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AN OFF DAY AT SARATOGA Few-of the Higher Class Horses Seen in Action. Modo Takes Troy Selling Stakes Bunting- Runs Like Coming Star Knot Beaten. - 1 S A 1 SATO OA, X. Y.. August 1.". George Odom bud his patience rewarded this afternoon when Iiis colt Modo, won of Rrumincl Pnnolln, accounted easily for llio Troy Stakes under selling conditions :uid .having a not value of ,175 to thy winner. The Rancocas-owned I!iid;in:i was the runner up, Avitli Rantry Pass in third place. There were six starters, with Rudana and the Whitney-owned Yankee Maid held in higher regard than the others, Modo coming in for but scant consideration, excepting by his connections. With a possible view to having Modo improve ill post manners. Odom sent, him to the barrier minus blinkers, with which he iiad been equipped in several of his more recent races, but while the change might have worked an improvement in his running, it did not help him much at the start. He left the post awkwardly and at such a slow Duco thai lie was far from the leaders when the first eighth had been traveled. Itudaiia, with a good display of speed, raced into a good lead, pursued by Yankee Maid and Rantry lass. The latter gave it up when rounding into the stretch, and at this stage Modo found his stride and, coming; with, great speed in the last eighth, steadily wore Rudana down to ultimately win going away, lluilillm .was easily second best. There was a big falling off in attendance this afternoon and the racing offering on the whole did not leave much to enthuse over. The Troy Ntnkes, from a monetary viewpoint, easily led as the feature, but the "Walervliet Handicap at a lujle proved the better race and more interesting, on account ;f the better grade of starters. It developed a spirited struggle between the Rnncocas-owccj Thunderclap, carrying 135 pounds, and Admiral 0. T. Graysons Knot. The pair staged an exceptionally interesting duel through 1 lie stretch, with tlie winner in doubt until the last stride. Thunderclap responding gamely to Sarnies hard riding, and winning by a scant head. Thunderclaps showing was the more noteworthy from the fact that he ran his mile in 1:37,. ANOTHER PROBABLE WHITNEY STAR. Hurry Payne Whitneys limiting, which in a previous race disappointed badly, ran in todays final race like a crack of the future and beat his opponents in a canter by a margin at tiie disposal Of his rider, Fator. He raced into the lead promptly and disposed of Santa Clare, which tried to race him before three-eighths had been traversed. Thereafter it was play for him and he finished the five and a half furlongs in 1:01 if,, the fastest Unit this distance has been run in during this meeting and which is only one-fifth of a second off from the track record made by Tuscaloosa in 1118. Dexterous, an outsider, furnished a surprise of the nice by outstaying Snob II. after a hard drive for second place?. The latter pair began faultily and closed a big gap in the stretch. The mile race, fifth on the card, round Sportiboy, ridden by Sande and favorite, failing to get part of the purse and never figuring seriously at any Stage. Killala began fast and war, always in command of the situation, shaking off challenges ill turn from Dartmoor and Court View and outstaying Scotland Yet in the final drive. Sportiboy and Secret Greetings, the latter fairly well supported, were out of it in the first eighth. Sportiboy made up some ground in the middle half mile of racing, but Secret Greetings finished i the rear. Kobert Oliver, which was a storm center of last Wednesdays nice and now under investigation by the stewards of the National Hunt and Steeple CIlUGC Association, was again favored and this time rewarded the confidence of his supporters. He was ridden by Hunt, who displaced 1. Rrndy, his former rhler. l-niisc of being also trained by .Tames Ilealey, Algardi was coupled with Robert Oliver. Algardi and Surf dominated the early running, fencing and showing in the lead alternately, but never far from each other, with New Haven closest until he fell at the club house jump in the second time around the course. Doublet, well liked, and Kobert Oliver acted as whippers-in until approaching the last four jumps, where botli moved forward with a rush and displaced Algardi from the lead. IJut Doublet began tiring shortly afterward and made it easy for Kobert Oliver to win, with his stablemate. Algardi, in second place. Doublet was far in front of fjurf, which had blundered badly at the last hedge. Rosen, on New Haven, was not hurt by his fall and scrambled back in the saddle to resume the race with New Haven after he caught him. There were fifteen starters in the opener, fashioned under French claiming conditions, and they proved an unwieldly band at the start, several of them getting away poorly. Jock Scot, one of the more favored ones, was lucky in being one of the advance guards at the start and Sande, who rode him, was additionally fortunate in succeeding in getting him through next to the inner rail, which enabled him to race into a long lead at once and he was never headed. Sagacity and Perigoiirdine fought it out stubbonrly for second place and finished in the order named. Frizlct and Iahaska, the choice In the race, were both away poorly and never cut much figure in the racing. ARMY RACE NEXT SATURDAY. Secretary Kurlocker has placed on the program for August HO a race for horses the Iwma fide . property of army officers of the United States L and to be ridden by officers of the regular army in uniform. It is for three-year-olds and over. F mid uuder the conditions thrce-year-ohls are to carry 135 pounds and the others 100 pounds. The distance is a mile, and it is expected that cou-tddcrable rivalry will develop between the officers III Washington and those located at West Point .Continued on lecoud iLo. AN OFF DAY AT SARATOGA Continued from first page. and Governors Island. Thoroughbreds make the best officers mounts and there are a number of fair performers on the flat owned by those who have been prominent in the Federal remount service. The contest ought to be interesting and a novelty to the visitors at "Saratoga. The United Hunts Racing Association, of which H. A. Buck is the secretary, has announced a days racing at Belmont Park Terminal on Thursday, September 1, at which there will be races acioss country and on the flat. T. E. Crist claimed the gelding Whalebone out of the first nice, a French claiming affair for ,200. This is one of the few horses by the Kentucky Derby winner AlIan-a-Dale now racing. He was bred by Watson Webb in Vermont, where Allan-a-Dale stood as a hunter sire for some time. Mr. Davis secured him at the sale held at Dolans Riding Academy for 00, intending him for a hunter, but the good trials the colt displayed in private and his dislike to fence caused him to be raced on the flat. Mose Goldblatt today purchased Dr. Clark from Harry Payne Whitney for the reported price of 3,000. He will be shipped to Latonia on next Saturday witli the stables of T. J. Pendergast and Mose Lowenstein, to join the remainder of the Goldblatt outfit, which is summering there. P. M. Burch tonight ended his long and honorable career with the John Sanford stable, his resignation taking effect at the end of todays racing. Almost one of his last acts with the establishment with which he made such an excellent reputation was to saddle a winner, Killala in the fifth race. Butch announced during the Empire City meeting that he would terminate his career here with the Sanford stable, but held on until the middle of the month. Trainer H. Hughes is now in entire charge of the Sanford horses. Lucullite and Stromboli will probably not be raced again. Both were sent to Rancocas Farm at Jobs-town, X. J., yesterday, accompanied by Sunflash II. and eleven yearlings. Jockey J. Pelz was informed this morning that he could accept mounts on eastern tracks, having been granted a temporary license. There was a steady departure of Kentucky breeders yesterday and this morning. They expressed great satisfaction with results of the recent yearling sales. The first horse to change hands In one of the so-called French claiming races here was Whale-Ixuie, which was taken out of the first race todav by T. E. Crist for ,200.