Notes Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-31


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NOTES OF THE TURF The FlashiiStakes is of the guaranteed value of 6000 hut the forfeits and starting fees amounted tOi4980sonll the event cost the Saratoga Associa ¬ tionwas 1020 iMekicarr Sllver once owned by Sydney Paget and then better than an ordinary youngster seems to have completely lost all quality He Las been placed but once a shabby third In his six races this season seasonIn In the opinion of Experts jockey Powers now at Fort Erie is by far the best rider in the west now that Shilling liafa gone cast Good judges ex ¬ pect little 1 Bergen the sou of Martin Bergen once i premier rider himself to develop Into a firstclass Jockey JockeyThe The California Jockey Club has abolished the minimum weight limitation in handicaps and has done wisely A handlcapper Is supposed to bring horses together and should not be hampered In his right to assign low Impost as well as high ones in trying to effect that purpose purposeThe The splendid filly Stamina Is thriving creatly at Saratoga She is engaged in the Catskill Handi ¬ cap Alabama Stakes Travers Stakes and Merch ¬ ants and Citizens Handicap Speaking of stake nominations at Saratoga it is a feature that neither Colin nor Celt has an engagement engagementFred Fred Forsythes exceedingly speedy fllly Berry Maid has been enjoying a wellearned respite from racing and is at Saratoga in fine fettle She has been working well and will be seen in competition with the best sprinters before long Among other things she has recently been acting as workmate for High Private in his preparation for the Saratoga Special SpecialWhen When Adoration which dismally failed as a favorite at Brighton Beach Tuesday was owned by R T Wilson Jr she was a highclass performer and won some important stake events But she was sold last fall and Tuesday ran in the name of C Plate She could not raise an ordinary gal ¬ lop and was beaten oft and is said to be but a shadow of her former self selfMr Mr John Sanfords crack filly Kennyetto worked a mile and an eighth at Saratoga a day or two ago in 157 and in a fashion that shows she is ready for the races At Saratoga last year she won the Alabama Stakes and the Huron Handicap and was admittedly one of the fcest of her age and sex of the year Her only stake engagement there this year is in the Merchants and Citizens Handicap to be run August 15 15Horses Horses are not so numerous at Saratoga as in former years many western owners heretofore in the habit of racing their horses there each year are conspicuously absent due to fear engendered by the legal difficulties In the way of New York racing at present But for all that there is a supply of good racers there sufficient to Insure excellent com ¬ petition throughout the meeting J E Seagrams stable arrived there Wednesday

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