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CITY PARK DERBY ELIGIBLES. New tirlc.aiis. La.. March B.— The City Park Derby is to he i he tea lure of Hie closing day of the prest»nt lerhMl of racing at the new track. March 18, and a nsod held is assured. Tho flssssnea of the City Park Derby is one mile and a tpianer. It closed last fall with forty-two nominations, of which twenty one were declared out February 1 at .« each, and one since that, date at *."i0. So twenty tenia in eliuible to start, and pay 00 each or withdraw and pay !Ci each. There is $.~ ,000 added money and. figuring that ten horses start, the race will be worth 87,875, of which 8738 lo the second. ! ;::oo to the third, and *1»Mi to fourth horse, making Iho not value to tho winner ,.s2." . Tho following is tea list of eligibles: Anaalrj . Judge Post. Allownialse. Lad] Mate. l.llillgo. I. ens. Captain Halo. McAllister. Cli.uiihlel. Pink Star. Do On. Planuie Doad. Sir Toddtagton. Blfall. Temaeee. cinl. Tiletag. Gi an Lai sen. N ankee cirl. II is expected that the following will start, he figures representing the weights they will carry: .Iiide post. 1l!»: Gild. 11!»: Planute. 122: Lens. 118; Teaaaceo, 122: Yankee Girl, 112: TUetag, 122; Allow maise. 122: Fink Star. 117. and Blfall, 119. Judiro Post is to 1m1 Fred Im lews dependence. He is still trying to persuade Dave Nicol to shape matters so he can ride the colt, but if Nicol cannot lie aeenred it is understood that Frank ONeill will get Into condition to ride him. Yankee Girls victory today has given C. It. BBtoOB much encourage-meni. He has already engaged Mountain to ride his lilly in the Derby. Pinnate, Bdward Corrigans candidate, was not started in the last nee toady Iho.iuso he was coti-idoiab! knocked about in his race yesterday. He can be put down as a certain st. liter in tiie Derby. The earning of 0. E. Dur-neHs TemaceO, winner of the California Derby. gives this race an Interest it would not otherwise carry, as there is nothing that, so stimulates discus, i,m of and enthusiasm over the running of a racing fixture as the starling of horses which have won their honors in different sections. Fnlireiy aside from the professional element, the coming of Teasaeea will raise two distinct parties, one favoring the California candidate, the other pulling for tin- horses which have U en running here all winter. The people will nttgn theaaselves according to tesaperasseat; than that, always believe a •home" product, no matter what it may be. Is necessarily inferior to that which comes from elsewhere, making up tiie Teasaeea admirers, while that element that can BM no virtue in anything outside of their own horizon will be rooting against him. Despite Tessa-ceoa performance on iho coast, there is little likeli hood that he will hold the preference of a majority of racegoers. Bean were his successes more brilliant than they have lieen. the old argument that horses cannot lie shipped over the mountains without loss of form will hold against him. This is peculiarly true of young horses. The history of racing is full of incidents lioaring out this argument, while there are hardly enough exceptions to prove the rule, but tho case of Dr. Gardner last sprang is sufficiently recent to give a fair line of what may be expected of Temaceo. Dr. Gardners autumnal performances in the east proved that he had tho quality, and that it was his races at Memphis which were glaringly untrue. Teasaeea may stand the trip better than did Dr. Gardner, but few horsemen thiuk he will. I iieing. notwithstanding the defeat of today, will lie beyond question the choice of the majority of those who witness the running of the City Park event, ami ho will deserve the honor.