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RECORD NOMINATIONS Entries for Saratoga Stakes Breaks All Previous Marks. 4 Hopeful for 1923 Attracts Imposing Total of 311 Travels and Alabama Draw Big Response. NEW YORK, N. Y., December 11. Eve y stake, with one exception, offered by tha management of the Saratoga Racing Association, which closed recently, received va increased patronage, and there wan jub ilation in the office in West Fortieth srr t when the last mails were in ana it wrs evident that all former records in the runr-ter of ei; tries were surpassed. The outcome was gratifying to rroi-Mi .t R- T. W.vson end his associates, who u s looking confidently to having a nietin. no t year that will b-j in keeping with the traditions of the course where the best hors s in the United States and Canada have be-i measuring strides every August since 156 . Seven of the races in question are to be run during the meeting of 192.1. These are the Hopeful, United States, Grand Unir a. Spinaway. Saratoga Sales, Consolati n Stakes and the Grab Bag Handicap, for tw -year-olds. Those to be run in 1924 are tl e Travers and Alabama Stakes, for Avhic h yearlings of 1922 have been named. 1 T ! Hopeful, because of its value it shoula 1 a worth about 0,000 has the pride of pla 3 in the matter of nominations, having n -ceived nil entries, as against 2G9 this yen r. The United States Hotel and Grand Unk n Hotel Stakes closed with 257 and 256 l respectively. It is a singular coincidence th?t in each instance the increase was ten. OTHERS THAT SHOW INCREASE. Of the other events the Spinaway, for two-year-old fillies exclusively; Grab Bag Handicap and Saratoga Sales Stakes, all have greater patronage than ever before Ti e Consolation alone shows a decrease tl e figures being 196 the last season to 169 f c r 1923. Nothing could be more eloquent of ti e growth of racing in the United States wthin recent years than the records for the Trav rs and Alabama Stakes. The former is the oldest three-year-old fixture run for in tns country, having been inaugurated in ISM. It had 1S7 nominations this year, while 2Q have been nominated for 1923. For the Travers of 1924 the total is 232 a clean gain of forty-five in three years. While the Alabama cannot show such an increase as that scored by the Travers, the record is one that should encourage thi racing authorities and convince them t Ji.it their efforts to build the turf on a sohd foundation is being appreciated. The total for the race run last August was 115, while that for next year is 159. For the Alabama of 1921 there are 1G9 nominations. The increases in the Alabama and Spinaway are a happy omen for the bro d"g industry, as these are the seed for the production of the bloodstock of the future. John E. Madden is the biggest nominator for the Hopeful with twenty-four of thf gtt of Friar Rock, Huon, Omar Khayyam. Fa r Play, Ultimus and other good sire. Harry Payne Whitney is second with twf nt. t itco by Whisk Broom II., Broomstick, Join u, Pennant, Chicle, Peter Pan and oth r Brook dale horses. Willis Sharpe Kilmer is third with twenty-one, all but four by Sun Pr!a Rancocas Stable is next with fifteen by Tlv Finn, Fair Play, Trap Rock, Sweep, Broorn-stick and other successful sires. The western contingent, hear",! by .T. C. Milam with ten and E. R. Bradley v.-ith nir are strongly to the fore. Milam.-; are by various sires, two by Peter Quin wl -get are lucky for this owner. Mr. TJr.uII y pins his faith to North Star III. o.nd BIi-c Toney, but there is one by McKInV 1 rid in France by A. K. Macomber. Montfort Jones, whose breeding farm is m Virginia, now belongs to the East. His r,i- ? candidates are by Wrack, The Finn, Broomstick, McGee, Vulcain and other juvessi.l sires. Other owners whose studs are In Virginia that have patronized the Hoprinl are the Oak Ridge Stable and J. S. Cosd vi, the former with ten candidates by Peter Pi n, Omar Khayyam, Friar Rock. Sea Kinr a d George Smith, while those from the stabla of the Baltimore sportsman, who recently acquired a farm at Warrenton, are by Tri Rock, Crimper, Wrack, Sea King and Ji n Gaffney. Included in the band is the SiO. 00 colt by Trap Rock Federal Girl, by Ultimas. Major August Belmont and Senator J. N. Camden each have nine in the Hopeful, all but two of those from the Nursery St;:d boing by Fair Play, with the other two by II r-less. The Camden entries, with a singl-- tx-ception, are by Light Brigade. The Sanf rd stud quota for the ollpeful is ten and a royally bred band they are, being by Swyu-ford, Lemberg, Rabelais, Grand Parod The Curragh, Nassovian, George Smith and Ilti-mus. The Greentree Stable named seven by Continued on twelfth pa?J RECORD NOMINATIONS Continued from first page. Jim Gaffney. Omar Khayyam, Iltimus and Dominant. J. E. Wideners half dozen are by Fair Play. Sweeper II.. Ballot. Trompe la Mort and Mont dOr II. Richard T. Wilsons four are by Campfire. Olainbala and Ormondale. W. J. Salmon has named four by Lemberg. Son-in-Law. Golden Sun and Jim Gaffney. Five grandly-bred youngsters will represent that fine old establishment, the Belair Stud, in the Hopeful. They are by Spearmint, Gay Crusader, Sunstar and Omar Khayyam. The last named sire is also prominent! - represented in the band named by Quincy Stable. LOG CAB IX STABLE REPRESENTED. The new Log Cabin Stable begins its career auspiciously with nominations to all the Saratoga features, four by All Gold, Whisk Broom II. and Broomstick being their quota for the Hopeful, Grand Union and United States Hotel. This organization should be of help to racing, as there is abundant means in the partnership to purchase the most desirable foundation stock for a stud. That the Macomber colors will be seen here as well as abroad is shown by the nominations of three colts for the Saratoga fixtures. They are by Hand Grenade. Liberty Loan and War Fame, while two fillies in the Spinaway are by Liberty Loan and War Fame. The pick of the eligibles for the Hopeful are to be found in the Grand Union and United States Hotel Stakes also, while the Spinaway Stakes includes daughters of every well known sire here and many of the best that are in service abroad. Prominent in the list are a half sister to Sallys Alley in the Kilmer entry; a daughter of Johren and Regret, from Brookdale; a half sister to Blossom Time, from E. R. Bradleys Idle Hour farm; half sisters to Kai-Sang, Boniface and Boots in the Montfort Jones contingent. Virtually the same colts and fillies have been named for the Travers and Alabama of 1924 as appear in the list for the two-year-old prizes. John E. Madden is the most liebral patron with twenty-two in the Travers and eight in the filly classic. Rancocas Major August Belmont has ten in the Travers and twelve in the Alabama. Harry Payne Whitney has named sixteen and twelve for the respective events. W. S. Kilmer has twelve in the Travers and nine in the Alabama, while Montfort Jones quota for the Travers is thirteen. Nine of his choicest fillies are named for the Alabama. Oak Ridge Stable is in line with eleven for the Travers and tnree for the Alabama. That E. R. Bradley is bound to run down the hoodoo which has followed his colors at Saratoga is shown by his naming ten for the Travers and four for the Alabama. Major August Belmont has ten in the Travers and three in the Alabama all by Fair Play and from the good dams Moneta III., by Spearmint; Belvale, by Watervale, and Olympia, by Rock Sand. The Sanford Stud holds a strong hand in both events with seven in the Travers and nine in the Alabama. It is the only nominator with a larger representation in the filly classic than the Travers. These fine young daughters of Lemberg, Black Jester, Nassovian, The Curragh, George Smith and other sires will some day roam the paddock at Hurricana and be an asset to the thoroughbred industry of this country. With such a fine list of entries the Saratoga management can await the opening of the August season of racing with the certainty that their patrons will find the sport up to the usual high standard.