Racing Scene Changes To Havre De Grace: ,000 Harford Handicap Today; Twenty Named for Inaugural Feature of Excellent Program---Many Stars of the Turf to Get Into Action at This Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-16


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RACING SCENE CHANGES TO HAVRE DE . GRACE ■ — a «. ,000 HARFORD HANDICAP TODA Y -♦ Twenty Named for Inaugural Feature of Excellent Program — Many Stars of the Turf to Get Into Action at This Meeting « HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 15. — About a thousand of tho best thoroughbreds of the East now ready for the colors have assembled at Havre de Crace for the spring racing of the Harfcrd Agricultural and Breeders Association, which will begin Wednesday to rim thirteen days. Upward of 75,000 will be the portion of the participating horsemen and the Harford and Philadephia Handicaps, dashes of three-quarters of a mile and one mile and a sixteenth for three-year-olds and over; the Aberdeen, a dash of four and a half larlongs for two-year-olds, and the Chesapeake, a gallop of cne mile and a sixteenth for three-year-old colts and fillies, all races of ,000 added, arid be salient features of the meeting. Closing last we°k these five specials attracted 374 nominations, the Harford M, the Philadelphia 97, the Aberdeen 113 and the Chesapeake 68. The track is in splendid condition -ftifnr racing and the beautiful country s ir- | rounding it is fast taking on the eclor scheme , of spring. Wednesdays feature race will be the Harford, which was instituted in 191 o and numbers Springboard, Ten Foint. Sand Marsh. j Tea Caddy, Hilly Kelly. Exterminator and ] lilazes among its winners. The Philadelphia I will be next Saturdays attraction, the Aberdeen will be run a week from Saturday and the Chesapeake April :;o, getaway day. These stakes promise brilliant sport. The Harford Handicap, the ,000 added feature race of the opening days card, tomorrow, brings together a held of twenty of the best racers on the grounds and a stirring , contest is looked for. A majority of them I have shown up well enough to warrant the belief that they will be hard to beat, which of course, means that the race is an open affair. Several of the prospective starters have shown sensational trials, New Hampshire . and Colden Rule, the J. K. L. Ross pair, going live-eighths on Saturday last in 5X*s. Shuffle Along has done all that his pe iple I lave asked of him and they pronounce him an improved horse over last year. This in I itself means that it will take pretty near a i first class horse to trim him. Wellflnder has | been going great guns in his gallops and he i has always shown a partiality for the Havre I de Crace track. SWING ALONG READY. Jimmy Rowe says that the Whitney colors will he hard to heat on Swingalong. The lat- 1 ter is a horse of keen speed and he is ready I and lit for his best performance. Knohhie, I Dunlin and Flint Stone have all been doing ; all that their trainers have asked of them and Senator Norris and Sarko rf the Redwell barn and Mainmast and Heeltaps of the Ed- . ward F. Whitney string have all been burn-ing up the track at Pimlieo this Spring, so there you are. Conditions at present are ideal for the opening, both as regards weather and track conditions and large delegations are looked for from New York to help swell the regulars I that come over from Philadelphia and Baltimore, There are more good horst s on the giounds than ever before and high class sport should be in order during the meeting. Better long-distance runners of mature ; years than are generally seen in Maryland in April and early May have come on for I the Philadelphia Handicap, which may bring Exterminator into competition with Uialto. winner of last falls .0oo Washington Handicap at Laurel Park: lHinlin, Sara/.en. I Flint Stone, lev, Mad Hatter. Deep Thought. j Chittagong. Hominique. Tony I.eau. Thorn-dale. Kama. P.unga Ruck. Dinna Care. In- ! tidy. Ten Minutes, Flagstaff, Enchantment and Wilderness. ENCHANTMENT HATING WELL. The 192.1 Philadelphia Handicap was the last race Exterminator won. Enchantment won last falls renewal of the .oou Havre de Crace Handicap. He has had a thorough preparation at Brookdale Farm for the impending 5.000 Dixie Handicap, which will he a big feature of Iimlicos May raring. Enchantment is always at home at Havre de Crace. He was the juvenile star of the Havre de Crace spring meeting of the year before last. J. Edwin Griffiths Raltimore County-bred colt Singh- loot, the crack youngster of I.owie racing, is the foremost t wo-y.-ar-old on demonstrated form in the Aberdeen and lie will come to the post lit if he has no had luck. He will need to he lit. There will be plenty of competition in the Aberdeen. With a half dozen other youngsters that have raced w. II at New Orleans and Howie, the Aberdeen will attract live or six colts and allies that have been going brilliantly in then-work. The coming Chesapeake will have more the character of an elimination race for the impending Ircakness and the coming Kentucky Derby than any Chesapeake of the past. Preakness ami Darby hopes training for ic are Mad Play, Tester, Hourmore. Eaglet, Continued on twelfth paje.J OPEN AT HAVRE TODAY Continued from first p.iKe. Donaghee, Senator Norris, Lord Baltimore IT., Diogenes, Cockney, Tree Top. Happy Thoughts. Fluvanna, Whetstone, Pepp, Modest, Digit, Gonfalon, Transmute and Klon-dyke. Possibly ten or a dozen of these [ colts and fillies will start. Being geldings, Sarazen and Swingalong are not eligible. Have de Grace will stage the first steeple-chasing of the opening season and there are about fifty good fencers here to fill the jumping races. These are mostly Maryland. Virginia and Benning trained, but a few have come down from New York. Bowie will send over several hundred winter track campaigners, but it is not likely that these southern migrants will gather much. The competition of fresh and fit east-j ern trained horses will be too much for them. Bepresentative sportswomen and sports-| men who have made nominations in the Havre de Grace specials are Mrs. AValter M. Jeffords, of Philadelphia ; Mrs. Payne Whitney and Mrs. George YV. Loft, of New York ; Admiral Cary T. Grayson, Commander J. K. L. Boss, Kdward Beale McLean, Joseph K. Davis, Harry Payne Whlt-ney. Richard T. Wilson, Samuel D. Riddle, Walter J. Safmon. Thomas Clyde, J. Edward Griffith. Willis Sharpe Kilmer, Kdward Arlington, William "Woodward, Benjamin I Block, J. S. Cosden. Ral Parr, Kdward F. ! Simms. James W. McClelland, Woods Stoek-j ton, John Parrell Jr., John Hertz. Ge irge W. Loft. Howard W. Maxwell. J. McMillen. j George Wingfield. Harry P. Sinclair. Iewis S. Thompson, the Seagrams of Ontaria. 1*. S. Sims, Ralph Beaver Strassburger. John I H. Stotler, James W. Bean, Benjamin Hard-1 ing. Prank Keeney. Bobert I. Miller, Henry Stark, Kdward P. Whitney, James B. Smith, et al.

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