Record-Breaking Racing: Featured the Brilliant Season of Sport at Saratoga.; Recapitulation Shows Time-Shattering Contests of Almost Daily Occurrence., Daily Racing Form, 1918-09-03


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RECORD BREAKING RACING Featured the Brilliant Season of Sport at Saratoga Recapitulation Shows TimeShat ¬ tering Contests of Almost Daily Occurrence By J R Teffery TefferySaratoga Saratoga X Y September 2 The Saratoga meeting wliich came to an end Saturday was re ¬ markable in many resi ects none more so tlian tlie recordbreaking performances whick were almost of daily occurrence A recapitulation of the timeshat ¬ tering contests show what wonders Superintendent Uilly Myer accomplished in rebuilding the track trackBefore Before the meeting opened predictions were freely made in view of the apparent speediness of the newly constructed course as revealed liy the fast work of the horses in preparation for the racing that tlicre would be u general revision of the track records before tlie season was over Those predic ¬ tions have been realized Mew track records have Intii made for fiveeighths of a mile five and one half furlongs threequarters of a mile one mile one wile and threesixteenths one mile and one quarter and one mile and fivesixteenths These are the distances over which races are most fre ¬ quently rim here Doubtless new records would liuro been created for other distances had tlie op iwrlunitr been offered offeredIn In addition to the competitive records which the meeting lias yielded the present season of racing here will always be notable for lloamers remark ¬ able achievement in running the fastest mile on record in America when on August 21 carrying 110 pounds in a contest against time that wonderful gelding of Andrew Millers succeeded in surpassing the record of 135A made by Salvator over the straightaway course at Monmouth X Jf in 1890 Roaniers new record of 134 made over the ellip ¬ tical track here without the services of a pacemaker lias brought imperishable fame to the evergreen son of Knight Errant and Rose Tree II and nat ¬ urally stands out as the most sensational perform ¬ ance of the meeting meetingSUN SUN BRIARS FAST MILE MILEOther Other track records made during tlie progress of the meeliug that are likewise American records in ¬ clude Sun Itriars competitive mile in l3Gf ac ¬ complished under an impost of 113 pounds oil August 0 which record of Sun Itriars displaced the Ameri ¬ can record of l3GVi made by Amalfi over tlie hard surfaced trotting track at Syracuse some few years sigo and Cudgels mile and threesixteenths in liG uudur an impost of 131 pounds on August 16 wliich supplanted a record of 130 for the distance made earlier in the meeting by the filly Enfilade and Milton ISs 150 made at Latonia in 1913 Sun Briar ran in the colors of Willis Sliarpe Kilmer of Itinghamton N Y while Cudgel carried the silks of Commander J K L Ross of Montreal Que QueThe The track record for fiveeighths of a mile stood at 100 when the meeting opened It was four times reduced and now stands at 37 to tlie credit of Harry Payne Whitneys Pigeon Wing which fleet filly created the new mark with 115 pounds up on August 23 Lacework carrying 103 pounds first reduced the record for this distance to 59 on August 2 the following day Stickling made it 59 Mith 10 pounds and on August 10 Eternal further reduced it to 873 under 107 iiounds This stood until Pigeon Wing made the present record recordTlie Tlie record for five and onehalf furlongs was also repeatedly reduced On the opening day of the meeting Hilly Kelly equalled the old mark of 105 On August 5 Star Realm carrying 110 rounds re ¬ duced it to 105 The next day Lion dOr carry ¬ ing 100 pounds duplicated Star Realms feat and on the succeeding day Hannibal made the record 105H under Me heavy impost of 123 pounds A week later Be Frank cut the record to 105 and on August 22 John Sanfords fast filly Tuscaloosa reduced the mark to 10493 where it now stands Site carried 107 pounds poundsFAST FAST TIME FOR THEEEatTABTERS THEEEatTABTERSThe The record for threequarters of a mile stood at 111 upon tlie opening of the meeting On August TV R Cues sensational sprinter Polynielian carrying 129 pounds reduced it to 110 Not until August 22 was this record bettered Then Lieut Raymond Bclmonts filly Jyntec under 115 pounds ran the distance in 110 Tlie following day Polyineliau regained his lost laurels by running in the same time under the exacting impost of 140 pounds There the record stands to tlie joint credit of Jyntee and Polynielian There is no doubt that Polyiuelian would have reduced it even more but for a mishap in the early stages of the race in which he equalled Jyntees performance performanceOn On the day l efore Sun Briar created the existing track record of 1 G for the mile Buford had 1iliiillwl tlie old track record of 137 for that dis ¬ tance and It T WilsonV Corn Tassel in the succeeding race had cut the mark to 13716 which Continued ou second page RECORD BREAKING RACING Continued from first page plainly foreshadowed the greater events to follow M shortly shortlyAndrew Andrew Millers phenomenal gelding Roamer besides his notable feat in making a new American mark for the mile reduced the track record for one mile and a quarter from 204 to 202Vi on the opening day of the meeting He carried 129 pounds upon this occasion occasionOn On August 23 the plater Little Nearer running in the colors of R II Allies made a big cut in the record for a mile and fivesixteenths reducing it from 213 to 210 210The The only other instance in which this months racing affected the schedule of time marks in vogue when the season opened was when Water War ran seven eighths in 124 on August 20 equalling the old record recordTills Tills summarizes the results of a month of racing that should satisfy the most exacting demands of those who have a craving for recordbreaking speed demonstrations

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