Pimlico Meeting Still Drawing Heavily: Nicol Makes His Debut and Rides Edgely and Gridiron to Victory in Succession, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-28


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PIMLICO MEETING STILL DRAWING HEAVILY. Nicol Makes His Debut and Rides Edgcly and Gridiron to Victory in Succession. Baltimore. Md., October 27. The Maryland Jockey Club offered its patrons an excellent card this afternoon and prospects of good racing drew out a large eathering. The program was made nn of seven races, the features of which were the Green Spring f Valley Steeplechase and the Country Club of Pimlico Stakes. Both of these events furnished stirring contests. Besom, an added starter In the Country Club Stakes, showed a splendid performance. The conditions of the race stipulated that owners not stating the selling price through the entry box on -Monday would cause their entry to be carded to be sold at the top price. ,500. Besom was forced to shoulder 125 pounds, which meant that he was giving away all the way from seventeen to twenty-two- pounds to everything in the race. Despite this handicap the colt "made good in gallant fashion. The e.irly pace in the race was very fast, with Besom a game contender. .For five furlongs lie hung to the speedy Sal Volatile, and when the latter tired in the stretch Besom drew- away and In a driving finish, lieut Giles put by a email margin. Besom- and Sal Volatile both tired badly at the end. the last quarter being run in little better than a two-minute clip. Three of the beaten choices. Stargowan. Live Wire and Botanist, all of which. were at odds-on. were ridden by McCarthy. Jockey Dave Nicol had his tirst mount at the meeting in the opening race and made good by riding Edgely home an easy winner. He came right back in the second race and won with Gridiron. Nicol had heen training on the road since his arrival here and is apparently in better condition than before this year. Grandpa ran in the name and interests of Silas Veitch. Veltch purchased the old horse from AVil-liara C. Hayes yesterday. Hayes contemplates a trip abroad. He has arranged to go to France with George Saportas. He and Sanortas will enter into a sort of partnership and race a few steeplechase horses on the other side. Hayes may also do some of his own riding in France, as it is- quite the thing over there for gentlemen jockeys to ride their own horses. Evans Tucker, the skillful young Philadelphia amateur, whose riding this season has earned him considerable praise, will not be seen in the saddle in the gentlemens races at Pimlico this fall. Young Master Tucker met with an accident at Narberth on Saturday last when President Monroe bolted into the fence with him and broke two of the small hones In his left foot. Baby AVillie has been transferred back to Mrs. G. J. Engclking by David Dunlop. whose lease on the mare has expired. Baby AVillie won a number of races while racing in the Dunlop colors at the different fairs throughout Airginia. Student King and Pontotoc,. the -t wo green jumpers which Billy Garth has shown at Pimlico. were developed and schooled by his son. a lad of eighteen. Young Garth is quite a horseman. He has made desirable fencers out of several horses which were condemned by some of the cross-country experts. Lee Meyer got In from New York this morning. He will remain until the close of the meetinc J. AV. Colt was another new arrival. Rio Grande bled in his race, which accounted for McCabe pulling him up in the stretch. Gridirons victory this afternoon was his first in the colors of David Dunlop. his new owner. Steeplechase jockey P. Ilagan came down from Toronto to ride Bilberry in todays race. This horse, which has shown big Improvement In form, is being trained by the veteran. Bob Lendrum. who was a prominent rider during the Gnttenberg days. Jockeys J. Upton and P. Coane will leave for San Francisco Saturday, where they will ride for F. E. Gardner during the winter. The stable of W. V. Conran arrived from Hamilton this morning. The horses shipped in good condition. They will leave for Los Angeles at the conclusion of the Pimlico meeting. Pins and Needles has been taken off the schooling list by starter Dade. Mortimer Mahoney, John G. Cavnnaghs assistant. Is arranging for a special which will leave here at the conclusion of racing Monday next for New York. Already some 300 applications for tickets have been made by the voters who are making the trip to New York to cast a ballot against Hughes. This special will leave Jersey City at 10 oclock Tuesday morning and will arrive in Baltimore in time for the first race. .

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