New York Racing Today: Metropolitan Season Opens at Popular Jamaica Course.; Excellent Inaugural Program, with Paumonok Handicap and Suffolk as Main Attractions., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-06


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NEW YORK RACING TODAY Metropolitan Season Opens at Popular Jamaica Course Excellent Inaugural Progam with Faumonok Handicap and Suf ¬ folk as Main Attractions NEW YORK X Y May 5 The New York racing season of 1021 will be inaugurated tomorrow afternoon when Jamaica throws open its gates for the eighteen days spring meeting of the Metropoli ¬ tan Jockey Club Weather prospects are not fa ¬ vorable for the opening and the track is muddy but it has absorbed the moisture nicely and without further precipitation will be satisfactorily fast fastWhile While it is regrettable that the farfamed early spring which contributed to the exceptional con ¬ ditioning of the thoroughbreds in this section for their annual appearance did not endure until race ¬ goers had a taste of their favorite sport nnder ideal conditions it is certain that a great gathering will respond to the initial bugle call in spite of adverse temperature inasmuch as the nicehungry patrons of other eastern thoroughbred proving ground have brayed the elements on numerous occasions this spring to be on hand to witness their favorite sport sportThe The metropolitan season will extend from its in ¬ auguration Friday afternoon until the month of October has passed into history The eighteenday meeting at Jamaica will be followed by a meeting of similar duration at Belmont Park A iueiluct nextconies with a nineteenday meeting and Yonkers follows with a schedule of the same length Sara ¬ toga will as usual have the month of August with twentyseven racing days Then the horses return to this immediate neighborhood holding forth first at Bclmont for thirteen days then at Aqueduct for twelve Jamaica again for thirteen and finally bring their activities in the East to a close in a twelveday meeting at Yonkers YonkersFor For Jamaicas opening program tomorrow the Paumonok Handicap will claim first interest while the Suffolk Selling Stakes will provide fitting sup ¬ port for the feature featureEleven Eleven have been named for the Paumonok It is a threequartermile dash for throeyearolds and upward J E Wideners Naturalist accorded the honor of top impost in the original announcement of weights is among the entries He will carry a burden of 131 pounds G W Lofts On Watch is allotted 126 pounds and P A Clarks Dunboyne winner of this race last year is next in line with 124 pounds Lord Brighton which will be coupled with Krewer as the Rancocas Stable entry will be asked to carry 120 pounds and n P Whitneys candidate Dr Clark is in well at 119 and is thus equally weighted with J S Cosdens Blazes The Kilrane stables Irish Dream the Greentree Stables Debadou the Oneck Stables Frigate and G A Cochrans Smoke Screen complete the entries The Paumonok carries with it a guaranteed value of 6000 6000GOOD GOOD YOUNGSTER IN SUFFOLK SUFFOLKThe The Suffolk Selling Stakes next in importance on the program has an added value of 2000 and while the selling clause in its condition precludes the possibility of contestants of the first rank being brought to the post there arc an even dozen juveniles of better than average class entered anil a good contest should result This race is at five eighths of a mile and is framed exclusively for twoyearolds Incidentally it is the first Unit this year that the youngsters have been asked to go fiveeighths fiveeighthsThreeyearolds Threeyearolds are scheduled to hold the center of the stage in the first race known as the Inau ¬ gural a five and a half furlong event for which fourteen runners of respectable performances have been named namedAnother Another allowance affair for twoyearold maid ¬ ens will bring the days racing to a close closeThe The second and fifth races on the card are given over to the platers and both have drawn heavily from the available supply of competition sixteen and eleven being noted as likely starters in the respective contests The former is at five and a half furlongs and the latter at a mile and sev ¬ enty yards yardsAll All in all it is a card worthy of the best tradi ¬ tions of openingday programs on the New York tracks tracksThe The H P Whitney string of eighteen that S A Clopton brought here Monday from Havre do Grace will get into action immediately Dr Clark will carry the wellknown silks in the Paumonok to ¬ morrow Since his arrival here he has worked threequarters in 113 and with only 119 pounds to carry in tomorrows feature should be a hard one to beat beatBoth Both On Watch and Donnacona of the Loft stable arc in prime condition the first mentioned being selected to carry the New York turfmans colors in the Paumonok

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