Name New Races For Old Horses: Queens County Jockey Club Sets a Good Example in Selecting Titles for Feature Races., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-10


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NAME NEW RACES FOR OLD HORSES Queens County Jockey Club Sets a Good Example in Selecting Titles for Feature Baces NEW YORK N Y July 9 The Queens County Jockey Club 1ms made a hit among horsemen by naming some of Its fixed events in honor of the Brent race horses of the past instead of giving names to the stakes which have no significance whatever In connection with the turf or worse yet are merely borrowed names of some great races like the Epsom Derby or the Epsom Oaks in Eng ¬ land whose conditions are not appropriated along with the names At the summer meeting now in progress on the popular Aqueduct track there have been races usually overnight handicaps named to commemorate the brilliant performances of such champions as Hegret the only filly that ever won the Kentucky Derby Hanover the greatest race horse and later the greatest sire of his time Hindoo the sire of Hanover and a greater race horse than his son Raceland winner of sevcnly races anil 110000 llroomstick a nonpareil among race horses and Sires Sir Walter the hero of thirtythree races worth 90840 Africander winner of 101343 Miss Wood ford the greatest winning mare the modern turf has seen winner of thirtyseven races and 118270 Dobbins the rival of Domino and the winner of twentyjono races out of fortytwo starts and 111012 Arfful the conqueror of Sysonby and Kingston whose1 eightynine winning races netted 138917 a sum that only four horses have equaled In the history of the American turf turfThere There Is Httle enough in present day sprint rac irig to keep the old time turf champions from being forgotten and Fied Rehberger the secretary at Aqueduct has set an example which other racing officials might well follow in giving their names to the better class of races at their meetings Plenty of good names of race horses remain unused and then there are the great sires and the famous breeders owners trainers and Jockeys of olden times to draw on before it becomes necessary to multiply such meaningless titles as the Albany Handicap the Bellrose Stakes the Bushwick Steeplechase the Paiimonok Handicap and the Garden City Selling Stakes StakesBELMONT BELMONT PARKS EMPTY TITLES TITLESThe The Westchester Racing Association has its Bel mont Withers Keene Memorial Lawrence Realiza ¬ tion and a few others to keep alive the memory of noted turfmen of a greater day but the Harlem the Plattsdale the Douglaston Searingtown Bayi side arid Elmont are empty titles which ought to be changed to something as full of meaning to horse ¬ men as the Union the Centreville the Tenbroeck the Woodburn the Belle Meadc the Iroquois and the Lexington LexingtonAt At the Empire City track whore the horses will be racing next Saturday the fifteen stakes arc without a single name suggestive of horse man track or stud of historic character The Metropoli ¬ tan Jockey Club at Jamaica is little better off and though Saratoga haa many historic stakes only a few like the Travers the Spinaway and the San ford Memorial are appropriately named while many more bear such colorless names as the Mechanics vine Handicap the Banlston Spa Steeplechase and the Amsterdam Selling Stakes StakesIn In the early winners of the Travers the Saratoga Cup and the Kenrier with their owners the Sara ¬ toga Association has a wealth of attractive names and it is to be hoped that some of its fixed events of the future will commemorate the achievements of Kentucky Glenelgy Harry Bassett Joe Daniels Tom Bowling Falsetto Grenada Longfellow Parole Bramble Checkmate Thora Luke Blackburn and Enqnirer or of turfmen like John Hunter Francis Morris Pierre Lorillard R A Alexander John M Clay David McDaniel George L Lorillard John Harper arid General W G Harding all of whose names are closely associated with racing at Sara ¬ toga in the great days when a horse that could not run a mile or more and repeat after a dead heat was looked upon with contempt

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