Empire City Stakes: Fixtures for 1924 Attract a Total of 1,564 Nominations, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-07


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EMPIRE CITY STAKES Fixtures for 1924 Attract a Total of 1,564 Nominations. Last Years Events Drew Only 1,495 Entries Zev and In Memoriam Named. " 9 NEW YORK, N. T., Feb. 6. Further proof that this is going to be a good year for racing in the vicinity of New York is shown in the entry for the stakes of the Empire City Racing Association Avhich have just closed. The sixteen fixtures received 1,564 entries as against 1,495 in 1923. This pleasing patronage comes from 110 individual nominators. While many attractive features are scheduled for the July meeting at Yonkers, interest is perhaps greatest in the Empire City Derby and the Empire City Handicap, both of Avhich are racesof a mile and a quarter and carry an added value of ,000 each. All of the best two-year-olds of 1923, with the exception of Sarazen, Avhich being a gelding, is ineligible, are named for tho Derby and it should be a good race, entries including Wise Counsellor, Mad Play, Rustic. Sun Pal, Stamvix, Thorndale, Sting, Battle Creek, Mr. Mutt, Spic and Span, Ordinance. Lord Baltimore II., Anna Marrone II., Tree Top, Tester, Hourmore, Peter King, Happy Thoughts, RunningAvild and Broomfield. It Avill be recalled that Wise Counsellor only beat Mad Play by a neck in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes last fall, the mila of which was run in 1:37. Other participants in that race which are named for tho Empire City Derby are Battle Creek, Happy U. hough ts, Mr. Mutt and Bracadale. 82 Lff EMPIRE CITY HANDICAP For the Empire City Handicap, which was won in 1923 by Tryster, there are eighty-two entries, an increase of thirty over 1923. The list is topped by Exterminator, Avhich ia renewing his youth in Southern California this winter. Others named are the riAal four-year-olds, Zev and In Memoriam, which will probably meet in this fixture for the first time in 1921. Other cracks engaged include Little Chief, Mad Play, Flying Cloud, Bud Lerner, Dunlin, Martingale,. Chittagong, Thunderclap, Enchantment, Sarazen, ChickAale, Rialto, Exodus, Cherry Pie, Sting, Prince of Urn-bria, Rustic, Little Celt, Revenge, Wilderness, Cherry Tree, Prince James, Modo, Ordinance, Hephaistos and Transmute. Much the same quality is found in the other fixtures for thres-year-olds and over Avith the addition of such fast ones as Tryster, Dunboyne and How Fair. The fixtures for two-year-olds haAe closed with about the same patronage as in 1923. The 0,000 East View Stakes and the ,500 Whirl have the cream of the juveniles of tho country engaged. The ,000 Demoiselle Stakes for fillies exclusively contains tho names of many young mares that will be a decided acquisition to the stud because o their rich breeding when their racing days are OAer. RANCOCAS YOUNGSTERS IX EAST VIEW. Among the nominations for the East View are the first of the get of Purchase and Lucullite. They Avill carry the colors of tho Rancocas stable as Avill also the 5,000 yearling. Silver Fox. Harry Payne Whitney, Avho patronized tho Empire stakes liberally, making a total of 123 entries and leading the breeders of tho country, has a number of royally bred onea in the two-year-old stakes to be run at the meeting. These include a sister to Bunting, a half-brother to WhiskaAvay and other stars from the great brood mare, Inaugural. The Belair Stud names Tetrazzini, by Stefan the Great, and Sir Ronald, a brother to last years Futurity Avinner, St. James. J. S. Cosden has entered, among others, the colt by Trap Rock, out .of Star Emerald, by Sunstar, Avhich Avorked in :22 as a yearling. The Greentree Stable has a good one in Stirrup Cup, half-brother to Untidy, Avin-ner of the Kentucky Oaks. He is by Broomstick. . There are many others in the East VieAv and Whirl, Avhose breeding and individuality Avarrant the belief that they possess class. Conspicuous among them are a colt by Hour-less, from Duchess Lace, by Fair Play, entered by J. E. Widener, and King Jimmy, by King James, from Autumn II., by St. Frusquin. Sanford Stud farm has named half a dozen choice tAVo-year-olds, by Archaic, NassoAian and Hapsburg. James Butler . has a fine lot of home-breds by Spur, High Noon and Pebbles. Most of them are by the former, Avhose shoAving last year Avas a good one. Two beautifully bred fillies in the Demoiselle are Tetrazzini, already referred to, and Pastille, by Lemberg, from Pasta, by Thrush, Avhose dam Signorinetta, by Chaleureux, Avon both the Oaks and Derby in 1908. The latter is owned by and will race in the colors of August Belmont. Continued on twelfth pasc. EMPIRE OTY STAKES Continued from first page. The comparative table of the entries of 1923 and 1921 follows: Stakes. 1923. 1921. Empire City Handicap 52 82 Yonkers Handicap 67 85 Mount Vernon Handicap 83 92 Fleetwing Handicap 85 77 Mount Kisco Stakes 53 64 Melrose Stakes . 73 85 Arrow Stakes 72 84 Empire City Derby 76 81 Knickerbocker Handicap 76 84 Tarrytown Stakes GS 75 East View Stakes 156 154 Whirl Stakes 144 141 Demoiselle Stakes 121 110 Wakefield Handicap . 145 126 Frivolity Stakes 114 112 Sprightful Stakes 112 112 Total 1,495 1,564 Mr. Butler has increased the stabling accommodations at his course by 120 stalls, and he can await the opening of the Empire City season with the assurance that his bill of fare will tickle the racing palate of the New York racing public. 4

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