Belmont Park Turf Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1931-06-13


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f BELMONT PARK TURF NOTES I $ — $ NEW YORK, N. Y., June 12. Joseph E. Widener, president of the Westchester Racing Association, asked for his opinion of the great race tomorrow, said: "I have no choice, they are two great horses, Jamestown was the better two-year-old. He has done everything asked of him. Twenty Grand has shown in his races that he is courageous and has done everything in impressive fashion. I hope the track will be fast and wish both of them luck." Max Hirsch, trainer of Clock Tower and developer of others: "Twenty Grand is my choice." T. J. Shaw, club house commissioner, stated that Twenty Grand would be favorite for the Belmont Stakes. He offered 4 to 5 on Twenty Grand, 6 to 5 on Jamestown and 20 to 1 on Sun Meadow. Charley Kurtsinger, rider of the Greentree Stables Twenty Grand, said, "I will be on the best horse and will win." Willie Brennan, assistant trainer of Green-tree Stable, "Twenty Grand will win, mud or dry, rain or shine." Jack McPherson, trainer of Robert A. Fairbairn Stable, "Twenty Grand is my choice." Charley Quinn. owner and trainer, "I like Jamestown. He has speed and more of it." John Groh, agent for J. H. Widener Stable, "Twenty Grand suits me for the big money." C. W. Primrose leaves for Montreal, where he will serve as presiding steward at Mount Royal and Kings Park for those meetings. A. B. Hancock, prominent breeder and owner, arrived to witness the running of the Belmont Stakes. Louis Maul distributed the condition books for the first weeks racing at Rockingham Park, Salem, N. H, which opens on July 10. Trainer Andy Schuttinger shipped W. S. Kilmers Sun Tweed to Montreal for racing at Blue Bonnets.

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