Here and There on the Turf: Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes by Hisself for Maryland United Hunts Racing End Laurel Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-01


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Here and There on the Turf Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. By Hisself for Maryland. United Hunts Racing. End of Laurel Meeting. The nmning of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at the Churchill Downs track Saturday makes it a big day of the racing season. It 5s the b2st of the mile races for two-year-olds offered in Kentucky and for this renewal the prospects for a grand race are peculiarly bright. Should there be as many as ten starters, and it is likely the field will be much larger, the race will have a value of 28,280 and it has an. even greater sporting value. . It is a race at weight-far-age and such conditions are ideal to decide a championship, whib the mile distance is one well calculated to test all that is best in a two-year-old. The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes was first run in 1920 when it fell to H. P. Whitneys Tryster. IL H. Hewitts Startle was first in the following year. In 1922 the H. P. Whitney colors were again victorious when Enchantment was first. Then last year came the most notable decision when Frederick Burtons Wise Counsellor, twice victor over Epin-. ard this year, won from Mad Play. This was the most remarkable for the reason that Wise Counsellor ran his mile in 1:37, the fastest time ever hung out for a mile by a two-year-old. The field that will contest the big race this year is worthy of the importance cf the event and the candidates have been coming up to its decision in a manner to give every promise for a great race. Weights have been announced for the Pim-lico Autumn Handicap, the 5,000 added mile and a quarter handicap for three-year-olds, -which will feature the Wednesday racing at Pimlico. This is another of the Sarazen engagements in Maryland and it is natural that he should be at the top of the list. Frank J. Bryan has asked him to shoulder 129 pounds. Under this impost the good son of High Time and Rush Bex is asked to concede five pounds to August Belmonts Ladkin, one that is out of training. The Rancocas Stables Mad Play, a brother to old Mad Hatter, comes next and he has a nine pounds advantage over Mrs. Yanderbilts great gelding when he is in under 120 pounds. From this impost there is a drop to 111 pounds, the weight assigned both Sun Flag and Altawood. Then at 110 pounds are found Aga Khan, Big Blaze and Rustic, while the others of the promised big field have a greater weight advantage. By Hisself finished his New York campaign brilliantly whn he won the Ardsley Handicap at the Yonkers track Thursday. This good son of Man o War and Colette, by Collar, has been steadily improving and in three starts at the Empire City Racing Association meeting was unbeaten. He appears to improve with each appearance and in the Ardsley Handicap, while he had the benefit of a particularly skillful ride by Clarence Kummer, he showed real stamina when he raced the mile in 1:39 under 115 pounds and was always master of the situation. This good colt is engaged at Pimlico and now that he has shown his ability to race creditably over the mile distance he must be considered in both the 0,000 Pimlico Futurity rnd the Walden Handicap, which has an added money value of 0,000. In the Ardsley Handicap By Hisself wa3 giving away weight to every starter except William Zeigler Jr.s Star Lore, from which he received two pounds. It was Star Lore that was the winner of the Junior Champion Stakes at Aqueduct and he surely seemed to have earned every ounce of his 1 17 pounds. But as far as the Ardslsy Handicap gave any line on the present worth of Star Lore, it was valueless. The son of Sir Martin and Astrology had scant chance in the .race by reason of the interference he suffered from and he must not be discarded from the eligibles for the Walden Handicap at Pimlico. In these Maryland Stakes there will be stiffer opposition than was found in the Ardsley Handicap, but that race has at least two in By Hisself and Star Lore that have earned a right to try with the best over a mile distance. Though the big meetings that are conducted under the sanction and control of the Jockey Club came to an end at the Yonkers course Thursday, there remains two great days of racing for New Yorkers. It is the two days meeting of the United Hunts Racing Association at Belmont Park Saturday and Tuesday, election day. Th2 entries for this racing promises excellent entertainment and good-class contests, provided a fair percentage of the horses that are named will be sent to the post. John McEntee Bowman, last year in a speech to horsemen guests at a dslightful dinner where he was the Jiost, was pledged no end of entries. But when the pledges were made Mr. Bowman said he did not want entries, he wanted start-era. Too often the racing of this popular association has not measured up to the promiso : of the entries and there is no compliment to anyone in merely making the entries. To make entries with no intention of starting is less than a compliment. .It puts the tion in the false light of "padding" the lists. It lays the association open to the charge of advertising what is not to happen. But it must be remembered that the association is in no sense to blame and, in fact, deplores this condition much more than could any of the patrons of the sport. It is the desire of Mr. Bowman and his associates of the United Hunts Racing Association to give a worthy entertainment. To that end the horsemen are always invited to co-operate It is essential that they enter and start to make the racing a success, but merely to enter and not to start tends to make a joke of the meeting. Probably the fields will be larger and better for the racing Saturday and Tuesday than has bsen the usual rule at these meetings, for horsemen have been given to understand that it is no time or place for these so-call:d complimentary entries. With the Saturday racing at Laurel, another of the Maryland meetings comes to a close and on Monday the scene will shift to Pimlico, and the fall meeting of the Maryland Jockey Club, the oldest racing association in the state. For the last day at Laurel, there isno end of interest in the sport, with the 5,000 Washington Handicap at a mile and a quarter and the 10,000 Manor Handicap at a mile for two-year-olds, both down ior decision. Sarazen, by reason of his victory in the Maryland Handicap last Saturdey and his sensational success in the Third International " Special, is one of the probable starters in the Washington Handicap with 12G pounds as his burden, just six pounds above the scale. It was under this weight that he won the Maryland Handicap which was for three-year-olds exclusively, but there is no older horse in training at this time, to which Sarazen is not " capable of giving both age and weight. Single Foot is at the top of the Manor Handicap with 126 pounds as his assignment. Sunny Man was handicapped at the same weight, but he has besn shipped to Pimlico to make ready for his engagements there, so that Single Foot enjoys the top alone. Two colts that raced exceedingly well at Yonkers are in the Manor. They are Marshall Fields Stimulus, weighted at 122 pounds, and Walter M. Jeffords By Hisself with 122 pounds as his burden. By Hisself will pick up a penalty by reason of his success in the Ardsley Handicap Thursday, but even with the penalty it would seem that he has a royal chance in the opponents he meets, should R. A. Smith have him in control for the running of the race. 1

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