Revival Of Dixie Handicap At Pimlico Today: Fourteen High-Class Horses Named to Contest for the 5,000 Prize; Outline of One of Americas Popular Racing Fixtures of Early Turf Days--Results of Fridays Program at Maryland Jockey Club Course, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-03


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REVIVAL — — ■ OF t=: DIXIE HANDICAP . fS A T PIMUCO . _ . . TODA Y Fourteen High-Class Horses Named to Contest for the 5,000 Prize * Outline of One of Americas Popular Racing Fix-tures of Early Turf Days — Results of Friday9 s Program at Maryland Jockey Club Course * BALTIMORE, Md.. May 2— Single Foot, j winner of the Aberdeen Stakes at Havre de , Grace, made the third start of his career BH the Pimlico Nursery this afternoon and preserved a clean slate. At the finish of the four and a half furlongs the two-year-old son of Wrack — Virginia H. was a length and a half in front of EL F. Whitneys Gym khana. Scobie piloted the J. K. Griffith colt and earned ,850 for the stable by the victory. Single Foot ran the four and a half furlongs in :54, two-fifths of a second slower than the track record. He began a bit slowly ■ : as usual, but moved to the front with his accustomed rush as soon as he had settled i I in his stride. In the run around the turn I Golden Spire and Gymkhana were closest j ! to the pacemaker, but the Whitney filly was i running on the outside of the son of Golden I | I .room. In the stretch Single Foot loafed a ; little and Scobie was forced to shake him up ! at the eighth post when the filly challenged. j I but he drew away readily when roused and won handily. Golden Spire held on for third money. Goshawk raced in front throughout the | ! Forest Park Purse, a three-quarters allowance dash for three-year-olds and over. Carrying 114 pounds and conceding weight to everything in the race, as weights are figured by the age scale, the Whisk Broom colt won with much in reserve. He carried j the silks of G. A. Cochran. Brice moved into I secend position at the approach to the turn and outlasted Champlain by three-quarters I I of a length for second money. Hum rode the winner. MISHAPS IX STEKPI.KCHASF. I Mishaps piled up thick and fast in the stee-1 . plachase and a subscription chaser led homo I ! the field after two miles. The race was for i maidens. Le Vignemalo won it. He carried ] ! the silks of Bayard Tuckermaa, of Boston. ; , The gelded son of Martial III. — Canadiere was ten lengths in front of Ta: sol at the j end. The latter made the pace, but could not ■ resist the winner. The Bo.-twick filly easily disposed of Sky Semper 1L, which tired after j following the loader for a little more than a , ! mile under wraps, linkney rode the win- ; j j i ner. I T. Colman suffered injury when Mr. Brum-mell unseated him at the seventh fence. It appeared that he was kicked In the face by his own mount. The boy was carried from the field and sent to a Baltimore hospital for treatment. I June Grass, which formerly belonged to Cifford A. Cochran, owner of Goshawk and , now belongs to Mrs. C. H. Shilling, the wife of Mr. Cochrans trainer, win the sixth. He! j was in front at all times. The race was at I one mile. I.eon.ud G. raced in second posi-i i tion into the stretch, but tired in the final • ighth and Jeg slipped up on the inside to take second money by half a length. D. 11 urn. riding his second in as many races. saved plenty for the finish. He won by a length. Kentueky succeeded in the first race. Mack Garner was astride Wuhu. a first-time starter from the stable of Hal Prioo Headley. and finished a head in front of Lena Wood I at the end of four and a half strenuous furlongs. Lamer is here to ride Mr. Headleys Chacotet in the I»ixie tomorrow. Wuhu. a son of Huon — Ming Toy, was outrun early, I but saved ground and responded gamely to hard urging. Starmatia finished third. j , : ■ BALTIMORE. Md., May 2— The Pixie Handicap, a popular American stake race of early turf days in Maryland, will be revived tomorrow at Pimlico. The Maryland Jockey Club has endowed it w ith 5,000 added, of which the second horse will receive ,000, third ,000 and fourth ,000. It is for three-year-olds and over, at a mile and three-sixteenths. Fourteen high-class thoroughbreds are named overnight to contest for this rich prize and with such as Wilderness. Chacolet. Rialto, Cherry Pie, Flagstaff. Flint Stone. Spot Cash, Martingale. Nautical and others, a race in keeping with old traditions is in prospect. I ; j , j ; I I , i In connection with the revival of this important fixture it may be of interest to relate some of the early history of the Maryland Jockey Club and how the Dixie Stakes was established. The Maryland Jockey Club had its in-c ption at a dinner party at Saratoga ta IMS. Racing at that famous watering place had already attained to such pre-eminence as to attract the attention of lovers of the sport from other parts of the country and to stimulate in them a desire to emulate in their own localities the achievements of the Saratoga course. It was naturally to be expected that such a fooling should early be developed among wealthy Marylandcrs. for their state shared with Virginia and South Carolina the honor of being the birthplace of American thoroughbr.-d racing. Those who felt in that year of lSfiS that It was quite time that Maryland should re-turn again to the support of that sport which had been its former pride and glory, hoth as a colony and a state, deckled, to use their own language, "to inaugurate the contemplated meeting appointed to take place at Baltimore in 1S70 by a sweepstakes of such magnitude as would command, from its value and the celebrity of the colts and I Hies that would prohahly he engaged in it. an attention and an interest from the racing public gratifying to all true friends of the turf in every section of our common country." IlHl DINNF.R STVK1.S. In honor of the occasion the event was ailed the Dinner Party Stakes, the conditions of which were a sweepstakes for colts and fillies, then - ear-olds, thu distance two miles. The subscription was limited to the gentlemen present and closed with seven subscribers. Subsequently, at the request of owners from all parts of the country the stake was reopened, made of a broader and more valuable character and attracted national attention. After two or three years the Dinner Stakes was changed to the Dixie stakes, and as such became one Of the most important and valuable turf events f the country. The noted lleakness. on the thr. sold of his fame, was the first winner, in lsTU. The even more famous Harry Bnssett "walked over" for it in DTI, and other great horses Included among its winners were Hubbard, Tom Bowling. Vandalite. Tom Ochiltree, Vigil, King Faro. Duke of Magenta, Monitor, Grenada, Crickmore, Monarch. George Kinney, Loftia, Last Lynne, The Bard, Man-over and Taragon. With such a wealth of tradition Invented in it the revived Dixie Handicap should regain its former place of Bjksry on the American turf ami take rank with the Preakness stakes and Ptadleo Futuritj as the greatest of the Pimlico stake features.

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