Pimlicos Spring Stakes: Preakness and Five Other Stellar Events Announced-88,650 for Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-23


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♦ A PIMUCOS SPRING STAKES Preakness and Five Other Stellar Events Announced — 88,650 for Meeting. BALTIMORE, M.I.. February 22.— The Maryland Jockey Club has distributed broadcast its stake book for its spring meeting, which begJas Ma] 1 and closes May 13. Besides containing blanks for five of its si stakes, attention also is called to the fact that the Pimlico Nursery will be run probably on .May 3. This closed September 21 last year with 355 entries: The following are tin.- Pimlico stake fix tares: Preakness Stakes. 1 IS miles; 3-year-old colts and fillies 0,000 Added Pimlico Oaks, 1 1-lfi miles; 3 year old fillies ...1*10 Added Spring Handicap, 1 1-10 miles; 3- year-oMa and over 5.000 Added Green Spring Valley Steeplechase, 2 miles; 4-year olds and over 5.000 Added Sluing Juvenile Stakes, 4- furlongs.. 2,500 Added Pimlico Futurity. 1 •- furlongs 8.MB Added There will be distributed among the horsemen 88,680 in the twelve days, which is a daily average of nearly 5,721. The overnight purses will range in value from ,306 to .,500. Although the Pimlico spring meeting is more than two aaoathn away turfmen all over the country already are sending in applictions to William P. Biggs, secretary of the Maryland Jockey Club, for • acroinmoilatioiis. Horsemen realize they must make i early applications for stabling room because the ■ old Hilltop course has an overflow of horses ami stall room is at a premium long before the meeting. Billy Garth, the sage of Airginia, will bring up i a stable of forty or more thoroughbreds belonging to J. S. Cosden and Ral Parr, the Baltimore turfman. Garth has his string in winter quarters at Charlottesville, and practically everyone in the establishment • has lived on clover since the curtain fell on the sport last fall at Bowie. The Old Dominion expert not only will have a big band of flat racers, but also will bring up a hunch of steeplechasers, in the training of which Garth is a past master.

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