Belmont Stakes Entries: Increase Shown for Features of Westchester Association, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-04


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1 I i 1 , . i i : : BELMONT STAKES ENTRIES Increase Shown for Features of Westchester Association. Lawrence Realization Attracts 358 Nominations Many Fine Horses Named to Try Conclusions in Great Races. NEW YORK, N. T., December 3. The large number of entries for the stakes of the Westchester Racing Association, which closed recently, is gratifying to the management of that organization. There will be no lack of fine material for the races which will be decided at Belmont Park next May, as well as for the Belmont and Lawrence Realization Stakes of 1925 and the Withers and Coaching Club American Oaks of 1924. The breeders of the country have shown their appreciation of the generosity of the Westchester management in making the Belmont Stakes a 0,000 race by nominating 440 of their choicest weanlings for the contest of 1925. It is a fitting tribute to this fine old contest, which, having been run for since 18C6, has a strong hold on the affections of the American racing public. It is a further indication of the growth and interest in bloodstock breeding to find increases in the entries for the Lawrence Realisation of 1925 and the Withers and Coaching Club of 1924, the totals being 358, 185 and 142 respectively. GOOD HORSES IN SPRING HANDICAPS. The racing public will naturally be keen to learn the quality of the entries for the big spring handicaps which will have their decision at Belmont Park. The Suburban, at a mile and a quarter, occupying the same position in American racing as the City and Suburban in England, has a fine list, with the Rancocas Stable leading all others in the number of entries. Their total of nine is headed by Grey Lag. Others are Kai-Sang, Mad Hatter and Little Chief, Zev and Bud Lerner are their three-year-old candidates. The Lexington Stable holds a strong hand with Lucky Hour and My Play, while the Xalapa Farm, under the same management, names Bon Homme and Southern Cross. Pillory is the sole dependence ot Richard T. Wilson for the Suburban. J. S. Cosden has named Snob II., for which he gave 5,000 ; Paul Jones, winner of the race in 1920, and the coming three-year-olds Dunlin, Martingale and Cyclone, the latter the Sweep Ballet Girl colt for which he paid 1,000 as a yearling. Harry Payne Whitneys nominations for the Suburban include Bunting and Olympus, coming four-year-olds, and the coming three-year-olds Enchantment, Chickvale, Picketer and Flagstaff. Charles Thieriots Prince James will have his first tryout in select company in the Suburban of 1923. August Belmonts fine colts Messenger and Osprey are among the three-year-olds that will try conclusions with the older horses in the Suburban. The former has only to train Continued on twelfth page. BELMONT STAKES ENTRIES Continued from first page. soundly in order to give convincing proof of his quality. Montfort Jones evidently intends racing extensively in the East next year, as he has Rockminister, St. Henry, Surf Rider and Rouleau in the Belmont Park great race. Firebrand and Thibodaux are other westerners that have been entered. The latter was one of the best of the seasons three-year-olds till he went wrong. Captain Alcock, Ray Jay and Playfellow will represent the Quincy Stable. Oceanic and Dinna Care are named by Samuel D. Riddle, while the Westmont Stable will depend on Tryster. Serenader is the hope of the Sanford Stud Farm Stable. The Greentree Stable has a fine quartet in Cherry Pie, Rialto, Barbary Bush and Exodus. Sun-reigh, brother to Sun Briar, is the Kilmer candidate. Others named are Brainstorm, Devastation and Firm Friend. Many of the above are in the Metropolitan, at a mile, and the Toboggan, at three-quarters of a mile. Additional nominations for these fine races are Sallys Alley, Careful, Tall Timber, Wilderness, Runviso, Runantell, Battersea, McKee, Hobgoblin, June Grass, Hullabaloo, Dream of Allah, Cyclops, Cartoonist, Fair Phantom and Gentility. There is a world of speed in both of these races and they will no doubt furnish fine sport, as they have in the past. TWO-YEAR-OLD STAKES DRAW WELL. Liberal entries have come from the leading studs for the two-year-old races, chief of which is the Juvenile, which was a feature of the spring meeting of the American Jockey Club at Jerome Park. The biggest nominators are the Rancocas Stable, Harry Payne Whitney, Oak Ridge Stable, Willis Sharpe Kilmer, Sanford Stud Farms, Greentree Stable and August Belmont. Included in the list are the first of the get of Johren, Crimper, Omar Khayyam, Dominant, Hand Grenade and other young sires of promise. Among the newcomers are the Log Cabin Stable, of which W. Averill Harriman is a member. The Fashion, for two-year-old fillies, received a bumper entry, and the presence ot so many fine fillies augurs well for the future of the breeding industry. There are nominations by all the fashionable sires with the Rancocas and Harry Payne Whitney establishments leading all others in the matter of patronage, though August Belmont, Greentree Stable, Oak Ridge Stable and Willis Sharpe Kilmer have done their share in upholding the traditions of this fine old race i named in honor of the great mare which j was victorious over Boston in the great 0,000 match decided in 1842.

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