Riggs Handicap of 1927: Entries to Close on August 8 for 5,000 Feature of Fall Meeting at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-27


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3 li 1 ; RIGGS HANDICAP OF 1927 Entries to Close on August 8 for 5,000 Feature of Fall Meeting at Pimlico. BALTIMORE, Md., June 25. The Maryland Jockey Club has issued entry blanks for the second renewal of the Riggs Handicap, for three-year-olds, by supscriptibn of 5 each, starters to pay 00. each additional, with 5,000 added, -of- which ,000 goes to the second, ,000 to the third and ,000 to the fourth horses. The race will be over the mile and a. half route. "A gold cup of beautiful and classic design, modeled after an o!d English pattern, valued at ,000, will be presented to the owner of the winner. Entries close Monday, August 8, and the race will be one of the principal attractions of the Pimlico autumn meeting, November 1 to 12, inclusive. Blanks and all information can be obtained from the secretary i M. L. Daiger, 523 Equitable Building, Baltimore, Md. The Riggs Handicap was inaugurated at Pimlico last year on the first day of the autumn meeting and was won by Crusader, that great son of the illustrious sire Man o War, carrying the heavy impost of 130 pounds, with Earl Sande in the saddle. Mars, another son of- the peerless Man o War, carrying 119 pounds and ridden by L. Fator, was second, and Gaffsman, carrying 110 pounds and ridden by O. Bourassa, was third. The Preakness winner. Display, with 121 pounds up and ridden by J. Maiben, finished fourth. The Riggs Handicap perpetuates the memory of the late William P. Riggs, the popular and efficient secretary of the Maryland Jockey Club, who did more than anyone else to put Pimlico on the modern racing map and whose influence on the turf throughout the country went far to elevate the sport. It was the idea of Mr. Riggs associates to make this stake one of the outstanding features of the year and to be in every way worthy of the name it commemorated, and that this plan was successful was demon-streated at the initial contest There were fifty-nine nominations and the stake was worth nearly 2,000 to the lucky Glen Riddle Farm Stable, the owner of the winner. The time was 2 :22Ys. being only two seconds short of the track record set by J. E. Wideners Altawood. The next running of the Riggs Handicap should attract the best handicap horses eligible in training and may establish the three-year-old supremacy of the year.

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