Edward Wins For Madden: Takes Rich Grand Union Hotel Stakes From Badly Ridden Bobbin.; Helmet Practically Left at the Post--Angelus Wins in Runaway Fashion--Bayonets Easy Steeplechase., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-13


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EDWARD WINS FOR MADDEN TAKES ICH GRAND UNION HOTEL STAKES FROM BADLY RIDDEN BOBBIN Helmet Practically Left at the Post Angelus Wins Winsin in Runaway Fashion Bayonets 1 Easy Steeplechase Saratoga N Y August 12 There was a sugges ¬ tion of more rain in the air which combined with the intense humidity detracted somewhat from tlie en ¬ joyment of the 5000andodd racegoers assembled at the track today The card was so varied and at ¬ tractive however and produced such good sport that more enthusiasm and keener interest was manifested than on almost any day of the meeting The unex ¬ pectedly good track was due to it having l ecn rolled dawnHelmet continuously from early dawn Helmet whirled and was as good as left at the post in the 10000 Grand Tiiion Hotel Stakes at Saratoga today and Torbel lino in near inside proximity to the favorite was forced to pull up in order to avert a threatened collision The double contretemps left only a quintette of twoyearolds in J E Maddens pair Edward and Lady Hubbard Harry Payne Whitneys Bobbin II B Duryeas Strike Out and F E Gard ¬ ners Statesman to battle for the rich prize Edward fit ripped in superb condition His coat shone like satin and his preliminary was wonderfully fetching Shilling rode Maddens colt to victory in a way that evoked favorable comment He made no prema ¬ ture move with Edward to overhaul Strike Out the Hying nonstaying pacemaker It would have in ¬ vited ultimate defeat as he only just staved off Bobbin by a wisely delayed stretch sprint The lat ters final challenge would have been effective with any oilier jockey but Sammy Sweet whose finish was so conspicuously weak that tlie almost leaving of the favorite at the iwst was forgotten forgottenSweet Sweet furnished a similar repetition of masterly inactivity on Miss Granville in the last race and a rcirart was circulated during the evening that Mad ¬ den had resigned second call on the California lad It seemed strange to see an inexperienced novice like Sweet preferred to ride a crack twoyearold in a big stake race over Walter Miller but such was the case the former champion jockey sitting around disengaged all afternoon afternoonThe The leaving of James It Kccues highly tried twoyearold Helmet created a veritable sensation in view of being an oddson favorite Trainer James Itowe was so chagrined over the result that he left tin track not even deigning to look at his colt as he stood at the judges stand waiting to be un ¬ saddled The starter said that Notter had Hogged Helmet while at the post one particular cut with hlri whip under tin belly causing him to sulk Tills was so palpable to Mr Cassidy that he warned tlie lotkey to desist and keep his mount straight Tlie warning was unheeded and the signal found Helmet both unwillingThe unready and unwilling The tabled history of the Grand Union Hotel Stakes is as follows Year Winner Wt Jockey Val Time 1901 King Hanover 11 T Burns i975 1134 1902 Grev Friar 114 T Burns 10990 113 1903 Highball 117 Fuller 10815 1144 11441K4 1K4 Siglfght 111 H Phillips 8250 115 1905 Battleaxe 117 Kedfern 8050 114 1006 Penarris 114 Shaw 8250 l13g 1907 Colin 127 W Miller 8250 113 1908 Edward 122 C II Shilg 8250 115 115It It proved mere play for Angelus to dispose of his hisopponents opponents including Danoscara and Kennyetto in the Champlain Handicap the secondary feature on the card run as the third race and he won with scarce the semblance of effort Kennyetto was very unruly at the post and delayed the start All but left the Sanford lilly developed a great burst t irly sneed but tired and was never formidable cifter going the first half The winner was the high ¬ est tried yearling in tlie Westbury establishment but he became vicious and on one occasion kicked a man so seriously that death resulted ami John W Rogers had him altered In his first start Angelus ran so badly that Rogers was disgusted witli him and he was subsequently sold to the Hitchcocks for 51700 51700TUe TUe tabled history of the Champlain Handicap is i given below Year Winner A Wt Jockey Val Time 1901 Itockton 4 124 Shaw 2300 15 Is 1902 Advce Guard5 129 Odom 2935 151 liO 1903 Africander 3 in IKS Fuller 2300 1551H4 156 1H4 Molly Brant 4 122 Odom 230 1555 1I05 15551I05 Doll Spanker4 lni Lyno 2300 153 1906 Dan elion 4 125 Sewell 2300 154 1541I07 1I07 152JIJOS Dan ollon 5 115 Kadtke 20 152J IJOS Angelus 111 C H Shilg 535 154 154A A mai carrying a firemans badge and said to have bee an emissary of Governor Hughes came to the track today After considerable trouble he se ¬ cured a letting commissioner who volunteered to Idace 10 on Whip Top in the first race The agent failed to get the bet down and the money was re ¬ turned to the intending bettor who had all the ear ¬ marks of a Rube constable constableThe The smallest field of the afternoon competed in the steeplechase at two miles It was a onesided affair Bayonet cantering i Bat his solitary op ¬ ponent in the last half w the will of his rider Members riderMembers of the Personal Liberty League to the number of 5000 headed bv several brass bands paraded up ami down Broadway before attending the mass meeting tonight at Convention Hall The immense building was nearly filled to suffocation with sympathizers of this popular movement

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