Pimlico Spring Meeting Opens Today: Motor Cop Wins Closing Day Feature of the Havre de Grace Racing--War Pennant Disappoints., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-01


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PIMLICO SPRING MEETING OPENS TODAY Motor Cop Wins Closing Day Feature of the Havre de Grace Racing Wax Pennant Disappoints BALTIMORE Md April 30 Historic old Pim lico will throw open its gates tomorrow for what everyone is predicting will be the greatest meeting ever conducted by the Maryland Jockey Club the oldest and most popular of all Maryland racing organizations Many of the great racers of the country are here ready to compete for the rich stakes and purses and judging by the recordbreaking crowds that have attended the Bowie and Havre de Grace meetings Pimlico seems destined to enter ¬ tain the largest gatherings in the history of the course A great opening day card has been pre ¬ pared with Old Rosebud Omar Khayyam and other stars among the likely starters Only fair weather is needed and the weather man promises that fwr an auspicious beginning beginningThe The last day of the Havre de Grace meeting brought out a crowd almost as big as any that has attended the races at the Harford County course It was a good card that was offered even if there was not a great deal of high class represented although in the feature the Oakington Handicap some that will doubtless cut a considerable figure in the races to come wore colors notably Com ¬ mander Ross good sprinter Motor Cop and another of his string the disappointing threeyearold War Pennant and also one other threeyearold Walter Jeffords Routledge Motor Cop with 133 pounds to carry won and ran a magnificent race covering the threequarters of a mile in 112 which was perhaps the best race run at the meet ¬ ing considering the weight Motor Cop carried This son of Uncle and Xarco went into the lead early and held his lead all the way but right at the end Routledge was going fastest and had the distance been a bit farther Motor Cop would likely have been second Indeed it looked as if Routledge might have beaten the Ross horse had Ambrose perservered with the son of Tuafiingron in the early stages Routledge got away in front but Am ¬ brose appeared to take him back anil waited until the turn for the stretch WHS made then he sent the big chestnut along and the colt made up a wonderful amount of ground He easily passed Jack Hnre Jr which had been running second to Motor Cop and also Cobalt Lass and right at the end he was gaining an MotorCop jsofast that just a few yanls past the finish the threeyearold was in front However Motor Cop won and his was the victory Cobalt Lass performance was an ex ¬ cellent one for she does not appear to belong in this sort of company t j The showing of WnrTonnnnt wag a little better than it was in his first start btif stjll it WUB not such as to give trainer Guy Bedwell any great Ilipcunigement and certainly it did not show that this son of Jim Gaffney which hail been hailed as a real good one is anything much above the ordinary ordinaryJohn John P Mayberry received word this morning that jockey Joe Rodriguez had left New Orleans last night for Baltimore and that he would arrive here tomorrow morning Rodriguez injured leg is doing nicely and the lad hopes to be able to 1m back la the saddle again sometime during the summer summerCHARLESTON CHARLESTON TRACK TO BE SOLD SOLDNews News comes from South Carolina that the grounds of the Charleston Fair and Racing Association would be sold at auction May 12 The sale will wind up the affairs of the club and it looks as though there were but slim prospects of the sport being resumed in South Carolina in the immediate future futureJack Jack Flanders who has been employed on the Jockey Club tracks for a number of years getting out entries met with a painful accident while boarding a train for New York at the Havre de race station this morning Flanders tripped and in falling struck his head against the curb curbThe The Maryland Jockey Club lias announced that a 50 Victory Bond will be presented to the trainer of every winner during the Pimlico meeting Tills is in line with the liberal policy pursued by the club and it is unnecessary to say that the announce ¬ ment was received with much joy by the horsemen horsemenJimmy Jimmy Rowe had Harry Payne Whitneys Ken ¬ tucky Derby candidate Vindex out this morning for a final work before shipping the colt to Louisville With jockey Bill Knapp in the saddle Viudex was sent a mile and a quarter He covered the dis ¬ tance in 210 The colt pulled up full of life and the move was pronounced by horsemen a most impressive one others connected with the race track trackDreyer Dreyer was struck in the eye with a clod of dirt In the first race while riding Brisk and so badly cut that he had to cancel his other engage ¬ ments for the day dayHart Hart Dernham will manage the stable of James Arthur during the latters absence in Kentucky where he went to attend to meeting of the Thor ¬ oughbred Horse Association

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