Laurels Autumn Program: Maryland State Fair to Distribute 47,000 in Stakes and Purses.; Minimum Purse Value to Be ,000--No Entrance Fee to Stakes or Overnight Races., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-18


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LAURELS AUTUMN PROGRAM Maryland State Fair to Distribute 247000 in Stakes and Purses Minimum Purse Value to Be 1000 No Entrance Pee to toStakes Stakes or Overnight Races BALTIMORE Md July 17 The Maryland State Fair Association has announced an elaborate pro ¬ gram of stakes for the fall meeting at Laurel In all there will be 247000 distributed in stakes and purses during the twentyseven days racing There will be no purse of less than 1000 and the eight stakes including the two steeplechases aggregate 40000 There are but two stakes of less than 5000 added one for twoyearolds and a steeplechase for threeyearolds each of which has 3000 in added money moneyThe The same liberal policy that has made the Mary ¬ land Jockey Club the popular and powerful racing organization it is is to all interests and purposes being followed by the new management at Laurel and if continued along the same lines will meet with the same success Last year the fall meeting at Laurel was curtailed to sixteen days because of the epidemic of Influenza prevalent at the time and for that reason the total distribution to horsq 10460 a splendid showing under the conditions The preceding year Laurel distributed 211240 for twentyseven days racing its best record thus far So it will be seen that the announced money dis ¬ tribution of 247000 for next falls meeting will break all records in that respect respectThe The rule of no entrance fees to stakes and over ¬ night races that has worked out so successfully at Pirnlico will be followed at Laurel LaurelEntries Entries will close September 9 and must be cd dressed to the Maryland State Fair Association Laurel Md MdOne One of the new rules is a request that all start ¬ ers in stakes be named by eleven a m the morning prior to the race to avoid horses being added at the last minute This does not mean that horses cannot be added as has been done heretofore but for public satisfaction The less added starters there are in stakes the greater is the public appre ¬ ciation

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