Maryland Season at End: Experiment with Pari-Mutuels at Pimlico Turns Out Satisfactorily, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-13


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MARYLAND SEASON AT END EXPERIMENT WITH PARI-MUTUELS AT PIM-LICO TURNS OUT SATISFACTORILY. Scene of Eastern Racing to Shift to Norfolk Today Buskin Wins the Bowie Handicap, Two Miles. Baltimore, Md.. November 12. The 1913 season of racing In Maryland was brought to an auspicious close at Ilnillco this afternoon and tomorrow the scene of racing will shift to Norfolk, where the Jamestown Jockey Club will inaugurate a lifteen-days meeting that will lead right up to the opening of winter racing in the south at Charleston December 1. The .Maryland Jockey Clubs meeting which closed today, has been quite as successful as in the days when bookmaking was the vogue at the old hill-top course. This year the Maryland Jockey Club introduced the pari-mutuels in accordance with the mandate of the Baltimore County Racing Commission and the experiment has been attended by success. When the pari-mutuel machines were first installed, the system was strange to the local patrons of the sport and naturally not as popular as the older and better known form of betting. Now the public has become thoroughly educated in the new system and it has many champions as a result of the manner in which it has been conducted at limlico. After all at limlico the wagering on races is only an incident. It ever has been a race meeting where there has been a great deal of the spirit of sport for sports sake. This spirit brings together good horses and it brings together good sportsmen. The prize offered or the betting chance is a minor consideration. There is a vride in the horse and his deeds that is outweighed by any other gain that may come from victory. This spirit is shown at every meeting. Sections are loyal to their own horses and the club lias fostered that spirit by so framing its programs that sporting races are invited. In a heartbreaking finish. John Whaleus three-year-old Buskin won the fifth running of the Bowie Handicap, two miles, this afternoon. Buskin beat Barnegat by a short bead, with Star Gaze third, several lengths back. It was not a race that added lustre to the Bowie. The time. 3:29. was several seconds slower than that for the first Bowie, which marked a new record for two miles. Iii that event, -won by Fitz Herbert, with Superstition second, the "flrst mile was covered in 1:40. Today Ring-ling. the pacemaker for the first mile, ran that distance in 1:45. But this is not surprising when one analyzes the field. There were no Fitz Herberts nor Superstitions in it. Pandorina. winner of the Kentucky Endurance Stakes, was one of the starters. Races at this distance are popular at Pimlieo, as well as in other sections. Bingling showed the way for a mile and three-quarters. Buskin was always in a good position and at the end of a mile and a half lie moved np with Barnegat and on the stretch turn these two had narrowed the margin that separated them from Ringling. Once straightened out. Buskin and Barnegat drew away from the others and it was a desperate drive to the end, with Buskin getting the decision by a head. One of the biggest crowds of the meeting was on hand to say farewell to racing in the east. There were two steeplechases on the card of the consolation variety. One went to a long shot. Orderly Nat, and the other to Madeline L., owned by H. I. Brown. Jr., son of "Curley" Brown. Royal Message was scratched from the fifth race today lecause she bowed a tendon in her work. W. T. Anderson will ship the horses in the En-right stable to tSraveseud, where they will go into winter quarters. Mr. Anderson himself will go to Lexington, where he will take up four yearlings to add lo his string. Robert Waldcn tonight shipped the two-year-old Canto and five of the horses of Joseph E. Davis to his farm at Middleburgh. Md., where they will go into winter quarters. The Davis lot included the jumpers O Bear and Aurittc. Next season Mr. Wulden will come to the races with twenty-two horses. He has re-engaged jockey Alex for 1014. The Chilton yearling that is looked upon as the best of the young horses in the Walden string has been sought by several horsemen and an offer of ,000 made by George W. Langdon has been refused.

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