Turf Stars In Empire City Handicap: Eligible List Includes Sir Barton and Practically Every Other Crack in Training., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-03


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TURF STARS IN EMPIRE CITY HANDICAP Eligible List Includes Sir Barton and Practically Every Other Crack in Training NEW YORK N Y June 2 The improvements that will add to the comforts of the patrons of tiro Empire City Racing Association are well under way and will be completed in ample time for tlie ojicning on July 12 when the summer meeting is to be inaugurated inauguratedThe The Empire City Handicap of 5000 at one mile and an eighth tlie outstanding feature of the open ¬ ing day has practically every highclass horse in training on its eligible list Should the weather be propitious the record for the race 151 held jointly by Andrew Millers great gelding Roamcr and S C Ilildreths Dalmatian made in 1918 and 1910 respectively should be surpassed as the track is lightning fast Roamer and his wonderful career on the turf are well known Ills performance in tlie Empire City Handicap with 128 pounds up was among his best races As for Dalmatian he was undoubtedly a highclass threeyearold and car ¬ ried 118 pounds when he achieved his victory in a good field After being sold to go abroad he won several good races in England EnglandGood Good as Dalmatian was it is the opinion of ex ¬ perts that the Empire City Handicap and the Empire City Derby in 1919 will see a better colt of the same age under silks in Commander J K L Ross Sir Barton On Saturday trainer H G Bed well reserved a dozen stalls for Sir Barton Cudgel Milkmaid War Pennant Foreground and others which he will race during the Empire meeting meetingIt It is a question whether there have ever been so many good threeyearolds in training iu any one season as during the current year and this fact renders the achievements of Sir Barton all the more remarkable It was generally known early in April that Cudgel was the trial horse for Sir Barton The public trial for the Kentucky Derby at Havre de Grace when both Cudgel and Billy Kelly were used to pace the son of Star Shoot was regarded by many trainers as unduly severe The mile and an eighth was covered in 15473 and the opinion was freely expressed at the time that it was too much to ask of a threeyearold so early in the season and es ¬ pecially on a day when the air was cold and raw Mr Bedwell kncw his horse however arid his judgment has been amply vindicated by the per ¬ formance of his great colt

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