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HEAVY TRACK AT SARATOGA Inchcape IVlakes His Debut and Wins From Slow Opponents. i . . j Devastation Brings Woe When Beaten by His Solitary Competitor Edwina Winner. SAUA TOGA. X. Y., August 12. Tin- first return on its "iO,MK investment came to 1 1 1 Kancocns Stable this afternoon when tliu record priced Inch-cape, making his dehut in the stables colors, con-linnoil his unbeaten record :unl won with consummate case in the mile dash, fifth on lie can!. His opposition was lowly, the conditions of the lace .ailing for non-winners of three races in their career. Its pattern was not designed for Inch-capes stripe, but it fitted and gave opportunity for him to have a stiff gallop under colors. His capabilities could not be judged by his peiTorm-nnee this afternoon, excepting that his showing is encouraging in regard to his probably training on. He moved away from his opponents with great case, and at one stage had a lead of nearly a sixteenth of a mile, but Sande took a restraining hold on him in the last sixteenth, and won at his leisure, Saddle King finishing in second place, a stones throw in advance of Court View, with the other starter, Vic, far distant. Inchcapes return to the scales was as closely scrutinized as his running, lie showed a bare trace of soreness, probably the result of a long absence from racing. His awkward front notion while. .ruiiiilngii!wasalsg a source of comment. Illclicape was at an opening price of 1 to 30, tile shortest price quoted against a starter since Man o War. There were few supporters for him at such odds. A heavy storm last night converted the track into deep mud and gave performers with a capacity for thin kind of going ample opportunity. The attendance again showed improvement, many new faces being noted in the clubhouse and the grand -Htuud, but the small fields and in several instances short-priced favorites caused a decreased in lawn activities. STEEPLECHASE FINE CONTEST. The steeplechase, in which maidens at this style of racing contested, had a healthier aspect than tlie preceding one and it culminated in a spirited, finish, witli Sea Scot only victor by a nose in the last strides over Wood ruff, with Surf in third place. Though eight started, only one mishap came, when llarrctt, on Ilumcot, slipped out of the saddle in his" effort to replace a stirrup. Sea Scot was best and had he failed it would have been due to the fault of his rider, who rode him faultlessly until sit the last jump, where he became rattled and allowed Sea Scot to run out anil lose much ground. In addition the rider had difficulty while fumbling for Ills whip. When he did settle down to ruling hard, he gave a reminder of Isaac Murphys whirlwind style and succeeded in driving his mount past "Woodruff in the last stride. Surf had been the early lender and had successfully withstood challenges until reaching the lust jump, where lie save way. The Hudson mile handicap, in which only Devastation and Iarader were the starters, caused the outstanding incident of the afternoons racing in the defeat of the overwhelming favorite Devastation. Iarader had been bought by T. K. lendergast prior to the race for a reported price of ,000 and an additional ,5110 if he won. He was ridden by the diminutive Scobie. under contract io rtay Npenee, but riding here for John K. Madden. Fa tor had the mount on Devastation and he made the blunder of underrating Scobies ability, as well as Pnrad-ers prowess. The latter was in a running mood and quickly took a good lead, but it appeared that Devastation could head him at any time and Fa tor seemingly was of this belief, for lie continued to indulge Iarader unnecessarily until straightened nwny for the stretch drive, where he called on Devastation, but the latter did. not respond with the ease expected and his many backers were dismayed when Fator resorted to his whip. Iarader and Scobie, however, would not be denied and Devastation just failed of getting up by inches. Failure of the time flag to be dropped in the race caused no official time of the race to be taken. WEIGHT BEATS PEN ROSE. A seven-eighths race for fillies and marcs conditioned to bring out some of the better grade resulted in seven good ones going to the post, with Icn Kosc heavily backed and List. Straw also coming in for more than passing attention. Ten-Lee receded in the odds ami Edwina received tentative support from her owner. Ten-Lees high early speed caused her to race into a long lead iu a flash and she showed the way, seemingly under restraint, and appeared a ceitain winner when turning for home, but just when her prospects appeared rosiest she tired badly and quit, being passed in turn by Ten Kose and List Straw. This, pair bpemed to have it between them in the last sixteenth, but just then Kdwina came witli a rush mid. overhauling the leaders, won with great case, Last Straw taking second place from len Kose, tlu latter finding her impost of 12t! pounds burdensome near the end. The big price selling race at live and a half furlongs, for two-year-olds, found the Kancocas-owncd Itestraint a desirable parcel and an early stampede occurred, as a result of eagerness on part of her supporters. Wisdom here was sadly astray, for the; Ally ran disappointingly and failed of getting a portion of the purse. She flattered during the early running by following Hud Fishers Kvil closely and on the stretch turn appeared abb. to take the lead, but instead dropped back out of contention completely. It. T. Wilson, .Ir.s Duncecap, moving up swiftly in the last eighth, raced by Kvil and took the purse in easy style.- Kvil stayed well and accounted for second place, with the fast-coming Clansman heading the others. The concluding race was disastrous for the Ken-lllcMnus, who regarded Santa Mara as almost a Jootluued oil eighth, page.l HEAVY TRACK AT SARATOGA Continued from first page. certainty and supported her confidently. She failed dismally. Koulette winning with ease from Yankee Maid, with Exterminate following in third place. It was Santa Claras first appearance here and she seemed to bis handicapped by the muddy going. John E. Madden and Mont fori Jones this afternoon concluded negotiations for the transfer of Sir Barton, which they purchased from J. K. L. Itoss at a big ligure and intend him for breeding purposes. It has not been fully determined yet whether he will be shipped to Mr. Jones farm in Virginia or to Hamburg Place, near Lexington, Ky. James W. Wadsworth, chairman of tin; Xew York State 1 taring Commission, was among the visitors today. James Butler, president of the Empire City truck, was also among the newcomers. President Itichard T. Wilson of the Saratoga Association will be the nost at a dinner to be given at his home "Hillcrest" on North Broadway tomorrow night to the members of the New York State Itaeing Commission. Among the guests invited are the members of Ihe Kentucky State Itaeing Commission, the Maryiand State Itaeing Commission and others connected with these bodies in an official capacity. It is understood that matters pertaining to the turf and its perpetuation will be discussed informally at the dinner, which will be one of the features of a splendid meeting. Major Thomas C. McDowell, member of the Kentucky State Itaeing Commission, was among todays arrivals. He plans to spend only a few days here. His horses have been transferred to Latonia to await the opening there on September 3. Mose Goldblatt and Bobby Bower came from Cincinnati by automobile. The Goldblatt string also is resting at Latonia. H. C. Fisher purchased a yearling brother to his good colt Violinist at private sale from John E. -Madden. The remaining surplus money from recent runups will be -used up tomorrow by making the purses in the first, fifth and sixth races ,230 each. Jockey I. Barrett was suspended for the remainder of the meeting for an unsatisfactory ride on Pluni-cot in the steeplechase. The rider lost a stirrup and the officials held that he deliberately jumped off the horse. They gave as their reason for. their drastic action that to let him escape even though his equipment became defective, would prove an incentive to other steeplechase jockeys to follow his example at their leisure. William P. Itiggs, moving spirit of the Maryland Jockey Club, was an arrival today for a brief visit. From here he will go to Timouiuui Park, near Baltimore, to assist in the preparations for the annual fair and race meeting which opens there the first week in SeptemlMT. Mr. Biggs was averse to discussing the racing situation in Maryland at the present lime, other than to say that in his opinion the Maryland Slate Itaeing Commission will in all probability appeal to the legislature for the power to make it mandatory upon the various race tracks in that state to recognize licenses granted by the commission. A. A. Iteilly came up from Xew York for a short visit. He sent a yearling filly here by Hruuimel .Tosie A. for Andy Blakely to tram. Josie A., which is at J. S. Barbees farm near Lexington, Ky., now has a chestnut weanling filly by Camp-fire at her side. Mr. Keilly fornurly raced an extensive stable. The Wrack Desirous colt, which was bought Thursday night by T. J. Healey, was for James Butlers account. The yearlings purchased by It. A. Smith and by C. Buxton will be transferred toon to Smiths farm near Newark. Del., where their initial racing lessons will begin. Smith has a good half-mile track on his farm.