New Life For Saratoga.: Resumption of Racing at Famous New York Spa Next Saturday Eagerly Looked Forward To., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-29


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NEW LIFE FOR SARATOGA Resumption of Racing at Famous New York Spa Next Saturday Eagerly Looked Forward To Saratoga X Y July 28 After lying dormant for three years with the exception of an occasional convention Saratoga is preparing to renew an active existence with the opening of the race meeting next Saturday promoted by the Saratoga Association for the Improvement of the Breed of Horses Hotel keepers tradesmen and boarding house keepers who have survived the lean years are getting ready to reap the profits expected from the open handed followers of the sport of kings and there is every reason to believe that they will not be disappointed judging from the requests for quarters that are pouring in from all parts of the country countryThe The natural battle ground for Eastern and West ¬ ern horsemen to test the swiftness of their care ¬ fully trained thoroughbreds Saratoga gives evidence at the present time that the clash between the best 4f the ICast and West will provide sport calculated to thrill the most hardened turfman and remind the old timers of the good old times when each racer that galloped over the ideal course track carried the hones of thousands of enthusiasts from the section which it represented representedThe The grounds which had been allowed to drop into a state liordering on decay have been sub ¬ jected to a process of restoration under the careful supervision of Superintendent Landers and now look as spick and span as though there never had been a cessation of the sport Weeds growing on the driveways have been uprooted anil sup ¬ planted by a fresh surface of gravel The track has boon raked and harrowed daily until it is now fast enough to admit of the new crop 4if racers displacing the records made by the famous steeds that raced here in the past The grand ¬ stand and clubhouse have been treated to a coat f bright paint The lawns are close cropped and green while the new fixtures Include comfortable seats in the grove near the saddling paddcck where owners and trainers can compare notes and agree on final instruction to jockeys All that is wanting is the crowd of busy horsemen and these are as ¬ sured by the quality of the entries and the general desire to show that racing can be conducted on i high plane with the incidental betting reduced to a minimum minimumSo So much for the stage The talk on all sjdes already is turning to the performers and the stake book has been scanned by the advance guard of turfmen in eager anticipation Everywhere tliovs s anxiety to see the great AAhisk Broom II and com ¬ pare this son of Broomstick ivlth the early heroes of the turf and that more modern king of the track Svsonby whicli showed his worth over the local course There is rejoicing over the fact that Handicapper Vosburgli by the simple method of changing his system of allotting weights lias made It possible for Mr Whitneys champion to start in the Saratoga Handicap on the opening day without running the risk of being crushed with a burden if 142 pounds By allotting Whisk Broom II 135 IKiuiids and scaling down the weights of the others the handicapper has insured his starting in the big event Not that the westerners concede a walkover to the triple handicap winner in the East Tliev have some handicap material themselves in such hordes as Free Lance Hawthorn Helios and Rudolf o oThere There are already upwards of a hundred horses stabled here and the next few days will see the idvent of many more moreReservations Reservations for stabling have been assigned to the following owners ownersF F Manuix T J Donoiuc Harry Payne Whitney Jefferson Livingston W F Presgrave W J Young J W Messervy Archie dimmer Frank Reagan Charles II Hughes Ueverwyck Stable G J Long T C McDowell Frank D Weir Phillip Hyams Frank K Brown W G Yanke W T Anderson James MacManus K R Bradley W SI Carter P S P Randolph Mr Davidson X K Beal R A Brown W S Kelly Robert Boyle Tames McLaughlln F W Heffner T Love F T Miller I M Walker Woodford Clay A G Blakelev Conewago Stable George J Day J Williams W D Althouse A J Goldsborouph Brownleigh Park Stable K Patterson It F Carman T Rodrock William Garth W M Wal ¬ lace H C Hallenback Miss Chamhlet A L Asto S J Lawler James Blute J Fitzsimmons C F Buschomeyer Frank Bray Allan Pinkerton W Mulholland Sargent Mortimer J L Holland J K Davis Paul Fox AV P Austin Capt K B Cassatt AA M Turner J I McGinnis E F Coonev Silas Aeitch X L Bycrs J AV May J K Allen AA J Spiers J AAr Herrick Thomas F Sneedy John AVhalen Max Hirsch Maurice AAelsh H L Saffel J T AAeaver Greentree Stable G W Scott J O Tallmtt Frederick John ¬ son i R Tompkins Thomas Hitchcock AA S House AVP Burch J X Camden AA P Austin J AV Dayton Air Chetland H H Hewitt David J Ieary AA P Oliver Quincy Stable and R T AAilson

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