Fall Stakes At Belmont: September Meeting of Thirteen Days Gives High Promise.; Lawrence Realization and Futurity Are Features--Ten Events Will Close on July 12., Daily Racing Form, 1926-06-30


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FALL STAKES AT BELMONT « September Meeting of Thirteen Days Gives High Promise ♦ Lawrence localization nntl Futurity Arc Features — Ton F.vcnts Will Close on July 12. ♦ NEW YORK. X. Y.. Jum P.O.— That the autumn meeting of the Westchester Racing Association will furnish the acme of sport is foreshadowed in the list of attractions for Belmont Park during the meeting which opens on Tuesday, August 31, and concludes on Tuesday, September 14. During the thirteen-day period the Futurity, estimated value 5,000, and the Matron Stakes, estimated value 0,000. both for two-year-olds ; the Lawrence Realization, estimated value 0,000, for three-year-olds ; the Jockey Club Cold Cup, estimated value 5,-000, for three-year-olds and over; the Brook Steeplechase Handicap, estimated value 5,-000, and the Grand Xational Steeplechase Handicap, estimated value 1926.sh,000, will be run, In addition to ten other events that are sure to be well patronized by owners and breeders. The stakes named above closed some time ago and received a large entry. The Futurity Is a richer race than ever before and carries an appeal that embraces every element of the turf. Its running is attended annually by the breeders of the country who deem it a duty to see the pick of the two-year-olds in action. It is much the same with the Matron and Iawronce Realization stakes and Jockey Club Cold "up. They are all tests of importance, and the winners- have a right to take their places in the breeding ranks. STEEPLE! IIASE STAKES. The IJrook and Grand Xational steeplechases have a great influence on cross-country sport. Their great vain? makes it worth while for an owner to put a horse of quality through the field. Such races elevate stee-plechasing and ensure for it a more distinguished patronage. The stakes named to close on Monday, July lJ. are ten in number and their running will undoubtedly add brilliance to the turf carnival of the autumn at Belmont Park. The following stakes are for three-year-olds and over exclusively : The Twin City Handicap. ,000 added, at one mile and a quarter: the Nassau Claiming Stakes, with ,000 added, at one mile. Both of these should fill well. They have been great contests in the past and the first named was always a well patronized race at Sheepshead Bay, where it had its inaugural thirty years ago. Stakes for all ages are the Manhattan Handicap, with ,000 added, at me mile, and the Fall High weight Handicap, ,000 added, at three-quarters. These events should attract the entries of the best of the two-year-olds. They should serve as a test of juvenile quality, showing a way to owners and fanciers who may be desirous of entering their slm-k in the classic three-year-old events of i:»27. JEROME HANDICAP. The only race for three-year-olds exclusively is the .Icrome Handicap. ,500 added, at one mile. It will be so placed on the card by Mr. Schauniburg that it will be a preliminary test for some of the bigger and more important races for three-year-olds. Exclusively for two-year-olds are the Champagne Stakes, with ,500 added, at seven eighths : the Nursery Handicap, ,000 added, at three-quarters: the Tomboy Handicap for fillies. ,500 added, at five and a half furlongs, and the Mineola. a claiming race. ,000 added, at three-quarters. The Champagne and the Nursery are inheritances from the American .lockey Club at old Jerome I ark. The Champagne in particular has a fine tradition. It was at one time the supreme test of two-year-old quality in the autumn, and the winner of it was as a rule highly regarded for the Belmont, Withers and other three-year-old fixtures of the following year. The Nursery, named in honor of the hut ding stud of the Belmonts, has always been a good race. Both of these events should fill to the limit for the coming meeting at Belmont Park. The I.roadhollow Steeplechase Handicap. with ,500. over the about two-mile course, is the only cross-country race that will have its closing on July 12. The Westchester management may well expect a liberal entry for its autumn program.

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