Saratoga Track in the Winter Time: Summer Mecca of the American Turf Now Clad in White, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-01


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SARATOGA TRACK IN THE WINTER TIME Summer Mecca of the American Turf Now Clad in White Only Beverwyck Stable Quartered There. XEW YORK, X. Y., December 31. W. S. Price, who formerly trained and -raced a stable of his own , over the different tracks of this country, has j, returned from a -visit to Saratoga, the Slecca fitju-American turf during the month of Augusr,each year. The track over which Reamer- shattered Sav:i-tors long-standing rccord-of a mile against tune and where other sensational faafiperformaiiees were recorded last summer is nowfteifryeted in white, with not even a hoof print visjble to indicate the, presence of His Slajesty; King Thoroughbred. "And it is a greaT place for man or beast, declared Sir. Pricjj" "1 would not go so far as to say I would pick Saratoga as an ideal place to winter a string, of horses, but still Billy Slyer, who has done such wonders in remaking the course, is going to make a play for horsemen to winter there. "At present there is just one string of horses wintering at Saratoga, and you can bet that while If was loafing about the sleepy village ilViyiug the past three weeks that I visited the stabJV where they were quartered. Yon simply cant -get away from it. Saratoga is a fine place to take a rest during the winter, for snow covers everything and there are no trucks to cut up the going. The natives all use sleighs and sleds. Out at Oklahoma, Frank Xolan, a resident of Saratoga and owner of the Beverwvek Stable, has a dozen thoroughbreds "quartered under the care of trainer George Zeigler. Zeiglqr savs the horses are doing well there in the snow?ijnd that the ones who have had trouble with theirrfcet or legs are being benefited. There has beensnow on the ground ever since the night I arrivedthere, three weeks ago. of the wjiole Nolan outfit is old Sir fTlietar nV Johnson. It was a pleasure to have a look thtr. Qld horse, and lielieve me, lie is a wise old bird. Actually I could see that he knew he was back 6rf his old stamping grounds. He seemed to tliinlc that he was being brought back to the races, afte,r his long rest in the stud. He is no- thirteen years; old, but acted like a regular young thoroughbred In training when he got a chance to get out in the" open and show himself. Trainer Zeigler told meVthat he had picked up much in weight and gen-,enil -apprarance since being brought on from Keu-! tiicjty. When he got to Saratoga Jie was thinned ,Jow, but since he has been there he has put on many jiounds and is a fine looking animal. "In case Sir. Nolan does not sell Sir John Johnson, Zeigler said that it was the intention of the owner to send him to Virginia to do stud duty during the coming season. He is a horse that never has had mucii of a chance as a sire, but there was one colt that was by this old liorse which raced well during the present year, and that was Be Frank of the Calumet Stable. Zeigler expects to take Old Koenig and the others of the racing string away from Saratoga in February to get them ready for the spring racing. Sir. Nolan has not yet decided whether he will send the strng to Hot Springs or to Kentucky, or to one of the Slaryland tracks for their race training."

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