Muddy at Saratoga: Priscilla Ruley Defeats Princess Doreen in Alabama Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-13


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MUDDY AT JARATOGA Priscilla Ruley Defeats Princess . Doreen in Alabama Stakes. Scratches Riddle Card Thunderclap Defeats Purity in a Two-. Horse Race Stirring Finish; SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y Aug. 12. Priscilla Ruley, Wm. Woodwards three-year-old daughter of Ambassador IV., and The Reef, was an easy winner of the famous old Alabama Stakes this , afternoon, adding just ,925 to her good score. The race was run over a sloppy track and in winning she administered a sound beating to the Audley Farm Stables Princess Doreen, the champion Kentucky filly. The only other starter was Willis Sharps Kilmers Siinayr and she was well beaten. The heavy rainfall of last night and this morning brought about a track condition that resulted in numerous scratches and though seven races were programmed there were not enough starters for a six race card. In the Alabama Stakes Mai-ben set the pace all the way with Priscilla Ruley. Going to the front in the first few strides he rated her along well out from the rail in search of good footing and there was no time that he really had to call on his mount. The pace was slow and Stutts had a strong hold on Princess Doreen as she followed Mr. Woodwards filly, while for half a mile Sunayr was also under strong restraint. Leaving the backstretch Stutts mada his first move, but Maiben called on Priscilla Ruley and she held her command without effort Swinging into the stretch Stutts rode the Kentucky filly hard but it was of no avail and . right to the end Maiben still liad Priscilla Ruley under slight restraint to have her winner by one length. Mr. Woodward watched the running of the race from his clubhouse box, and he was warmly congratulated at the finish. ALABA3IA AX OLD STAKE. The Alabama Stakes is one of the oldest of the Saratoga Stakes and had its first running in 1872 when it was won by the elder August Belmonts Woodbine. The first race was a five and half furlong dash for plater two-year-olds ridden by jockeys that had not ridden two winners. It fell to Sam Louis filly Myrtle Belle, while John S. Wards Theo Fay raced into second place and Edward Arlingtons Adrianople .was third. The start was good and Myrtle Belle at once went to the front and never left the result in doubt Theo Fay was second throughout while Adrianople closed a big gap to be third. There were four scratches from the one mile second race and it left only the Rancocas Stables old campaigner Thunderclap and Joseph E. Widencrs Purity to contest for the prize. It was a race that did not promise much, but it resulted in a stirring finish and Thunderclap was the winner by a head. As a matter of fact, under different handling, it is probable that Thunderclap would have been an easy winner, but La-verne Fator made it look exciting by rating the big black alongside of Purity all through the backstretch and around the turn for home. The horses were side by side and striding in unison with Purity on the inside. But Fator almost waited too long in his desire to furnish entertainment Maiben had been "kidding" himself, and Purity had much more left than Fator expected when he finally called on Thunderclap. The Widener gelding made Jiis move at the same time and Fator was forced to go to the whip. First one and then the other showed his nose in front, but right at the end it was Thunderclap that was in front. I John S. Wards Defiant, under a well j i judged ride by Ivan Parke, was winner of the seven-eighths of a mile claiming dash that I was the third offering with J. S. Cosdens ! Yankee Princess taking second place, and B. Hardings Leatherwood third. AX ACCIDENT. Yankee Princess was best but Albiker was unable to give her much help, but she closed a big gap on her own courage. Leatherwood was taken into a. long early lead by McAtee but in the stretch he tired and Parke went through next to the inner rail with the Ward filly to bring her home an easy winner. It was carelessness that resulted in the loss of second place by Leatherwood. When Defiant passed him McAtee ceased his efforts on Leatherwood until Yankee Princess was alongside and had passed him. An energetic ride would surely have saved that part of the purse for Leatherwood. A one mile race for platers was the fifth offering and Jefferson Livingstons Huon Pine proved best when he led F. E. Browns Aragon home with T. Calcinas Skirmish, the one to be third over Joseph E. Davis Eagerness. There was an accident in this race when the Ascot Stables Al Boyd, with Laverne Fator in the saddle, carried the webbing of the barrier with him for tho entire trip. It was a severe handicap and he Continued ou sixteenth past. MUDDY AT SARATOGA Continued from first page. finished many lengths back of the others. Eagerness, Huon Pine and Skirmish were in the lead through the backstretch but on the far turn Aragon moved up on the outside until he was close to Huon Pine and then Eagerness dropped back. Skirmish held her position but she could not catch the two leaders. On to the stretch turn, Aragon looked like a sure winner but he tired badly in the stretch and Huon Pine, after saving ground on the last turn, was home an easy winner by four lengths, while Aragon beat Skirmish a length and a half for second place and Eagerness was a close up fourth. American Flag added to the fame of his famous sire Man o War when he was the winner of the five furlong sixth race. He made a show of his company, although he had to be ridden hard to get to the front and it is possible the slippery going was not to his liking. Phil Chinns Zuker, showing excellent speed in the going, Avent to the front shortly after the start, while American Flag had to be hustled along to reach second position. At the head of the stretch he was right after Zuker, but Kennedy had to shake him up before he came on to win going away by four lengths. Wax Lady saved ground on the stretch turn and finished with a rush, but Zuker lasted to save second place from her by a length. The five furlong seventh race uncovered another good Man o War colt in By Hisself, a son of the superhorse and Colette that races for Walter M. Jeffords. He raced greenly in this, his first appearence, but passed the others like a thoroughly good colt and he is sure to improve. Hal Price Head-leys Almadel raced into second place, and W. R. Coes Maibird finished third. New Moon set the early pace but in the stretch gave way to Almadel which was forced to go exceedingly wide to find racing room. Clarence Kummer had to ride hard to have By Hisself home the winner, but he answered the call like a good one, and will doubtless bring fame to Man o War as a sire. A

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