Saratogas Two Features: Grand Union Hotel Stakes and Merchants and Citizens Handicap Top Todays, Daily Racing Form, 1932-08-27


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SARATOGAS TWO FEATURES Grand Union Hotel Stakes and Merchants and- Citizens Handicap Top Todays Program. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug. 26. With the Grand Union Hotel Stakes, a six furlong race for juveniles, and the Merchants and Citizens Handicap, at a mile and three-sixteenths as its special features, the Saratoga Association offers interesting, entertainment for its week-end sport. The Grand Union promises another meeting between William Woodwards Happy Gal and W. R. Coes Ladysman and thus far i the score is even between, the pair. Ladysman beat Happy Gal in the running of the United States Hotel Stakes, but the filly came back to take his measure in the Sara- i toga Special. In the Grand Union Happy Gal is surrendering her three pound sex allowance when sh j is under equal weight with the Coe colt, 127 pounds. This is five pounds over the scale for the colt and eight pounds over for Happy Gal. Even with that difference in the weights it is probable the daughter of Sir Gallahad III. will be the popular choice. She already has to her credit victories in the Juvenile, Flash and Saratoga Special and she has pretty conclusively established herself as the best juvenile of the year. J. H. Louchheims Sandy Bill, the swift running son of Wise Counsellor and William Ziegler, Jr.s Puchero are under equal weights of 125 pounds and then comes Willis Sharpe Kilmers Sun Archer with penalites that fix his weight at 122 pounds. Sun Captor, a stablemate is under 118 pounds and that is the assignment for the Sagamore Stables Wave On, as well as Old Baldy, a stablemate of Ladysman. The C. V. Whitney hope is The Darb, which is under 114 pounds. He has worked exceedingly well for this running and may prove troublesome at the weights. War Glory and Repaid complete the field and they are also under 114 pounds each, being maidens. There are only five acceptances for the Merchants and Citizens Handicap and of these J. A. Bests Reveille Boy and Andy Schuttingers Pilate are the top of the handicap at 114 pounds. Joseph E. Wideners Pari-Mutuel is in well when only asked to take up 100 pounds and the Audley Farm Stables Rocky News is at the same weight. The only other is W. R. Coes Laughing Queen and she has only to carry 97 pounds. The setting for the two features is a promising one and with every indication that the weather will be fair and the track fast, it ought to be a card that will bring out one of the largest crowds of the season.

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