Saratoga Card Is Riddled: Scratching By The Wholesale Greatly Reduces Fields At Spa.; Semprite Carries Colors of George J. Long to Victory in Days Principal Race, a Highweight Handicap at Three-Quarters of a Mile., Daily Racing Form, 1913-08-12


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SARATOGA CARD IS RIDDLED SCRATCHING BY THE WHOLESALE GREATLY REDUCES FIELDS AT SPA Semprite Carries Colors of George J Long to Victory in Days Principal Race a Highweight Handi ¬ cap at ThreeQuarters of a Mile Saratoga X Y August 11 The blue pencil played havoc witli the card today and when the scratches bad all been made the fields had been So reduced that most of them were on the light order The various races were well contested how vcr and speculation was lively A handicap for all ages that was third on the card was meant to lie the days feature but this suffered more by swatches than any other race and only five of the fourteen carded responded to the bugle call Sickle and Presumption were the choices but they both jnet defeat The winner turned up in Semprite from the stable of George J Long Semprite made all of the pace and woii easily from Hying Yankee which in turn had no trouble in beating Sickle SickleThe The steeplechase was nothing more ihan a cantor for Cliftonian and it was marred by a poor ride that Tinkey gave Repentant equal choice with liitoiiian For the first mile Repentant ran under a strong pull and it looked as if she could pass riiflouhui at any time her rider chose Tuekcy took matters easily with the result that Cliftonian opened a big gap and won by twenty lengths Tin race aroused considerable unfavorable comment commentJefferson Jefferson Livingston added two more horses to his trlng when lie purchased the threeyearold Prince Kigene and the good sprinter Iron Mask from Ilarrv Payne Whitney It is said that 0000 was given for Prince Eugene and 20000 for Iron Mask but the lastnamed amount appears to l e u trifle high anil few believe that such i price was paid Jockey paidJockey McCahey was unable to ride today as lie is in a hospital One report had it that he was in an automobile accident last night and received un ugly cut on the head while the other had it that ie had an attack of rheumatism He has been a sufferer from the last named affliction for some time 4 Jockeys Ford ami J Henry are now on the suspen lon list Ford forltlm rest of the meeting and Henry for ton days IFTsPsald that during the running of the third and fifth races on Friday last these boys were guilty of grasping the bridles of each others horses during the racing Ford has only been back in I lie saddle for a few days following suspension by his employer Frederick Johnson JohnsonThe The entries for the stakes of the Ontario Jockey Club which will be decided at Woodbine In the fall had their closing today and reports had it that a large number of nominations were made from here as many of the stables that have been racing in Canada will return there at the end of this meeting meetingIt It is more than likely that the meeting here will be extended to Include Labor Day There was a report to this effct early in the meeting but it was denied by Secretary Andrew Miller But now the matter has been taken under advisement with the chances in favor of the extension extensionJoe Joe Delliold was bid up after winning and it cost his owner 505 to protect him Dave Leary and Larry Carey doing the bidding This is the second time Unit this horse has recently been a target for the halter man as he was bid up after winning a race at Belmont Park ParkCapt Capt 1L II hmnions owner of Rmlolfo was among the arrivals today Rudolfo and two other horses belonging to Capt Emmous arrived here a few days ago Capt Emmons reports that Rudolfo is again in condition to race and will be seen with the colors up in a few days daysIt It is more than likely that August Belmont R T Wilson and many other prominent owners will ship some horses for the twodays meeting that will be held at Syracuse next month as they wish to help the meeting along Thoroughbred running races have been substituted this year for the automobile races that are usually held heldThe The fall meeting at Piping Rock will probably be held on October 5 7 and 9 Two of the stakes to be run will have their closing on Friday next They are the IIarlx r Hill Cup for threeyearold jumpers 1or which Clarence II Mackey donates 8000 in added money and a cup and the Piping Rock Oaks for threeyearold fillies 1000 added addedTamed Tamed Milton the wellknown starter who lias been spending a few days in Montreal was among todays arrivals arrivalsW W Allen received a nasty fall when Garth fell in the steeplechase but escaped injury except for a severe shaking up He was taken to a local hos ¬ pital

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