Notasulga Does Well at Saratoga: Phantom is Out of Training-Durnell Sells Firs Mason to J. A. Bennet, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-24


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NOTASULGA DOES WELL AT SARATOGA Phantom Is Out of Training Durncll Sells First Mason to J. A. Bcnnct. New York, July 23. Albert Hamel, who came down from Saratoga Sunday, brings to his partner, Henry Brulatour, good news of the condition of their superb lilly, Notasulga. "You would be astonished to sec how well Notasulga looks," .Mr. Hamel said. "She is as big as a draught horse. I measured and weighed her the other day. She stands sixteen and a half bands on her bare feet, and she tips the beam at 1,015 pounds. Training conditions at Saratoga arc ideal. The nights arc cool, there arc no mosquitoes or other bothersome insects, and the water is excellent. Horses that do not do well at the Springs, will not do well anywhere." Mr. Hamel says he docs not expect to race Notasulga until the end of August. She is at Saratoga to recuperate from her campaign, which began In New Orleans in January, and the only race she will have at the Springs will be- one to fit her for her engagements at Shccpshead Hay in September. She will be pointed Tor the Flat-bush and the Great Eastern Stakes, and it is the hope of her owners that they can demonstrate that she is beyond question the best two-year-old lilly of 1907. Phantom came out of the steeplechase at Brighton Saturday so lame that Mr. Hitchcock has decided to send him to Westbury for a rest of about eight months and he has his doubts if the old fellow, will ever go over the jumps again. He lias a badly bowed tendon. It was this that put him out of commission after he finished second in the Kings Highway Steeplechase at Gravesend last September. At that time bis case looked bad, but he came back this spring in good form. He won three of his live races this year and one of them was the Greenfield Steeplechase at Gravesend in June. Peter Wlmmcr is now training Ormondale for W. OB. Macdonough. Ormondale has been a great disappointment to .Mr. Macdonough. After be won the Futurity in 1905, the California turman had high hopes Xr. , the json of JJrmmtde, but. he did not race on last year and he is now unsound. Oran likewise lias not raced up to his two-year-old form. Woodford Clay says Kentucky Beau will race no more until after the Saratoga meeting. lie says, after his race for the special won by McCartcr at Brighton Friday, he is convinced that the sou of Star Shoot is a fall horse. First Mason has changed hands again. He is now in the stable of J. A. Bcnnct. After his failure Saturday, C. E. Darnell sold First Mason to Mr. Bennet for "00. There Is much guessing here as whether or not it is the intention of James B. Keene to start Colin for the Brighton Junior next Saturday. The general impression seems to be that the son of Commando will go and if lie docs it is next to a certainty that he will be the favorite. F. A. Forsythe, it is said, is one of many who lelieve that B. F. Carmans Biflemau ran an extraordinary race last Monday. Forsythe told the stewards that when Billeman was his property he never showed such speed. But from all accounts the case Is closed. Barney Schreiber has traded Banyah to .Maurice Kraus for Miss Spooner. Banyah is a two-year-old colt by Baunockburn Winyab, and Miss Spooner is a tbrce-y ear-old lilly by Star Buby Flora Hurst, therefore a sister to Hurstbourne. It is Mr. Schreibers intention to send Miss Spooner to his Woodlands Farm in Missouri. Fred Littlefield will ship his small stable to the Walden Farm at Middleburgh, Aid., at the end of the Brighton meeting. The stable includes only Jubilee and one other, and they will be rested up until the fall meetings hereabouts, when the ex-jockey hones that Jubilee will show his class among the real good ones.

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