Master Of Hurricana Stud To Retire: Impression Gains Ground that John Sanfords Colors Will Not Be Seen on Turf Next Year., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-09


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MASTER OF HURRICANA STUD TO RETIRE Impression Gains Ground thaf John Sanfords Colors Will Not Be Seen on Turf Next Year BY T K LYNCH LYNCHSARATOGA SARATOGA SPRINGS N Y August 8 Sur ¬ prise was expressed among horsemen and race followers at the sales ring here last night that John Sanford should dispose of some of the grandlooking yearlings that were in the consignment offered by the Hurricana Farm All know that Mr Sanford likes a highclass racer about as well as anyone and when the news came that he would disuse of all of his racers in France including his breeding stock besides His horses in training on this side the impression gained ground that he had decided to retire temporarily from the turf and that it was doubtful if his colors would be seen in action next year yearIf If this is the case it means of course that Pres ¬ ton Burch who has acted as adviser manager and trainer of the Sanford establishment for the past few years will seek another position Mr Burch is probably the best of the younger division of horse ¬ men in America and he comes by his skill honestly for Jiis father before him was and for that matter is one of Americas foremost trainers Preston Burch has been quite successful in ills chosen pro ¬ fession not only In France but in Italy as well where he won a great number of races previous to the war He trained some horses for Mr La Montague and also Mr Sanford on tiie other side besides several which raced in his own colors colorsIn In the event of Walter Jennings retiring at the end Sf the present year it would not be surprising to find Preston Burch trainer and manager of the A K Macomber stable As a matter of fact his name has already been mentioned as Mr Jennings successor and it certainly looks as if Mr Macqm ber has made a wise selection It is presumed that the stable will be strengthened by the addition of some promising young material There are some useful older horses in the string which should come to hand next year Walter Jennings since his connection with Mr Macomber has certainly had more than his share of tough luck Many of the most promising of the horses in the stable went wrong and considerable trouble was experienced with riders This of course is liable to happen in any stable but the Macomber establishment Appears to have been particularly unfortunate in this re ¬ spect Mr Macomber is too good a sportsman for the turf to lose and it is earnestly hoped that his colors will be seen in front more frequently in the future The Califojnian is one of the right sort Money has been no object when he took a fancy to a good horse and better still he has been In racing for sports sake alone and has never been in the limelight as a big operator from a betting angle It has never been a case of winning big wagers with Mr Macpmber but rather a matter of witnessing his colors carried to victory by a right gooil horse horseThe The many friends of S A Clopton will be pleased to Icarri of his improvement in health since his arrival from Empire City Although still confined to Iiis home on Nelson avenue Mr Clo ton is able to be sitting up and is gaining in strength every day He hopes to be able to be about in time for the opening of the fall meeting at Havre de Grace

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