A Sensible Eastern Stake., Daily Racing Form, 1896-12-05


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A SENSIBLE EASTERN STAKE STAKEA STAKE A great stake is about to be offered by the Coney Island jockey club It is to be an annual event for all ages to be run at weight for age at the autumn meeting each year The distance has not yet been agreed upon but will be either a mile and a half or two miles It will be called the Annual Champion Stakes and will be prob probe ¬ ably worth about 15000 or 20000 The unique feature of the race is that a single nomination of a horse renders him perpetually eligible to start by paying an additional starting fee and entries will be made as foals yearlings or two yearolds earls with a differential rate of entry This race grows out of a demand Owners of good horses say that after a horse has passed three years old there are no valuable races for him except the big spring handicaps All the valu value ¬ able races are for two and three year olds Con ¬ sequently sequent a horse which is good enough to train on to his four yearold earl form instead of increasing in value really depreciates as the earning capacity is reduced Since the Cham Chan ¬ pion piton Stakes of Monmouth Park the Eastern turf has had no weight for age races except the First Special at Brooklyns Brooklyn autumn meeting It is held that such a great race would be to the American turf what the Ascot cup is to England the final trial of the matured winner of the Middle Park and Derby

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