Empire City Meeting Near: Metropolitan Racing Scene Shifts to Yonkers Course Saturday.; Added Piquancy to Racing Expected from Addition of New Blood from Kentucky., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-10


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EMPIRE CITY MEETING NEAR Metropolitan Racing Scene Shifts to Yonkers Course Saturday Added Piquancy to Racing Ex ¬ pected from Addition of New Blood from Kentucky NKW YORK N Y July 9 The midsummer meeting of tin Empire City Racing Association which opens on Saturday next July 12 and continues until Thursday July 31 undoubtedly will be one of the best of the year as the cream of the thoroughbreds in training in the east and west will meet at the Yonkers course for the first time It will be the commencement of the rivalries between Kentucky and New York and it is the addition of this new blood which will give an added piquancy to a racing season noteworthyThe already noteworthy The Empire City track can be reached quickly by numerous routes and spectators have a perfect view of the races from every portion of the ibeaiitiful new clubhouse the spacious grandstand and the lawn Empire City has always had a loyal following from the Bronx and the towns beyond the New York border in Connecticut Residents of tliese districts have found it so easy of access that many racing enthusiasts daily Journey from Greenwich Stam ¬ ford Bridgeport and other cities and towns in the Nutmeg State The chief attraction for opening day the Em ¬ pire City Handicap of 5000 will bring but a crack field and it is bound to be a good race as Mr Vosburgh has adjusted the weights with the skill which long ago earned for him the reputation of being the premier of American handicappcrs handicappcrsEMPIRE EMPIRE FIRST BTTN IN 1907 1907The The Empire City Handicap has always produced great struggles It was first run for in 1907 when Prince Ahmed won and since that time Dalmatian Short Grass Spur Roanier and other really good horses have won it Spur carried the colors of presi ¬ dent Butler to victory in 1917 and It will be inter ¬ esting to sec if the gallant son of King James can score a comeback He is receiving a careful prepa ¬ ration for the Rice at the hands of Dick Miller arid while his arduous campaign as a threeyearold must have sapped some of his vitality lift looks well and may achieve fresh laurels this season seasonRoanier Roanier is another that is expected to perform well at the Yonkers course He was always fond of the springy footing of this icourse and some of his best races have been run over it He won the Empire City Handicap in 1918 with 128 pounds up and equaled the track record of 151 for the dis ¬ tance which are also the figures to the credit of Dalmatian in 1910 1910Purchase Purchase is now hailed as the only serious oppo ¬ nent of Sir Barton for the threeyearold throne and he should find the Empire City Handicap to his liking Sam Hildreth trained and owned Dalma ¬ tian when that stout threeyearold shouldered 118 pounds and won the event Hildreth has al ¬ ways maintained that Dalmatian was strictly first class one of the best performers he had ever owned and the colt showed his highclass after going to England It is no secret that Hildreth entertains a high estimate of Purchases prowess If he can win the Empire City Handicap the big son of Ormondales star will be in the ascendancy and he will not lack for backers when he meets Sir Bar ¬ ton and others in the Empire City Derby on Satur ¬ day July 19 19DOMINANT DOMINANT TO RACE RACEDominant Dominant and Old Rosebud are a pair of rejuve ¬ nated speed marvels that will also be seen under colors in the Empire City Handicap The former was a mighty twoyearold but did not stand train ¬ ing as a three or fouryearold He has been away from the races for two years which was the period occupied by Old Rosebud jn the seclusion of the Texas ranch of the veteran breeder and racing man Wade McLemore The rest treatment is really the best after all for ailing tendons and Old Rosebud in 1917 was quite a sensational performer Early this spring he seemed to have all his old dash but during June at Latonia he ran a few dull races He should do better at Empire which should suit him to perfection Dominant has shown that he possesses as much speed as ever and the nature of his performance is only a question of his being wound up for a supreme effort James Rowe will attend to that thatMidway Midway winner of the Kentucky Handicap Ex ¬ terminator which captured the Kentucky Derby in 1918 Lanius Corn Tassel winner of this years Suburban Handicap Thunderclap Boniface Star Master Kim Briar Vindex Be Frank King Plaudit and Tippity Wifchet are some of the other eligibles eligiblesEasterners Easterners will probably have their first glimpse of tho great western twoyearold filly Miss Jemima in the Demoiselle Stakes on Wednesday July Hi This speedy miss is iiailcd as a champion of her nge and sex She has many victories already this sea sou to her credit sind her performances have been nothing short of sensational Many eastern owners have tried to purchase her but her owners Messrs Steifel and Rowe have refused to put a price on her A daughter of the Peter Pan horse PIick Toney and from the Ben Brush dam Bclgravia she is bred in the purple purpleThere There will l e one or more stakes or handicaps every day during the meeting and secretary Schauinburg has prepared a program that should bring out the best horses in training The coming meeting at Empire City may be confidently expected to surpass all former records in point of attendance by racing enthusiasts

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