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w v t ir . . . : ' Horsemen faint Hoseate Ficlure of the Racing Season Which Is to Open on the Metropolitan Circuit This Week 1 1 LOCAL RACING WILL '(T Equine Star Which Are Likely to Start in Early Feature? of New Racing. Season Here. FLEET THREE-YEAR-OLDS IN PREAKNESS J GEERS READY FOR r MOTHER CAMPAIGN START ON THURSDAY j Jamaica Track "Will Bo 8cone of Inaugnral Meeting of Northern Season. CUD6&L, witmLyks, op and Commander! Eternal, Vindox and Dnnboyno to Baco for $25,000 Stako at Plmllco Wednesday. Veteran Rclnsman Haa 27 f Trotters and Five Pacers in His Memphis Stable. ROSS AT Horse's head STARS ARE READY TO GO SIR BARTON ALSO TO RUN "POP" IN GAME SINCE '71 Old Rosebud, Iracullito and Flngs Among- Likely Early Starters. Terentla, Sweop On, American Ace and Drummond Will Face Barrier. Held Ribbons Over Hal Point er, Single 0., Tho Harvester and Other Equine Stars. wmmwmmmmmwHT ' " - Rosebud. innJnnall ji ifflB SS?7iisaiiiiii WITH -JgeBFS; Jslllllllla11 ,e4 B v$iMvm What promises to be the greatest rac ing season the metropolitan district bu had In more than a decade will open at the Jamaica track next Thursday. Awaiting the call of "boots and Bad ft" are more than a thousand thor eughbreds and probably 100,000 lovers of the hone. The meetings In Mary land have whetted the appetites of race goers and all are on edg for the fray. The season will open with the Pau monok Handicap, a dash at six furlongs for three-year-olds and upward. It has a guaranteed cash value of 16,000, and In Quest of this puree forty-nine high class sprinters hare been named to start. Among- them are a score of horses whose rpeed, stamina and courage have earned them national fame. Old Rosebud, the former Handicap King, Is on the list and probably will go to the post He Is In tip top condi tion and horsemen predict he will be invincible In sprints and rive a good account of himself over lone routes this season. In Maryland he won his first two starts from high class sprinters, and ' In his third start was beaten only 4 nose by W. TL Coe's. Sweep On over the one mile course. Lncnlltte in Condition. Another famous entrant Is S. C Hll dreth's Luculltte. the beautiful four-year-old son of Trap Rock end Lucky Lars, which formerly carrcd the colors of Major August Belmont He Is In prbae condition and will be hard to beat If he goes to the starter. In a re cent trial at Plmllco he breezed six fur longs In 1:13. Dominant, the six-year-old son of Delhi, belonging to Harry Payne Whitney, has been going great guns 'In his work, and Ii likely to start Vlndex. Blue Laddie, Vexatious and Pigeon also have bn named by Mr.'TVTiltney, and It Is almost certain that the famous light blue and brown will be borne by more than one of his speed marvels. Richard T. Wilson will be represented by either Thunderstorm or Ht.nnlbal. Both are three-year-olds and each has worked well enough to warrant the be lief that he will give a good account of himself In the chase for the purse. Flats lias Old Based. Flars, the champion sprinter of Ull. Ii on tho eligible list and will probably carry his new owner's silks In this stake. He I now owned by the Beach Btab'e In his trials thts spring; he has displayed all of hi' old time speed, and his trainer Ii confident he will retain the title he earned while racing for the Brighton Stable last year. , Others who are named to start and are ready to give a worthy battle are Col. W. E. Applegate's Jack Hare. Jr.. the Rrookslde Stable's Kins; Plaudit P. A. Clark's Lion d'Or. S. C. Hlldredth's Purchase nnd Lord Brighton, Walter M Jefford's Routledge, George W, Loft's Papp and" Rldgers. A. K. Macomber's Holll.ter. War Cloud and War Paint the Oneck Stable's Elfln Queen. Com mander J. K. L. Ross's Motor Cop. the Triple Springs Farm's Penrose, Joseph E. Wledner's Naturalist and Trompe la Morte and George D. Wldeners Lanlus and Abadane. Xomlnntions for tho Painsaek, The list of eligible for the Pauroonok includes nearly every sprinter of note, fio there Is every indication of a large field of high class horses olng to the post, as they are In a much more forward condition than In previous years, many of them having performed on the Mary land tracks, while the others have re ceived there preparation for the stake on the local tracks. Handlcapper Walter 8. Votburgh has assigned Old Rosebud top weight 1S4 rounds, with Motor Cop asked to carry only one pound less, with a gradual grading down to Delaware with the feather of 90 pounds. Following are the weights: Old Rosebud 1H Old Koenlr 121 War Cloud. in Motor Cop Naturalist ncs Dominant ., Jack Bare. Jr.. Jock Scot Vlndex oott Starr.... Hannibal . in . us ..1M ..IN ..120 ..111 ..US ..112 ..110 ..too ..ie ..107 ..IK ..101 ..ICS ..10s ..101 1M ..lft" ..10? ..104 .. sunny Slope 125 jioumer ...121 tnculllte hj irompe la Morte.. .Ill Junius lltl jnirchsse no The Wanderer 109 nilly nor Blue Laddie Lord Brlshton., Falrr Wand JJp, 10) wlriton ion "r runt 107 Yi!K; 01 "evonshlrelOT Krramoor .104 El fin Queen ornundla Pen Hose , Tolo , Jr m.nd ThtlndM.torm EfnVient , I'lnsmsn , Rmrtledte ..IMIVexetlous ltui'ine 1107 ... 10? ....10: ....102; IPodxera ! Plreon Wing. ! Lion d'Or llwin Plaudit ,.100 .... ioomwall .... stirrifiiiiiMi ... n ... & onmaikin n .... sol Two dava later Ihn distance racers will have their first chance at a $5,000 purse, for on Satur day the Kings County Handicap at one rnlle and a sixteenth will be decided. In this almost all the good handicap horses m the country have been nominated. Amonc them are Omar Khayyam. Sweep On, Exterminator. Cudgel. Sunny Slope, esty Hogan. Old Rosebud, Corn Tassel. "tar Master, Naturalist, Vlndex and Foreground. OIK Event May 20. There will ho races for two-year-olds 'verv day, but the moit Important even', for the Juveniles will not come until May 20, when the Colorado, at five and J. h?" furlongs, wilt be run. It Is a V0 etake, and for it almost a hundred hiffh class youngaters have been named to start At least a score of these are 'nir great guns In their work, and the dinner will have to bo much more than n ordinary colt or Ally. Practically every stable of prominence in the country will be represented, in cluding those owned by P. A. Clark. J n. Coe. Robert Gerry. Samuel itlddlf!. Walter M. Jeffords. Harry I'ayne Whitney, George W. Loft A K Macomber. J. W. C, McC'el land Commander J. K. L. Rois. John Janford. Joieph K Wldener, George D. Idercr. Richard T. Wilson ar.d Walter J Salmon. The Jamaica plant has been put In "nape for the meeting. For several months the track has been harrowed dally, and horsemen stabling there say It Is faster than ever before. The club noufe and grand stand have been rtno- viea and the lawns greatly Improved. ... , , 1 . , . . i v alter Rdwards, the secretary of the I mrupoiiran Association, which con ducts the meet, has arranged an excel lent card of overnight eventa, and he as 'ell na a host of horsemen predict the little track will have the most success ful meeting n Its history. Scarcely a thoroughbred of note Is "gilgeBBlflga gffsjB gelllliBgsistsfssssa3gs S """ VeteranHorsemenPredict Great Turf Season Here THOMAS HEALET, trainer for Richard T. Wtlioa There are no ifs or ands about It this will be the greatest season the American turf has ever seen. Everything In the racing game has progressed like all other things In the country. The horses will be better, the jockeys better, the crowds larger and the sport more thrilling than ever before. WILLIAM KARBICK, trainer for W. R. Coe I look for an exception ally fine racing season. It promises to be the best since the repeal of the Hart-Axnew law In 1808. I think the thoroughbreds of to-day are as good as any I have ever seen. WILLIAM HOQAH. trainer for P. A. Clark The racegolng public may look forward to seeing some of the greatest three-year-old and Juveniles the country has ever seen. I expect to see every course filled to capacity almost every day this season. It will be a great racing year In every respect MAX KIB8CH. trainer tor George W. Loft The war helped rather than hurt the quality of thoroughbreds In this country. Many were Imported dur ing1 the conflict that otherwise would have been lost to America. The stock we now have is better than ever before, and I look for it to improve each year; 1919 will be a banner year for horsemen and all lovers of the thorough bred. JAMBS FTTZSIMMOX8. trainer for Herbert L. Pratt. Joieph E. Davis and the Qnlaey Stable If we had a few more top-notch Jockeys, I would say that 1919 would be the greatest year the American turf has yet known. The horses are as good as any we have ever had and the absence of betting- haa not hurt the sport one bit Most of the owners are high class sportsmen, who prefer to see their colors in front than to win a wager. JERRY CARROLL, trainer for Howard Manhall I have every reason to believe that this year will bring; the best racing the Eastern turf has known. There are an abundance of good horses and almost every owner and trainer Is confident he has the best Such confidence Is bound to bring about stirring contests and to see good races record crowds will turn out LOCIS FETJSTEL, trainer for Samnel Riddle There are more than a thousand good thoroughbreds in and around New Tork, and the battle for supremacy In the different divisions will be so keen that stirring sport Is as sured. The American publlo want high class racing and they are going to get It thts season. I think 1919 will be a record breaker in attendance, stirring contests and sportsmanship. JIM BODEN, trainer of the Triple Springs Farms ; Mike Daly, trainer for Walter M. Jeffords; Jack Joyner. trainer for Joseph B. Wldener; Tom Welsh, trainer for George D. Wldener; William Garth, trainer for Ral Parr; Otto Rasch, trainer for T. P. Thorne; Albert 8lmons, trainer for Harry Payne Whitney, and Guy Bedwell, trainer for Commander J. K. L. Rosa Join In pre dicting that the racing season of 1919 will be the best since 190J. tnlsslng from the list of sixty-eight names which Secretary A. McU Ear locker yesterday announced as entries for the Jockey Club Stakes, to be run at the autumn meeting- of the West chester Racing Association at Belmont Park. Entries for this event which Is a new fixture advocated and financially supported by the Jockey Club, closed on Friday, but the list was not complete until yesterday. It Is hoped that the stake will go a long way to deciding which horse Is the champion of the year, as the conditions call for weight for age over a distance of a mile and a half and will be run at a time when all the aspirants for the title will have opportunities to be thor oughly fitted for the contest The entries follow: kVd. Alexander's Eicoba, Edward Ar Ilnxton'a Questionnaire, Lew Bloom's Lucy Lee. J, Harper Bonner's Prince Hal, Brook side Btabla Kins Plaudit. P. A. Clark's Dunborns and Polka Dot, W. R. Coe's Sweep On, Natural , Brldg , Over Then. Athlon and Terentla, J. 0. Oallaher's Resalo. C. M. Garrison's Be Prank, nobert L. Gerry's Balustrade, 8. C. nildreth'a Pur chase. Cirrus and Uad Hatter, Walter M. Jeffords's Star Hampton and Boutledce, Kentucky Stable's Chaueur, Willis Sharp Kilmer's Sun Briar, Bxtermtoator and Frortown. George W. Loft's Zenith, J. W. McClelland's External. The Wanderer and Sailor, Edward B. McLean's The Porter, A. K. Macomber's Liberty Lonn, Star Hawk and War Cloud. Howard Marshall's Translate. Frank a. Martin's FrUndlrss, Andrew Miller's ltoamer, Oneck Stable's Thunderclap and Einn Queen. Henry T. Oxnard's The Young Cavalier. J. W. Parrlsh's Midway, Henry A. Porter's Sous Marine. High Born Lady and Pride of India, Qutncy 8table'a Yurucarl, Commander J. K. L Hon's Cud S.I, Foreground, Bontrace, Blllr Kelly. War Pennant and Sir Barton, John II. Itosie t.r'e Farmlngdale and Paisln.g- Shower, I Morton Ij. Scnwarts's icnmsae ana ami Hon on U- ncu.Kii .-in 1 1. u " ii ii Ami,. clous. U feTiea's Drummond, Frederick Flo- cum aisr i,ia. n. . ur..uurr Bachelor's Hope. The Beach Stable's Sunny Slope, Wilfrid Vlau's Omar Khayvitm and Westr Hogan, Frank D. Weir's Old Rose bud, Edward M. Weld's L'Effare, H. P. Whitney's Blue Laddie. Bayard. Head strong and Vlndex. George O. Wldener'a Lsnlns. J. H. Wldener'a Trump la Mort aod Naturalist. Spring Box Holders at Belmont Park TUB season box holders for th spring meeting at Belmonl Park, announced yesterday follow : Richard T. Wilson, Jr., It K. Knapp, Archibald Barklle. W. R. Coe, Morton L. Schwarts, Frederick Johnson, A. K. Macomber, Payne Whitney, E. H. Hough, W. O. Street, Commander J. K. L. Rosa. George D. Wldener. A. McL. Earlocker, Walter J. Salmon. George D. Smith, John H, Rosseter, Benjamin Block. Harry M. Stevens, George W, Loft Edward M Weld. Willis Sharps Kilmer, Samuel D, Riddle, Robert L, Gerry, Middle ton S. Burrlll, John Sanford, H. P. Case, Alex Smith Cochran. Edward F. Whitney, IL O. Talmadge, James Rowe and Paul O. Browne. WILLIAMS OUT TO REPEAT. Will Try to Duplicate No nit Peat Afralnst Shipbuilders. The Eagles of The Bronx have taken their place among; the leading semi professional baseball clubs in this set, tlon and will tackle another hard propo sition this afternoon, when they will be featured with the Lincoln Giants in one of the two games at Olympic Field in Harlem. Billy Gibson, the boxing Im presario, Is handling the Eagles. The team's rooters will parade to the grounds In fifteen autos. In the other. cfitest the Lincoln Giants will go after the scalps of the Downey Shipbuilders, who have a minor league lineup. Holboum and Joe Williams will pitch the feature game. Williams last Sunday pitched a no bit no run contest I ygtlgegeg 0' ' fKt'f 111 Willard's Reduced Weight Does Not Insure Victory By CnOSB Wafted on balmy breezes from the1 sunny slopes of California come reas suring assertions as to the physical con dition of Jess Wlllard, heavyweight champion of the world. The tall Kansan, according to the whlsparlns; sephyrs from the coast. Is not fat Neither Is he lorry. In fact he closely resembles the Wlllard who gained the verdict over Jack Johnson at Havana four years ago. He Is said to be active In movement, clear eyed, flexible of muscle and tire less. Special stress Is laid on the declara tlon that the champion carries no super fluous fst, and photographs have been submitted as evidence that he is In ex cellent condition, the Inference being drawn that Wlllard being physically fit must perforce win the battle from Demp sey. This Is a pleasing; new of tne situa tion from the standpoint of the cham pion and his admirers, but It Is not sustained by the facts of pugilistic his tory. Jeffries was outwardly In rood physl rnn condition when he entered the ring with Johnson at Reno, but the former champion was wofully deficient In vi tality and was eutly beaten.' Tim Corbett trained carefully for six months for his first bout with Jeffries t Coney Island, and was lighter In woleht than ever before. Corbett looked trained to the minute, and for twenty numls outpointed Jeff by 1.000 to 0. Suddenly Corbett's exhausted vitality tssertea Itself and he practically col. lapsed of his own efforts. Title Within His Orasp. Had he possessed enough stamina to have enabled him to last twenty-five rounds, he would have regained the heavyweight championship, as Jeffries did not lay a glove on Corbett till the latter became weakened through his own endeavors. In his youth Corbett skipped bout with Peter Jackson for sixty-one rounds and never drew a long breath. Corbett also pummelled Sullivan for twenty-one rounds without turning; a hair. Many similar cases are on record, and while the admirers of Wlllard may argue that the champion never has done any thing; calculated to Injure his stamina, yet his absence from the ring; for four years would have the effect of decreas ing by 80 per cent his efficiency as a boxer. The champion unquestionably has lost a large amount of the speed he, pos sessed, and he never was particularly noted for agility. It Is a well known fact that trainers of boxers are decid edly In favor of a few genuine bouts previous to a crucial contest as a means of perfecting a boxer's judgment of distance. No matter how many spar ring partners a boxer may have, the hitting is necessarily perfunctory, and the eye and arms are not trained as to distance. It Is also questionable If Wlllard will again possess the vitality that marked him when he entered the ring for the battle with Johnson, and the lack of nsntlnr form, speed and strerts-th would bo a serious handicap to the champion wnen opposed or a man like Dempsey. The challenger Is the speediest man with hands and feet since Jim Corbett was In his prime; he Is the hardest hit ter since Fitx was In the knockout busi ness, and he Is as sggTeaalve as Sulli van In his early days. This ts a com bination that Wlllard's bulk cannot withstand. The surgestl6n has been made that If COUltTER. the bout between Wlllard aad empsey lasts twelve rounds, and the champion Is on his feet the decision of the referee will not'go against the title holder. One student of the subject puts the proposi tion In these words: "If Wlllard should be la good shape at the end of the bout even though Dempsey might have slight ly the better of the milling on points. It Is hard to believe a referee will take away a world's championship from him. It has never been done before. It seems Incredible that any referee would deprive Dempsey of the title If the chal lenger defeated tho champion on points. In consenting to meet Dempsey In a twelve-round bout the champion puts his title at stake, and If he was beaten on points it would be nothing short of rob bery to decide against the winner. In the barbarous London rules pe- noa. u was a aimcuit matter to get a decision against a title holder, because even If beaten, his partisans would start a brawl and break up the con test There were trany cases In those days of a champion being so severely beaten he could not answer the call of time, but a disturbance by the friends of the title holder Interrupted the bout. Since the Queensbury rules superseded the London code, many titles have changed hands on the result of deci sions on points. Titles Chanced an rolnts. Kid Lavlgne lost the world's light weight championship to Frank Erne on a rereree's decision at the end of 20 rounds, and Abe Attell lost the feather weight title of America to KJlbane on a rcierea s decision at the end of a 20 round bout Jack Brltton lost the welter title to Kid Lewis on a decision on points In a 20 round bout and Battling Levinsky won the light heavyweight title from union on a is round decision on points. VIA William. tA. W. -IJ.. t . .i.T" nl?" ..." , ""'ramrw Is as follows: iu omf jicmiBn in a zu rouna bout to a decision. Therefore It has been done, and any referee who would refuse the decision to Dempsey on' points, If he earned It would deserve to be barred from the ring for all time. Prank Dowry's States-, Dave Smith, former middleweight champion of Australia, who Is trying to make a champion out of Frank Darcy, brother of the late Les Darcy, says: "I have had many people telling me they were disappointed at Frank Darcy's showing. They and others In the im mense crowd who wltnesi d the bout expected to see a replica orhis famous brothsr as they knew him I a sr. Few people know, or stop to think, of the many bouts Les had before we saw him stripped for action at the Stadium against Holland. He had boxed In tht hard school tournament bouts In New castle, and also fought Billy MeNab, Reglo Whltelaw and others In that city. He also had two successful fights at Newtown, beating Jaok Clarke and Toung Hanley, "Tls hard to compare Frank with his famous brother thus early, but wnlt tin i nnve mis noy in I Instructional . I n ' na n. ne WU make you all sit up and take notice, i Frsnk knows as well as the spectators ( that he Is only a novice, and has a lot to learn, but his heart Is In his work, and he Is out to win. If strict attention to lossnns and training will help him any. Ills dally labor has not matured him as quickly as It did his brother, but time will tell If he will reach the high plane poor old Les attained." HORSEMEN SUGGEST HELP FOR CASSIDY Want Jockey Club to Employ a Second Starter on tho Local Tracks.' WORK IS NERVE RACKING A host of prominent horsemen wUt request the Jockey Club to employ two starters Instead of one on the metro politan tracks this season. They will point out to the turf authorities that the task of sending away big fields of high spirited thordughbreds on even terms day In and day out la too much for any one man and that the need of another man to relieve Mara Cassldy at regular Intervals Is necessary for the good of the sport No turfman ever haa as much as In timated that Caesldy ever showed any favoritism. None ever has questioned his honesty or ability. He Is as good a starter as there la on the American turf and has no Interest In any horse. He doesn't care which horse wins and never even looks at a field after he sends It on Its Journey. But the Job Is a hard one, too hard for any one man. It tends to wreck one's nerves, and horsemen declare that even a nerveless man like Mr. Cassldy Is bound to falter under the strain. FOr more than a decade Mr. Cassldy has done almost all the starting; on the Eastern tracks and as a whole his work has been satisfactory to the public. owners and trainers. But almost every j seems to lose his grip on his Job and earns the wrath of thousands of race goers by sending his fields away from the barrier In ragged fashion. In some Instances the trainers are to blame as much as the'Jockeys, for there are some trainers who Instruct their boys to get away winging. Others J i. . -J. , such as James Fltiitmmona. Thomas Healey, Max lUrsch and William Hogan, tell their boys to try to help the starter and thereby help themselves. To employ a second starter would cost only a email sum, and as the season promises to be a record breaker It Is likely that ths Jockey Club will accept the suggestion. WILL START POLO AT WHIPPANY RIVER Annual Tournament of Club of Morristown Begins To-morrow. Five teams are entered for the polo tournament of the, Whlppany River Club. Morristown, N. J which opens to-morrow, for cups presented by Mra Charles Pflzer. They are the Whlppany Whips, who will Include Dr. J. D. Rich ards. Dr. H. B. Blackmore and Robert A. Grannie; Camden Wanderers, Her man S. Crossman. Jason Waters, Jr., and E. W. Hopping; Westchester Freeboot ers, O. C. Sherman and Archie Kinney; Rumson Rovers and the Essex Fox hunters, to be captatnedti by Philip Hauck, Jr. Although announced as a tournament for teams of four under the Polo Asso ciation handicaps, as the teams are made up mainly of Whlppany River Club members IL L. Herbert haa ac corded permission to (hem to set their own handicap ratings. The game each day will begin at 5:30 o'clock. The 1 "IS'" Monday, Whlppany Whips vs. Cam den Wanderers ; Tuesday, Rumson Hovers vs. Essex Foxhunters; Wednes day, Westchester Freebooters vs. win ners of Monday; Thursday, consolation game; losers of Monday and Tuesday; Saturday, finals. James C, Cooley, after the Meadow Brook tournament, will leave for the Army Officers School of Instruction, which Is to be maintained at Plattsburg, N. T and will act there as coach for the military polo trams. Polo will be developed there as part of the Instruc tion for cavalry officers. Cooley ex pects to go there on July 1. "TREAT TSM ROUGHS' " DEBUT. Gny Erapey Team Plays Two Oames at Dycbman Oval To-day. The Maroons, who have been bought by Arthur Guy Empey and hereafter will be known as the "Treat 'Em Roughs." will play two games at Drckman Oval, near tho 207th street subway station to-day. The first game will be with the Cheaters and the second with the Iron sides, champions of Newark, uycaman uvai nas Deen turned Into a refular ball park, the stands have been covered, a turf Infield laid out and other Improvements made that will surprise uptown fans. .Each Sunday before and during the games a band concert will be offered by the "Treat 'Em Rough" Mili tary Band. The first gnmo to-day will be called promptly at 2 o'clock. In the Treat 'Em Rough lineup will be many of the old Maroons, with several new stars, with a staff of four well known pitchers. Baiathou, Md, May 10. The Preak ness, 2B,000 added, a race of one mile fil JlufuI1?5!' for ""-es-year-olds and the richest thoroughbred event In added money that will be decided on Amorlcan tracks all season, will be renewed at Plmllco on Wednesday. It will have a Rtoss value of upward of $80,000, for there are upward of 100 smart colts and nines feldlngs may not start in the Preakness eligible to start and of these some twelve or fifteen have .given un mlstaknble evUence that they are good enough to take part In the 'country's greatest three-year-old event The starting fee Is 1600 and Is one of the perquisites of the winner. In pursuanco of a practice adopted four or HY. 'ttrB a tl18 Maryland Jockey club has provided rewards for the first tour horses at the finish IS.OOO to the second, 22,000 to the third and $1,000 to the fourth, all to be deducted from the added money. However, with twelve starters the winner's compensation will be m.OOO, the full added money value of the race. Barring the geldings, Billy Kelly, Be Frank and Bt Bernard, and the Ashland Oaks winner. Regalo, which seems to be something: of a filly, the Preakness will attract this season all the three-year-old ilen 11 l nuestlonablo Indeed whether another such race will be staged all season. The great horses are ready because handlers of thoroughbreds have enjoyed excep tional training weather since the first of January. The unusual value of ths purse has stimulated all horsemen to db their best with their candidates. A Wonderful Field. The most prominent of tho potential starters, horses whose recent achieve ments on the tracks have brought them Into the racing spotllKht. are of course vlndex, Eternal. Dunboyne. Sir Barton and Terentla. These are the Preakness candidates that will deserve the greatest consideration In the betting and set It. Eternal, Vlndex and Sir -arton are coming East from Louisville, where they went a fortnight back to start In the Kentucky Derby, and they are trained to ths minute. Eternal, a son of Sweep and Hatel Burke, the conqueror of Billy Kelly In the John R. McLean memorial cup, the Juvenile championship race of 191$, Is regarded by many of the shrewdest of American trainers as ths greatest three-year-old colt on the continent Vlndex. the half-American half-Brlt-Ish his sire was the English thorough bred St Vlctrlx, his dam ths American mare Bellefontalns, a daughter of Watercress and Hamburg; Belle champion of ths stable of Harry Payne Whitney, ts considered by James Rowe to be as clever a three-year-old as has carried the silks of the proprietor of the Brookdale stud. Rowe makes no secret of his belief that Vlndex can do anything Johren did last Mason, and about twice as well. Johren, It will be recalled, won the Belmont Stakes, the Suburban Handicap, the Saratoga Cup. the Latonla Derby and the Lawrence Realisation. Dunboyne, winner of the Futurity ?ta.k".V J?,e.'m?,nt rark. ant September, tralr.Ml tirllllntu - n.lmnn, ci I. trained brilliantly at Belmont Park In the spring. Unluckily the publlo trial for the Preskness this light footed son of Celt and Workmsld was to have had In an overnight race at Plmllco last Tuesday wss spoiled when Dunboyne unseated Jockey Ensor at the starting gate. But the Celt colt proved his fitness Immediately after the finish of this race by galloping a mile In 1 :40 2-5, which was Just one and three fifths seconds quicker time, than Sweep On won la The Rosa Entry, Sir Barton, a son of Star Shoot and Lady Sterling and a half-brother of 81r Martin, the American two-year-old champion of 1(08, Is easily the best looking and fastest three-year-old coll In the stabla of Commander J. It L Ross of Montreal. War Pennnnt, the Walden Stakes winner of last season, has not trained satisfactorily for the Preaknesa Terentla, a superb daughter of Cicero and Queenlet. belonging to W. R. Coe, has been hailed by the Bel mont Park trainers who have seen her work as another Beldame or another Artful. Candidates of lesser distinction, but performers of merit nevertheless, are Mr. Coe's Sweep On. the best looking three-year-old that has come to Mary land from Belmont Park and the con queror of Old Rosebud In the race In which Dunboyne unseated Ensor; Ed ward Cebrlan'a Callfornla-bred flier American Ace. W Shea's Drummond. Henry A. Porter's Pride of India and High Born Lady, the former an own brother of Dominant, Juvenile hero of American racing In iVIS: the Brook sldo Stable's King Plaudit, a 17.000 yearling; Howard Marshall's Translate, Samuel Ross's Sea Rock and J, IL Ros Betel's Passing Shower. Passing Shower won the Splnaway Stakes at Saratoga last summer. She haa come up from the South with a Hot Springs preparation. Translate, until a few days ago a member of the Morrln-Walden stable, ts a son of Transvaal and Eustace. Eus tace wan an own sister of that brilliant mnre Kathleen. Translate astonished a bunch of exacting trainers at Plmllco the other day by working a mile In 1:39 3-6, a mile and a furlong In 1 :53 4-5 and a mile and a quarter In 2:09. It was because of this work that Mr. Marshall paid Robert J. Walden $10,000 for Translate. The Preakness will be the first great race In which Translate will race under the Marshall silks. Sea Rock Is a trim Son of Vulcatn and Sea Spray, which trained at Bennlngs eiea opray. which ir-mc i.e..nmB traok, and Drummond Is a son of Ogden and queoec, wnicn aeveiopea ueroy rorm t New Orleans and Hot 8prlngs. BUSHWICKS1 DOUBLE BILL. Will Play Royal Giants at Dexter Park This Afternoon. The double header between the Bush wicks and Royal Glante at Dexter Park this afternoon should furnlih some of the best bastball of tho searon With "Cannon Ball" Diok Redding nnd "Moun tain" Hubbard of the colored stars op posing Kimball. ex-Detroit slabster, and Maloney for the Bushwlcks, two good pitching duels should be on tap, The Royals as well as the Bushwlcks are clouting the ball at a good clip and the twlrlers will have to show their best ware.) to hold the reins. The first game will be called nt 2 o'clbck, The Bush wlcks last Sunday played beforo a rec ord crowd. Ed. F. ("Pop") Geers, dan of the Orand Circuit relnsman and probably tho most popular teamster that ever pulled a rein over a trotter or pacer. Is preparing at Memphis for another campaign down the big lino. Geers recently celebrated his sixty eighth birthday, and for almost half a century haB beon In the limelight as a race driver for forty-eight years, to bs exact But the "grand old man of the sulky" Is old. In years only. Though twisted and crippled by numerous spills, one would think him a youngster to see him climb Into tho Bulky each morning; during the workouts at tho Memphis Driving Park. "Pop" evidently han more stamina than many a younger man. He Is train ing one of the biggest stables In ths country, and from early morning until noon Is constantly riding the big mile oval In n sprlngless sulky or cart, some thing that will tax the staylrs power of any man. "Pop" Is evidently In tho best qf health and Is looking forward to another prosperous year, In fact the biggest year he haa enjoyed for some seasons. His stable Is composed of thirty-two, twenty seven trotter and five nacers, and Geers believes that several will prove amomr the best horses of 1S19. Geors drove his first race when 20. Then In the fall of 1871 he appeared at Lebanon with the Morgan stallion, Little Dave, and drove him to victory In the good time of 3 :04. It Is a far cry from Little Dave and tho high wheeled sulky to "Pop's" later achievements with Single G. 1:D8V4. The, Harvester J:01 and Napoleon Direct l:50i. But still "Pop" Is not satlHfled and Is looking forward to riding some more miles In two minutes or better. Since the early '80s when he went to the front with Mattle Hunter, 2:12, until the present day, Geers has oocupled a rather unique place In the harness world. He Is unquestionably the Idol of the masses and has had a wonderful following year after year. As the seasons went by Pop gained national fame as a race driver and de veloper of champions. Not only haa he taken the world's single harness records, both trottlmr and pacing, but tie has also captured the team records at both gaits and In addition holds the world's triplicate' team record won In one of the most spectacular events In the history of the harness sport This last achievement occurred In 1833, when he drove Belle Hamlin, Jus tlna and Globe a mile In 2:14 hitched three abreast to a high four wheeled skeleton wagon. Geers won the two and three mile trotting championships respectively with The Harvester and Nightingale. Came North In 7S. Geers shipped his first stable north in 1878, and his first 2:30 trotter was Alice West In his first race on the Grand Circuit In 1881 he won with the trotter Annie W. Hal Pointer was Placed In his care In 1888 nnd Brown Hal In 1889, both of which he developed Into world's champions. In 1891 Geers engaged to handle the Village Farm horses for C. J. Hamlin and remained In that position until thj dissolution of ths farm ten years later. During that period Geers became recog nised as one of the foremost of Ameri can drivers and has since remained as one of the "big four" of the Grand Circuit In 1904 Geers located permanently at Memphis, Tenn., which place has since been his headquarters, and Judg ing from current report Memphis trained trotters and pacers will be big factors this year in mile track racing. For although Geers has had some of the greatest horses the world has seen and has won almost a million and a half In purses, his 1019 string soeraa to be the best balanced outfit he has ever prepared. Geers la excellently fortified In the trots and fairly well set In the pacco. June Red. Heir Reaper and Peter June will be his reliances In the taat trots. Golden Spier and The Triumph are tho ones that he will count on mainly In the big money features the 2:08 trota while Heglar and Fred C. Todd have been nomlnatod In the slow events. Dudette. Peter Ryan, Prodigal Watts, Tallahaachle, Harvest Horn and Eutah are his two-) ear-old futurity candi dates, while Tom Blgbee nnd Wield Wlckl nre his most prominent three-year-olds. He also has Wlchl Nul, Charley Hazxard and Frank O. Jones to Insert In the three-year-old events If desirable. Napoleon Direct If he trains up. will be one of the biggest contenders In the f re f?j Paces, while Betty Black- iock, jnmerast and uoldle Todd are pacers of far more than ordinary merit Noble Argot Is his candidate for the three-year-old pacing futurities. In fact those are not all the good ones that Geers has. Sllvado has trotted In 2:08s and looks a future great, and there are some more of the same calibre In the stable. Just how many Geers will bring North to the races Is not known, but It looks as i lie will have a campaigning stablo of twenty or more. Pop's Stable. The complete list of the horses now In the Geers stable at Memphis Is: THOTTEH8. Heir Reaper, 2:tbi, blk. h., tr Early Reaper. The Triumph. !:10, by The Eipontnt. Fred O. Todd. SiU, by Lornnto Todd. Hllvado, t:08H. by Walnut Hall. Mamie Locke, I:1I1, by Qorden Todd. His Uoy ((), green trotter, by Shawbay. Kerrigan. 2:11 hi, by AK'urthy, Mlas Clare May (5), green trottsr, by Warner Hall. Wlkl Wlkl C), liim, now (3). by Anvil. w,ck, Nu ,ll7H now (, bf Bta- wah. n uuaeite (j), Dy Etawan Dudie Aroh- dale. Tom Dlibee (2), wah. J:10, now (I), by Bta- Cordelia (t), br Etawah Eva Curd, Peter June,' 2:0SV;. by Peter the Oreat Tallahatchie (2), by Etawah Hlllbrook wuren. (lolden Spier, 1:09?,, by Dlrei-tiim Bpler. Mollis Knlfht (2), 2:22, now (I), Ly ben. Watts Iterlar (41. by Hedsewood Pot Etta It. Charlie Hsrrrd it), hy Tramn'aat Prodlital Watts (J), by Oen. Watts Mar garet Kinney. Frank 0, Jones (3), by Etawah. Don De Iipei, 2:014, by Kinney De Lopes. Pelt the Oreat (I), by Celt Cherry Field. R itah (11. by Ktawah-MavRower. Peter Ityen (I), by Teter Volo8nsle Stout, .lune rted 2105U. by Red Medium. Harvest Horn (2), by The Harvester Ruth Irons. PACElta. Napoleon Direct, 1 -89;. hy Walter Direct, Oolflle Tndd (U by TvM Ms . HoTiefat I 1 7 Vt . hv Trsmpfu-t Noble Argot (S). Th Abbe Arrot Hall, Hetty Hlacklock, S 0U, by Dlackloek. J