Here and There on the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-29


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Here and There on the Turf Another Jnvenile Muddle. Cudahy Racing Plans. An Inconsistent Ruling. Big Macomb er Sale. It took the running of the Adirondack Han- dicap at Saratoga "Wednesday to add a new complication to the two-year-old jumble of the year. J. S. Ccsdens Cloudland seemed to have less chance than any starter in the seven-horse field, yet he was the winner. Buttin In had not shown enough at Saratoga to be really seriously considered and he was second, beat- ing such a good one as J. N. Camdens Pas SeuL Master Charlie beat two such good ones as Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sunsard, winner of the Grand Union Hotel Stakes, and Mrs. Van- derbilts 0,000 Nicholas, while Harry Payne Whitneys Noah was last. No wonder that the result of the race seemed to be all upside down. It did not seem pos- sible that Nicholas and Sunsard would be "out of the money" in a seven-horse field made up of these two-year-olds. Of course, Cloudland is a son of Wrack and they are favored oyer a slow track. But Pas Seul has shown rare mud running ability. Sunsard won the Grand Union Hotel Stakes over a heavy track and Nicholas has shown that he is much at home in muddy going. Cloudland wa3 a lucky winner and the fact that he came wide in the stretch to the firm footing had much to do with the victory. Horse against horse he would probably be beaten by Pas Seul, Nicholas or Sunsard under the same weight arrangement, but Wednesday was his day. Then Maiben did not use his best skill or his best energy on Nicholas. The son of Stephan the Great is a better colt than the Adirondack Handicap would show and that will be indicated before the end of the racing season. Summing it all up it will not do to take the Adirondack Handicap as a true index of the racing form of any one in the field. It is one race that will be thrown out of the calculations of handicappers, and with good reason. Gerald C. Cudahy, polo player and sportsman, some time ago intimated that he was coming into racing in a serious way and would gather a good stabh of horses. He made an important step in that direction at Hawthorne Wednesday when he purchased Glide and the two-year-old My Dream from Harned Bros. and Jones. The purchase price was 5,000 and it would appear that Mr. Cudahy obtained a bargain as thoroughbred prices go at this time. Glide has been a particularly good filly and it is possible that she was sold at the top of her form, but she will have plenty of opportunity before snow flies and it will be surprising if she does not bring some fame to the colors of her new owner before going into winter quarters. The stewards at Saratoga were just a bit inconsistent in two recent rulings, each of which had to deal with the filly Vulcain Quesn and jockey Breuning. Wednesday, August 20, Vulcain Quesn, with Breuning up, swerved out in the stretch and fouled Skirmish, but the Colcina filly fought her way clear of the interferencs to finish first. But the stewards took the race awaj from 2 2 3 4 E 5 6 1 , 2 3 4 5 i . 3 ! , : i : . ! i . ! . i Skirmish and awarded the purse to Vulcain Queen, because she was second. There was a repetition of that occurrence Wednesday of this week. Vulcain Queen, with Breuning up, was guilty of a like offense against Bear Grass, ridden by C. Allen. As Bear Grass came alongside, just as Skirmish had a week before, Breuning again took Vulcain Queen out with the result that there followed some bumping. As Skirmish did, Bear Grass fought his way by Vulcain Queen and came home first. But Bear Grass was confirmed in first place, while Breuning was set down for the remaining days of the meeting. There was no chance to disqualify the fill, for she only finished fourth. The rulings were glaringly inconsistent. Vulcain Queen was equally to blame on both occasions, yet she earns a purse by her roughing in one race, while in the other her jockey is punished and her victim is confirmed as a winner. There was no more reason for disqualifying Skirmish than there was for disqualifying Bear Grass, and both should have been confirmed as winners. With the first of the three international races almost at hand the interest increases in the big event. Epinard has made his trip to his Belmont Park quarters without accident or incident and it is only three days before he will be called to the post. Much depends on this first race. It is agreed that he is a horse of extreme speed and many are of the opinion that he has a better chance to take the sprint than he will have in the mile at Aqueduct, or the mile and a quarter at Latonia. Be that as it may, each one of the three races should produce a great contest. In the discussion of the chances of the horses that will be pitted against the Frenchman on Labor Day it would appear that Edward R. Bradleys Baffling will have the call. This swift-running son of North Star HI. and Badoura n. has earned the respect and admiration of good judges by his public performances, while the "dockers," the lads that are out in the early morning hours, are even stronger for the Kentuckian. In the meantime Eugene Leigh is quietly confident that his handsome chestnut will turn the trick and it is safe to predict that 1:10 will be beaten for the three-quarters, should the track be in a record-making condition. With the last thoroughbred sale of the Fasig-Tipton Company over, it is admitted that the season has been a satisfying one for the breeders. The prices for the desired offerings have been maintained and as a general proposition the offerings have been worthy. The next big thoroughbred auction is one that will be conducted by Charles F. Hills Thoroughbred Sales Company at Belmont Park. This will be the auction of a big shipment from France of the A. K. Macomber stock. The catalog is such a heavy one that there will be selling on both September 11 and 12, and George A. Bain, a valued member of the. Thoroughbred Sales Company, will officiate as auctioneer. These horses, which include yearlings and blood mares, are safely housed at Belmont Park, awaiting the call to the sales -ring, and" they have been inspected daily by prospective buyers. Indications arc that it will be one of the biggest and most successful thoroughbred sales of the year.

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