A New Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1903-11-29


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A NEW HANDICAP. "In these days when there is a one-sided effort to make handicaps rather a bone of contention, notwithstanding their great popularity with the great gate paying public, it is interesting to note the Coney Island Jockey Club again setting the pace by inaugurating a brand new handicap to be run during the final week cf the spring meeting of this association next season," says Sports of the Times. "As several newspapers have stated that this is to be a renewal of the Suburban Handicap, it is well to set the matter straight at once. "It is nothing of the kind, and has practically nothing to do with that great and popular classic. "Deeming it correct to improve and strengthen the program as much as possible, Mr. J. H. Bradford conceived the idea of offering another 0,000 added handicap to be run the final week of the spring meeting. It will close about the same time in January as the other handicaps, but with this distinction: the weights will not be allotted tmtil after the running of the 1904 Suburban. Thus it may be said to be a handicap of handicaps results. It is in no way confined to Suburban eligibles or otherwise, but the entries will be made totally distinct, and in all except the matter of the adjusting of the weights it will be a totally distinct and differing event. That it will prove popular with the mass of owners goes without saying. It should logically fill as well as any of the important handicaps, possibly better, and congratulations are due the Coney Island Jockey Club for the most recent example of its public spiritedness by thus offering another valuable event to the owners, on lines which have assuredly proved most popular to the masses of visitors, i. e., that of the high class handicap, as at present handled and conducted."

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