Closing Day at Pimlico: Maryland Jockey Club Successful Spring Meeting Comes to End, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-18


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CLOSING DAY AT PIML1C0 -— • Maryland Jockey Club Successful -Spring Meeting Comes to End. j * 1 Bondage Easily Wins Chesapeake , Handicap — Steeplechase Race i Has Sensational Ending. 1 I i -— — , i Baltimore. Mil.. May 17. Tin- Maryland Jockey 1 Cubs spring meeting "f fifteen days came to :ui 1 end t«Nl;i.v. It was by far the most successful 1 meeting ever hold liy tliis oldest of Marylands 1 racing crgani.-.atioiis. The attendance has been wonderful and on several invasions tlie spacious » old Iimlieo plant lias been taxed to tlie limit to | rrOMNMi I lie He ••lewds that eame from | W.i hington. Pl.iladelnhia and surrounding eities l to witness the splendid racing. •» which some of j the best horses in the country were engaged. J The closing day program, while lacking in any J N|M cial feature, was none the less interesting, as * veil -matched fields fiirnisheil the contention and j i ly fought finishes niarke l several of the rati s. . I he Chesapeake Handicap was the most pretcn- j tioiiK offering of the afternoon and it promised a . grand struggle between Bondage, Rhine Maiden and Haul., rk after The Porter was scratched, j However. Bondage proved his superiority over the j etlnr two and scored in easy fashion after being | saved from the early fast pace. Hauberks effort | was decidedly |nior. I The Consolation Steeplechase resulted ia a spec- j ta ular contest, the finish being of the thrilling j sensational kind. M enjoyed liy the devotees of the s|»ert through the field. Stoncwood should have | won easily, assuming a good load after taking | the twelfth fence, hut his rider was caught napping 1 .■ind Early Light, finishing with a terrific hurst I of s-M-cd. got nil to win in the final strides. Sun 1 King finished third. ! Tlie Oriole Handicap, for three-year-olds, con- I filmed the yrevious good opinion of the colt Mars 1 Mouse, as the Egan representative beat Jule ami 1 King John in clean cut style. Samuel Boss showed what may hi- a two-year i old of more than ordinary merit in Sea Back, a i son of Yiilcaiu -Sea Spray, which won his initial start in tlie fourth race in a maimer that suggests that he is gifted with plenty of speed and sameness. TROXLEHS STRONG FINISH. Little Maudie came in for stn.r.g hacking in tic opening race and flattered Iter supporters to the last quarter, where she tired badly and was overtaken and passed by Thomas Clydes Poiiltney. the litter getting up in the final strides under a rou .-iug rid- on the part of old Roscoe Troxlcr. As interesting a contest as one could wish to so was provided by a large band of platers in the sc -on-l race. Presumption, a neglected outsider in the betting, forced a fast pace throughout and gamely maintained his small advantage when challenged by Eddie Henry in a resolute finish. Only a nock and a ho;,d separated the first two from Estimable, which got th- short end of the »ur •-. Indian Chant and Cadillac, most favored by the talent, ran indifferently and were never serious contenders. E. B. McLean added the promising three-year old The Porter to his string this morning. Ho pur chased the - .lt at private sal- from Samuel Boss. William Garth bought the steeplechaser Sun King ■ of the Folly Farm Stable. A few years back Sun j King was rated as one of the best jumiicrs in the country ami Garth has hopes that he may be able to bring him back to his best f- rin again. At a sale held in the paddock previous to the • races, the following horses were disjK.sed of: Trial ; by Jury. J. K. Sweeney. ,000: Mirza. Or. II. .1. M«-Carthy. |53 ; Amphh n. M. Smart. SlUl; Candidate II.. N- K. Brail. *1!10: Al Smith. G. Alexandra. 1". and Syphon Boy. H. Belsoli, Slid. Mars Cassidy and his crew left for New York tonight. Cassidy will take up his duties as starter at Jamaica tomorrow ami will finish out the season on the metroiMilitan tracks.

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