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Here and There on the Turf j Challenge Cup Field Small J i Peace Chance Close to Races t Yearling Sales to Be Larger j , Narragansett Registers Again j j _ _ _ _ m _ _ - "• ♦ 1 The most important event in American n racing during the coming week is the Detroit •" Challenge Cup, a 5,000 added affair !, at weight-for-age which Fred Alger, Jr., and ia Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt concocted at a party given by the former to celebrate his is Azucars victory in the 00,000 Santa Anita a Handicap. These two young sportsmen asked ;d Clarence Lehr, principal stockholder and id manager of the Detroit association, to offer jr a worthwhile event for older horses, and he le readily acquiesced, insisting that Alger and id Vanderbilt frame the conditions. After r putting their heads together in the matter, rt Alger and Vanderbilt reported back to Lehr ir" with a race which lets in only those horses ;s which have done something in a money-winning n- line. At the time nominations to the Z event were closed not even King Saxon was eligible. Because of the peculiar conditions of the ie Challenge Cup, which provide that a three-year-old e- must have won 0,000 and an older sr horse twice as much, only eight horses were re nominated and of this small number only lv five can be counted upon as certain starters. s. They are Azucar, Discovery, Roman Soldier, Head Play and Time Supply. Doubtful are re Cavalcade, Mr. Khayyam and Bazaar. Robert _ k_ A. Smith will make every effort to have Cavalcade ready because his patron, Mrs. s* Isabel Dodge Sloane, had a hand in putting JJj on the race. Discovery and Azucar naturally • may be counted upon as participants because of their owners interest in the success of of the event Head Play is on the grounds Is just waiting for the fine opportunity to add Id another nice purse to his collection, and Phil lil Reuter has promised to return Roman Soldier 1- from Washington Park. Time Supply ly is in New England, but reported training lg well and so may be expected among those g£ present at Detroit Saturday. Regardless of whether the Challenge Cup will have four or six starters, it promises to to be an excellent contest Each of the older " horses must carry 126 pounds, save Bazaar, Which gets a five-pound filly allowance, X while Roman Soldier will take up 114 "• Continued on seventeenth page. HERE AND THERE ON THE TURF .Continued from second page. pounds, which is scale weight for a three-year-old. With Omaha showing what he could do against older horses in the Brooklyn Handicap Saturday, Roman Soldier will give racing fans other facts upon which to base a comparison between the three-year-olds and members of the older division. The doughty son of Cohort is very fond of the Detroit track, as he indicated by his Derby victory of a week ago, and if his American Derby effort hasnt hurt him he may be a difficult horse to beat. At first glance, the event appears to be between Roman Soldier and Head Play. Pete Coyne is putting the acid test to Peace Chance, judging by the workout sheets. Latest trial for the four-year-old son of Chance Shot and Peace, which won the Belmont Stakes for Joseph E. Widener last season, was a mile in 1:40 at the Nassau course. Coyne had Peace Chance moving along briskly in that trial, evidently to find out how the colt would stand up under pressure. As he came out of the workout in good condition, Coyne shortly may be scanning the program books searching for a race in which to run him. Peace Chance has no immediate engagements, so may do no important campaigning until the Saratoga meeting. In his best form, the Widener four-year-old will make some of the other members of his division step along very smartly to beat him. Purchasers of yearlings didnt have so many to consider at Saratoga last August, but they will have plenty from which to » select this year. E. J. Tranter, president of f the Fasig-Tipton Company, now is busy on i his program of sales, made considerably y bulky by additions from some of the best 1 studs in the country, and he is hopeful of being able to confine them to three weeks. E. R. Bradley and Coldstream Stud are newcomers among the consignors to the Saratoga sales, while Willis Sharpe Kilmer and j" others who have been sending yearlings g there regularly, are increasing their offerings. With so much racing being staged j in the country and the damper put on the a claiming racket, prices should be higher at t Saratoga this year, even though more yearlings _ are to be sold. Improvement of conditions . in New York racing is another r reason why the demand for yearlings should j be greater. Narragansett Parks meeting should gain i momentum rapidly now that weather and I track conditions have improved. Despite I the rain and mud, a fine crowd was out for opening day, but with the weather man a in a more kindly mood Saturday the New , Englanders turned out in a manner which 1 gladdened Walter OHaras heart numerous s times last year. Because of so much racing y around the country, Narragansett hasnt as many of the better horses as it could use, , but that situation should be more pleasing y during the August session which OHara is s stressing. With Aqueduct enjoying its finest t season in years, it is proven again that New t England and New York are not competitors, t, except for horses. New England has more e racing enthusiasts to the square inch than x t t t, e x - ... ..: any other section of the country, while New Yorks immense population includes enough enthusiasts to make the sport pay, when • properly conducted, as at the present.