Good Racing At Saratoga: Hilarious Wins The United States Hotel Stakes In True Race Horse Style.; Angelus an Easy Victor in the Catskill Handicap--Shilling Shines in Saddle Work--Old-Time Attendance Present., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-02


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GOOD RACING AT SARATOGA HILARIOUS WINS THE UNITED STATES HOTEL STAKES IN TRUE RACE HORSE STYLE Angelus an Easy Victor in the Catskill Handicap Shilling Shines in Saddle Work Old I Time Attendance Present Saratoga X Y August 1 The attendance which graced the Saratoga Associations first half holiday of racing bore eloquent testimony to the loyalty of the upstate people to tin king of sports The attendance exceeded that of the opening day hy more than 1XH the increased patronage being due to visitors from the nearby towns whose presence materially enhanced the occasion A splendid card of six races including the Tinted States Hotel Stakes of 10 XIO the richest fixture of the meet ¬ ing thus far was decided decidedVlth Vlth the probable exception a Hilarious the win ¬ ner eight of tin topnotchers in the second class division of twoyearolds were engaged James It Keene was represented by two candidates Hilarious and Selectman Harry 1ayne Vhitney by Bobbin John K Madden by Kdwara I K Gardner by Statesman Thomas II Willinins by Kl Picaro A H Spreckels by Torhellino and Thomas Hitchcock Jr by Witching Hour Torbellino which appeared far from flt was the medium of a misguided plunge and finished a bad seventh In the actual running Edward and Bobbin were prominent factors from the start The riders on neither took any account of the plodding Hilarious their nearest pursuer Both pursued suicidal tactics from the start and succeeded in beating one another so thoroughly that when done Hilarious came under the whip Jind passed them as if they were both anchored Edward was also the victim through the stretch of roughing tactics on the part of Bobbins rider and when challenged by Selectman the other Keene starter was forced to resign what seemed a certain hold placeThe on third place The winner exhibited pronounced greenness in the early running dwelt on the turn into the stretch in precisely the same fashion as when making his delmt on the turf last Thursday and his victory was marked by the same electric finishing sprint When in action Hilarious reminds one of Ballot and it is predicted that this son of Voter Harpsichord will develop Into as great a race horse as his illus ¬ trious relative in blood which lie so much re ¬ sembles semblesJames James II Keeue was not present to sec his colts brilliant victory neither was Harry Payne Whit ¬ ney to see Bobbin Wcstbury Adriaua and Mid RhUmnrtrlCttsy ton Ttie owner of the big Weit bury establishment is in Knrope From there lie recently cabled to give the farmers and stock rais xvrs In the vicinity of Brookdale the stud services if all his stallions except Hamburg and Burgo ¬ master free of charge Sandringham Ballvhoo Bey Prince Hamburg and a number of other grandly bred thoroughbred stallions will thus he put to pub ¬ lic use in the state of New Jersey The time in the big race 115 was unusually slow The same owner won this race last year with Kestigouche In exactly the same time over a slow track Many trackMany horsemen are complaining that the going is too deep but owners of dickeylegged horses ami oven Mr Keene are jubilant over Its present condi ¬ tion tionThe The second feature carded as the Catskill Handicap produced a highclass race Some of the best horses In training including Angelus Westbury Dreamer Half Sovereign and others were contestants It was the greatest betting affair of tho afternoon Mr Madden told every one lie met during the day that Angelus could not lose Very few however because of the defeat of Ed ¬ ward took his good tip seriously The Hitchcock threeyearold made good in bewilderingly con ¬ vincing style The runnerup proved to be West bury which held on in an unexpectedly persistent manner for him Aletheuo finished a whirlwind third and his forward rimuiiia was a sensation He boat Dreamer the supposedly Invincible favorite whose recent trials have excited the wonder of the local brigadeThe clocking brigade The tabled history of the Catskill Handicap is given below Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time l01Carbunele 4 IIS Mctuc 1730 117 11102 Swif turns C 12O Odom 22S5 127 HW3 127HW3 Highlander 4 111 Kedfern 2335 132 1004 Ascension 5 105 IHIdebrand 2055 120 J 120J 0i Geranium 4 100 Lyne 2505127 100 Merry Lark 4 100 Miller liO 120 1SI07 1201SI07 Dreamer 5 10S W Knapp 1915 125 1JOS 1251JOS Angelus 3 103 Ml ShiUg CG5 127 mileThe At threequarters of a mile The brilliant horsemanship of the western jockey Shilling was one of the outstanding features of the afternoons sport It L Thomas rider displayed remarkable ability on every one of his trio of long priced and successful mounts Angelus Aster dOr and Edwin L and hy his patience and perseverance helped to upset several alleged good things includ ¬ ing Dreamer and Clef ClefEverything Everything passed off smoothly and enjoyably for everybody present The inclosnre was the place of a novel method of raising money for the village chari ¬ ties today It was the local celebration of hospital day wblch takes place annually on August 1 The managers of the track on the petition of the asso ¬ ciated womens charity organizations had consented to what is termed a game of tag in which twentv young ladies all prominent in Saratoga did the tagging The game Is completed when each indi ¬ vidual who is tagged contributes to the charity fund The tag pinned on the contributor guaranteed Im ¬ munity from further tagging The racing association has contributed to the hospital fund and also ent twenty tickets of admission to all parts of the grounds taggersThe for the use of the taggers The Pinkertons have inaugurated drastic measures to prevent violation of the antibetting law Any one exceeding the limits laid down by Supreme Court Justice Bischotls decision is immediately hustled off the track L X Snell one layer of prominence and six other offenders were expelled from the Inclosure yesterdav On yesterdavOn the authority of William A Pinkerton no deal has been made or entered into wberebv the Kinpire City Association will run off its race meet ¬ ing of twelve rlays at Saratoga A SaratogaA new assistant district attorney William T loore lias been appointed for Saratoga County His Attitude on race track betting is not known

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