Laurel Stakes Entries: Six Hundred and Forty-Nine Nominations Received for Valuable October Feature Races, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-28


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LAUREL STAKES ENTRIES Six Hundred and Forty-Nine Nominations Received for Valuable October Feature Races. LAUREL, Md., Aug. 27. A compilation of the returns to the stakes offered by the Maryland State Fair Association for the October racing at the Laurel track show a response from horsemen liberal beyond expectations. Every stake on the attractive list filled exceedingly well and the entries read like pages from the thoroughbred blue book. There were 64D nominations made for the various offerings and the National, a three-quarters test for the juveniles proved the most popular with 104 nominations. The Laurel, a mile race for all ages, was not far behind with 102 nominations and the fact that it included the two-year-olds gave it the popularity. Incidentally in this Epi-nard has been named and it is the one race in which the two-year-olds will have a chance to show their worth against the invader. Nicholas, the ,000 juvenile, that races for Mrs. Vanderbilts Fair Stable, is among the eligiblcs. The 5,000 Washington Handicap at a mile and a quarter, is the other engagement made for Epinard during the Laurel meeting and! it is a race that attracted eighty nominations. Sarazen, Mrs. Vanderbilts champion three-year-old, will uphold the fame of the stable in this and in the light of his victory in the Huron Handicap under 12G pounds it gives him a new importance. The nomination of these two is mentioned for the fact that they have fewer engagements than is warranted by the quality that has been shown by each. The various steeplechase stakes for Laurel have also filled exceedingly well and it is assured that facinating branch of racing wilL be more interesting than ever before. I

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