Miss Jemima Victorious: Western-Owned Filly Scores Impressively in Flash Stakes.; Purchase Easy Winner of Saratoga Handicap--The Brook Beaten After Game Race., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-02


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MISS JEMIMA VICTORIOUS WesternOwned Filly Scores Im ¬ pressively in Flash Stakes Purchase Easy Winner of Sara ¬ toga Handicap The Brook Beaten After Game Race BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYSARATOGA SARATOGA SPRINGS N Y August 1 An epoch in American racing was readied today at Saratoga when the most representative crowd that has ever witnessed the sport at one time thronged the beautiful and spacious grounds here to witness the opening of what will undoubtedly be the greatest term of racing ever conducted at even this most famous of American tracks Numerically the crowd was for greater than that of opening day last year and there appeared more general activity but then the war was still on last year and there were many in the crowd this afternoon that made merry and took a keen interest in the sport who were engaged in far grimmer work over there Shift ¬ ing clouds and an occasional rainfall during the early morning hours threatened to mar the opening but the weather improvement was steady and by noon the sun shone in all its brilliancy brilliancyThough Though the opening racewas not jschedlnledjintil 57foT tfie crowd beganslreamlng through the gates around midday and the increasing numbers soon taxed the big grandstand to the crowding point The overflow found space along the lawn and had to be satisfied with occasional fleeting glimpses of the running of the various races for an unbroken view was next to impossible for them on account of the great mass of people peopleThe The clubhouse contingent was more extensive than formerly but even with the added number of visitors in this portion of the grounds there was ample vantage points for them due to the well appointed improvements to the club section during the period of idleness since last years racing racingWealth Wealth fashion and society comprised those occupyicg boxes All took keen interest in the sport and attending incidents and accorded full measure of applause to the different winners winnersCirculating Circulating in the clubhouse were many of Ameri ¬ cas foremost sportsmen and financiers The array included Harry Payne Whitney W A Corey Col Thompson L A Waterburjf John A Drake G W Loft H K Knapp Andrew Miller L C Clark Harry Watson R T Wilson Eugene G Wood Fred Lewisohn Frank Hitchcock John San ford and many others of note Ideal conditions for the sport prevailed end the racing was hugely enjoyed and wholesome wholesomeKENTUCKY KENTUCKY TRIUMPHS OVER EAST EASTKentucky Kentucky triumphed over the east in the first real clash of the Saratoga season when Miss Jemima dupli ¬ cated with a better performance that of Billy Kelly last year in the Flash Stakes that brought out some crack colts and fillies True Miss Jemima did not run as fast as Billy Kelly did last year but she carried the steadier of 127 pounds eight more than did Billy Kelly and sln conceded weight to all her opponents Harry Payne Whitneys Wildair regarded as one of the best in that es ¬ tablishment was favored by a twentypound conces ¬ sion from the winner The result of the race caused a reversal of the easterners hastily formed judg ¬ ment as to Miss Jemimas ability for she proved conclusively that she is a good filly and won like it Unliko her Empire City track performance sho moved into the lead with a rush and quickly took a big command over her closest followers Ap ¬ proaching the turn into the stretch jockey Loftii gave her a breathing spell and when Wildair came with a threatening rush in the last eighth the filly was well prepared for it and after a slight shaking up she held him safe to ultimately win casing up slightly near the finish Wildairs race was also a good one and he had little opposition for second place during the last eighth for King Thrush which had been a sharp contender during the early running began falling back near the end Miss Jemima and Loftus were given an ovation on their return to the stand that lasted several minutes From a monetary standpoint the prize did not call for much for the winners net share of the stakes only amounted to 2750 Otto Stlcfcl who owns the filly came from St Louis expressly to witness her performance and was highly gratified by her showing showingThe The Saratoga Handicap with its 5350 net to the winner was the headliner of the card of six races thnt served as the opening days offering and it resulted in a hollow victory for the threeyearold crack Purchase which was held to outclass his opponents and was bucked with confidence There were five starters in the race and Fairy Wand was at once taken into u long lead closely pursued by War Cloud and Purchase with Corn Tassel and Beaverkill following There was no material change In their running for nearly seveneighths until Knapp on Purchase begun urging htm to the front The colt responded with i Continued 90 second put MISS JEMIMA VICTORIOUS Continued from first page but Knapp found himself blocked when he attempted to get through next to tlie inner rail but soon after forced War Cloud out a bit and it enabled him to squeeze through and he took the lead in a flash from Fairy Wand The last eighth found Purchase drawing out Steadily without seeming effort and he finished under stout re ¬ straint Fairy Wahd held oh in better style than expccted and beat War Cloud for second place Corn Tassels showing was a disappointment for he was never a serious contender while Beaver ¬ kill found rthe track too hard and was always far back The Shillelah Steeplechase Handicap brought to the post some Of the most highly regarded jumpers in the country including The Brook which was asked to concede much weight to all the others and carried the hehvy allotment of 173 pounds The big weight caused his undoing for hfe sUtciimbea readily to Doublet At that The Brook might have given the winner a more stubborn battle but for the fact of stumbling almost to his knees at the last jump The early pace was setby Hibler which at one time took an extra long lead but Doublet and The Brook were being restrained and they passed the leader when called on in quite easy fashion fashionFAVORITE FAVORITE BACKERS FARE BADLY Backers of favorites did not fare as sumptuously as they expected for choices succumbed in steady style Purchase1 being the only one to come to their rescue Arrah Go On was held to be1 be1best best in the initial race which brought out an ordinary band but he had to contend himself with second place Lion dOr leading him to the finish in easy fashion Ensor guided the winner in good style and fol lowed his Initial success with a victory on Thistle don carrying the colors of R T Wilson in the fifth race Thistledoris success was of a lucky nature for Gath rah as if best in the race but failed solely through the badly judged ride that Kelsay gave him himTlie Tlie concluding race brought together an unwieldly band of nineteen youngsters witli the Harry Payne Whitney representative Sammy an overwhelming choice but Evergay was the luckiest lit the post and having clear sailing for the entire race in addition to displaying a fine turn of speed enabled him to win from Masked Dancer Blazes just getting up to beat Sahiniy for third place placeW W F Poisons string of twelve horses here will be trained by Walter Sims formerly foreman of the stable The nine horses that Poison has resting at Lexington are in charge of Earl Linnell LinnellC C II KnelKlkami has added Tacola and the two yearold Saddle Rliig to his string of eleven horses that he has at Lexington in charge of trainer George Arvin In W Moore and W Heinisch Knebclkamp is developing a pair of apprentice riders that he considers decidedly promising Both youngsters are with his stable at Lexington LexingtonWESTWOOD WESTWOOD IN PRIME CONDITION CONDITIONHarry Harry Perkins who brought here seven horses from Kentucky Including the highly regarded West wood is well pleased with the condition of lils string particularly Westwood which seems to have taken on considerable weight and appears more sturdy than when racing at Latouia Perkins is confident that this youngster will take the measure of the reputed cracks hereabouts MSheus highly thought of tureeycarold Drurn m on d has seemingly gotten over his ailment sus ¬ tained at New Orleans and Is back again in train ¬ ing He will be ready for racing during the latter part of the meeting here and will be a starter in some of the races Tilers was a formidable aggregation of racing enthiisitsts from New Orleans to view the opening here Most of them will remain for the entire period of racing TlKy report that work of im ¬ proving the Fair Grounds is continuing steadily and that Jefferson Park Is also coming in for a good bit of attention and will be an entirely different course from what former visitors knew it to be beWilliam William Ryan the wellknown Chicagoan was among the throng who came from thu west to take part in the raciag I Charles Berryman came from Lexington this morn ¬ ing and will remain until after the Rale of year ¬ lings which Ixglns next Tuesday TuesdaySam Sam Louis mude a bid of 3000 on Lion dOr when he was offered by auction after winning tlie riiMiliig race but t was quickly loppiil liy H 3f 00 offer from A Carter The luttir con ¬ tinued bidding tlii horse to 1500 but trainer Hogan bid tin wit In with uii advance of 5

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