race from Kings Daughter, the favorite, while in the days reature, the Swift Stakes, Baby Wolf, a maiden three-year-old which had never before been to the post, heat a high class hand of sprinters with ridiculous ease and was quoted at 00 to 1 in the betting. It was a clean sweep for the Whitney entries for the day and, so far as the victory of P.aby Wolf was concerned, must have been a distinct surprise, especially to John W. Hogers, the veteran trainer of the stable. When it was apparent that there would be a rain storm by the time of the running of tlie fQurth race, Mr. Rogers wanted to withdraw Baby Wolf, but .Mr. Whitney insisted upon starting him. Mr. Whitney also had a small bet straight and third on tlie colt and many of his friends, attracted by the breeding and Mushed with tlie victory of tlie two previous candidates from Unstable, accepted the liberal odds for small sums. Tlie hunch players overlooked the opportunity to make a good clean up on the Whitney starters. Be-fore the running of the first race an employe of the Saratoga Racing Association was busy hanging up posters announcing the coming meeting. The picture part of the poster was a three-horse finish with a horse carrying the colors of Mr Whitney in front. It is not on record, however, that any one accepted this hunch and engineered a parlay on the three horses which would have figured better than 1,000 to 1. Aside from the trio of victories for the Whitney stable, the feature of the racing "was the success of descendants of Hanover, one of the greatest sires this country lias ever known. The three winners in Mr. Whitneys colors are all by Hamburg, tlie principal sire at his Brooklaie breeding farm, and Hamburg is a son of Hanover. Herman, winner of the fifth race, is by Handsome, another sou of Hanover, while George Consldine. which beat a big field of youngsters for tlie closing race, is by Allan-a-lale, a grandson of Hanover. Ilaby Wolf, winner of the Swift Stakes, did not get to the races at all in his two-year-old form and last fall was offered at a weeding-out sale of the Whitney stable. He was led from the ring without having elicited a hid, and. unable to dispose of tin- colt. Mr. Whitney put him in training again this season. Ha by Wolf may, of course, have been greatly favored by the condition of the track, which was muddy when the Swift Stakes was run. but at any rate he showed a line lot of speed, and moreover is not a had looking three-year-old. As the Swift was worth ,500 net to tlie winner, Mr. Whitney is just as well pleased that no one saw anv merit in the colt when lie was offered for sabs last fall. There was more quantity than quality alwHit. the card, as the seven races were all well filled, but with the exception of the Swift Slakes the horses were largely of the plater variety. Only two favorites won Uoyal Vane and Herman and each was heavily hacked. Royal Vane, which was purchased recently by C. E. Darnell from Fred Bur-lcv. was entered to be sold for ,000. and a great betting coup was engineered by the Darnell party on him. Wliile it is not positively known what Duriiell gave for ltoyal Vane, reports bail it all the way from,0CO -to ,000. and it is unlikely that it was under the minimum figure named, it was expected that the colt would be bid up and a large crowd gathered around to see the fun, but wis disappointed, as there was not a bid. Yankee Girls defeat in the fifth race was a bit of hard luck for her owner and for the public which backed her generously. Outrun as usual for the first mile, it was necessary for Miller to take her to the outside when turning for home. Lord Lovat, which had been following the leader closely, was more fortunate and got through next to the rail. The difference of making the turn next to the rail or on the outside of three horses defeated Yankee Girl, as Lord Lovat, under a vigorous ride by E. Dugan, helil on to win by a half length. Lord Lovat is trained by ex-jockey "Snapper" Garrison and is the first winner that Mr. Garrison has sent to the post in two or three years. He has not, however, been training constantly all that time II developed today that W. H. Carey came out of bis race yesterday in a bad way. He was hardly able to move this morning and seems to be gone in both front legs. It is improbable that lie will race again for many weeks. Court Dress, the good three-year-old filly in J. H. Krenes barn lias also broken down and her injuries, while not definitely fixed as yet, are believed to be very serious.

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