Here and There on the Turf: Nominations to Stake Races. Saratoga Excellently Patronized. Golden Guinea at Beaumont. Next Fridays Big Sale, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-11


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Mere and There on the Turf Nominations to Stake Races. Saratoga Excellently Patronised. Golden Guinea at Beaumont. Next Fridays Big Sale. Remy Dorr Case. Each year the Saratoga and the Westchester Associations offer the first index of what to expect in the way of stake racing for the following year. These associations are the first ones to close their stake entries and a study of the nominations to the Saratoga offerings for 1923 is, to say the least, gratifying. With only one exception every race shows a material increase over the number of nominations that were made a year ago and, in fact, a new record was established, both in the number of nominators and nominations. The increasing thoroughbred production is reflected in the entries that have been received : and with all of the old breeders making numer- j ous nominations, those who arc just beginning in the production of thoroughbred horses are i well represented. The return of August Bel- j mont to active participation in racing this i year was welcome and the two-year-olds that bore his famous old silks did fairly well, but i in 1923, when these appear in the three-year-! old races, to which they are eligible, they will be backed up by a new crop from the Nursery j Stud that may more adequately represent the chairman of the Jockey Club. Walter J. Salmon, whose novel breeding plans have been i i recently explained and who made some of the ! ; most important of American purchases at the j Newmarket December sales, will be represented j I by several different sires in his two-year-old nominees and the results of his breeding experiments will be of great interest. What is of more importance than the names of the nominators and the nominations they have made is the promise that is held out for high class at all of the New York tracks. These nominations t-ell eloquently of what , may be expected at Belmont Park, Saratoga, Aqueduct, Jamaica and the Empire City track j j at Yonkers. The list for the various tracks j j tells the tale of the great number of stake ; i horses, or horses at this time considered of i stake race class, that will furnish the entertainment. There are always cheap ones enough and to spare, but what is wanted is a real contest in the big races that are offered. That there will probably be an abundance of stake class horses in every age division is an assurance that is the most pleasing one coming out of the closing of these Saratoga stake races. Golden Guinea has been added to the American stock horses and he will make the season at Hal Price Headleys Beaumont Farm in Kentucky. Golden Guinea is the property of William B. Miller and is now a five-year-old. , He was trained by A. J. Joyner during the past racing season and, for a time, there were high hopes of his being brought to the races. He is a chestnut son of Polymclus and Miranda and was bred in England by Major Giles Loder. I ! I ! i ; I , j j j j ; i i He was raced as a two, three and four-year-old in England and won only moderately. He was winner of two races as a two-year-old, and as a three-year-old was only beaten a head in the Stewards Handicap at Epsom when carrying 126 pounds. He was also a close second in the Princess of Wales Stakes at Newmarket, in which, at a mile and a half, he conceded seven pounds to the winner, Attilius. Mr Miller purchased Golden Guinea for a stud horse and it was only a hope that Joyner could bring him to the races. The Polymelus line has already made itself felt on this side of the Atlantic, but Golden Guinea on his dams side combines with it the Gallinule, Isonomy, Sterling and Oxford line, for Miranda is a daughter of Gallinule and the celebrated Admiration. On her dams side Miranda is of the stoutest lines, Admiration being a daughter Jof Saraband and Gaze and dam of the almost invincible Pretty Polly. Such a bred stallion may prove of benefit to American breeding interests. The nearby sale of the brood mares brought to this country by A. K. Macombcr has attracted a number of breeders to New York and there will be a representative gathering at jDurlands Friday night, when the sale is to be held. There are forty in the list that is to go under the hammer and since their arrival at Belmont Park, where they are quartered in the big Macomber barn, they have been critically inspected by many of the prospective buyers. They have recovered from effects of the voyage and should be in excellent sale condition. They will be brought to Durlands Wednesday, where they will be on exhibition until led into the sales ring Friday night. Remy Dorr has had his application for reinstatement at the Fair Grounds race course denied. It was last year that Dorr, in company with some others, was barred from the New Orleans track and the action of the stewards has been sustained by the board of directors of the Business Mens Racing Association. Without attempting to review the ruling of either the stewards or the directors it would seem that Dorr was afforded ample J chance to present his case and to an outsider it would seem he has been given every consideration when permitted to lay the matter before the directors.

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