The Eastern Turf Campaign., Daily Racing Form, 1907-04-09


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THE EASTERN TURF CAMPAIGN. The real eastern racing campaign begins at Aqueduct next Mm day and will be in ims progress until it terminates at the same rack next November. Everj Jockey ol any skill whatsoerer will ride in the east this year. Walter Miller, tlie wonderful Midget, who easily carried off the honors last season, ill probably be the king of then all again. He "lias been riding with remarkable success at Oakland ami Helming, but the stewards repeatedly disciplined him for his old practice of foul riding. Miller may earn 0,000 before he winds up the years campaign. He is under contract to the rich Newcastle Stable, and ii is believed that James i;. Scene "ill have second call on his services. •while II. IV Whitney and other prominent owners will put lino up on their horses whenever they get the c-hai.. e. Mill.t - greatest rivals it is thought, will he Heraaan Radtke, who was recently reinstated by the Jockey Club, and little inner, who has leil Hie winning jockeys al New ttili ans ever since the neason opened bust fall. Radtke is under contract to Paul .1. Kainey and lie will be managed by trainer William Garth, a veteran horseman. who is expected to take link with the leading handlers : thoroughbreds this year. Radtke, it is expected. Will turn over I new leaf In Ms behavior and as a natural sequence will ride mm h better than be did iasi season. As » strong finisher and a rider in races over ■ distance of ground Radtke is considered Millers superior so that if he can show the same skill in short distance races and can man-age to aoiii suspensions at the hands of the starter. it is believed that be will make Miller hustle to retain his laurels. Garner is under eon trad to John A. Drake, but as the Chicago turfman will race rery few, it any, horses this year, it la just pos alble that Garner will do the riding for "Boots" Darnell and .lame- li. hTcCormlck, who has had him mder contract at the Crescent tiiy. Two linishe I horsemen, Willie Shaw and Laden Lyne, will be missed, as they have contracted to ride in Europe, the former in Germany and the latter in England. Bui .lack Martin, another skilled rider of much experience, who got Into trouble at New Means recently, will be on dock no doubt. as he has signed ■ contract to ride for the power ful stable owned Jointly by T. l». Sullivan. Frank J. 1arri II and 1 . . .lolmson. L. Williams, the negro, will come here from California under eon trad to s. r. nil, iioin. who took him off the hands oi V. J.. Jennings some time ago. Willie Knapp, James Henaeasy.. who will ride for Bag lew ft ONeill; Dave Nlcoi, riding for Fred took and Jasaes It. Keene; Koerner, under contract to the Whitney stable, and other good boys will also he seen on the Metropolitan tracks, In addition to a host of yonng riders who will make a bold bid for public esteem. The biggest stables, as ssoal, will be trained bj James Rowe, A. .1. Joyner, John W. Rogers. Thomas Welsh and Prank i . Weir. Rowe will have charge ol James R. Keenes horses, and already tmt sharps are predicting that he will have another snceessfal campaign like the one of las; year, when Mr. Keene headed the li i of winning owners, with about 58,- hh to hi credit. Trainer Rowe has a striug of three real oMa that are particniarly pi wising, Ballot, Peter Pan, Superman, Court Dress, Gretna Green, Grimaldi, Veil, Pone Joan and Philander, all of this age, have been entered la all the big band! caps, and when Rowe sin- iiioni down it la be Heved thai be win have the winners of several of the most Important events in the stake calendar. The Keene two-yeai olds are aha highly thonghl of. it only for the reason thai they were hied al the t. m Castletoo Stud ami are sired by one noted Disguise Kingston, Commando, Voter. St. Leonards, Ben Brash ind other stallions of world wide renown. Joyner will train for August Kehnont. Perry He! mont. B. R. Thomas and Bydaej Paget. He will have neatly fifty horses to prepare for the season and in tin- hH are probably many Stake winners. Aagast Belmont wIH rare a formidable stable, in dnding snch well known horses as Blandy, Okenlte, Don Diego, Smiling Tom. Busciaoant and others that have already won their way. in addition to a string of two-year-olds the product of Narsery Btod ami sired by Hastings, Octagon, I IM! y of Navarre ami other lainon- italUoos. Joyner will have a promising three-year-old in Charles Edward, which will run again in Mr. PagetS colors and will lie seen in some ol I iie rich Specials for horses of that age. kfr. Paget has a number of high class t no year old-thai will be trained by loj m r also, and so liave Missis. Thomas ami Perry Belmont. Welsh will look alter the power! ul string of the Newcastle Stable and several horses owned by W. OB. Macdonough. of California. Welsh will try for the handicaps and stakes for older horses with the mares Running Water and Content, the three-year olds .1. C. Core and Momentum, while he has a bunch oi ralnable two-jrear-«Ids that are al! weM engaged. Weir will have the most formidable lot of racers in hi- care that it ha - ever been his good fortune to train. In addition to the mighty Hose-bell, cuauiuiou sprinter, lie will prepare Dr. Gardner, expected to he invincible at a mile: Whimsical. Ilandzarra. Jacsjala, Clark Criflilh. Senalor Clay. Tim n" Toole and more than a dozen two-year-olds carefully selected at last years sales. William Garth will have aliout fifty horses in his rare, Including Mr. Balneya racers, the much talked ■ •f lie Mund. Horace V... and a number of two-year-old- tint will carry the eaters of the yonng t lew land tnillionaiie. Garth actually saddled more winners last year than any Other trainer, but his operations were Chiefly confined to the second circuit. His engagement by Mr. Kaiiicv . therefore, brings him into real prominence as a trainer for the first time, and his work will naturally be watched with interest. Matt Allen will handle Accountant, 1oun tainblne, Watei Light. Oisean and other horses that will run in ••Diamond Jim" Bradys name. Trainer Rogers will, of COOTSt. train for Mr. Whitney. tpou his abilily to get them back to the races depends the future achievements of the -•rea; Bsngusnaster and the famous Artful. If these cracks east stand training Rogers is liable to win al least one of tile big handicaps lor Mr. Whitney, who did not enjoy his usual good fortune last season. Priaee Hamburg. Ironsides, Brookdale Nymph, Pegasus and Pet verse are the other horses in the older division that Rogers will handle. While he w iil also have a tine lot of two-year-olds, mostly the gei .. the uoied Hamburg, to prepare for dilTeieni engagements. These -tables mentioned already are the leading ones on the American turf, bin they will find many formidable competitors in the struggle for honors. Among the latter are the Albemarle Stable. George C. Bennett, Brownleigh Park Stable, Burlew a ONeill, who led the winning Owners a! New Or leans: L. A. fella. Woodford lay. P. T. China, C. i: Darnell, C. R. ElUsea, .lames n. McCormick, .1. W. fuller, owner of Tokaiou; David Gideon, William Gent, II. T. Crilha. A. 1. Arte, I. II. Met arren. M. L. Ilayman. S. I. llildreth. I. R. DltChCOCk, T. Hitchcock, Jr.. John K. Madden. W. P. Jen Dlngs, Frederick Johnson, .1. 0. Keeuc. George i. Long, J. I.. MeCintiis. t. t . McDowell, Oneck stable. R. li. McCarter Potter, C. B. Rowe John Sanford, Barney Bchreiber, Alex, shields. William Shields, R. A. Smith, Amos Turney, R. B. Wat kin-. T. I.. Wall. R. T. Wilson. Jr.. J. F. Widiiier. W. 1". Sehulte and Julius Bauer. The most important races to be run are the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct; the Excelsior Handicap at Jamaica: the Metropolitan Handicap, the National Stallion Slakes. P.elmont Stakes. Whitney Memorial Steeplechase at the Belmont Park spring me ling: Brooklyn Handicap at Gravesend; suburban Handicap Lawrence Realization. Commonwealth Handicap. Coney Island Jin-key Club Stakes, luttirity and An I Champion Stakes at Sbcopehcsd Rav I Brighton Handicap and Cup at the Reach: Saratoga Handicap, Saratoga Special, Hopeful Stakes and Great Republic at the Spa and many other rich event- that have been on the calendar for years. As far as the betting is concerned it is believed that there will lie no change in the methods now in vogue. The system that has prevailed in the ring under the control of John ;. Cavanagh and Robert Pinkcrton on the metropolitan tracks is practically without a Haw. it is popular with both the layers and players. Then is little or no confusion, an absence of monopoly, and fair treatment tor all. Under the arrangement for making wagers betting on the local tracks is wholly a matter be tweea individuals. No tiekets are issued and yet there have been few eases of welching.

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