Good Opening At Wilmington.: New Racing Territory Welcomes the Thoroughbred Sport with an Immense Crowd., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-20


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GOOD OPENING AT WILMINGTON. New Raring Territory Welcomes the Thoroughbred Sport with an Immense Crowd. Wilmington. Hoi.. May lit. The thru- day ran aaeetiag, which ope i at Wawasel Park Than day, under the auspii-.s of the Wilmington Bane and Hound Show Association, is Ban to prove a success if the attendance and enthusiasm of the first day are any evidence. There were close to l,." iK petaaaa in the grandstand and show ring and on the lawns. The racing, the first that has been given in connection with the Horse and Hound Show, tiie latter an old established institution, evidently met the beafty Bpptaval of the local element, for many prominent Wilmington people were in attendance. Then were society folks from Philadelphia, Baltimore. Washington and .New York and Wilmington sent her elite. Bacing Secretary Luke Oaaahty provided a good card of five races, and the contests in nearly all were exciting. The Wawaset Iark track is a half mil" course, but first class in every particular. Algernon Daiugerfield, who was to hav beea one of the stewards, was prevented from attending, and Samuel Boss of Washington officiated for him. The other stewards are Henry Morris ami II. T. Wallace of Wilmington. William Snyder did the starting. Chris Cornehlseu and Harry Price were in the judges stand and Charles Thomas acted as paddock judge.

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