Here and There on the Turf: One Blank Day a Novelty.; Closing of Bowie Stake Entries.; Victories of Amole and Blanc Seing., Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-20


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Here and There on the Turf One Blank Day a Novelty NoveltyClosing Closing of Bowie Stake En ¬ tries triesVictories Victories of Amole and Blanc Seing For the first day all winter there was no racing on this side of the world Monday The Jefferson Park meeting came to a close Satur ¬ day and Sunday and Monday were off days to enable the horsemen to move their racing strings over to Mobile At both Havana and Tijuana there is no Monday racing racingSince Since Havana and Tijuana have come into winter racing there has been almost continu ous racing through the winter months and now that Mobile has become a part of the regular circuit there is more employment closer home for the horses that race in the South in the cold months monthsTime Time was when the Washington Jockey Club at Bsnning was an excellent stopgap between New Orleans and New York while Hot Springs Nashville and Memphis filled in the early spring dates of the horsemen who raced later on in Kentucky With the pass ¬ ing of Benning as a race course there has come great growth to the Maryland circuit that makes the move up the Atlantic seaboard an easy and profitable one No tracks have taken the place of Oaklawn Nashville and Memphis but Lexington has taken on in ¬ creased importance and its opening in April does not mean much lost time after the win ¬ ter campaign campaignIt It is regretted that Benning no longer has its race meeting and that Hot Springs Nash ¬ ville and Memphis have passed but the pres ent succession of meetings gives horses ample employment all through the year even if Mon ¬ day was an idle day for the stables The entries in the Inaugural Handicap which will be the opening feature of the Southern Maryland Associations meeting at Bowie will close March 28 The Bowie meeting is to open Monday April 2 so that the closing date is just five days before the race raceThe The late closing is popular with the horse ¬ men and it always results in a good field of starters Joseph McLennan has always so framed his stakes when it was possible arid large fields and excellent contests testify to the efficacy of such a plan While the num ber of nominations may not come up to what would be received with an earlier closing it is certain that the percentage of starters from the nominations is always greater greaterWhen When a horse is entered for a race just five days before its decision the owner has a line on his candidate that induces the entry That horse will go to the post nine times out of ten unless an accident keeps it from meeting the engagement Secretary McLen ¬ nan has carried out the ame idea with the other spring stake races at Bowie The Capi ¬ tol Handicap which is to be run Saturday April 7 docs not close until the Thursday before white the Prince Georges Handicap for April 14 closes on April 11 11This This is the same plan that has been fol lowed out by Mr McLennan at New Orleans for the past eight years and it has proved suc ccssfuL From an average of thirty nomina ¬ tions there has always bcn a big list of starters and this means that the horscme n have not been burdened with forfeits on horses that did not belong in such races The victory of Amole in the Louisiana Derby must have been gratifying to both James But ¬ ler and Major August Belmont Major Bel mont bred Vulcain the sire of this colt and Mr Butler bought him at the Henry T Ox nard estate sale It was the late Henry T Oxnard that bred the colt coltVulcain Vulcain is a son of Rock Sand and Lady of the Vale by Rayon dOr and was bred in France by Major Belmont who also bred his dam With limited opportunities he has proved himself a successful stock horse and is a valuable addition to Mr Butlers East View farm and to thoroughbred breeding in the state of New York There are few stock horses that can boast of better blood lines and being only thirteen years old at this time he should have many years of usefulness before him himWilliam William Daniels Blanc Seing winner on Sunday of the Tijuana Darby at a mile and an eighth was the only twoyearold in New York racing last year to beat older horses over a considerable distance Blanc Seing won a mile dash in 140 at Empire City October 27 and defeated such useful horses as Emotion Nose Dive Cirrus Modo and Flannel Shirt giving thereby a certificate of his ability to stay well wellThe The colt is a chestnut son of North Star III and Bed of Roses by Cunard and was bred by Edward R Bradley at the Idle Hour Stock Farm The two Tijuana victories of this colt would tend to show that racing him against older horses while he was a twoyearold at least worked him no injury It has been con ¬ tended by some good judges that twoyear olds should not be put to such a test and in fact that they should not be raced over a reater distance than seveneighths at any time while in their twoyearold season How ¬ ever that may be it is obvious that Blanc Seing not only was not hurt but has improved into a real Kentucky Derby candidate with a chance to win that rich race

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