United Hunts Prospects: President Bowman of Amateur Racing Organization Expects Successful Year, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-20


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UNITED HUNTS PROSPECTS President Bowman of Amateur Racing Organization Expects Successful Year. m NEW YORK, N. T., Feb. 19. The announcement that the United Hunts Racing Association . is to have the two days prior to the opening of the Jockey Club season for their spring meeting at Belmont Park was well received in amateur racing circles and there will undoubtedly be a gathering of the clans on Saturday, April 26, and Monday, April 28. President John McE. Bowman and secretary Harry A. Buck have promised a good card for both days, and those trainers with horses engaged at Jamaica will find the open races worth while, not only from the value of the purse offerings but because of the chances they afford to tighten up a candidate for the Paumonok, Excelsior or some other stake fixture at Jamaica. Its an old saying and a true one that one actual race is worth half a dozen works in preparing a horse. For the amateur events, and thats where the interest of the bulk of the patrons of these United Hunt meetings lies, there should be no dearth of material, as the pastime is making new friends daily. The colors of half a dozen of- the most prominent young sportsmen in and around New York will be seen at Belmont Park for the first time. The importation of foreign jumpers by a syndicate last fall gave the amateur cause a needed stimulant and aroused a degree of interest beyond the hopes of these responsible for the plan, which has augmented the supply of cross-country horses by some thirty head. Much promising material for these amateur races has been bought in the home market also, and it is safe to say that at least fifty new horses will be available when the spring session is inaugurated. President Bowman, in . alluding to the patronage accorded the Blemton Stakes of ,500 for two-year-olds, to be run next fall at the autumn session of the United Hunts, entries for which will close on "Wednesday next, said yesterday: "It is a source of the keenest gratification to find that horsemen have so splendidly seconded our efforts to give a feature race for two-year-olds next fall. We have already more than 100 entries from the most prominent stables and a promise of many others before-the date of closing. The Blemton Stakes is only the forerunner of other fixtures, which we hope to offer in the future. The manner in which horsemen in general have rallied to the cause of amateur sport is most encouragins."

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