Will Endeavor to Provide Racing: Enthusiasts Canvassing for a Meeting in Place of Abandoned Dates of Washington Jockey Club, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-16


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WILL ENDEAVOR TO PROVIDE RACING. Enthusiasts Canvassing for a Meeting in Place of Abandoned Dates of Washington Jockey Club. Washington. D. C. October 15. Encouraged by the increased attendance which is turning out to witness the sport provided by the Washington Horse Show and Racing Association, several local people have got together and an effort will be made to hold a fall meeting at Benning to follow that at Baltimore, the Washington Jockey Club having abandoned its fall dates. The scheme as yet is not perfected. On behalf of the Westchester Racing Association. S. S. How-land has offered the use of the track plant without cost to Colonel Robert Neville, n. R. Dulany and Samuel Ross and those gentlemen arc making an effort to interest one or two others. Before any actual announcement will be made, the business men and hotel proprietors of Washington will be canvassed and if they give any encouragement, a meeting will probably be given. The idea is to give ten days racing with 50 purses and one S400 handicap. There will be featured as attractions long distance racing and steeplechasing. A definite announcement will probably be made to horsemen by Colonel Neville within the next few days. Well matched fields produced stirring contests at Benning this afternoon. Three of the races resulted in driving finishes, and in two of them the winner was in doubt until the official placing was displayed. In the inaugural dash four of the six starters finished heads apart with all under the whip anil lighting it out. The winner turned up in Hanonia. which beat out Great Jubilee by a nose after being headed all over the track in the stretch drive. The steeplechase also furnished a nose finish, with Canvas getting the long end of the purse. Miss Perigord. which won the third race, was a four-year-old maiden and todays effort was her first in public. She was bred by her owner. Colonel Robert Neville, in Virginia, and is a real good looker. Colonel W. P. Riggs. who came over from Baltimore today to fill the position of presiding Judge, reports the arrival at Pimlico of the horses owned by Theo Coles. W. II. Mosby. W. Jennings. J. W. Tangle. A. G. Weston and Thomas Clyde. At the conclusion of the Hamilton meeting. A. L. Aste disposed of Duke of Bridgewater to W. Mc-Kinney for 1908.sh00 and Gridiron to J. W. Pangle for ,000.

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