Long-Distance Racing Featured: Races at Other than Sprinting Distances Included in Saratogas Final Weeks Program, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-22


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LONG-DISTANCE RACING FEATURED Races at Other Than Sprinting Distances Included in Saratogas Final Weeks Program. BY EDWARD W. COLE. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 21. Conditions for the closing weeks racing here have been issued and the purses are about the same as usual. With the exception of Thursday next there is a long distance race every day ranging from a mile and an eighth to a mile and three-quarters, the latter being the Saratoga Cup. Several stakes will be decided, including the Troy Selling Stakes, Huron Handicap, Adirondack Handicap, Amsterdam Selling Stakes. Snratoga Steeplechase Handicap, Hopeful, tho riclu-st two-year-old race of the year, and the Saratoga Cup. Tlie uncertain condition of the stock market has caused the clubhouse patrons to scatter to New York in considerable numbers. They will be back 011 Saturday. A canvass of tlie horsemen shows that possibly twenty-five per cent will ship direct to Maryland from here. This fact, with the Kentuckians returning to their homes, will reduce the fields considerably on the New York tracks in the fall. Jockey Erickson was unfortunate enough to have the mounts on both Straightforward and Vancouver, the two horses that were fatally injured this week. Neither horse fell with the boy, which he. says was due to his pulling them up immediately they showed signs of trouble. "When Straightforward broke his leg he just shivered," said Erickson, "and there is no question in my mind he would have won hut for the accident." Among the arrivals from New York was Russo Montalto, a well-known follower of the sport. Senor Montalto contemplates purchasing a few horses to sand to Cubaand-is-her,e looking for material. Here is one that a paddock wag pulled off: "It looks as if the Sarnnac Handicap should have been programmed as the Ormondale Handicap. The three horses that went to the post in this stake were all by Ormondale, and one of the others, which was withdrawn, Tetley, was also by the same sire." Reports have been circulated that Joseph Wide-ners ceiebrated horse Naturalist was ailing. Thos. Welch, his trainer, says that so far as he knows there is nothing whatever the matter with the horse.

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