Washington Park Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1902-12-21


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WASHINGTON PARK STAKES. Today Secretary Howard announces a grand xirray of stakes for the Washington Park meeting of 1903. The list is as follows : The American Derby, three-year-olds, 5,0C0 ! added ; 1 1-2 miles. The Sheridan Stakes, threo-year-olds, ,0CO added; 1 1-1 miles. The Englewood Stakes, three-year-old fillies, :,000 added ; 1 mile. The Drexel Stakes, three-year-olds, ,000 added; 1 mile. The Wheeler Handicap, three-year-olds and upward, ,500 added; 1 1-4 miles. The Young Handicap; three-year-olds and upward, ,0C0 added ; 1 3-16 miles. The Great Western Handicap, three-year-olds and upward, ,000 added; 1 1-2 miles. The Oakwood Handicap, three-year-olds and upward, ,500 added; 1 1-8 miles. The Midway Stakes, three-year-olds and upward, 32,000 added ; 1 1-8 miles. The Auburn Stakes, three-year-olds and upward, 52,000 added ; 1 1-16 miles. The Hyde Park Stakes, two-year-olds, ,5CO added;,.3,-4 mile. The LakeBide Stakes, two-year-old fillies, ,000 added; 5-8 mile. The Kenwood Stakes, two-year-old colts, ,000 added: 5-8 mile. The May wood Stakes, two-year-olds, ,000 added ; 5-8 mile. The Edgewater Stakes, two-year-olds, ,000 added; 5 1-2 furlongs. The Quickstep 8takes, two-year-olds, ,000 added; 1-2 mile. The Lake View Handicap, two-year-olds, ,000 added ; 3-4 mile. It will be observed that the already superb endowment of the American Derby has been increased "to the extent of ,000 and since the sums sat aside for the second and third horses are not increased over the figures of this year, this plump addition is to go to the winning hof se of next year. Outside of this advance in value the conditions of tho greatest three-year-old race of this country remain unchanged, the entrance and starting fees being the same as those of last year. Tho added money to the Hyde Park Stakes for two-year-olds is also increased to the extent of ,500. As in the case of the American Derby, this increase is solely for the benefit of the future winner, second and third money and entrance and starting fees being unchanged. It is easy to perceive why i these two important stakes will now become more I desirable than ever in the minds of owners. The other stakes remain as this year, but the 1 Washington Park Club will give a material in- i crease in purses next year. The minimumof i purses remains at 00, but it can be stated with i confidence that the number of this value willbe I much less next year than in 1902 and purses rang- ing from 00 to ,000 much more plentiful. The f overnight handicaps will range from ,250 upward. 1 Entries to these stakes will close January 15, 1903, I and that they will be lavish no one can doubt. The t Washington Park Club is firmly intrenched in the esteem of the American racing public and that this I eBteem increases year by year will be amply teeti- s fled to next June when its gates will be opened to a a the vast assemblege that will gather to witness the 1 decision of the sixteenth American Derby. s

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