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HAVRE DE GRACE PROSPECTS NOMINATIONS TO FALL STAKES ASSUEE SPOET OF HIGHEST CLASS. Practically All the Stars of the Big Eastern Stables, Now Eacing at Saratoga, Appear in the Eecord-Brcaking Entry List. Havre do Grace, Md., August 25. The Harford Agricultural and Breeders Association will inaugurate Marylands autumn racing season for 1917 on September 11 at tlie picturesque and perfectly appointed Havre de Grace track, which lies just south of the point where the Susquehanna river mingles its waters with the waters of Chesapeake Bay and about midway between Wilmington and Baltimore, but within an hours ride by rail of Philadelphia. The meeting will be of seventeen days duration, winding up on September 29, when the great eastern stables and their army of followers will make their way to Laurel, which is a little farther south. It will be marked by the running of ten stakes of sufficient value to bring to Maryland tlie most representative horsemen of the United States and Canada and the swiftest racers, in spite of the competition of Belmont Park and Aqueduct. The coming meeting, indeed, promises to excel in atractiveness, as regards sport, any that has been held at Havre de Grace in tlie past. New Yorks competition will lieln rather than hurt tlie Havre de, Grace meeting. For there will be no racing in Canada this coming autumn, and if there was none about New York, Havre de Grace would be called up to take care of more horses than could possibly be accommodated at a single track. The fields, in stakes and overnight races alike, would be too big and unwieldly for successful handling or true racing. As far as support goes, Havre de Grace draws its crowds, mainly, from Philadelphia and in a lesser degree, from Wilmington and Baltimore. The racing folk of these cities pay little attention to racing ubout New York. The dates selected for the running of tlie ten attractive stakes by Manager Edward Burke and Clerk of the Course Frederick Rehberger, for tlie coming meeting, are as follows: September 11 Old Bay Handican, three-year-olds and over, one mile and seventy yards. September 13 Trenton Selling Stakes, two-year-olds, five and a half furlongs. September 15 Royal Blue Handicap, three-year-olds, mile and seventy yards. September 18 Princeton Selling Stakes, three-year-olds and over, three-quarters of a mile. September 20 Eastern Shore Handicap, two-year-olds, five and a half furlongs. September 22 Chesterbrook Handicap, three-year-olds and over, mile and a sixteenth. September 25 Cecil Selling Stakes, three-year-olds and over, mile and seventy yards. September 26 Fox Hill Handicap, three-year-olds and over, three-quarters of a mile. September 27 Erdcnheim Handicap, two-year-olds, five and a half furlongs. September 29 Havre de Grace Handicap, three-year-olds and over, one mile and an eighth. Four Hundred Nominations to Stakes. Four hundred nominations were made for these stakes when they closed earlier in the month, the Old Lay Handicap having attracted thirty-five, the Trenton forty-nine, the Royal Blue thirty-five, the Princeton forty-nine, the Eastern Shore, forty-two, the Chesterbrook thirty-six, the Cecil fifty, the Fox Hills thirty-one, the Erdcnheim forty-five and the Havre de Grace twenty-eight. Prominent among the nominators were James Corrigan, who recently bought out the interest in the 1ckl1ffe Stable of his partner. Price McKinney; Harry Payne Whitney, proprietor of the Brookdale Stud; Richard T. Wilson, president of the Saratoga Association; Wilfrid Via.u of Montreal, owner of tlie champion three-year-old Omar Khayyam; Willis Sharpe Kilmer, owner of the Saratoga Special winner Sun Briar; Gifford A. Cochran of New York; Richard F. Carman and Richard F. Carman, Jr., proprietors of the new Carmundale Stock Farm, which is in Montgomery county, Maryland, just outside of Washington; J. S. Tyree of Washington; former Congressman George W. Loft of New York, owner of the brilliant two-year-old stake winner Papp; J. K. L. Ross of Montreal; Samuel D. Riddle, one of the leading sportsmen of Pennsylvania; Xhomas Clyde, one of the most prominent figures in Maryland racing; William M. Jeffords of Philadelphia; George Smith, proprietor of the Brighton Stables and his brother Theodore Smith; Archibald Bnrklie of Philadelphia; Grant Hugh Browne, Emil Herz, Oscar Lewisohn, G. A. Muller, Schuyler L. Parsons, president of the Coney Island Jockey Club; II. K. Knapp and Andrew Miller, stewards of the Jockey Club; Captain W. J. Press" of Toronto, Joseph Marrone, J. F. Claver, William L. Oliver, . R. Mizell, James F. Johnson, proprietor of the Quincy Stable; H. G. Bedwell, W. J. Starr and Henry Watterson, proprietor of the Mirasol Stable. Omar Khayyam Among those Named. Among the three-year-olds that have been winning distinction, east and west this year, that will be seen under colors in the course of the Havre de Grace meeting are Omar Khayyam, winner of the Kentucky and Brooklyn Derbys, the Prospect Handicap and the Kenner and Travers Stakes; Omar Khayyams stable companion, Westy Hogan; Rickety, winner of the Empire City Derby; Campfire, the Tolwggan Handicap winner and his fleet stable companions. Corn Tassel and Straight Forward; King Herod, which performed brilliantly at Havre de Grace last spring; Manlster Toi, Hyannis, Warsaw, Waukcag, Torchbearer, Cadillac, Priscilla Mullens, Tom McTaggart, Ed Roche, Royal Quest. Barry Shannon, Manokin, Fairy AVand, Queen of the Water, Iron Cross II., Marie Miller, Meteorite and Achilles. Some of the long-distance runners of mature age named for the more important of the races over considerable routes are Borrow, King Neptune, Holiday, Hank ODay, Clematis II., St. Isidore, Wooden Shoes, Gex, Runes, Flittergold, Fenmouse, Daddys Choice, Roamer, J. J. Lillis, Xylon, Judge Wing-field, Fountain Fay, Paddy Whack, Chiclet, Dick Williams and Uncle Bryn. The Eastern Shore and Erdenheim Handicaps, two of the best of the two-year-old specials have attracted, among others, these highly canable youngsters: Sun Briar, Smoky Lamp, Papp, El Plaudit, Red Sox, Solomon. Rosie OGrady, Sungold, Ruth Law, Tinpity Witchet. Matinee Idol, Kashmir, Cum Snh, Currency, Bughouse, Happy Go Lucky, Compadre, Sweep Up II., Ultima Thule, High Pass. Roj-al Ensign, Onico, High Cost, Queen Mnrgot, Whippoorwill. Subahdar, Rahu and June Bug, many of them stake winners, all of them juveniles of good class and promise. The horses, generally, that will race at Havre de Grace and at the other Maryland tracks through the autumn, will be campaigners seasoned by a summers racing about New York and through Kentucky and Canada. Bringing any other kind to autumn racing would hardly be worth while.