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MARYLAND RACING SCENE SHIFTS, Havre de Grace Meeting: Closes, While Laurel and I Bowie Will Open Today. Havre de Grace, Md., September 30. An all-aged handicap that served as the days feature went to ! Executor, over Elwah and Dartworth. The defeat t of J. B. Harrell in the third race proved costly to the talent, as he was one of the best supported choices of the afternoon. After opeping up a commanding lead in the early stages, he succumbed In the final furlong to Eiuhroiderv and A. N. Akin. Jim Basey beat a fair lot in the first. He had I been well supported and commissions coming back into the ring kept his price down. Today marked the close of the nine-day meeting ; here and the scene of racing will shift to Laurel and Bowie. That there will be plenty of racing ! material for both tracks seems assured from the ; entries at both conrses. Milton Henry, who has been in this country for several weeks following bis return from France, will leave for England Saturday, as the stable be 1 was riding for in France has been shipped from i France to England. The stable of J. S. Ownbey has arrived at Laurel I l from Toronto. Mr. Sniggs and Joe Roscnfield, recently purchased by J. L. Holland, have been sent to Pimlico, where they will rest until racing begins at that place m November. Mr. Holland will offer for sale at La-tonia October 20 nineteen -arlincs, the get of Martinet and Hilarious, it being the first crop of the 1 latter. Jim Basey was bid up from 00 to ,000 by J. S. Sweeney after uis victory and- was protected by . bis owners. Baltimore, Md., September 30. Visitors to . Laurel tomorrow will be surprised by the many improvements made oh the plant since last fall. Most important are the installation of the pari-mntuel i machines and the erection of a handsome and commodious I club house, patterned after the English style of architecture. The hill at the top of the stretch has been lowered and the plant now compares well with the best racing grounds on the S continent. In remodeling the plant the management did not overlook the fair feature of the meeting and several new buildings have been erected i to accommodate the exhibitors in the various departments. As In previous seasous. the racing, feature will be pre-eminent and the meeting; has attracted some of the best stables in AmericTtr-All I the stables are well filled and the program offered IorthoQeiinK day shows that the management has succeeded In attracting the better class of ; thoroughbreds. The attraction for the opening day is the Baltimore Handicap, one mile and one-slxteehtb, ,000 added. There are fifteen acceptances, including His Majesty, Reamer, Ten Point, Stroniboli, Nightstick and Buskin. There I are five other races, including a steeplechase. The track proper is in splendid condition and fast time should be recorded. A new top dressing has been spread on the course and the upper turn has been regraded. Ed Cole and E. C. Smith will be the judges. Mars Cassidy Will do the starting, and Edward Jasper is the racing secretary. The mutuol building Is a model one of Its kind, and experts in the operation of the machine pronounce the arrangement at Laurel far superior to those of any other course in the country where this system is in operation. The machines are of the latest design and an improvement over those in use in Kentucky. Harry F. Breivogel will be in charge of this inmortant department. James Arthur, before leaving Toronto, purchased Uncle Ben from the Newman stable, and the horse will start in his interest -.it Laurel tomorrow. Several stables arrived from Canada during the past two days. A number are being held up at Toronto through lack of cars. The consignment from across the bordet was divided between Bowie and Laurel. The horses of Fraiicls J. Pons, J. S. Ownbey and T. J. Bird reached Bowie this morning.