Harlem Stakes To Close., Daily Racing Form, 1903-07-14


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HARLEM STAKES TO CLOSE. Nominations for the nine additional stakes of the Harlem Jockey Club, which close tomorrow, are being received by Secretary Nathanson daily. A canvass of the stables shows that fewer western owners intend shipping to Saratoga than for years past and in consequence the summer and fall racing in Chicago is certain to be of the highest grade. So far as known the only strings booked for the east are those of J. A. Drake, Clay Bros, and Middleton and Jungbluth. J. B. Respess and T. C. McDowell, who have "been reported as intending to leave for New York, have assured Secretary Nathanson that their horses will remain at Harlem, where it is quite as certain that the Smathers quartette McChesney, Dick Bernard, Grand Opera and Stevedore, will continue the campaign during the summer. Sixteen stakes will be decided during the Harlem summer and fall meetings. Of these seven closed in February. The nine to close are the Tecumseh Handicap, 1 3-8 miles, ,000 added; the May wood Handicap, 1 mile and 100. yards, ,500 added; the Prairie State Selling, 1 1-8 miles, ,500 added; the Cicero Selling, 1 mile, ,500 added; the Speed, 3-4 mile, ,500 added; the Oak Park Handicap, 1 1-8 miles, 1,500 added; the Sapling, 1-2 mile, ,500 added; the Forward, 7-8 mile, ,500 added and the Golf Steeplechase, ,000 added. The rebuilding of the Harlem grand stand is well toward completion. Many improvements for the convenience of race goers have been made and much additional space has been gained. The two new barns will be finished this week and are pronounced by horsemen to be the best ever built upon a race track. In spite of this addition of seventy stalls to the Harlem equipment, the stables are jammed and applications for the accomodation of more than 100 horses have neccessarily been refused during the past week.

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