Dandelions Champlain: Hitchcock Horse Wins This Handicap for the Second Time, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-30


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DANDELIONS CIIAMPLAIN." HITCHCOCK HORSE WINS THIS HANDICAP FOR THE SECOND TIME. Vails Is Roughly Treated Cook Scores a Big Coup with Lawrence P. Daley End of the Saratoga Season. Saratoga, X. Y., August 20. The Saratoga Associations meeting of twenty-two days ended tills afternoon. It was highly successful and profitable, the plashing of the dates with those at the Yonkers track notwithstanding. It was demonstrated early that racing at New York had practically no. effect on the gate receipts here. The exodus to New-York began early in the week, but despite this interest and attendance was sustained to the end and todays patronage was generous. The feature of the card today was the Champlain Handicap at one mile and an eighth, which was won for the second time by V. It. Hitchcocks Dandelion in a thrilling finish with Vails and Oxford. Vails was best and would have won had she not been herded before the start, and pocketed during the running. At the post Dandelion and Oxford bumped and shoved her about until she was In a high state of excitement and during the llrst .sixteenth of the race Badtkc, who was riding Dandelion, continually flourished his whip before her iuid seemingly striking her in tiie face a time or two. John Sanford complained bitterly of the treatment accorded bis highly strung and nervous filly. The tabled history of the Chainiilain Handicap is as follows: Year. Winner. A. Wt Jockey. Val. Time. 1001 Kockton 4 124 Shaw ,300 1:51s 1002 Adv. Guard.. 4 12! Odom 2,::00 1:51s . 1003 Africander .. :: lie. Fuller 2.525 l:,r,C 1004 Molly Brant.. 4 122 Odom 2,:;00 1:51; 1!05 I. Spanker... 4 100 Lyne 2.300 1:53 1900 Dandelion ... 4 120 Sewell 2.:.00 1:54 1!07 Dandelion ... 5 110 Iladtke 2,300 l:52i Tilt! sport opened with an upset for the talent. Fred Cooks Johnnie Blake was a heavily backed favorite, hut he broke slowly and never seriously menaced John Sanfonis Fort Johnson, the second choice, which led all the way and won by four lengths. No one takes Johnnie Rlakes local races seriously. With the exception of Tom Dolan possibly, Fred Cooks horses have been set down as inconsistent and their running has evoked much unpleasant criticism. To many close observers even Tom Dolans last race had a queer look. F. A. Clarks Maximilian won the steeplechase easily from Lights Out and Kernel. Drone, the only other starter fell. Maximilian was the favorite and was heavily backed. Andrew Miller, who was hurriedly called upon to act as one of the stewards during tin- running of the steplcchase, to make up the necessary quota of three, had made a big wager on Maximilian and was, of course, compelled to cancel it before lie went, into the stewards stand. The public was at sea as to the third race. They declined to support Momentum at evens because of the industriously circulated rumors about the well meant presence of The Wrestler and Belle of Iroquois, but" when the Sorcerer geldings odds went up to 2J to 1, be found sullicient support to send him to the post second choice at 11 to 5. He won In a canter, witli Hello of Iroquois second and The Wrestler last. J. E. Seagrams Deuce led all the way and won a decisive victory in the llfth race. Miss Doyle, left at the post, could not be induced to come back to the scales, and the others were weighed in and the results officially continued without going through that formality in her case. The well planned coup and long delayed killing on Fred Cooks Lawrence 1 Daley materialized in the closing race. Ilis price was allowed to go up to S to 1 from an opening of 4 to 1 and then the auoiiey of the westerners began to show in such large quantities that the layers were constantly rubbing until at post time the odds were 2 to 1. Had not John Sanfords Onatassa been supported by the followers of that stable, tin; Cook colt would have gone to the post at evens if not odds-on. At the finish lie swerved over in front of Onatassa and Jubilee Juggins and was lucky not to have been disqualified. There were many in the throng who thought that lie had offended sufficiently to merit a set-back. Tim report was sent out that Jockey Nicol had I suddenly been taken sick in the paddock in the afternoon.

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