More Muddy Track Racing: Weather Conditions Still Unfavorable at Saratoga and Affects Attendance, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-17


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MORE MUDDY TRACK RACING. WEATHER CONDITIONS STILL UNFAVORABLE AT SARATOGA AND AFFECTS ATTENDANCE. B. T. Wilson Has His Turn of Good Luck and Captures Two Races With Killdee and Mannclien Butterscotch II. a Winner. By J. L. Dempsey. Saratoga, X. Y., August 16. R. T. Wilson, president of the Saratoga Racing Association, scored a double tliis afternoon with representatives of his stable and, on each occasion, he lost bis horse via the bidding up route. M. I Reynolds was the buyer of both horses. The victories of the Wilson starters included the Catskill Stakes, which served as- a feature of a card lacking in any secial merit. Killdee, on which Troise had the mount, triumphed in the stake over J. J. Lillis, with Harry Shaw following. The winner was favored by his light impost and also showed the gift of racing well In the stilt going. The stake had a net value of 51,580, and the winner, entered to be sold for ,500, was advanced to ,500, at which figure trainer Thomas Henley ceased making a protecting bid. The Catskill Stakes was first run for in 1901, and its history since that time to the present is here shown in condensed form: Tear. Winner. A.Wt. Jockey. Val. Time. 1001 Carbuncle 4 11S McCue ,730 1:17 1002 Swiftmas 7 120 Odom 2.2S5 1:27 1003 Highlander ....4 111 Redfern ... 2,335 1:32 1904 Ascension 5 105 Ilildebrd .. 2,055 1:20 1905 Geranium j 4 100 Lyne 2,305 1:27, 190G Merry Lark ...4 105 W. Miller.. 1,930 1:26 1907 Dreamer 5 10S W. Knapp.. 1,905 1:25 1908 Angelus 4 103 O. H. Shilg 065 1:27 1909 Reaucoup 4 111 Creevy .... 075 1:30 1910 Pretend 3 99 G. Garner. . 1,165 1:28 1913 Ella Bryson 5 106 J. McTagt. 675 1:25 1914 G rover Hnghes.6 10S II. Marco... 675 1:25 1915"Yankee Notns.5 114 J. Loftus... 675 1:29 1916 Conning Tower.4 121 H. Shilling. 1,060 1:2 1917 Killdee 3 94 R. Troise.. 1,580 1:29 Distance 3-4 mile in 1901. No racing in 1911 and 1912. The other Wilson starter to be tsiken away was Stnnuchcn, winner in the second race, which also run well in the muddy, going, and won in easy style from Pollyanna, with Meditation following mid the supposed good thing. Spring Song, coming fast. Mannclien was entered to be sold for .00, and Reynolds advanced him to 1,100, at which figure he secured him. J. W. Schorr Uncovers a Good One. John W. Schorr, whose operations this year here have up to the present been greatly subdued gave ft reminder this afternoon that he is still a factor to be reckoned with when he uncovered the. Kngllwli-bred Butterscotch II. and won the principal race on the racing curd, a handicap at three-quarters, contested by some fairly good ones. The colt simply smothered- his opponents with speed and won iu an easy cantpr. Tea Caddy landing in second place and Hussy third. It was the first time that Butterscotch II. had been seen under colors as n three-yoar-old. He was acquired by his present owner from Howard lots during the fall La-tonia meeting, suffered from illness during the winter and his training had to be suspended last spriug on account of leg ailment. lie showed himself to be far above the ordinary by his impressive victory and, that his connections regarded him with high favor, was evidenced in the confident support they accorded him. Threatening and showery weather, coupled with a heavy track and a lack of an outstanding racing feature, was responsible for a falling oft in attendance. Because of the diflicult going there were numerous withdrawals, but this resulted in benefit for the sport as it left the different fields of average size and even caliber. Warsaw, whicli was acquired by J. O. Talbott yesterday on private terms, won for his new owner at the tirst asking when he landed in advance of those starting in the lifth race. Incidentally it marked the first winner that W. Crump has piloted in some time. Right was the runiier-un in this race, but hard pressed by Precise, which gained with a rush near the end. The closing race marked another -victory for James Corrigau, who recently took over the Wiek-liffc Stable. His representative in this was the Disguise Umbra colt, Rahu, whicli showed himself to be at home in the going and outstayed J. E. Wideners filly. Memories II., with the fast-coming Wood Violet landing third. The Avinner was the medium of extensive support. Jockey J. Morys joined the suspended ranks, the starter inflicting on him a five day term, for disobedience at the post in the opening race. Rumors were ripe today, that Price McKinney would shortly return to racing ns an owner and, that he also had under consideration to enter the ranks of breeders on an extensive scale. The gos-tBips also had it that Mr. McKinney was negotiating with J. E. Madden for the transfer of the recently acquired acreage of the former J. B. Haggins El-mendorf estate, that is now part of Hamburg Place. When asked regarding the matter Mr. Madden said "no such luck." Jockey Frank Murphy, who was recently injured by a fall on Pleasant Dreams, received graver hurts than was at first thought and he will suspend until the opening of the Lexington meeting September 11. Maclay Hoyne, the noted states attorney of Cook county, Illinois, was among todays visitors. He is resting with his family at Lake George and plans to take in the racing for the remainder of the meeting here. Mr. Hoyne is a keen advocate of clean sport and an admirer of thoroughbred racing, when conducted in wholesome fashion. Livingston Racers Fail to Take a Purse. Jefferson Livingstons urgent business affairs enforced the curtailment of his stay here and he departed last night for New York. It was the first time that he has attended a meeting for a stay of any lengthy duration that he has failed to see his colors flash to victory at least once. The Livingston racers have not won a race here lip to date. E. R. Bradley has secured on private terms from . W. H. Baker the two-year-old Paul Connelly. Jockey Mott, after being discharged from the W hospital as well, suffered a relapse and was returned to the institution last night. A considerable sum is expected by the Saratoga Association for the Red Cross, tomorrow being set aside as Red Cross day and the complimentary list will be entirely suspended. Jockey T. McTaggart was among the visitors this afternoon. He came from New York and will seek to get a hearing before the Jockey Club stewards, with a view to having his license restored. J; W. May will send his own and the horses of .Continued on second page. MORE MUDDY TRACK RACING. Continued from first page. Schwartz Brothers, the entire consignment com-prisiug nineteen horses, to Aqueduct, where they will be rested until .the opening of that meeting. Mr. Mny has now eight yearlings at Douglas Park, where they are being broken by A. Luzader and plans later to shin his entire string to the Louisville course, where they will be wintered. John Hachmeister, general manager of the Douglas Park and Latonia tracks, will leave here Friday for New York, where he will select the handsome trophies that go with the valuable stake offerings at his tracks and will then go on to Cincinnati to attend preliminaries attending the opening of his race meetings. He was highly gratified with tlie numerous entries- that he received here to tlie fixtures that will be decided at the tracks under Ids -management. . The stakes at Churchill Downs have also been filling in liberal style, according to H- C Apple-gate, who is here looking after the interests of the New Louisville Jockey Club.

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