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FAVORITES FAKE POORLY CHOICES OF THE PUBLIC IN ECLIPSE AT SARATOGA TRACK. s Leah Graduates from the Maiden Class by Winning the Kentucky Stakes — Shilling in Poor Form in the Saddle. , f : -•: I." Saratoga, X. Y., August 8. — Favorites were howled over in great style this- afternoon, though it was a good day of sport that was offered by the Saratoga Association. The track was fast for the first time since the opening of the season and the bright weather drew out a particularly large Monday crowd. The feature of the afteruoou was the Kentucky Selling Stakes, a dash at five and a half furlongs for two-year-old fillies, and it went to Leah, from the Newcastle Stable. She is one that is in the consignment to be sold here August 20, and her showing of today will add something to her value. For the Kentucky Richard F. Carmans Horizon seemed to be easily best on all her races and it was natural that she should have ruled an odds-on favorite at post time. She was ridden by jockey shilling and that helped her chances in the opinion of the public, though as a matter of fact Shilling was in wretched form during the day and did not score. When tbe break came Shilling was slow to get Horizon away, while Martin was alert with Leah, and she took the track in the first furlong. Helen Barbee was the one to chase along after her, and the pair had it between them to the stretch, where Gobi of Ophir came along in time to take the place, while Leah won easily by three lengths. She was neglected in the betting and went to the post with plenty of 8 to 1 offered against her chances. The steeplechase race of the day was for maidens and of nine that raced, four came to grief. The ones to fall were Bannock Bab, Profusion, Indiola and fly Ids. Henderson, who hail the mount ou Ilyhla. was the only rider hurt and his injury was a broken collarbone. The winner of the race turned up in Jesuit, from the stable of Ivau Fox and trained by Harry Stone, a few seasons back one of the best cross-country riders 4*4. *.|ie cast. Stone made no secret of his hope of winning and Jesuit was one of the well-backed winners of the afternoon. John Sanford took his tirst purse of the season when Herkimer made a show of the three-year-olds that started in the seven-eighths race. The Sanford colors have always been tremendously popular here Snd Herkimer had a good following, closing at 4 Medallion, a three-year-old for which apt. E. B. CasSa tt paid 0.000 last season, was another of the winners, but lie was one of the big surprises of the day. his price lieing 15 to 1 at post time. He had from start to finish, while Woodcraft, the Hildreth starter, on which Shilling had the mount, could never reach a contending position. Bonnie Kelso took the mile and a quarter race and Eagle Bird, backed for a good thing in her previous start, wotir the opening race handily. After the mile and a quarter race, in which Pretend linished second, he was claimed by William Walker for ,410. Starter Cassidy suspended jockey Shilling for three days for misbehavior at the ost 011 Woodcraft in the last race. For the convenience of out-of town patrons it has been decided to start racing fifteen minutes later and beginning tomorrow the first race will be called at 2:45 oclock. Frederick A. Forsyth*, of Foitntaiiiblue Stud, has announced his prosnectlTa retirement from the turf. All his horses will be sold at auction this fall. Mr. Fors-ythes health has not been of the l.est lately and he desires to take a much needed rest in the bane of regaining his former robust condition. W. II. landemss recently refused an offer of ,000 for two weanlings. Their dams are Portia Swett ami Barbara Whiting, both of which raced with success in his colors. Mr. Laud. •man will enter them liberally in such stakes as close this winter. Efforts are being made to bring about a special two-year-old race between S. C. Hildreth 8 Novelty, the Newcastle Stables Basbti, R. F. Carmans Sem-prolus and either Footprint or Trap Rock, representing August Belmont. The Fuiurity will be run on August 31, the last day of the meeting. C. L. Hervey, of Montreal, is a visitor here. Mr. Hervey is now one of the most prominent breeders in eastern Canada and has nianv tine marcs and foals. One of them is Decade, the dam of Chief Kee. winner of the Hamilton Derby. This mine has a tillv foal bv Maxio. He has also one of* the first of the get of Ort Wells, this youngster being a chestnut colt out of Sylvan Dixon, by Sir Mxon. His Imported Fremh mare, Stagecraft, by Scene- shifter — Queen of Frame, has twin foals bv Pleasjdes and they are now three months old. Another of Mr. Iierveys mat.s js lesshmlne Black barn, by Leke Blackburn, anil she has a tine colt foal by Go Between.