Theyre Off At Pimlico: Racing at Popular Maryland Course Begins Auspiciously.; Champlain and Mainmast Win the Principal Contests of Inaugural Program., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-02


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THEYRE OFF AT P1ML1CO Racing at Popular Maryland Course Begins Auspiciously Champlain and Mainmast Win Winthe the Principal Contests of ofInaugural Inaugural Program BALTIMORE Md May 1 Racing was ushered in at Pimlico this afternoon under ideal conditions Midsummer weather pre ¬ vailed and a large crowd was on hand to witness the running of the inaugural pro ¬ gram Racing was of a spirited nature and several of the winners were home first only after hard drives and vigorous riding ridingNo No stake feature adorned the program but much interest was centered in the running of the Wicomico Purse for threeyearolds at threequarters of a mile in which some Derby and Preakness candidates were among the starters J S Cosdens Good Times on the strength of recent private trials was in ¬ stalled the choice The start was a good one Champlain and Caretaker were away to ¬ gether and set a fast pace for the others to follow while Oil Man and Good Times raced in close formation with Trevelyan bringing up the rear Entering the stretch Champlain shook off Caretaker and drew away into a short lead Caretaker hung on with splendid courage and only gave way to Oil Man in the final sixteenth The latter finished reso ¬ lutely Good Times was well up early but sulked throughout the race and finished last Trevelyan closed a big gap gapThe The Merchants Handicap at a mile shared with the threeyearold race the attention of the big crowd It marked the initial appear ¬ ance for the year of J K L Ross crack colt Baby Grand which though racing well and close up throughout had to lower his colors to E F Whitneys speedy Mainmast The latter led all the way and was never in danger Incidentally it was the second suc ¬ cess of the afternoon for the winners owner Carmandale having carried his colors to vic ¬ tory in the third race raceFIRST FIRST TO TALL TIMBER TIMBERR R T Wilsons Tall Timber was winner r the opening dash of the afternoon at a half mile in an easy manner from Windigo and Frank G The winner ran the distance in 47 which establishes a new track record clipping threefifths off the old mark held jointly by Careful and Cresson The winner was ridden by jockey Butwell and was the popular choice in the speculation speculationJ J W Beans Peccant was the winner of the Inaugural Steeplechase over the twomile course from Flying Scout and Sobrigade The race as a spectacle was one of the best exhibited this spring the field completing UK course without any mishaps mishapsEdward Edward F Whitneys Carmandale was re ¬ turned winner of the third race of the day a dash of threequarters of a mile after a hard drive with Mavourneen and Pride of India The start found Brilliant Ray away in front closely pursued by Carmandale with the remainder of the field racing in close formation Carmandale went to the front after passing the halfmile post and saved ground all the way Mavourneen began slowly and was forced to race around the outside of the field while Pride of India was a forward contender on the inside Car ¬ mandale tired near the finish but gamely held Mavourneen and Pride of India safe safeLADY LADY BOSS ALL THE WAY WAYLady Lady Boss ridden by jockey Thomas beat a small band of twoyearolds in a decisive manner in the running of the fourth race at four and a half furlongs Be Trueman took second place and Lank third The winner dominated the running from the start and was under restraint through the final quarter quarterHenry Henry McDaniel has transferred the J K L Ross stable to Pimlico The divi ¬ sion quartered at the Ross farm at Laurel will be shipped to Woodbine Park Toronto during the Pimlico meeting meetingThe The Quincy Stable under the care of trainer J Fitzsimmons arrived at Pimlico from New York yesterday yesterdayBenjamin Benjamin Beach has taken over the en ¬ gagement books of jockeys J Rowan and E Harbourne for the Canadian circuit circuitJames James F OHara manager of the Bowie track was a visitor this afternoon afternoonWillie Willie Shea announced this afternoon that he would ship his twoyearolds to Canada at the conclusion of the Jamaica meeting to be campaigned over the major tracks in the Dominion DominionJockey Jockey Albert Johnson will ride the first two days here and leave for New York to report to trainer Eugene Wayland WaylandSteeplechase Steeplechase jockey Charles Mergler was Continued on eighth page THEYEE OFF AT PIMLICO Continued from first page married on Saturday to Miss Helen Stone of Havre de Grace at Elkton Md MdMr Mr and Mrs F Ambrose Clark have taken a house in the Green Spring Valley for the Pimlico meeting meetingSteve Steve Lawler will ship the Allies Stable of twenty horses from here to Canada and cam ¬ paign on the Canadian circuits circuitsSheridan Sheridan Clark is accepting applications for stall reservations for the Connaught Park and Dorval meetings meetingsEdward Edward F Seagram owner of a preten ¬ tious Canadian stable was a visitor today from his home in Waterloo WaterlooJohn John Lumsden arrived from Ottawa to witness the running of the afternoons rac ¬ ing ingW W P OMeara manager of the J K L Ross breeding farm at Vercheres Quebec was also a visitor visitorThe The first claim of the meeting came with the running of the fourth race when Sam Louis boosted Lady Boss to 3100 at which figure he secured her herStarter Starter Milton suspended jockeys C Lang and H Thomas for three days for disobe ¬ dience at the barrier in the Merchants Han ¬ dicap

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