Maryland Autumn Racing Season: Opens Today at Havre, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-20


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MARYLAND AUTUMN RACING SEASON -Tl " - OPENSTODAYATHAVRE Nineteen Named for 0,000 Eastern Shore Handicap. , Total of One Hundred and Fourteen Horses Entered for First Days Sport. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., September 19. Featured by the running of the Eastern Shore Handicap, a dash of three-quarters, for two-year-olds, the autumn racing season in Mary-la nd will be inaugurated at Havre de Grace tomorrow afternoon. Nineteen juveniles have been named through the entry box to contest for the 0,000 added prize, the Eastern Shore Handicap, and the field comprises some of the best two-year-olds in this section. Top weight of 120 pounds has been allotted to J. S. Cosdens Martingale, while Primus is the light weight of the race, with 93. All of the youngsters named for the dash have been here sufficiently long to be acclimated. The race attracts widespread interest amongst horsemen and local turf followers, and takes on a sort of international aspect, for several of the entries have been racing on the Canadian tracks. Companion piece to the Eastern Shore Handicap and of secondary importance is the Fall Inaugural, for three-year-olds and over, at three-quarters, for which fifteen sprinters have accepted weights and it should furnish a stirring contest. A total of 114 horses have been named to start in the different races to be decided during the afternoon, with the largest field named for the Eastern Shore Handicap. A limit has been placed on races over a long distance of ground and fifteen is the number decided upon. That there is no shortage of horses in this locality was borne out this morning during working hours, and additional cars are arriving daily from other sections. CLUBHOUSE A BEAUTY. Racegoers will on arriving at Havre de Grace for the autumn meeting witness one of the prettiest clubhouse structures in America. The new building is on the colonial order and from the shaded balcony a splendid view of the races can be obtained. A large, comfortable reception room, located on the second floor, with two imposing fireplaces, lends a touch of homelike quality to the place. For the convenience of those that wager booths of all denominations have been provided in the clubhouse. The old building has been moved farther back and serves as a racing secretarys office and jockeys quarters. The track proper is in splendid condition and several fast gallops have been reported. Weather conditions this morning were of a threatening order. Heavy clouds hung low throughout the day and a chilly : breeze made light topcoats a necessity. Preparations to handle a crowd of huge proportions have been completed and the plant is in readiness for the opening bugle. Jockey J. Butwell arrived this morning . with a division of the W. J. Salmon horses ! seven in number in charge of J. Price. Edward Brennan came over from Pimlico . in the interest of the fall stakes to be de- cided at the Maryland Jockey Club meeting, entries for which close tomorrow. Large nominations have been received for the Uir- l ferent races up to date. R. A. Smith, with twenty horses, his own j and the Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords stable, ar-. rived from Belmont Park today. I William Garth, following Martingales race j tomorrow, will decide whether he will ship f the colt to Kentucky for the Breeders Fu- 1 turity or not. The youngster came out of the Futurity slightly injured. The division in Canada, in charge of Woods Garth, will , be shipped to Laurel from that point. C. P. Winfrey reported that the plater Attorney was on the ailing list and would not 2 be seen under colors for some time. Kimball Patterson has arranged to make engagements for the apprentice rider W. " Martin for the first two days of the meeting, following which he will be in charge of his contract employer, J. Crofton. Trainer M. C. Kelley has secured second 1 call on the services of J. McTaggart for this s meeting. G. W. J. Bissell holds first call.

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