Big Feature for Chicago: Hotel Men to Underwrite a Special Race of 1,000, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-20


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, : I a r s k j c j c A i c 1 J 1 J .i j BIG FEATURE FOR CHICAGO Hotel Men to Underwrite a Spe- cial Race of 1,000. Hope to Have Exterminator, Grey Lag, Bunting, Whiskaway and Other j. Stars Among Starters, o Chicagoans will not be compelled to go away, in the future to see champion horses run. Following Willis Sharpe Kilmers sportsmanlike offer to ship Exterminator, to Chicago for a special race, Joseph A. Murphy, who arrived in the city from Toronto. Sunday, laid the matter before some of the leading hotel men of the city. As a result the hotel men have agreed to underwrite , a special race for the opening day, September 30, at weight for age for three-year-olds and over for a stake of 1,000, of which ,000 will be used for a sterling siiver cup, commemorative of the revival of racing in Chicago. Judge Murphy immediately got busy with the wires. He first sent a message to Mr. Kilmer thanking him for his proffer and then telegrams to S. C. Hildreth, trainer, and Harry Sinclair, owner, of Grey Lag and Kai-Sang, asking them to ship one of the champions for the race. This was supplemented by a personal letter from William A. Pinkerton to Hildreth urging him to ship. Wires were also sent to George Barnes, trainer for Charles W. Clark, owner of Whiskaway, asking for his entry. Mr. Clark, a personal friend of judge Murphy, is in Europe. TELEGRAPH EASTERN HORSEMEN. Harry Payne Whitney, owner of Bunting, and James Rowe, his trainer, were also wired asking for Bunting for the race. Commander J. K. L. Ross was asked for Boniface and Montfort Jones and his trainer, Kay Spence, for Rockminister. Two or three of these stars would make a race of international interest. The telegram sent to Hildreth and others was as follows: "Prominent hotel men have underwritten a special race at weight for age at a mile and a quarter to be run September 30 for a stake of 1,000, of which ,000 will be used for a silver cup commemorative of the permanent revival of racing in Chicago. Breeders and owners of thoroughbreds must recognize the vast importance of the movement to revive racing here. You can give a wonderful stimulus to the movement by sending us your champion horse. I have personally inspected the track and there is no better piece of dirt in the United States or Canada." Judge Murphy on his arrival found the track and stables in fine order, with all the stalls whitewashed inside. The other improvements are moving satisfactorily. Some scars will be left by the army occupation, but before the spring comes around they will be removed, andthe public must be patient. Applications for stable room continue to come in and there will be no scarcity of horses.

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