Would Find His Hopes Realized, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-28


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WOULD FIND HIS HOPES REALIZED Saratoga, N. Y., August 27. Charles Wheatley, who had much to do with the placing of Saratoga on the racing map, and who is dead ,so long that to the younger generation of turfmen lie is a tradition, always maintained that the time would come when interest in the thoroughbred would be as strong in tills city, in the foothills of the Adirondacks, as in any place on the continent. That day has arrived, and if the veteran secretary could return to earth and view the present day glories of the sport in company with his former associates, Morrissey, Spencer and Reed, he would find his fondest dreams surpassed. Not only have some of the most spectacular battles been staged here, but Saratoga has become the recognized center of the yearling thoroughbred industry and the sales before and after the races have become an enjoyable adjunct of the day. Interest in the budding racers has been keen anil the prices obtained for most of them so large that the thoroughbred breeding industry has been stimulated to a degree which would have been considered impossible by any but the most confirmed optimist, when viewed in the light of conditions prevailing only a few years since.

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