Here and There on the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-21


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Here and There on the Turf Assagai to Be Leased. Horses for Winter Track. Telephone Track Equipment. When Willis Sharpe Kilmer imported Sun Briar to this country he soon came to the turf in a big way. Since that time he has built up one of the most modern of thorough- bred breeding establishments in this country. His model stock farm is within the city limits of Binghamton. The tract that this occupies is on the bank of the Susquehanna River and there is none better for the rearing of thoroughbreds and the preparation of them for racing. It was there that Sallys Alley developed speed that convinced Eugene Wayland that she was of Futurity class. Mr. Kilmers farm has not been established long enough to , take its proper place among the breeding establishments of the country, but no breeder has used more care in the selection of his stock and no farm boasts of a more notable array of tried matrons. Now Mr. Kilmer is offering the good English bred stallion Assagai for lease for two years. With the other stallions at Sun Briar Court this good son of Spearmint and Charm is not needed at the Binghamton establishment and, while he is not offered for sale, he may be had by any breeder with approved mares for term of two years. With racing at Aqueduct, Havre de Grace, Lexington and Woodbine Park all under way now, the fall season of sport is running in full blast. The entries received at these various tracks speak volumes for the number of horses in training and it augurs well for coming winter racing. A good proportion of these horses will be raced at one or another of the various courses that will furnish entertainment during the cold months and it is readily seen there is an abundance. Year after year better horses are put to winter racing, as the sport improves that season, and the associations hang up money that induces the shipping of gobd ones. In fact it has come to pass now that the winter tracks have ceased to be an easy spot for a slow horse. There will always be races for cheap ones, but one no longer hears the old cry of picking up ordinary ones to race the winter. Many an owner has found to sorrow that it does not pay to. have a poor racer at any track. When Joseph E. Widener announced that there would be installed a telephone connection between the starters stand and the stewards stand at Belmont Park, he suggested excellent improvement in race track equipment. It is one likely to come into genuine use after it is tried out there. 5 T, 5 7 G 1 : j : 1 1 ! a y s g e !S n e in n s ie S ie in n . his is r c- v an in p- ie

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