Sarazen Wins Saranc: Defeats Crack Band of Three-Years-Olds Saratoga---Special to Sunny Man, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-10


view raw text

SARAZEN WINS SARANA C Defeats Crack Band of Three-Year-Olds Saratoga Special to Sunny Man Klondyke Second and Wise Counsellor Third in Saranac - Brilliant Program Attracts Great Assemblage SARATOGA SPINGS, N. Y., August 9. Sarazen, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilts fast three-year-old son of High Time Rush Box, showed a return to his good form this afternoon" when he was winner of the one mile Saranac Handicap, for three-year-olds. The race was worth ,250 to the winner and back of him finished Harry Payne Whitneys Klondyke and John S. Wards Wise Counsellor. The Saranac and the Saratoga Special, for two-year-olds, were the features of a great card offered by the Saratoga Association and it was racing that attracted one of the most brilliant assemblages which has ever graced the beautiful course. . ..... The Saratoga "Special fell to Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sunny Man, a son of Sun Briar Romagne. It marked his fourth victory in five starts and the performance was one to sug- gest that he will be a contender for the two-year-cld championship. Scratches reduced the field in the Saranac to seven starters, but the withdrawals in no way detracted from the interest in the race and all seven had shown enough to make it a notable renewal for the old fixture. Little time was lost at the barrier and Frank Keogh was alert with Wise Counsellor and had him away in front. Samaritan was second, Sun Flag third, Klondyke fourth, Sarazen fifth and Honor and Beau Butler brought up the rear. Though Keogh had a decided advantage at the start he at once took Wise Counsellor back and Sun Flag went into command to open up a lead on the others. Samaritan was permitted to race past Wise Counsellor, though the Ward celt wanted to run. Sarazen was soon alongside of Wise Counsellor and Maiben had the homely little gelding under restraint. There was little change in their positions in the run through the backstretch, but after rounding the far turn Sun Flag began to tire and Sarazen had swung to the outside until he was close to the Cochran colt. Making the turn for home they both went a trifle wide and it enabled Klondyke to slip through on the inside. At the time it appeared that Ivan Parke had made a winning move with Klondyke, for he is a good finisher and the ground saved saw him in front. SARAZEN EASY WINNER. Maiben had a lot left with Sarazen, however, and in tne last eighth he called on the little geming. Klondyke fought it out gamely, but Sarazen was too good and at the end he had an advantage of half a length and was going away. Wise Counsellor came with a belated rush to be a length and a half back of H. P. Whitneys colt ana two lengths before Sun Flag. After the finish Keogh was critized for having taken Wise Counsellor back after his advantage at the break and it is probable that he would have obtained better results had he taken full advantage of his flying start. When Sunny Man was the winner of the Saratoga Special for Willis Sharpe Kilmer it marked his fourth victory in five starts. Ho performed like a real champion and it may be that at the end of the season, he will prove the best of the 1924 juveniles. Twelve went to the post for the six furlongs of the sporting sweepstakes and it was worth 2,500 in subscriptions and the ,000 trophy that is added by the Saratoga Association. While Sunny Man was fortunate in being able to hold a position on the rail throughout the running, escaping all interference, he performed as though he was eas-ly best of the others and was going away at the end in a fashion to suggest an ability to go on. Robert L. Gerrys Voltaic, winner of the Saratoga Sales Stake, Avas second, two, lengths back of the Kilmer Colt and J. S. Cosdens Cloudland saved third place from Sun Hathor, a stable mate of the winner. SUNNY 3IAN AWAY WELL. Sunny Man had an inside post position and when he left the barrier promptly he avoided being shutoff which often happens to the inside runner. Voltaic was first to show with Cloudland second and Sunny Man a close third. Noah was not far back and at the first eighth post, he Avas showing the way and Voltaic and The Bat, another Whitney hope, had moved up and was showing his head before Sunny Man, but Laverne Fator held to the inside positon with the son of Sun Briar and the other riders held their positions so that he was in no danger. It was on the stretch turn that Fator called on Sunny Man and he slipped through next to the rail to head for home in the lead. Once in front the result was never in doubt At the eighth post Fator hit him once Avith the whip to rouse him, and he jumped away until he was tAvo lengths clear, a distance he held easily to the finish. Through the last eighth Voltaic displayed Continued on sixteenth page. SARAZEN WINS SARANAC Continued from first page. real courage and lie shook off the others easily, while Cloudland, under a vigorous ride by viarence Kummer, also finished resolutely. Sun Hathor had swung to the outside to finish fourth and it was Swope that- came next. He had left the post sluggishly and closed a big gap. The Whitney pair, The Bat and Noah, had no excuse and ran poorly. Felix who had worked well for A. J. Joyner was another disappointment. There was a nice band of maidens in the opening three-quarter mile dash and it resulted in a victory for Mrs. R. T. Bakers Redskin, which", under a good ride by Mc-Atee, was home the winner over W. R. Coes Sledge with Fred HoiismanV Lockerbie in third place. Redskin away well set the pace and he held his company safe at all stages, though it is probable Sledge was the better horse. He was interefercd with in the early, running by Eagle Arbie and then in the stretch, Brunner did not seem to use enough energy in his riding until it was too late. Even under this ride he was catching the winner at the end. Lockerbie had no excuse, while Lady Longridge made up ground to finish fourth. There were only three starters in the Ball-ston Steeplechase over the short course and only two finished, but it furnished an interesting race. F. Ambrose Clarks old campaigner Jlinata, proved best and outstayed the Dosoris Stables Vox Populi II, while J. S. Cosdens Sea Master was pulled up by Norman Kennedy going to the last jump badly lamed. Vox Populi II was the first to show while there was little to choose between the other two, hut both were galloping well and under a steadying restraint. After completing a turn of the course, Vox Populi II. began to swerve out badly at the jumps, and it looked as though he was through, but around the lower end of the course he came again and it was there that Sims made his first move with Minata, and When Kennedy called on Sea Master the Cos-den horse was unable to stay with the son of Mirador. Minata continued to gain on Vox Populi II. until at the end of the back field he headed him and finishing fast never left the result in doubt. As Vox Populi II., tired Kennedy took Sea Master up on the inside until, lie had Vox Populi II. headed, and he was safely in the second place when the horse faltered badly and. Kennedy humanely pulled him up at the last jump, and dismounted. Vox Populi II. hung on well but he was beaten a full seven lengths. After Kennedy dismounted it was seen that Sea Master was so lame it was difficult to lead him from the course. The fifth offering was a mile and a quarter race for old selling platers and the Longridge Stables Minto II. proved best when he wore down his contention before the stretch was reached and drew away to score with speed in reserve from C. L. Downs Overtake and Sam Louis Boatman. Boatman was the first to show but Minto II. followed him closely and passing him when the latter tired he had plenty left to withstand a final challenge from Overtake, one that made a determined bid after leaving the backstretch. Maiden two-year-olds made up the field for the final race and it resulted in a great finish between Harry Payne Whitneys Sandhurst and Gifford A. Cochrans Pocantico. Because the fact that Pocantico was on the outside many on the lawn were of the opinion that he was the winner, but again it was a case of the deceptive angle. J. S. Cosdens Rockstone was third. Though crowding was almost inevitable in such a large field, it was remarked that the running was wonderfully free from rough riding, though it is possible that many a good one back of tha placed horses, iiad little chance. .

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1924081001_1_6
Library of Congress Record: