Here and There on the Turf: Anticipations of Jamaica Racing.; May Begin Earlier than Last Year.; Past Winners of Its Stake Races., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-07


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Here and There on the Turf Anticipations of Jamaica JamaicaRacing Racing May Begin Earlier than Last LastYear Year Past Winners of Its Stake StakeRaces Races The last set of spring stake races for the New York racing season are those of the Metro ¬ politan Jockey Club which are to close March 1 It is the Metropolitan Jockey Club that opens the racing in New York at the Jamaica track and each year recently it has been ad ¬ vanced until in 1922 the opening was on May 3 While the dates for 1923 have not been announced it is safe to predict that the mest ing will begin even a few days earlier than last year yearAs As has been the usual custom the Excelsior Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth is the most valuable offering with 7500 added But there is almost as much interest in the Pau monok Handicap at three quarters which is always the opening day feature featureThe The Paumonok has an added money value of 6000 and it will be remembered that last year it fell to the speed of Tryster the fast son of Peter Pan and Tryst which wound up his racing year by taking all three of the Serial Weight for Age races at Pimlico PimlicoIt It is usual that the Paumonok brings out a remarkable band of sprinters and it is over a distance that permits the trainers to fit their best for the race Among its winners besides Tryster have been Inquisitor Red River Res tigouche Spring Board Couquette Sand Marsh Kewessa Old Koenig Flags Dunboyne and On Watch WatchIn In the race for the Excelsior Handicap last year the illfated Sennings Park scored one of his notable victories over Mad Hatter while Yellow Hand which shortly after went wrong finished third Such fine horses filling the place positions tell of the importnace of the Ex ¬ celsior celsiorBlack Black Stock was the winner of the first Excelsior Handicap and in its roster of win ¬ ners are found the names of such fast horses as Rostand Santa Catalina Merry Lark Dr Gardner McCarter Guy Fisher Meridian Ad die M Sand Marsh Roamer George Smith Naturalist Boniface and Blazes BlazesThe The best of the six offerings for the two yearolds is the Youthful Stakes and last year it fell to the Rancocas Stable colt Bud Lerner Like the other two stakes already mentioned this has always brought together a band of speedy juveniles and among its great winners have been Man o War Tryster Lucullite Lord Baltimore Hazelwood Gainer Paddy Whack Tumbler and Lord Brighton BrightonThe The Stuyvesent Handicap at a mile is the most valuable stake for threeyearolds with 6000 as its value Last year it was in this race that Snob H the French son of Prestige and May Dora so impressed J S Cosden when he won that he shortly afterwards purchased him from John Sanford for a big price priceThis This is another of the Jamaica stakes that fell to Man o War and other winners have been Fern Rock Julialeon the first horse to race for George W Loft Motor Cop Purchase and Sedgeficld SedgeficldThen Then the Southampton Stakes also for threeyearolds and at a mile and a sixteenth has the name of many a good one in its roster of winners Last year it fell to the Quincy Stables Relay and he placed his name along side of such notable winners as Hourless The Finn Dolly Spanker Gamara Hot Toddy Faust May River Spur Strenuous Purchase Jack Hare Jr Gladiator and Knobbie All of this would indicate that many of the good I ones are made ready for the Jamaica racing This year will be no exception to that rule Although the Metropolitan Jockey Club opens the New York season many of the big stables 1 give their horses something of a seasoning in Maryland before May rolls around and it is possible to have many a fit one for the curtain I raising on Long Island IslandThe The stakes are decidedly attractive with eighteen down for decision and each age is well looked after Eight of the offerings are for horses threeyearolds and over four for the threeyearolds and six for the twoyear olds The distances range from fiveeighths I for the twoyearolds to a mile and a sixteenth for the older horses and in tbc list there are seven of the offerings tfiat are under selling conditions affording the plater ample oppor ¬ tunity And now comes A K Macomber with a plan for a race meeting at San Jose Califor ¬ nia Mr Macomber has already promised the construction of a commodious grandstand at his mile race track near San Jose and in his contemplated race meeting he is heartily sup ¬ ported by the San Jose Chamber of Com ¬ merce It is proposed to give a sevenday meeting in August and in will probably be of the invitation order Many of the California breeders are interested in the project and hava promised to race their horses horsesCalifornia California must look to such sportsmen for a return of racing to the state There aro many of them well able and ready to carry ths load of an invitation meetinr

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