Pimlico Set for Opening of Big Maryland Season: Most Successful Session in State Annals Being Predicted, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-11


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1 1 - " 1 1 | " " 5 s i ■ j j Pimlico Set for Opening Of Big Maryland Season Most Successful Session in State Annals Being Predicted BALTIMORE. Md.. April 10.— An abundance of horses in this sector, some 1.100 being quartered at Pimlico and more than 600 at Laurel Park, including many of the best equine performers in America today, an increased metropolitan population taxing this city to excess and, prospects of a continuation of the fine weather that has prevailed lately infers, naturally, that the impending 28-day combined meeting of Marylands four major tracks, commencing Wednesday, should be the most successful venture of its kind in the annals of this states racing. From the moment the field for the first race Wednesday is dispatched, some time shortly after 12 p. m., since racing starts at high noon," thoroughbred entertainers will vie for prizes aggregating 0,000 in daily distribution. This is in keeping with the valuation placed on the sport by those responsible. It is the intention of the Maryland Jockey Club in particular to establish a standard of racing here second to none. Judging by the caliber of horses already on the grounds and others expected within the very near future, that fact is conclusively borne out, with emphasis. As is now well known, racing this spring, while under management of the Maryland Continued on Page Three j I i ! j | Pimlico Set for Opening Of Big Maryland Season Most Successful Session in State Annals Being Predicted Continued from Page One Jockey Club, is a joint undertaking on the part of the states four racing associations. During the period of sport 20 stakes will be decided. This roster enumerates the 0,-000 added Preakness Stakes; famed Dixie Handicap, endowed with 0,000, and the Chesapeake, worth 5,000 in added money, to mention principal attractions. However, these are in the offing. The first fixture to be contested is the ,500 added Rowe Memorial. Normally offered at Bowie, where Marylands spring season is ushered in under ordinary conditions, this years renewal should prove highly interesting over its six-furlong distance. Incidentally, it hat been increased in value. Although nominees include 25 candidates from the ranks of three-year-olds and older, it is most probable that the starting field will come from such as Calumet Farms Sun Again, imposted at 122 pounds; G. C. Greers Cape Cod, weighted at 114 pounds, as is Sollure and Piccadilly ; Castleman and New Moon, assigned 110 pounds each: Adroit, with 107; Eric Knight, with 104, and Galactic. 102 pounds. It is improbable that either Devil Diver, highweighted at 132 pounds and who was the hero of Saturdays Paumonok, and Shut Out, imposted at 126 pounds, will be down from New York for this event. Preakness eligibles and possible supplementary entries to that event continue to interest railbirds. Among those in the latter category, the Maryland-bred Royal Prince, who races for Mrs. Harry J. Mohr. was seen on the track this morning. He turned in a half-mile work in :4923. Other expected supplementary aspirants to the 0,000 added prize that were on the track today were: Jimmie and Gay Bit, who went six furlongs in 1:18 and 1:1725. respectively. i j | j j , I j i ! i I | ■

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