Maryland Racing Today: Fall Season Opens at Havre De Grace-Morvich in Eastern Shore Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-21


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MARYLAND RACING TODAY Fall Season Opens at Havre de Grace Morvich in Eastern Shore Handicap. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., September 20. The autumn season of racing in Maryland will be inaugurated today at the picturesque course of the Harford Agricultural and Breeders Association under conditions presaging racing of the highest standard. The opening day program is particularly inviting. The Eastern Shore Handicap of 0,000 added is the outstanding feature and it will give Maryland-ers their first glimpse of the unbeaten Morvich, which has been named to start in this valuable race. Morvich arrived this morning from Belmont Park and was immediately placed on the track and worked a fast three-eighths under the watchful eyes of a host of admirers. The son of Runnymede has been allotted top weight by the handicappers, 130 pounds, for tomorrows race. It is no mean band of two-year-olds which will measure strides with Morvich and it is no mean task assigned the champion to give from eighteen to thirty-four pounds to his opponents and beat them. It should be a great race. Havre de Grace this morning presented a busy scene and a squad of men was busily engaged in preparing the grounds and stands for the opening. The track has been well groomed and will be in excellent condition when the first band faces the starter. Apart from the Eastern Shore Handicap the Maryland Fall Inaugural is offered as the scondary attraction. A large band of fast horses has been named for this race and, with such as Eddie Rick-enbacher. Careful, Lunetta, Polly Ann, Tippity Wltchct and others among the overnight acceptances, a fine contest is iu prospect. There is a substantial addition to the days purses, due to the accumulated money derived from run-ups last spring, the surplus of 09.87 from the last two days of the spring meeting being divided up among six of the days races. U. A. Burtsehell, who was taken down with a severe attack of illness last spring, which necessitated his retirement for some time, returned, to-active training this week. He- hair taken over the horses of J. R. Skinker, which were campaigned in Canada during the summer under the care of H. Smith. The stake entries for the coming meeting of the Maryland Jockey Club close tomorrow, and a large entry list has already been received, while many last minute entries were made today. The apprentice rider. Joe Rowan, under contract to E. F. Whitney, will ride in Cuba the coming winter. Arrangements have been practically completed whereby he will join W. A. Carter, trainer for the Armonia Stable. Roger Minton arrived from New York this morning with the following riders: A. Johnston, R. Lancaster and E. Haynes. The latter is the contract rider for the Pelican Stable. A notice has been posted to the effect that a member of the Maryland State Racing Commission would be at the course to receive applications for licenses for trainers and riders. The following are the starters and probable riders and odds iu the Eastern Shore Handicap: norsc. Jockey. Odds. Morvich A. Johnston 2-5 Galantmau L. Fator 5-1 fDream of Allah J. Butwell S-l fSaddle and Boots E. Josiah S-l Second Thoughts T. Parrington 12-1 Dexterous J. Callahan 20-1 Sailing Along A. Krueger 50-1 Miles S J. Rowan 50-1 Financier A. Tryon 100-1 fE. B. McLean entry.

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