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j $ , i ■ t , , , . | , i , . , | | ] ] ] i | I i | i . 1 I 1 ■ ! • I j ■ • - j J i I ! I I ! I e • I " I • - a c e . ■ 1- PROMISE OF THE PAUMONOK ! — . — : by Supreme r Speed r in Jamaicas i d Opening Day Stake Race. n — • 1 IS Morvich and Other Best Three- k l Year-Olds to Measure Strides i |o I of with Their Elders. J — ; BY C. J. FITZ GERALD. it is NEW YORK, N. Y., April 22.— New York t is on the eve of a fine season of sport. If a at the character and quality of the nomina- 0 tions for the stakes to be run off by thejj various associations racing under the juris- ! | diction of the Jockey Club is any guide, j 5 The season will be inaugurated at Jamaica 4 on May 3, when the Metropolitan Jockey ! If Club begins a meeting of nineteen days Bt| I its beautiful course. II The entries for the three-year-old stakes, la ,a the big handicaps and vveight-for-age events i |j to be run from May to November include C every good horse in the United States, while j in the matter of values to owners and c breeders all records since the palmy days I I of 1898 to 1908 are surpassed. This is inr keeping with the announced purpose of the j jl Jockey Club, whose policy has been to Ms»|] I courage racing and breeding to the limit. I t Few persons appreciate how much money [of 4 passes to owners and breeders of blood stock. I in a year. The amount that is distributed | through a single event will serve as a guide. II The total for the Belmont Stakes since its 1 inception in 1867 is upward of 50,000. The « money awards in this and other stakes in the | early history of the American Jockey Club j 1 were meager. The initial running of the greatest and oldest test for three-year-olds decided in this country being only 50. The , value of the Belmont did not reach ,000 until 1S90, nor 0,000 until 1900. Even so. the grand total is as indicated above. In many years when racing returns were lean, it was worth little more than some of our present-day overnight races. The sporting spirit has prevailed in connection with it through all the years and this year it will be worth 0,000. ONLY QUESTION OF STAMINA. The New York public will have a view of Morvich and a number of other fast horses in the Paumonok Handicap on the opening day at Jamaica. It will be the first public appearance of the unbeaten son of Runnymede, whose every movement in his spring training has been of interest to race goers. The public will find the colt only a trifle greater in height and bulk than he was at the close of last season, but he is big 1 I enough for all purposes. His short, strong j j back and splendid loin indicate weight-carrying I ability. Possessing speed of the high- I j est order, as his recent half mile in 46s seconds would indicate, the question of stamina is all that is concerning his admirers. Morvich is not the only fast three-year-old 1 I in the Paumonok, which will be worth ,000 j this year. There is Lucky Hour, for example, j This colt was second only to Morvich himself Min the two-year-old division last autumn. | He is a gamecock if ever there was one, with j •that alert quality which was characteristic of his sire, llourless, at the same age. Mis- I sionary, from the stame stable as Lucky j Hour, is another good one. He, too, is by | llourless and an estimate of their quality | may be determined by the fact that the own- i i •■ers of the Lexington Stable when asked for! j a price on them last February said that ! nothing short of 50,000 would be accepted.! ■It is said that the prospective purchaser was 1 1 Marshall Field, whose phenomenal filly, Golden Corn, was the best two-year-old in i England last year and is now overwhelming favorite for the One Thousand Guineas. Mr. Fields colors would be welcomed on American race courses and it is evident that he wants nothing but the best. niGn TRAISE FOR MUSTARD SLED. Mustard Seed, owned by George II. Bull, is j a three-year-old that the trainers are talk- tag about. He is a Paumonok eligible also. J Jack Goldsborough, who has him in charge, ■ IsajTS that he never saw a faster horse than • : jthis son of Peter Quince. This ought to I j imean something, coming from the man. who I ! 1 trained Roamtr, a speed marvel for years.; land had Yellow Hand, the champion of the ■ handicap division last year. Good Times, an- . other fleet three-year-old, is much talked! ■ about for the Jamaica sprinting race. Will-] " . iam Garth believes implicitly in him. Another three-year-old of undoubted ■peed 1 that is considered a certain starter in the " j Paumonok is Whiskaway, owned by Harry i . j Payne Whitney. Like everything out of I j Voter— Inaugural, he can run fast. Flags, j ! a brother to Whiskaway ; Crocus, a three- " Quarters sister, and Panoply, a ha If -sister, all distinguished themselves as sprinters. . I Kal-Sang is another of the same age that is, s certain to be knocking at the door in the 1 I Jamaica feature. He has grown into a 1 j j I beautful horse, with an abundance of quality t ; and substance. He and Little Chief are the el three-year-old eligibles of the Rancocas 3 j Stable. Kai-Sang was Morricfaa chief an-1 . I I tagonist in many hard fought battles in 1921. • 1 Other three-year-olds that are entitled to consideration in this same race are My Play, , Runstar, Column, Toil, Runanlell, Pillory, , Modo, Lady Baltimore. Galaiitman, Dream i! of Allah and Nancy F. The former, a • smashing big colt, is a brother to Man o War. Seen recently at Havre de Grace ■ : he fills the eye completely, having thai I lordly appearance of his great brother. Tommy Murphy, the famous driver of trotters, pronounced My Play a few days ago °! the bet looking horse that he had seen in II years. The coils best feature is a shoulder r of great depth. His withers are so prominent t and extend so far Into his back that s ., special saddle had to be made for him. My • is to get a special preparation for the Belmont Stakes, which was won by his ] brother, Man o War, in 10110; his grandsire. ?, .■ tings, in 1S0G, and his great grandsire, i, Spendthrift, in 187*. His sire, Fair Play, r I CoUn the race of his life before he beaten In the same race in 19 " 8. If ln-1 beritanee means anything My Play will be factor in this ears- Belmont. Runstar is at Havre e!c Grace in the Same le as Lucky Hour. Missionary and My v iiIay. but is owned by A. B. Spreckels of California . Never really fit as a two-year-old viand troubled with a sore mouth in all of lf , his races, he has grown into a great smash 1- ! : by i d n 1 IS k l i |o I of J ; it is t a at 0 ! | j 5 4 ! If I II la ,a i |j C j c I I j jl I I t [of 4 I | II 1 « | ing horse much like Salvator, to which he traces through his dam. Speed was Run-stars forte at two, but he looks like a longdistance horse and may surprise the critics going on. Runantell is in training at Belmont Park and so are Galantman, Modo, Toil and Nancy F. Each of these have demonstrated in their races that they possess speed of the highest order. The best of the older eligibles for the Paumonok are Audacious, Sennings Park, Tryst er. Crocus, On Watch, Naturalist, Last Straw, John Paul Jones, Gladiator, Pen Rose, Careful, Dominique, Thunderclap, Knobbie, Krewer, Dunboyne, Dimmesdale and Bersag-Sliere. With the best of these and the pick the three-year-olds going to the post, the Paumonok cannot fail to be an interesting race. The Suffolk Stakes for two-year-olels, which was won by Morvich in 1921, will also be run on the opening day. The Newtown Selling Stakes. ,000 added, the feature for Thursday, May 4, while the Kings County Handicap, ,500 added, a mile and a sixteenth, for three-year-olds anel over, will be decided on the follow-j ing Saturday. The entry for the Kings County includes Yellow Hand, Grey Lag. Mad Hatter, Tryster, Sporting Blood, Thunderclap, Audacious, Banksia, Broomster, Sennings Park, Naturalist, Idle Dell and Dr. Clark, as well as the black horse Liberty Loan, which cost A. K. Macomber 0,000 as three-year-old. This horse is now eight years old and has been taking his work in California the past winter in a way that would indicate that he will duplicate the comeback of Old Rosebud. Features of the second week at the .Ta-maica meeting will be the ,000 Spring Handicap for three-year-olds on Wednesday. May 10; the Colorado Stakes of ,000 for two-year -old 3, and the Excelsior Handicap ,500 for three-year-olds and over, at one mile and a sixteenth, on Saturday, May 13. Everything is in readiness for the opening. President Street and secretary Edwards ihave done everything to insure the comfort of their patrons.