Sanford Victory Pleases.: Sir John Johnson Loudly Cheered When He Defeats Royal Tourist.; Mediant Wins and Ties a Track Record--Preceptor Falls Lame--Saratogans Form Big Personal Liberty League Branch., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-05


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SANFORD VICTORY PLEASES SIE JOHN JOHNSON LOUDLY CHEERED WHEN HE DEFEATS ROYAL TOURIST Mediant Wins and Tics a Track Record Preceptor Falls Lame Saratogans Form Big Personal i Liberty League Branch Saratoga X Y August 4 When General San fords threeyearold racer Sir John Johnson won the Huron Handicap of one mile and threesixteenths at Saratoga today in nearly record time from the licet Whitney pair Royal Tourist and Delirium after a heartbreaking struggle in which the issue was in doubt until in very nearly the last stride friends and strangers alike rendered homage to the venerable uestor of the turf and his gallant thor oughbred The demonstration of applause com mehced when the winner Hashed past the imaginary finishing line increased in volume until he returned with drooping head and heaving sides to l e uu saddled at the stewards stand and rose to a climax when the man who thus honored rose to his feet with H radiant countenance and acknowledged the exira ordinary compliment paid him General San ford was literally overwhelmed with congratula tions during the afternoon nearly every one of note and prominence joining in making the occasion mem orable It was an incident that made a profound and lasting impression upon every person present Though opjwsed by a formidable and supposedly invincible pair in Royal Tourist and Delirium the success of Kir John Johnson was not altogether unexpected by Ids stable connections owing to the markedly forward condition in which he stripped for todays nice The layers held him in high re spect the best price obtainable at any stage of the oral betting being 1C to 5 The big wagering was confined to the Whitney entry The rank and file particularly upstaters remained loyal to the Sanford candidate Sir John Johnson drew out with a rush and made the running by a wide gap at a comparatively slow early pace and Sweet his jockey was making the most of the errors com mltted by his rivals Dngan and Notter which consisted of waiting too far and too long in the rear before making a real effort to overhaul the Hying leader When Dngan and Notler began their belated moves the race quickly resolved itxelf into a three furlongs closing sprint witli the tre incriduusntivantagc of a long lead overhlK opponents in favor of the lightly weighted Sanford colt Al tliough closing with great bounds and going about Ajwp aboutAjwp feet to the eventual winners one the favorites VVere not able to iuito get up The fact that the Whitney horses have thus far proved unsuccessful notwithstanding their evident firstclass condition is beginning to be commented Uiuiii In at least three instances Dugan the stable jockey has been the responsible factor for their failure to score Trainer A J Joyner re turned from the inner tield where he hud been stationed during the race in a very unpleasant frunm of mind Ho said later that the riding of both hoys particularly Notter hud been atrocious and directly contrary to instructions The stable had TouristThe declared to win with Itoval Tourist The tabled history of the Huron Handicap is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1001 The Uhyincr OS H Cochranl oo 203 1002 Sombrero 120 T Burns 1755 204j 1003 Shorthose 110 Haack 1985 202j 1004 Kort Hunter 122 Hildebrand 2000201 1005 Redouin 115 Shaw 1705 200 2001H1 1H1 Content IK W Sillier 1705 200 1007 Kennyetto 10 i W Miller 2300 20 1008 Sir John Johnson 05 Sweet 500 Ir8j5 Proceedings began with one of tliose splendid two yearold struggles which have been of such pleasing frequency during this meeting Nine juveniles of tile second grade faced the starter Madden was represented by 3oe Madden and Schleswig which closed favorites at to 5 Neither of the pair was ever in the hunt the winner turning up in H It Durycas fast lilly Mediant whicli scored ill runaway style in the fastest time of the meet ¬ ing lli Hat incidentally iMnialing tlic track record nnide by Ada May six years ago Preceptor which relinquished second honors to Sea HIT in the las stride pulled up quite lame The Newcastle Stable Is having had luck in that respect Explosion going wrong the day before The hard and alleged uneven track is blamed for the recent breakdowns breakdownsWoodcraft Woodcraft continued the correctness of his reeeii defeat of Jacobite by taking the purse renewal of the Seneca Stakes in such fast time as to make lijiu out quite a sprinter under light weight The weightThe tabled history of the Seneca Selling Stakes is given below Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1U01 The Musketeer Ill Shaw 1800 113 1002 Delagoa 2 ili 1131 1003 Castalian T Hurns 1004 Divination 104 J Martin 2255 llj 11103 Incantation 1O1 T Hums 1830 114 HlOtJ 114HlOtJ Ben Ban 104 W Knapp 1800 11 107 J 0 Core 100 W Miller 18515114 1008 Woodcraft 04 Sweet 355 l12g l12gThe The overSunday rumors that Governor Hughes might take a liand in the conduct f racing here as unverified as they were had a slight deterrent effect on the attendance Extra precautions have1 been taken to see that the spirit and intent of Judge Bischpffs decision allowing oral betting was Ktrlctlylivud up to Special efforts are also being made oddsYesterday to prevent layers from exposing odds Yesterday three men were barred from the track by the Iinkertous for transgressing the rules with reference to recording wagers The extra precau ¬ tions taken today would seem to indicate that all concerned are intent on living up strictly to tin antibetting law as construed by the Supreme Court of the state During stateDuring the day the edict went forth to close all gambling houses and it is expected that the lid will he on tight tonight and remain so for the rest of the meeting meetingPlans Plans for perfecting the organization of a local branch of the Personal Liberty League were dis cnssed at a meeting of 250 prominent citizens and fit payers of Saratoga in Convention Hull last Tij llt A temporary committee was appointed to investigate the best plan for organization Secre ¬ tary ThoriH of Xew York stated the purpose for which the league had been formed He toiiidit sug ¬ gested that oue f the local members take The chair and that the Saratogans discuss among themselves the best plan for effecting a permanent organization Herman L Waterbury president of the Business Metis Association was chosen temporary chairman J W May will ship his horses to Fort Uric to High Range is the colt that Madden first sold to George Odom who subsequently went back on the deal Jnle Carson bougtli him on Saturday for 2OOO and ho ran in his colors today The todayThe track has been industriously scraped for the past two days This explains each succeeding days faster time in races racesWoodcraft Woodcraft winner of the fifth race was bid up Mrk from upfrom JOO to 1500 by former jockey Joe Jones Mr Madden bought him in with an extra S5 Jones is isreported reported to have been acting on behalf of Charles CharlesSammy Sammy Sweet Thomas H Williams apprentice jockey rode three winners today todayThe The fleet Mediant is the result of the mating of two highpriced racehorses Meddler and lallantrae the winner of the Cambridgeshire Itallantrae and Spectrum were purchased together for 5000 by the late William C Whitney After his death they paused into the possession of Clarence II Mackay

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