Closing Day at Pimlico: Great Outpouring Views the Conclusion of Eastern Racing of This Year, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-08


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CLOSING DAY AT PIMLICO. 4 GREAT OUTPOURING VIEWS THE CONCLUSION ; OF EASTERN RACING OF THIS YEAR. Superstition Takes the Chief Race and Sets a New Track Record Four Races Fall to the Chelsea Stable Horses, I Baltimore. Md.. November 7. With the running of todays program, the racing season of 1!0S in the east came to a close. The Maryland Jockey Club provided an excellent card for the occasion, the features of which were the Jockey Club Stakes at one mile and a half, the Amateur Cup and an owners handicap steeplechase which was over the short course. The racing conditions were as near perfect as could lie desired, tlte weather being warm and summerlike, while the track was fast. The attendance was the largest of the meeting. Long before the time for the first race, standing room was at a premium and the overllow made themselves ns comfortable as possible on the lawns. It was certainly a great day for racing in Maryland and a great windup to a season that has been marked .with much trouble for the racing folks. The public was in rare good form, live of the favorites winning. This meant that the ring lost heavily on the afternoons betting. The Chelsea Stable, trained by young Ireston Burch. was very much in the limelight, four of the afternoons winners coining from this stable. Taboo won the open ing race and Connaught Hanger. Aster dOr and The Wrestler the last three. The Jockey Club Stakes was at one mile and a half and was won by Superstition, which made all the pace and boat Queen of the Hills out a length. Todays victory was the third straight that Superstition has scored nt the meeting and incidentally this good colt made a new track record for the distance. Superstition is ovnel by a Washington newspaper man and when purchased by the latter was condemned hv some shrewd horsemen as being alllicted witli a big head. He has improved wonderfully and ranked with the best horses racing here this fall. The steeplechase resulted in a series of mishaps. Waterway and Noblesse Oblige were the only two that finished the course without a mishap. Bilberry, refused at the fourth jump ami Dupee pulled him up and made no attempt to go after the others. Bersi. Bessio Kiser and Lizzie Flat fell at the seventh lump and the first two were remounted and finished the course, with Bersi getting third money. H. Jones. j,vhn remounted Bersi. weighed 1G9 pounds, while . f Willis, who caught Bessie Kiser and finished with , her. tipped the scales at 178 pounds. Bessie Kiser , and Bersi ran in close company to the twelfth fence . after they were remounted, when the weight told on the mare and she tired. Turnburke. who had the mount on. Bessie Kiser. came out of the accident with a broken collarbone, while G. B. Wilson, who had the mount on Lizzie Flat, besides being injured internally, suffered a concussion of the brain. Both boys were taken to the Baltimore general hospital. G. B. Morris was a visitor at Pimlieo this afternoon. He left tonight for- California. Steeplechase jockey Gene Finoegau was -warned off the track this afternoon for being intoxicated and offensive touting. At a sale held in the paddock previous to the races he following were disposed of: Black King. J. J. Fahey. 2: Joe Shields. IT. Rites. 05: Lady Gay Spanker, ,T. J. Fahey. .7: Pescatore. 0. Andrews. 07: Jennie Weils. ,T. J. Fahey. .02. Glaueus was sold at private sale to G. W. Bradley by James McLaughlin for 00. A majority of the horsemen who took part in the present meeting will winter at llmlico. Six carloads will leave for Tampa next week, from where they will be shipped to Cuba to take part in the meeting which will be given at Havana. . Thomas Clydes big string will be .shinned to their owners farm at Salisbury Md.. tomorrow, where they will go into winter quarters.

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