Plenty Racing For Two-Year-Olds.: Eight Purses for Maidens Only in Seven-Day Meeting at Devonshire., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-03


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PLENTY RACING FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS. Eight Purses for Maidens Only in Seven-Day Meeting at Devonshire. Two-year-olds are going to have many opportunities to show their calibre during Devonshires opining meeting, that starts May 12 and continues to May lit, framers of tin- condition books haying provided for eight races exclusively for juveniles. E ich day the program will open with a one -half mile, or a four and a half furlongs dash for the youngsters and. on Wednesday, the fourth day, two will be decided. Four of the eight will involve maidens only, while the remainder an1 open to entries regardless of past records. President Grant Hugh Rrovwie is partial to tin-two-year olds, his leaning to them dating from his experiei ce with King Herod ami Crepuscule, the latter particularly a consistent winner last year, and the former, a useful three-year-old and a candidate for the Kentucky Derby. Purses for these races will range in value from 00 to »MI, and none will be over a route of more than three -quarters. There will be but one at that distance. The popular distance appears to be one-half mile, of which sit races arc carded. Stable accommodations are becoming cramped at Devonshire, and prospects of providing for all are not rosy. Tom Davis got in Wednesday with a string of fifteen from Tijuana. Lesser California, and Thursday noon a special train from Hot Springs, Ark., brought 100 head. As soon as the cars were freed of their burden they were returned to the Springs to convey seventy-eight more head that could not come with the first consignment because of the limited conveyances. It is general manager Sullivans prediction that at least 000 head will be stabled at the track ■when the first bugle is sounded the afternoon of May 12.

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