Cleveland Racing Today: New Mile Track to be Opened at Maple Heights-Over 200 Horses On Scene, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-22


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CLEVELAND RACING TODAY New Mile Track to Be Opened at Maple Heights Over 200 Horses on Scene. CLEVELAND, Ohio, October 21. With the Maple Heights Handicap as the feature attraction thoroughbred racing will be inaugurated at the new mile track at Maple Heights tomorrow. The now plant could be described as a diamond in the rough. Tho location is excellent, the surroundings ideal, but the continued rain for the past two weeks has delayed the management somewhat in completing the minor details. Notwithstanding the adverse weather conditions the track proper is in fairly good condition and once it becomes thoroughly settled should be fast. It is pear-shaped, but has a long stretch. There are already over 200 horses on the scene and more are arriving daily from various points. P. J. Miles and Mrs. G. H. Abbots strings arrived this morning from Laurel, Md. Capt. Hodgo is en route from Montreal with twelve head. Two carloads representing smaller stables also are destined for Maple Heights from Montreal. Among the sixteen riders already here are: N. Foden, W. Taylor, W. Hinphy, W. Anderson, J. Beel, W. Boganowski, J. Ryan, A. Jacobs, P. Gibson, R. Duggan, N. Duggan, M. Schwartz, B. Hoffman, A. Kroger, R. Romanelli, L. Aron and A. Jcnkius. While galloping My Mazie here this morning jockey A. Jcnkius was crowded against the inside rail by another horse and fell, the mare rolling over him. The boy was taken to a local hospital, suffering from a severe shaking up and slight cuts about the mouth. While being worked here yesterday Crumpsall ran away three miles before he could bo taken under control. A delegation arriving here this morning from New Kensington, Pa., reported that owing to severe rain, rendering tho track in an unsafe condition, the racing at that point was suspended on Thursday, but will be resumed again on Saturday. F. W. Gerhardy will bo presiding judge and racing secretary and William Snyder will do the starting .during this meeting. Weather conditions for the opening appear most promising and the races are likely to be run over a slow but rapidly drying ; out track.

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