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SARATOGA IN FULL SWING GREAT CROWD IN ATTENDANCE IS WELL REWARDED TODY TAKES TEE SENECA STAKES IN HER FIRST RACE OF THE YEAR SENNINGS PARK TRIUMPHS OVER THUNDERCLAP IN A DESPERATELY CONTESTED FINISH SAUATOGA. N. V.. August :i. W. P. Durchs chestnut three-year-old filly Tody, which a year ago showed her nimble heels over this strip of racing ground to a fair band of youngsters and has since been in retirement, duplicated her initial triumph this afternoon in practically the same fashion, when siie led the others that made the contest for tlie Seneca Selling Stakes, at three-quarters, and worth ,700 net, to win with her rider McAtre glancing over his shoulder to observe tlie futile efforts of Ararat, a Harry Payne Whitney representative. Following Ararat cam! P.illy Mclaughlin, which had divided attention with the Whitney colt for favoritism. Perfect post manners gave Tody the advantage at the start, for she took a good lead at once, pursued by Guvnor, Dilly Mclaughlin and Ararat. She kept steadily to her task and was always mistress of the situation. Guvnor gave way to Ararat on tlie stretch turn and P.illy McLaughlin gave evidence of trouble in making the turn. He finally came wide into tlie stretch, but showed gaining speed in tlie last eighth. The others at this stage were too far in advance for him to overcome their lead, and he had to be ridden hard at the finish to outstay the fast coming Cimarron. Improved weather and perfect track conditions, coupled with a better racing offering, were factors drawing an increase in attendance, but at that .it was not. up tt. the measure of meetings past. There is also in absence of the betting activity of previous years. The racing was wholesome, some of the finishes being of the thrilling variety, witli the official placing determining the winners. The grumblers were busy before the third raee the Lake George Handicap over the mile distance. Their chief plaint was that Fator and Sande, botli under contract to the Dancocas Stable establishment, had mounts in the race, Sande being astride .Sennings: Park, an outstanding favorite, and Fator riding the Dnneocas-owned Thunderclap. Outside of eastern tracks this is not allowed; it creates unnecessary talk from irresponsible ones. FINE RIDERS IN A DUEL. In this case it produced a real contest by virtue of the hard riding on the part of both jockeys, that possibly will not he duplicated again at this meeting. Sande on Sennings Park prevailing in the last stride, but only after Fator had displayed his best wares in artistic horsemanship, as well as trickery. Finding Sennings Park challenging dangerously in tlie last eighth he ranged Thunderclap alongside of him and dexterously began boring over. 1 Sande retaliated by pointing Sennings Park in. and . the pair engaged in a bumping match for several strides. It was hummer and tongs in the last seventy yards, with Sande virtually lifting his nicunt across tlie finish, incites in advance. Paul Jones followed the pair a couple of lengths behind. The mile, in l:37vs, was the best so far this meeting. The introductory scramble, patterned after French Claiming custom, found nine of the original fourteen ready for the barrier, with tlie Coe-Knapp-Karrick owned and trained Frizlot and Pahnska installed the choices. Disappointment was in store; for their backers, for Pahaska, the mainstay of the pair, was beaten home by Perigourdiue. although Pahaska ran as if the best. His failure was in the main due to Wilsons lack of post alertness and the start found him in the rear division far back of the leaders. The colt ran gamely and by virtue of staying close to the inner rail, which enabled hint to save much ground, he gained steadily and gave promise in tlie stretcli of overhauling Peri-gourdine, but. Dobinson kept hard at work on the leader and Pahaska tired near the end from his exhaustive early effort. Fluff, another outsider, ran a good race to finish in third place. An even dozen two-year-olds of the better grade were starters in the second race, with opinion fairly well divided at the outset, but near post time well centered about Oil Man, Digheart. Pegasus, Sleiveconard and Dud Fisher. The fast aetioned Marylander. Digheart, was nimblest at the start, but he failed to get far away front Dud Fisher, and he in turn was pursued closely by Oil Man and Pegasus, the latter forced to race wide on account of an extreme outpr post position. Digheart soon had Dud Fisher beaten and was unattended when approaching the last eighth, but just when his supporters were ready to proclaim him victor came Oil Man with u challenge that ultimately prevailed, and he won in the last stride. Pegasus was close up and is likely to reverse the order :f the finish with the leaders in the immediate future, as he was forced to lose considerable ground by his wide route. Dud Fisher tired badly and Sleiveconard. which had only a couple of hours prevously been bid in for 0,000 for his owners account, did not show that he was worth the price. Lack of post alertness on the part of Elisor occasioned the downfall of :t staunchly supported one that showed by his performance superiority over those which beat him home, Elisor was aboard Hobey Daker in tlie fifth race at a mile and ingot him practically left at the barrier, but he came on gamely, although forced to close an immense gap, and was right on the heels of Lady Gertrude and Paradcr. which had staged a desperate and enjoyable battle for the purse, noses separating them at the end, with Lady Gertrude the victor. McAtee rode Lady Gertrude in faultless fashion and it was partly due to his skillful riding exhibition that she lasted it out. Fair Gain, which had divided esteem witli Hobey Daker. raced prominently for tliree-iuarters only and then gave way badly. W. II. Coes establishment was unfortunate in the racing of this afternoon. It had a pair of lepresentatives, Pahaska and Arapahoe, as starters, respectively, in the first and last races. Dotli were best and should have won off in each instance, l-nt jockey Wilson, who was up. caused their downfall. On Arapahoe he finisncd first by as big a margin as he elected, but. the stewards took cog-niitauce of jockey Carrolls complaint that his mount Driganua had been badly impeded as a result of Wilsons rough riding. Wilson was interrogated at length and at the conclusion of the interview Arapahoe was disqualified and the award of the purse went to Current Events, which had finished Mcond. Driganna wa? given second place and Coming moved up into third money. The worst interference suffered by Driganua came three-eighths from tlie finish, where she was forced back sharply as a result of Wilsons taking Arapahoe, across her path. Wilson will be absent from the saddle for a period of ten racing days by order of the stewards because of his rough riding. Pa-haskas defeat in the opener was due to Wilsons failure to vet away from the post with tlie other starters. Lieutenant Thomas MeCreary was among the visitors this afternoon. He is stationed at Fort Meyers and has charge of the training of the dozen or more thoroughbreds, including the noted steeplechaser Wcldship, which will take part in thi 3UO mile endurance test to be decided next fall. Hal Price Headley was called back suddenly to Lexington by tlie illness of his father. VENERABLE MRS. DAINGERFIELD DIES. Word was received at a late hour on Tuesday night of tlie death of Mrs. F. A. Daingerlield. mother of Algernon Daingerlield. tlie assistant secretary of the Jockey Club, and of Miss Elizabeth Daingerlield. perhaps the best-known horsewoman in the Cnited States. Mrs. Daingerlield had not 1 been in good health for some time. She made her I home with Miss Elizabeth at the Haylands Farm near Lexington. Miss Daingerlield was in Saratoga i with a number of her yearlings, which are to be 1 sold in tlie local market, and she left for home at once. Mrs. Daingerlield was a line gentlewoman of the old school and vied with her daughters in making it pleasant for callers during her life in Kentucky. She had a large circle of friends in Virginia, where she and Major Daingerlield lived for many years and where most of their children were born. Sam C. Hiidreth was the contending bidder on Sleiveconard, but he quit at 0,000. Todays arrivals included Kay Speuee from I.a-toiiia. He announced the severance of his connection witli the W. V. Thraves Stable and that, in the final settlement, he took over the horses Mile. Dazie, Legal, War Spirit, Miss Fontaine. Granite Waie, Lady Astor, Field Lark, Colored Hoy, Stonewall, The Airginian and two yearlings. They are now at Latonia resting until the racing begins there. ij .jfl die remainder of the horses formerly racing in the Thraves colors, comprising Minto II., Southern Gentleman, Tryaman, Miss Pattie and several yearlings, are at Lexington. Minto II. is still on the ailing list, his injury received in his last race failing to yield to treatment as readily as was expected. Schwartz Dros. secured privately yesterday the filly Herd Girl, which is intended by them for breeding purposes afier she finishes racing. The two-year-old Morvicu gave another exhibition of his remarkable speed this morning when he worked five-eighths of a mile in 50 Mi. He covered the first quarter in 22, three-eighths in 3-1 and a half mile in -lOh. The colt carried in excess of 120 pounds and was ridden by jockey Frank Kcogh in Ids trial. John It. Morris was an arrival front Kentucky today, to remain for the auction sales. Jockey J. Zoeller. who was unseated front Fly Dall soon after the start of the second race, escaped with a shaking up. Dlowing Dubbins is done racing for this year. He fell lame this morning and Dr. McCully advised his retirement. He will be rested and returned to Idle Hour Farm. Dit of Wiiite also showed symptoms of lameness after her gallop this morning, but it is not regarded seriously. P.lack Servant still went a bit choppy in his gallop this morning, but is fast rounding to normal form. Jockey J. Uodriguez was the first to feel tlie starters displeasure, for disobedience while at the post in tlie second race, and was suspended for five days.