Tuning Up at Saratoga: Plenty of Activity at the "Ascot" of America-Stars of the Turf Gather for August Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-21


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TONING UP AT SARATOGA Plenty of Activity at the "Ascot" of America Stars of the Turf Gather for August Meeting. SARATOGA SPRINGS, X. Y., July 20. There was plenty of activity at both the main track and the Oklahoma training course this morning. Slore horses were out for exercise gallops than at any time since last year and a number of them indulged in sharp moves. The main track was rolled yesterday afternoon and it wa3 in excellent condition as a result. The E. B. SIcLean stable, in charge of trainer John F. Schorr, came in from Belmont Park today. It numbered ten head. Spalding Jenkins string of five arrived from the same place. Harry Payne Whitneys large band here was increased by eight horses which James Rowe, Jr., brought in yesterday. The western contingent here is larger than ever this year. It embraces the stables of E. R. Bradley, H. H. Hewitt, Slontfort Jones, Desha Breckinridge, J. C. Slilam, T. K. Pcn-dergast, C. W. Clark and several others. Trainer Kay Spence arrived by motor and took charge of the Jones horses. W. Covington, who brought them here from Kentucky, returned to Latonia, where he will summer those which will not be raced until autumn. HIGH CLOUD IN TRAINING. High Cloud, for which Jones recently paid 0,000, is galloping soundly after a long siege of illness and will be ready for the early racing here. The same applies to Rockminis-tcr, which went amiss while being prepared for the Kentucky Derby early in the spring. Sliss Joy, winner of three stakes hero last year as a two-year-old, is another that will be in condition for an early start. Jockey J. D. Slooney came in from Empire City. His contract was recently transferred to Frederick Johnson by James B. Smith. Jockey Slack Garner is in receipt of a request from trainer T. L. Pierce to journey to Kenilworth Park, Windsor, to ride Firebrand in a stake Saturday. The J. IT. Rosseter horse3 which raced throughout the spring season in Kentucky under care of trainer William SIcDaniel were the latest arrivals from the Blue Grass state. They will be campaigned in the East for the remainder of the year. The steeplechase course of the main track has not been opened yet and the jumpers are forced to use the Oklahoma track for schooling purposes. There is plenty of steeplechase material on hand for the coming meeting. EXTERMINATOR IS READY. Old Exterminator seems to have regained his good form, after a much-needed rest following his defeat in the Independence Handicap at Latonia under the crushing impost of 140 pounds. Recently he worked a mile in 1 :42 and is sure to be the same old reliable when he is started again. Sunreigh is another that is attracting a great deal of attention, but Wayland has not done a great deal with him yet owing to the fact that he was a sick colt in the spring. Sallys Alley, another of the Kilmer string that has already proved her worth, is another that is training remarkably well and she promises to make her way among tho two-year-old fillies. Bunting, the Futurity winner, and Whisk-away, of he H. P. Whitney string, are both doing exceedingly well for Rowe and all signs point to a most successful August for the light blue and brown cap. William Karrick is one of the busiest of the Saratoga trainers with the big string that he is training for W. R. Coe and thost from his far West farm are sure to play an important part in the sport. The Frederick Johnson band, including Possible, Carnarvon and Certain, are others that are making ready for an early start at the meeting. A. J. Goldsborough, who has not had his full measure of success with the horses of C. A. Stoneham, owing to a persistent run of bad luck, which included tho breaking down of the good handicap horse Yellow Hand, is training his string over the Oklahoma track and it is more than likely there will be a break for the better in his racing fortunes. Pillory. Richard T. Wilsons Preakness winner, is another of the notables that is doing well in his prepartion for the Saratoga racing, and while he never was much of a work colt he is looking exceedingly well. William Garth is keeping busy with the J. S. Cosden string that he has and one that has attracted attention is Good Times. Henna and Crochet are two others that are ready for the races. Of the westerners on hand Startle is a filly that will keep the best of the three-year-olds of her sex busy. Another good one from Kentucky is Anna M. Humphrey, the daughter of Peter Quince that has already proved her worth under racing silks.

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