Jumping Race Conditions: Announce Plans for Subscription Steeplechase Events.; Penalties and Allowances to Depend Upon Performances of Foreign Horses in United States, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-22


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JUMPING RACE CONDITIONS « Announce Plans for Subscription Steeplechase Events. « Penalties and Ilnwanees to Depend Ipon Performances of Foreign Horses in I nited Stales. ♦ NEW YORK. X. Y.. April 21.--The committee of tin- International Steeplechase subscription, working in co-operation with the racing secretaries of the Westchester Racing Association and of the Queens County Jockey Club, have provided conditions for the first four races of the series of six which will be derided this year. The added money in each is to be $::,000, a total of 8,000, which was the balance left from the subscription fund after the purchase of the horses and the expenses of transportation and distribution had been defrayed. 1 laces No. 5 and No. 6 of the series will be run at Saratoga in August. and the conditions for the same will be arranged and announced later. The committee, with a desire to provide an equitable distribution of the money remaining in their charge, have tried to arrange races which will bring interesting contests, thereby keeping alive the keen interest of those that have been so earnest in this subscription, one of the most sportsmanlike efforts in behalf of steeplechasing ever attempted. To Be Ran at Belmont. Race No. 1 will be run during the early part of the Relmont meeting, and the conditions will read as follows : INTERNATIONAL STEEPLECHASE SUBSCRIPTION NO. 1— For four-year-olds and upward, distributed for the International subscription f/f 192.1, and owned by the original subscriber or a transferee acceptable to the committee. Purse ,000. contributed from the Subscription fund, of which 0 to the second horse and 50 to the third. Weights: Four-year-olds tc carry It 2 pounds, live-year-olds to carry l.r»0 pounds, six-year-olds and upward to carry ir ." pounds. Winners in 1924 to carry the following penalties: of ,500 or of two races to carry five pounds additional, of ,000 or of three races to carry eight pounds additional, or ,000 or of four races to carry ten pounds additional. Maidens allowed live pounds. ABOUT TWO MILES. Penalties and Allowances. This places them all in on an equal footing regardless of their records prior to coming to this country. The penalties are provided for what they may do in races outside the series, this year, in open races or races for subscription horses not included in the series. In Race No. 2 the winner of No. 1 will be excluded, and this exclusion will he continued with each of the winners until the final event. From the various sections of the country where these horses have been wintering have come most flattering reports of their condition as well as their speed and jumping ability. This is not the hope of their owners or the confidence of their trainers. They are showing real promise in their preparation and the best of judges are predicting they will win open races in good company with the chances of finding a few top notchers among them. The subscribers without exception will do their part sincerely in making not alone the races of the series a success, but all races that will be arranged at other courses. Quite a few of the horses may not be ready for early racing, but when their names fail to appear in any list of entries it will not mean in the slightest degree lack of interest. It will simply be they are not ready to compete.

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