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EMPIRE CITY EiNTRIES 1,087 . STAKE NOMINATIONS ALREADY EXCEED THOSE OF LAST YEAR 25 PER CENT. 1 National Steeplechase and Hunt Association Grants , Date to Hartford Club and Certificates to Many J Gentleman Riders — Jockeys Licensed. f. i By Ed Col.-. , Sew York. March 3. — The Empire- City Raeing I Association, at this writing, has received LOS" Hi- 1 tries from eighty nominator-; to its fifteen stakes j to be run during its coming summer meeting. This i a is an increase of 215 over last year. : The- entries are divided among the various stakes. ys follows: i For Three -Year -Olds and Over. Empire City Handicap. 5B ; Soakers Handicap, fiO: , Mount Vernon Handicap. 73: Floetw-ng Handicap, i i."i: Melrose Stakes, 04; Arrow Stakes, r i. , For Three -Year-Olds. Empire City Derby. 71; Knickerbocker. SO; Tarry- J town Stakes, i _. ] For Two-Year-Olds. i Whirl Stakes. K; East View Stakes. 90: Wake- field Handicap. 80; Demoiselle Stakes. 87; Frivolity Sl.ik s. 00; Sprightfal Stakes. 04. These figures show an increase in entries of about twenty -five per cent over last year thus far. I Among the larger nominators are: I Owner. Entries. Owner. Entries. -lames Batter M Willis Sharpe Kilmer. Ll Wtekttffe stable 9_ Baa. Qcange W. loft.-O H. P. Whitney OX Andrew Miller 19 ;iff..itl A. Cochran .03 The Kentucky Stable. 17 John V. Schorr ....«2 Mrs. B. McNaughton.14 tjuincy Btakte •• Crown Stable 14 It. T. Wilson. Jr. ..49 Schuyler Parsons . ..1_ Joseph K. Widener . . 4K Revcrwyck Btakte ...12 August I.elmont ...38 Graat Hugh Browne. 11 . aha Heeferd 88 George I. Widom-r ..10 w. H. Baker 3_ Batfl Boa 10 A. K. Macomber -9 I* C. Smith 10 .lefferson Livingston. 25 Miirrone Stable 10 W. K. foe -1 In the Empire City Handicap. In the Umpire City Handicap are entered: Aeahaa* l»i.!i Williams Neville II. Air Man Dodge Old Koenig Allumeur Duettiste Onnesd lie Assume- Eagle Phillipic II. illy Ed rump Rickety P.e-lliinger lYrnroek Roamer Boat! Flittcrgold Koyal II. Ilorraw FihhJte— shooting star Breeae George Smith Sortie Butterscotch II. Golden Fes Spring Wheat Capra Gohtea Gate Spur I captain Bowerby Oreea Jones Btrsesbeli Chicle Hank ODay Swan Song Chiclet Harry Kelly Tartar Clematis II. Hendrie The Knocker Colonel Vcnnie Lena Mi-ha Torehbe-ar-r t nduit Lively Troubl- Fete Cudgel Maintenant Tumbler Daddys Choice Midway Vague Deer Trap Naturalist Named for Empire City Derby. In the Empire City Derby are entered: Acab.ido Harry Kelly Priam Arnold Hells Hells Rickety AsaaaM II. .Mister Russian Pinion Ballad Hnrfa Baadsteae II. Ball Ivory Itlack Scarpia II. Baail ■•" k Mount Skeptic Bcllriager Jock Scot Bortte Breeae .lulialeon Bpertaee- Brother loaathaa Kilts II. spring Wheat Buriesqoc King Herod Star Oazer Butterscotch II. LeCbevesae star Master Captain Sowetiiy Ledino Suave Conduit Lively Swan Snug Corn Tassel Lucius The Knocker Crcpuseule Madame Curie Ticket Cudgel Madeira Top o the Wave Defense Meteorite Torchhcarer Deer Trap Midway Tumbler Diamond Milk Man Vagae Diamond Bock Naturalist War Star frteadteaa oration Wtetfal Uolden Pox Pawing Fancy WouoWrfol Creen Jones Pliillipic Woodtrap Hanobala Pickwick Among the entries in other stakes are four horses. Shooting Star. Dehuicey. Libyan Sands and Poaghkeepste, the property of A. Lfzaina and E. Alvarez, two Gabon owners, who have beeeeM interested in turf affairs. These horses are in charge of M. Daly, who trains for G. Miller. T. P. Thai III also has entered three Preach horaaa— Lediao, a three-year old, ami Bterro and Picdro. two-year-olds. Many Gentlemen Rideri. Get Certificates. At the in ling of the excretive eoanaittee of the National Steeplechase sad Beat Association, held at its offices, the application of the Hartford Agricultural and Breedei V Association to give steeplechases at its l m 7 meeting nan granted. The ami nelmint to Bate M rogardiag selling ran s as adapted at a previous inciting was cea-firmed. The following were graated certificates to ride a- gentlemen riders during the year 1917: John Tucker. M. D. Bamberger. v. It. Appleton. Jr. Wetah Btnrwhrfdge. Edward M. Clicston. Btehaid -Mortimer, Jr. James Park. William It. Martin. A Charles K. Rockwell. Edward H. Carle. ".lanv-s B. Leip-r. Jr. F. Ambrose- Clark. Hoary O. Beattie, lr. Nicholas L. Tiluey. Lieut. L. M. Whiting. J. F. Flanagau, Jr. The applienti.as were granted subject to tie- approval of the hunts committee. A. P. Humphrey, H. L. Bell and K. Whittendale. Traiaera Ueenaed were: Mat smart. J. B. Bar-m.ith. Ernest Hcidcr. James K. Frayling, Matthew Brady, Thomas M. MeCrecry, T. J. Douohuc, John 1 Yarnal. J- F. Newman. J. Howard Lewis. S. C. Ilildreth. Joiin L. Coyle. Thomas Madden. William H. Henry, lP-nry Craven, J. Carroll and Charles Ma nlc j. JorbeyS llcenaeS Were granted to Amos Stretch. A. Si. kbnis. Waller V Nor, M. OConnor. W. .1. Keating. Dalh-tt ByeTS, V. Powers. J Kowan. William Blake, Elliott Wolke _ud Joseph Ck-iuunis.