Pimlico Futurity Divided: Two Raced instead of One, Each with 0,000 Added, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-03


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PIMLICO FUTURITY DIVIDED Two Races Instead of One, Each with 0,000 Added. Maryland Jockey Club Again Startles Turf World with Another Exceedingly Pleasing Innovation. BALTIMORE, Md., November 2. The Maryland Jockey Club has always been recognized as one of the most progressive racing organizations in this country. A few years back it startled the racing world with an innovation that met with considerable criticism, namely, changing the time-honored custom of charging an entrance fee for stake, races, the only obligations of the nominators being the starting fee. That this innovation met with favor one only has to look at the record-breaking list of nominations received for these stakes. Then in 1918 the Maryland Jockey Club again startled the turf world by announcing that on account of the large number of j entries for the Preakness Stakes, the race would be divided into two separate contests, and instead of one race with 5,000 added there would be two, each with 5,000 added. Now this oldest of Maryland racing organizations has another startling piece of news for horsemen and racing followers. Here it is : "The directors of the Maryland Jockey Club, at a meeting held in the clubhouse this morning, announced through William P. Riggs that the Pimlico Futurity would be split and run in two divisions, with the full value of 0,000 added to each race." The announcement came as a surprise to horsemen this morning and the liberal policy was greeted with high commendation by everyone. The race, which is at one mile, has a large entry list and from present indications will bring together about twenty-five starters. Among those that have expressed the intention of starting one or more are H. P. Whitney, R. L. Gerry, August Belmont, E. B. McLean, T. W. OBrien, Sewell Combs, Montfort Jones, E. R. Bradley, S. McNaugh-ton, Walter J. Salmon, R. T. Wilson, J. S. Cosden, Quincy Stable and several others. A committee of three horsemen will be decided upon and lots will be drawn for the starters in each division. Arrangements are under way to bring the four money winners of both races together in a special race at three-quarters of a mile later in the meeting.

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