Big Day at Old Pimlico: Greatest Attendance in the History of the Track Under Present Control, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-01


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BIG gDAY AT OLD PIMLICO. GREATEST ATTENDANCE IN THE HISTORY OF THE TRACK UNDER PRESENT CONTROL. Nimbus Too Fast for Besom Statesman Confirms His Present Fine Form Lally Defeats Juggler. Baltimore. Md.. October 31. The Maryland Jockey Club provided its patrons an excellent card today and the attendance that turned out at Pimlico was by far the largest of the meeting and a record number since the present management came into possession of this famous old course. Besides the 4imlico Autumn Steeplechase, there was provided as an attraction the Carrollton Cup. which called for gentlemen riders. This race Is one of the annual fixtures of Baltimore racing and society turned out in force to witness the running of todays event. Aster dOr. riden by Mr. 13. Tucker, proved the winner. He was well ridden and bear Kdgely out in easy fashion after overcoming much early interference, in which he was caught in a jam and crowded back to almost last place. The steeplechase furnished one of the best contests ever run through the Pimlico field. A fine band of jumpers went to the post. The race was keenly contested all the way. with Sir Wooster first home by a neck from Malacca. The field ran closely bunehd most of the trip, with Algie and Sir Wooster alternating in showing in the lead. McKinney. on Malacca, roughed it at the end. He pulled over against Sir Wooster and repeatedly bumped the latter. There were several upsets during the afternoon. Besom. Juggler and Botanist being the greatest disappointments. Lally furnished the surprise by beating out Juggler. Lally was making his fifth attempt at the meeting and duplicated his victory of yesterday when he beat The Clown. Statesman outclassed his opponents in the second race and won in a canter. Gridiron won his third successive victory at the meeting when he beat Berkeley in the sixth race. Several stables arrived from New York this afternoon, among them those of J. J. Ilyland. Ed Purcell and Max Hirsch. All the horses shipped well and were unloaded in jrood condition. Jockey Upton left for Los Angeles tonight. He was accompanied by jockey P. Coane. Captain W. F. Presgrave today purchased Trey of Spades and the. horse will Ik? sent to California in charge of A. G. Weston. Jockey McCarthy suffered a broken collarbone as a result of his fall on Giles in the sixth race. When Berkeley cut across in front of Giles on the first turn the latter appeared to become all tangled up and. crossing his legs. fell. McCarthy will leave for Oakland on Thursday. He will be accompanied by John Lewis and W. II. Mosby. Tlie latter will look after McCarthys interests. He will winter his horses at Washington and will not race anything on the. California tracks this winter. E. C. Lamontagne. R. Tucker, James Sennett and C. II. Hurknmp were among the arrivals at Pimlico this afternoon. Mr. Hurkamp came from Fredericksburg, where he has a small stock farm and where he bred the useful jumper. Expansionist. T. F. Coles disposed of the colt, Alex Grant, by auction in the paddock before the races today, the buyer beinc G. W. McCrone of Baltimore. The price paid was r0. Colonel Rolert Neville. William C. Eustis. U. 11. Dulany and II. T. Oxnard. the committee which has the proriosed meeting at Washington in cliarge. will meet in Washington on Monday next to complete details. A positive announcement will be made to horsemen next week as to just what will be done.

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