Condensed History Of The Saratoga Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-30

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CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE SARATOGA HANDICAP HANDICAPThe The Saratoga Handicap was established in 1001 when Mr William C Whitney and his associates gained possession of the Saratoga track It was inaugurated as a successor to the mile and a quarter sweepstakes of long ago in which tho greatest racers of the 70s and 80s had struggled for supremacy In Its first running it fell to Mr San fords Rockton now in the stud and sire of Mohawk II and other good racers With another good horse Caughnawaga Mr San ford had three tries for the race and finally won It with him in 1005 after lie had finished third in the event In 1003 and 1004 A truly great race horse Watcrboy carried off its honors in 190 Its fastest running was when Dandelion won in 100G his 204 still standing as the Saratoga track record for a mile and a quarter For the past five years the race has been of the guaranteed value of 10000 but this year because of the difficulty with which racing is carried on in New York at present the value has been reduced to 1500 Despite this owners have rallied gallantly to the support pf the event and the Saratoga Handicap of this year is to be contested by horses as good as tli any former year The record of the event is Year First Age Jockeys Wt Second Age Wt Third Age Wt Val Time 1901Rockton Wt1901Rockton 4 N Turner 116 Water Cure 4 107 Water Color 3115 CSOO 1531 lD02fFrancesco 3115lD02fFrancesco 3 H Michaels 07 Herbert 4 118 Articulate 4 119 6800 159 lOOSJWaterboy 119lOOSJWaterboy 4 Odoml27 Hunter Ralne 4 107 Canghwaga 4 109 8800 205j 1004 Lord of the Vale 4 Lynell2 Bad News 4 108 Caughwaga 5lll 8800 205 1905 CaiiRhnawaga 6T Burns 110 Water Light 3 108 Beldame 4 120 8300 207 120lOOG lOOG Dandelion 4 Sewellll3 Tangle 3 97 Gallavant 3 90 8300 2042 1007 McCarter 3 W Miller Ill Running Water 4 115 Dandelion 5 117 8300 2052 Distance 1 18 miles t Distance 1 310 miles J Distance increased to 1 14 miles

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