Maryland Racing Season Begins Today: Inauguration At Bowie Track; Dunlin, Dunboyne, Lord Granite, Aspiration and Other Good Horses Among the Sixteen Named for the Opening Attraction, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-01


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MARYLAND RACING SEASON BEGINS TODAY I . - ♦ INAUGURATION AT BOWIE TRACK + Dunlin, Dunboyne, Lord Granite, Aspiration and Other Good Horses Among the Sixteen Named for the Opening Attraction BOWIE, Md., March 31.— With the running of the opening days card at the Prince George County track tomorrow the eastern racing season will be inaugurated. It is a thoroughly gocd card that racing secretary McLennan has arranged and a big field of well-matched proportions has been named for each race. The outstanding feature of the day hi the Inaugural Handicap, a dash of seven-eighths. A field of sixteen has been named in i here, but it is expected that withdrawals will reduce it to less Dulky proportions. i J. S. Cosdens Dunlin has been allotted top weight of 126 pounds and the race carries a greater interest because it will mark the return of Dunboyne to racing after an absence of looked after looked after i two years. Dunboyne is being by Jack Bichardson, a veteran in handln? cripples, and up to dtte he has done everything that has Leon asked of him. He is Wi II thought of by the handicappers. It is likely that he will have the benefit of jockey Earl Sande in the saddle. Beparation. winner of the Prince Genrgs race last fall, is looked upon as a sure starter. The Davis campaigner has received his preparation at Benning and is pronounced fit. The Derby candidate Donaghec is named here, but he is not looked upon as a certain starter and his debut may come in tho Promenade, a five and a half furlong dash fof three -year-olds. The Twin Cities Purse, at three-quarters, for four-year-olds and over, is another ra e that attracted sprinters of merit. There was a chilly wind at Bowie this morning which was felt, though the sun shone brightly. Nevertheless final preparations for the opening went on. The track elried out rapidly under the influence e f the strong wind, which swept the course yesterday and today. Track superintendent Pending has a large force of men and harrows on the ground. Weather indications for the opening day are for clear skies anel the track will be in splendid condition. The stands and other buildings have received their final touches and present a picturesque spectacle. Preparations to handle a large crowd have been completed and special trains will bo run from Washington and Baltimore at fret-epjent intervals. The official family was completed this meirning and William Snyder will officiate at the barrier for the first half of the meeting, after which William Hamilton will assume the post. There are more horses stabled at Bowie this spring than ever in the history of the plant. Every stall is occupied. Sim Hildreth cancelled his application for stable room. Bad weather set in at the Jobstown farm last week and retarded tha preparation of the Bancooas racers. Cecil Howard, who trains the S. N. ITolman stable, arrived from Lexington to look over the division that W. Martin has here. The Kentucky string will be rested up until the | opening at that point. Jaek Bichardson wired Karl Sande at the Bsncscas Farm wishing to secure his services for S. C. HOdreths Dunboyne in the Inaugural Handicap. J. D. Adkins, who has been confined to his hotel for the past week with a light attack of illness, was a first time visitor this morning.

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