Striking Falling off in Value of Ten Greatest Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-16

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+ + STRIKING FALLING OFF IN VALUE OF TEN GREATEST STAKES 4- + It is indicative of the present state of racing in the United States: to inspect the decline in returns from the greatest stakes of the American turf in the short space of four years. In illustration. Daily Racing Form has selected the ten stake races that produced the greatest returns in the prosperous turf year of 1907 and here shows their decrease in value year by year. Owe of the ten —Saratogas Great Republic Stakes — was run lor the last time that year. It was founded on the lines of the English "ten thousand pounders" when Mr. W. C. Whitney was directing affairs at Saratoga and was of the original gross value of. 0,000. netting Delhi and Sysonby 1,405 in 1904 and 1905 respectively. The Annual Champion is another of the great events of four years ago that has passed under the pressure of adverse conditions. So far the Futurity has held its own bettor than any of the other great races of 1!MI7 and. unless the Coney Island Jockey Club retires from racing, will probably continue to do so. The Coney Island Jockey Club Stakes is the race founded to take the place of the American Derby and for two years did so partially, but is far from it now. Saratogas Hopeful Stakes, like the Futurity, has. kept its value well and may return nearly as much next month as it did last year. The Belmont Stakes and the Lawrence Realization have fallen off sadly and it may be that neither will be run again. The jioint of emphasis now is that these ten events produced .N70 for owners in 1907 ami, ;with several not yet run and | crforce estimated, cannot produce much over 5,000 in 1910. Name of Stake and Association. 1!K7. 1908. 1909. 1910. Futurity Stakes. Sheepshead Bay $ 26.610 $ 26.110 5,710 5,000 Belmont Stakes. Belmont Bark 22.765 22.765 24,550 10,200 Annual Champion Stakes. Sheepshead Bay 20.550 20,550 Brighton Bawdlcap, Brighton Beach 19.750 4.NOO Oaaey Island Joikev Club Stakes. Sheepshead Bay.. 19.725 19.725 965 2.25o Croat Trial Stakes. Sheepshead Bay 19.550 19.356 1.925 7.075 Hopeful Stakes. Saratoga 17.966 10.990 17.160 12.0OO Lawrence Realization. Sheepshead Bay 16.SS0 17.685 14.900 6,755 Suburban Handicap. Sheepshead Bay I6.S00 19.750 3.850 4,800 Creat Republic Stakes. Saratoga 16.700 Totals . 96,870 57,125 8,860 5,880

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