Close Kenilworth Finish: Salvos Stake Race Victory by a Head from Ajom, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-22


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CLOSE KENILWORTH FINISH r- : Salvos Stake Race Victory by a Head From Ajom. Sir Clarence Only a Head Farther Back Jockey Burke Stars with Three Wins.. KKNIEWOBTir. Out., July 21. -In a spectacular finish with the three placed horses heads npart. Salvo, racing for Q. M. Hendrie, was returned the winner of the National Sporting Club Handicap at Kenilworth this afternoon. Ajom was the one to take second place, while Sir Clarence was third. The winner was ridden by II. J. Burke, set a good pace all the way and just lasted long enough to win by a short head. The dash was at a mile and a sixteenth for Canadian-bred three-year-olds and over and tho liberal endowment of ?5,000 was added. A silver cup was also presented to the owner of the winner by the National Sporting Club of Toronto. Off first to a good start, Salvo soon raced Algonquin into retirement and held a slight advantage when entering the stretch. Ajom and Sir Clarence both made their moves at the same time, with the latter on the outside. Salvo was carefully nursed by Burke and held on gamely under hard riding all through the final sixteenth. The race "was worth ,520 to the winner. The riding of II. J. Burke featured, apart from the stake race, an ordinary card. Burke was successful on three of his mountsMerrimac, Pongee and Salvo. The victory of Pongee, was a good one. although there might have been a different ending had not Kentish Boy run out on the en-tnTiice16the home stretch. The Nevada Stock Farms Billy Dunn graduated from the maiden ranks in an easy manner when he took a large band into camp in the running of tlie opening dash. Delhimar was second, while Beochares II. was third. Tlie heat of the past few days showed no sign of abatement, but it had no effect on the attendance, which again was large and enthusiastic. The track had dried out well and was fast when the starters paraded for the opening race. Trainer Sco field saddled his first winner for J. K. B. Boss when King Thrush was returned an easy winner from Besthoff and Breeze. The winner made the pace all the way. shook off Besthoff, and was going away at the end. On private terms the Nevada Stock Farm has sold to W. F. Knebelkamp the two-year-old Photoplay. W. C. Weant received word this morning of the death of Bon Otis, which was in foal to Joe Blair. The mare was kicked while in one of the pastures at Bruce Heads farm at Crestwood, Ky.. and died from internal injuries. Six of the Caiiada-breds in the Seagram Stable will be disposed of. Plans are nudcr way to materially reduce the size of the present string of racers. J. G. Wagnon arrived from Montreal this morning and turned over to W. Bichings the division of the Pelican Stable that had been racing in Canada. Some had been disposed of during the meetings at Montreal and the rest will be campaigned hero. Henry McDaniel left this morning with a division of the J. K. h. Boss stable for Saratoga. TwcP are in the band, headed by Billy Kelly. Jo--; v Gruneisen accompanied the stable and Claver will leave tonight.

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