Plans for Marlboro Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-04


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PLANS FOR MARLBORO MEETING. New York. September 7 Fin waa Rspeeeeatetree Diehard S. Hill, president of the Southern Maryland Baring Association, and Arthur Elrod came up from Marlboro yesterday. Dr. Hill is one of the owners of the Marlboro track that has received the sanction of the Jockey Club to conduct a steeplechase and Hat race meeting October 4 to October 14. Many improvements are under way at the Maryland track. An addition of 130 feet to the grandstand is completed and the work on the steeplechase course is going forward and will soon be finished. The steeplechase course is two miles in length, with nine jumps, including a water jump and a Liverpool. There has also been added a chute at the head of the main stretch. The main track will be about three-quarters of a mile around. New stabling, an automobile gate ami now railroad terminals have been built and a rate of .:J0 round trip from Baltimore has tieon secured. A fast express on the Pennsylvania Bill road will put the patrons of the sport from Baltimore to the track in fifty minutes. The Washington service will be first class, with a round trip fare of fifty cents. The new state road is completed and a delightful auto trip from Washington is promised Washington patrons. A special club stand witli seventy-six private ln xes for private parties is ready. The United States Marine Band, under the direction of Walter H. Smith, will give a grand concert daily, which in itself is the biggest kind of an attraction and the first time that this fatuous hand has been engaged for an affair of this kind. The daily program w ill include a steeplechase and live flat races, and the purses will range from ,500 to ,000 for six races. Horses can be stabled at Penning if desired. The Chesapeake Beach Bailroad lias arranged for a daily shuttle train from Benning to Marlboro and return for .0 per car. including a man to a horse. The distance is only twelve miles. Among the easterners who will stable cither at Marlboro or Penning and race at the new track are William Garth. Woods Garth. Theodore Coles, Harry Bites. W. F. Presgrave. David Duiilop. John tartlet t. Walter Congdon. Silas Veitch. Nat Bay, Samuel Iloss and C. C. Smithson. Superstition and Ticket of Leave will be prepared at Marlboro for the Maryland Jockey Clubs meeting at Pitnlico. and Woods Garth hopes that Superstition may win the Bowie Cup at Baltimore this fall. William Garth has sold off most of the horses with which he began the current season, but he has a stable of fair strength in Canada under the charge of his son. Lewis Garth, also some green two-year-olds that have never left Ingleside Farm. He intends to race these youngsters at Pimlieo. and it is likely that he may give them some preparatory work at Marlboro.

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