Here and There on the Turf: Empire Citys Growing Importance.; Revival of National Stallion Stakes.; Some New Orleans Features.; The Homebred Winners., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-31


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Here and There on the Turf Empire Citys Growing Im ¬ portance portanceRevival Revival of National Stallion Stakes StakesSome Some New Orleans Features The Homebred Winners The stakes of the Empire City Racing As ¬ sociation will closs tomorrow and the re ¬ sponse of the horsemen up to this time has been decidedly encpuraging While the New York dates have not yet been announced it is safe to predict that ths different meetings will follow in the same sequence as in 1922 and that the Yonkers track will operate in July JulyThese These are the convenient dates for Mr Butlers track for all of the other courses adjacent to New York City are on Long Island and by having the meeting of the Empire City Association follow them it does away with one shipping of the horses Saratoga has al ¬ ways had the August dates and by having the Yonkers track wind up the summer dates for the city it is an easy matter to go on to Saratoga and then return to Long Island for the fall meetings and to wind up the racing season at Yonkers The stake program offered for the track on the hill has become decidedly enticing and the racing there has grown greatly in import ¬ ance in recent years This year it is more important than ever for the reason that a weightforage stake race has been added to the fall program This race is to close at the same time as the summer stakes tomorrow This new race will have 5000 added It is for all ages and coming as it will in October will afford the twoyearolds a chance at scale weights with those of the older division Another condition is that geldings are not eligible eligibleThe The conditions of this race are a subscrip ¬ tion of 10 at the time of nomination This is the only liability if declared out by April 15 50 if declared out by August 1 or 100 if left in after that date Starters will pay 100 additional It is easily seen that with its 5000 in added money this will be a particularly desirable fall stake race The division of the money is 1000 to the second 600 to third and 250 to the fourth horse horseThere There should be more weightforage races particularly in the fall of the year when on occasions the question of supremacy is still unsettled This new race has been christ ¬ ened the Autumn Championship Stakes and it is entirely possible that so far as a mile in New York is concerned it will decided the championship of every age division in 1923 1923It It is probable that another rich twoyear old feature will be added to the New York attractions before long At present Walter S Vosburgh is working on plans for a stallion stakes and it is likely that it will in a great measure be patterned after the old National Stallion Stakes of the Westchester Racing Association This old race was discontinued after 1910 when it was won by Sempronius SemproniusThis This race was first run in 1898 when it was won by the late William C Whitneys Jean Bereaud ridden by Tod Sloan For that year it was worth 15502 to the winner Following renewals never reached that figure but in 1900 when it was won by Bonnibert it had a value of 15352 The unbeaten unbeatenColin Colin holds the record for the race when he won in 1907 running the fiveeighths through the straight course at Belmont Park in 58 When it was won by Sir Martin in the follow ¬ ing year no time was taken for the reason that it was raining and the start could not be seen from the stands The other winners of the National Stallion Stakes were Pupil Cunard Mizzen Magistrate Tanya First Water Charles Edward and Sweep This is rather a notable roster and the revival of such a race should be of interest both to the own ers and the breeders Joseph E Widener and William Woodward are the stewards consider ¬ ing the outline of the proposed race It is confidently expected that racing at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans is due for a boom and that a full measure of suc ¬ cess will mark the concluding two weeks of the sport Each year the Mardi Gras visi ¬ tors come in days ahead of actual carnival week and there is general merrymaking in the old city The races never fail to attract n goodly number of these visitors and thb year the Mardi Gras crowd promises to ba larger than ever before beforeThere There has been regret on the part of the Business Mens Racing Association that it became necessary to declare off some of the richer races that had been programmed but the horsemen met tfie situation with the right spirit and there has been no criticism of the action It was found that to go through with the stake race program might entail a heavy loss and it was agreed by many that the plans were too ambitious ambitiousEach Each year at New Orleans there develops some opposition to a second meeting at Jef ¬ ferson Park and one argument is that the racing should be suspended during the Len ¬ ten period Preparations are going forward for the second meeting at Jefferson Park and it will be surely held The program for the racing there will be made as attractive as is possible and the only hardship it will work will be to offer a conflict in dates that will undoubtedly result in the calling off of the meeting that had been proposed for Mobile The smaller Alabama city could not hope to successfully compete with Jefferson Park for it is to New Orleans that they must look for both its horses and a large percentage of patronage It is well known that the best money winner of last year was campaigned by his breeder when Richard T Wilson sect Pillory to the races This son of Olambala and Hester Prynne is a product of Mr Wilsons Kirklev ington Stud in Kentucky Pillory was the winner of 95654 95654Sallys Sallys Alley which finished second on tke list with a total of 94847 was also raced by her breeder Willis Sharpe Kilmer This queenly filly gave the New York breeders a real place for she first saw the light of day at Sun Briar Court in Binghamton Exterminator and Morvich the next in order of the 1922 winners were purchases Then came Whisk away which earned his place while racing under the silks of his breeder Harry Payne Whitney Dunlin and Mad Hatter were both purchases and then came Blossom Time bred and raced by Edward R Bradley Thus it will be seen that four of the first eight in the list of best winning horses of the year raced for their breeders breedersIt It is small wonder that the step from an owner of a racing establishment to that of breeder is such an easy one for the true sporte

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