Race For Military Riders At Bowie: Col. Barry, Division Adjutant at Camp Meade, Requests That Such a Race Be Arranged., Daily Racing Form, 1918-11-14


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RACE FOR MILITARY RIDERS AT BOWIE Col Barry Division Adjutant at Camp Meade Re ¬ quests That Such a Race Be Arranged Baltimore Md November 13 General Manager James F OHara of Prince Georges Park is in communication with LieutCol Barry division ad ¬ jutant at Camp Meade and Col Hiunber on the proposition made by Col Barry to have a race for military riders at Bowie some time between this and the end of the month monthCol Col Barry himself a cavalry officer is anxious for the opportunity of riding in Mich a race and he Kays that there are a number of former cavalry officers at Camp Meade and elsewhere in the neigh ¬ borhood of the national capital that would like to participate in one The term former cavalry officers is correct because most of the officers of that branch of the American military service have perforce l een transferred to the infantry and ar ¬ tillery arms armsThe The object of LieutCol Barry in requesting that i race for officer riders be put on at Bowie is to stimulate general interest in horse production r He figures that every such race will tend to impress upon the public the fact that the Importance of breeding horses of the right sort thoroughbreds and halfbreeds for the army is always uppermost in the minds of thoughtful and progressive soldiers soldiersThe The distance of this military race is to be a mile or a mile and an eighth and it will be for horses of three years old and over These horses need not necessarily be stallions It is not the idea of Col Barry and Col Humber to have them purchased by the government after the finish for stud service Col Barry believes the steeplechase horses of wliich there will be a large number hereabouts without employment after the finish of the Pimlico meeting are the sort that should fill such a race raceCol Col Barry says the size of the field in this race will i e limited by the number ot horses that can be secured for it not Ity the number of available riders He engages to supply from the encampment f Camp Meadeand from other posts twelve riders if twelve starters can be obtained fifteen if there are fifteen horses available and twenty if there are twenty

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