Sir Barton And Purchase: Great Interest Aroused Over Their Coming Meeting in Derby.; Crowd to See Race Expected to Duplicate Tremendous Attendance of Last Saturday., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-15


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SIR BARTON AND PURCHASE Great Interest Aroused Over Their Coming Meeting in Derby Crowd to See Race Expected to Duplicate Tremendous Attend ¬ ance of Last Saturday NEW YORK N Y July 14 The crowd at Empire City Saturday was much larger than the management expected with the result that there was not enough tickets and thousands were com ¬ pelled to go without programs So congested was the crowd that it was impossible to move about and it required quite a length of time to get into the grounds many not arriving until after the first race had been run The automobile parking space was filled to overflowing and hundreds of machines had to be parked outside of the grounds groundsThe The track has been greatly improved since last year The clubhouse has been enlarged the grand ¬ stand renovated lawns rebuilt and the track made lightning fast fastGood Good racing is provided for in this Aveeks pro ¬ gram a stake feature being down for decision oh each day except Friday The big day of the week will be Saturday when the Empire City Derby will be run While this event does not compare with the Kentucky or Latqnla Derbys infhlstbrlcal associations or otherwise nevertheless the race next Saturday is already attracting as much attention as if it were either one of the two above mentioned This is because of the expected meeting of Sir Barton and his conqueror in the Dwyer Stakes Purchase If only these two start the attendance will be even larger than last Saturday if such a thing is possible possiblePURCHASE PURCHASE IN HIS BEST FORK FORKThe The defeat of Sir Barton by Purchase at Aqueduct has whetted the appetite of the racing public for another meeting of the IAVO The admirers of Com ¬ mander Ross crack colt are confident that he will reverse things in the Empire City Derby while at the same time the followers of the Hiidreth crack aver that Purchase has Just reached his best form and will again lower the colors of Sir Barton Certain it is it will be a great race and a great croAvd will Avitness it itAs As a companion piece to the Derby the Whirl Stakes of 5000 guaranteed value for twoyear olds Avill also be run Saturday anil lfelpto niako up a splendid card Although the unbeaten colt Man o War is not in the Whirl other good young ¬ sters are included among the eighty nominations and a fine field is in prospect Tho Frivolity States was decided today AVI He for Tuesday the Tarrytown Stakes for threeyear olds is the main attraction This eAent has a guaranteed casli value of 2000 and is at one mile under selling conditions On Wednesday the Der molselle Stakes of 3000 guaranteed value for twoyearold fillies may bring out the Avestern crack Miss Jemima as she is eligible as are some of the best of the eastern division of that age and sex sexThe The Mt Vernon Handicap of 3000 for horses of the older division is scheduled for Thursday and us many of the topnotehers are included among its sixtyfour nominations there is every reason to believe that a field of highclass horses Avill faco the starter In this CAent and be instrumental in attracting1 another crowd of capacity proportions proportionsWith With Tnore and a better class of horses available for Bracing this year the Empire City meeting seems destined to share in the universal prosperity that has marked all the meetings held in all parts of the country

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