Bowie Stakes Increased: 100 per Cent Upward Revision of Values of Features Prince George Park, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-29


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BOWIE STAKES INCREASED 100 Per Cent Upward Revision of Values of Feature Prince George Park Attractions. BALTIMORE, Md., October 27. An upward revision of 100 per cent of the values of the stakes originally advertised by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Fair Association, for the coming fall meeting at Prince George Park, Bowie, is announced by James F. OHara, general manager at Bowie. The Thanksgiving Handicap, at a mile and a quarter, for three-year-olds and over, will have an added money value of 510,000 instead of ,000. The Endurance Stakes, at a mile, for two-year-olds, and the Prince George Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, for three-year-olds and over, will pay ,000 in added money each, instead of ,500 each. If Mr. OHara and his associates in the Bowie directorate could be assured of the participation on any day in a weight-for-age race, at a mile and a half, a mile and three-quarters or a mile and seven-eighths, of Exterminator, Prince James and Rockmin-ister, Lucky Hour or Taragon II., he would announce such a race as a separate feature with a value of 0,000 in added money and let the Thanksgiving Handicap stand at ,000. Mr. OHara is keenly anxious to bring Rockminister, the hero of the Latonia Championship, into competition with Prince James and Exterminator at Bowie in a great race over a long distance of ground. Rockminister, a splendid son of Friar Rock, a great long-distance runner himself, looks like another route horse of the old-fashioned sort. Exterminator, the greatest long-distance runner of American racing in the last twenty-five years, is the second largest money-earner of American racing history, will soon undoubtedly pass Man o Wars mark and be well on his way toward Isinglass worlds record. Prince James, son of King James, looks like another Exterminator. He has won six straight races since last July and is one of the sensational developments of New York racing. When he defeated Captain Alcock, Sedgefield, Bon Homme, Devastation and Mad Hatter in the 0,000 Aqueduct Handicap in September he lowered the Aqueduct track record for one mile and five-sixteenths to 2:11 llat. Mad Hatter was in splendid form at the time. In the Jockey Club Gold Cup he had just beaten Bit of White and Pillory, the latter winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes. A few days later, at Jamaica. Mad Hatter lowered the track record for a mile and a quarter to 2:03 in the decision of the Pierrepont Handicap, in which he defeated Sedgefield and Hcphaistos. Exterminator, as everybody knows, is owned by Willis Sharpe Kilmer of Bing-hamton, N. Y. Since Mr. Kilmer bought him in the spring of 191S "Old Slim" has never dodged any mans horse when lit. Rockminister .z owned by M n.tfort and Ti. B. Jones. The raising, of the value of t!ie Tlunks--giving Handicap practically i-isures t:e participation of Exterminator, Prince James and Rockminister, provided those survive the Pimlico meeting, as seems probable. Also it probably means the starting of Lucky Hour, Tryster. Mad Hatter, Sennings Park, Hcphaistos and such other horses of the first class as may still be in racing condition.

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