Irish Races Increased in Value: English Breeders and Owners Among the Nominators new Features Added, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-04


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IRISH RACES INCREASED IN VALUE English Breeders and Owners Among the Nominators New Features Added. The Irish Two Thousand Guineas a new race which will be run for the first time two years hence the Irish Derby, Irish Oaks and Irish St. Leger for 1921 closed with a fine entry, and. as usual, English breeders have given a gratifving measure of suppart to each of them. The list of subscribers .to the several races is headed by his majesty and other English owmvs and breeders who have made nominations are the Duke of Port-laud, Ixird Glanely, Lord Derby, Lord DAbcrnon who won the Irish St. Leger with Dionysos, Sir E. Cassel, Lord Londonderry, Lord Laseelles, Sir Abe Bailey, Mr. J. A. de Rothschild, Mme. Varipati, Mrs. Cayzer, Mrs. Cradoek, Sir Hedworth Menx. Mrs. A. James, Maj. Logan Kidston, etc. The Irish Derby of 1921 will be of the value of 4,500 guineas, which is the highest it has yet reached, and the result of the increment in its value has been that 108 nominations have been made for it, as against the previous best of 152. The Irish Oaks will be worth 2,000 guineas in 1921 instead of a present value of 2.000 pounds, and it has closed with the record subscription of 110. The Irish St. Leger, which has also become a 2,000 guineas race vice a 2,000 pounds event, has secured an entry of 91, which is only six below the highest entry heretofore made for it. The St. Leger is the junior Irish "classic," for it was established only in 1915. and the lines on which its conditions were then framed did not tend to make it attractive. It was a sweepstakes of 10 sovereigns each with 200 pounds added, but received only thirty entries. But when its value was made the set figure of 1.500 pounds in 1910 the subscription rose to eighty-three, and yet again when another "monkey" was tacked on to it for 1920 ninety-seven entries were secured. London Sportsman.

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