view raw text
i I 1 1 1 ! J 1 i 1 1 ALL IN READINESS AT NORFOLK. Thursday to Bring Opening of What Promises to Be je Jamestown Jockey Clubs Banner Meeting. Norfolk. Va., November 8. With the advance co guard of turf followers already on the ground and a a considerable quota of horses being given dailv work-outs over the Jamestown Jockey Clubs track, all is in readiness for the reception of the big Kentucky and Pimlico delegations, whose arrival will i 1 Immediately precede the inauguration of the fiftcDn-day - race meeting here on Thursday next. The Merchants Selling Stakes, the first of the four ;e r stellar events of the Jamestown program, will be l,e the Inaugural feature, and the fact that Thursday .V will be ladies day, when all the ladies will be admitted u- free as the guests of the management, lends ground to the belief of Manager Bob Lew and his ls s associates that the biggest crowd that ever saw w racing In Virginia will be on hand. Arrivals from Denning and Laurel during the - week Include E. F. Cooney. with Punch Bowl and "1 Guy Usher, both of which are Jamestown stake e candidates; II. Neiistadter, with Smirk, .Mimesis and Aneon; part of the stable trained hv James Johnston; L. Minter, with Clem Beachey and others; : Jiile Carson, with his own and the horses owned bv 0 lierre Lorillard; J. P. Jones, with Ilenrv Hutchison; Hunter G Breckinridge, a native Virginian; -iL,J,rd-, wItJl Americiis, Emily Lee and others; : J. t J. McCauley. 1. A. Brollier. J. W. Pangle. J. L. l- Paul, Harry Shannon and others. Scenes of unusu.il activity are now enacted daily y at the course, for practically every horse already I quartered here is in forward condition. Punch Bowl . after a long let-up, is looking tit, and trainer E. W Heffner, who is Inclined to go slowly witli all his is charges, declares the half-brother to the Kentuckv " Derby winner. Donerail, will have no excuses when n he starts in the Lynnhaven Hotel Stakes next Saturday. t- Guy Fisher is likewise ready for the races ;s and is being pointed for the Monticello Hotel Handicap, I- to be run one week from Saturday, and the ie Thanksgiving Stakes, in both of which he. Will start t. no matter what the condition of the track lhe absence of these two horses from recent racing is due less to their condition than to that of ;t f trainer IlefTr.cr. who was -confined to his bed with h severe ihness during the Laurel meeting. He has s completely recovered. Among the advance guard of f ai rivals, in addition to. the turfmen above named I. are Frank S. Hnckctr. Harry L. Shaw, who has been n on a visit to his home in New Orleans; Frank J avin, owner of the Detroit baseball club, and other r notable followers of racing. Paddock Judge Harry White was also a visitor this s K1;.- s. topping over on his return to Pimlico from a iVin rIIu l:cl,orts Nnt applications have e been made from horsemen in the east for 97C 0 stalls at Charleston, which, added to the big delegation from Kentucky, makes It ;- appear as though !i V, al"Isiuati0 allien confronted the Jamestown 11 Jockey Club earlier in the season will exist at Charleston. He reports that L. A. Cassldy, who is ?.i e round directing the Improvements at the plant, has i arranged for the construction of additional - stall room. W. P. Fine and his stable shipped from Bennlng ? terdavmer WCnt n t0 Cuarloston bv ye- - : Cockspur the Broomstick colt which, when owned 1 by the recently dissolved firm of Henderson and Hogan. . was thought to be of stake calibre and pointed for f i the Kentucky and Latonia Derhys. was left at Pirn .llco by F. L. Bsihd and will conie here later. Having disposed of all his horses except Woodcraft, Dr W. G Kiug-Dodds is now in Kentuckv - coking after yearlings. H0 has instructed trainer r Paul to dispose of the old son of Octagon during the Jamestown meeting. Camellia, which Paul owns is - ! also in his care here. Nothing remains undone so far as the physical as- - : pect of the track is concerned for the convenience of I the public and the. horsemen. The rebuilding of the paddock stalls and shed was concluded this after noon, and painters, under the direction of Suporin- J tendent Miller and Associate Judge Fred Gerhard v . 1 have given the entire plant a thorough brightening ; up. i Jockey R. C.onnor, a native of Norfolk, has arrived I from Kentucky, where lie was under contract to the J. Livingston stable and will ride for J, Charles i at Jamestown and Charleston j Former jockey Cecil Knight is another late ar- rival with two horses he has been running in the half-mile fair meetings in this vicinity. Undaunted I . at the prospect of no stalls for his charges, the fo--- i " mer Toronto rider has constructed a barn near the race track feed store, where he proposes, he savs to stick it out until the opening of the Charleston : 1 I races.