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AN OFF DAY AT SARATOGA i NO STAKE RACE IS RUN. BUT THREE HANDICAPS FURNISH GOOD ENTERTAINMENT. Tfce Grader Defeats Holiday and Thomhill — Capra | Wins for Mr. Buller — 0 Sullivan Proves a ■ a Disappointment — Silica Wins Again. Saratoga. N. Y.. August 20. — Today! card was I composed ,i i:i ri_«- bat unusually well balanced fields i and pablic choices tared badly. Wkile there waa i nothing in tin way of a slake offering. 1 1 i*«-«- handi- I caps inniisii.il ■hm| racing aftei attracting fields above tbe ordinary. The Grader won over some I formidable opposition in tbe fourth, which Included l Holiday, ThornbUI and PnUnx. Conning Tower led 1 until on the stretch turn, with ihe winter always 1 racing Forwardly, then Tbe Grader went t" the front - an. I won by " two lengths ever Holiday, with Thorn- 1 hill third. Tbe defeat r OSoHlvan in tie- third lace wa-- costly t.. Ihe talent, as the Mai-Manns I horse was beavilj backed, hot he wound 1 1 j . a distant trailer despite the efforts of Barliagame to I get aim into a contending position. Napier turned I il| the winner Carlton G.s rider evidently made 1 the mistake of waiting too bang. Capra defeated a : good band la .he necond race, which was a handi ] cap for all-aged awrea. The Batter representative showed plenrj of speed today, never being far be Mad the pacemaker and when called on in the stretch easily drew away. Si ventecn tww-year his accepted weights for the i first nice, a handicap, and thirteen started. It resulted in a surprise when Rochester, quoted at 40 to I. finished irst over Peaky. Friar Rock, the favorite, was in ;i Jam right alter the start, hut made np .mound in a manner that showed he would have won with a clear coarse. Jockey l.illc.v lode ill good form and piloted two winners during the afternoon. Silica took the measure of a good band of sprinters in the sixth aftetr leadiag throughout. Altlioiigli hut three starters are carded overnight i an in the Saratoga Bteepleehaee, it is rumored thai J. Howard Lewis, who has charge of the .1. K. Widener jumper-, will add either El Rait or Com-plinieiit tiefore poet time. John K. Madden has purchased from tile R. J. .Mackenzie stable the three-year-old filly Sea shell lor £2.300 and will ship her to ids Hamburg Place farm, in Kentucky, where she will he retired to the stud. Bey bourn was claimed out of the fifth race yes terduy bj .1. V. Ilodriok. Jr.. lor ,515. I oc Tanner, trainer of the Billings harness horses, was an arriral today. It has "been decided lhal there will be no extension of the present Meeting, which will make Ihe dosing day OUe week from tomorrow. Jockey I npihaii. having recovered from an attack • ■f scarlet fiver, has reported to his employer. M. I A. Oeltun. Herman R. Dnryea. owner of tbe Bnaom Derby winner of 1814, Durbar II.. accompanied by Mrs. Dnryea, was an arrival today and will remain for Hie rest of the Meeting. Joel Ford, aa English sportsman for whom Charles Ballard trained, is a visitor here for the meeting. The tlivisi m of the Jefferson Livingston baraea that la at Baratoga, will he sent to Belmont Iark at the conclusii.il of tills Meeting in charge of their present trainer. Monte Iroslon. after which they will finish out the eastern season on the Maryland tracks. Several juveniles in the stahle are expected to give a rood account of tbentaerves during Ihe autumn racing. Work outs at Saratoga on a fast track today w ere: Alhona — Five-eighths in 1:08. Belllta -Three-quarters in 1:10%. Big Smoke Three-eighths in .7. Black Coffee three eighths in 36, Blue Bock Three-eighths in 37%. Bine Thistle Mile- iii 1 :47. I!, Crow Half mile iii 4S. Hri.iiii. Three eighths in 35%. Bargiai Half mile in SO. eltahel Five-eighths in 1KB. rharticr Three-quarters in 1:17%, ItaddyaChoice Three-quarters in 1:18 Dominant -Three-eighths in 38. El Bled Threeaartera In 1:17. Bnver Bey Three eighths la 37%. lenmoiise Half mile in 48%. Gainer- Hal! mile in 40--.. Gnat Mile in 1 :47. Guy fisher Three-quarters in 1:10. Harry Gardner five eighths in 1:03. Hedge Mile in 1 :4.!. Hester Pivinc Half mile- in 4! . High Horse Hall mile in 4":,- lluniress Three-qnarters in 1:15%. Jasper — Five-eighths in 1:86. Jix» Blair Three eighths in 38. Kakota — Five-eighths in 1:03%. Korfbage — live-eighths in 1:03. Lazuli — Flve-elghtha in 1:02. Marse Henry- Three-qnarters in 1:18%. Meadowortn Three-qnarters in 1:18. i Orator — five eighths in 1:04. Presumption — Three quarters in 1:17. Kitle Shooter Three-eighths in 37%. RoCk View — five-eighths in 1:04. Koual — Mile in 1:44. Sea Reach Hall mile in 48%. Short Grass — Seven-eighths in 1:35. st. Rock- Five-eighths in 1:04%. Star Jasmine Mile in 1 :4S. Stromboli -Mile In 1:4s. Top Hat— Mile In 1 :4S. trend — live eighths in 1:04%. Tudor King Five-eighths in 1:031 Wanda litzer Three-eighths in 38. Waterbloasoui live-eighths in 1:06.