Maryland Futurity Of 00,000: Richest Race In The World May Be Established By Maryland Racing Associations, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-16


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MARYLAND FUTURITY OF 100000 RICHEST RACE IN THE WORLD MAYBE ESTABLISHED BY MARYLAND RACING ASSOCIATIONS BY T K LYNCH LYNCHSARATOGA SARATOGA SPRINGS N Y August 15 If the plans suggested by Robert J Walden are carried out the richest event ever run on the American turf will be an annual fixture at one of the Mary ¬ land tracks Mr Walden proposes that the asso ¬ ciations under whose management the meetings at Havre de Grace Laurel and Pimllco are conducted subscribe 20000 each to be added to a stake to be known as the Maryland Futurity The race will call for twoyearolds and the three clubs are to draw lots to decide over which course the inaugural running of the event will be held The conditions of the stake will undoubtedly be patterned after the Futurity run at Belmont Park and the total value should be close to 100000 Mr Walden who besides being a trainer maintains rather a pretentious breeding establishment at Middleburg Maryland is anxious to see his suggestion adopted by the Maryland clubs and is of the opinion that it will go a long way to help popularize the sport in that state with the general public publicWilliam William P RIggs who came up from Maryland a few days back when asked his views on the proposition said Pimlico is always ready to step n and do its part in anything that has a tendency to make the sport popular and encourage the horse ¬ men to race their best in Maryland The Maryland Jockey Club stands ready to subscribe its sUarg to the i5rser i5rsersaid1 ° said1 Mr Riggs and I urn certain that Laurel will also agree to keep up its end The people who are now in control of the Laurel track are in racing mainly to elevate the sport and when the matter is put up to them I have no doubt but what they will agree to fulfill their share of the agreement agreementIt It looks as if it is up to the Havre de Grace people whether the stake will be given or not and with a man like Edward Sims at the head of affairs it is a safe thing to say that he will agrees to subscribe his part to a race of this sort Besides being a big thing for racing it ri encourage horsemen in paying a liberal price for yearlings and should keep up the high standard set in the sales ring this summer What breeders were inter ¬ viewed were quite enthusiastic over the matter and to say that the horsemen received the news witli pleasure would be but expressing it mildly It shows prdgressiveness and liberality on the part of the Maryland clubs and the fact that the race will be run alternately every year at one of the three tracks gives it sort of a sporting proposi ¬ tion It is more than likely that the running of the event will be at the fall meetings which will give the twoyearolds every opportunity for a long and careful preparation preparationHere Here is good news for the horsemen Every stall at the Laurel track has been thoroughly overhauled and disinfected One hundred and ten of the poorer ones have been demolished and about 200 new stalls erected to take their place There are now accommodations for 1100 horses on the ground The big feature of the meeting will be a race for threeyearolds at a mile and a quarter to which 10000 will be added Excellent train serv ¬ ice has been assured and every indication points to the greatest meeting ever held at that course courseWm Wm McDaniel has arranged to ship the A H Diaz stable from here to Havre de Grace at the conclusion of this meeting These horses are now in splendid form and are giving an excellent account of themselves themselvesEdward Edward R Thomas whose colors will be carried by Doleful probably at this meeting and who con ¬ templates gathering together a useful stable of thoroughbreds is thinking of sending his horses to Cuba at the conclusion of the fall meetings Mr Thomas has cruised in the southern waters for the last few years and has been an annual visitor at Oriental Park Several other wellknown eastern owners are talking of sending a division of their stables to Cuba next winter winterDuring During the Timonium Fnjr te editors of county papers in Maryland will gather for their annual session The meeting will be held in the new 50000 exhibition building on the grounds which has just been completed and matters pertaining to agriculture and breeding of stock will be dis cussed Five of the thoroughbred stallions in the caverntnent service will be exhibited during the convention of the newspaper men and an attractive program of races will be arranged for the occasion occasionJames James Milton was an arrival from New York He came here at the request of the Saratoga Associa ¬ tion to help out until starter Mars Cassidy recovered from his illness illnessFrank Frank McGintv has arranged to leave here on Monday for Laurel with his new purchase Plan tarede which he secured a few days ago from T Maher He will take at the same time the year ¬ lings purchased at the recent sales by Commander J K L Ross and will turn them over to Frank Stevens when the latter arrives from Canada with the yearlings bred at Commander Ross farm back of Montreal MontrealJames James Bean who maintains a small breeding es ¬ tablishment in Maryland was an arrival and will remain for a week or ten days daysHarry Harry Rites shipped the yearlings he purchased to Baltimore James Healey has arranged to ship the yearlings owned by J Murphy from Pennsylvania to the Gentlemens Driving Park Baltimore where they will be broken by Wm Livingston trainer of the Edward McBride string stringStuart Stuart Polk will leave with his horses for Ti ¬ monium Wm Walker and W Oliver will also ship to the same place Theo Coles who has been out of racing for some time will come back into the sport again next fall He shipped from Richmond to Timonium a mixed stable steeplechasers and flat racers the property of W J Finnegan

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