John Ward to Race in Maryland: Midway, Escoba and Doge to be Sent after Valuable Long-Distance Fixtures, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-03


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1 JOHN WARD TO RACE IN MARYLAND Midway, Escoba and Dodgo to Be Sent After Val-uablo Long-Distance Fixtures. IIARVE DE GRACE, Md., September 2. The stable of John S. Ward of Kentucky will campaign on the Maryland tracks Havre de Grace. Laurel, Pimllco and Bowie this fall. And the horses that Mr. Ward has brought to Havre de Grace include J. W. Parrishs Midway, winner at Churchill Downs last spring of the 0,000 Kentucky Handicap, in which his most formidable opponents were Beaver-kill, Exterminator and The Porter; Kenneth D. Alexanders Escoba, winner of the- Breeders Futurity at Lexington in 191G, and the veteran Dodge, a son of Jim Gaffney," and one of the great three-year-olds of the season of 1910. Mr. Ward developed Dodge four years back, and at Saratoga in August 1910 sold the Jim Gaffney colt to A. K. Macombcr for 5,000. Under Mr. Macombers silks Dodge picked up 12G pounds and defeated the then redoubtable Spur in the Saranac Handicap, running one mile in 1:3S. Mr. Ward bought him back in Kentucky some seven weeks ago, and he believes tlutt Dodge will make a first-rate long-distance runner again. Dodge and Midway and Escoba will be named for all the long-distance races to be decided in Maryland in the fall. Midway, which won .the Saranac Handicap of 1917, went to Saratoga in July to be prepared for the Saratoga Cup. But he was suffering from an injured foot and his injury did not heal in time. He is, however, in splendid condition now and he will be ready, Mr. Ward believes, to bear the silks of Mr. Parrish, who is a tobacco grower and banker of Midway. Kentucky, in the ,000 Harford County and the 0,000 Havre de Grace Handicaps at Havre de Grace. Midway, a son of Ballot Thirty-third, is a brilliant long-distance runner. He has fine speed also. Last summer at Saratoga ho made the speedy Sun Briar gallop one mile in 1:30 and a new American record to beat him in the Delaware Handicap. After the Havre- de Grace Handicap Midway will bo pointed for the ,500 Annapolis Handicap, a race of one milo and a half, for three-year-olds and over, that will be decided at Laurel oh October 11, and after that he will train for the 10,000 Bowie Cup and the ,000 Pimlieo Autumn Cup. There are about 300 horses stabled at Havre de Grace and many more arriving daily to take part in the fall meeting, which opens September 11.

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