Here and There on the Turf: Sale Company Plans Wise Counsellor and Sarazen Value of a Meeting Hawthorns Weather Luck, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-21


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Here and There on the Turf i ; . . Sale Company Plans. Wise Counsellor and Sarazen. Value of a Meeting. Hawthornes Weather Luck. Charles F. Hill, has completed his plans for the expansion of his thoroughbred sales company. It is his intention to offer stock breeders a scheme on which the company will dispose of yearlings and older offerings on a cooperative basis. This may be a big thing for the thoroughbred interests and on the plans as set forth by Mr. Hill, his- company should play an important part in the thoroughbred market. George A. Bain will be associated with the enlarged company and will officiate as auctioneer. A site has already been selected for the erection of sale paddocks at Saratoga Springs and there will be another Eales paddock in Chicago. It is the intention to hold regular tales at both of these points and doubtless, now that the racing has been revived in Chicago, there will be plenty of demand in that section. The fact that bleeders will be invited to take . stock in the reorganized company should make it of immediate appeal. It was only on the in- sistent . demands of the breeders themselves, . that Mr. Hill determined upon the expansion , that is sure to give the thoroughbred sales company new importance. The satisfying success that attended the sale of the horses in training from Victor Vivau- dous Riviera Stable, had something to do with the announcement of the new company ; at this time, and there will bo another big sale when the stork of A. K. Macomber goes under the hammer at Belmont Park on September 11 and 12. The Macomber horses are due in New York from France, Saturday, and Mr. Hill has made arrangements for their . reception and stabling at the big Nassau Coun- ty courss, until the days of the sale. j . Ever since the announcement of the con-, ditions of the races in which Epinard is to j take part in this country, Max Hirsch has ; regretted that it would not be possible to start j Mrs. Vanderbilts Sarazen against the French champion in the three-quarters race that is , to be run at Belmont Park on Labor Day. Ho has the utmost confidence that the son i of High Time and Rush Box is the master of any horse over the distance at scale weight . and, now that the little gelding has come back to himself, it is doubly a hardship that he is barred by reason of being a gelding. All of this gives new importance to the proposed ; match between Mrs. Vanderbilts swift-running ; three-year-old and John Wards Wise Coun- sellor. Such a race would afford a line on ; just where Sarazen belongs in relation to ; Pierre Werthcimers great colt. Wise Coun-sellor is a sure starter against Epinard, barring accident, and, should Sarazen take his meas- urc and Mr. Wards three-year-old beat Ep-iinard, Mrs. Vauderbilt would be justified in claiming the sprinting championship for her gelding. It is unfortunate that such a special could not be arranged at this time, but Mr. Ward . cannot be blamed for insisting on a fast track, j rather than take a chance of knocking out Wise Counsellor by racing him over a heavy tor muddy track, with the Epinard race so i close at hand. Undoubtedly, some time later, Wise Counsellor and Sarazen will come together" in a special race, for both Max Hirsch and John Ward appear to be willing and anxious for the meeting. Racing at Hawthorne has had more than its share of unfavorable weather during the long ; meeting and it is devoutly to be hoped that tho track will be in good condition for the running of the 15,000 special feature of Sat urday. There has been a widespread interest in this weight-for-age race and the nominations that have been received give promise of a great contest, should the track be in good condition. Owing to the dispersal sale of the horses of Victor Vivaudous Riviera Stable and the virtual dissolution of the Syndicate Stable, two successful trainers have announced their intention to open public training stables. These arc Fred Taral, who so successfully presided over the Riviera Stable and J. Simon Healey, who made useful winners out of the cheap yearlings he had in his care. It is not likely that either Taral or Healey will long want for horses, and already Healey has added one to the string he has at Belmont Park, in Grand Mariner, a purchass made by L. A. Price out of the Riviera Stabfe sale.

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