Pimlicos Jumping Races: Famous Maryland Course Long Noted for Steeplechasing--This Years Prospects, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-04


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PIMLICOS JUMPING RACES i. . Famous Maryland Course Long Noted for Steeplechasing — This Years Prospects. BALTIMORE, Md., April 3.— PrmVico has lrmg wijoyed an enviable reputation for its Jumping events and was the first course in Cit country to include a steeplechase on it* «fc_ily program. "Way back in the 70* s and S0*s the names of BUtii clever performers over hurdles and through the field as Oysterman Jr., Biddly "M along. Trouble Coronet, Problem and "Dertry were on every sportsmens lips, and "Pat" Meany. Midgely, •Johnnie" Hyland, "SutcTiffe and others were the undeniable leaders among cross-country riders. The finish of the steeplechase was then Cii the trade, the horses leaving the infield »t the head of the stretch, but the unfortunate accident to Joe Latter, ridden by Dion Jv.tJT. which collided with the sharp end •of the rail at the turn, cutting so deep a Kash in his shouluer that he bled to death ; shortly after returning to scale on three l»-g$. necessitated a change in the course, I and it is now entirely in the infield. The turf at llmlico is considered the finest In the country, and has been rolled so con-| irtantly that it is now as firm and springy , a* it can possibly be made. Among the spectacular jumping events at Pimlico the Gram Spring Valley Steeplechase, run in the spring and autumn, is second only to the Manly Memorial in point of interest and in monetary value. The ; Jijiing Steeplechase is a handicap for four-j I I ~ ear-olds and over, starters to pay J100 each Id the winner, with ,000 added, of which 1 1 1.000 to the second, J500 to the third, and 00 to the fourth. Distance two miles. The Green Spring Valley Steeplechase is • jBeh«*dule i for Saturday, May 3. and will vie -jviih the 5,000 Dixie, run the same after- jw-on, in the public estimation. Previous winners from P*0iS to 1923 of the •coming steeplechase, which was at two and * half miles from HJ08 to 1910, and two and A quarter miles from 1911 to 1915, since vhen the distance has been fixed at two miles, were J. AY. Colts Prince of Pilsen ; Prospect Stables Waterway; Mr. McMjt-ries , Algy ; II. K. Vinguts Waterspeed ; I Harry Piles Thistledale; Pal Parrs The Welkin; Thomas Wrights Paybrook; K. M. Welds Weldship ; Harry Pites Battery ; Thomas Hitchcocks Pryndor; W. A. Primes The Belle of Pryn Mawr ; Pal Parrs Warlock; J. E. Wid.ners Doettfste Ral Parrs Bullseye. and CharUs K. Harrisons Sea Tale, which won in 1922 and 1923. Sea Tale carried only 137 pounds, in 1922. jidden by S. Witch, Jr.. defeating Ireland, fhoal, Phoenix. Peccant, The Trout, Bttghtjr, Karloeker and others, but last year, ridden by ltiwjti, the daughter of Sea King and Anecdote had up 151 pounds, with a much better field behind her, including Pullseye. s**-on/l : Sweepment. third ; Peccant, fourth : «ind Grenadier, Karloeker, limine. Courteous, Winch Crass, Overmatch and Lollipop, also running. Sea Tale is now in the A. G. Bostwick stable, trained by James W. Healy, and if tins beautiful fencer can be brought to the post, she will be dangerous in any company.

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