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WESTERN HORSE IS WINNER HURON HANDICAP FALLS TO JOHN G. GREENER S COLT, COUNTLESS. Jockey Davis Makes Mistake of Taking Martinez, the Favorito. Out to Set the Pace — Helmet Runs Fast Mile. Saratoga. X. Y.. August 23. — For a feature this afternoon the Saratoga Assoeiation offered the Huron. a race Mint had its first running in HK1. It resulted" in a surprise when Countless, from 1 lie ■table of John G. Crooner, who tired Olambala and Oiseau, as well as other good raeers. was winner after a king streteli drive over S. C. Hil-dreths Hamilton Court and Harry La Montagues Martinez. The race furnished one of the best finishes of the meeting and it was not until the monitors were dismayed that the result was definitely known in the grandstand. Weather and track conditions were ideal and there was a big crowd in _ attendance. It is usual that on days when there in a race through the field the crowd is greater than on off days, but the card today, though it lacked that spectacular race, was first-class and there was no lack of interest from the winning of Caiidloberry in the oitening race to the victory of Thomas Hitchcocks fleet filly Bouncer In the last number of the day. Dalmatian -was named overnight in the Huron Handicap, tint he was sold yesterday to Iouis Winans and was shipped last night to New York. His absence really increased the interest in the running for the reason that the field was more evenly balanced with him out of the way. Martinez, as was uatural. was made first choice. Countless and Chief Kee had some following and there was support for Captain Cassatts I ayminster at a long price. In nioKt of his good races Martinez has come from he-hind. Today Jockey S. ltavis, who has made many mistakes during the season, changed tactics and took him to tile front at the rise of the barrier. He had speed enough to cut out all the pace, but he could not shake off Countless and through the stretch the Creencr three-year-old proved gamer under a drive. Ha ti.ptou Court, at long odds, because he had recently failed in a less fashionable field, was the one that Countless had to beat right at the finish. He came with a determined rush In the last furlong and in another stride he would. have been the winner. Martinez saved third place and the others in the field were well strung out at the finish, with Pretend a bad last. Rockvillc. J 4ui Sanfords Futurity candidate, guvc another exhibition of his worth when he easily disiHised of a smart lot of two-year-olds. There was another Futurity eligible in the field, David Dunlops Touch Me, but he failed to finish in the money, though his failure was purely due to hard luck all through the running. He broke last of the field of thirteen that started and through the stretch, just when he was racing over his company, he was pock-eted on the rail and had no chance to get through. James R. Kecnes Helmet won his first race of the meeting when he easily disposed of good opposition ill the mile handicap. He ran the distance In 1:38*. Spin, a Keene two-year-old that started in the last race, acled greenly all through the race and Thomas Hitchcock. Jr.s Bouncer was the winner, making a show of all her ommsition when she won by five lengths in one of the fastest races of the season. S. F. Hyman claimed Ferry Johnson out of the third lace today for 90. Jockeys Warren and Hoffman were each suspended for four days by starter Cassidy. I*. Dunne will ship his horses to Louisville Sep-temlicr lo. He will permit them to rest here until that date. Durante was badly kicked by Dullcare while at the post in the third race. He ran a good race after his injury to finish third, but came back to the scales lame. At the close of the present meeting trainer Hurley will ship the horses of K. K. Bradley to lyexington. James Butlers horses will go west in the same shipment. Rc|mrts hare been in circulation to the effect that Fitz Herbert had bowed a tendon. The son of E+hcltieit -Morganatic worked a half mile yesterday in ." ■ and S. C. Hildreth denies that there is .mv thing the matter with his crack coll.