Belmonts Spring Program: Twenty-five Stakes to be Decided During Twenty Days of Racing.; Belmont Stakes Will Be High Point of the Meeting--Suburban Handicap a Popular Fixture., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-03


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BELMONTS SPRING PROGRAM • Twenty-five Stakes to Be Decided During Twenty Days of Racing. • Belmont Stakes Mill He High Foint of the I Meet inn — Suburban Handicap a Popular Fixture. » i NEW YORK. K T., May 2.— The program book of the Westchester Racing Association opens Thursday. May 22, and ends on IVfhlch Friday. .Tune 13, has heen issued hy secretary Victor E. Schaumburg. It has earned the ap-. proval of liorsemen, and its generous quota of intakes and purses furnish one more proof of j the liberal policy of the organization -whose .surplus has been for so many years devoted to the Race Fund and the betterment of the superb Belmont Park course. r»uring the twenty days of the meeting, twenty-five stake features win be decided. The most prominent, because of its distance and traditions, is the Belmont Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile and three-eighths. This event which had its inaugural at Jerome Park in MCI will he the leader in 31 superb program arranged for Saturday. ■June 7. the other features on that day being the Kerne Memorial for two-year-olds and the Meadowhrook Steeplechase Handicap for Jcur-yiar-nlds and upward. There are sixty-four eligibles for the Bel-Tnont. of which the most prominent are St_ James. Transmute, Whiskalong, Klondyke. Mad Play, Hourmorc, Apprehension, Ordinance, Sun Pal. Stanwix. Diogenes, Mr. Mutt, Jjord Baltimore II.. Nautical. Revenue Agent. f un Flan. Bpta and Span. Thorndale, Check, ■Gypsy King and Lucky Play. RUB! RIJAX HANDICAP. Another feature that invariably attracts -the attention of the racing public is the Suburban Handicap for three-year-olds and tip-■ward at a mile and a quarter. This and the Charles I.. Apphton Memorial Cup Steeplechase, mm of the richest of cross-country events in this country, are the features of Saturday. May M. The Suburban dates from -3X84 and has been won by some of the best liirsis on the American turf. It hits eighty-five nominations and will ■furnish an opportunity for those ownrs of nnsexed horses that are ineligible to the other 1 ig races art opportunity to show the quality of their champions. In this class are Enchantment and Sarazen, two of the most talked of thorough. breds now in training. The race is conspicuous this year for the number of fine three-year-olds that are en-Ktgid. AmmiR the l cst known are Wise Counsellor, Mad Play. Big Blaze, I.adkin, Ordinance, Sting, Spic and Span, Nautical. Time Exposure. Sarazen. Diogenes. Braca-d.ile. Stanwix. Klondyke and Transmute.. The older horses include Mad Hatter, Grey lag. Zev, Prince James. My Own, IJttle Celt. Thundetcl ip. Flagstaff. My Play. Chacolet, Itialto. Cherry Pie, Exodus, Dunlin, Martingale., Messenger, How Fair and Chittagong. FOREIGN JUMPERS IN APPLETON. The Appleton Memorial will be enlivened by Hie appearance of a number of foreign Jumpers of class, including the much talked of Knight of Greenane. recently purchased by tit*- Grcenttve Stable, and the Middle Neck Farms Xophirr.e, which is sa;d to be superior to his stable companion. Shawn a Glanna. whose winning performance at the recent meeting of the Inited Hunts was sensational. Other eligibles are Dan IV., Sea Tale. Sea Master. Brigadier General, Damask, Letterman. Black Fox. The Red Knight. Bar GaML Bethany, Duettiste, Purity and Philosopher. Tiie feature for the opening day is the Metropolitan Handicap for three-year-olds and upward at a mile, which had its inaugural at Morris Park in 1191, when it was wim by Tristan. The Metropolitan is usually depended upon to give a line on the form of ■ the horses in the handicap division. It is the fntt runner of the Suburban and Brook-tyu handicaps, both of them ranked among the leading features of the American turf. This years Metropolitan has 103 nominations, and there is a world of speed represented. Bike the Suburban it is strong in three-year-olds arid includes St. .lames, whose MUM is missing in the Suburban list. J is certain to attract a large entry and there should be a superb struggle between such ctacks as Zev. Sarazen. St. Janus. Enchantment. Wise ounsellor. Mad Piay. My Play, Diogenes, Rialto. Ifooaraker, Bis Blaue, Bliietnotit. Missionary, Euoky Play. How Fair. I.adkin. Sting; and other celebrities, all ot" which ate training satisfactorily for the si ring campaign. HOI. I DAT PUOGBAM. Another day of fine sport is scheduled for TVooration Day. May .!0. when the Withers Stakes for three-year-olds and the Juvenile ] for two-year-olds are down for decision. The ■Withers is a fine old event dating back to j 1S74 when it was won by Joe Donohues Dublin. There have been many hard fought battles for the Withers, which has been won by such good horses as George Kinney. Hanover, Tammany. Domino. Octagon, Kilmarnock. Jean Bereaud, Colin, The Finn, Spur, Hornless, sir Barton. Man o War and Zev. This years eligibles include St_ James. Mad Play, Braeadale. Diogenes. Ordinance. Ducky j Play, l-adkin. Sun Flag. Nautical. Mr. Mutt. Apprehension. Stanwix. Peter King, Sun Pal, Klondyke. Gonfalon, Runningwild and Whisk-along. Still another important fixture to be decided f ni lag the West Matter meeting is the Coaching lub American Oaks for three-year-old fillies to be run on the closing day. Friday. June ]::. it is at the same distance as the Belmont and has the same relative Importance to the breeding industry. There are forty-one eligibles for this years tilling. These include Salaoia, Parasol, Ini- j tiate. Flying Par, Bnnayr, Beopardess. Tree Top, Nelli- Kelly. Bevy. Priscilla Ruby. I Outline, Hazy Dawn. Relentless. Sun Spot. Margaret Lawrence and Vrana. The fine old ! ! HagleCaa «up. donated by the Coaching Club. I geea to the owner who is the first to win, the Coaching iub American oaks three times, not neeeaMUfily consecutively. Another enjoyable days sport will be seen an Saturday. May 24, when the Toboggan I Handicap at three-quarters for three-year- olds and over, and the Fashion Stakes for : two-year-old fillies will be run. The Taheg- I Ban Handicap, first offered at Morris Park j In 1S!*0, when it was won by that fleet mare j Fides hi the eaten af August Belmont, father J | of the present chairman of the Jockey club, : j I ! ! I I I j j J | : shares honors with the Paumonok handicap as a test of sprinting nuality. It has heen won by such speed marvels as Octagon, Hastings. Rooehen, Voter, Bana- istar. Iron Mask. High .Noon. tampfire. Naturalist. Billy Kelly and Mad Hatter. It has invariably produced a desperate finish !and the presence of every good horse in training In this years eligibles is a guarantee that the • race will live up to its traditions. Other features to be tedded during the [meeting are the International Steeplechase Handicap, the Botiuuet Stakes, Ladies Hanili- icap. Hollis Selling Stakes, Amateur up, ] Oarden City Handicap. Harlem Selling Stakes, Baldwin lletghweight Handicap, Cen- j ternort Handicap, the B Idame Handicap and I the Grand National Steeplechase Handicap.! the latter at three miles. The Grand Nation- al will be the feature of Thursday, June 12, and sweanaa nf its dhnamiu will bring ont the stamina and jumping qnalHIea of the ■candldatefl engaged to th - highest degree.

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