Grey Lags Fast Work-Out: Does Mile and Quarter in 2:03 4/5 over Saratogas Main Course, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-29


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GREY LAGS FAST WORK OUT 9 Does Mile and Quarter in 2:03y5 Over Saratogas Main Course. Steeplechasers Schooled Through the Field Big Influx of Horsemen and Visitors. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y.. July 23. Outrunning Mad Hatter by a good margin from start to finish Grey Lag. star handicap performer of the Rancocas Stable, turned in a sensational work-out over the route of one and one-quarter miles on the main track here this morning when he covered the distance in 2:03. The son of Star Shoot Miss Minnie finished in resolute style and . his performance was the conversation of all horsemen and work watchers for the remainder of the day. He did not appear the least bit distressed after his fast gallop and was not long in cooling out to the satisfaction of trainer Samuel C. Hildreth. Grey Lag and Mad Hatter began at the half-mile post, but they did not remain together long. Grey Lag ran the first quarter in 2ZVs. half in 4S5f three-quarters in 1:12 and the mile in 1:37. He seemed eager to run and his rider gave him his way about it the greater part of the gallop. Both Grey Lag and Mad Hatter are eligible for the Saratoga Handicap, to be run on the opening day of the meeting next Tuesday, and in all probability the two of them will go to the post The former will have to shoulder 130 pounds in the stake, but he had this much weight up in his trial this morning. Mad Hatter was timed in 2:07b this morning. The steeplechase enthusiasts again turned out in force and a number of horses were schooled through die field. Practically every candidate for the Shillelah Steeplechase, one of the opening day features, was out. Unlike yesterday, when practically all the horses fenced faultlessly, quite a few fell thi3 morning. HOTELS ALREADY CROWDED. More visitors came into Saratoga today than on any day this year to date, and included among them many who journeyed from Empire City. The hotels are rapidly filling up and the city has taken on a real racing atmosphere. Racing secretary A. McL. Earlocker arrived last night and was on the job bright and early this morning. He opened the down town office of the racing association. Colonel W. E. Applegate was an arrival from Cincinnati, where he rested up since the close of the Kentucky season. He came by motor. E. R. Bradley came in from Empire City, where he sojourned for a few days after a vacation of several weeks spent in Colorado. He found his horses in excellent condition. Most of the Bradley thoroughbreds here have been on the shelf since early spring. Mose Cossman, agent for the Bradley establishment, who underwent an operation in a Cincinnati hospital some time back, made the journey here from Chicago. He is convalescing rapidly. RAIN HELPS THE TRACKS. It rained hard here for some little time last night, but instead of changing track conditions for the training gallops, as was generally expected, it improved the courses at both the main and Oklahoma training tracks and they were faster than on any previous day this year. A large number of horses were out at both places, but not many were set down for real good worlcs, as most of them were given good gallops yesterday. Those that were sent along, however, showed good speed as a rule, especially the two-year-olds. John S. Ward came in from Windsor, accompanied by W. V. Walsh. The Ward and Roscoe Goose horses are en route from Canada here. The jockey colony was increased by the arrival of E. Scobie, who came from Maple Heights, O., Carl Studor, Earl Pool, G. W. Carroll and Russell McDermott. A large number of horses came in from Empire City today. Andy Blakely brought 12 ; Sanford Stud Farm, 7 ; Greentree Stable, Scott Harlans division, 14 ; R. I. Miller, 4 ; R. T. Wilson. 8, and John E. Madden, 10. In addition to these there was a carload made up of small stables. Several carloads of yeailings arrived from Lexington this morning. The August Belmont consignment, numbering 18, was unloaded. Arthur B. Hancock had one car from his Claiborne Stud ; John Morris had another car from his Bosque Bonita Stud, while another car was from Hal Price Head-leys farm. The youngsters stood the trip in fine style and no sickness was reported among them. Owner Hancock arrived about the same time a3 his yearlings. His youngsters, most .Continued on twelfth pazcj GREY LAGS FAST WORK-OUT Continued from first page. of which were sired by Omar Khayyam, came in for a lot of comment from horsemen because of their splendid appearance. He purchased Omar Khayyam from Mrs. Louise Viau a short while back. Jockey Mack Garner departs for Empire City tomorrow morning to ride Dr. Clark in the stake there tomorrow afternoon for Mose Goldblatt He will return after the race.. John J. Flanagan was among the delegation from Empire City this afternoon.

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