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. 1 1 • • - s I • I • i r $ WOEK OF EASTERN RACERS. Quite a number of the horses who will start for the Brooklyn Haudicap.Belmont Stakes and other important events, the decision of which is near at hand, were given stiff work on the New York tracks Monday, concerning which Morning Telegraph of Tuesday says: "The weather was perfect and the atmosphere most pleasant at Morris Park yesterday morning during the hours when the runners were called upon to face the open for their preparatory gallops. There was no diminution of the number of racers shown on the course during these hours, and the scene was an animated one all during the morning. "Many of the racers Quartered at the course have been attacked with an epidemic of coughing, but so far it seems to be of a mild character, and the effects have not been serious enough to stop them entirely from their work, although in several cases it has been acute enough to hinder anything but mediocre exercise and forbid racing altogether. The track had thoroughly dried out and was j I | good and safe, but not fast. i Some of the moves were of a first-class kind and included the work of several Brooklyn Handicap candidate* that was conspicuously good. "Trainer A. J. Joyner was early on the ground, and his great racer Ethelbert was the first of his division to have a preparatory try. With Maher in the saddle he covered the mile and a quarter distance in 2:13. the fractions showing: Quarter, 25; half. 50i : six furlongs. 1:17; seven furlongs. 1:30: mile, 1:44; mile and a furlong, 1:58; mile and a Quarter, 2:13. The pace was even throughout, and Ethelbert showed a bit tired at the finish. Trainers w,ho had Brooklyn Handicap candidates in their barns watched the trial intently and pronounced it first-class. "The Chamberlain, David Garrick, Maribert, Gonfalon and a lot of the .-tables two-year-olds trotted and cantered. "J. E. Maddens Brooklyn Handicap eligibles. Gulden and Approval, were the next to essay the mile and a Quarter route in preparation for the great race, and they did the trick in 2 :15L Odom had the leg up on Gulden and the time, taken fractionally, was as follows: Furlong, 13; Quarter. 2.V ; three furlongs, 38; half, 51; five furlongs, 1:04; six furlongs, 1:19: seven furlongs, 1 :33 ; mile, 1 :48 ; mile and a furlong. 2:01: mile and a Quarter, 2:15:. Gulden won the trial by a scant length, but was all out at the finish. "Kilmarnock breezed a mile at about a two- minute clip. A pair of youngsters rattled off the half mile ground at a good clip. After his trial with Gulden, Approval was repeated a mile in 1 :45 and pulled up in good shape. P. J. Dwyers Half Time, which is an eligible for the Brooklyn event with 108 pounds up, was allowed a mile turn in 1:471. The youngsters Maiden and Helmboldt covered the half mile ground in 52 seconds. "A. Featherstones clever two-yea r-old Black Fox reeled off the half-mile route in 52 seconds. IroQUois Belle turned a mile in 1 :."0. Mesmerist and Missionary trotted and cantered and breezed through the back stretch at half speed. Indian Fairy and a set of youngsters trotted and cantered. Heliobas breezed six furlongs in 1 :20. "J. R. Keenes Toddy and Petruchio were allowed a half-mile breather in 53 seconds. Unmasked. St. Cloud and others were put to mediocre exercise. "Trainer Hildreth of the W. C. Whitney string sent The Bachelor a mile and a Quarter in 2:18. Admiration breezed three furlongs at a good clip. The youngsters Prince Charles, Ballyhoo Bey. Elkhorn and others got short breathers at half speed."