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. , BELMONT PARK STAKES TO CLOSE. The W Btcbester Racing Association baa announced :i splendid li .t of stake- to close for entries al midnight of Saturday, March 2. In the main they are events to be run :.t the two Spring meetings at Belmont, bat Iino are for the autumn meeting wtth anpplementarj entries t close August 15, 1MT. The stakes to be run at the spring meetings are: FOR THRU: TBAR-OLD8 AND OVER. Metropolitan Handicap, 10,000 a. Med: 1 mile. Cosmopolitan Handicap, ,000 added 1 l it; miles. Toboggan Handicap, .I.ihni added; 3 i mile. Jockey Club Weight for Age Race, ,500 added; 1 1 S miles. Spring Serial handicaps, l i I rotona, ,800 added: " I mile. hire it, ,000 added: 1-2 furlongs. Van Corthtndt, ,000 added: ;s mile. a Bocfaelle Handicap, ,600 added; 7 1 2 furl Harlem Stakes, Selling, ,6 bled; 1 mile. FOB t HRBE Vi: R OLDS. ster Stakes. ,000 added; 1 mile. Pocantlco Stakes, ,000 added; 1 . 16 miles. Larcbniont Stake-. ,900 added: 7-8 Mile. Van Nest Stakes, Selling, ,500 added; b 1-2 furlongs. mi: TWO ykar OLDS. Laureate Stakes, ,500 added: 5-8 mile. Maiden Stakes, ,500 added; 5-8 mile. Bouquet Stakes, Selling, ,500 added; 5-8 mile. Gaietj Stakes, Fillies, ,500 added; 1 1-2 furlongs. STEEPLECHASES. nej Me hii. s.",.:,i« added; about 2 1 2 miles. lirand National, ,2TiO added; about 2 1 2 miles. New i rk. ,000 added; about 2 1 2 miles. International, ,700 .added: about 2 1 2 mile-. The Amateur Cup, one mile with ,500 added. and the Meadowbrook Hunters" Steeplechase, about tvo and one-quarter miles, with ,240 In money and plate added, will close for entries oo Saturday. May 11. flic third day of the first spring meeting. TO BE BUN AT THE AUTUMN MEETING. Belmont Park Weight for Age. three year-olds and over. ,000 added: 2 14 miles. Municipal Handicap, Weight for Age Baee, three- year-oide and over. ,500 added; 1 :. 1 miles. Jerome Handicap, three-year olds, ,000 added; l .". 10 miles. ■ i igne Stakes, two year ohN. ,000 added; 7 s mile. Nursery Handicap, two-year-olds, ,000 added: ::-J mile. There is no new siak" in the foregoing list. Bach and every one was in last ..ear- program and all are familiar to owners and turfmen iu general. But there is one en.iu_e that uiil be noted with pleasure by owner-, rii.i; i- mat la a Dumber of Instances the added m mey has been considerably increased, Iii the case of the Toboggan Handicap the increase la 00, of the Pocantlco Stakes 00, the Jockey Club Weight for Age Race ,000, the Nursery Handlcap ,000, the Jerome Handicap ,000, the Mnnicinal Handicap ,000 and the Belmont Park Weight for Age Bare ,000. These increases are in the right direction. As the greatest track in merles and putadvely the headquarters of the Jockey Club Belmont Park racing shook! be marl. c,l by the most valuable slakes and the greatest conic-:- In this Country, It WlB come U that in the long run. la Hie meant iine Lie events now offered should receive the entry of every _.H.d horse in she country. Daily Racing Form has entry blanks ready for all WOO may apply.