Keen Interest in Saratoga Meeting: More Horses on Hand than Usual to Provide the Racing-Social Feature to be Prominent, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-21


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KEEN INTEREST IN SARATOGA MEETING. More Horses on Hand Than Usual to Provide the Racing — Social Feature to Be Prominent. Saratoga, X. Y., July 20. — With many horsemen already here and some prospect of a longer meeting than usual at the old race course, Saratoga is taking on new life, and even in the middle of July has lieen busier Ihun iu several seasons. Racing Is re sponsible for the life of the village, and whether the Futurity and other Sheepshead Hay events are run here or not the success of the regular August meeting seems to lie assured. Maybe the Sheeps head Bay program will lie transferred to Saratoga, and if there is reason for this or not. the Saratoga villagers are not unwilling that this condition may obtain. Racing in Saratoga in September would help out the season here without any doubt, and horsemen would nor have anything to complain of. Every year the most prominent stables come to Saratoga for the resting up of their horses or for racing. With a longer session it would be possible for many of the best horses in training to race here instead of going to Sheepshead Rav for the fall meeting. It Is all in favor of Saratoga at present, and t lie tine meeting last season, where there was no disturbance and no idea thut the law was licing violated, re-established the course in public favor. Without regan] "ie old free and easy days. Saratoga last season was distinguished in a racing way. In the clubhouse and the boxes in the stand were many of the old guard in a racing way, and there was entile appreciation of the sport. Racing at Saratoga last year was conducted upon a high plane. The law was enforced, hut there was no persecution by the officials. As a result the attendance from the first was good, and gradually increased as the meeting progressed. There was liet-ting. but betting which t he Court of Appeals had declared entirely legal. At the close of the season President Wilson and the other orticials of the association, who had expected and were ready to foot a 00,000 deficit if necessary, found thai there was a slight balance upon the right side of the ledger. The same conditions will prevail at the Saratoga track this year. Law enforcement . not persecution, will be the rule. The: sport has a wide popularity in nortb* r M New York, and the attendance from the neighboring cities and villages will undoubtedly be large. The strength of the Sanford and Reverwyck Stables, favorites with the up-state racegoers, has increased the interest iu racing in this vicinity. There seems to be no reason whv the attendance this year will not equal that of 1908. The arrivals of thorouglihreds at Horse Haven continue at a rate that is surprising even to the track regulars. Fully 1.200 horses will lie in their stalls at Horse Haven, in t lit- stables lining Nelson avenue, at "Oklahoma." and the many private stables long before the season opens. This fact, it itself, betokens the highest class of racing seen here in many years. There was u time, several years ago. when many of the owners utilized the August weeks as a rest time for their horses, and. although .Unhorses tilled the stables, they were seldom sent out for a race. But in these days it is different, and owners are anxious to contest for the parses and stakes. Late arrivals include seven more of R. T. Wilson. Jr.s string, joining the dozen previously here. The Thomas Hitchcock stable, comprising a dozen horses, also came in end twelve of August Belmonts horses arrived in his private stable car. p.-ter Wiminer hrought twelve horses here and twenty eight of Mis. L. A. Livingstons thorouglihreds arrived. The Chelsea Stable, which has been here a week, numbers fourteen, and F. A. Forsythe has fourteen. Theodore Coles brought a string of five and W. P. Burch eight. The Sauford. Madden ami Beverwvck horses have been at the track for some time. Mr. Maddens racing string already here numbers eight, with more to come, while he has twenty or more yearlings. Among the Canadians being put Into condition are Thomas Clydes stable, of eighteen, under the charge of Captain W. F. Pros-grave. Thirty-three of James R. Keenes horses are here in James Rowes charge. Others of the stables now quartered at the track include Woods Garth, R Jerry Murphv. ." : William Keating. 8: W. H. Fizer, r : Woodford Clav. 12; O. R. Tompkins, 12; R. D. Williams. 10; Rol«ert Ball. 4: Herman Brandt, ti; Yanke Apphgate. C. H. Hughes. 2: W. H. West. 2: Henry Craven. 0. Special attention will lie paid this season to the social phase of the meeting. Already every private box has lieen taken. Mrs. Wilson. Mrs. Belmont. Mrs. Sanford, Miss Nolan and many others are enthusiastic horsewomen, and their presence in the paddpek and on the lawns will add attractiveness to the scene. One day this year is to be devoted to the amateurs, with hunters and the military represented. This will undoubtedly prove one of the Interesting features of the meeting.

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