Bowie Opens Today: Large and High-Class Field for Southern Maryland Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-18


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BOWIE OPENS TODAY Large and High-Class Field for Southern Maryland Handicap. Marlboro Meeting Conies to Successful End Before Big Crowd and With Excellent Racing. MARLBORO, Md.. November 17. The flvc-day fair meeting of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Fair Association was brought to a. successful close at Marlboro this afternoon with an excellent card of seven races. The sport from the first has been remarkably clean and formful and it was by long; odds the best meeting that has ever been conducted over the half-mile track. The meeting was favored with fair weather, witlj the exception of one day, when it rained all afternoon, and the crowds were tremendously large. It was a meeting that attracted many ! that had never before been there and it furnished an altogether new idea of the fair circuit. With the closing of this little meeting the racing will swing over to the Bowie track tomorrow and the entry list of the opening day will bring out more and better horses than have ever performed over the Prince George course. There are twenty-one named to go in the mile and a sixteenth of the Southern Maryland Handicap and in the list are such notables as Captain Alcock, winner of both the Bowie Handicap and the Pimlico Cup ; Rock-minister, Fair Phantom, Lucky Hour, Surf Rider, Careful, On "Watch, John Paul Jones and others that have earned fame in the j best company. Of course, this field will be j pruned down before post time, but it will surely" see a record number at the barrier. The Combat Purse of a mile for three- j year-olds is the secondary attraction of the inaugural program and the dozen horses entered make up a field that promises a stirring contest. Such speedy horses as Pegasus, Emotion, Modo, Missionary, Athelstan, All Fair, Horologe and Duncecap are among the prospective starters. All the other races filled well and the big crowd that is certain to be present should witness some fine sport, j For the closing day at Marlboro the first; offering was a five-eighths mile dash for two- j year-olds and 13. Truemans Be Trueman was installed a prohibitive choice in the wager- J ing. Her victory was an easy one from Silks and Satin, while The Girl was third. The others were always outrun. The race was marred by a fall, in which Auntie Em, ridden by Abel, went down in the backstretch. Fortunately, neither rider nor horse was hurt. WAR lETTAXT NARROWLY. James Robertsons War Pennant was winner of the five and a half furlongs of the second race, but he had to be hard ridden to beat Tom Norris in the closing strides, while Zennotta was a fast-closing third. Richard F. Carmen continued his winning streak and furnished another winner when Zorro was home first in the third race in a drive from C. Buxtons Purl, while third portion of the purse fell to A. Bennetts Al Pierce. The winner dominated the running from the start and despite the fact that he lost considerable ground on the turns outlasted Purl in a fast closing rush. Rather a good band of platers came together in the seven-eighths of the fourth race and Glenn, ridden with great confidence by Gordon, in a belated rush at the end got up to win going away, with Thriller second and Doctor Jim a fast going third. Titania was the one to set all the pace, but she tired badly in the last eighth and the others ran away from her at the end. Salt Peter, the bad tempered son of Peter Quince and Yolando, came back Avith another victory in the mile and seventy yards of the fifth race when he took the measure of Sir Adsum and Mr. X., with Futen, racing under the silks of James Robertson, a close fourth. VICTORY FOR LA IvROSS. La Kross was the one to capture the mile and a sixteenth of the sixth race. In this race he avoided the early pace and when called on in the last half mile closed with his winning rush. The last race of the day and meeting saw old Kingling II. winner in a driving finish from Jap Muma, while third fell to George Washington. George W. Foreman stated this afternoon that he would ship seven horses to New Orleans this winter. Mosc Goldblatt arrived from Cincinnati yesterday and completed arrangements with Morty Murphy to ship t II. P. Whitney horses that race at Bowie to New Orleans. Goldblatt announced that he had taken a call on the services of the promising rider J. Corcoran from A. L. Kirby for the winter meeting at that point. T. W. OBrien was a visitor this afternoon, his first appearance at the meeting. S. Louis claimed R. F. Carmans Futen following his winning race in the last race yesterday for ,. The horse was shipped to Bowie this morning. Mrs. L. A. Livingston witnessed the running of yesterdays card and returned to New York.

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