Yonkers Track a Show Place, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-14


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YONKERS TRACK A SHOW PLACE. "The scene at Empire City track Sunday was not unlike what is witnessed when a circus begins to pitcli its tents in a country town," says the Morning Telegraph. "Racing of late has been so monopolized by Long Island that a racetrack in operation anywhere else around New York City is an eight-day wonder. It seemed as if all Westchester County was bound for Empire City Sunday, the crowds on the cars being only less than those of the day before. "At the track men, women and children thronged all over the place, filled the stands, watched the horses work when any were on the track, and when there were not they gazed at the rollers, harrows and sprinklers as if they were some hitherto unknown device. "They peeped into all the stables, and became especially enthusiastic when trainers and owners who have been racing at Fort Erie arrived at the track with forty-two horses that are to remain for the meeting. Stable room had already been assigned the new arrivals. They had been expected Saturday, and some of the horses had even been entered on the opening day, but inability to secure cars caused the delay."

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