Eleven Starters for the Carter.: Horsemen Expect Good Fields for Opening Day of the New York Season at Aqueduct next Friday., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-12


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ELEVEN STARTERS FOR THE CARTER. Horsemen Expect Good Fields for Opening Day of the New York Season at Aqueduct Next Friday. New York. April 11. — The thoroughbred will come forth from his winters retirement at the Aqueduct uack next Friday, the first day on which racing can Ih- held legally in this state. The Carter Handicap is the first big turf event of the season. It will serve to usher in the sm.rt to the local race-goers. It is worth if 2.. "ail . Its last wMiner. in l.HKS. was Jack ..tkin. I-ist year then- was no spring meeting at Aqueduct and the Carter Handicap was not run. In the list of eligible* for this ■easoaa running are such horses as King James. Jack Atkin and Krstigoaefae. It can be said on authoritv that King James will not be the reliance of Sam ilildreth for ihe Carter. Hlldretb expects to win the race -.villi Kestigoucho. Wilh that object ill view he has been •ending the Keene castoff along sharply iu his train-lag gallops in order to have the big black horse read] for the struggle. lack Atkin will probably go to the post favorite. This veteran sprinter seems to have found in Florida, where he wintered, the iounlain of perpetual youth, for he showed tliere all i his old-time ■peed and vigor and won at a miie in 1 :.!"J. carrying 14- pounds. A horse train will be established between Sheeps-1 tail Day. i.clniont Park and Aqueduct with the opening of the Aqueduct meeting. Some few years ago this aenrlCC was established for the convenience of ihe baraeaaea who did not stable at the track over which races were being conducted, and it has been a ;iart ii uhirly well patronized service. Trains will leave both Sheepshead Day and the Belmont Park track at 11:3a each race day and will return after the last race. The trains earn passenger coaches as well as the horse ears and the schedub s are arratmrd to suit the ih mantis ol the horsemen. Entries for the opening day of the season will close at the Aqueduct track, but Secretary Hehberger has arranged for an entry clerk to be on hand at the-other tracks. Siieepshead Day, Of I IBM Bd and Bel-mo, it Park, to secure entries. The program arranged for the Aqueduct meeting is one calculated to bring together big fields, the races being for the most part at distances of less than a mile, conditions that make them doubly attractive to horses that may not be thoroughly keyed up to a mere bruising effort. The opening race of Ihe lirst day will be a live-eighths selling dash for thii-e-ycar-olils and over. Two id tin- races for the opening day are for two-year-elds, one at half a mile and the other at four .-nil 0,1c half furlongs. -Ihe Carter Handicap, the feature race, is a seven-furlong affair and a race for telling platers is offered over the same distance. Th.- remaining race is a cheap selling race at three quarters, so that for the opening of Ihe season the longest race to be run is only seven -eighths. On through the program the same rule of short distances is found and none of the races is at a greater distance than a mile. The twieyear-obls have many chances, there being t wenty-four races for the juvenile racers in the twelve days of racing. When the bugle calls the harass to the jM.st for Ihe Carter Handicap at Aqueduct u.-xl Fridav. turfmen say Iho field will include Jack Atkin. Nlcol up: Dal Btatiaa, K. Dugaa up: Qrasmere, BatweU up: Alfred Noble. V. Powers up: Pi lace Imperial, earner up: Prince Ahmed, rider not engaged; Magazine. Fain up: Qlsrla, Natter up: Trance, hteGee up; Besom. Creevy up. and Arasee. Class 111.. J. W. Hay, who recently arrived at Sheepshead Bay with the string he is training for Morton and th: lies Schwartz, has two sick colts in the lot. Saturday out- of them had a fever that reached DI4 aid the others temporal are was MB. They were taken sick on the trip from Kentucky anil, though tile fever has reached the danger mark. May is hopeful that both of them will recover. The two-year-olds that May brought east ware all trained in Kcn-tajekf before being shipped and most of them have shown halves in 4!». P. T. Chinns hoists are quartered at Aqueduct. having arrived from Jacksonville. Chinn has some promising two-year-olds, including Bed Wine, a east by Kthelbert— Dancing Wave: Judge Monck, a son oi" Den Brush — Early and Often, ami V. Powers, a coll by Matchless Cosmo. Chinn has a contract with jockcv Viaceat Powers, who has just received a license Iroin the Jockcv Club. As S. C. Ilildreth may aat have tin- services of jockey Shilling for some time he may secure second call on Powers, who rode for Dint last year. ■atarday was school day for the two-year-olds in the stable of Thomas Welsh at Craveseiitl ami the young racers had a long session of instruction at the barrier. In all. thirty two year-olds were given harrier instruction. They were brought out in two sets of fif leen each. Instruction at the barrier is an important part of the education of a ■aaaat racer ami lack of experience there has frequently cost a good colt a race, while an inferior one has time and again been returned winner early iu the year just because of his aotness at the Btarttag gate. The Welsh two-year-olds were walked up to the barrier several times and allowed to become thoroughly familiar with the tape. When they had learned that lesson Welsh hail them walk up anil come to a stand before he sprung the barrier. Be-rare he was through with Ihe Instruction he had his young racers break from a standini; start anil work quarters In 12?. Mary Davis worked a half mile at Sheepshead Bav Saturday In 47i!. which is hy far the fastest work shown at any of the Long Island tracks this spring. She went the first quarter In 8| ami three, eighths in 33. Cohort went right along with tlie Baata and his move v. as equally Impressive.

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