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HAILED IN ENGLAND AND FRANCE AS THE "WORLD'S BEST THREEYARrOLD WHICH. YP1LL RACE HERE M 192-4 HAR.R.Y F. SINCLAIR- OWER. OF ZEV. ( ENGLAND'S BEST THREE-YEAR-OLD, DEFEATED.' BY ZEV IN INTERNATIONAL RACE. ys0 lljk a Jfe PIERRE WERXHEIMER. , OWNER. OF EPINAR.D iiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiimiHiiiiiimiiimiiiimimiiiimiiimiimiiiH VOL. XXX. NO. 1. TWO PARTS CHICAGO, TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1924 PART TWO PRICE 15 CENTS THREE-YEAIi-OLD CHAMPIONS OF THREE COUNTRIES ' ' A Page 2 Greatest Year of the American Turf: Momentous and Prosperous GREATEST YEAR OF THE AMERICAN TURF l 68 a ft MOMENTOUS AND PROSPEROUS Twelve Months of 1923 Yield a Harvest of Gold Stupendous Sum of $9,675,760 Distributed in Turf Prizes by the Various Racing Organizations On the North American Continent Thoroughbred racing on the North American continent yielded the stupendous sum of 9,675,760 during the year 1923. This represents a gain of "more than $500,000 over the record-breaking returns of 1922, though there was no racing at Dade Park, Kentucky, nor at the old Windsor Jockey Club track and at several of the minor courses in Canada which were in operation the previous year. The curtailment in Canada because of excessive government tax is reflected in the comparison of the figures of 1922 when the tracks of the Dominion returned $1,785,045. to $1,595,295 in 1923, a loss of nearly $190,000. This loss was offset by increased distributions by the leading racing organizations in the United States and the opening of new fields of racing in various parts of the country. The growing prosperity of the American turf is strikingly illustrated in the yearly returns from 1913 to 1923 inclusive, which show a gain of nearly $7,000,000 in ten years. Here are the figures: Year. Amount. Year. k Amount. 1913 $2,920,963 1919 ..$4,642,865 1914 ........ r.Y..;........... 2,994,525 192o 7,773,407 1915 2,853,037 --?:.; 1SW1 a'm ,4rf5,U8d OJM 1916 ; 3,842,471 1917 4,066,253 1922 9,097,289 1918 3,425,347 1923 ...9,675,760 The Kentucky Jockey Club, operating the Churchill Downs and Latonia tracks, was the largest contributor to the total for the year. At Latonia $894,709 was distributed and at Churchill Downs $462,065, making a total of $1,356,774 for that progressive racing organization of the Blue Grass state. The Westchester Racing Association was the leader in the East, contributing $663,151. The Maryland Jockey Club, which conducts the racing at Pimlico, 'gave $467,687 and the Saratoga Racing Association $407,789. The leader among the winter racing crganizations was the Tijuana Jockey Club with $724,550 to its credit. The following are the leaders in respect to money distribution during the year : I Kentucky Jockey Club (Latonia) . . . . . $894,709 ! Westchester Racing Association .. . . 663,151 Maryland Jockey Club ... ...... 467,687 Kentucky Jockey Club (Churchill Downs) ..... . ; 462,065 Saratoga Racing Association . .. 407,789 New Orleans (Fair Grounds) 279,460 Queens County Jockey Club 380,831 Maryland State Fair (Laurel) '.. . . ........ . .. . : . . . 330,960 Metropolitan Jockey Club. . ..... .J"?, .v. ' . .V. .... : 318,961 Empire City Racing Association. . . .... . . . . . -. ; . .-: ..". . . . . 314,859 Tijuana Jockey Club ... ... . V. . . . . . : 724,550 Uavana Jockey Club .j 376,225 In the matter of average daily money distribution for the year 1923 the historic Pimlico course heads the list of North American tracks for the fourth year in succession. Belmont Park just failed to take the honors itself, as the daily average for the Nassau County course was $20,095, while Pimlico's was $20,334. The following tabulation shows the leaders for 1923 and the three previous years: Track 1920- 1921. 1922. 1923. Pimlico . . $14,846 $18,437 $21,227 $20,334 Woodbine Park 14,347 17,112 18,247 18,053 Belmont Park 12,110 14,332 16,129 20,09o Saratoga 13,77S 14,322 14,907 15,491 Churchill Downs 12,803 14,222 14,703 lo,933 Latonia 13,537 13,429 14,221 14,911 Laurel 12,971 13,745 14,073 14,389 Historical Standing: Year 1923 Most Remarkable in Annals of American Turf HISTORICAL STANDING Year 1923 Most Remarkable in . Annals of American Turf. International Race, Zev and Ran- cocas Stable Record Winnings Outstanding Incidents. - There -were many contributing reasons for the racing season of 1923 being one of the most remarkable in the history of the American turf. These same reasons will always make the year stand out prominently in the American turf history of all time. The big-Best thing of the year-was the international race at Belmont Park, when Harry F. Sinclair's peerless three-year-old Zev defeated Ben Irish's Papyrus, winner of the Epsom Derby. Never before in history had a Derby winner been sent from England to meet the best American three-year-old, and the tri--umph of the American colt was an epocii that will ever be a brilliant one. There have been greater American colts than Zev and there have been more famous Derby winners than Papyrus, but it was the bringing of the two together on an American course that made the race such a tremendous thing for American racing. .This same Zev figured in another of the epoch-making events of the year when his winnings mounted to a figure surpassing all American and English records. Old Exterminator had be,en striving valiantly to equal the . American record - of winnings established by Man o' War when he reached a total of $249,465. The old gelding had almost reached over that mark when he was forced into retirement by infirmity, and then Zev climbed in winnings until he had reached $296,673.57, establishing a new mark that may stand for many a day. SURPASSES KEEXE RECORD. While on the question of winnings, it was natural that Harry F. Sinclair's Rancocas Stable should establish another record, and that was for stable winnings. Until this wonderful season it was the late James R. Keene who held the "record, when in 1907 horses bearing his silks were winners of $397,342. The Rancocas. Stable in 1923 earned in stakes and purses $438,849. All of this will be told in statistics published in this same review of the year, and there will be no further attempt here to go into that phase of the racing for the year. The figures are given simply to show the new era. of turf prosperity that has come, to America. ." Of the thrce-year-blds that performed, the palm had to go to Zev by reason of his mighty accomplishments, and his most serious rival was Carl "Wiedemann's In Memoriam, a colt, that confined his racing efforts to the Kentucky tracks. In May Zev had beaten In Memoriam soundly in the running of the Kentucky Derby, but later in the year In Memoriam reached a form that discounted his Derby performance and one" of the greatest races of the year was a match between these two great three-year-olds in which Zev was only winner by a nose. In fact,-,many who saw the race pronounced In Memoriam a better colt. He may have been on :-lhat day, but he had improved greatly over his earlier form, while it was evident that Zev was beginning to feel the effects of his long and arduous campaign and was not as good a colt in the running of the match as he had been earlier in the year. For a time Admiral .Cary T. Grayson's My Own loomed up as a possible- champion, but lie was pretty well eliminated before the end of the year, so that the three-year-old story is pretty well told with the performances of Zev arid In Memoriam. TWO-YEAR-OLD SITUATION. It must be admitted that 1923 was not what could be called a good year for the two-year-olds. That is to say, it was not a truly first-class crop that performed in the races. Of the juveniles the three that stood out were George D. "Widener's St. James, the largest money-winning two-year-old of the year; Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt II.'s Sarazen, and John S. Ward's Wise Counsellor. Of these Sarazen was unbeaten, but the fact that he is a gelding prevented him from appearing in many of the best of the stakes for those of his age. This prevented his coming into competition with the best of them and he was never opposed by either St. James or Wise Counsellor. As for Wise Counsellor, he had so few big engagements, and none in New York, that his opportunities were more or less limited, so that these three were never brought together, and good judges disagree as to which one was the champion. For a time Happy Thoughts was hailed as best of them all and she performed brilliantly until she was soundly beaten by Sarazen in a match. For that race there was an excuse of rather a bad track condition, but it would be a wide stretch of the imagination to give her a place with St. James, Sarazen and Wise Counsellor. It was a year that was remarkable for its match races. When the. committee of the Jockey Club, composed of August Belmont, Robert L. Gerry, Joseph E. Widener, William Woodward and Walter S. Vosburgh, brought about the great international event between Zev and papyrus there followed an epidemic of matches. Sarazen and Happy Thoughts were brought together, with Sarazen the winner, and later Zev and In Memoriam met in their nerve-wracking struggle at Churchill Downs, with Zev the winner. Several other matches were suggested throughout the year, ajid there was more match race interest than has been enjoyed for many a year. Little Ivan Parke was the outstanding Jockey development when he headed the list for the number of winners, but Earl Sande, first jockey for the Rancocas Stable, remained the champion rider for accomplishment in the big events of the turf. There was another happening of the year of great importance in the importation of a number of foreign-bred jumpers. These importations were made by a subscription plan whereby purchases were made and the horses assigned to subscribers by lot after their arrival in this country. -The benefits to steepleehasing from this plan will be enjoyed this year, and it is assured that 1924 will mark a widely renewed interest in that picturesque end of the sport. Another of the promises for 1924 is thc coming of Pierre Wertheimer's Epinard, the champion Frencn three-year-old of 1923. It would have added greatly io the immense interest in the Zev-Papyrus match had it been a three-cornered sweepstake, with Kpinard as the third colt, but the next best thing has been accomplished in tne assurance from the French sportsman that he will send his great colt to America this year for racing in New York and Kentucky. Altogether the 1923 racing season was one of truly sensational interest and a year that created an altogether new interest in the turf. It brought the thoroughbred before the public at his best and should have a lasting benefit for the future. Rich Racing Prizes: Six American Stakes Greater in Value than $50,000 RICH RACING PRIZES " 9 Six American Stakes Greater in Value Than $50,000. International Match Worth $80,-600 Futurity $64,810 Latonia Championship $55,000. The history of American stake races and the great horses that contested in them has always proved popular reading for those interested in the thoroughbred and the grand sport of racing. To such it will be of more than passing notice that during the year just closed there were six American stake races decided of a greater value than $50,-000. The richest was the International Match between Zev and Papyrus, in which Zev's share was $80,600 for defeating Ben Irish's Epsom Derby winner at Belmont Park on October 20. The second largest prize of the year was also run at Belmont Park.. It was the Futurity, in which George D. Widener's St. James was winner, earning the princely sum of $64,810. Thc third best was run at Latonia, in Kentucky, when Carl Wiedemann's In Memoriam was victorious in the Latonia -Championship. Then it was the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico, in Maryland, that figured when Edward R. Bradley's Beau Butler captured the Pimlico Futurity worth $54,030. Kentucky had the honor of the next in value in its Kentucky Derby, run at Churchill Downs, by Zev. It was worth $53,600. The remaining $50,000 stake was the Preakness of the Maryland Jockey Club, at Pimlico, and its $52,000 fell to Walter J. Salmon's VigiL Two of the stakes, of the year did not miss the $50,000 mark far when the Kentucky Special, that went to H. P. Headley's Chacolet, was worth $49,350, and the Hopeful, won by Walter M. Jeffords' Diogenes bringing $46,S00. MASTT ItlCH STAKES. The Belmont Stakes, won by the champion Zev, was a $38,000 race and there were five other stakes of 1923 that reached far over the $20,000 mark. In short, there were twenty races during the year where the prize was in excess of $15,000 -in value. With such prizes it is small wonder that Zev eclipsed the record of -Man o' War and set a new mark. His name figures frequently in the roll of" honor for the princely prizes and his one victory over Papyrus, with its $80,600 prize, would have a high place among the money winners of the year without his many other brilliant achievements. The most valuable races run on the American turf during 1923 follow: Stake. "Winner. Value. International Stakes Zev .$80,609 Futurity Stakes St. James G4,810 Latonia Championship Stakes In Memoriam 55,000 Pimlico Futurity Stakes Beau Butler 54,030 Kentucky Derby Zev 53,600 Preakness Stakes Vigil 52,000 Kentucky Special Chacolet. 49,350 Hopeful Stakes Diogenes 46,800 Belmont Stakes Zev 38,000 Coffroth Handicap Rebuke 29,475 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Wise Counse'lor 26,990 Zev-In Memoriam (match race) Zev 25,000 Lawrence Realization Stakes Zev... 24,410 Washington Handicap -Rialto 24,250 Withers Stakes Zev 18,300 Queen City Handicap Wise Counsellor : .-. ... 16,400 Breeders' Futurity Stakes Worth-more 16,201 Latcnia Derby The Clown 15,650 Laurel Special Sarazen 15,525 Independence Handicap Firebrand.. 15,475 Thirty Leading Three-Year-Olds of 1923 Thirty Leading Three-Year-Olds of 1 923 The' thirty leading three-year-old money winners of 1923 follow". Horse aorse. v. Col Sex. Tedigree. Owner. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. Won. Thc FinnMiss Kearney Kancocas Stablc.14 12 1 0 1 ?2T2,00S In Memoriam ".".'.'.".b: c. McGee-Est-hantress .. C. Wiedemann.. 15 0 3 2 4 80,732 Visril ch c. Jim Gaffney Vignola ." W. J. Salmon... 1 S 2 4 2 5 G2,,io Iwlun eli c. Fair Play Dona Roea J. S. Cosden ....2S C 9 3 10 40,053 iMaitn b C. Chicle Matinee Grcontree Stable. 15 4 1 5 5 39.3CG Snot Cash b. g. Broomstick-Payment ;.A.-C. Bostwick..22 7 8 2 5 31,875 Untidy b f. Sweep Cafe-au-Xait .. .Grtfentree Stablc.13 3 5 2 3 - 28,015 Mv Own " b c King James Bcttie Landon Salubria Stable.. 8 G 0 1 1 20,140 WiMerness"'!!!!!!ch". c. Campfire Genesta K. T, Wilson. ... 5 4 0 0 1 23,250 The Clown .."..l.h: Hesslan-Witfull ..Audley Farm Stb.13 4 1 4 4 21,125 Hallucination .: ..ch. c. Fitzwilliam-l'leasant Dreams J . K. L Boss. . . 4 1 0 0 20,855 Sunsini ...I..bV g. Sun Briar Contessima Lilane Stable ...22 8 2 G O 20.G23 Panvnis ...... br. c. Tracery-Miss Matty ...B.Irish 1 OlOO 20,000 Homestretch ...;.ch. c. Bard of Hope-Star of Runnymede.il. Alterman ...25 4 3 7 11 19 640 K'g Solomon's Seal.b. c. King James-H.mation .,7. Jl. Smith ....13 8 1 0 4 19,390 Granite Annagh J, K. L. Boss 19 7 4 6 2 10,3o0 Ww HamDshire b c. $Mlt"HxCF.:'& l: Luke McLukc-Black Brocade... v. A. C, Berwick.. 24 10 7 10 10,338 Setting Sun ch. g. Olambala-Sunburst E. K. Bryson . . .30 8 5 8 lj, lo,399 Stable.12 3 1 3 5 Chicle-Cherry Malottc ..Greentree 14,uu0 Cherry Pie ...... b. g. General Thatcher.br. c. Sweep-Pol istena Nevada Stk. i m23 5 G 4 8 14.434 Martin"ale ..b. c. Martinet Lady Irma J. S. Cosden 10 2 3 1 4 13,02o Flagstalrt ........ ch. c. Broomstick-Inaugural II. P. Whitney. .10 3 3 5 5 13,180 ...I. AVeil 1. 2 2 11- 13,03o Tip Toe Inn ....blk. f. Hessian Lizzie Dixon A.Belmont. G 12 0 3 12,17o How Fair ..b.I. Fair Play Hour Hand Moonraker ..ch. g. Broomstick-Alster Cress Greentrec Stable.32 4 13 7 8 12,075 Revenge b g Chicle Regret H. 1. hitney. .lo 4 5 5 1 11,8-4 1 Guest of Honor. '.'.ch. c! Pataud-Bright Star Fair Acre Farm.14 G 3 2 3 11,735 .visack ch. f. Jack Atkin Avis N. Loscalzo 17 11 3 1 2 ll,Go9 Depute b- B Seth-Keep Moving B. F. McClain...33 12 7 4 10 11,040 Gadfly ..b t. Chlcle-Gadiola U. P. Whitney..l6 3 3 2 8 11,450 Fastest Miles of 1923 FASTEST MILES OF 1923 The fastest mile run during 1923 was when Cherry, Pie established a new American record of 1:35 2-5 for the distance at Belmont Park, September 3. L.ittle Chief ran a mile in 1:35 4-5 at thc same track on September 1. The next fastest mile was that of Brainstorm, in 1 :3G 1-5, at Belmont Park,-September 11. Here are the miles run in faster time than 1:37 during the year : Horse. Track. Date. Time. Cherry Pie Belmont Park. , Sept. 3.1;35, Little Chief... Belmont Park.. Sept. 1.1:35 Bighcart Belmont Park.. Sept. 4.1:30 Brainstorm Belmont Paik. .Sept. 11.1:3GJ& Dot.. Belmont Park.. Sept. 13.1:30 My Play..:... Saratoga Aug. 15.1:305 My Play Saratoga Aug. 21. 1:30 My Own Saratoga Aug. 27.1:3073 Steeplechasing in 1923: Sport through the Field Gains Many New Friends - Winners of the Big Features SjTEEPLECHASING IN 1923 Sport Through the Field Gains Many New Friends Winners of the Big Features. Steeplechasing gained many new friends during the year just closed. Thc subscription plan of importing suitable, steeplechasing material from abroad and distributing the horses by lot had a wholesome effect on the sport through the field. Xew York and Maryland, as well as Canada, provided a number of valuable stake features for the jumpers and in every way possible encouraged that fascinating branch of racing. The richest stake of the year for steeplechasers was the Brook Cup, run at Belmont Park and won by Not Much, one of the foreign importations. The net value of the race was $9,675. The following were the most valuable steeplechase stakes run during 1923: Stake. Track. Winner. Value. Brook Cup Steeplechase, llelmont Park; Not ; Much : rr. . . . . $9,075 Charles L. Appleton, Memorial Cup, Belmont Park; Brigadier General 0,325 Chevy Chase Steeplechase, laurel; Brigadier General 5,000 Manly Memorial Steeplechase, Pimlico; Dan IV 8,000 Tatuxent Steeplechase, Laurel; Damask..'. 5,280 Saratoga Steeplechase, Saratoga; Dan IV... 0,300 Page 3 Leading Winners in the Racing of 1923: Rancocas Stable and Zev on Top LEADING WINNERS IN THE RACING OF 1923 4 RANCOCAS STABLE AND ZEV ON TOP Records of Ten Leading Owners, Morses, Jockeys and Trainers --- Greentree Stable and J. S. Cosden Enjoy-Most-Successful Year Since - Entry in the Sport C. B. Irwin's Unique and Remarkable Achievement . TEN LEADING AMERICAN OWNERS. . The wonderful prosperity of the American turf is emphasized in terms of gold, as is revealed in the standing of the leading money-winning owners of 1923- The Rancocas Stable heads the list with the world-record sum of $438,849. The Greentree Stable enjoyed its most successful year since its organization, finishing second with the total of $199,652 in stakes and purses. The J. S. Cosden stable was another to surpass its best former record with winnings of $197,832. J. K. L. Ross and H. P. Whitney, with $185,185 and $168,383 respectively to their credit, also figured prominently in the returns of the year. C. B. Irwin made quite a remarkable showing in winning 146 races and $103,154, for the most part in less important stakes and overnight races. The record of the ten leading money-winning owners of 1923 follow: Owner. Leading Winner. 1st. 2nd. 3rd. Amount. Rancocas Stable Zev 74 62 39 $438,849 Greentree Stable Rialto 53 69 63 199,652 Cosden, J. S Dunlin .: I V 66 61 59 197,832 Ross, J. K. L Rebuke 89 61 62 185,185 Whitney, H. P. Bunting 66 60 49 168,443 Widener, G. D St. James ... ........ 7:V... 13 9 11 106,791 Idle Hour Stock Farm Stb.. Beau Butler .......... 34 43 45 104,551 Irwin, C. B ..Abadane 146 115 115 103,154 Headley, H. P Chacolet 24- 20 13 99,689 Kenton Stable..... V.:.... Fast Mack .."......73 64 48. 96,761 TEN LEADING AMERICAN HORSES. The marvelous success of Zev is already written in letters of gold in the records of 1923, j.nd here it is only necessary to mention that he heads the list of money-winning horses of the year. St. James, the Futurity winner, is second, the sensational In Memoriam third and the crack long-distance running marc Chacolet fourth. The records of the ten money-winning horses of 1923 are here presented: Horse. Col.&Sex. A. Pedigree. Owner. Sts.lst.2d. 3d. Unp. Amt. Zev br. c. 3 The Finn Miss Kearney. Rancocas Sta.14 12 1 0 1 $272,008 St. James b. c. 2 Ambassador IV. Bobolink ILG.D.Widener. 6 3 2 0 1 89,385 In Memoriam . . .b. c. 3 McGee Enchantress C. W'demannlS 6 3 2 4 86,732 Chacolet b. m. 5 St. Amant Martial Note H. P. H'dley21 9 5 1 6 73,970 Vigil ch. c. 3 Jim Gaffney Vignola W. J. Sal'onl3 2 4 2 5 62,675 Wise Counsellor.ch. c. 2 -Mentor Rustle J. S. Ward. 5 4 1 0 0 60,610. Beau Butler b. c. 2 Black Toney Santa Anna H.Idle H'r S;F. 8 4 3 0 1 5780 Diogenes ch. c. 2 BallotSmoky Lamp Mrs.WlMJ'ds 7 2 0. 3 2 48,725 Dunlin ch. c. 3 Fair Play Dona Roca J. S. Cosden.28 6 , 9 3 10 46,653 My Dear ch. m. 6 King James Bettie Landon. .F. Musante. .22 7 3 4 8 39,495 TEN LEADING AMERICAN RIDERS. Jockey Ivan Parke, as has been told elsewhere in this review, tops the list of American jockeys for the year 1923 in so far as the number of winners is concerned. P. Walls finished second, L. McAtee third and E. Sande fourth, the latter surpassing them in the matter of percentage. The records of the ten leaders follow: ' Jockey. Mts. 1st. 2nd. 3rd. Unp. P.C. Parke, I ....718 173 105 95 345 .24 Walls, P , 742 149 112 118 363 .20 McAtee, L .489 123 83 79 204 .25 Sande. E 430 122 89 79 140 .28 McDermott, L ..616 111 103 88 314 .18 Wallace, J 874 112. 110 138 514 .13 Horn, F 740 106 113 112 409 .14 Stevens, F 687 97 98 116 376 .14 Lang, C 608 97 87 81 343 .16 Tronk, W 699 96 88 72 443 .14 TEN LEADING AMERICAN TRAINERS. . The training honors of the year fell to S. C. Hildreth in the matter of money won by the horses in his "charge, while C. B. Irwin saddled the largest number of winners. H. McDaniel, Wm. Garth, T. J. Healey and James Rowe also figured importantly in their calling during the past twelve months. The records of the ten leading trainers follow: Trainer. Wins. Amount. Trainer. Amount. Wins. Irwin, C. B .146 $103,154 Hildreth, S. C $392,124 75 McDaniel, H . 90 185,690 McDaniel, H 185,690 90" Hildreth, S. C 75 392,124 Garth, Wm 142,369 50 Padgett, W. R, 67 33,060 Healey, T. J. 137,367 41 Swenke, E 60 60,921 Rowe, James ...... 126,186 33 Healy, J. W. 58 100,150 Joyner, A. J 111,941 15 Parson, J. A 58 33,835 Hirsch,-M. . . 109,762 39 Bedwell, H. G 55 77,221 Irwin, C. B. ..... 103,154 146 Garth, Wm 50 142,369 Buford, W. , 102,189 25 Hcllenbeck, R. M 49 24,530 Healy, J. W. 100,150 58 Fertile Turf Fields: Five Major New York Tracks Give over $2,000,000 . . FERTILE TURF FIELDS I Five Major New York Tracks. ' Give Over $2,000,000. ; Kentucky -Produces $1,514,512 Maryland $1,310,182 and Canada $1,175,665. When it is known that during- 1923 there i was $6,080,861 distributed in prizes by the larger face courses of New York, Kentucky, Maryland and Canada, it is easily understood 1 how winning records could be broken. Of this amount New York distributed $2,080,501 ; Kentucky' $1,514,512 ; Maryland $1,310,182, and Canada $1,175,665. This does not take into account the various smaller tracks throughout the country, but it thoroughly covers the big courses of the continent. In the four big turf centers there was. an abundance of racing when the New York season continued for. 154 days; Kentucky 100 days; Maryland 92 days, and Canada 126 days. KENTUCKY'S LIBERAL PRIZES. It will be seen by these figures that Ken- tucky can boast of the most liberal daily distribution when the average is slightly in excess of $15,145. Maryland, with eight days less of racing is not far behind when the daily average was in excess of $14,241. The daily average in New York was almost $13,510, and for Canada the daily average was slightly more than $9,330. Here are the principal tracks of the country and Canada showing the number of days of racing at each, the total number of races run and the amount of money distributed in stakes- and purses by each one, together with the totals for the different districts : NEW YORK. Track. Days.Races. Amount. Belmont-Park 33 198 $ 663,151 Saratoga ..... 26 157 402,789 Aqueduct . 32 192 380,831 Jamaica 32 192 318,961 Empire City 31 186 314,859 Totals ....154 925 $2,080,591 KENTUCKY. Track. - Days.Races. Amount. Latonia 60 420 $ 894,709 Churchill Downs 29 205 4C2;065 Lexington ....20 140 157,738 Totals 109 765 $1,514,512 MARYLAND. Track. Days.Races, Amount. Pimlico ....23 161 $ 467,687 Laurel ..23 161 330,960 Havre de Grace....'.. 23 161 263,126 Bowie 23 161 248,409 Totals 92 644 $1,310,182 CANADA. Track. Days.Races. Amount. Woodbine 14 98 $ 252,750 Windsor Kenilworth 14 98 149,090 Hamilton 14 98 139,745 Devonshire 14 98 108,100 Fort Erie 14 98 137,275 Blue Bonnets 14 98 107,675 Thorncliffe 14 98 109,500 Dorval 14 98 88,730 Connaught Park 14 98 82,800 Totals 126 882 $1,175,665 Leading Sire of 1923 LEADING SIRE OF 1923 I The Finn, through the prowess of his greatest son, Zev, reigns proudly as the leading American sire of 1923, the record of his progeny being as follows: Tho Fins, blk. Ii. (1912), by Ogden Livonia, fcy Star Shoot. Horse. A. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3u.Unp. Won. Zev 3 14 12 1 0 1 ?271!,00S Diversity 4 21 4 0 5 12 3,000 Torsida 4 23 4 3 1 13 2,310 Jtud Lerner 3 1 1 0.0 0 1,336 Delectable 2 15 1 0 1 13 " 1,200 Califa 4 19 2 3 1 13 1,200 Huckleberry Finn .. 3 15 1 0 2 12 885 Veiled Colleen 4 6 2 0 0 4 770 Occidents 4 6 1 2 0 3 CG0 Oneida 2 9 1 2 1 5 570 The Teneeance ... 4 9 1 1 2 5 5 GO Niagara 2 3 1 0 0 2 420 St. Henry 4 2 0 1 0 1 300 i Oceanic 4 G 0 1 0 5 250. L I'ravus 3 13 0 0 2 11 210. . Prologue 4 10 0 0 2 14 SO ! Totals (1G) 178 31 14 17 11G-$285,T59 Answer Last Bugle ANSWER LAST BUGLE Among the more prominent horses which died during the year 1923 were the following, the list including stallions, mares and horses in training: Beldame Marathon Basseting McKee Carmandale Minnie Adams Cherryola Musty Cirrus 1 . . Port Light Dick Finnell Sweeper .II. Faskadale Tokalon Fayette "Von Tromp Fitz-Boodlo "War Cloud Inchcapo "Woodtrap Thirty Leading Two-Year-Olds of 1923 i L . ! Thirty Leading Two-Year-Olds of 1923 The thirty leading two-year-old money winners of 1923 follow: Horse. Col. Sex. Pedigree. Owner. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. TJnp. Won. St. James b. c. Ambassador IV. Bobolink II C I). Widener... (. 3 2 0 1 $80,385 Wise Counsellor.. eh. c. Mentorr-HuaUe .................. .J. S. Ward 5 4 1 0 0 00,010 Keau Ilntler b. c. Illack Toney-Santa. Anna II I.HoiirStk.Km.-Kt. 8 4 3 0 1 57,980 Diogenes ch. c. Hallot Smoky, Lamp MrKW.M.Jeffrds 7 2 0 3 2 48,725 Sarazen -.ch. g. High Time -IUish-llor .Fair Stable .10. 10 0 O O 3T.8SO L'd Baltimore II. ch. c. Trap -Hock-Kederal, Girl J-S. Cosden .20 . 7 2 4 7 26,305 l'eter King b. c. l'eter Quince Lady's Gauntlet. ..".Tlivira Stable ..12 3 1 1 7 21,832 Worthmore ch. e. Thunderer Lady Moon'et J. S. Ward 11 5 3 0 3 21;300' Anna Marroue II. ch. f. Glencairn Queen of the Hills. ... .Marrone Stable.. 17 7 5 3-2 21,031 Hip Blaze b. e. Black Toney Usceit (5. Kiddie Fm.Sta.lO 3 1 3 3 20,580 Black Gold b. c. Campfire Queen of the Hills It. 51. Hoots 18 0 5 2 2 19,103 Fluvanna ch. f. Cudgel High Pass Salubria Stable.. 14 4 5 2 3 18,038 Ilracadale ch. c. Fair l'lay Loch Linnhe Bancocas Stable. 22 5 9 0 8 17,090 Tree Top b. f. Ultimus Thirty Third Greentree Stable. 13 4 1 1 7 16,433 Kdua V. ch. f. Flying Squirrel Betty Fuller Tri-Stafe Stable. 14 7 3 2 2 1(5,014 Sue Donovan br. f. Black Toney Lady Installator W. Daniel 11 7 2-1 1 10,010 Transmute ch. c. Broomstick Traverse ;...H. 1. Whitney.. 15 2 4 1 8 15,050 Glide ch. f. Manager Waite Gossip Harn'dBr.&Jones.l9 7 3 4 5 14.02S Kustic br. c. Transvaal Busila ....A. H. Morris 7 2 2 0 3 13,900 Snnayr ch. f. Sun Briar Misty Law W. S. Kilmer. . .10 C 3 3 4 13,100 Nellie Morse b. f. Luke McLuke Li Venganza.. II. C. Fisher.-. . .22 4 0 2 10 12,515 Stanwix -.. ch. c. Ballot Miss Crittenden .Baneoeas Stable. 12 4 4 1 3 12,075 Buster Kcaton ...ch. c. Atheling II. Dora I J. C. McKay 5 4 10 O 11,940 Chilhowejj ...b. c. Ballot Bourbon Lass Gallaher Bros. ..14 4 2 4 4 11,241 Fast Mack b. g. Marathon Delia Mack Kenton Stable ..2t 7 4 3 7 11,030 Idle Thoughts ch. f. Dick Finnell Lady Manager F. Garrett 31 7 8 3. 13 10,923 Sunspero b. c. Sun Briar Kspero G. A. Cochran... 15 , 2 3 5 5 10.925 Sun Pal ch. c. Sun Briar My Friend J. Bosenberg 18 3 3 4 8 10,808 Uumorette br. f. Short Glass Junta H. Butler 16 3 3 5 5 10,840 Mr. Mutt ch. c. Ballot Eden Hall U. C. Fisher 19 1 2 C 10 10,530 Ivan Parke Champion: Carries off Coveted Riding Honors in His First Year on Turf IVAN PARKE CHAMPION Carries Off Coveted Riding Honors in His First Year on Turf. Walls His Nearest Rival at the Finish- Earl Sande Enjoys His Greatest Year. i One of the outstanding incidents in connection with the racing of 1923 was the remarkable riding of Ivan Parke. Seldom. ha3 a youngster of such tender years and little experience reached the pinnacle of fame in suoh-a short time as did this apprentice, who began his turf career at Tijuana early in 1923. He was a sensation in the far West, but it was not until in the fall on the Kentucky circuit that he attracted country-wide attention. How he succeeded in taking the lead of the American jockeys for the year and holding it to the end is now common knowledge among followers of the sport. Parke finished the year with a total of 170 winners out of 714 mounts for the excellent percentage of .24. P. "Walls was" his closest rival at the finish, the contract rider for the J. K. L. Ross stable having 149 winners to his credit. L. McAtee made a splendid showing throughout the year. Earl Sande, the peer of the present-day riders, enjoyed his most successful year. He had the highest percentage of all; :28, and finished fourth on the list in respect to number of -winners ridden. Principal Foreign Races: Richest and Most Important Stakes of English, French and Australian Turf PRINCIPAL FOREIGN RACES Bichest and Most Important Stakes of English, French and Australian Turf. ENGLAND. The Epsom Derby is the most famous and valuable of all the English famous races and when Papyrus won it in 1923 it was worth $56,800. The St. Leger was of the net valuo of ?51.S7a when the filly Tranquil beat Papyrus just before that colt left for his invasion of America. The following are the most valuable races run in England during 1923: Two Thousand Guineas EUangowanS 38,325 Epsom Derby Papyrus. 56,809 St. Leger Tranquil... 51,875 One Thousand Guineas Tranquil.. 34,750 Grand, National Sergeant Murphy.. 36,109 Epsom Oaks Brownhylda 30,625 FRENCH. The richest race, not only in France but in the entire world, is the Grand Prix de Paris, worth $106,000 to the winner in 1923. Here are the most valuable races run in France last year: Grand Prix de Paris Filibert de Savoie $106,000 French Derby Le Capucin. 30,000 Prix du President de la Republique Bahadur 40,050 French Oaks Qubi 20,005 AUSTRALIA. The Melbourne" Cup is the greatest race run in Australia. Last year it was worth over $50,000 to the Winner, the details of which are here presented : Melbourne Cup BitalU $ 52,440 Chicago's Vain Attempt: Fails to Secure Desired Legislative Relief - Hawthorne Conducts Another Meeting CHICAGO'S VAIN ATTEMPT Fails to Secure Desked Legislative Relief Hawthorne Conducts Another Meeting. The first organized movement to secure legislation that would permit wagering on racing in the state of Illinois developed during 'the spring of 1923. It went so far that a bill presented to the state senate was given a hearing and for a time it was thought that there was an excellent chance for its passage. However, such a happy realization was denied local lovers of the horse and racing, but they were satisfied that an attempt had been made and anticipate further efforts in that direction this year. There was some racing in Chicago during 1923. The Illinois Jockey Club held" a twenty-five day meeting at Hawthorne, beginning on Saturday, June 30, and continuing to and including Saturday, July 28. The most important feature of the Hawthorne meeting was the Illinois Derby of $10,000, which was won by In Memoriam. It was at Hawthorne that the unbeaten Sarazen made his - turf debut and he won two races there before going to Saratoga to astonish the East with his great and all-conquering speed. Large and enthusiastic crowds journeyed to the Cicero course to see their favorite sport arid gave further evidence of the popularity of sun amusement long denied them at home. In this- connection it may be well to note here that it required several special trains to carry Chicago "sportsmen to Kentucky to witness the Derby in the sprinsnand the Zev-In Memoriam race in the fall. New American Records ( NEW AMERICAN RECORDS Three new American track records were established during the racing of 1923 and one old mark equalled. They are as follows: Distance. ITorse. Track. Time. 1 mile Cherry Pie. .Uelmont Park 1:35 1 in 40 yds. Abadane Tijuana 1:39 1 m 70 yds. Be Good Map. Heights'lUl 1 1-10 m... Dot. ....Belmont 1'ark 1:41! is Equals track record. Page 4 Outstanding Figures of a Record-Breaking Season WNNER OP FUTURITY AND LEADING JUVENILE J WHICH RAM ?f$TST MILE EVER. SHOWN BY A KONEYWNEit. OWNED &Y k IN KENTUCKY. OWNED BYJ.S.WARD ffl UNBEATEN IN TEN STARTS IPSI CLOSE fcACE FOR. R,ANCOCAS WHO KEPT THE HOR.SES ON EDGE i . . ,,, Tin A FINE TRIO OF TWO-YEARrOLDS TO THESE TWO GOES MOST OF THE CREDIT FOR. THE R,ECOR,D BREAKING &ANCOCAS STABLE TOTAL FOR. 1923 OF $438,849, THfS IS THE LARGEST AMOUNT EVER. WON IN ONE YEAR. BY A SINGLE STABLE A U ACKNOWLEDGED CHAMPION OF THE HANDICAP lIAJ ZEV'S STRONGEST fclVAL FOR, DIVISION IN SPITE OF EARLY RETIREMENT. THR.EEy ARNOLD CHAMPIONSHIP, OWED BY IANCOCAS STABLE OWNED BY CAR,LPIEDEMANN