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BROOKLYN STILL POPULAR FORTY ENTRIES ALREADY IN FOR THE OLD TIME RIVAL OF THE SUBURBAN. H. P. Whitney Includes Regret Among His Seven Nominations — George Smith and Campfire also In — Big Stables to Be Heard From. New York. February 15. — With several of the big stables still to be beard from, there have been forty entries for the Brooklyn Handicap to be run at Aepiedue t. Entries closed yesterday with secretary Freel Kehberger and those- already received assure that the Krooklyn will continue one of the really big races of the year. The Hrooklyn Handicap has been cut from a mile and a ejuarter to a mile and an eighth and this year it was anada a guaranteed value stake of 1917.sh,880, an increase of ,000 over its value last year. Of the nominators thus far at hand. Harry Payim Whitney has been the most liberal, his entry including Hoi-row-. Hegret. Chicle winner of the Brooklyn Derby last year. Pennant, Dominant, Rickety and Bromo. Joseph B. Widener has named Chiclet. Mainten-ant. Naturalist anil Pickwick. John Sanford is a liberal nominator. In his entry are tieorge Smith winner of the Kentucky Derby of last year. Meteorite and Madame Curie H. T. Wilson has for his nominations Campfire. winner of the Futurity of last year, and easily the champion two-year-old of 1910. as well as Ormesdale. II. C. Hallenbock is represented by The Finn, considered by many to have beam the best horse in the- older elivision last year. Ral Parr, the Maryland sportsman, has Crimper and Nebraska to carry his silks. Many other good cues will lie found in the list when such stables as those of August Helmont, A. K. Maeomber. James Batter, John E. Madde-n. Andrew Miller and the WicklifTe Stable are heard from. It is safe- te assume that the final cnaart will see betweaa fifty anil sixty horses naniid. Entries for the- Havre ele Brace stakes also closed teday and secretary Kehberger is more than satisfied with the showing iu the first mails. In the Hrooklyn Derby, which will be- decided over tiie Aqii .lint course, the entry list has already reached forty with many of the more fashionable stables to be heard from. The list contains the cream of those already published for the Kentucky Derby with the two star additions of Campfire anil Heartens, which were not nominated for the Kca-tuek.v event. This fact indi-ates the- Brooklyn Derby will be one of the headline-is of the season in the three-year-old division.