Racing Scene Shifts to Jamaica: Second Meeting of Metropolitan Jockey Club Begins Monday with Splendid Program., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-16


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I : , RACING SCENE SHIFTS TO JAMAICA Second Meeting of Metropolitan Jockey Club Begins Monday with Splendid Program. New York. June IS. — With the close of the Belmont Bark meeting today, the scene of racing will shift to Jamaica on Monday, where the Metropolitan Baring Association will conduct its second meeting, to last six days. Itacing Secretary W. C. Edwards provided such an attractive and alluring program for the opening days festivities, that the horsemen responded with a record breaking entry list, both as to quality and numbers. A tolal of en- hundred and ten hers -s were named for the six rue; Monday, included among which ar.- some of the best rac rs ia training. Three feature races have heea provided, the Bunker Hill Handicap bring an additional attraction to lx- run in lonmction with the Excelsior Handicap and Hreenfield Selling Stakes, the two card -d stake events. The Excelsior Handicap, witii a guar.ut.-ed value of ,Mft, js the big race of the d.-..v. not oniy fraaa a mom-tnry view|xdnt, but from the class and quality of its prospective con* testaata. Foarteea racers of established merit, iaeludit:.- Boamer. Spur. Corn Tassi 1. Sunfash IL. Ceorge Smith. Old Kocnig, FHIt.-igold. Briscill i Mull.-as iind others. Cadgel is top weight with an impost of 12S pounds, eight more than Boinn-r. next an the list, is asked to carry. Cudgel will be Hi- : ubiic- choi o. but Spur. Sunflash II. anil Corn Tassel will come in for substantial backing also. The distance of the race is one mile and a sixteinih and the Maapeeta are that the track will lx- fast. A gnat contest is in prospect and a great crowd will he on hand to witness its deci •don. The s-condary feature of the day. the Greenfield Selling Stakes, has attracted a gMxl band of juvenile racers, with Fleeing Sheik and Osgood appearing to have the call over the others. The Banker Hill Handicap promises to be a grand struggle lictwoen a large band of six»edy horses, including such well-known flyers as Tom McTaggart, Milkman. The Masquerader. Ed Cudihee. Yague and other.:. A. L. Astes foliar I ciack racer Ten Ioint is carded to make his reappearance on the turf in thai race, after a year or so in tile slud. In the second race thirty-one horses are eligible to start and a good band it is. The prospects for some splendid racing Monday were never hotter and it is estimated that the Jamaica track will bo taxed to accommodate tiie big crowd that will be on hand to see the Excelsior Handicap and other promising contests decided. » 9

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