Numerous Arrivals at SPA: Saratoga Already Taking on Real Racing Appearance-All the Horses in Good Health, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-22


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NUMEROUS ARRIVALS AT SPA Saratoga Already Taking On Real Racing Appearance All the Horses in Good Health. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. 1.. July 21. With the arrivals of numerous horsemen and regular followers of the thoroughbred from Empire City and other points, this little city is beginning to take on a real racing appearance. This morning again found both the main track and the Oklahoma track the seen of much active training, with a number of horses making their first appearance of the season. Pleasant weather prevailed and the big track was never in better condition. R. T. AVilson, head of the racing association, was a visitor at the course, and he expressed himself as being well pleased with the outlook. He went over the entire plant and viewed the numerous improvements which are under way. The stables of Frank Farrell, in charge of William AVallace, and Edward F. Simms, under the care of trainer Roy Walden, came in from Empire City. James AV. McClelland was an arrival from the same place. John "Dutch" Jones brought the division of H. C. "Bud" Fishers which remained at Belmont Park up by van from the Long Island track. The other end, in charge of trainer Alex B. Gordon, will come from Empire City within a few days. J. C. Milam was an arrival from his home in Lexington, Ky. His horses have been here for several days. Milam returned to Lexington from Latonia to put three yearlings in training at the Kentucky Jockey Club course while he acquired the interest that Miss E. Rodgers owned in a yearling brother of Rangoon, a colt by Light Brigade Lardella, and this youngster is now the joint property of J. C. Milam and J. N. Camden. Jockey AValter Taylor was an arrival from Windsor. He will ride here for Frederick Johnson. This turfman is well supplied with riders, as he has J. D. Mooney under engagement Steve Judge is training the C. W. Clark horses here during the absence of trainer George Ar. Barnes, who is in Louisville, Ky., on a business mission. Jockey Mack Garner was unable to accept the offer to ride Firebrand tomorrow in the International Handicap at Kenilworth because of his duties with the Milam stable here. Trainer T. L. Pierce sought to press jockey Taylor into service, but the latter also was forced to decline. Second call on Garners services for the coming Saratoga meeting has been obtained by Montfort Jones. Dr. R. AV. McCulley paid a hurried visit here, spending only part of one day. He came up to look over a couple of horses suffering from various injuries. The general health of the thoroughbreds here is excellent I and superintendent William Clare declares j the epidemic which struck numerous other tracks this year is conspicuous by its absence here. "I do not know of a single sick horse on the grounds," said Clare, "and some of those which came from other places in none too good health have recovered rapidly."

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