Jamaica Books Are Out: Program for First Meeting of New York Season Promises Well.; Excelsior Handicap of ,500 Is Most Valuable of Stakes to Be Decided During Session., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-12


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1 i | | JAMAICA BOOKS ARE OUT « . Program for First Meeting of New York Season Promises Well. • Excelsior Handicap of ,500 Is Most Valuable of Stakes to Be Decided During Session. ♦ * NEW YORK. X. Y.. April 11.— The nearness of the New York racing season is emphasized by the appearance of the program book of the Metropolitan Jockey Club, whose meeting will be inaugurated at Jamaica on Tuesday, April L9. This progressive organization, whose president is William G. Street, offers substantial attracttana for the twenty-day period which i will close on May 21. The stakes, twenty-three in number, include such fixtures as, the Kxcelsior, Kings County, Faumonok and Lone Beach Handicaps, for three-year-olus and over; the Spring, Southampton and Stuyvesant Handicaps, for three-year-olds, I and the Colorado, Youthful, Rosedale, Mon- , j tauk and Suffolk Stakes, for two-year-olds. These range in value from ,000 to ,500, I the latter being the top mark for the Kxcel- j sior Handicap. The Youthful Stakes will be worth ,000 and the Colorado. Paumonok and Stuyvesant ,000 each. There will be j no purse Cf less than ,000 value and many of the overnight races will have ,200 added, j OPENING DAY FEATURE. The feature of the opening day, April 20, will be the Paumonok Handicap at throe- J quarters mile, though the Suffolk Claiming i Stakes, for two-year-olds, will be run on the [ same day. Kvery fast horse in the country j is named for the Iaumonok, and it looks now as though the race might bring to the post the best of the three-year-clds in addition to the pick of the older division. The Spring Handicap of ,000, for three-J year-olds, at three-quarters, is carded for Wednesday, May 7. Sarazen. Lord Baltimore 11.. rill I anna. Worthmore. Anna Marrone II.. Tree Top. Nellie Morse, Ordinance, Spie and Span, l.adkin and Blind Flay are some of these engagtd in the Spring Stakes, which i was won by Cyclops in IMS. The Colorado ! Stakes of $ ;,000, for two-year-olds, and the j Excelsior Handicap of ,500. for three-year- | olds and over, at one and one-sixteenth ! miles, will be the features of Saturday, May j 10. For the Excelsior every good horse in training is named. It should be a great race with Zev. Enchantment. Stanwix, Mad Flay. Little Chief. Dunlin. Martingale, Little Celt, Homestretch. Untidy. Prince James, Osprey, Transmute, Happy Thoughts. Flagstaff, Flying Cloud, Blanc Sting and Thunderclap to draw from. C.rey l.ag won it last year with lo0 pounds in the saddle. nOSEDAI.E FOR JUVENILE FILLIES. The Eosedale. of $."..000, is for two-year-old fillies exclusively. It will be run on Tuesday, May PI. It closed with eighty-one nominations, many of them of superb breeding. The Stuyvesant, of !.000, at one mile for three-y ar-olds. closed with seventy-two nominations. The best known are Sarazen, Mad Play. Wise Counsellor. Worthmore, LadMu, Blind Flay. Ordinance, - Lord Baltimore II. and Tree Top. St. James is about the only ton-notch absentee. It will perhaps serve to introduce WttM Counsellor and Worthmore to the New York public. The ,000 Youthful Stakes, at five and a half furlongs for two-year-olds, and the Dong Beach Handicap. $."..500 added, at one and one-sixteenth miles for three-year-olds and over, are to be run on Saturday. May 17. Each has a high class entry. Tester won the Youthful for the Bancocas stable in 1983 and J. S. Deaden took the Ix ng Beach with Snob II, in the fast time of 1:43. The Southampton Handicap. $:5.500 added, for three- ear-olds at One and one-sixteenth miles, is the feature for Tuesday, May ML All the geod colts and lillies are named for the latter. The concluding stake of the meeting will be the Garden City Claiming. ,000 added, for three-year-olds and over, at a mile and a sixteenth.

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