End of Saratoga Season: Dandelion Saves Tallent by Victory in the Champlain Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1906-08-31


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END. OF SARATOGA SEASON. DANDELION SAVES TALENT BY VICTORY IN THE CHAMPLATN HANDICAP. Columbia Girl Provides "Getaway Money"" for the Western Contingent The Claimant Breaks Down and Is Destroyed Aeronaut Amiss. Saratoga, X. Y., August SO. The greatest meeting iu the history ol the Saratoga Racing Association was brought to a brilliant close this afternoon. A big influx of visitors from the surrounding towns helped to swell todays attendance to beyond the 15,000 mark. Dandelion won the stake fixture, the Champlain Handicap of ,000 at one mile and a furlong, for President Francis It. Hitchcock, iu a superlatively game effort from Entree, ridden by Miller. The Hamburg four-year-old, which has been in steady training since early spring, carried I2C pounds to victory in one of the most thrilling finishes ever seen and with the result in doubt up to the last stride.- The race was exciting, in tlie extreme. The existence of many a bankroll depended upon the issue, an uncommon numlwr of heavy wagers having been made on the favorite. He came to the rescue of the talent after a series of disasters, beginning with the success of Solly 51., an outsider, in the first, followed by tbe unexpected victory of Allegiance at good odds in the steeplechase over the short course and the win of the disappointing Givonni Balerio in the third, all of which were ignored by the speculatively inclined public. The western contingent got all the money with Columbia Girl, which won in superior style in the fourth at u mile in a big field. Another colossal plunge took place on Paumonok In the closing race for two-year-olds at five and a half furlongs. The Bennington colt at odds-on, never gave his backers a moments uneasiness, running away from his opponents after he got in his stride. Fish Hawk has not succeeded in breaking out of the maiden ranks as yet, but it is not unlikely that his persistence will he rewarded at Shecpshead Bay. His start in Hie last race today was his eleventh. He has. been five times second and twice third. In his previous two starts he had finished second and it was this fact that Influenced many to back him for the place and to show today. They argued that it was. like finding money and it was. The Claimant broke down in the steeplechase so badly that he was put out of his misery by a friendly bullet. The great sprinter Aeronaut has gone wrong and may never race again. Though tomorrow will be an ofT day for the racug horde, the Cdiiey Island Jockey Clubs meeting not opening until Saturday, few were inclined to wait over for a daylight journey to New York. The trains leaving tonight for the metropolis were crowded to the guards. The majority of the horses participating iu the racing here have been shipped to the New York tracks, but there remain many which will not be able to get away until next week because of the scarcity of cars. Bigr Crowd Sees Futurity Candidates Work. New York, August 30. Hundreds of people journeyed to the Shecpshead Bay and Gravesend courses this morning to see the horses at work. The Futurity candidates, of course, attracted most attention. Nearly all of the probable starters were out, but no phenomenal moves were made. Horace E. was sent five furlongs iu 1:031. He did it easily. Kentucky Beau galloped six furlongs In 1:135. handily- pl,e Joan covered the same distance iu 1:10, easing up. Ballot was sent along at a faster clip. He did his six furlongs in 1:11. It was regarded as a good move. The Shecpshead Bay course was in excellent condition this morning. Gangs of laborers have been .it work all week getting the track in the best possible condition for Saturday and unless rain should set in in the meantime the going on Saturday should be faster than ever before In the history of the track. According to reports from the different stables, the Futurty candidates most likely to start in Saturdays big race, together with their weights and probable riders, are: James H. Keencs Ballot, 120, Lyne. James It. Kecnes Ieter Pan, 127, Koerner. James B. Keeues Pope Joan, 110, Nieol. James It. Keenes Zambesi, 117, V. Knapp. K.A. Raineys Horace E., 122, Kadtke. Paul J. Baineys De Muud, 123, Martin. Ormondale Stables Orau, 130, W. Miller. Thomas Hitchcock, Jr.s Conville, 117, Sewell. August Belmonts Glamor, 110, Horner. August Belmonts Okenite, 110, J. Jones. George J. Longs Altuda, 11G, Troxler. Oscar Lewisohns Yankee Gun, 119, Garner. R. T. Wilson, Jr.s Aletheuo, 117, Travers. H. B. Dnryeas Hickory, 117, Hildebrand. C. R. Ellisons Yankee Girl, 114, Heffernan. Wm. Lakelands Electioneer, 117, L. Williams. II. H. McCarter Potters Lord Lovat, 117, Dugan. Woodford Clays Kentucky Beau, 11C, Shaw. A. J. Goreys Old Honesty, 117, Perrlne. J. E. Seagrams Purslane, 117, L. Smith. Matthew Allen, Jr.s Surveillance, 111, 11. Cochrau. I

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