Marylands Fall Season: Nearly Half Million Dollars Distributed in Stakes and Purses.; Racing of Highest Standard--Attendance Wonderful--Prosperity Everywhere., Daily Racing Form, 1918-12-04


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MARYLANDS FALL SEASON Nearly Half Million Dollars Dis ¬ tributed in Stakes and Purses Racing of Highest Standard At ¬ tendance Wonderful Pros ¬ perity Everywhere Baltimore JM December 3 Fall racing in Mary ¬ land came to in end witli the conclusion of the Bowie meeting on Saturday last If it did not surpass the wonderful record ntidr in 191 it it Ica t came up to tlie high standard established last rear Beginning at Havre dc Grace September 10 the Maryland fall season was aus ¬ piciously ushered in with a wealth of racing ma ¬ terial available despite the opposition of a longer metropolitan fill season that presaged sport of a character comparing faorably with the best of New Vcrk mid Kentucky racing Subsequent events brought about the realization of such a pleasing iiowlliilitr Nearly a half million dollars or to ba baaer aer 4i5118 were distributed in stakes and purses 1y the four Maryland racing organizations organizationsThe The Havre tie Grace meeting embraced seven ¬ teen days of racing during which time 119 races were decided and 92300 distributed among the winning owners Large fields contested the claini nnd selling races while in the stakes and handicaps iiany good ones appeared including such stars as Cudgel and Killy Kelly KellyOn On October 1 the Maryland State Fair meeting liegan at Laurel and continued to October 12 when racing was tsusiicndcd l ecause the health authori ¬ ties of Maryland prohibited all public gatherings on account of the epidemic of influenza prevalent at the time The ban was not lifted until October 25 when rating vas again resumed at Laurel and continued to October 30 completing sixteen of tlie originally scheduled twentyseven days Alto ¬ gether one hundred and sixteen races were run and J1074C 0 distributed among the successful horse ¬ men Despite the curtailment of the meeting the Maryland State Fair Association decided to run all the stake events originally provided and did so earning the commendation of turfmen and public alike As an added feature the special nice be ¬ tween Billy Kelly and Eternal was staged Large crowds were in daily attendance and had the meet ¬ ing run the full twentyseven days all previous records for aitcndnnce and speculation in the mu tueLs would have lieen far surpassed surpassedPIHLICOS PIHLICOS GKEAT MEETING MEETINGFollowing Following the racing at Laurel came the annual meeting of Marylands oldest and most insular rac ¬ ing organization the Maryland Jockey Club at tle famous Iinilico course This meeting npsned on November 1 and continued to November 13 a period of eleven racing days during which time seventy seven races were run anil 3122183 distributed in stakes and purses The daily average distribution amounted to 11107 the record for the year 1rae ilcally all the lxst horses in the east were seen at one time or another in the various highclass events that made rp the interesting Iinilico pro ¬ gram Stceplechasing was featured with the 10 IX 10 Manly Memorial as the headline which at ¬ tracted all the best jumper in the country and served to brine to 1imlico in large numbers dev ¬ otees of crosscountry sport sportIt It was without doubt the greatest fall meeting ever conducted at Iimlioo highclass fields such is usually are seen only at Saratoga furnishing jpfe entertainment for the mammoth crowds that were in daily attendance attendanceThe The final meeting of the Maryland season was inaugurated at Bowie under tlie auspices of the Houtheru Maryland Agricultural Association and the rtnK prosperous conditions that prevailed at tlie other courses were again in evidence Howie racing Ingan Noveml er 14 and terminated November 30 fifteen days in all during which lime one hundred aid six races were run and S317 i distributed among the winning horsemen An overabundance of horses was reflected in the large entry list to the daily races Hig fields faced the starter in nearly every race and taking everything into considera ¬ tion the racing was interesting and wholesome A better class of horses were seen at Iowie than ever Iwfore and in face of inadequate transportation facilities the attendance was of large proportions with the volume of speculation correspondingly large largeA A retrospect of the fall Maryland season leads to the ronclusioji that racing prospered and the various racing organizations have every reason to feel satis ¬ fied with the years results

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