Record-Breaking Entry List.: Every Stake Fixture at Jamaica Shows an Increase of Nominations Over Last Year., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-12


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KECOED-BEEAKING ENTRY LIST. Every Stake Fixture at Jamaica Shows an Increase of Nominations Over Last Year. By Ed Col.. New York, April 11. —It seems as if the rafing :-easou on the tar al tracks will start in a blar.e of glory, judging from the I xt.nsive list of entries that have been fib-d with Secretary w. c. Edwards for the stakes at Jamaica. The numbers exceed the most sanguine expectations Bad create new records in every fixture. What will be good news for horsemen is the fact that the overnight purses will range from 00 to S7IKI. and only in races for cheap horses will the lowest pane he given. The majority of the overnight races will have 8898 or S70O added. This is ill line with the program at Relmont Park, which quotes 8889 as tie lowest puise. Such inilii-enit nts will, no doubt, attract horsemen who have raced in Kentucky ami Canada for tiie past three years. Naturally, the size of the fields will be larger and the sport more exciting and spectacular. Judging by the great number of three-year-olds that have keen nominated for the several stakes to which they an eligible, t . he decided during the May anil June meetings of the Metropolitan Jockey Club, the younger division of thoroughbreds will be an important factor in racing during the coming season. All of the fourteen stakes to be run during the Jamaica meetings filled exceptionally well, in keeping with those of the dubs that cl sed earlier in the year, but it was in the three-year-old division that there has been the most marked increase. In the Southampton Handicap, far instance, there have beaa ninety-two nominations. This is an increase of fifty-eight over 1988. The net value of the Southampton to the winner this year will be ,500 or more. Stuyvesant Has Seventy-Two Entries. The Stuyvesant, which is also for three-year-olds, has seventy-two entries, against thirty-nine last year. Among the nominations are such well-known performers as Tumbler and Hwfa. from the H. P. Whitney string; Hourless and Deer Trap, which will bear August Belmonts colors; Andrew Millers Ticket. W. R. Coos Jack Mount. J. O. Whitlows Westy Hogan. Others are Kltimatuni. Crank, King Herod. Milkman. Mary Powell, Jock Scot, Lottery, Sandstone and North Star III., Hollister and Sun Bonnet of A. K. Macombers string. In the events for three-year-olds and over the Excelsior Handicap, at a utile and a sixteenth, re ceived seventy-eight entries, nn increase of twenty-six. Among those that have been nominated for this race are: Pennant. Chicle. Hwfa. GeOBBC Smith, the Kind. Roots. Ed Crump. Dodge. Spur. Star Hawk. Sortie Sam! Marsh, the winner in 1! P : Leeebares, Onaeadale, Barberry Candle, BtreaibolL Chiclet, crimper. He Will. BeaeToaMt, The Cork, Bad Hank OBay, as well as a number of others which bare shewn high raced in the past. Practically the BBBM nominations have been made to the Kings County and the Long Beach Handicaps. The value of the Kings County wil he over 84,898, a substantial increase over previous years. It was the Youtiiful Stakes, a two-year-old event, that received the banner number of entries, no less than one hundred and four being nominated for this race, which is at five anil a half furlongs. Every owner of prominence in the east, as well as some from the west, have made entries to this event, numbering from one to ten. the Wit klifle Stable, which is especially strong numerically, having named -the latter number, while James Butler has seven and II. P. Whitney and 8, A. Cochran six each. The Rosedale, for fillies exclusively, received ninety-seven nominations, which is forty-two more than last year. All told, there were received 1.071 entries to the fourteen stakes, an excellent indication that, from a racing point of view, the present year will surpass the mceat years of the si ort.

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