Theyre Off At Pimlico: Big Crowd Present Despite Bad Weather Conditions.; Baby Grand, Billy McLaughlin and Houdini Victors in the Principal Races., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-04


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THEYRE OFF AT PIMLICO Big Crowd Present Despite Bad Weather Conditions Baby Grand Billy McLaughlin McLaughlinand and Houdini Victors in the thePrincipal Principal Races PIMLICO MYl May 3 The opening of tlie Maryland Jockey Clubs spring meeting brought out 12000 racing enthusiasts to Pinilico this after ¬ noon This too despite adverso weather conditions and an ordinary program Much enthusiasm was in evidence and the winners received rounds of ap planse There is niore sentiment attached to the sport here than at any other track in Maryland and the attendance too is of a much higher class than at any of the other courses coursesThere There wer intermittent showers during the after ¬ noon and the going was slow Withdrawals were numerous and in the afternoons feature race the Merchants Handicap only three starters went to the post Commander J K It Ross furnished the winner in Baby Grand which made all the pace and won under restraint from Dr Joe In the Wicomico Turse Billy McLaughlin again demonstrated his quality by defeating Lough Storm By Timiny Sailing B and others in a sterling per fprmaneel He wps waited with until entering the stretch where he wore down Lough Storm and drew clear in1 the last few strides The latter ran a good race for his first out as did By Jlminy which closed fast after a slow beginning E B McLean introduced a speedy youngster in Jreamof Allah winner of the fourth race which called for twoyearolds owned by a resident of Maryland Virginia Pennsylvania or the District of Columbia Dream of the Valley is a daughter of the famous Colin and ran like her daddy did in his juvenile days She was away like a flash and quickly spreadeagled her opponents winning by five lengths eased up upThe The Inaugural Steeplechase proved easy for Hou ¬ dini the favorite Royal Arch tiring badly after making a threatening challenge going to the last fence fenceJ J K Davis furnished the winner of the opening race in the Virginiabred twoyearold Prodigious a daughter of Fayette Himatiou making her first start of her racing career She displayed keen speed and led her opponents from start to finish never seriously menaced menacedThe The second race was a thriller being practically a duel between Uncle John and Pride of India The 7 air raced like a team all the way the firstmen ¬ tioned having a slight advantage which he held to the end although tiring badly in the final strides Manoevre was third but never threatened the first two Uncle John was neglected in the betting and paid 3510 for 2 to win winMax Max Silvers one of Martin Nathansons assist ¬ ants in the secretarys office at Oriental Park was a visitor He reports that Adolph Allegras Wrack mare Diffidence which was left in Cuba had been bred to Bistouri a young sire by Tracery Ballot Bred The offspring will be eligible to the big stakes offered at Oriental Park for Cuban bred horses horsesTcm Tcm Tohar was an arrival from San Diego where lie had been employed in the civil service depart ¬ ment of the United States government Mr Tohar a short time ago lost one of his legs as a resuli of an operation of varicosevins He is painting a picture in oils of the twoyearold St Maurice for W II Rowe RoweCharles Charles Peak was at the track endeavoring to secure some exercise lads for Preston Burcli BurcliFITZSIMMONS FITZSIMMONS STABLE ARBIVES ARBIVESJames James Johnson was a visitor at Pimlico His trainer James Fitzsimmons got in with seven of his horses the remainder being left over at Graveseiid Fitzsimmons will divide his time be ¬ tween the two places He will be at Pimlico on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays and on th other days at Gravesend Mr Johnson is equipped with sufficient riders this year having Lowe Lancaster J Mooney and G Walls He is en ¬ thusiastic over the latter and predicts that he will develop into a firstclass rider riderThe The officials at Pimlico are as follows followsStewards Stewards George Brown Jr representing the Maryland Racing Commission Baker Waters and Frank J Bryan racing officials for the meeting Judges E C Smith J B Campbell and H P Conkling starter James Milton liandicapper Frank J Bryan clerk of the scales H P Conk ling paddock judge P T Roche patrol judges II A Mordecai and L A Cassidy timer William Jennings representatives of the Maryland Racing Commission Carlus M de Garmendia judge at large and John El Charshee auditor auditorJockey Jockey Rominelli has been engaged to ride for the Ambrose Clark stable and will accompany trainer Donohue when the latter ships from here to Toronto TorontoJ J W Pangle announced that he had secured by private purchase from F D Weir the good looking twoyearold DeUiimar by Delhi Marion Rose II Pangle has engaged A N Worley as trainer and will ship his stable which also includes Cubanita and Poniprene from here to Toronto He is in search of a couple of junipers and may secure them at tlie close of the Pimlico meeting meetingThe The plater Frank Monroe came out of his last raie in bad condition and will be an absentee from the races for some time His owner B A Chap ¬ man haw hopes of being able to patch Him up again for tlie late fall meetings in Canada CanadaJ J W Dayton who in former years campaigned a stable of steeplechasers in Canada will this year confine his operations to flat racing His string includes the threeyearold Wraith and the two yearold Aslilin by Ashland Linolln The latter was bred by William B Watson whose fawn ad Joins that of Capt P M AValker in Virginia Ash lln was schooled over tlie jumps as a yearling but after sue showed an eighth at Laurel in 11 Dayton decided to atop schooling her

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