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BUTLER STRING REACHES EMPIRE CITY Includes ., Twenty Horses in Cliargo of Trainer W. H. Buckncr Spur to Do Stud Duty. NEW YORK, N. Y., March 3. Twenty members of the racing stable of James Butler have liecn moved from his East Vitw Farm near Tarrytown to Empire City track, where they will be placed in training for the coming eastern campaign. In the string are eleven two-year-olds and nine horses of the older division. All of the youngsters are by tho -stallion Out of Reach. Spur, the star member of the Butler string during the 1918. season, is not included in the band. He will be kept at East View Farm and bred lo a few mares this spring, it being Mr. Butlers intention to install htm as the successor to Out of Reach, which died some time ago. It is probable that Spur, if lie trains satisfactory, will be brought back to the races for a brief fall campaign. The Butler string is in charge of trainer W. H. Buckner. and among the older horses are Empress. Bally, Turf and The Snob, a four-year-old son of Ogden Swell Girl, that was not raced last year. Names selected for the two-year-olds have not yet been made public. Superintendent Joseph McClarkey has worked the Yonkcrs track into, first-class condition and it will be possible to work horses over it just as soon as it dries out sufficiently. Two thoroughbred foals, the first to arrive, are reported at Mr. Butlers East View Stud, both sired by the young Ben Brush stallion, Pebbles, whose sterling performances on the turf a few years ago are still fresh in memory. Botli are colts, one being from Militant, by Ballot, and the other from Napping, by Peter Pan. They represent the beginning of the second crop of foals sired by Pebbles, and their future will be. watched with interest.