Bowie to Stage Two Military Races: Manager Ohara Plans to Make These Contests the Big Feature of Coming Spring Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-27


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BOWIE TO STAGE TWO MILITARY RACES Manager OHara Plans to Hake These Contests the Biff Feature of Coming Spring Meeting. BALTIMORE, Md., February 2C The Prince George Military race of last fall, in which Second Lieutenant AVhite of Camp Meade had the effrontery to beat his superior officers, Captain Bannon and Lieutenant-Colonel John A. Barry,, the adjutant of the Eleventh Division, having proved such an attractive feature of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Associations meeting of last .fall, manager James F. OHara has decided-to have two military races this coming spring. The Southern Maryland Agricultural Associations spring meeting will take up the first fifteen racing days of April nnd usher in the 1919 Maryland season. There will be one military raw in each of thettWb racing- weeks, the dates, conditions and distances to be fixed by the officers of the United States army and of allied military establishments who may elect to take part in them, sometime between this and the first of April. . Last falls military race was strictly a Camp Meade race, an affair of the- Eleventh Division. This was not because the Southern Maryland Agricultural Association wished to confine the race to. officers Of the Eleventh Division, "but because -it happened that only such officers chanced to be -so placed that they might take part in it. In die impending military races at Prince George Park, Bowie, every effort will be made to secure the co-pperatlon and participation of officers, cavalry, artillery, engineers and infantry, from the various camps about Washington. Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Richmond, Norfolk and Petersburg. Formal announcement of the races will be sent to the headquarters of these various camps immediately. That the responses, will be prompt and sympathetic is certain. No class of men better realize the effect .races of the character of. the Prince George Military race of last fall have in the popularization of the movement for the development of a superior type -.of military horse than the officers of the United States" army. And the exieriences of the great war have demonstrated, again that better horses than the army has been able to obtain in the last quarter of a century must be developed under proper government encouragement if the armies of the United States are hereafter to meet on terms of- tactical. equality the armies of potential enemy nations.

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