Belmont Parks Autumn Meeting: Many Attractions Provided, with the Futurity and Lawrence, Daily Racing Form, 1920-08-08


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E3ELM0NT PARRS AUtUMN MEETING Many Attractions Provided, with the Futurity and Lawrence Realization as Hcadliners, NEW YORK, N. Y.. August 7, 1920. The Westchester Association will resume racing at magnificent .Belmont Park, the most splendidly appointed racing plant on the continent, on the . first of September with a program for a little, more than a fortnight sport that will compare favorably with the most attractive cards of the old flush days of. Morris Park, Gravesend and Sheeps-head Bay, also of .Belmont Park through the first three. or four years that followed the transference of Westchester Associations activities from Morris Park to Queens. The F.uturity, a legacy from Sheepshead Bay, the oldest and most widely celebrated of American produce races for two-year-olds, will be- renewed with u value of somewhat .more than 0,000. The other two-year-old specials to be decided in the course of the meeting will he the Champagne Stakes, a gallop of seven-eighths straightaway, that will have an added money value of ,500 and a gross value of about ,000; the Nursery Handicap, a sprint of three-quarters of a mile straightaway, that will have ,500 in added money and yield ,000 to ,000 to the winner; the Mineola, a ,000 added money selling race at three-quarters of a mile; and the Tomboy Stakes, a handicap at five and a half furlongs. The Tomboy will be an added money race of ,500. All the Westchester Associations stakes that have been elosed this year are added money races. In the Lawrence Realization, another legacy from Sheepshcad Bay, and a race of one mile and five-eighths for entire three-ycar.rold colts and fillies, the Westchester Association will present a race in which the champion Man o War will have to shoulder heavy penalties ami once more tackle a number of sueln formidable three-year-olds as John P. Gricr, Wildair, Upset, On Watch, Gladiator, Doniiacona, Dominique, Irish Dream, Fair Gain, etc. Horses three years old. and over that race on the flat will be handsomely provided for in the new Autumn Gold Cup, ,000 added money handicap at two. miles, and renewals, of the ,000 Jockey Club Stakes, a weight-for-age race at one mile and a half; the Jerome, a ,500 handicap at one mile; the Manhattan, a ,500 handicap at one mile; the Nassau, a ,000 selling race at one mile, and the Fall Highweight Handicap, a ,000 sprint over the straightaway at three-quarters of a mile. The Autumn Gold Cup, a race that is destined, to great popularity, will be instituted to encourage the development of long-distance racing, which in the East has been neglected for some years. To promote the training of the best long-distance runners three years old and over for the first running of the Gold Cup there will offered three or four overnight races of substantial values at such distances as one mile and a quarter and one mile and a half. The cross-country features; of the Belmont Park fall meeting will be the ,000 Brook Club Handicap, a gallop of three miles; the Corinithian, a ,500 added money handicap at two miles and a half, and the Broadhollaw, a ,000 handicap at two miles. Steeplechasers, like the older flat :horsc3, have been backward this year, but Saratoga cross -coniijry racing is developing the veterans and bringing new material to the post. It is the purpose of the Westchester management to offer one .steeplechase ever- day. There will be two full months of racing about New York in the fall. The Westchester Associations meeting will be followed by autumn meetings at Aqueduct, Jamaica and Yonkers. Following the lead, of Belmont Park, the other metropolitan associations are seeking systematically to promote long-distance racing and. all are increasing purses.

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