Drawing near the Close: Saratoga Meetings Last Friday Devoid of Star Features, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-30


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DRAWING NEAR THE CLOSE Saratoga Meetings Last Friday Devoid of Star Features. : Thunderclap Concedes Weight and Wins the Chief Race Sedan Stays a Mile. 4 UY. J. L. DEMISEW SARATOGA SPRINGS, X. Y., August 29. Todays offering was the most featureless of any during the present meeting. The . sport was of the routine character, devoid of aay especial incident. Fine weather and a fast track were contributing factors in bringing out the big attendance present, there being many visitors from New York to witness the close of the sport here, which terminates tomorrow. Backers of favorites hail their troubles, for most of them, went down in-defeat. The mile and a quarter handicap; in which four ; started, was the headliner of the card and it pro-. duced a spectacular contest, with the victory finally going to Thunderclap over Thunderstorm, with Athlone in third place. The winner, carrying 12C. pounds, was conceding weight to all the others and his race was a sparkling one, for he came away in the last eighth to win comfortably. The entire ; quartet were in front at some part of the race. In . the early running it was Tetley .which: showed the way, bnt the 110 pounds he carried caused him to wilt before a half mile had been completed. Athlone took up the running where Tetley left off, but Thunderstorm made her give way just before. the stretch turn was rounded. The "Wilson repre-; sentative at this time seemed the probable winner, i but Thunderclap moved up in resolute stjle and an eighth from the finish challenged and after a brief duel drew out to win by a safe margin. HURRY AGAIN A FAILURE. The frequently disappointing Ilurry again proved a failure and succumbed to Jtuckhorn II, carrying the colors of The Reach Stable. -The early running of the race was flattering to the backers of Hurry, for lip was in a commanding lead and seemingly going easily and carrying the earmarks of a certain winner, but the final eighth found him tiring fast and when Buckhorn II. challenged in. undeniable style he gave way, but landed in second place. The battle for third place was a stirring one and the shorter portion of the purse went to Sadie T.. which beat Red Domino by inches. Buckhorn II. was entered for 1919.sh00 and was bid to ,500 and bought by G. W. Forman. A crack band of sprinters tried conclusions in the third race at three-quarters, and it restated in a victory for R. F. Carmans Startling, which beat S. C. Ilildreths Lord Brighton after a hard last eighth drive. The veteran Old Rosebud, making his first start of the meeting, landed in third place, , but was disqualified for his jockeys action in cutting across in front of the other and impeding Crank sharply. The incident came when Old Rosebud and Crank were measuring strides almost on even terms and about to round the first turn. Mc-Cabe, on Old Rosebud, guided his mount toward the inside and pinched off Crank and the latter in turn interfering with George Starr. Old Rosebud went into the lead as. a result of his jockeys action, but the old horse tired in the stretch and was passed by Startling and Lord Brighton. in turn. He held on gamely though and outstayed the fast coming George Starr. Crank, after being forced back, continued gamely, but the last eighth found him out of any chance. DORCAS OUTSTANDING UPSET. An outstanding upset came with the running oC the third race, in which Dorcas was thought to have the purse at her mercy, but the best she could do was to land in third place, the winner turning up in Sedan, with Harry Breivogel in second place. The trio of placed ones had the race between themselves from the start, but Dorcas gave way when pressed hard and the final resnlt was between Sedan and Harry Breivogel, the former winning by a closo margin. Dorcas tired fast near the end, and with a bit farther to go Romeo, which had been far back for the first half mile, but had closed an immenso gap, would have been third. K. R. Bradleys Porte Drapeau, which at one time was held to be the making of a real crack, and at various times lias been tried highly and found wanting, was in with a cheap band of maidens in the fifth race at one mile, and had no difficulty in leading them all the way to win by as big a margin as his rider elected. He took the lead right at the start and was hard held throughout, but Boyle found difficulty in stopping him after the finish, and he circled the course again before he could be brought under control. The battle for second place through the last eight Avas spirited, P. G. King, by virtue of his inner rail position, managing .to beat Wllfrcda right at the end, with the fast tiring Courcelles following. A good band of youngsters started in the final dash, with Genua most in favor and Captain Continued, oa tulrfl page. v DRAWING NEAR THE CLOSE Continued from first page. Hershler and Truly Rural next in demand. The speedy Star Court succeeded in sprinting into a long lead right after the start and he appeared a certain winner after rounding into the stretch, but-Ambrose on the Whitney representative persevered in strenuous fashion and was rewarded in the last few strides when Star Courts tiring enabled Truly Rural to get up in the last twenty yards to win by a head. Captain Hershler, under hard riding, managed to outstay Germa. The latter was outrun all the way, but suffered from interference. Jockey McCabe was suspended for the remaining day of the meeting for his rough riding on Old Rosebud. War God twisted one of his plates and received numerous cuts from it during the running of yesterdays fourth race. It was the main cause for his failure to land in a more forward position. "Everything is rounding into fine codition," said Dr. McCully when asked how the ailing horses are coming along. "Even the crippled ones which met their injuries during the reeenfepidemic of cut-downs will be able to be moved when the time comes for their owners to ship from here," The most seriously injured are Furlough, Believe Me Girls and Hob Hensley. T. C. McDowells horses will be shipped to Kentucky as S.OOU as a car can be had for their transportation. It is the intention of Mr. McDowell to depart for Lexington Sunday. Harry Stevens, caterer on all New York tracks, announced today he had closed with the Jefferson. Parish track management for the catering concession at the Jefferson Park track during the coming winter season. Jockey Loftus will ride Bryngar in the Dominion Nursery Stakes, to be run at Blue Bonnets track, Montreal, Monday. Jockey Ericson will also go to Montreal and have the mounts on starters that trainer James Boden will send to the post in the Kings Plate and Nursery Stakes. Sycamoor has been sold by G. W. Forman to P. T. Chinn, acting for Lawrence Waterbury. A consignment of horses owned by J. E. Madden, Jules Garson and Jerry Carroll were shipped to Belmont Park this afternoon.

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