New York Racing Today: Metropolitan Jockey Clubs Spring Meeting Opens at Jamaica.; Fine Field for ,000 Paumonok Handicap, the Inaugural Stake Feature., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-15


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NEW YORK RACING TODAY Metropolitan Jockey Clubs Spring Meeting Opens at Jamaica Fine Field for 5000 Paumonok PaumonokHandicap Handicap the Inaugural InauguralStake Stake Feature NEW YOUK X Y May 14 Everything is primed for the opening of tjie New York racing season at Jamaica tomorrow All that Is needed is the siplle of the weather to make the occa ¬ sion fitting with the other arrangements There will be but sixdays at this track just as an appe ¬ tizer for Helmont Park which will open May 2 for eighteen days after which the second meeting of Jamaica will be called beginning on June 12 To romment on the prospects at Jamaica is unneces ¬ sary for the finger of forthcoming events is point ¬ ing directly to excellent sport and unprecedented patronage The interest of the fashionable element is evident through the sale of l oxes many which have been purchased by members of the Jockey Club which heretofore have begun the season at Helmont Park J E Widener is a box holder this year as is Mr Sinclair and Mr Lochheim of Philadelphia These are but a few of the new members who are eager to lie present at the open ¬ ing of the New York racing season Nothing has been left undone for the comfort of patrons by the management of Jamaica Horsemen too have not been neglected especially those who stable outside the track A number of receiving stalls have been built near the paddock for the reception of their horses while awaiting their respective races There should lx no dearth of entries this year as huudreds ohorses nre on the grounds ami at neighboring tracks all ready for ImsinPSs AwiiMtial the Paumonok Handicap is the feature of the opening day and a splendid field of n dozen fast horses is carded in start in it The Paumonok has a guaranteed value of 5000 and is at threequarters of a mile Old Rosebud is the top weight having been assigner the crusher of 134 pounds The speedy Flags Old Koeujg Elfin Queen Lucullite George Starr Hollister and Jock Scot are considered sure starters assuring metropolitan racegoers a contest well worth seeing seeingA A great many trainers who have been engaged at Pimlico have returned to Long Island especially those who have horses engaged in the earlier racing at Jamaica Some have gone direct to Relmont Park and will walk their horses to Jamaica as cus ¬ tomary The neighborly distance between Jamaica Helmont Park and Aqueduct makes stabling at any track convenient convenientThere There will be no changes from the regular routine At 230 p m the first race will be called and calculating onehalf hour between races the crowd will oclockThere be back to the city long before six oclock There will no purse valued at less than 500 and on the opening day there will be a surplus of 705 left over from last year divided between the own ¬ ers of the winners of the four purse races Resides racesResides the Panmonok Handicap on the opening day the Suffolk Selling Stakes for twoyearolds is down for decision and four of the six youngsters carded to start in it will make their first ap ¬ pearance under colors colorsRUMORS RUMORS OF STAR JUVENILES JUVENILESReports Reports iire widespread that some good twoyear olds will be shown this year though there seems to bo a scarcity of horses in that division hereabouts That might be recompensed by quality for early morning observers declare some likelylooking ma ¬ terial has been at work at the local tracks John Madden has Koine promising youngsters as has the J K Widener W II Karrick and H P Whit ¬ ney stables There are so many disappointments in young horses however that their trainers fear to praise until demonstration has taken place According placeAccording to the reports from the weather bureau tomorrow will be fair and moderately warm and if such is the case the opening of the New York season will be ushered in under perfect conditions conditionsPurchase Purchase and Cirrus the best threeyearolds in the Hildreth stable are laid up temporarily just now because of accidents Purchase while training smoothly for the S25000 Preakness Stakes at Pim ¬ lico caught his foot under a projecting timber in his stall and lamed himself so seriously Hildreth had to throw him out of training Hut he is going souudly again and Hildreth is confident he will get the Orniomlale colt to the post before the horses leave Jamaica for the Westchester Associations spring racing at Helmont Park Cirrus ran a nail nearly through one of his feet in Maryland and it was necessary to inject him with the tetanus prophylactic It in improbable that he will race before the middle of July Hut even if Purchase and Cirrus are out of the running for the time being Hildreth has plenty of material for Jamaica racing Lord Hrighton Out the Way Regal Lodge Mad Hatter Sunflash II Alibi and two or three others of his string as well as Lucullite are in winning form formWith With Flags has come to Jamaica The Reach Stables handicap and cup prospect the fouryear old Sunny Slope also Jusqii an Bout Wyndover GroundSwell and a half dozen good twoyearolds Sunny Slope has been bothered with a bruised foot This injury prevented his training for the 5000 Pimlico Spring Handicap which was won at Pimlico last week by Uoyce Rools Hut the big son of Astronomer is galloping once more and he should be racing before the horses move over to Helmont Park Jusqu au Rout looks as good as new and in AVyndover a son of Free Lance The Reacli Stable seems to have a firstrate longdis ¬ tance running plater Wyndover won at Pimlico

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