Pimlico Entries Big: Total of 1,878 Nominations for Maryland Jockey Club Stakes.; Preakness Attracts 133 3-Year-Olds; Record List for This Popular Feature., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-15


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PIMLICO ENTRIES BIG ♦ Total of 1,878 Nominations for Maryland Jockey Club Stakes. ♦ ■ Preakness Attracts 133 3 -Year-Olds; Record List for This Popular Feature. — — ♦ — ■ BARTIMORR. Md.. April 14.— The response of the horsemen throughout the country to the offering of the Maryland Jockey Club in the way of stakes to be run at the spring meeting, which opens at Pimlico en I Thursday, May 1. bespeaks the general appreciation of what is being done at the fa-j mous old track for the betterment of racing, | not alone in Maryland, but throughout the ! entire country. During the eleven days of the meeting, twelve fixtures will be run. The nominations for these, which closed last Tuesday, bought a record, not alone in the number of hor.-es entered but in the grade of those named. Practically every good horse of the Bast and West, as well as Canada, has been named to compete and the prediction that | the meeting in May will bring sport in keep-I ing with the best records of Pimlico is sure to be verified. SlMMAKY OF NOMINATIONS. The tot ils of the nominations received are as follows: j Preakness , jn.1 , Pimlico Nursery 435 ; Pimlico Oaks , fio , Pimlico Spring Handicap 15S Spring Juvenile 22i 1 Timlico Home-Bred 1.12 1 A rUngtan iafl Jennings Handicap 171 i Rennert Handicap 13:5 Howard , , yj Dixie Handicap 1]| ■ Oreen Spring Valley Handicap 1X1 Total 1.S7S As only colts and fillies are eligible for the I Preakne-s. the showing is particularly pleasing. It is the greatest number ever re -orded ; for this race, and the list includes St. James. I Rustic. Senator Norris. Wise Counselor, Beau Butler. Tolo Ground, Batte Creek, Sun Flag. Pijiit. Radkin. Rord Baltimore II.. Aea Khan. Spic and Si an. fad J Hello. Mr. Mutt. N Hie Morse. Big Blaze. Tree Top, Diogenes. I MangO, Bracadale, Mad I lay. Sun Pal Peep Thought. Appellate. Transmute and Gonfalon, A meeting between St. James and Wise Counsellor alone would mean an attraction far out of the ordinary, lot with them at . the post arp sure to be found a dozen or mere well worthy of competing with them for this first great three-ycar-cld test of the year. SAitV/IIX IX DIXIE. The fact that Sarazen could not be entered for the Preakness. being a gelding, does | not mean that this son of High Time will not have a chance to show his merit as a three-j year-old at Pimlico. He is entered in several of the stakes, of which the Dixie and Spring : Handicaps appear most attractive. With In j Mentor .am. Ztr, My Own. Cntidy. Wilder-[neea, Worth— ore. Dunlin. BnehantnMnt and j Kxterminator and half a dozen others among | the younger division being made ready for a bid for these races, great sport of the highest grade can be looked for. The entries for the Oreen Spring Valley Steeplechase number 121. Competent Jndges with sharp memories assert that this is the greatest number of horses ever named for a j steeplechase in any country at any time. It means all of the best that raced last year and j with them the fine aggregation of importations that were purchased during the winter ! and last summer and autumn in Kngland, Ireland and France. The Red Knight, which "Specs" Crawford is making ready, is reputed to be entitled to rank as a champion. The experts say that the Middleneek Farm Stable shelters a mare generally rated as the best of her sex in France. A. C. Bostw:ck has made an addition to his string by the purchase of the best mare j in Ireland. Among the others that will be Introduced for the first time in this ci.untry are many that have ;L long string of victories to their credit. This invasion means cross-country racing of unusually great importance to admirers of this particular class of sport.

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