All Serene At Saratoga.: Good Weather, Racing And Attendance--No Intrusive Police Interference.; Madden Adds the Flash Stakes to His Spoils Through Edwards Speed--Monfort Victor in the Saratoga Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-31


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ALL SERENE AT SARATOGA GOOD WEATHER RACING AND ATTENDANCE NO INTRUSIVE POLICE INTERFERENCE Madden Adds the Flash Stakes to His Spoils Through ThroughEdwards Edwards Speed Monfort Victor in inthe the Saratoga Handicap Saratoga N Y July 30 With todays inaugura ¬ tion of racing at Saratoga the famous watering place became tlie Mecca in all that the word im ¬ plies of its harrassed metropolitan devotees Every ¬ thing was beautifully serene and reassuring at the track during the afternoon The superb card de ¬ veloped glorious sport The attendance was so sur ¬ prisingly large that It evoked wondering com ¬ ment on every hand and the speculatively inclined racegoer was left undisturbed and unhampered in his betting operations Neither the layers nor their clients were subjected to the disgraceful police es ¬ pionage of the racing in Kings county Nothing was lacking to make the occasion memorable and en ¬ joyable Even tlie elements lent their aid and tempered the heat with a cooling and refreshing shower During the forenoon a conference took place be ¬ tween Messrs Hitchcock and Miller of the Sara ¬ toga Association Senator Brackett the local politi ¬ cal boss Sheriff Bradley and William Pinkcrtou Betting on the race track was the subject under dis ¬ cussion and a complete understanding was arrived nt The Saratoga police authorities stated that they could see no alternative but to obey the law as laid down by Supreme Court Justice BIschofT recently that it was the only law they knew and accepted it as final for the time being The race track officials on their part agreed to assist the authorities in preventing violations of the antl letting law Two big features were decided the Saratoga Handicap at one mile and a quarter and the rich Flash Stakes for twoyearolds This was the publics first opportunity in nearly i month to see stake racing and they cnfoycd it in a manner which left no doubt of the genuineness of their loyalty to the sport sportA A 1ig field of eleven highclass youngsters were engaged In the Flash Stakes including Edward TorbelHno Practical and eight others nearly every stable of importance in the cast l eins represented Xtie Madden and Jveeiie candidates shared equally In the honor of being favorites each closing at 3 to 1 At the finish one brought up the front and the other the rear Edward enjoyed all the SOCM luck and his Keene rival had all the bad luck in Jthc race The winner was able to maintain from ytbe very start an easy striking distance pursuit of Strike Out the Hying pacemaker and when the latter quit Maddens colt drew out and won in a rattling finish between three both TorbelHno and Practical finishing like thirteeiiinch projectiles In deed the real honors of the race belonged to the full brother of the famous Prlscilllan which is destined o be a great race horse unless all the earmarks of one are misleading misleadingIlain Ilain fell plentifully before the running of the Saratoga Handicap and rendered the track wet and puzzling The consistency of the going was such a serious handicap to Dandelion that it virtually eliminated him as a contender The Hitchcock horse ruled a favorite throughout the wagering and his defeat meant heavy losses financially to a ma ¬ jority of the crowd present Seven sterling handi ¬ cap performers faced the starter including JJanos cara The Sanford filly had a big following com ¬ posed principally of visitors from nearby towns Her presence distinctly enhanced the prestige of the race and her running created more enthusiasm than that of all the others put together The win ner turned up in Monfort which romped home when his jockoy called upon him for a real effort It was only after be had indulged the fleet Danos tara for seven furlongs that McCahey asked him the question The result was electrical In Itss than three strides ho was out 1n front by him ¬ self and finished filially slowed down to a canter Far West collided violently with Running Water at the start and was nearly put out of commission but Gilbert sent him along so fast that he loomed up a menacing contender in six furlongs but he tired under his exhaustive effort and barely got up for second place In the last stride Under oldlime betting conditions the result of the opener a three horse race won by the extreme outsider Woodcraft at 20 to 1 would have been greeted by the noisiest Of demonstrations instead of being received in ab tolute silence as it was today Tim occasional race goer and piker would have backed the winner be ¬ cause of the prohibitive price laid against the other two Jacobite and Aletlieno It is said that not more than ten dollars all told was bet on Woodcraft WoodcraftThe The attention of a majority of the spectators of the steeplechase was distracted from the actual race and centered on the efforts of Sacandagas jockey to force him over the second jump After exactly eleven trials hi efforts were successful successfulAbout About thirty loads of top soil have been spread over the last three furlongs of the main course within the last week rendering the track a trifle Blower than last year yearIt It has transpired that Odin James It Krones unbeaten champion is turned out at the Sheeps head Bay quarters Colin was actually loaded on the cars and about to start on his journey to Sara ¬ toga when it was decided to fire bis front legs He was accordingly taken off and Dr Sheppard performed the operation the same day It is thought that Colin will Dot appear in public again this sea ¬ son sonJockey Jockey Musgrave rode for the Sanfords today the suspension of the Brighton Beach stewards not be ¬ ing in effect here until the stewards of the Jockey Club have passed upon his case which has been re ¬ ferred to them Musgrave was almost dumbfounded when he heard of his suspension and remarked with tears in his eyes that Dr Pillow had died under him and that he had done the l est he could Mr Fitz ¬ gerald who questioned him immediately after the race had not intimated having entertained any suspicion of his honesty honestyJockey Jockey McDaniel said today that be was growing too tall to ride and that be intended this to be his last season In the saddle saddleSheriff Sheriff Bradley was a visitor nt the track this afternoon In speaking of the elaborate arrange ¬ ments he had made for preventing violations of the antibetting laws within the inelosure he told of having engaged thirty of the best private detectives Jn the country When asked to what agency thev be ¬ longed he promptly replied Why the Pinkertons of course Are there my better betterJust Just then Seymour Bentler stopped up and asked the sheriff to have a drink which offer he accepted with alacrity When leaving lie clapped Beutler on the back and exclaimed You racing fellows are the bent ever Rentiers friend had to use force to pre ¬ vent him from making Bradley a present of the magnificent diamond scarf pin that the Prince of Wales had given him before sailing for England last Tuesday Mr Beutler acted as private guard near cst the person of the prince during the latters re ¬ cent visit to Quebec

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