Saratoga Shipments Under Way: Horse Colony at the Spa Fast Thinning Out-Comment on High-Priced Selling Races, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-26


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SARATOGA SHIPMENTS UNDER WAY Horse Colony at the Spa Fast Thinning Out Comment on High-Priced Selling Races. BY EDWARD W. COLE. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 25. Horses are thinning out rapidly from this district. Stables are going away every day as fast as shipping can be arranged. Louis Feustel sent thirty-three head of the Glen Riddle Farm and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffords collection to the Glen Riddle Farm in Pennsylvania Sunday. These included yearlings of recent purchase as well as older horses that are being turned out for the remainder of the year, or rested up possibly until the late fall meetings in Maryland. Both stables still have a few horses left here for racing during the closing week of the meeting. One of the late arrivals is Barney Sehreiber, who came on from St. Louis just to pay his respects to the old place. He contemplates selling his stallion Jack Atkin, having had offers for him, but lias not yet decided to part with him unless lie can get the price lie thinks him worth. Judge Francis Nelson left Sunday for Long Island to visit a memberof liis family prior to his leaving for his -Toronto home. Race-goers will probably see Hannibal perform again before the close of the meeting. Everyone is hoping lie will meet Purchase, the crack three-year-old from the Hildreth barn. Jockey Joe Dryer, now under contract to F. D. Weir, is negotiating for his release. If it can be obtained lie will probably join the stable of Joseph Hawkins in Kentucky. Mike Daly will not race Mrs. Jeffords two-year-old Hoodwink again this year. He lias developed a Splint and is now on the Glen Riddle Farrii in Pennsylvania. "I sent Hoodwink and Golden Broom to the farm," said Mr. Daly, "but still have thirteen in training for the fall campaign and will have them at Belmont Park as soon us this meeting is over." Some of. the owners think that the Saratoga Association started the high-priced selling races at the wrong time, as many of the middle class handicap horses have left Saratoga. The 0,000 selling race scheduled for next Wednesday will prove ti value of high-priced selling races and give some sort of line just what to expect in the future. Mr. Frank Hitchcock, in commenting on the high priced selling races which are being tried this week, says: "It is experimental and we should all be willing to try anything that might improve the races. These races might result in satisfying contests both to Horsemen and the public,".

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