Steeplechasing Returns To Belmont This Spring: Appleton Memorial Heads Six Major Stakes Over the Jumps, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-07


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Steeplechasing Returns TexBelmorit This Spring SpringAppleton Appleton Memorial Heads Six Major Stakes Over the Jumps JumpsELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 6 Racing over the jumps returns to Belmont Parks spring meeting for the first time in two years when the Elmont L I plant opens i Monday Construction of the new chasing course last spring postponed action of the upandover horses until the fall meeting meetingThe The 3 6th running of the Charles L Ap ¬ pleton Memorial Steeplechase Handicap is the first stake for jumpers on May 15 Six major stakes over the jumps will be cpntested at Belmont this spring with the 662190 in purse distribution for the over ¬ all 1957 chasing season likely to be ex ¬ ceeded this year according to official esti ¬ mates matesLeading Leading stables trained by the Smith wick brothers Mike and Pat Sidney Wai ¬ ters Jr Michael G Mickey Walsh Ray Woolfe W B Cocks J V H Davis Morris Dixon Dennis Murphy Mrs Mom Adams and others are to compete competeThere There will be events over the jumps every day except Saturday and May 30 through June 6 The leapers then go to Delaware Park continue on to Monmouth Park Saratoga and then back to Belmont BelmontUnited United Hunts twoday meeting is Oc ¬ tober 21 and 22 Pat Smithwick who climaxed nis cham ¬ pionship jockey season of 30 wins by taking the United Hunts 50000added Temple Gwathmey for Mrs Ogden Phipps last fall is back at Belmont Tommy Walsh and Jimmy Murphy who tied fdr secondplace riding1 honors with 19 wins each will be up against such steady performers as Joe Aitchesoh Jr Ed Deveau Ken Field Scotty Schulhofer and Albert Foot as well as Smithwick and others othersWagering Wagering on jumping events at the major Eastern tracks climbed to 9137565 in 1957 a gain of 11 per cent over the pre ¬ vious year and it is hoped that a matching figure will be reached if not exceeded this season

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