New Standard For Amateur Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-13


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NEW STANDARD FOR AMATEUR RACING. New York. May 12. — With the spring meeting of the Inited Hunts Racing Association at Belmont Park Terminal. May 13 and May 17, amateur thoroughbred racing will reach the highest point in the history of that sport in this country. With 289 steeplechasers, hunters and flat runners nominated for the thirteen events on the two-day program, for Which 3,500 in purses is offered, in addition to valuable plate, and with one race over the brush course carrying a ,000 value and having forty-one entries, this brunch of the sport of racing would seem to have achieved the same iminirtance and popularity in America that it has so long enjoyed abroad, particularly in England. Nearly all of the crack American chasers in training this season, and some high-class flat racers, are to be found among the entries, and in addition about a score of the newly imported. The participation of the latter will give the Belmont Park Terminal meeting an international character, and afford a comparison of the results accomplished through the different methods of breeding practiced in this country and abroad.

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