Rest Has Done Sir Barton Good, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-26


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REST HAS DONE SIR BARTON GOOD SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., August 25. Turf followers here are wondering whether or not they will See Sir Barton in a race here before the meeting closes. He went into retirement after his defeat by Purchase nt Aqueduct. Three weeks ago he was put in training. In his work he is doing as well as he did early this year, when he earned the reputation of being the greatest thoroughbred in America. His. victories in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, Belmont and Withers earned him a high place on the championship ladder, and even his defeat by Purchase did not knock him down many steps. The rest he received is likely to do him a lot of good and there is reason to believe he will coine back to the races before the end of the meeting and give even the mighty Purchase a hot battle for the three-year-old honors of the j-ear. Sir Barton is not a good work horse. He refuses to do his best in trials, and in order to make him work it .is necessary for his trainer to arrange a race for him in the morning. All of his best work has been done while racing against a. relay team composed of Billy Kelly, Cudgel and Foreground.

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