Here and There on the Turf: Important Juveniles Stakes Master Charlies Quality Pimlico Futurity Closing United Hunts Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-19


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Here and There on the Turf Important Juveniles Stakes. Master Charlies Quality. Pimlico Futurity Closing. United Hunts Racing. With the Latonia Championship Stakes now history, there comss new interest in the big two-year-old stake races that are still to be decided. The most important of these are the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Walden Handicap and Pimlico Futurity at the Pimlico course of the Maryland Jockey Club. Each of these is a mile race for two-year-olds and each has tremendous racing importance. The Kentucky Jockey Ciub Stakes has only had four decisions, but it has had a value and importance from its inception that gives it a high place on the American turf. For its first running in 1920 Tryster was its winner from Grey Lag and Behave Yourself. The latter was the winner of the Kentucky Derby in the following year and Grey Lag developed into one of the best handicap horses that ever graced the American turf. The next year it was Startle that was winner and the following year she was the winner of the Kentucky Oaks. Enchantment was the third winner, while last year Wise Counsellor ran its mile in 1:37 to beat Mad Play and he came back this year to administer the first defeat to Epinard in this country. The Pimlico Futurity was inaugurated in 1921, but it has had four decisions for in 1922 it was run in two divisions of equal value. The first winner was Morvich and he came back the following year to win the Kentucky Derby. In 1922 the winners were the fillies Sallys Alley and Blossom Time. Last year Beau Butler was the winner. The Walden Stakes is the oldest of the important mile races for the two-year-olds and it was first run at Pimlico in 1907, when it fell to Jubilee. It was not until 1909 that it became a mile dash. Like the Pimlico Futurity this rich race had two divisions last year when the winners were Stanwix and Senator Norris: And there is another important mile stake for the two-year-olds in the Manor Handicap to be decided at Laurel on November 1. This is a race with 0,000 added and it was first run in 1919 when it was won by George W. Lofts On Watch. The other winners have been By Jiminy, Missionary, Cherry Pie and Big Blaze. For each of these renewals this year the nominations contain the names of virtually all the best two-year-olds that have been raced. Most of them are coming up to the race in a way that gives promise of rare racing and each should be up to its best traditions. Just now William Daniels Master Charlie is one of the most promising candidates for the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, for which he has been pointed since early in the year. His brilliant victory in the 0,000 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga, and his recent successes in the Remsen Handicap at Jamaica under a burden of 130 pounds, is evidence of his present fitness. Master Charlie was named for the Scarsdale Handicap that fell to Lucky Play at the Yonkers track on Thursday, but Blakely decided at the eleventh hour to withdraw him. It would have put the two races closs together, but the imported colt was fit and ready and doubtless, would have been raced had it not been that he has such an important stake race before him. Master Charlie has come along in a way to suggest that he is a real champion and when he is sent to Kentucky he will find big sup- port from those who have seen him race in New York. And Master Charlie is only one of the many good ones that are engaged. It is sure to be a representative field that will be cal!ed to the post and one is almost safe in predicting that it will contain the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1925. The history of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes makes that prediction at least moderately safe on the ground that it is due to happen. Attention is called to the fact that nominations to the 1927 Pimlico Futurity are to close November 10. This is a closing for mares bred this year and the nomination fee is ten dollars. This great two-year-old race that is decided each fall at Pimlico has an added money value of 0,000, and last year it was worth 4,030 to Edward R. Bradley, when Beau Butler was its winner. That was the greatest net value since the establishment of the race, but it has been one of the richest of. American turf prizes since its inauguration in 1921, when Benjamin-Blocks Morvich added 2,750 to his record by winning it. In 1922 it was run as two races on the same day, and E. R. Bradleys Blossom Time and Willis Sharp3 Kilmers Sallys Alley were the winners. That year each filly took 1,015. Thus it will be seen that the Pimlico Futurity has already brought 4,045 to Mr. Bradleys racing establishment. While the racing season is rapidly coming to a close in New York and the turfmen are making plans for the winter, there will still remain two days of racing after Yonkers completes its meeting. These are the two days of the United Hunts racing, to be conducted at Belmont Park on November 1 and November 4, election day. The racing of this sporting organization has been constantly growing in importance, and the arrangements for the coming meeting give promise of its being the best ever conducted by the popular organization. Originally the United Hunts confined most of its efforts to entertainment for the amateurs, and most of the races were framed for amateurs, the steeplechasing dominating the program. It has grown away beyond that stage now. The steeplechasing remains a most important feature, but excellent flat racing is furnished and the races have grown to an importance in value that attracts good horses.

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