Another 0,000 Race Near: Historic Belmont Stakes to Be Run Early in June--Prospects Good for Big Field--Pillory Sure Starter., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-25


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ANOTHER 50000 RAGE NEAR NEARHistoric Historic Belmont Stakes to Be Run Early in inJune June Prospects Good for Big Fielj Pillory Sure Starter StarterBY BY C J FITZ GERALD GERALDNEW NEW YORK N Y May 21 The Belmont Stakes to be run at Belmont Park on Satur ¬ day June 10 the oldest and most searching of the threeyearold tests decided in the United States will have a iarga and well matched field of contestants contestantsUnlike Unlike last year when Grey Lag dominated the situation or in 1920 when Man o War was far superior to the others of his age the Belmont Stakes of 1922 is an open race and is certain to excite the greatest interest If it only served as the medium for a second meeting between Pillory and Hea the heroes of the Preakness the contest would be worth while but included in the eligibles are the most promising of the threeyearold division of the year with the exception of Morvich which was not entered for the Belmont BelmontBecause Because it may bring together for the first time this year colts that took part in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness it is a race of the first importance not only to the public which will benefit by the spectacle but to the breeders of the country as well for no other event on the American turf marks the stayer more certainly as it is an eighth farther than the Derby and a quarter of a mile longer than the Preakness It is an event where stoutness of heart and bottom prevail prevailj j In all the years that the race has been a beacon light for breeders showing the way to excellence there has never been so many con ¬ testants whose merits would warrant their owners starting them for the 50000 prize As there are four awards with 5000 to second 2000 to third and 1000 to fourth as well as premiums of 2000 and 1000 to the nominators of first and second horses respectively it is a race whose influence is widespread There is also a substantial offer ¬ ing in plate by President August Belmont of the Westchestcr Racing Association son j of the fine sportsman in whose honor the race was named fiftyfive years ago almost a decade before the Kentucky Derby was framed framedi i ABOUT A DOZEN STARTERS STARTERSI I While not all of them will get to the post there are twenty or more threeyearold colts and fillies in active preparation for the Bel ¬ mont at the present time At least a dozen of these will start barring accidents The vicissitudes of racing and training may have already eliminated two of the most formi ¬ dable eligibles in Lucky Hour by Hourless and My Play by Fair Play owned by the Lexington Stable The former whose quality is unquestioned seems to have inherited the bad luck of the family to which he belongs as he suffered a fracture through a kick by a stable companion recently This injury may prevent his getting to the post as it will undoubtedly interfere with his training to a considerable extent Lucky Catch the thejdam jdam of Lucky Hour died recently while foal ¬ ing and it will be remembered that Iser brother Lucullite as a twoyearold was kicked so seriously while at the post for the thej j Hopeful Stakes that fragments of bone were removed from his leg That kick probably cost Lucullite the Futurity Stakes as he was a twoyearold of merit His race in the Hopeful crippled as he was was brilliant in the extreme as he carried 130 pounds from a bad position at the start right up to the j thej front ranks at the finish It was his last race raceI I of that year My Play spread a foot in the Derby while showing the speed his brccd ing warrants and he too may not be ready for the Belmont My Play was the colt with which James McClellan expected to win the Belmont Stakes this year I yearI As Pillory by Olambala won the Preak ncss with Hea by Sea King at his throat latch this pair of colts loom largely in Belmont Stakes calculations Mr Wilsons Wilsonschampion champion is a typical Olambala with a whalebone quality and the long muscles of a longdistance horse He ought to go the 1 Belmont course though Hea which runs for 1 Admiral Graysons Salubria Stable would on the Preakness showing have the advan ¬ tage over Pillory in a race at a quarter of a mile greater distance than the Pimlico feature featureBunting Bunting by Pennant and Whiskaway by Whisk Broom II which will carry the colors of Harry Payne Whitney are attracting much attention The former won the Fu ¬ turity and is a colt of superb individuality Mr Whitney expressed a fear last year that Bunting would not stay His grandsire Peter Pan was a great horse when he won Continued ou tenth page ANOTHEE 50000 EACE NEAE Continued from first page the Brighton Handicap in a fine field and Bunting ought to get seme good qualities from his dam Frillery by Broomstick For the Greentree Stable Pirate Gold Galantman and Letterman are training well while Sam Hildreth has hopes of KaiSang by The Finn being over his coughing spell in time to take part in the big race KaiSangs pretensions to good class cannot be ignored and he has only to be as good on the day of the race as he was on several occasions last year to have a royal chance chanceSt St Henry also a son of The Finn is an ¬ other eligible for the Belmont that gave promise of great things as a threeyearold He is a half bother to Sir Barton and is a better colt than he has shown in public Tho form of June Grass by Short Grass which will carry the colors of Gifford A Cochran is well known He will be a contender at some part of the journey Ray Jay and Relay sons of Assagai are being prepared for the prize by the Qulncy Stable The Frenchbred Snob II by Prestige is a three yearold that showed some form for John Sanford He has had a long and steady campaign of training for thjs race which Air Sanford would like to win better than any event in this country Spanish Maize by Spanish Prince will be the J K L Rosa standard bearer in the Belmont This giant colt has not yet raced to the form he showed last fall The long stretches at Belmont Park ought to suit him perfectly perfectlyColumn Column and Toil sons of Celt owned by Morton L Schwartz are also Belmont Stakes eligibles Both have speed in abundance Their sire stayed well enough to win a Brooklyn Handicap and there is stout blood in Pyramid and Workmaid their respective dams Priscillian Stromboli Embroidery and other good ones being related to them Run antell a speedy colt by Broomstick is Joseph E Wideners candidate None of the Bel ¬ mont eligibles surpasses him for speed An ¬ other fast horse is Mustard Seed by Peter Quince owned by George H BulL Sweep By by Sweep he candidate of Mrs A R Lawson is the colt that was heavily backed to win the Futurity last year while Dinah meur by Allumeur the winner of the Pim ¬ lico Oaks recently is the Kilmer candidate Native Land by Friar Rock and Dream of Allah by Colin are the other fillies engaged

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