W. S. Kilmers Day of Great Glory: Sallys Alley Famous, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-17


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W. S. KILMERS DAY OF GREAT GLORY SALLYS ALLEY FAMOUS Wins Great Glory in Triumphing in the Rich Futurity. Takes the Big Race Easily, With Zev Second Mad Hatters Jockey Club Gold Cup. NEW YORK, N. Y., September 16 Sallys Alley, from the stable of Willis Sharpe Kilmer, was an easy winner of the Futurity, leading home the best of the juveniles that could be mustered against her and winning a fortune for the Binghamton sportsman, who watched the running of the race from a club house box. The Rancocas Stables Zev finished in second place and third fell to Richard T. Wilsons Wilderness. There were twenty-three that went to the post and Sallys Alley carried 116 pounds and ran the three-quarters of the race against a strong head wind in 1 :11. With glorious racing weather the largest crowd of the present season thronged beautiful Belmont Park and seldom has there been more enthusiasm in the result of a Futurity. The victory was a clean cout one and the daughter of Allumeur and Salvola-tile proved her worth by coming from behind in the last eighth and was going away at the end. The companion piece to the Futurnity was the Jockey Club Gold Cup, at two miles, and it p-oved rich spoil for Mad Hatter, frorM the Rancocas Stable, when he was an easy winner from Bit of White and Pillory. A WAY TO GOOD START. There was a natural delay at the post with twenty-three horses in the Futurity line, but eventually Mars Cassidy got them all away well and each appeared to have racing room, Sallys Alley began from an outside position she was number twenty at the post but Johnson had her in motion at the start. Blossom Time, bearing the silks of E. R. Bradleys Idle Hour Stock Farm, was the first to show at the start, but Goshawk, Zev and Sallys Alley were right with her and they soon raced past her. Zev found his racing speed before the others and at the end of the first eighth he was showing the way, with Cyclops not far away and going exceedingly well. But Johnson had the Kilmer filly right there and she was racing fast under slight restraint. It was not until the stand was reached that Johnson made his winning move. There he had found his way over from the outer rail and was well toward the middle of the track. He had only to shake up the filly to have her go to Zev with the utmost ease and in a dozen plrides she was out in front and the race was over, as far as the winner was concerned. Sande iij-ove Zev hard in an effort to save the day, but he was three lengths back of Sallys Xlley and right at the end was forced to do his level best to beat Wilderness, which finished in whirlwind fashion to displace Cyclops for third place. Blossom Time was fifth anJ. Goshawk, which tired under his weight and was shuffled back slightly when he could not hold his position, was sixth. The Whitney starters, Flagstaff, Chickvale and Picketer, at no time cut any figure in the running. EUGENE WAYLANDS TRIU3IPH. It was a notable victory for Eugene Way-land, for he has only sent two horses to the post in the Futurity in his term as a trainer. Each was a filly and each a winner. There was less contention in the running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, witli only Mad Hatter, Bit cf White and Pillory going to the pest. Sande was content to sit still with Mad Hatter, while Ponce took Bit of White into a long lead. Ensor had Pillory back of Mad Hatter, but the three-year-old was racing resolutely. This was the order until nearing the stretch turn and there Sande made his winning move. Mad Hatter quickly went to the filly and as readily put her away. Ensor drove Pillory hard through the last quarter, but it was of no avail and he was well beaten for second place. The monster crowd had its first thrill in the running of the Jimmie Owens Cup, over the two-mile steeplechase course, when J. E. Davis Earlocker and J. Howard Lewiti Crest Hill fought it out so closely lapped that many were of the opinion it was a dead heat, but in the last nod Earlocker had earned the decision. Lengths back of them Irish Sea, from the Grcentree Stable, saved third place. There were six went to the post and Peccant, a stablemate to Irish Sea, was the only one not to finish. He went Continued on twelfth page. SALLYS ALLEY FAMOUS Continued from first page. down with Barrett Haynes, when two jumps from home and while in a contending position. Royal Arch, the Ral Parr starter, led for a time and Haynes sent Peccant along close after him. The others followed in good order, with the exception of Meadow Grass II., which quickly dropped out of contention. There was little change in the order until entering the back field. There Byers moved up on the inside with Crest Hill, while Cheyne made his move on the outside with Earlocker, but Royal Arch and Peccant were still showing them the way. Then two jumps from the finish the four of them were in close order, when Peccant was jostled and fell. At the same time Irish Sea was moving up resolutely. Going to the fence Royal Arch had enough of it and as he fell back Crest Hill and Earlocker drew out for their final battle. Crest Hill was first over the last fence, but Earlocker was lapped on him and in a desperate drive the pair of them finished locked, with Earlocker faintly first. There was something of a surprise in the seven-eighths dash that was the opening race, when Nose Dive, from the Fernbrook Stable, was the winner from St. Allan, with Bridesman third. Back of them were Violinist, Ralco and the previously consistent Crystal Ford last of the six that laced. St. Allan made the running and made it fast. Nose Dive was the only one that gave him anything like a contest. In the stretch Nose Dive rushed past him to win in a canter, while St. Allan in turn had little trouble in saving second place. Crystal Ford ran a bad race and finished a distant last.

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