Latest Lexington Gossip: Dream Maker Sold for 0,000 Sweep II. Reaches Kentucky without Mishap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-01


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LATEST LEXINGTON GOSSIP Dream Maker Sold for 0,000 Sweep II. Reaches Kentucky Without Mishap. LEXINGTON, Ky., July 31. Major Thomas C. McDowell has sold the good two-year-old brown colt Dream Maker, by Manager Waite Dream Girl, by Voter, to Frederick Johnson of New York and he is to be shipped to Saratoga tomorrow in a car with the yearlings William B. Miller is sending to the sales from Beaumont Farm. The price is reported to have been 0,000. The splendid stallion Sweeper II., by Broomstick Ravello II., by Sir Hugo, which was leased by Joseph E. Widener from Mrs. Herman B. Duryea, now is at the Widener farm near this city, he having come in charge of Johnny Miller, the veteran shipper, who got him a short while after his arrival from France. Miller arrived here yesterday afternoon and the stallion was at once sent to the farm in a van. "He is one of the finest horses I have handled in a long experience," said Miller. Judge John T. Ireland is leaving here tomorrow morning for Winnipeg, Man., to officiate as presiding judge at the meeting which is to open there next Saturday for the usual seven days of racing under the Canadian law. Edward Cebrian is expected here tomorrow from San Francisco to see his thoroughbreds at Keenland Farm. He is sending ten yearlings to the sales at Saratoga and they are said by good judges to be among the best that will go from Kentucky to the Spa market this year. George Brooks, who has charge of the Cebrian thoroughbreds, a day or two ago sold the five-year-old bay mare Frivolity to Arthur Whito of Middleburg, Va., who bought her to be trained for jumping. She is by Von Tromp Illusion. White has her brother, Trompeur, and her sister, Lovenest. The former is a good jumper and the latter has been mated with Ed Crump. Johnnie Miller will leave hero tomorrow for New York with nine yearlings, five the property of A. L. Aste and four the property of Henry Watterson. They arc to be broken at Belmont Park and Jamaica. He will also have the brood mare Subdued and her foal in the car. The remainder of the load will be made up of saddle horses going to various parties. D Ever since the opening of the racing season there has been a complaint that the two-year-olds were of ordinary class. Those that hava been shown have been beating each other altogether too often. With the solitary exception of Bud Lerner none has been able to successfully give away weight. There will probably be a different story to tell of the juveniles before the Saratoga season is old. The Flash Stakes, to be run tomorrow, gives an idea of the two-year-olds that will play an important part in the August racing, f Seldom has there been a more representative field, when the different sections are taken into consideration. Kentucky, Maryland and New York are all well represented and the field, with its twenty-one eligibles named overnight, cannot fail to bring about a good contest. There was a sharp thunderstorm this afternoon that slowed up the track somewhat, but should no more rain come before post time the rain will have done little harm and it is safe to predict that the field of the Flash will both be a large and a fashionable one. One interest in the race is the promise that the silks of August Belmont, chairman of the Jockey Club, will be shown after a long absence from the important part they were wont to play in American racing. The Belmont eligible is Messenger, a handsome chestnut son of Fair Play and Mission. He has been working exceedingly well in preparation for the race. Joseph E. Widener is represented by Hell Gate and Purity and tne Riviera Stable also has two named in Great Man and High Prince, both of which have already been seen under silks. William Garth has only named Martingale, from the J. S. Cosden string, and the sole representative from tno Rancocas Stable is Aladdin. Kentucky is well represented by H. II. Hewitts Banter, J. C. Milams Dust Flower and E. R. Bradleys Idle Hour Farm nomi-ration Boys Believe Me. Samuel Ross of Washington has Toucana as his nomination and the Salubria Stable, from the same section, has Tuxedo, a son of Sunstar and Togs, named to bear its silks. Richard T. Wilson is represented by Wilderness, a chestnut ron of his Futurity winner Campfire and that good mare Genesta. Sandy Hatch, which is to bear the John E. Madden silks, and Bo McMillan, which races for Max Hirsch, are both well-known to New Yorkers for what they have accomplished. Bud Fishers handsome big chestnut Cartoonist is another of the fast ones. Altogether it is a Flash Stakes that should be worthy of the best traditions of the famous old race. The Saratoga Handicap will probably attract more attention than the Flash, although among the horsemen generally the 2-year-olds offer a more interesting problem. For Continued on twelfth pace. THEYRE OFF AT SARATOGA Continued from first pace. the handicap there is a chance for a meeting between the Rancocas Stables Grey Lag, now at the top of his form, and Willis Sharpe Kilmers famous old cup gelding Exterminator. The Kilmer champion is handicapped with 137 pounds and under that weight he Is giving the son of Star Shoot and Miss Minnie seven pounds, for 130 is the burden Grey Lag will have to shoulder. Many who saw Grey Lag in his mile and a quarter trial for the handicap when he covered the distance in 2:03 are willing to believe that right now he is capable of taking the measure of the old son of McGee and Fair Empress under equal weights. Unless there is more rain the track will not be in a condition to prevent the starting of Grey Lag. He does not like soft going. As far as Exterminator is concerned all tracks and all distances look alike to him and it might almost be added that all weights look alike, but when the scale reaches over 135 each ounce counts. Besides these two there are four others named for the handicap. Mad Hatter, the stable mate of Grey Lag, is there under 128 pounds and he is ready to race. The Xalapa Farm is represented by Bon Homme and he is in favorably with 109 pounds. James Rowe has been giving H. P. Whitneys Prudery a careful "prep" and she is not harshly treated with 116 pounds. The other Is Stephen Pettits Devastation and he is the lightweight of the band with 103 as his impost. Overnight there does not seem to be any good reason for the withdrawal of any one of these named horses. If there should be more rain before post time it would mean that there would be no meeting between Grey Lag and Exterminator, for Hildrcth would not start his ace over a muddy track, and, after all, what the public wants to see is another meeting between the best horse and the best gelding. Kentucky is not represented in the handicap. As a setting for the fixtures the Saratoga Association has a most interesting opening day card. Fields are large, and in even the Shillelah Steeplechase there are eight named to go to the posL Another evidence of the two-year-old situation is in the fact that thirty entries were received for the five-eighths dash, framed for maidens, at the end of the card. It is only possible to start twenty under the rules at the five-eighths mark and for that reason ten of those maidens can only go to the post by reason of scratches among the others. Benjamin Block, owner of Morvich, will be represented in the Flash Stakes with Bette: Luck. He bought the colt from Albert Simons of the Orleans Stable for 0,000, and apparently secured a bargain. Montfort and B. Jones arrived today and will remain the entire meeting.. Jockey Lawrence Lyke was an arrival from his home in Owego, N. Y., where he spent the past ten days. Ho will, ride for E. R. Bradley here. M. J. Winn, general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club, came up from Empire City, and will remain until Saturday looking after the stakes of his organization which close on that day. Judge Allen Kinney and M. J. Brennan of Louisville, Ky., joined the Blue Grass delegation here today. Jockey Earl Pool will not ride for August Belmont here. Trainer Louis Feustcl announced this morning that other preparations had been made and the western riders services will not be utilized. The S. D. Riddle horses are to be trained by Gwyn Tompkins, while Louis Feustel is to train the Belmont horses exclusively. This change was made necessary by the long illness of trainer Feustel and it was feared that it would be too much for him to train both stables. Damask has been taken over by the Green-tree Stable and is being schooled over the jumps. He will probably make his debut at this meeting, as he has taken kindly to the racing through the field. Nash Turner, the once noted American rider that made application for a jockeys license recently, is riding the J. E. Widener horses in their morning gallops and seems the same good horseman he was twenty years ago.

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