Chilhowees Opportunity: Chance to Meet Sarazen and Wise Counsellor at Laurel, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-24


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CHILHOWEES OPPORTUNITY Chance to Meet Sarazen and Wise Counsellor at Laurel Crack Trio Are Eligible to 5,000 Added Washington Handicap to Be Run November 1 Sarazen s Trainer Refuses to Discuss Proposed Special Race at the Downs LAUREL, Md., Oct. 23. While Kentucky clamors for a special between J. B. Gallahers Chilhowee, F. A. Burtons Wise Counsellor and Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilts Sarazen, Maryland is wondering at all the agitation. If the owners of Chilhowee are sincere, residents cf this section point out, they will be afforded an opportunity of meeting the other two at laurel without disrupting the racing calendar or without departing from it. All three of the three-year-olds named are eligible for the Washington Handicap, to be run over the local course on November 1, the last day cf the meeting. Mr. Gallaher named Chilhowee for the Washington while resting the son cf Ballot Bourbon Lass at Windsor last summer and said at that time that he expected to keep the engagement. There is no circumstance connected with the Washington Handicap that would be less favorable to Chilhowee than the proposed sweepstakes at 0,000 a side. The Washington is a handicap, but it is certain that Chilhowee will be no worse off under that arrangement than he would be in a weight-for-age contest, which probably would be the method of settling the weights if a special were arranged. J. B. Campbell, the handicapper here, might ask Chilhowee to carry equal weight with Sarazen when he announces the weights next week, but it is certain that he cannot deal out a set of impossible weights in which Sarazen will have a concession from Chilhowee. It is quite probable that Chilhowee will have a pound or two the best of it when the assignments are announced. The distance of the Washington Handicap, a mile and a quarter, is suited to the settlement of the argument as to the relative ability of Chilhowee and Sarazen. From a monetary point of view the Washington Handicap is even more favorable to Cnilhowee than the proposed match wculd be. This race has an added value of 5,000. The i entrance fee was 0 each and to start costs an additional 50. If enly Chilhowee, Sarazen and Wise Counsellor- went to the post for .the 1924 renewal of the stake a week from next Saturday, it would be worth 4,450 to the winner. For each starter in excess of three it would be worth an additional 50. Chilhowees entrance fee already has been paid or made payable by contract. So for an additional 50 the son of Ballot will have a chance of winning 4,450, whereas 0,000 in a sweepstakes will get him only two to one. Then, too, an accident to one of his scheduled competitors might make necessary the calling off of the race, while the Washington Handicap is certain to be run. Max Hirsch will not discuss the special race. He is going ahead with preparation of - Sarazen for his stake engagements. This was work day for Sarazen. Hirsch sent him a, mile and an eighth. The following fractions tell that" he has his speed: 23, 34, 46, 1:00, 1:12, 1:25, 1:39 and 1:52.

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