Increased Attendance at Pimlico: Good Racing and Several Track Records Broken Washington Meeting Announced, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-06


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INCREASED ATTENDANCE AT PIMLICO. Good Racing and Several Track Records Broken Washington Meeting Announced. Baltimore. Mil.. November 5. The Maryland Jockey Club provided an excellent program for patrons of the Pimlico course this afternoon. There were two handicaps on the card, the Baltimore Brewers Handicap for three-year-olds and over and the Juvenile Handicap for two-year-olds. A steeplechase over the short course also served as a feature. The attendance showed a decided increase over that of yesterday, the ranks of the regulars being swelled by the arrivals of many turf followers from New York. Favorites managed to win three of the races, the successful choices being Consistent. Sir Wooster and Statesman. Large fields went to the post in a majority of the races and good racing was in order. Two more track records were reduced, a new mark for one mile and seventy yards being established when Tony Bonero won the third race in 1:44, which was a full second faster than Live Wire ran the distance on October 24 last. In the fifth race, which was Won by Bobbie Kean. he ran a mile and a sixteenth in 1:47JL which was almost a half second faster than the previous track record for the distance, which was held by the same horse that broke it today. A stiff wind blew down the homestretch, and this was in a measure responsible for the fast time made. Goldstein rode two winners. Consistent and Trey of Spades. Jockey Notter, who was an arrival from New York this morning, had several mounts during the afternoon. He won with Statesman and was beaten a head with Queen of the Hills. Jockey McCahey. one of the most nromising jockeys here, met with a mishap while riding Ragman in the Juvenile Handicap. In the racing down the backstretch the field bunched up and at the half mile there was a lot of crowding. Ragman was on the inside and ho was thrown on the fence with force enough to break the boys leg just above the ankle. McCahey. with great gameness. hung on to Ragman and. pulling him up, galloped in behind his opponents. He was helped to dismount and carried to the jockeys room and later removed to the home of his employer. T. E. Mannix. AV. D. Althouse purchased of the Montpelier Stable the chestnut colt. Incognito. T. G. Molinelli. accompanied by jockey Liebert, arrived this morning and will finish out the meeting here. Molinelli will send his stable from New York to Havana. F. W. Gerhardy. secretary of the Havana Jockey Club, has received applications for about 100 stalls from horsemen racing here who wish to take part in the meeting at the Almondares track next winter. James McLaughlins useful plater. Lally. fell lame today and will be turned out for the winter. C. C. Smithsou, owner of Bobbie Kean. winner of the fifth race, claimed Juggler out of the race lor ,050. Colonel Robert Neville announced today that a four-days meeting will be given at Washington beginning Saturday. November 14. If the attendance warrants a continuance, the meeting will be extended, probably for a week or more. The purses will be 50 for fiat races and 00 for steeplechases and there will be six races each day. Many of the horsemen now racing at Pimlico have said they will ship to Washington to race during the meeting there. J. J. Ilyland, who went to New York for the last days racing at Jamaica, returned today and brought with him jockey W. Cullen. who will ride through the meeting. Many owners will leave here on Saturday night for New York, where they will go into winter quarters. Among the stables that will winter in New York is that of George Odom. Some of the horses here will be sent to Cuba and others will go to Los Angeles. J. W. Pangle will take a strong stable to Cuba, among the horses being Gridiron, which has been one of the developments of the Pimlico meeting.

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