Two Good Handicap Horses Laid Up: Lanius and Trompe La Mort Through for This Year--Cudgel Rounding Into Condition., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-05


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TWO GOOD HANDICAP HORSES LAID UP UPLanius Lanius and Trompo La Mort Through for this Year Cudgel Rounding Into Condition BY ED COLE COLESARATOGA SARATOGA SPRINGS N Y August 4 Two good handicap horses have been laid up for re ¬ pairs George D Widcncrs Lanius is in retirement for the year and Joseph D Wideners Trompe La Mort may not be seen again during the racing sea ¬ son The latter pulled up lame after the Brookdale Handicap and notwithstanding his trainers efforts it is highly improbable lie can be made ready to race again until the spring of 1920 As for Lanius there is a good chance he wilt not recover from his leg trouble resultant from a strenuous work for the Saratoga Handicap He bowed a tendon and it will take pretty nearly all season to mend though the veterinary docs not think the affliction is permanent These losses to the handicapers ranks added to Roamers breakdown will take much of the material that is left in the up ¬ per division of that class Cudgel is coming around again it is true but the opposition to him is of such inferior quality that he will have to be loaded down to keep him from gathering much of tho wealth devoted to handicap horses It will leave the threeyearolds prominent in fact the older handicap horses have not f ienred as winners this year as frequently as In years past owing to the extraordinary speed of Purchase and other jthreeyearoldSi Old Rosebud will be a factor when the distance Is not too great as he has de veloped into a miler rather than a stayer Spur has gone off lichee there is lithe left but Corn Tassel Tlie Porter and one or two other lesser lights to represent the old brigade This means light fields in the handicaps of the future except ¬ ing the overnight races of that variety varietyIsidor Isidor Hammerschlag one of the prominent track habitues for the past twentyfive years died from acute indigestion last night at the Grand UrJon Hotel where lie and his wife and daughter had located for the Saratoga season He had been ailing for some time and was ordered to come here and rest by his physician in New York Not ¬ withstanding these orders he was active at tlie track as late as Saturday and returned to the hotel rather distressed He remained in his room yesterday and his death came suddenly before a local doctor could be summoned BRIGHTON STABLE OWNER UNLUCKY UNLUCKYIf If luck had been more kind to Geo Smith the owner of the Brighton Stable last autumn he would have one of the most profitable racing es ¬ tablishments and no doubt tlie greatest collection of horses ever owned by one man ia the same year with possibly oiie or two exceptions notably the late W C Whitney when he sent nearly a quarter of aL million dollars worth of horses into winter quarters at Westbury in charge of Sam Hildreth That was verging on twenty years ago But Dame Fortune frowned on Geo Smith and naturally it reflected upon his trainer Geo Odqm OdqmSpeaking Speaking of what might have been last evening and looking over the list of good youngsters that were in the Brighton Stable last summer Geo Odom designated nearly a dozen which he broke as yearlings and which have distinguished them selves already this year Tlie three most notable we had and which Mr Smith had to part with were Brookholt High Command and Distinction said Mr Odoin Supposing Mr Smith had held on to these three alone he would have had three mighty good horses but add to these Gcrma Eight Wine King Plaudit Rocking Horse Lady Brummel Furlough Fair Colleen Ariel and Hey dey all of which I broke he would have had a stable worth at least 100000 and probably a lot more I was offered twentyfive thousand dollars for King Plaudit had he won his last race in which iie was unfortunate and threw an osslet Ibdnt know how much MaJ Tom McDowell would ask for High Command and Distinction but I doubt if that pair could be bought for much less than 75000 It would have been a truly wonderful stable had Mr Smith bcen able to hold it together but such is luck iu racing racingMORRIS MORRIS LEE INJURY NOT SERIOUS SERIOUSFriends Friends of Morris Lee who was kicked by AV R Cocs Masked Dancer while she was being led to the paddock will be pleased to learn the injury is not as serious as at first believed Lee is still in iue Saratoga Hospital and will pos ¬ sibly remain there for two or three days Dr Mpriarity who is attending him says that it was almost a miraclous escape the laceration running for nearly six inches from tlie temple to the rear of the head cutting the flesh to the skull bone bat there was no fracture though considerable shpck shpckMiss Miss Jemimas tryout with Wildair has given James Rowc a good line on the Kentucky filly He and Albert Simons should know just what to ex pect when Miss Jemima meets Panoply and Cob webs If this pair are inferior to Wildair then all Miss Jemima has to do to earn the filly honors is to beat Bonnie Mary after which will some the possible race with Man o AVar and if she can beat him she will not only be a wonderfull filly but a sensation Such is the opinion of such experts as Mr Soule Col James Edward Heffner Tom Welch and practically all others who study the doings of the horses horsesSome Some of these figure that Lof tus was a great aid to the victory of Miss Jemima in the Flash Stakes and with good grounds as Ambrose was not quite as alert as he might have been after the rise of the barrier But that should not detract from the performance of Miss Jemima said Mr Heffner as her early speed will make any horse look a bit slow in the first part of a race The twoyearold question is the topic of conversation just now and it will become more interesting as the meeting progresses and the later rich stakes are called Already enthusiasts are speculating on the result of a meeting between Panoply and Miss Jemima and easterners are awaiting anxiously to see High Command and Distinction perform to enable them to gather some line on their winning chances when against Man o AVar It is doubtful if there has been a season in years in which the question of twoyearold supremacy has been in such doubt doubtPROMINENT PROMINENT MEN AMONG VISITORS VISITORSAn An idea of the class of visitors to Saratoga was gathered when a special train of five private cars pulled into the depot with two baggage cars attached In the party were Sfuyvesaut Fish Joseph E and Geo D Wldener J H Cosden of Baltimore and Walter Weston These were but a few of the notables Other prominent visitors are Mrs G o Aaiiderhilt Henry Dlsston of Phila ¬ delphia and Capt Hal Parr W Borgan who has Just Ineii discharged from the ariny has been granted a temporary license to ride He will be employed by AA Gartli GartliSir Sir Bartgn was withdrawn from U e Kcnner Bedwcll believing Milkmaid good enough to win Sir Barton is probably being reserved for a richer stake Trainer Beelwell had little confidence in War Pennant winner of the first race it being his1 first appearance this year after recovering from hoof trouble Commander Ross had just a sentimen ¬ tal wager on War Pennant Hardly a cigaret is the way lie explained it Mr Bed well was not at all confident said Mr Ross but I was more titan pleased to see him run tlie race he did only just getting back into harness harnessJohn John Sanford will open his stables next Saturday between1 noon und 2 oclock for the inspection of the yearlings he will offer at auction in the FasigTipton sales ring in the near future Preston Uurch who has them hi hand believes they are the best collection as a whole that will be under the hammer this year Orlando Jones one of the old school of racing folks around New York is here and located at the Aendlg cottage He will remain for the season after which he will return to his home at Seagate SeagateNearly Nearly all the owners of fashionable stables will be here this week topict up yearlings that will l e offered at ihe sales Inspections are beiiisf made every Hay of tlie youngsters by prospectiy J Iwyers Several of the Kentucky breedors will retain their yearlings this year and train them ow ¬ ing to the exceptionally rich purses thatare bolng offered these days by the racing associations

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