Empire City Attractions: Feature of the Meeting Covering the Remainder of July, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-09


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EMPIRE CITY ATTRACTIONS -r Feature of the Meeting Covering the Remainder of July. 4 Many Good Three -Year-Olds Eligible to the Empire City Derby to Be Bun Next Saturday. BY C. .T. FITZ GERALD. NEW YORK. N. T., July S.-Noae o.- the ether metropolitan courses operating -under the jurisdiction of the Jockey Club occupies the unique position enjoyed by the Empire City Itacing Association, whose property i.s located midway between Yonksrs and Mount Vernon and whose summer meeting opened today. It is a one-man affair. Its policy is dictated by it3 owner, James Butler, who ha:? no partners in the promotion of an .enterprise which draws Uie bulk; of its patrona;;.? from a community which was largely an in-populated region when the land on which li course is laid out was bought by William II. I Clarke twenty-five years ago. The foresight which dictated the acquirement of the track after the death of its founder has been rewarded by an increase in the land vaiues far beyond the dream of any realty expert of the day, and in the matter of prestige to an extent that can only be appreciated by those familiar with racing in this state in the last quarter of a century. I ATR 03f A GtI OF ITS OWJf. It has been truly said that Empire Ciiy could exist if a line were drawn at One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street and all below that thoroughfare were forbidden to journey to the plateau upon which some of the most attractive sport of the year is to be seen during the last three weeks of July. All of the Bronx and the upper readies of I Westchester County and beyond that into Connecticut as far as New Haven pays tribute to Empire City. There were thote who prophesied failure for any racing venture without direct railroad communication with the metropolis. Empire City has shown the fallacy of th, for with the aid of trolleys and motor cara fne prosperity and popularity of the course is unquestioned. The new Bronx Itiver Parkway, with its fine boulevard just completed, linking Kew York and White Piains, furnishes an additional thoroughfare for those who travel by motor. It should relieve th-i congestion which has prevailed on some of the big days in the past and give a picturesque quality to a days outing with the thoroughbred. While the Empire City Handicap, to b decided today, is the chief of the race; for three-year-olds and over to be run during the meeting, there are other features calculated to bring out the best norses in training, not only in the handicap division, but in in two and three-year-old ranks as well. The chief of these are the Empire City Derbv, for three-year-olds, with S5.00O added, at one mile and a quarter; the East "View Stakes, of . 510,000; the Whirl, of ,500, and the Demoiselle of ?5,000, all for two-year-olds; the latter for fillies exclusively. Other events for two-year-olds include the Frivolity Stakes selling of ,000, the Pprightful selling of ?3,000, and the Wakefield Handicap of ,000. VALUABLE STAKE AIUtAT; Secretary Schaumburg has made it desirable for owners to send their charges to Etn-Jpire City. Besides the Derby there is tito Knickerbocker Handicap, ,000 added, at a mile and a sixteenth, and the TaYrytown Stakes of ?C,000, for three-year-olds exclusively. For three-year-olds and over t5:o offerings include tbe Yonkers Handicap, ,-000 added ; Mount Vernon Handicap, ,000 added ; Fleetwir.g Handicap, ,000 added ; Melrose Stakes selling, ,000 added, and the Mount Kisco Stakes, ,000 added. The Derby has some good material oti-gaged. None of the Whitney three-year-oldu i.s named, but Pillory, winner of the Belmont and Preakness, now recuperating at Saratoga, is an eligible. So is Morvieh, whose pood races as a two-year-old at Yonkers made him a prime favorite w.lh frequentera of that track. Others that may go to the post in the event are Serenader, Oceanic,. Kai-Sang, Hephaistos, Horologe, June Grass, Lelterman, Modo, Missionary, Ttunanleli, Firm Friend and Lally. Snob II., Lucky Hour and My Play, which have been on th. ailing list, may round to in time for the race, which is scheduled for next Saturday, July 15. The Derby will be helpful in clearing the three-year-old situation, which is so unsettled that three or four colts have a following, each group declaring their fancy i3 the best of the year. go on oes m wiiini.. The Whirl Stakes, which will divide the honors with the Derby Saturday next, closed with 128 nominations, the best on public form being Martingale, Cherry Pie, Bud Ler-ner, Great Man and Goshawk. This quintet will take a lot of beating for the great tWo-year-old prizes of the year. Others that have run well in public and are included in the Whirl eligibles arc Enchantment, whose form at Havre de Grace was high ; William Tell. Dustabout, Delcadia, Canaque, Tall Timber, Autumn Bells, Pennon, Bo McMillan, New Hampshire and Blue Hawk. In the Demoiselle a fine band of fillies are named. In no year that can be recalled have so many good-looking misses been out. Tuesdays feature is the Tarrytown Stakes selling, for three-year-olds at a mile. Comic Song, Little Chief, Saddle and Boots. Duncecap, Black Rascal, Mawrcoron and O-ynthus are some of the best of the nominations in this. The Fleetwing Handicap, ,000 added, for thrce-year-oids and over at tnree-quarters, is the leader for Wednesday. Every good sprinter, including Purchase, Dunboyne, On Watch, Knobbie, Pen Bose, Crocus, Careful, Dimmesdale, Tryster, Bon Homme and Bocket are named for the race. Thursday has the Frivolity Stakes at five and one-half furlongs for two-year-olds. The best of the juvenile selling platers are among the ninety-two nominations. With such an auspicious beginning and a plant that affords a perfect view of tho horses from start to finish of every race the outlook for the Empire City meeting is bright-

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