Triumphs and Surprises: Prudery Gives Observers a Shock in the Travers Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-21


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TRIUMPHS AND SURPRISES . : Prudery Gives Observers a Shock in the Travers Stakes. . f Kai-Sang Wins a Deserved Victory in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes. . SARATOGA, X. Y August 20. A long deferred rich two-year-old stake victory for tin- Rancocas-owned Kai-Saug materialized this afternoon when he accounted for the Grand Union Hotel Stakes, worth,050 not. Adik-d luster fur tlie Kan cocas establishment was furnished when Kai-Snngs stable companion. William A., named fur thi internationally noted detective, AVilliam A. Pinkcrton, finished second, and following the pair came Pegasus. Thirteen .started in the race. Its result emphasized Morviehs superiority in the two-year-old colts division. Kai-Sang has been finishing second to Mor-vieh in those engagements lioth have filled here, and Morvich on each occasion lias proved Kai-Sangs master. There was no Morvich to chase today, eon-fceiiuciitly it enabled Fator tu keep Kai-Sang in close pursuit of Runstar. which, fleetest at the start, rushed into the lead promptly. The followers of the leaders were closely grouped in the first quarter. Violinist and Pegasus, the latter beginning from an extreme outer post posit ion. racing close up. Ruustar cracked when straightened away for the stretch racing, and Kai-Saug took up the runniup, but at the same time came a general closing up with AVilliam A. having come from far back to join Pegasus and Oil Man. the latter also being one of the tardy ones to leave the barrier, but Kai-Sang held to his task gamely and easily shook off William A., which in turn outstayed Pegasus. Oil Man followed, with the others fairly well strung out. They were an unruly band at the post and Miller, on .Tnhn K. Maddcns Deadlock, was kicked and forced to dismount, but he was able to resume the saddle after a brief rest. The historic Travers Stakes, which had its inception in 1814 and has been run annually, excepting in six different years, had in its decision today an outstanding surprise through the failure of the heavily supported Harry Payne Whitney owned Prudery to vanquish the Redstone Stables representative. Sporting Rlood. the only one to start witli iter in the race. Earlier in the afternoon the redoubtable Kancoeas-owiied Grey Lag was an announced starter, but, after his name being posted, trainer S. C. Hildreth changed his mind about sending him to the post. Rumors that the Whitney filly was not at her best were current, but this seemed likely to be disproved in the early running of the race, when Prudery took command under restraint and seemingly appeared to hold Sporting Rlocd safe. Ryko. on the latter, would not desist and kept asking Sporting P.lood for his best and kept him in close proximity to Prudery. Half of the race found the pair only a half length apart and just before passing the stretch turn Fator was forced to use his whip. Prudery responded briefly, but again Sporting RIood came persistently and in the last eighth the Whitney filly gave it up completely and left Sporting P.lood to score easily. The winners net portion of the money totaled .S10.27.". STEEPLECHASE TO LOWLY SYRDARYA. The best field that, could be mustered started in tile, Reverwyek Steeplechase Handicap, worth ?2.t.2." net. and it resulted in the humbling of Joyful, favorite, by the lowly Syrdarya. an extreme outsider, Soumangha. finishing in third place. The winner was always in the lead, followed closely by Joyful and the supporters of the latter had no misgivings when Syrdarya continued to show the way. even over the last hedge, for the general opinion prevailed that Joyful could wear him down at her leisure, but in the drive that followed Syrdarya held the filly safe and won by over a length. Joyful beat the others off. The race was without mishaps, all the starters fencing well and being in a compact group for the major part of tlie race. . The concluding race brought out the usual band or maiden two-year-olds. On this occasion they raced over the five-eighths route and it resulted iu a victory for Avispa. a well-intended "good thing," which barely succeeded in beating Rose Hill home by inches, with Oolong iu third place. The finish between the trio was a thriller, the last stride determining the result. The unlucky MeAtee wan again a victim and fell heavily, but luckily escaped injury. He was astride Exterminate and was well up with the leaders when the filly went down. The cause of the mishap could not be determined, but was attributed by the patrol judge to the filly having stumbled. The victory of Avispa was costly to the lawn operators. There was a bad jam of the rear guard in the race after the field had passed the first quarter iu which Column. Righeart, Galantman and Xedna figured extensively. Column had much the worst of it and came out of the race badly cut about the legs and. as a result, probably will not be raced again for the remainder of the year. The tnitcd States Army Officers nice, .at one mile, brought out six horses of the remount, service and it furnished a highly pleasing contest. Madelle, ridden by Maj. C. E. Stevenson, winning easily from Katie Canal, on which Capt. Harlwell Temple had the mount, and Rird Man, piloted by Capt. M. J. Rockwell, finishing third. DIMMESDALE SHOWS FINE SPEED. R. T. Wilson, Jr.s Dimmesdale, with Iator up. gave a pleasing exhibition of speed in the opener, for which Georgie was the favored one, with Frigate and St. Allan also considerably backed. Dimuies-dale and Georgie were both away poorly at the start, but Dimmesdale was fastest in settling into his stride and in going after the leaders. On the stretch turn lie was in striking distance and, responding handsomely to his riders urging, wore War Xoto down and took command. In the last sivtecuth, however. Georgie loomed up with a great rush and forced the Wilson representative to his lwst to win. Georgio had little difficulty in taking second place, with War Note jnsl managing Continued on eighth page, TRIUMPHS AND SURPRISES Continued from first page. lt outstay Carpet Sweeper for thin! money. Todays attendance was easily the record of the meeting and compared well with the best that has witnessed racing over this Ions-established eourse. Persons prominent in all walks of life were conspicuous in the clubhouse reserved sections, private boxes, grandstand and paddock. Among the lacing enthusiasts noted were: Y. B. "Woodward. August Itelmont, Col. It. M. Williams, Jr.. S. Ilryee "Wing, Iierre I.orillard, Edward Simms, II. V. Sinclair, Payne "Whitney. II. 1. "Whitney, "W. S. Kilmer, Thomas F. Monaghan. E. K. Bradley, "Big" Bill Edwards, Gordon Grand, Edgar P. Murphy, J. K. h. Boss, W. 1. Fraser, Morton Li. Schwartz. "W. .T. Salmon, Joseph E. "Widener, It. T. "Wilson. Major B. L. Gerry, Tlieodore Knapp, George II. Bull, Mont fort .Tones, William G. Street, Leonard Beplogle. E. J. Bruen, John A. Drake, A. B. Hudson. Clarence McCormick. Ed I... Smith, E. Clarence Jones, J. S. Cbsden, Lawrence "Waterbury. Clarence Kilmer. Senator F. M. Kavanaugh and Charles A. Stoneliam. It was the first, appearance of Senntor Kavanaugh. who represents Saratoga County, at the track this year and he said: "I would like to go on record as heartily approving of the sport as I find it conducted here at Saratoga under the auspices of the Jockey Club. It is not only a fine thing for the country from an economic standpoint, but it affords the people of this community, and the thousands of visitors from other parts of the country, a wholesome outing. Bacing gets the people out in the open and there is nothing more inspiring than a fine contest between well-bred horses. It is worthy of the support of the best elements of society." The Grcentree Stable bought the jumping mare Sonmangha before the running of the Bevcrwyck Steeplechase for $,",000 and she carried the colors of the Long Island sportswoman in that race. The winner was used as a hack before she was bought for Sl,.r,00 by James Healey. Jockey F. "Wilson again came into disfavor with the stewards for rough riding and was suspended for five days after dismounting Frigate in the opener. This is the second time "Wilson has suffered suspension for rough riding at this meeting, having previously been given ten days by the stewards for a similar offense that resulted also in the disqualification of his mount after finishing first. Jockeys Ijyke, Schuttinger and S. Bullmau will not ride again at this meeting, having been suspended for the remainder of the racing here by starter Cassidy today for disobedience at the post. The horses of T. J. Iendergast and Mose Lowen-stein were shipped to Latonia tonight. Dr. Clark, for which Mose Goldblatt paid ?13,000, went in the .same car. Jockey F. Smith left for Latouia tonight. Jockey IT. Lunsford leaves for the same place tomorrow morning. Jockey James Butwell, v.ini came to ride Sweep By in the Grand Union Hotel Stakes, departed tonight for "Windsor, to rejoin the E. 3. McLean pl. nee-pit yfited that trainer John F. Schorr was goin along steadily with The Porter in his training, that racer liuv iiig recovered from the injury he sustained in his last race. The crack filly Dream of Allah is also training in fine xtyle. These two ami four others will be taken by trainer Schorr to Belmont Park to be raced at the -oming meeting. The remaining ones at "Windsor owned by Mr. McLean will be taken to Havre de Grace by assistant trainer James Mooney. It. A. Smith bought today privately from J. II. Bosetcr, Cape Hilar, Montalvo and Merchant Marine. J. T. Ixincy of Lexington, whose horses are resting until the opening of the Kentucky tracks, was ati arrival today and will remain until the close of the meeting. The nine yearlings that A. J. Goldsborough bought for th.e account of Charles A. Stojieham will be shipped to Graveseud at the close of the racing here and be given their first racing lessons. Keoghs iujuries are apparently graver than was eipcctcd and anxious friends were not permitted in his presence this morniug. Koogh complained after his fall of difficulty in breathing and it is feared that one of his lungs might have been injured. Admiral Cary T. Grayson, who is expected here tomorrow, will give the rider a thorough examination. Martin Nathanson. secretary of the Havana track and Havre de Grac was an arrival here this morning to confer with Frank J. Bruen, general manager of the Havana track, and also to do some missionary work in behalf of the Havre de Grace Stakes. Mr. Bruen will announce the Havana racing plans shortly. Trainer "Walter B. Jennings will ship the A. K. Maeomber horses to Belmont Park Monday. J. C. Milam today sold the two-year-old Santa Clara to John E. Madden. The latter also purchased Lunetta from J. J. Hallcnbeck. Madden bred both of these fillies and it is his intention to use them for stud matrons when their racing days are over. Sam Louif today received a letter from "W. A. Bnrttschcll, who has been ill since April. He slated that at the rate he is convalescing he will be able to resume training the J. It. Skiuker horses when the Maryland autumn racing season opens.

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