Royal Tourists Triumph.: Easily Outspeeds The Odds-On Favorite, Dandelion, In Chief Saratoga Race.; Sea Cliff Defeats Statesman Cantering--Jersey Lightning Makes it Three Winners for the Whitney Stable., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-11


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KOYAL TOURISTS TRIUMPH EASILY OUTSPEEDS THE ODDSON FAVORITE DANDELION IN CHIEF SARATOGA RACE Sea Cliff Defeats Statesman Cantering Jersey Light ¬ ning1 Makes it Three Winners for the Q Whitney Stable Saratoga N Y August 10 Sea Cliff inaugurated with a runaway victory in the Adirondack Handicap what was destined to be a genuine Whitney day at the Saratoga Associations beautiful race course this afternoon Itoyal Tourist and Jersey Lightning subsequently and similarly emulated the success of their royally bred stable companion in the fifth and sixth races respectively Joe Notter James U Keenes jockey rode all three of the victorious Whitney horses his days saddle work being marked by a clean score Sea Cliff which carried 114 pounds top weight by the scale vanquished the sextette of secondgrade twoyearolds opposing him includ ¬ ing Statesman Harrigan and Connaught Uanger in Mich a way as to suggest the possibility of his be ¬ ing a topnotcher among the seasons juveniles par ¬ ticularly when racing over a slow or muddy track Sea Cliff has all along been credited one of the culls of the establishment and escaped being sold at auc ¬ tion last fall along with the other Westbury cast offs by the merest accident He Is the result of a mating of the famous race horse Clifford with Fie fcole a daughter of Goldfinch and Firenze one of the greatest mares of the American turf turfThe The tabled history of the Adirondack Handicap is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time TimeJSMU JSMU Smart Set 114 OConnor 4325 11 2902 JUolly Brant 10 Odom 0375 11315 1903 Sweet Gretchcnl02 Fuller 3025 l15t 1904 Broadcloth 113 T Bums 3850 115 1905 IrlKsIJlx Tangle 110 OJCeill 3850 IrlKs IJlx Salvidere 128 Sewell 3850 114 J 107 Beaucoup 110 E Dugan 3850 114 190S 114190S Sea Cliff 114 Notter 505 115J 115JThe The official time which marked the running of very one of the six races decided revealed an uu xpectedly slow and deceptive track despite the two days of uninterrupted sunshine It had the effect of retarding the speed of many horses that started during the afternoon Dandelion in the fifth being the most conspicuous failure of the card In that re ¬ spect The original fourteen entered and handi ¬ capped In this race dwindled to three tho whole ¬ sale defection being attributed to the presence of DamkUon which was thought to have been too leniently treated at 112 pounds A J Joyner after an Inspection of the track dared to take a chance with Itoyal Tourist and was rewarded for his temer ¬ ity when the Whitney threeyearold scored an un ¬ expectedly easy victory over Dandelion solely be ¬ cause of his predeliction for a slow or muddy track and the la tiers abhorrence of it itA A chapter of accidents attended the start and early running of the steeplechase which was con ¬ tested by St Nick Canvas and Steelmaker Canvas began the farce by Itolting to the outside iu a false start and running amuck through the length of the field He was led back to the post whereat much time was consumed After tin race was on Steel ¬ maker blundered at the first obstacle and unseated his jockey Tlie horse kept on sind took the next jump with Hfnry clinging to his neck in an under ¬ neath position with liis legs and arms interlocked alwve Ho tu horse and rider evidently feared a repetition of the extraordinary circus stunt at the water jump for the latter loosened his hold sud ¬ denly and fell to the ground miraculously unharmed while the horse darted to the infield where he was subsequently caught Steelmaker was found to be suffering from a wrenched back and a fractured fetlock of the left leg and was removed from the track and tshot tshotCrack Crack Shot was an overwhelming favorite for the Saranac Handicap but besides being unlucky ran a very bad race and finished a bad third to Soi ionda and Thomas Calhoun Golconda winning with ¬ out trouble troubleThe The tabled history of the Saranac Handicap is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1901 Dublin U Shaw 3850 152 1902 llcnuis 122 Uice Ci150 151S 1903 Molly Brant 100 J Martin ri75 1 55J J904 55JJ904 Dolly Spanker 11 115 Shaw 3850 1 55A riA1SMI5 1905 Dandelion llo ONeill 3850 I 153 l nt Gallavant 11 W Miller 3S10 lli 7 Vsiils 113 W Miller 3SV 1 5 j 1OS Golconda I7 D McCthy 350 l17t l17tThomas Thomas II Williams black jacket and yellow cap showed In front all he way In the introductory scramble on Prudent But for bolting to the outside on the stretch turn the Californiabred colt would have won by n comfortable margin As it was he only just lasted long enough under incessant pun ¬ ishment ishmentBarney Barney Schreiber George Hose and J li Holland directors mid controlling owners of the Los Angeles Kacing Association held a conference today on business pertaining to the Santa Anita track They wish It understood that no horses will be given stable room at the track until after September lr and possibly not until October 1 on account of the water works now in process of construction and the laying of pipes which has cuffed the tearing up of a port iun of the rack prop 7 7In In any event Intending visiting horsemen are warned to take the precaution to apply to the sec ¬ retary before shipping their horses there Of the olliclals for the coming meeting Joseph A Murphy has definitely been decided upon to act as presiding judge and Colonel A AV Hamilton as associate judge Mr Murphy is E 1 Baldwins personal choice and his appointment is assured Messrs Thomas II Williams and K J Baldwin will come east In September for the purpose of attending a meeting of the directors and principal owners of the ventureP southern California racing venture P Burlew in an interview alwut French racing foday said tliat the oliicial figures for the attend ¬ ance on one occasion at the Longchamps race course was 13000 at 4 per head and C5000 paid admissions at forty cents each iu the field A fieldA Personal Liberty League mass meeting will be held HallGilbert here next Wednesday in Convention Hall Gilbert made his lirst appearance today after a suspension of five days and had two mounts Emll mountsEmll Herz who arrived yesterday from England was lit the track this afternoon afternoonHelmet Helmet worked five furlongs in 101 at Horse Haven this morning morningCant Cant James H Bees Is a recent arrival Fair arrivalFair Play will not be a starter in tomorrows Traverp His trainer has concluded to freshen up Mr Bolrnonts great threeyearold for his big stake engagements down below belowJockey Jockey Eddie Dugan has collected a 700 fund to defray late steeplechase jockey Boadwces funeral expenses AUmt remains after they are paid will lie sent to his sister sisterThe The program book for the coming race meeting of the Empire City Association at Yonkers has just liien Issued One stake each day is down for de ¬ cision and no purse will be less than 500 added money

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