Clearing Up at Pimlico: Sunshine and High Winds Give Promise of a Good Track Again, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-31


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CLEARING UP AT PIMLICO. SUNSHINE AND HIGH WINDS GIVE PROMISE OF A GOOD TRACK AGAIN. King Sol Takes a Furse Ivanhoo an Easy Winner Tho Proposed Meeting at Washington Seems To Bo Assured. Baltimore. Md.. October 30. The racing conditions showed a decided improvement litis afternoon ovr any previous day of the week. A break finally came in the spell of bad weather. The races were run under bright skies, and this was a welcome eliange. There was a crispuess to tho air that reminded onf forcibly that winter was fast approaching, and coats and wraps were a comfort rather than an inconvenience. The going was still deep and holding, although tlui higli wind was fast drying up the wet spots in the track as tho afternoon progress?!. The card offered was an ordinary one. the feature races being the Electric Park Steeplechase and ti;o Severn Purse. Tame contests were in order. Tiiexe was only one close finish, w ich came with the running of the third nice, which went to King Sol. Ballet Girl and I van hoe were the winning favorites and both won with speed in reserve. The defeat of Queen of the Hills, which was an odds-on choice in the second race, was the greatest disappointment of the afternoon. For some reason the filly did not run her race, being beaten off by ordinary horses. Lally proved the winner In this race. It was a great day for the Macs. McCarthy winning the third race. McCahey the sixth and McCabe the second. Ballet Girl, winner of the maiden two-yoar-oM race, is a half-sister to James It. Keenes Ballot, which was recently sent to England. Ballet Girl was purchased In the spring at Montreal by Captain Fred Presgrave. who afterward sold her to her pre. ent owner, David Henderson. She was formerly in the stable of Burlew and ONeill, and at one tini" was highly thought of. Teddington. a starter in the two-year-old race. i.;; the tallest horse of his age in training. He is nearly sixteen hands two inches high and built in proportion. Teddington was lame while going to tlm post, which probably accounted for his poor showing. Colonel ISobert Neville, who has been the moving spirit in the proposed meeting at Washington, received a telegram from S. S. Howland. president of the Washington Jockey Club, saying that in addition to donating the use of the trajk. the club would give the receipts for the rent of stables before, during and after the proposed meeting as Its share of the expenses. Speaking of the contemplated meeting. Colonel Neville said: "I am confident that we shall be able to give the meeting. Washington merchants are anxious that a meeting shall be held, and I have not had a refusal from a single person I have approached regarding a contribution. We want to keep the sport alive in the District of Columbia and do not want to derive a profit. Horsemen at Pimlico have volunteered to do their part in the way of contributing money, but we should prefer to raise funds from others if possible. We already have offers that will give us a fund approximating the amount necessary to conduct the meeting, but we want the money in hand before we make a definite announcement. The report that horsemen will be charged admission is not ture. There will be no free tickets except for cmplo3"es. the press, the horsemen and their help. By next Tuesday or Wednesday we shall be in position to make a definite announcement. The matter of getting out a program book has already received our attention and it will require only a short time to have it ready for the press." Rufus. which was carded on the program in the steeplechase, was ineligible because of his victory vesterdav. Warrior pulled up very lame after the finish of the steeplechase, in which he finished fourth. Fred Littlefields three-year-old. Jubilee, is reported to have fallen lame while being exercised a few days ago and will be retired for the winter. Jubilee was quietly prepared at the Walden farm at Middleburg, Md.. and shipped here with the idea of making a big killing. Jubilees trouble is said to be a bowed tendon. Captain W. F. Presgrave has decided to allow jockev Phil Goldstein to go to California this winter to ride at the Santa Anita track. Goldstein will ride as a free lance and A. G. Weston will look after his interests. Weston will probably take a few horses along to keep him busy. W. AV. Darden. former owner of Live Wire and Miss Crawford, was a visitor at Pimlico this afternoon. Other new arrivals were R. H. McCarter Potter. P. II. Sullivan and R. Angarola. S. J. Merchant got in from Toronto, where he has been racing his string at the Dufferin Park meeting. Jockeys Trueman. W. Walker and Leach were suspended for three days by the starter for disobedience at the post.

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