Latest Gossip From Saratoga, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-10


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LATEST GOSSIP FROM SARATOGA I i Gwyn Tompkins is not kept so busy with the Glen Riddle Farm horses that he cannot show the two yearlings that he and E. M. Weld have consigned to the sales of Friday night These are a colt by Wrack and a filly by Jim Gaffney. The colt is a son of Bello, by Ornus. Bello was a good race mare and performed brilliantly through the steeplechase field up to seven. Since her retirement to the stud she has produced only winners, among which is Highland Light. The filly is a bay daughter of that good stallion Wrack Rahab, by Yankee. This filly is exceptionally well bred and is an individual that impresses. The trophy presented by John Sanford for the Sanford Memorial is a handsome trophy of silver gilt. The top is embellished with grape vines and bunches of the fruit, while the handles are serpents entwined. It will be a most attractive souvenir for the western owner. Mr. Sanford bought the cup in England, which is of the period of George III. He ; was anxious to get the finest trophy possible for the race, which had been named in honor of his father, the late Stephen Sanford of Amsterdam, N. Y. BOOST FOR HANCOCK STUD. Racing Tuesday furnished a deal of advertising for the A. B. Hancock yearlings now at Saratoga. AVhile Blazes and Ten-Lec, both the produce of Ellerslie, were winning at Saratoga, Devastation was winning the Dominion Handicap from Mad Hatter at Fort Erie and Frank Fogarty took a selling race at the same track. Four winners from the same breeding establishment in one day is not bad. Clem C. Pierce, manager of the Huntingdon "Valley Farm at Meadowbrook, Pa., is an arrival. He announced that he was after yearlings, brood mares and a suitable stallion with which to establish a thoroughbred stock farm at Meadowbrook. The Huntingdon Valley Farm is just fourteen miles out of Philadelphia. It is the intention to make it one of the best stock farms in the state. Among the visitors yesterday, intending to make an indefinite stay here, were Dr. John F. Golden, Chicago surgeon and turf enthusiast He is accompanied by his wife. Others in the party are Mr. and Mrs. George Brandis and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bosworth. Dr. Golden is greatly interested in the contemplated project to revive racing in Chicago on a high plane. G. E. Hall came in from Pimlico today and will make some yearling purchases before returning to Maryland. He said there were several stables now at Pimlico resting for the opening of the Maryland racing season at Havre de Grace. Among the horsemen there with their stables are Rob Walden and G. W. J. Bissell. Walden has a number of yearlings in his care. RETURNS TO FORMER OWNER. When Halu won the third race Sam Louis, his former owner, was on hand to bid and secured him for ,100. As John Ward only had him a couple of days and won a good purse the western horseman fared well in the deal. Ward bought the gelding from Sam Hildreth at private sale after that horseman had taken him away from Louis a few days ago. John Loftus sent a fit colt to the post in Northcliff, the winner of the three-year-old race that was second on the card. Pie took the lead at the start and his sway was never disputed. The going was favorable, for the Sea Kings are good mud runners. Northcliff is well engaged at the meeting and at other points. Being a son of Doria, by Ogden, he has good breeding to back up his individuality. Hopeless, which Jefferson Livingston re-cenlty returned to Hal Price Headley, following a controversy over his sale, arrived yesterday from Canada and was taken over by trainer William McKnight, of the Frederick Johnson Stable. The latter has leased him from owner Headley for the remainder of the metropolitan season. Devastation, winner of the Dominion Handicap at Fort Erie Tuesday and Mad Hatter, which finished second in the same race, were returned here today. Jockey B. Marinelli. who rode Devastation, and Earl Sande, who was astride Mad Hatter, came back at the same time. While Saratoga has been visited by heavy storms since the meeting opened, it could have been worse for Gwyn Tompkins, who has received a letter from his Grenburnie Farm in Virginia, telling of a store there where the hail stones were as big as hens eggs. EVEREST YEARLINGS PROMISING. A. E. Hundley is here with the thirteen yearlings by Everest that will be offered i.i the Fasig-Tipton paddeck Monday night. Hs is a decidedly attractive offering by the young Ben Brush stallion and they hav received considerable attention from horsemen. William Sabbath came in from Brooklyn and will divide his time between the raca track and the Elks Club. Harry Pearsall was back to racing today after a severe sickness. New Orleans, which won the first race today for Mrs. S. A. Clopton, was only recently turned over to John F. Schorr to train. This was his fTis first race in his new owners hands. Rubke, which was cut down during !i running of the first race Tuesday, can t o saved for breeding purposes, according to a veterinarian who examined her yesterday. Paddys Last also came out of the same race badly cut. Jake Byers, whose horses are resting at Belmont Park, was a visitor today. He reports that Dot, which won the Montauk Stakes," is rapidly recovering from an injury which resulted from her running intD a fence. John E. Madden has engaged jockey Mack Garner to ride McKee in the Saratoga Special. This jockey will remain until the last of the meeting to pilot Anna M. Hunr-phrey in the Hopeful for J. C. Milan, his contract employer. The yearlings purchased by William Martin will be carried along with the stable until the end of the Maryland racing season, when the entire band will be sent into winter quarters at Churchill Downs. MORYICIPS SISTER ADMIRED. Runelise, the sister to Morvich, was much iidmired in the paddock before the last lace. Doughoregan is out of the good mare Logis-tilla and looks as though he would go on to better things. Rowe North, who came over from Maple Heights to attend the yearling sales, contemplates racing his purchases at Tijuana when the early two-year-old races are given. Superintendent Ross of the Havre de Grace track, with Mrs. Ross and Patrick Carroll of Philadelphia, will leave for the Maryland track Thursday. The yearlings purchased here by Johnson will be sent to the Headley Farm at Lexington, where they will be broken and wintered. Jockey L. McAtee will ride one of tho Harry Payne Whitney starters in both the Saratoga Special and Hopeful Stakes. Carmencita has recovered from the sickness that kept her away from the races thus far and will be started before long. Among the arrivals of the day were Fred Brindle of Patterson, N. J., and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Santind of Jamaica, N. Y. Starter Cassidy has five horses on the schooling list. They are Tarn, Juno, Ghost, Winneconne and Care Free. Jockey E. Martz was suspended for six days for rough riding on King Albert in the third race. Mayor Hylan watched the running of the Sanford Memorial from the stewards stand.

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