Good Stakes For Rest Of The Week: Saratoga Special and Champlain Handicap Big Features for Next Saturday., Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-07


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GOOD STAKES FOR REST OF THE WEEK WEEKSaratoga Saratoga Special and Champlain Handicap Big Features for Next Saturday By C J Fitz Gerald GeraldSaratoga Saratoga X Y August G The Albany Handicap for twoyearolds at threequarters of a guaranteed cash value of 3000 on Wednesday will bring out some Rood youngsters In this the famous Whit ¬ ney gelding Blue Laddie was expected to make his Saratoga debut but his name does not appear in the entries However with Hilly Kelly Star ICealm Yurncari Sea Pirate and other good ones a splendid contest is in prospect prospectThe The crack filly Smoky Lamp which together with Bully Hoy cost Mrs Walter M Jeffords of Glen Kiddle Pa 35000 last year at this meeting when they were secured from their breeder J K Madden will be among the candidates for the 7500 Alabama Stakes at one mile and a quarter on Thurs ¬ day The value of this prize indicates the sincerity of the desire of the Saratoga Association to improve the breed of horses It is a test for threeyearold fillies exclusively and its value is an incentive for breeders to keep up the good work of blood horse production It is races like this the Fashion Stakes and the Coaching Club Handicap at Belmout Park which are benefited by a subscription from the fa ¬ mous organization from which it receives its name that arc the prop and mainstay of the horse breed ¬ ing industry as without good mares our horses would not improve in quality or staying power Opposed to Smoky Lamp whose twoyearold career was brief but dazzling having injured an ankle at this point a year ago will be such good winners as Lieut Raymond Belmonts Jyntee A L Astes Eyelid Morton L Schwartz Enfilade the Meadow Brook Kamis Gold Tassel and II P Whitneys Kosie OGrady Jyntees form at Ilelmont Park was un ¬ usually good while Eyelid showed high form in the Ladies Handicap when she beat the fouryearold PrisciHa Mullens Kosie OGradys battles at this place last year will be recalled and her many ad ¬ mirers are eager to see whether she has retained the remarkable flight of speed which makes her a dangerous competitor for the best of the colts THREE STAKES ON AUGUST 10 10Saturday Saturday August 10 should be one of the best days of the meeting as there are three good stakes on the card including the famous Saratoga Special for twoyearolds at threequarters This is a sub ¬ scription event a nomination costing 500 while the association adds a piece of gold plate of the value of 1000 A great majority of the owners who send candidates to the post in the Special would rather have the handsome plate commemorative of a victory in this race than almost any other honor or emolument the turf lias in its gift Many fa ¬ mous horses have won it including Goldsmith in the colors of W C Whitney Colin and Sysonby for James K Kecne Irish Lad for Whitney Duryea Salvidere for Major Thomas Hitchcock Sir Martin for J E Madden Itoauicr for Andrew Miller Kcgret for II P Whitney Campfire for Kithard T Wilson and Sun Briar for Willis Sliarpe Kilmer Among the eligible this year are Oueck Stables Elfin Queen H P Whitneys Blue Laddie W K Coes Sweep On and Terentia Otto Kogers Cerinus John San fords Ute and Yurucari the Brighton Stables Lord Brighton Walter M Jeffords Koutledge and Kcr cnsky II A Porters Pride of India Uigli Time and My Friend It T Wilsons Hannibal and Thun ¬ derstorm J E Wideners Grimalkin and A K Alacombers War Marvel and War Kocket It is a thoroughly sporting event and as such brings out qualities that make for the betterment of the turf turfOn On the same day the best of the steeplechase brigade will try conclusions in the North American Handicap at two miles This is the event which has fallen for the past three years to Edward M Welds superb jumper Wcldship and if he can win it again this year lie will have indeed established a record which should endure as long as the race is run Opposed to him will be the best chasers in training trainingThe The third stake feature for next Saturday is the Champlain Handicap at a mile and an eighth and as Koainer and Cudgel are both eligible there may be another battle royal for supremacy in the handi ¬ cap division War Cloud is entered also Other good ones are Bondage Spur Papp Hollister Trompe La Mort Midway George Smith Westy Hogan and Johreu There will have been ample time to tighten Cudgel up for a supreme effort and the crowd which such a card should invite will indeed IK ample enough to test the accommodations of the leautiful home of the Saratoga Association for one doesnt see such horses in action save on rare

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