Many Horses Are Arriving at Pimlico: Rains Have Made the Track Heavy-Twelve Days of Splendid Racing Expected, Daily Racing Form, 1906-10-30


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MANY HORSES ARE ARRIVING AT PIMLICO. Rains- Have Made the Track Heavy Twelve Days of Splendid Racing Expected. Baltimore, Md. October 20. Several carloads of horses arrived at the Plmlico track today, and others will get in tomorrow and succeeding day si until the meeting opens next Thursday. The Unitedi Hunts meeting closed at Beiinings today and nearly all of the stables How. in Washington will,?hh. here, ami there promises" to he n. confinuatlbitsot the interest In "races for amateur riders.. Secretary Biggs has been considering the advisability of putting more races on the program forlhuxgentleuien jockeys. Already there are several races ;in which they will bein the saddle. . The first chance they will have will be on Saturday next, when the Hotel Caswell Cup will be run. It is a race at six furlongs at thirty pounds above, the scale, which will enable all the crack amateurs to take mounts. A purse of 00 is added, and. the rider of the winner will receive a handsome silver cup. There are several other flat races on the twelve days, program in which the amateurs can take mounts, but there will lie more opportunities afforded in the races tlirough the field. Baltimore has always leen noted for the many society foik who attend the races, and throughout .tlie meeting the grandstand .boxes are crowded with fashionably dressed women, who are of the elite of the city. For this reason amateur races are exceedingly popular. Baltimores liberal patronage of the sport has done much to promote racing in this city.--From a: little two or three days affair the meetings have grown so that now every spring and- fall the : ; Maryland Jockey Club holds a two-weeks - session. Racing was never more popular- in Baltimore than it is now, and the increased attendance every year made it obvious that the Pimlico course was inadequate. The officials of the Maryland Jockey Club, encouraged, by the support given the meetings, were therefore induced to look for another place, and tlie result was the selection of Haletiiorpe, a station seven miles from Baltimore on the Baltimore and Ohio, and Pennsylvania Railroads, lietween here and Washington. This speaks much for the health-fulness of the sport, conducted as it is under the auspices of The Jockey Club. The roster of oflicials for the coming meeting will lie practically the same as at the spring meeting. H. J. Morris will" be the steward representing the Jockey Club. Joseph A. Murphy will be the judge and handieapper, -while John Boden will be racing secretary and clerk of the scales. There will Ik; six races each day, including a steeplechase, The rains have m!fde the going at Pimlico somewhat .heavy, but trainers . have had their runners out every morning and some good work lias been done. The horses that have been here for several weeks are in fine shnpe to meet those that come directly from New York. and other tracks. Tlie steeplechase course is in excellent condition and presents as safe a. field as any in the country.

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