New York Tracks Clear: Three Days Late in Outdoor Work at Belmont Park This Year., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-24


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NEW YORK TRACKS CLEAR THREE DAYS LATE IN OUTDOOR WORK AT BELMONT PARK THIS YEAR. Trainers Take Advantage of Warm Weather and Put Charges on Traclt — Racing People From South Beginning to Return. H.v Ed Dale. New York. March °:L— At List the weather haa tinned :i flip-flap and is showing a araar af respeet-ability around New York. Last .rear the first bora is were worked at Belmont lark on March IT. This year it was three days fatter before haraeo of any masher were Introduced to outdoor work. Bvea what they arc doing now is over a track ankle deep in mil. I. It ean safely be said. how. ver. that after this week, every trainer will have his chaws from Under the sheds. Some of the more faahioaaMe stables arc out with a few of the cheaper variety, aotably William Midgely. who is trying to ge-t some of Mr. Gifford Ooehraai beraea fit for Havre do Grace. Midgely is oik of the early birds with liis stable, having a number of horses of the middle class with Which he can win races if be can set them ready ill time, iiis host will he studiously trained for the stakes of the enst at Belmont. Jamaica and other tracks. A .1. .loyner is Being along in his b-aciy methodical waj with horses in Lis ban and so is Thomas Jleahy with the it. T. Wilson collection. Little ean be- aaM of future prospects at the present writing;, all beraea being on the fleshy side and only once in a while in a hone seen extended. Then it i- only for an eight! or so just to keep his speed machinery in order. Not nntil the tracks ore thorooghly dried out will anything occur to excite the racing paaaton of the trainers. As iisuil. all who have twe-year-olda arc sprrulatlax on the outlook. Racing Followers Return. Racing folks are beginning to return from Havana and New till Home bare delayed their trip I from Louisiana, spu ad I 111 the interim in fishing and linniin;. JsMSTTs in the south. A fee Weill to U:iv.;n.. after New Orleans closed and othera went to Florida. William Chapman took a glance at Havana and if ever there was a booster for the beauties of Ori Iark and the climate, i! is Chapman ••ot a fly or a mosquito and ex sleep out of-doors down there." snys the indomitable Chapman. •"The climate his everything beat that 1 have seen, not excepting southern California. "Tiny bad I I and profitable sport while I was there. The aasoefattien did w II sad from whir 1 ouid learn the bookmakers did not fart so badly. though some of them were the victims of horsemen* raids. When the btda turned a machine sun on cm from the paddock, ii gem .-rally took effect. "At New Orleans the weather »a so bad tiiat form backers had rvngb innings. Nobody made money there except possibly one or two of the bis layers and a few horsemen. It appears to me that the New Orleans folks should r novate the track before next winter and make it more uniform in i. iso of a wet seas in. Of course it would take ■ lot of money to do j[ properly, but it would encourage horsemen to so there instead of elsewhere. which they certainly will do. Their experience last winter have made mane of them grouchy, specially thane who could not set their horses out owing to the heavy track. "The weather was the only bad feature at New-Orleans. No one could complain about the attendance and tin re was plentj of speculation. Iiut for the racing then- I think everybody would be asleep. It sort of awakened the whole town, putting near life into business. Before we came away ever hotel waiter had on a new dress suit anil a bilc-d shirt and stepped about in patent leather inuring pumps. Thai gtvea you an idea of what racing does to a town like New Orleans.

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