Decrease In Saratoga Stake Entries: Nominations to Rich Feature Events of 1919 Fall Below Total of This Year., Daily Racing Form, 1918-12-04


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DECREASE IN SARATOGA STAKE ENTRIES Nominations to Rich Feature Events of 1019 Fall Below Total of This Year New York December 3 s anticipated through the showing of the stakes of the Ucstchcster Kac ing iociation entries for the Saratoga stakes have fallen off i about the same ratio as those ur thu Belmoilt Park track Special efforts were made to secure a big entry list for Saratoga but tinre is a marked falling off numerically ixjth for the coming year and later day events like the Travers and Alabama for the year 1920 Tlie fol ¬ lowing is a comparative table tableKtke Ktke VJ 191 S tnited Hotel Stakes 1J5 4 4Grand Grand Union Hotel Stakes lu yiy yiySpiimway Spiimway JV 1 V VHopeful Hopeful 1Vt 219 219Urab Urab Bag Handicap r3 r3Total Total C3 ° 880 880The The Travers and Alabama Stakes for 1920 show a decided falling off of almost fifty per cent the figures iKiiig US nominations for 1920 against 211 for 1919 11C Alabama fared just about this same there being but eightyfive entries for 19 0 against 154 for 101J 101JNaturallv Naturallv the excuse for the decrease is the same as offered in the case of the Westchester Itaciug Association shortage of stake material in the paddocks coupled with absent owners and the lack of acceptable stake stock in all divisions The restriction as to geldings has Had slight effect n the entries but is not responsible for the great shortage shortageGeorge George Smith the best horse in John Sanfords stable has been sent to the Coombs Brothers farm in Kentucky oil which Mr Sanford lias nearly twenty mares It is possible he will lx raced again having been entered in the Metropolitan and the Suburban Handicaps for next year unless Mr San fords decision to retire him came after the entries for tljose handicaps liad buen made Many stallions have been raced after service notably Sir John Johnson which won several races after being in the stud studMr Mr and Mrs William Burttschell stopped for a few hours in this city prior to moving to New Or ¬ leans They left this afternoon Mr Burttschell will give most of his horses a rest until the open ¬ ing of the Fair Grounds track in January

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