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1 i i i SARATOGA MUCH IMPROVED RUNS AWAY FROM THE FINN AND OTHER STARS AND WINS IN A CANTER. Polly H. in Form Again — White Hacklo Scores Again Like a Good One — Old Salts Victory Proves Costly to His Owner. New York. July 3ft. The Knickerbocker Handicap. at a mile and a sixteenth, for three yeur-olds. de velopcd into an easy affair for D. J. Dearys much Improved Saratoga, which heretofore had fouud it a formidable task lo win selling races. Saratoga today followed the fast pace set by Trial by Jury and when called on after rounding the stretch turn easily drew away to win with ridiculous ease hv a big margin in the fast time of 1:45. The Finn aud Coquette, first and second choices, respectively, were outpaced for the entire way and finitdied un placed. The Finn might have had a [lossihle excuse for not finishing closer up as he was Impeded and Burlingame had to go around the other horses with him. but at that his showing was a dull one. Coquette, it was expected, would he a forward eoh-lemler but her usual high flight of speed was lacklnu. Her rider. P.utwell. had her under a choking pull all the way down the backstrctch and iu the homestretch she was behind the others and never iu a contending position. Todays was the tifth running of the Knicker bocker Handicap, the condensed history of which follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockev. Vnl. Time. 190S Dick Roller 112 J. Ia-o .. .$ 3,60 l:M*Ji 19QB vrondack KIT J. McCahev §40 1:11% DUO S hoolmarm 104 B. Scoville 1.100 1:12 1914 Surprising 115 M. Buxton 2i3M 1:084s 1115 Saratoga UK! . Turner. 1,1*25 1:45 For two-year olds in l!is at alxjut .!-4 mile. Distance 3-4 mile in HMKI and 1JK. Not run la 1011, FI12 or 1013. The Knickerbocker was worth Jjil.Pi.l net to the winner. The showing of the lightly-weighted Vladimir was the real surprise of the race, as he began lengths liehind the others, and when ailed ,m by J. Mi Taggart. dosed up ground steadily and Bniabed a fast-going third in a manner that led many to think he would have been a dangerous contender for first money had be got away from lie* nasi with the others. Filly IL. showing a partial returu of her last seasons form, took the first race in a close flitnh with OSullivan. after being well backed. Tim Cabll! mare came from a long war hack and got the verdict in the last stride. White Hackle placed another purse to his credit when he cantered to an easv victory in the second race. Old Salt. v.ell baiked. took the steeplechase in an easy manner. Former jockey Willie Duga-u was au arrival from California. Several layers who are at present at Belmont Fark are thinking of journeying to San Francisco for the race meeting to be held there in connection With the exposition. After Old Salts victory he was advanced from his entered price of ftiOO to ,200 by James McLaughlin. Jr.. but was retained. The horse was run up on the occasion of his last victory at Belmont Fark. E. A. Burke, owner of Old .Salt, claimed Syossef for ,090. S. . Hildreth has purchased Boly. . J. Quinna speedy three year old and a frequent winner thin sea sou. Top o th Morning and Walloon, trained by Charles Patterson, will bo sold at public sap. in the paddock on Saturday. Work-outs at Aqueduct ou a fast track Fxluy were: All Smiles Mile iu 1:41. Bar attar in 1 :41. Broomvale— Three-quarters in 1:10**, Carlaverock -Three-eighths iu 33%. Gallop-— Half mile in 4!i. Helen Karliee -Five-eighths in 1:02. ■ Hyria— Half mile in 50. Lights Out — Three-quarters iu 1:21. Patrick S. — Three-quarters in 1:18. Stellarina — Three-eighths in .!7. Work-outs at Belmont Fark on a fast track this morning were: Air Man — Three-quarters in 1 :21. Al Beeves -Half mile in 40. Armor — Mile in 1 :45. Bcssleta- Half mile in SO. Feminist — Half mile in 4!*:V.. fenmoaae Half mile m is Hands off — Three quarters in 1:21. Ilarrv Shaw -Half tulle In Is.. Hedge Mile in 1:44. Hiker Half mile in 51 . Hodge Mile in 1:40: mile and an eighth m 1.5.j .. Lahon — Mile in 1:44. Mai Fou— Half mile in 51. Malachite — Three-quarters in l:15i. Miss Puzzle -Three quarters in 1:17. Pleione Half mile in IP"-. Plumose — Half mile in 51. Hupicka— Half mile in 4SV . Sir Vivian-Half mile in 1st,. Siiearhead — Mile in 1:51. Virile--Half mile in 40.