The Lincolnshires New Date, Daily Racing Form, 1914-01-15


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THE LINCOLNSHIRES NEW DATE. The Lincoln executive have made an important change in their programme for the Spring meeting, which takes place on March 23, 24. and 25, as the great handicap of the fixture, the Lincolnshire Handicap, has been included in the Wednesdays card, instead of Tuesdays, as has been the case for the past 21 years. The Brocklesby Stakes, for two-year-olds, lias been brought forward from Wednesday to Tuesday, to take the place of the big race. Tiie executive has thus reverted to the old order of things, for previous to 1S93 the Lincoln shire Handicap figured on the third days programme, and the Brocklesby Stakes on the second. The last time the race was run on the Wednesday the late Sir J. Blundell Maples Clarence proved successful; and it is worthy of note, in view of the prejudice existing against three-year-olds for the Carholme event, that botli first and second Aero bat on that occasiou were of that age. There was, moreover, but one other three-year-old in the field, this being Cardoona. belonging to Mr. William IAnson. The following year 1S93. when the race was transferred to Tuesdays card, the younger horses had the finish to themselves, as Wolfs Crag, Gangway, and Marcon. respectively first, second and third, were each but three years of age. It is also interesting to note that the judges verdict on that occasion was: Won by a length and a half; a bad third. In 1873 the Lincolnshire Handicap Was run on the Tuesday, but at that tinie the meeting only extended over two days, and included steeplechases and hurdle races. London Sporting Life.

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