Belmont Park Attractions: Historic Stake Races Among Those of This Week.; Famous Suburban Handicap Set for Next Saturday--Withers Stakes on Wednesday., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-28


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bELMONT PARK ATTRACTIONS Historic Stake Races Among Those of This Week Famous Suburban Handicap Set Setfor for IText Saturday Withers WithersStakes Stakes on Wednesday BY C J FITZ GERALD GERALDNEW NEW YORK N Y May 27 The first month of the current racing season has dem ¬ onstrated the popularity of the sport in a manner which is gratifying to the those who have given so generously of their time and money in the promotion of the turf The attendance all through the period of the Ja ¬ maica meeting was well sustained despite the sickness which kept many of the best horres from going to the post That Belmont Park will also have a good Meeting is indicated by the patronage of the opening days of the meeting A realization tnar everything is being done by the manage meit to furnish sport of the highest quality in an alluring setting has made friends for me Westchester Racing Association Such events as the Charles L Appleton Memorial Steeplechase run for today in which the Association united with the friends and ad ¬ mirers of the young sportsman in whose honor the race was framed in a sum of 510000 cannot fail to enlist desirable recruits lor the turf which has a sentimental side that is not found in other outdoor pastimes to the same degree degreeMORE MORE 1JEAUT1FUI THAX EVER EVERThe The interest taken in the beautification and artistic development of Belmont Park is ap ¬ parent to even the casual observer Since last year many fine trees and shruba have been planted new roads laid out and the general comfort of patrons has been con ¬ stantly kept in the foreground The Belmont Park paddock has been an attraction to racing folk of every degree The splendid foliage furnishes a fine background for the high mettled horses and the brilliant silks of their riders Last year Mr Joseph E Wide rer brought from France a number of the ornamental and comfortable iron seats which are a feature of continental race courses and placed them on the lawn Their popularity was immediate and more of them were se ¬ cured during the winter These have been extensively employed in the adornment of the paddock where they are as useful as ornamental The program foctbc wcek beginning Mon ¬ day is a good one with the Suburban and Toboggan Handicaps the Withers and Ju ¬ venile Stakes holding the center of the stage The former will be run on Saturday next and will have a thoroughly representative field Every good horse in training is included in the seventy nominations It was the hope that Morvieh would be included among the threeyearolds that would attempt to dupli ¬ cate the triumphs of Africander FStz Her ¬ bert Friar Rock Johren and Paul Jones all of which gave conclusive proof of their qual ¬ ity by defeating the best of the older horses in a race which is rich in tradition There are no fewer than thirtysix threeyearolds in this years Suburban This adds interest to the fine old race which had its inaugural al Sheepshead Bay in 1S84 The Suburban affords the finest sort of a preparation for the 50000 Belmont Stakes which will be run on the following Saturday Many of the eligibles to that famous race will no doubt be included in the field which will answer the bugle call on Surburban day dayWITHERS WITHERS FIXE PROSPECT PROSPECTThe The Withers Stakes will give the local pub ¬ lic its first real line on threeyearold form this year There are no penalties and allow ¬ ances in this fine race which is really the American Two Thousand and dates from 1874 It was named in honor of David Dunham Withers founder of the Brookdale Stud and a sportsman who gave of his time ungrudg ¬ ingly for the advancement of the turf Though he tried to win it many times the all black colors were only in front once in 1S90 when King Eric was first home with Garrison in the saddle The Withers will be run on Wednesday May 31 and it is going to be a real horse race Among those that will probably go 1 Continued oil eleventh page ESLIvZONT PABK ATTRACTIONS Continued from first page to the post are the newest turf sensation Snob II by the unbeaten French sire Pres ¬ tige Bunting the winner of the Futurity of 1D21 Lucky Hour a colt of great promise hut unfortunate to a degree Pillory winner of the Preakness Hea second in the same race St Henry a half brother to Sir Bar ¬ ton Galantman and Letterman fleet sons of Superman June Grass a oetter colt than the public believes Runantcll a fast son of Broomstick and Mustard Seed whose private form is higher than anything he has shown In public to date Among the best fillies of the year are Lady Baltimore and Dinahmeur both of which have been named for the race Since J W Rogers Lucania afterward dam of Cunard was successful in 1S95 no filly has won this stake The Withers will be an ex ¬ cellent stimulant to the racing publics ap ¬ petite for the Bclmont Stakes The winner of the Withers must maintain his speed for sin additional threeeighths in the 50000 Belmont which is a race where breeding tells tellsThe The Juvenile Stakes and Toboggan Handi ¬ cap will be the features of Tuesday May 30 There are 174 names for the former and the pick cf the twoyearolds that have escaped the coughing epidemic will go to the post The Juvenile was inaugurated in 1874 and is one of the best of the twoyearold rjices of the spring The Toboggan has in ¬ variably brought out a big field of fast horses There are eightythree candidates to draw from this spring and Mr Vosburgh may be depended on to bring thorn together Among the be t known eligibles are Mad Hatter On Watch Snob II Tryster Dun boyne Smoke Screen Careful Column Lucky Hour Sennings Park Modo Run Star Georgie Gladiator Olympus Calamity Jane Last Straw Naturalist Pillory and John Paul JoneH JoneHStill Still another stake race that will be de ¬ cided during the coming week and one that Is important to breeders is the Fashion for twoyearold fillies It is at fiveeighths and will divide interest with the Suburban on the card for Saturday June 3 There are 140 of these prospective dams named for the meg

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