Pimlicos Greatest Crowd: Record Attendance Sees Racing at Marylands Oldest Track.; Sandy Beal Wins Spring Handicap--Elkridge Club Steeplechase a Thriller., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-08


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PIMLICOS GREATEST CROWD Record Attendance Sees Racing at Marylands Oldest Track Sandy Beal Wins Spring Handicap Elkridge Club Steeple ¬ chase a Thriller PIMLICO Mel May 7 Pimlico had this after noon the record crowd of the Maryland season Fifteen thousand racing enthusiasts packed the grandstands and lawns and the overflow made themselves as comfortable as possible in the infield It was one of the largest gatherings that ever witnessed a race run over this historic old course Overhead racing conditions were ideal but the going was still heavy and slow time was made in the different races A well arranged program was provided witii the Pimlico Spring Handicap the Klkridge Steeple ¬ chase and the Country Club Handicap as the attrac ¬ tions tionsW W S Murray furnished the winner of the Spring Handicap in Sandy Beal which came from behind and won in rather easy fashion by a length from Paul Jones Boniface finished third He dropped back in the early running but after closing a big gap his heavy impost told on him and he tired tiredThe The Elkridge Club Steeplechase resulted in a great finish between Northward and Sea Serpent The outcomewiyas in doubt until the final strides and the first headThe mentioned was awarded the verdict by a head The spectators were given an inkling of the good sport that was in store for them when in the open ¬ ing dasli the first three horses to pass the judges were so closely grouped that it was not until the official placing was announced that the public was certain who had won Enrico Caruso Hedland and Paul Connelly were awarded first second and third places respectively the first mentioned getting the major portion of the purse by the slender margin of a nose noseJockey Jockey Rice who was reported suspended for three days by starter Cassidy at Jamaica yester ¬ day had the mount on Tricks in the fifth and Paul Jones in the sixth race this afternoon afternoonSPURS SPURS had a rougli time in his race being sharply cut off and sent to his knees soon after the start Many looked for a disqualification but the riders were not even called into the stand by the stewards Sweep stewardsSweep Up II was reported as having come out of the first race in bad condition conditionJockeys Jockeys Gruneisen and Harbourne will accompany the J K L Ross stable to Toronto when the horses are shipped from here to Woodbine Park at the conclusion of this meeting meetingIt It is said that the question of whether the Mary ¬ land Racing Commission should issue licenses to jockeys and trainers will in all probability be re ¬ opened by the commission next week weekI I Shaw lias taken over the horses owned by Otto Turrcll and G Kobertson and will ship them to Canada He is making an attempt to save his old racer Soldat de Verdun and lias had his leg plated in a plaster cast Little Cottage which broke down in ills training this spring has been turned ut at a farm near Howie Marauder which was claimed by Uobertson last fall is going along well Shaw hopes to have him ready for the Toronto meeting meetingJohns Johns Umma hit herself just below the knee iii her recent race and will be an absentee from the races for some time timeJohn John Murray acquired the plater Pickle Fancy by private purchase from B4 B Rice She will be shipped to Canada CanadaJudge Judge E C Smith was given permission by the Jockey Club to remain at Pimlico for the meeting hut lie will join the official family on the metro ¬ politan tracks May 17 17Jockey Jockey morningK Rice returned from Jamaica this morning K J Walden will ship the big string of racers lie is handling for C A Morris to Kentucky at the conclusion meetingG of the Pimlico meeting G W Forman will send his jumpers Candle and Xonus to Canada CanadaThe The J F Flannagan string of steeplechasers will also be sent to Toronto and jockeys W J Keating and A Stretcli will accompany the stable which is in charge of B A Cole

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