Saratoga Meeting Highly Successful., Daily Racing Form, 1913-08-13


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SARATOGA MEETING HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL All accounts agree that the Saratoga meeting is a huge success W 15 Clemence turf editor of the New York Telegraph writes as follows Looking back over the lirst seven days of racing here since 1110 the Saratoga Association is indeed to be con ¬ gratulated The success with which the meeting is iKiiiff attended is even beyond the hopes of the most sanguine Everything has combined to mark the rehabilitation of the sport at this delightful resort as a lougtoberememlered event The racing itself has been of a high order and the llelds have shown both quality and quantity quantityIn In the twoyearold division Old Rosebud ranks uj well with the highest class colts of former years His victory In the Flash Stakes when he picked up 124 pounds and defeated the pick of the prominent eastern stables stamps him a colt of the highest caliber Horsemen who have raced on the Kentucky courses are sanguine that the great son of Uncle Ivory Bells is a real champion While there are many colts and fillies in the barns of eastern owners that have not been uncovered it is doubtful If any of the lot will take the measure of this sterling performer performerThe The New York Sun prints the following under a Saratoga date line of Sunday last lastThe The brilliant sport provided yesterday by the Saratoga Association has assured the success of the meeting here It is the consensus of opinion from old followers of racing that even in the palmy days a better balanced card was seldom presented It was no surprise to New Yorkers to see August Bel iiion ts grand threeyearold Rock View come gal ¬ loping home In tbe Travers Stakes Excuses for Hawthorn were forthcoming from the westerners who maintain that the son of Hastings which was taken ill while racing in Canada has not yet fully recovered and certainly was not wound up for a race over the stake distance of a mile and a quarter They look for vast improvement before the meeting ends Outside of the success of Rock View the easterners were encouraged by the improvement shown bj Prince Eugene which had run in disap ¬ pointing fashion in his recent races at Belmont Park Jefferson Livingston was so Impressed with the running of Prince Eugene that late last night be purchased the promising threeyearold from H P Wliituey This new figure In the racing world is doiuff his best to get a good stable together togetherRock Rock View and Hawthorn are scheduled to meet In two more races before the meeting ends and the westerners look forward with confidence to the Saranac Handicap on August 19 when the distance of one mile will be more in favor of their champion Rock View in view of his great form yesterday will be asked to carry big weight but with A L Astes Ten Point as another contender it is ex ¬ pected that the Belmont crack will have to do his level best In order to win winContrary Contrary to general expectations a review of the seven days of racing shows that the invading contingent made up of campaigners from the west and Canada has failed to demonstrate all round superiority over the home division as represented by thoroughbreds which raced at Belmont Park Whwi Old Rosebud walked away with the Flash Stakes on the opening day the downfall of the east was freely predicted Since then however only two of the stake fixtures have gone to the invaders the Spinaway won by Casuarinu and the North American Steeplechase In which the Canadian jumper Wickson was victorious Against this tin cast ban captured seven of the rich stakes and has established a decided superiority in the threeyear old ami aged division to offset the supremacy shown liv the western twoyearolds

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