Long Distance Racing: Belmont Park Meeting Promises Revival of Old-Fashioned Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1920-08-31


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LONG DISTANCE RACING - Belmont Park Meeting Promises Revival of Old-Fashioned Sport. i Pine Array of Entries for Jockey Club Stakes and Autumn Gold Cup. NEW YORK, N. Y., August 30. September racing at Rclmont Pari: will lio characterized by a brilliant revival of old-fasliioned long distance racing of the quality that made Shcepshoad Ray. Rrigh-ton Reach .md Morris Park tremendously popular gathering places of lovers of stirring sport in the days that ura now but a sweet memory. The Jockey Club Stakes, a woight-for-age race for threeryear-olds and over, at one mile and a half, that was instituted last year and won without opposition by Samuel C. Ilildreths capital three-year-old Purchase, will be renewed; the Autumn hold Cup, a handicap at two miles for three-year-olds and over, will have its inaugural running. These will be ,000 added money affairs. And in addition to the ,000 stakes, a splendid golden trophy will be presented to the owner of the winner of the Autumn Gold Cup by the Westchester Racing Association. Xot in a quarter of a century have two American races to be run over long distances of ground drawn groups of entries more formidable than the those named to start in The Jockey Club Stakes and the Autumn Gold Cup. These races bid fair to bring into competition thoroughbreds capable of reviving by the quality of their racing the best traditions of the Anuu.ll Champion, the Century, the Rrighton Cup-, the ijlunfcipal Handicap--atid- the - Rclmoat; Park autumn, weight-for-age race, famous specials at distances ranging cn from one mile anil a half to two miles and a quarter that rarely failed in their successive renewals to bring togecher Americas best long-distance running thoroughbreds and to develop spirited contests. It is early to be attempting u forecast of The Jockey Club Stakes and Autumn Gold Cup fields. Rut some idea of the possibilities of the two races may be got by an inspection of their rosters of eligibles. BEST OF YE All ENTERED. Foremost imong the nominations for The" Jockey" Club Stakes, which closed last November, are Samuel D. Riddles champion three-year-old Man o War and Commander J. K. L. Ross champion four-year-old Hir RaVon. Ither distinguished eligible are Samuel C. Ilildreths Mad Hatter, winner of the first Latonia Championship; W. R. Coos three-year-old filly Cleopatra; Harry Payne Whitneys John I. Grier. Unset and Wildair; Montfort Jones Ethel Gray; William Martins Rridesmar.; Captain Kal Parrs Rlazes, and Joseph E. Wideners Fair Gain. John P. Grier excepted, the same horses are in the Autumn Gold Cup, with Mr. Ilildreths Tracery Colt Cirrus, Willis Sharpe Kilmers Exterminator. George W. Lofts three-year-olds Donnacona and On Watch, Captain Parrs Kentucky Derby winner, Paul Jones, and Commander J. K. -L. Rosss iron horse, Roniface. Paul Jones, the best horse that has been sired in America by Thomas Fortuna liyuns Persimmon stallion Sea King, which fell- lame at Latonia late in June preparing for the Latonia Derby, is training soundly again and Exterminator is at the top of his form. This great McGee gelding and Paul Jones are the only unsexed horses of consequence In the Autum:i Gold Cup. They will not start in The Jockey Club Stakes because that race is restricted, and properly, to entire colts and fillies, thoroughbreds physically qualified to improve the breed of horses. ITpset proIwLly is the horse James Rowe will send out under the silks of Harry Payne Whitney in the Autumn Gold Cup. This son of Whisk Rroom II. races like an old-fashioned long-distance runner aild he is training soundly, none the worst for his attempt to evertnke the" flying Man o War in the Travels Stakes. Roniface, which is not in The Jockey Club Stakes because neither Commander Ross nor his trainer, H. G. Redwell, suspected last fall that the sou of Transvaal would improve this year into a high-class handicap horse, will go in the Cup. Ither Cup possibilities are Gladiator, Thunderstorm, Irish Dream, Rellsolar, Sandy Real and La Rablee. Perhaps the most formidable of these Is Sandy Real. Another Superman colt, Sandy Real jumped into the .spotlight at Havre de Grace last April by beaming Paul Joiips, Wildair and Rlazes in the .",000 Chesapeake Stakes. Sandy Real had a training mishap shortly after accomplishing that feat, but rest and good treatment have restored him to soundness and usefulness. He is going promisingly in his work.

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