Pimlico Meeting Comes To An End.: Biggest Crowd of the Season Sees Buskin Win the Preakness Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-21


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PIMLICO MEETING COMES TO AN END Biggest Crowd of the Season Sees Buskin Win the Preakness Handicap Baltimore Mil May 20 Tlie Preakness one of the oldest fixtures of the American turf and an annual attraction at Pimlico was featured by the Maryland Jockey Club this afternoon It brought out a field of smart threeyearolds and furnished a stirring contest with Buskin the winner by a neck from Kleburne hi a driving finish Eight of the thirteen carded went to the iwst and the disap ¬ pointments of the race were Flabbergast and Lohen ¬ grin Both horses ran far below their good form and brought up in the ruck Klcburnes performance was a splendid one lie met with interference on the first turn where he was shuflied back and appar ¬ ently was out of it He gained steadily on the backstretch and at the finish was going much faster than the winner Ilorron which was an absentee hurt his stifle while being galloped on Sunday and was withdrawn withdrawnGarl Garl added another to his list of victories when he won the first race Wilson had to work hard on him at the end to stand off the challenge of Fathom which closed with determination Honey Bee a stable companion of Buskin proved an easy victor in the second race a dash of six furlongs in which he beat some fair sprinters sprintersThe The attendance was the largest of the meeting and more money was handled by the niutuel ma ¬ chines than on any other day Over tO000 was wagered on the Preakness Handicap alone and the afternoons business totaled 155000 Penobscot 155000Penobscot making Ids maiden effort as a jumper in the Consolation Steeplechase showed a good per ¬ formance Although repeatedly Interfered with in the early running he responded with a rush when called on and wearing down Exemplar the favor ¬ ite got up and beat him a head headU U I Miller purchased Water Welles from Mrs W II Frey and transferred him to Electric Park Andy ParkAndy Blakeley will take Magazine and Lahore to Toronto and prepare the latter for his engagement in CupPrevious the Toronto Cup Previous to the races this afternoon the employes In tlie parimutuel machines at Pimlico gathered together and calling on Capt W F Presgrave presented him with a handsome silver loving cup Captain Presgrave took charge of the management of the mutuels at the request of his fellow mem ¬ bers of the board of directors of the Maryland Jockey Club and mapped out a system which has come in for great praise from men who are sup l osed to be experts in this line The fact that there has been absolutely no friction in tlie opera ¬ tion of the machines despite the fact that they were a new tiling here speaks volumes of praise for those In charge The following Inscription was engrossed on tlie cup Presented to Capt W F Presgrave as a token of their regard bv the crew of the good ship PariMutuel Pimlico May 20 1913 1913Hugh Hugh Penny has transferred jockey Willie Dunn to E J McGraw for the Woodbine meeting and the lad left witli trainer W Shields for Toronto on Sunday SundayWilliam William Cahill has decided to turn Bcnedictina out for the summer at tlie Griffith farm near Pim ¬ lico licoJockey Jockey Ambrose will leave for Canada with A G Weston Albert Simons has turned the lad over to Captain Presgrave for the summer summerA A majority of tlie regulars have arranged to leave for Toronto Many went to New York tonight to await the opening of tlie Canadian meeting while five extra sleeiters were attached to the regular Toronto tonightJ train tonight J Harrison purchased the twoyearold Bulgar from J J McCafferty this morning The colt will be CanadaJ raced on the halfmile tracks In Canada J Wilson was taken sick after riding the two yearold Garl and canceled his other engagements for the afternoon

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