Belmont Park Opens Today: High-Class Field Named for Metropolitan Handicap, Opening Day Attraction., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-25


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BELMONT PARK OPENS TODAY HighClass Field Named for Metropolitan Han ¬ dicap Opening Day Attraction NEW YORK N Y May 24 The racing scene on the New York tracks will change to ¬ morrow from Jamaica to Belmont Park the palatial home of the Westchester Racing Association where the nineteen days spring meeting will be inaugurated with the run ¬ ning of the Metropolitan Handicap HandicapTime Time was when old Morris Park was the real opening of racing in New York no matter what other meetings might go be ¬ fore It was there that the real horses made their first appearance and it was there that the real sportsmen first came to the races each year Belmont Park has inherited all of the glories of old Morris Park and much more magnificence in surroundings and Bel ¬ mont Park will throw open its gates tomor ¬ row rowThe The Metropolitan Jockey Club with its racing at Jamaica has grown to a real im ¬ portance and its Excelsior and Long Beach Handicaps have an importance never before enjoyed by early meetings but they will not take the place of the Metropolitan and the Suburban while the many other big fixtures of the Westchester Racing Association will ever place Belmont Park in the forefront of the spring racing racingGreat Great horses have run in and won the Metropolitan in the twentynine years that it has been a popular spring racing attrac ¬ tion for New Yorkers Tristan was its first winner in 1891 when he beat the great Tenny while Voter Irish Lad Sysonby Jack Atkin King James Strotnboli The Finn Wildair and Mad Hatter are otner notable horses that were successful in it itGreat Great as liave been the caliber of the horses which met in this race year after year there never was any better field named to contest it than that which is scheduled to start to ¬ morrow The prospects are for a wonderful contest a real turf struggle between high class horses Here is the list of overnight acceptances together with their weights I riders and probable odds Ilorsc IlorscMail Vft Jockey Mail Hatter 120 R Hande Sennings Park 127 I Iyke Yellow Hand 12 K Uttplin t Audacious 120 C Kuinmer On Watch 123 IS MarinclU Careful 111 J IJutwell JCa plain Alcock AlcockIGeorgie 109 Ponce IGeorgie 103 K Kummer Polly Ann 10i I Morris Ilersngliere 104 0 Ianr tUclay 103 J Mooney Two Feathers 102 fMrs lj Viau entry JQuincy Stublc entry

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