Latest Gossip from Saratoga, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-05


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LATEST GOSSIP FROM SARATOGA I James P. Ross, superintendent at Havre de Grace, was among the arrivals of the day. John McE. Bowman has decided to bring the young stalilon Top Hat back to this country from Cuba, where he has been standing. He will be managed by Christopher J. Fitz Gerald, who owns a half interest, and will stand at a Kentucky farm, according to the present plans. Top Hat is a son of Hastings and Topiary, and, accordingly, a half brother to both Tracery and Trap Rock. He may be a valuable addition to the stock horses of the country. It was intended to have a seven-race program tomorrow, but after all the entries were in it was decided that six races would take care of those entered. An extra race for two-year-olds will be put on Monday and seven races will be the order for that program. This is found necessary by reason of the great number of two-year-olds at the track. It has not yet been decided whether or not the post time for the first race will be advanced to take care of the extra race. Following are the conditions of the seventh race on Monday, August 7: For two-year-olds; purse ,000, of which 00 to the second and 00 to the third ; winners of a race of the value of ,500 to carry three pounds extra; of two of ,500 or one of ,000, five pounds extra. Other horses, if non-winners of four races, allowed three pounds; of two races and not having won at this meeting, seven pounds; maidens, ten pounds. Five and a half furlongs. Dream Maker, two-year-old son of Manager Waite Dream Girl, for which Frederick Johnson is said to have paid Major T. C. McDowell 0,000 several days ago, arrived in the car from Lexington, Ky., with the W. B. Miller yearlings. The colt was turned over to trainer William McKnight of the Johnson establishment yesterday. He stood the trip in fine style. "Matt Byrnes is endeavoring to interest horsemen in his Chestnut Grove Farm at Eatontown, New Jersey. He has eighty-three acres there and the estate is modernly equipped with fifty-three large box stalls. It also has an excellent polo field. It is opposite the old Monmouth Park race course and was formerly a part of the Lorillard holdings. Jockey J. Metcalf came down from Canada to ride John A. Morrisseys Valley of Dreams in the first race. This one is a two-year-old bay daughter of Mr. Wideners young stallion Mont dOr and the Nursery bred mare Tiptoe. James P. Ross, trade superintendent at Havre de Grace, was an arrival today. He said that work on the new clubhouse there i3 progressing rapidly and it will be one of the finest in this country when completed. Jockey J. Metcalf joined the local riding colony, but his stay will be brief, as he plans to return to Canada when the J. H Louch-heim stable, to which he is under engagement, resumes activities. Al Burlen, clerk of the scales, has prepared a list of the available riders at the track with their riding weight, agent and contract employer. It is a list that is of decided value to horsemen. A. B. Hancock was as pleased as anyone else over the showing of Blazes in the run- -ning of the Mechanicville Handicap. He bred the son of Wrack and Blazing Star. The first French claiming race of the- meeting will be run tomorrow. It will be for three-year-olds and over at three-quarters.

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