Rich Stakes For Laurel: Fewer in Number than Formerly, but of Greater Monetary Value.; No Entrance Fees and No Purse Less than ,000--Special Features Daily., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-11


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RICH STAKES FOR LAUREL Fewer in Number than Formerly but of Greater Monetary Value No Entrance Fees and No Purse PurseLess Less than 1000 Special SpecialFeatures Features Daily BALTIMORE Md June 10 The new manage ¬ ment at Laurel lias started on its plans to brine the racing of the Maryland State Fair to a standard that will tend to help in the general effort that has been under way for several years to provide the Ktnt ° with the highest caliber of sport Spiilding sportSpiilding L Jenkins who succeeds the late Rich ¬ ard Johnson as president is a member of the Jockey Club and is well known in racing circles nil over the country He assumes the position eager to go on with the plans that Mr Johnson always had in mind the betterment of the sport in the home com ¬ munities Mr Jenkins was for several years pre ¬ siding officer of the Maryland Jockey Club and played an important part in the great success that has come the way of the old track at Pimlico His ideas are progressive and lie has been closely iden ¬ tified affairsWith with the best features of turf affairs With his associates the new president has planned to make many changes in the course and its policies which are certain to bring about the greatest meet ¬ ing in Laurels history No detail will be overlooked in the work which is now under way From the stalls that shelter the horses a most important part in the success of any racing plant to the elaborate quarters in the clubhouse improvements are to be made Owners trainers Jockeys stable help and all that go to make up the details of a properly conducted racing establishment will be provided for forAs As to tlit class of racing tobe furnished rcfforts will be made to introduce innovations and attrac ¬ tions that will bring to the post the stars of the equine world In place of a long array of fixtures with values but little in excess of overnight purses the following list of stakes full conditions of whicli will be announced in a few days are to be provided providedMaryland Maryland Handicap for threeyearolds 10000 added one mile and a quarter Annapolis quarterAnnapolis Handicap threeyearolds and over 7500 added one mile and a half halfLaurel Laurel Handicap all ages 7500 added one mile Chevy mileChevy Chase Steeplechase fouryearolds and over 5000 added two miles and a half halfNational National twoyearolds 5000 added three quarters of a mile mileCapital Capital Handicap threeyearolds and over 5000 added threequarters of a mile mileManor Manor Handicap twoyearolds 3000 added one mile mileTicket Ticket of Leave Steeplechase threeyearolds 3000 two miles milesOil Oil each of the twentyseven days of the meeting special features are to be provided for which the added money will range from 1200 to 2000 No purse is to be less than 1000 and no entrance fee is to be charged for any race run at the meeting There will be a starting fee in stakes but this will of course go to the winners the association in every case contributing the amounts mentioned The one idea is to make conditions to the best interests of owners They will have no expense unless they de ¬ cide to send a starter to the post tl is expected that tliis liberal distribution of awards will bring to Laurel for the month of October the best of the stables in training and with Pimlico following with an equally brilliant array of prizes it means more than six weeks of fine Maryland sport for the windup of the 1019 racing season

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