Big Crowd Despite Rain: Tremendous Attendance Sees Racing at Empire City.; Purchase Wins Empire City Derby and Carmandale Takes the Whirl Stakes., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-20


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BIG CROWD DESPITE RAIN Tremendous Attendance Sees Racing at Empire City Purchase Wins Empire City Derby Derbyand and Carmandale Takes the theWhirl Whirl Stakes NEW YORK N Y July 19 Both stake races carded for decision today were contested by small fields in one of which the Empire City Derby only three horses faced the barrier and two of them Purchase and Cirrus composed the Hildreth entry The other race the Wliirl Stakes for twoyearolds worth 3900 to the winner only attracted four starters among which Carmandale triumphed The Carman colt was highly thought of last spring in Maryland but was beaten with regularity in his later starts Today Jie showed thevmbst speed and was an easy winner from Feodor and Royal Duck DuckThe The Empire City Derby was worth 3850 to the winner S C Hildreth declaring to win with Pur ¬ chase which was carrying 130 pounds instead of 125 as originally carded The handsome son of Ormondale did not settle in his stride until turned into the backstretch where Knapp took his time Cirrus was leading Balustrade the only other starter by scant margin but whenrPurchase came up on the outside on the stretch turn being carried slightly wide Cirrus faded away and under mild pursuasion Purchase galloped home hard held at the finish finishHeavy Heavy rain fell before and during the running of the first race which was taken by Osgood in easy fashion Tailor Maid after racing into a long lead in the second held Lucius safe in the stretch The latter horse began slowly but made up a world of ground while going up the backstretch in a man ¬ ner that led his backers to believe he would have won had he begun better betterAUTOHOMHES AUTOHOMHES BY THE HUNDRED HUNDREDThe The crowd at Empire City was so great today that it was next to impossible to move around notwith ¬ standing the bad weather Hundreds of automobiles were forced to park on the roads and in the woods surrounding the track trackTailor Tailor Maid was claimed out of the second race by John Shaughnessy for 2000 2000Bucklaide Bucklaide well backed in the final race failed his backers the winner turning up in Allivan which came from behind to win easily easilyConduit Conduit was claimed Friday by J V Murphy for 2005 Warsaw went to Paul Connelly for 105 Green Gold was retained by his owner for 2510 and Poacher remained with Hildreth on his bid of 2505 The last three claims were in Thursdays racing racingG G A Cochran was as pleased as a boy with a new toy when his pet mare Fairy Wand won It was the first time he had seen his colors in front In more than two years While Mr Cpchran has but a small string of horses at present He lias a number of the rising generation of thoroughbreds on his Mount Kisco farm farmThe The claiming rule is giving owners a lot of thought Just now It costs a heap of money to keep a horse if it is entered too cheaply Hardly a day passes but at least three horses change ownership or are protected at a high figure figureReports Reports from Saratoga slate that all horses be ¬ ing skipped there are arriving in good condition conditionAdmiral Admiral Grayson who accompanied President Wilson on his European trips was a visitor yester ¬ day Admiral Graysou is a great admirer ot the thoroughbred thoroughbredIt It L Bresler will not ship his stable to Sara ¬ toga but will rest his horses at the Jamaica track until the uutuinu racing

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