Chevy Chase to be Run Saturday: First of the Rich Fall Steeplechases Attracts Best Jumpers in Training, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-15


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CHEVY CHASE TO BE RUN SATURDAY First of the Rich Fall Steeplechases Attracts Best Jumpers in Training. LAUREL, Md., October 14. The first of the great Maryland fall steeplechases will be decided at Laurel Park next Saturday, when the ,000 Chevy Chase, a race of two miles and a half, for four-year-olds and over, is run. The Chevy Chase is expected to attract nearly every crosscountry horse of distinction in training. Probably the only notable absentee next Saturday will be The Brook. The son of Troutbeck, which for two years lias been rated the best of American crosscountry stars, developed a leg trouble a couple of weeks back and his owner. J. E. Griffith, of Baltimore, ordered him into retirement until next year. The best and fittest of the potential starters are Mrs. Payne Whitneys Syosset and Debadou; Joseph E. Davis Brooks, winner of the Manly Memorial of 1917; W. R. Coes Bet, winner of the Manly Memorial of 191S; Mrs. F. Ambrose Clarks Elyslan and Toppy Nix, the last named a two-time winner at Laurel this fall; F. Ambrose Clarks Robiu Good-fellow; Capt. Ral Parrs Warlock, Bughouse, Man o the Hour and Le Marsouin; John Flannagans Lytle; Archibald Barklies Blankenburg; Mrs. Walter Jeffords Barklie and Babcock; Edward M. Welds Weldship, and Joseph E. Wideners Doublet, Stonewood. Duettiste and Skibbereen. Weldship, one of the best of the veteran jumpers still in action, won at Laurel on Saturday in such fashion as to indicate that he had got back to his best form. He fenced perfectly and stuck it out over the two-mile course in gallant style. Blankenburg. another champion of other years, is, Mr. Barklie believes, about ready to run to his best form. Blankenburg has been on the shelf since the running of the Brook Cup Chase at Belmont Park in 1916. Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Clark own the best of the four-year-old eligibles for the Chevy Chase in Debadou, the winner last year of the ,000 Elkrldge at Pimlico, and Elysian. Elyslan was favorite in the Elkridge, but lost his rider after he had traveled two miles, and finished without his weight. Both Bet and Brooks have been carefully pointed for the Chevy Chase since last spring.

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