Laurel Meeting Resumed: Maryland Authorities Lift Ban On Assemblages in Public Places.; Great Card of Eight Contests Today, of Which Five Are Stake Races., Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-26


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LAUREL MEETING RESUMED Maryland Authorities Lift Ban On Assemblages in Public Places Great Card of Eight Contests ContestsToday Today of Which Five Are AreStake Stake Eaces Baltimore Md October 25 To the great delight of all concerned the interdict on assemblages to view open air sports was removed by the Maryland health authorities today Something of the kind was hoped for in view of the well understood abatement locally of the prevailing epidemic but there was no great confidence that relief was ti come before next week Fortunately the Iiuuri1 officials were notified in time for them to arrange a star program for the racing of tomorrow five stike races featuring the program of eight dashes dashesDuring During the two weeks intermission forced by the scourge of Spanish influenza trainers have done their best to keep their horses on the sharp edge jf training condition but that is a difficult thing to do and quite probably there will be some dis ¬ concerting variations from the strict lines of public form until the horses get into the racing habit igin iginThe The stake races of the day are tho Chevy Chase Steeplechase at about two and a hajf miles Itlue and Grey Highweight Handicap at threequarters of a mile Dixie Handicap at a mile and a quarter Kllicott City Handicap at a mile and an eighth and the Canvas Hack Selling Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth certainly a wonderful program which is sure to bring out a huge attendance Aside from tlie stake races the nurse races appear like stake races in the quality of their entries especially the third race in which such crack twoyearolds as Pen Itose Milkmaid He Frank Kentledge Daydue and lesser lights are carded to measure strides at a mile mileIt It is understood that in tlie course of five days of the LaUrel meeting remaining it is the pur l ose of the management to bring forward and run all of tlie stake races originally assigned to tlie days which hare been lost through the cessation of the sport at Laurel Such iraiseworthy liberality will be vastly beneficial to the owners who have chafed over the long period of idleness and by the racing public To the latter each days program will be studded with racing magnets hardly to be resisted resistedThe The measure of improvement in health condition is such that it is believed the Maryland fall racing campaign will continue to the appointed close at Bowie without any further interruption This means a brilliant finale at Laurel great racing at Pimlco with many of the best horses now in action at Em ¬ pire City participating and a closing two weeks at Howie iu which the selling platers will reign supreme

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