Sanford Stables Luck Is Turning: Amsterdam Turfmen Expected to Figure Prominently at Saratoga--About Senor Diaz Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-02


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SANFORD STABLES LUCK IS TURNING TURNINGAmsterdam Amsterdam Turfmen Expected to Figure Promi ¬ nently at Saratoga About Senor Diaz Horses By J K Jeffery JefferyXew Xew York August 1 The luck of the Sanford stable has taken a turn for the better of late and the colors of the noted Amsterdam breeder have been carried to the fore upon several occasions re ¬ cently culminating in the pleasing debut made by the pride of the stable Tippity Witchet at the Empire City track on Tuesday last This good threeyearold purchased for 20600 from the Brighton Stable last fall after having made an exceptional record for consistency as a twoyear old is in superb form to meet his Saratoga engage ¬ ments to fit him for which Tuesdays race was the final test to which he was subjected It was only an exercise gallop for him and those who saw him in action have an idea that he must be given con ¬ sideration before the threeyearold supremacy is decided He is still a small horse and for this reason there is a disposition to question his ability to carry high weights as well as some of the other candidates for the threeyearold crown But it sometimes happens that a small chunky horse of Tippity Witchets type carries weight better than big horses He showed the same perfect disposition before and after his race of Tuesday that was such a characteristic tij tijhis his frequent appearances in public last year Hif is a member of the division of the Sanford stablcjthat W J Young is training Several of Mr Youngs charges have scored of late and it is evident that he has lost none OIL the skill as a trainer that led to his engagement by Mr Sanford frThe fr The stable of Senor A II Diaz wealthy Cuban turfman will be shipped to the Oriental Park track at Mariaiiao Cuba within the next few days The horses comprising tuls stablewill get a resf during the remainder of the summer so as to be in proper condition for the winter racing season in Cuba Orestes the star of the string has not had an opportunity to show his real form since his arrival in this country following a successful cam ¬ paign at Oriental Park last winter It is an open secret that he was started in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico last spring when really unfit to fill that engagement and this had the effect of giving him a setback from the effects of which he has not yet recovered His owner is so much of a sports ¬ man however that he instructed his trainer L II Baxter to keep on racing the horse in higli class company regardless of his inability to win and all other considerations considerationsSENOR SENOR DIAZ A GOOD SPORTSMAN SPORTSMANSenor Senor Diaz has strengthened his stable for the coming winter campaign in Cuba by judicious pur ¬ chases made with a eye to their utilization later on in the breeding stud which he is establishing along approved lines at a magnificent country estate which he maintains near Havana He al ¬ ready has the nucleus for a successful stud and the example which he is setting probably will in ¬ fluence other wealthy Cubans to go in for racing and breeding on a pretentious scale Senor Diaz spent several months about Xew York while his stable was racing hereabouts and made a splendid impression by his wholesouled sportsmanship sportsmanshipHe He is a man of immense wealth perhaps en ¬ joying a greater income than any other man in Cuba chiefly derived from a fabulously rich copper mine developed by his recently deceased father who was one of the original members of the Cuba American Jockey Club and who took a keen inter ¬ est in Cuban racing until his death last winter The younger Diaz probably is destined to become one of the pillars of the turf in Cuba CubaThe The victory of Approval on Monday at Empire City closely followed the purchase of that horse by John M Crane a welltodo California rancher who has not figured prominently on the turf since the close of racing at Oakland where in the golden days of the California turf his colors were carried with signal success by Byrouerdale John H Sliee han and other useful platers Mr Crane also took a hand at bookmakiug in the old days but nowa ¬ days he takes the other end of the sport and is accounted an exceptionally good judge of a horses form formHugh Hugh L Jones a former bookmaker well known from coast to coast Al Koenigsburg Little Henry Freylinghausen Will Hall and Charles Baird are other Californians who are regular attendants at Xew York racing The firstnamed has recently disposed of the interest which he owned in the Denver baseball club and which turned out to be an unprofitable venture Al Koenigsburg is credited with being one of the most successful patrons of the layers on the Xew York trucks this year yearIt It is said that the Empire City meeting just closed enabled most if not all of the layers to recoup their previous losses of this year and place a balance on the other side of their ledgers

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