Opening Program at Bowie: Maryland Spring Racing Season Begins This Afternoon, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-01


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, | ! | J , | J • n ■ f ■ 11 e ? 11 ■ in 11 " OPENING PROGRAM AT BOWIE . a i Maryland Spring Racing Season Begins This Afternoon. a- Attractive Card Offered, With Inaugural Handicap the Outstanding Feature. a ■ BOWIE. Xld.. XIarch 31. — The spring racing season of 19J will be inaugurated tomorrow afternoon when Bowie will throw open its gates for the twelve days meeting to be held under i |ie auspices of the Souihern .Maryland Agricultural Association. The day program is an attractive one of seven well-filled races, featured by the Inaugural Handi cap. This is a dash of seven-eighths of a mile for thiee-year olds and over, and brings together a field of ten. with the ever-popular Tlppity Witchet allotted the top weight of VIA pounds. He is coupled with his stable companion. Biff Bang. The race has l.."iM added and, besides the above-mentioned pair, the other overnight acceptances include Bunga Buck. Hob-y Baker. Super. St. Allan. Gray Gables, Slippery Elm. Bygone Days and Lunetta. a field of good quality and promise. The Promenade Iurse and the Twin Cities Purse are supplementary features and well-balanced fields have been named to go in each race. The former is a dash of five and a half furlongs with a field of eight, while in the Twin Cities eleven were named to start. The latter is a dash of three-quarters and brings together a fast hand of sprinters. Wearhec conditions were anything but promising for for the opening, dull end lowering clouds prevailing all day and the probabilities are for tain tomonow. The track, which was drenched by a storm that visited the locality .lesleidny, was in splendid condition this morning and was crowded with horses going through their training activities. No works of sensational nature were uncovered anil the majority of those working were going along In a slow manner. The Bowie plant has been freshened up considerably, the stands and club house being given fresh coats of paint. The railroad facilities are the same as in the past and patrons will be accommodated fiom Washington and Baltimore by special trains which will leave at frequent intervals. The main track, greatly improved by a new top soil that was placed upon it during the winter months and worked in a dilligent manner, is a big improvement over the old course. OFFICIALS FOR THE MEETING. The officials for the meeting are all here and are as follows: Stewards — H. P. Conkling". John B. Campbell and George Brown, Jr. Judges — Joseph A. Xlurphy. Edward Tribe. J. H. Anderson. XX. Nnrvell and Baker XXalters. Starter — Jeorge Miller. Racing Secretary — Jos. XIcLennan Clerk of the Scales — John P. Turner. Paddock and Pairoi Judges— W. Doyle. C. Meis-ter and R. Biggs. J. P.. Campbell arrived from his home in New Orleans this morning and entered upon his duties immediately. L. Xleripole received word today that the three-year-old Ferritin, which wintered at Blue Bonnets. Xlontreal. would he shipped from that point to Havre de Grace today. Ferritin was unseM-d last fall. .1. XI. Collins XXoodi brush was fired yesterday and was sent to R. A. Smiths farm at Newark. Del., to be turned out for the summer. A. Swenke at private terms purchased from H. Wolfe the cop | rail the latter held on the apprentice rider R. Rice. The latter rode wilh some success last winter at New Orleans. Frank Farrar. who iias a breeding farm at Par-nt-M. Ma., reported that the English-bred stallion Polroma had been bred to ten mares last season and all are heavily in foa!. Three of the mares are overdue, namely. May XX"., Tin Lizzie and Meddling Hannah. Polroma is making his first season in the stud and will be bred back to the majority of Ihe maies. Sundial II. and Radical, which wintered at R. A. Smiths farm, wore shipped lo Havre de Brace today from Newark. Del. The two are the properly of L. T. Bauer and will be put into actie training immediately. Xlortimer Xlurphy. who has the promising apprentice A. Thomas under contract, returned from a business trip te Now X"ork. Thomas will hegjn the XI ary l.tid season at Bowie. Benjamin Beach arrived from Buffalo and secured the books of jockeys T. Brooke and XL Schwa: la. Terry Farley, who will have charge of the jockeys room, came in this morning from New York and reported that the following riders will ride here: C. C. Xliller, XI. Schwartz. F. Chiavetta. XL Buxton. A. Gantner. A. Sterling. C. Robinson. R. Roinanelli. J. J. Xl.Cal-e. R. Flynn. A. Fialey. J. Pierce. E. Ambrose. T. Rrooke. .1. Conley, A. Frieshon. L. Gregory. N. Huff. A. Johnson. E. Josiah. L. Morris, J. Owens. J Wallace. F. Hunt. T. Rice. F. Wo..dsto. , C. Jackson. W. Kelsay, .1. M.Taggart. E. Xlartz. C. Turner. J. But well. C. Lang, F. Keogh. L. Penman and C. Kunimer.

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