Sanfords Day to Shine: Takes the Kentucky Stakes in Easy Style with Stitch in Time, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-21


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SANFORDS DAY TO SHINE. TAKES THE KENTUCKY STAKES IN EASY STYLE WITH STITCH IN TIME. Then His Good Colt Metcorito Canters in with tho Fifth Race Harry Kelly a False Favorite-in Corn Tassels Race. Saratoga, N. y., Aug. 20. John Sanford, master of the Hurricana Stud at Amsterdam, N. Y., had a field day this afternoon, representatives of his extensive stable carrying liis eolors to victory hi the outstanding features programed to entertain the big attendance that visited the Saratoga track. Ills success began in the Kentucky Stakes, for two-year-old fillies, in which ten started, and his Stitch in Time, leading the others in commanding stayle. Dawn Star just getting up to secure second place in the final stride from Umatilla. The winner showed herself to be clearly tho best and came away to . win as tier rider pleased. The nice, which had a net value to the winner of ,450, had the selling clause and when she was ofTered for sale at an entered price of ,500, W. H. Baker adi vanced her to .S00, but she was protected by trainer Hughes with the customary advance of . The Kentucky Stakes was established in 1870, and todays was the fortieth running of this stake, the history of which since 1005, is here briefly presented: Year. Winner. Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1905 Bauble 90 Baird 2,145 1:0S 1900 Clara Huron ... 89 HefCerman. 1,915 1:08 1907 Klla ONeill 100 Finn 1,910 l:00i 1908 Helen. Harvey... 109 Notter 375 1:10 1009 Bcsponsful 95 Crcevy 075 1:08 1010 Leah 94 E. Martin.. 1,105 1:07 1913 Crossbiiu Ill T. McTagt 075 1:07 1911 Montrosa 101 Jr. Buxton. G75 1:07 1015 Bonnie Toss 101 J. JicCahey .75 1:09 A 1010 Katenkti ....101 L. Lykes.. 1,000 1:0S 1017 Stitch in Time... 100 Jl. Buxton.. 1,450 1:07 No racing in 1911 and 1912. -The othqr successful Sanford colorbearer wns. Jlcteorito in the mile race, fiftli on the card. He was a pronounced choice and heat a smart band iir hollow style. Queen Errant landing in second place, JimUHyannis third, with Butterscotch II. aud i King Herod in the. rear: Jleteoritc cost Jlr. Sanford 2,500 as a yoffyjing and by his performance this afternoon easily takes rank witli the cracks in this section. The biggest upset that has developed witli the present racing came with the running of the third race, when Harry Kelly, from J. W. Schorrs establishment, failed dismally and wound up behind the placed .ones. It T. Wilsons consistent Corn Tassel, winning quite easily from Crank, with Walnut Hall following. Hnrry Kelly had been showing phenomenal trials and the high esteem in which lie was held by ids connections, caused confident support for him in nil quarters. He displayed his customary earlv speed, but after going a half mile he dropped back. It was his. first appearance under colors since his start at Lexington, in which lie met a foot injury, but -showed no traces of it this afternoon. Steeplechase Spectacular Race. The steeplechase was another spectacular affair, Ballybay, the favorite, winding up the winner from the well-supported Reddist, witli Bamboo following. The Beverwyck stable scored its initial victory of the meeting in the opening race when Top o the Wave led from the start, and won easily from Tie Pin and Ocean Prince. Thornhill was a supposed good tiling in this, but he disappointed badly. The colors of James Corrigan, who recently took over the Wickliffe Stable, added another triumph when Subhadar showed the way to the band of good maidens that started in the closing race. Deb-adou, the favorite had to be riddeii strongly to outstay Saints Bridge. John Sanford, who maintains the Hurricanna Stud at Amerstam, N. Y., and, also lias an extensive breeding establishment in France, is anxious to bring the well-bred marcs he lias in France to this country, but will be unable to do so because of restrictions until after the war. .JIatt. J. Winn,, motored over from New York this morning and will remain several days before returning to the metropolis. He stated that many extensive . improvements were now in the course of construction at the Laurel track and that the meeting there next fall is expected to overshadow any former held at Jlaryland course. An idea of the immense gathering that witnessed the racing Saturday, can be gleaned from the fact that 1,453 cars were parked in the Saratoga enclosure and the Pinkertons hud them all cleared twenty minutes after the races were over. Bonnie Faik, the well-known layer was a visitor this aftcr-jioon, having come over from Detroit to take in the racing for a few days. James H. JIcAvoy, well-known old time western and Kentucky owner, having campaigned Prince JlcClurg and other good racers, but of more recent years, engaged in business in New York, has decided to retufn to the ranks of owners and is now negotiating to take over several horses which he Intends to campaign next winter. Advices received this morning that the nine colts bought for J. E. Wideners account recently in France, are now en route here and expected to arrived in this country shortly. Queen of the Sea, which was claimed by W. H. Pearce after her last start, has been disposed by private sale to B. Williams. The Schwartz Bros, are not wholly satisfied that Olive Wood, winner of the Spinaway Stakes is better than their Enfilade, which finished second and are reported to be eager to race their filly, in a three cornered sweepstakes of ,000 each, against the winner and Hosie OGrady. There is unlikely to be a race of this character, at least for the present, as it is said Kosie OGrady came out of the race slightly bucked. Keeneland Stud to Be Sold in December. According to John W. Schorr, the sale of the Keeneland Farm Stock to dissolve the partnership between. Messrs. Keene and Schorr, will occur at Lexington in December. Jns. T. Clark, the crack colt in John W. Schorrs stable, will not be seen under colors again this year, having recently had the firing irons applied and will be turned out until next spring. Jaybird is another Intended to be rested until next spring. J. T. Looney, who is racing a string here in charge of George Land, was an arrival this morning from Lexington, Ky. E. It. Bradley is contemplating shipping several racers to the Maxwelton, St. Louis, track for the racing- there. The fourteen yearlings bought for F. H. Brunells account will be shipped to Gravesend track tomorrow by trainer II. Eugene Leigh. Walter J. Salmon, who purchased Ormcad at the dispersal sale of H. W. Sages horses, means to go into steeplechasing seriously. His three-year-old Continued on second page. SAN FORDS DAY TO SHINE. Continued from first page. Sir Richard is being schooled for the narbor Hill: under the supervision of M. O. Connor, the well-known steeplechase rider. Entries for the Harbor nill Cup, the Heyday Plate and the Piping Rock Subscription Steeple-! chase close tomorrow. The latter two are invitation sweepstakes, a class of races that are fea-: tared at Piping Rock and with considerable success, as they have brought into racing many gentlemen who now own and race extensive stables. John Kelsay, who received severe Injuries by his recent fall, is reported to .be in a; bad way and. will probably be out of the saddle for some time. Thomas" Hitchcock has leased Belle of Bryn Mawr and Reliance from .7. Temple Gwathmey for the Piping Rock Subscription Steeplechase, ruit at the autumn meeting at the Locust Valley cdurse. 1 Ambrose Clark has leased Martian from Samuel D. Riddle for the same race. Word has been received from Toronto, that "when the ThornclilTe Stable ship to Maryland, where they will make a fall campaign, the string will include several jumpers, including- -a couple of throe-year-olds which are being pointed for the Harbor Hill Cup and the stake at Pimlico to which the Maryland Jockey Club will add ,000. The race meeting at Warrenton, Va., under tho auspices of the Warrentoir Hunt Club, -will be held Saturday, November 17. The dates selected for the Rose Tree Hunt meeting at Media, Pa., which will be for the benefit of the Red Cross, are October 20, 24 and 27. The program, which will shortly be announced, will include several generous purses for :the open steeplechases.

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