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HARLEMS RICH STAKES. Nominations for the ten additional stakes opened two weks ago by the Harlem Jockey Club close tonorrow. Secretary Nathanson reported yesterday that at noon one-half of the total number of entries oxpected had been received. Those already on file indicate that the latest series of fixtures for; the summer and fall meetings will result in splendid races. Every horse of good class at present in or nar Chicago will be engaged and the canvass shows that not more than three stables of consequence as to quality intend to leave for Saratoga, and they are likely to return before the midsummer sossion. Assistant Secretary Stebbins will be at Harlem today to gather up stake entries, while Clm Creveling will have charge at the same time at Hawthorne. The round-np will be at Washington Park tomorrow, the closing day for "receiving entries. Harlem Park will be prettier than ever when opened next week Monday for the Chicago Jockey Clubs meeting. The south end of tho grandstand has been torn out and opened to the breezes and new offices constructed on the east side. The pad- dock has been renovated and the drainage so much urthor improved that, in spite of the, recent.heayy; rains, the track has not been closed to horses any morning. Seventeen stakes are listed for decision during the Harlem Jockey Clubs remaining thirty-one-days. These include the rich Twentieth Century and Harlem Handicaps, and as bad weather has kept scores of high-class performers in the barns for weeks, the late racing should bo richer in class than at any meetings in Chicago for years past.