Horace E. in Form Again: Runs Away from Opponents as He Did When a Star Two-Year-Old, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-27


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HORACE E. IN FORM AGAIN. RUNS AWAY FROM OPPONENTS AS HE DID WHEN A STAR TWO-YEAR-OLD. Pimlico Meeting Well Attended and Thriving Greatly Prospects for More Racing at Washington Not So Good. Baltimore, Md., October 20. TUo Maryland Jockey Club provided an excellent program for patrons of Pimlico this afternoon. Besides the Merchants Handicap there were offered as attractions the Ren-nert Stakes for two-year-olds and a steeplechase. Roy Rainey furnished the winner in the former event in his fast sprinter. Horace E.. which won easily after making the pace throughout. The Renncrt Stakes proved a good contest in which Ragman captured the long end of the money after a driving linish with Cunning. The lields in the different races were greatly reduced by scratching, owing to a change in the going, which was deep and heavy, .lockers Cpton and McCahey were very much in the limelight, each rider winning with two of his mounts. Cpton won with Horace 15. and Queen ot the Hills, while McCahey had the mounts on Ragman and Jennie Wells. The hitters victory came after a strenuous trip in which she was forced to stand a long stretch drive to beat out Judge Ermen-trout. At the furlong post Jennie Wells swerved across in front of Croydon, which was coming through with a rush on the inside, and the backers ;f the favorite were on the anxious seat when Mc-Cabe lodged a claim of foul after he had weighed in. The claim was not allowed as Jennie Wells was clear when she crossed over. The attendance was again large, fully .5.000 ier-sons being present. At the request of the owners the distance in the steeplechase was etianged from two miles to two miles and a lifth. The Liverpool is within la sixteenth of a mile of the starting point over the two-mile course and the distance was lengthened with tin; idea of permitting the horses to get settled in their stride before coming to tills obstacle. In todays race three of the four starters appeared like the winner at some stage of the trip. Irolit. after making a blunder at the liftli jump and iKing pulled up. was led back to the paddock hobbling on itliree legs. , , a- Horace K. lias. eUdeiitly rounded to something like tne Torm he displayed when owned by Barney Schrel-ber. In todays race he simply played with Berkeley and Live Wire. Before they had gone a furlong the race lost all semblance of a contest, for Horace E. liad opened up si winning lead and was racing out in front under slight restraint. Bagmans victory in the Itennert Stakes after his .poor showing on Saturday came as a surprise. The change in the going was responsible for the improvement in the colts running. In his preliminary for Saturdays race Bagman warmed up very sore and was lame when going to the post. The soft track today just suited him and he ran to his best form. Woods Garth, preparatory to going into winter nuarters. is reducing his stable. He disposed of "the four-year-old. Trey of Spades, today to John White at a reported price of 00. Jockeys W. Ott, Dave Nicol, W. Allen and J. Hogg arrived today. News leached here today of the serious illness of II. 1. Crickmore, the well-known ollicial. whose connection with racing dates back more than three tlecades. Mr. Crickmore was removed to a sanitarium in New York on Thursday last. Steeplechase iockey Harry Stone lias been granted a license by the National Hunt and Steeplechase Association. Stone ot in this morning from his hoiiu" in Toronto and will ride as a free lance at Pimlico. According to latest reports the prospects of a fall meeting at Washington are .slim. The horse-jnen are up in arms over a rumor that the Washington Joekev Club has insisted on a monthly rental of S3UO for the use of the course next winter. Several owners who contemplated wintering there have changed their nlans and will make other arrangements and it is doubtful if they would even ship to the track if a meeting be given. In response to a request from the horsemen, the Marvland Jockey Club will provide seven races in ikeir daily program in the future. This was done owing to the large number of horses here at the joresent meeting. Becent unfavorable reports from New Orleans regarding the racing situation down there, have led to a change in "plans o a number of horsemen who intended shipping from here to the Crescent City. Many of them have now elected to go from here to Havana and then to Tampa. Florida.

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