Sprint Takes the Mohawk Stakes: Saratoga Racing Heavily Patronized-Capra Defeats Flying Fairy Again, Daily Racing Form, 1916-08-18


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; SPRINT TAKES THE MOHAWK STAKES. Saratoga Racine Heavily Patronized Capra Defeats Flying Fairy Again. By J. L. Dempsey. Saratoga Springs, N. Y.. August 17. The Brighton Stables thiee-yenr-old filly Sprint accounted for the Mohawk Stakes, which featured todays pro-pram from a monetary viewpoint. She won in easy fashion from James Butlers Miss Puzzle, with Kings Oak leading the others. Six started and the unplaced contenders wen? an ordinary band. Sprint was an outstanding favorite and won as if much the best. Todays was the fourteenth running of the ; Mohawk, the condensed history of which is as follows: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1501 Colonel Paddea.. .1 11 Shaw ,715 1:17 1902 Port Uoval 107 Shaw 1.713 1:53 Vfc BMW Sheriff Bell 118 Fuller 2,00.". 1:52 1904 Hello 107 ONeill 1,99. 1:51 1905 Palm Tree 101 Knapp 1.725 1:55 190!McKittredge 93 Garner 1,520 1:5:: 1907 Temaceo 9i E. Dugan.. 1,H5 1:52 190S Moquette 100 E. Dugan.. 425 1:51 1909 Hill Top 101 MeCahey .. S05 1:39 19X0 Martinez lot! S. Davis .. 1,550 1:51 1913 Montresor 9S J. McTagt. SC5 1:3S 1914 Old Ben 105 A. Neylon.. .S!i5 1:10 1915 Rolv 10S C. Turner.. K05 1:39 1910 Sprint 109 G. Byrne .. 1.0T.O 1:10 Disobedient finished first, but was disqualified for fouling. Distance 1 1-10 miles in 1901, 1 1-8 miles from 1902 to 1910 inclusive; one mile thereafter. No racing in Bill and 1912. Another record-breaking midweek crowd was in attendance this afternoon- anil enjoyed the racing thoroughly. The sport on the whole was routine and devoid of outstanding incidents. In the seven-eighths handicap James Butlers good lilly. Capra, shouldered 12!, pounds and scored impressively from Flying Fairy and Ima Fivnk. The steeplechase developed an upset when Martian, the outsider, got home in advance of the heavily supported Sun King. The winners success was mostly due to his ability to outrun his opponents on the Hat and a slow pace in the race that afforded him ample opportunity to dwell at tho hedges. The Wiekliffe stable garnered another purse when Felicidad ran away from a big band of youngsters in the opener. He was the favorite. J. S. Wards Sedan was only lukewarmly supported, though regarded as best. When it came to the running Sedan smothered his opponents with speed and won hard held from Basil and Arnold. Jockey 0. Burlingame was suspended for two weeks by the stewards for cutting across in front of the others soon after the start in yesterdays fifth race. Frank M. Taylor, who has been training the horses of W. S. Kilmer, tendered his resignation yesterday and was succeeded today by Henry McDaniel. The hitters name was mentioned as Taylors successor on the occasion of his brief visit here last week and he signed a contract witli Mr. Kilmer today. Thomas B. Campbell, who has been extensively identified with the New Orleans Business Mens Racing Association, was a visitor today, having motored from New York in company with Rudy Rommalei. Mr. Campbell did not have much to say concerning New Orleans racing prospects next winter, except that there would be racing again. Secretary McL. Earlocker has made 594 stall assignments up to date for the Belmont Park meeting. E. J. Crawford and C. White will ship their racers to Blue Bonnets tonight. John Rice returned this morning from Toronto and stated that S. N. Holman would begin at once the building of a new mile track near Montreal. Handicapper W. S. Vosburgh holds Harry Kelly in high regard and ranks him as the best two-year-old of the year by assigning him 130 pounds for the Albany Handicap at three-quarters, to be run next Monday. There are 134 entries for the race. Ivory Black is given 129 pounds, Campfire 12S. Ilwfa 125. and Rickety 123. iifford A. Cochrans band of racers will be campaigned at Havre de Grace after the Belmont Park meeting. A. K. Macombers extensive band of racers will finish up their racing season in Kentucky, trainer W. B. Jennings having made numerous entries in the fall stakes and requested General Manager John Hachmeister to reserve him stableroom for the horses. It is expected that the stable will begin its Kentucky campaign in Louisville. Harry L. Montague, who has a stable of steeplechasers, contemplates joining the relief workers in France .shortly and will offer his horses for sale by auction on August 24. The horses include Swish, Distant Shore, Traditioner, Indiscreet and others. Joseph Brill of Cincinnati, was among todays arrivals. He motored here from the Queen city. Barney McDevitt, who motored here with a party of friends from Louisville, returned tonight to the Falls city. After Felicidads victory in the opener, he was advanced from an entered price of ,000 to ,505 and bought in. J. W. Hedrick did the bidding. After Sprint has scored in the Mohawk Stakes, trainer George M. Odom announced that the nineteen horses comprising the Brighton Stable, would be sold next Thursday by auction. Trainer Odom has already had several flattering offers to engage as trainer for various stables and is at present taking the offers under consideration. Capt. E. B. Cassatt contemplates selling all his horses in training with the exception of Flying Fairy and Cachet, which he will reserve for breed -. ing purposes. Sky Pilot, winner of the closing race, which permitted the claiming of the winner, went to Mrs. Godfrev Preece, represented in the race by High Chair. The claiming price was ,000, the amount the horse was entered for. There were three claims for him.

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