Opening Day At Bowie: Eastern Season to Be Ushered In at Prince George Park.; Several Hundred Horses on the Grounds, the Majority of Them in Racing Condition., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-01


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OPENING DAY AT BOWIE Eastern Season to Be Ushered In at Prince George Park Several Hundred Horses on the theGrounds Grounds the Majority of Them Themin in Racing1 Condition BALTIMORE M l March 31 The eastern rac ¬ ing season of 151 will be ushered in tomorrow with the opening of the Southern Maryland Agri ¬ culture Association spring meeting at Bowie Rac ing secretary Joseph McLennan has arranged n good program of seven races for opening day with the Howie Inaugural Purse as the chief attraction While the fields for the initial days sport are rather small numerically the entries are for the most part seasoned horses that have just lately arrived from New Orleans and Havana and therefore are ready to race to their best form The track is In fine condition and indications are that the weather man will furnish a pleasant sunshiny day to greet the return of the thoroughbred Certain it is that with propitious weather the Prince George course will hardly accommodate the big throng of race hungry devotees that will come from Washington Philadelphia and other surrounding cities together with the large outpouring of local turfites turfitesOn On Saturday evening after the arrival of several southern and eastern consignments there were by actual count 332 thoroughbreds quartered at the Howie course These with the 220 head at Ben ning to be shipped when occasion arises on the daily horse special will supply the material for tie meeting Many additional arrival including delegations from TCnwTork hud HotSprings visTfed tlie Howie course today Racing secretary McTenimn was well satisfied with the first days entries and predicts larger fields as the meeting progresses Ills as ¬ sistant John Hoone who has solicited entries on Jockey Club tracks for two generations visited Henning and secured several entries The mutnel department is in complete readiness Fred Dres seii has returned to supervise the ticket room Jockey Biiiwell will ride free lance on opening day Hy daily exercise he has reduced his riding weight to 110 JKHiads JKHiadsL L A Sawyers Saxhams Journey broke a leg while destroyedThe thrashing on Sunday and was destroyed The hordes Producer Air Man and Fannie Median which arrived from Xew Orleans in poor condition are convalescing Jack Thornbys Huckfire a member of the same consignment was badly injured in shipment by the bursting of the car waterpipes lint will be saved savedC C llonbre was an arrival from Jefferson with three horses horsesGad Gad Hryan stockholder in the Howie track arrived enthusiastic over the success of the Jeffer ¬ son Park spring meeting and predicted a great future for the southern plant witli the ambitious plans mapped for next year Kngene yearKngene Lntz stable of four head is en route from Jefferson Park Jockey Krickson has also reported reportedTom Tom Shannon delegated Frank Capra to make the engagements StapletonCol of the promising apprentice Stapleton Col P T Chinn arrived today from Lexington Lexingtonapt apt Truitt commander of the medical depart ¬ ment at Camp Meade was a visitor and predicted a renewal of racing interest by the military men of the nearby cantonment cantonmentJudge Judge K C Smith represented the Jockey Club in the acceptance of applications for licenses and other official business businessSamuel Samuel Ross filly Ormonda was at racing edge when she struck herself exercising over at the Henning track which will delay her racing tem ¬ porarily 1 M Hubbard arrived from Louisville with three horses horsesHarry Harry M Stevens has renewed his contract for the catering privilege and completed his organization for the Howie meeting meetingNEW NEW TIMERS STAND ERECTED ERECTEDThe The cyclonic winds of Friday razed the Howie timers stand to the ground and superintendent Richard Pending immediately planned the construc ¬ tion of a more substantial structure which will be in openingSteward readiness for tin opening Steward K C Smith who will represent the Jockey Club at the Southern Maryland meeting arrived Saturday He was joined today by presiding judge Joseph A Murphy who will com ¬ plete Howies official family whose members are identical with the PI18 roster rosterA A carload erf thoroughbreds arrived from Xew Orleans including those of Joseph Marrones and M Uooneys in charge of E T Colton and those few remaining turf representatives of Barney Schreibcr the Missouri breeder four in all allJockeys Jockeys Pauley Denyse Mooney Stirling Corey and W Doyle are further additions to the pigskin colony who will be seen in action on Howies open ¬ ing day dayLieut Lieut Jack Dunn Jr a son of the local baseball magnate Lieut T M llorner Howard Wright late of the I S Aviation Corps L Messersmith and William Walsh recently returned from overseas where he served with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces are some of them who have been mustered out of the army nnd will assist in the operation of the parimutnel department departmentFred Fred Houghsman was an arrival from Havana His horses will be shipped to Maryland at the con cjusion of the Cuban meeting meetingQuietude Quietude and Translate are reported to have wintered well at Robert Waldens farm at Middle Ilirg Md The latter has developed splendidly luring his winters rest and may justify the confi ¬ dence which Mr Walden displayed when he refused the offers made by Messrs Ward and Martin and the Calnmet Stable at Laurel last fall Translate is being pointed for the Pivakness and if the in ¬ clination for route travel which he displayed during the fall of 1918 may he taken as a guide he will prove a serious contender for the biggest of the Maryland spring stakes stakesWilliam William Woodard a local banker and turf en ¬ thusiast owner of a modest racing string was a visitor at Howie on Saturday in company with Judge K C Smith SmithThe The stable of O W Forman one of the most pretentious in size at Howie numbering eighteen meuilmrs is reported in its entire readiness to par ¬ ticipate during the opening week The greater part of these have wintered at Howie and have been in preparation since January lii while others have boon shipped from Jefferson Park where they raced with some success successL L A Sawyer was an arrival from Xew Orleans with three horses

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