Greatest Racing Season Ever: Prominent American Trainers See Nothing but Prosperity for the Turf This Year., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-14


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GREATEST RACING SEASON EVER Prominent American Trainers See Nothing hut Pros ¬ perity for the Turf this Year NEW YOUIC N Y May 13 James Fitzsim nioiis trainer for the Quincy Stable Herbert L Pratt and Joseph B Davis and considered one of he leading trainers of the American turf is quite optimistic over the outlook for racing this year He says saysIf If we had a few more topnotch jockeys I would say that 1919 would be the greatest year the Ameri ¬ can turf has yet known The horses are as good as any we have ever had and the absence of bet ¬ ting has not hurt the sport one bit Most of the owners are highclass sportsmen who prefer to see their colors in front than to win a wager wagerXor Xor is Fitzsimmons the only trainer sanguine over the prosjiects of a wonderful season of racing Thomas Healey the skillful trainer of Richard T Wilsons stable is even more emphatic than Fitzsimmons in declaring that this year will bu the greatest ever in the history of the turf turfThere There are no if or anils about it says Mr Healej This will be the greatest season the American turf has ever seen Everything in the sport of racing has progressed like all other things in the country The horses will be better the jockeys better the crowds larger and the sport more thrilling than ever before beforeMax Max Hirscli trainer for G W Loft is another who believes 1919 will be a banner year Says Mr Hirsch The war helped rather than hurt the quality of thoroughbreds iii this country Many were imported during the conflict that otherwise would have been lost to America The stock we now have is better than ever before and I look for it to improve each year 1919 will be a banner year for horsemen and all lovers of the thoroughbred thoroughbredAVl AVl If KiirriOk trainer of a big public stable including the horses of W II Coe is confident that this year will be the best since restoration of the sport in this state in 1913 1913Louis1 Louis1 Feustel trainer for Samuel Kiddle says There are more than a thousand good thorough breds in and around New York and the battle for Kiiiiremaey in the different divisions will be so kcen that stirring sport is assured The American public want highclass racing and they are going to get it this season I think 1919 will be a record breaker in attendance stirring contests and sports ¬ manship manshipJim Jim Boden trainer of the Triple Springs Farms Mike Daly trainer for Walter M Jeffords A l Joyner trainer for Joseph E Widener Tom Welsh trainer for George D Widener William Garth trainer for RnV Parr Otto Rasch trainer for T P Thome Albert Simons trainer for Harry Payne Whitney and Guy Bcdwell trainer for Commander T K L Ross join in predicting that the racing season of 1919 will be the best since 1008

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