Pimlicos Autumn Program: Over 00,000 to be Distributed in Added Money, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-30


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PILiCOS AUTUMN PROGRAM Over 00,0G0 to Be Distributed in Added Money. Pimlico Futurity of 0,000 and Other Valuable Fixtures Among the Fall Attractions." BALTIMORE, Md.t July 29. The Maryland Jockey Club, the oldest and. most progressive of Maryland racing organizations, is not to be outdone by any other association in the matter of prize distribution during the fall meeting at Pimlico, which will be he;d from October 31 to November 11. The imposing sum of 06,150 in added money will be distributed during the eleven days of racing. The overnight purses for the meeting will range in value from ,300 to ,500. The entries for the fall stakes will not close until September 20, a date that wi!l afford horsemen every opportunity to make their stake selections. This comparatively late closing is the best assurance for the best of the horses in training and the fact that no nomination fee is charged leaves no excuse for any eligible horse being denied engagements. STAKES VARIED IN CHARACTER. In addition to the stakes that close for a running this fall the entries for the Pimlico Nursery of 1923 will close at the same date. The Nursery is a four and a haf furlong dash for two-year-olds, to be run next spring. It only has an added value of ,500, but it has ever been the idea of the Maryland Jockey Club to reduce the prize money for the juveniles in the spring and proportionately increase the value of the races for three-year-old3 and those of tho handicap division. This is a policy that is calculated to discourage the rushing of the youngsters and is an excellent one. In all, there are ten stakes that will be decided at the fall meeting and they are so varied as to make certain excellent racing. For the two-year-olds the offerings are the Walden, a mile handicap, for entire colts and fillies. This has an added money value of 0,000, and under its conditions all entries made last year to the Pimlico Nursery, run last spring, arc eligible, provided such entries are still entire colts or fillies. Tho other race for two-year-olds is ono of the new ventures of the Maryland Jockey Club and is one that is caluclated to induce sportsmen to breed their own horses. It is the Pimlico Home Bred Stakes and its conditions require that eligibles must be owned by the breeder and to have been his absolute property since the time of foaling. This is a three-quarters of a mile dash, to which ,500 is added, and there will be a handsome pieco of plate, as is fitting in such a sporting race. Then there is the richest two-year-old race of all, the Pimlico Futurity, to be decided. This is over the mile route and it has an added money value of 0,000. Thi3 is a race that has already been closed fo-this year as well as 1923 and 1921. It will shortly be closed for 1925. Like the Walden, it is for entire colts and fillies, but it is at scale weight, and as such is the best sort of a test to decide the juvenile championship of the year. Only one of these races is exclusively for three-year-olds. It is the Pimlico Autumn Handicap of a mile and a quarter. This has an added money value of ,000. TWO 510,000 FIXTURES. The two big chances for the older horses are the Bowie Handicap and the Pimlico Cup. Each has an added money value of 0,000 and the Bowie is a mile and a haif, while the Cup is, as it should be, two miles and a quarter. These are tests calculated to bring out all that is best in the thoroughbred and both are run at a season of the year when they should conclusively determine the actual champion. Both races are handicaps, but in the Cup the top weight is fixed at 12G pounds. As an additional inducement to bring starters in the Cup the Maryland Jockey Club will present the trainer of the winner with ,500, the trainer of the horse to finish second will receive 00 and there will be 00 for the trainer of the horse to finish third. Then there will come the serial weight-for-age races. These are ingeniously devised and there are three. One is a three-quarters, the second at a mile and the third at a mile and an eighth. These are for all ages and ,000 is added to each. There will be an additional ,000 added should any horse win any two of the events. These comprise the stake offerings on the flat, while through the field there will be the 0,000 added Manly Memorial Handicap, at two miles and a half, for four-year-old3 and over, and the Elkridge, a condition af-; fair exclusively for three-year-olds. This is over the two-mile course, to which ,000 is added. In addition to these there will be several overnight steeplechases framed to afford an opportunity for cross-country horses of almost every quality. Secretary Riggs, in a foreword to his stake announcement, requests that owners and trainers, as far as is possible, avoid having added starters to any of the stakes. Added starters make the program unsatisfactory to i the racing public and trainers are asked that : they make known their starters in stakes at 11 oclock the forenoon previous to the run-: ning.

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