Rain and Mud at Bowie: Trainers Forced to Send Charges over Heavy Course-Applications Are Pouring In, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-30


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RAIN AND MUD AT BOWIE Trainers Forced to Send Charges Over Heavy Course Applications Are Pouring- In. BOWIE, Md., March 2D. Over a track that had been drenched by a hard nights rain, trainers sent their charges this morning over the Bowie course in preparation for the opening days racing on Tuesday. Joseph McLennan was deluged with applications from trainers and jockeys who wish to ply their vocation during the Maryland racing season. Joseph F. Hayward, secretary of the Maryland Racing Commission, announced that he would arrive on Monday morning and pass on all applications. Starters Snyder and Hamilton were at Bowie this morning and were kept busy schooling two-year-olds at the barrier. The majority of the budding racers were forward in their lessons. Those that wintered at Benning were schooled during the winter and are pronounced well above the average in that respect. It has not been decided who will wield the flag the opening day, although the majority of horsemen have centered upon Snyder. The final touches to the plant have been completed and a large force of workmen were kept busy during the day. The track was in wretched condition due to the heavy rains and pronounced mud runners have the call on the opening day. Weights for the inaugural handicap over the seven-eighths distance have been allotted and will be released at five oclock. Twenty-four have been iiamed for the race, which carries an added value of ,000. The influx of horses still continues and track superintendent Richard Pending is hard pressed to find room for the recent arrivals. Donaghee, the Kentucky Derby candidate that raced into prominence through Canada last year, is going along well in his preparations and owner Bean is confident that ho will give a good account of himself in the running of the great Kentucky race. Trainer Alec Gordon, who has charge of the "Bud" Fisher racers, will send several to Havre de Grace according to word received today. Mr. Mutt, the main reliance of the stable, will be a starter in the Preakness, while Nellie Morse may be seen under colors in the running of the Pimlico Oaks.

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