Racing At Its High Tide: Remarkable Yearling Prices Reflect Turfs General Prosperity.; Strong Demand for Ready-Made Racers--John Sanford Curtailing Turf Operations., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-08


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RACING AT ITS HIGH TIDE Remarkable Yearling Prices Re ¬ flect Turfs General Prosperity strong Demand for ReadyMade Racers John Sanford Curtail ¬ ing Turf Operations BY T K LYNCH SARATOGA SPRINGS X Y August 7 That rnclSgi has i train ioine into its own was plainly evident by the remarkable sale held here Wednes ¬ day night when record averages were obtained by auctioneer Frank Bain of the FaslgTipton Com ¬ pany This looks like old times was a remark frequently expressed by some of the older horsemen uid trainers gathered about the sales ring It looks like a case of money being no object when one of the wealthy patrons of the sport takes a fancy to a particular thoroughbred Judging by the prices obtained for some of the yearlings sold it is not an extravagant statement to make that Man o War would have brought 100000 had he been offered at this particular sale Everyone appeared to be in the buying mood moodThere There is also a strong demand for readymade racers and following the sale of the threeyear old Sennings Park to Larry Waterbury for 25000 a few days ago comes the report1 that Mortimer L ScJuMBtifc viH probablymncbane tlie goody baadtaap iriorse Valor Otto Steifcl has turned down several flattering offers for the filly Miss Jemima and last night O A Bianchi sold the Golden Garter stallion Jim Gaffney to Arthur B Hancock for 25000 So taking it all in all it certainly ap ¬ pears as if the sport is finnly established and that jt will continue to increase in popularity popularityFINE FINE OPPORTUNITY FOR JHC GAFFNEY GAFFNEY3Ir 3Ir Hjmcock is much pleased with his new pur ¬ chase Jim Gaffney and with the opportunities that this horse will get he predicts that he will be right at the top in the list of winning sires Last year twelve of the get of this horse won no less than thirtyfour races and his percentage was as good as any stallion in this country Mr Bianchi was reluctant to part witli the horse and had he a farm of his own in Kentucky he never would Jiave sold him There are several other breeders in the market for stallions and W Speak whose Tea Caddy appears to have caught tiie fancy of some has turned down some offers for this young horse horseAfter After the Ullimus Tsarina colt was knocked lown to W V Thraves for 24500 J O Keene said that lie was mighty sorry that he had not included the seven colts and three fillies he has at the IKeeneland Stud in his shipment here They are sis fine a looking band of yearlings as any breeder in Kentucky can boast of and without taking any ¬ thing from the Ultimus colt I sold last night I can safely say that he has nothing in appearance nr conformation on five of the colts by Luke McLuke that I have at my farm Keenes statement was Touched for by some of the other breeders who nre here from the Blue Grass State StateVOTES VOTES TO BE SOLD IN FBANCE FBANCEIt It looks as if John Sanford contemplates cur tailing his operations on the turf if one is to judge from the fact tlfat he is disposing not only of all of nis young horses in this country but the entire liand of brood mares weanlings yearlings and the stilliou Voter which he has in France The last Jiaincd have been advertised to le sold by auction sit Deauville August 20 Deanville is the Saratoga of France What mares Preston Burch is training Jor Mr Sanford this year will l e sent back to 3Iurricaia and bred next spring to The Curragh CurraghMrs Mrs Smith wife of the governor was a visitor nt the course yesterday and viewed the running of the races from Mr II K Knapps box boxJack Jack Laxton one of the big operators on the Canadian circuit joined the big delegation of turf ¬ men from across the border who are here for the meeting meetingThomas Thomas McDowell received a wire yesterday from Jxxington that the syndicate which had purchased tthat part of Ashlands known as the Slashes had jlisposed of twothirds of the property at a price which shows a profit of 100000 on the investment investmentJockey Jockey W J OBrien has signed to ride for the Tmitern turfman Lee Krb and will leave for Lex ¬ ington at the conclusion of the Saratoga meeting Krb came east last spring and claimed the two use ¬ ful sprinters Subahdar and High Cost Since his ar ¬ rival here he lias added the threeyearold fillies Jorice and Fifl II to his string The last two named were secured from M Goldblatt who pur ¬ chased them of Einil Hens a short time back Erb himself leaves for Kentucky tomorrow Bub May made his first appearance at the themeeting meeting this afternoon after spending a week in inthe the mountains On his arrival here he was taken takentiown tiown with an attack of indigestion but has en tirely recovered Willie Shields acting for E R Thomas has se Coutinued on second page EACJNG AT ITS HIGH TIDE Continued from first page u d an option on several racers among them the Canadianbred Doleful DolefulCharles Charles Ilouissoii whose name has been used in connection with the purchase of several horses in tended for steeplechasefs is a member of tlie French High Cohimission arid a gentleman rider of some note in France where he held u license as a gentleman rider since 1910 M Boulsson has applied for a gentlemen riders license in this country which will be granted He Is an enthusiastic horseman and will go into steeplecliasing on rather rfn extensive scale scaleThere There will lie a riiPoHngr ofthiv National Steeple diiixe Association In 1li 4 Mnlihrniw hpre tomiirrnw liMlalNO u ineutlnirAiftlM UnilrA Hunts J R Mncomber a member of the Boston Cliamber otiConimercey is uuother newcomer in steeplecliasing lit rcaHlionsli liis colors havebeen seen quite fre jBcutyut tU Brookline meetings

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