Some Features In The History Of The Saranac Handicap, Which Is The Chief Saratoga Race Of This Afternoon, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-20

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SOME FEATURES IN THE HISTORY OF THE SARANAC HANDICAP WHICH IS THE CHIEF SARA ¬ TOGA RACE OF THIS AFTERNOON The central feature at Saratoga is the running of the Saranac Handicap a dash of a mile for threeyearolds which since its first running in 1901 has furnished many highly enjoyable contests especially since ts distance was changed from a mile and an eighth to a mile Its possibility of some time befng the medium for the making of a new mile record was hinted at last year when Uncles fast son Motor Cop won it in 1 36 Its best record at a mile and an eighth was made by the great racer Hermis in 1902 when he won it in 151 which allowing for the difference in the speed of the track then and how was a performance of quite extraordinary merit It has never been a race of any extremely great value its high mark being 5675 when Molly Brant won it for owner John Sanford in 1903 But its convenient distance appeals to owners and among its recent winners aside from Motor Cop have been such brightly shining stars of racing as Field Mouse Ten Point Stromboli Regret Dodge and Midway It had eightynine nominations this year with Purchase Eternal and Hannibal among them Unluckily the two last named are not of those named to start otherwise one of the most interesting races of the meeting would have been in pros ¬ pect The condensed history of the Saranac is here presented tour First Jockeys Wt Second SecondBaron Wt Third Wt Val 1901 Dublin Shaw 113 Baron Pepper 104 Chuctanunda 109 3850 1902 Hermls Rice 122 Whiskey King 104 Cunard 115 5150 1903 Molly Brant J Martin 100 Shortboso 120 Grey Friar 112 5G75 1904 Dolly Spanker Shaw 115 St Valentine 112 Fort Hunter 120 3850 1905 Dandelion OXeillillO Merry Lark 112 Bedouin 118 3850 1900 Gallavaut Mliler119 Tiptoe 118 3850 1907 Vails i Miller 113 113D Rio Grande 90 Don Enrique 102 3850 1908 Golconda D McCarthy 97 Thomas Calbonn 100 Crack Shot 94 350 1909 Fleid Mouse E Dugan Wintergreen 112 Gliding Belle 102 1410 1910 Martinez iS JDaTl5112 107 StarbMOe i nft3TenSr7anf I Lof tns 12 12A Nightstick 106 Leocbares 116 1855 1914 Stromboli A Neylon113 Punch Bowl 114 Gainer 118 1495 1915 Regret J Notter123 Notter123F Trial by Jury 114 Lady Rotha 108 1050 1916 Dodge F Murphy 125 Spur 127 Tea Caddy 107 1500 1917 Midway J Butwelll8 Corn Tassel 118 Hollister 1918 Motor Cop W Knapp119 The Porter 118 Tip Witchet No racing in 1911 and 1912 Distance 1 18 miles from 1901 to 1908 inclusive also in 1910

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