Clubhouse at Old Pimlico: All Accommodations Have Been Reserved for Spring Meeting May 2 to May 14., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-12


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CLUBHOUSE AT OLD PMLICO All Accommodations Have Been Reserved for Spring Meeting May 2 to May 14. BALTIMORE, Md., April 11.— The Pimlico clubhouse will be opened April 27, and all accommodations have been reserved for the spring meeting from May 2 to 14, inclusive. Among the horsemen who have engaged rooms are Frank J. Bryan, Joseph E. Davis, Charles R. Fleischmann, T. J. Healey, H. W. Maxwell, A. H. Morris and H. L. Pratt of New York ; J. Howard Iewis, Hlkins Park,, Pa. ; H. W. Sage, Albany, N. Y. ; G. R. Tompkins, Warrenton. Va. ; Bayard Tucker-man, Boston, Mass. ; R. J. Walden, Middle-burg, Md., and A. G. Weston, Baltimore. The clubhouse will, as usual, be the scene of much entertaining during the meeting and numerous reservations have been made for luncheons and tea parties by out of town and local turf patrons. Early applications for private boxes indicate a large and representative attendance from all over the country and arrangements have been made to handle record-breaking crowds, particularly on May 2 and J, the Dixie and Preakness days. Attractive posters have been widely distributed by the Maryland Jockey Club, showing the Great Sweepstakes at Pimlico between Parole, Tom Ochiltree and Ten Broeck, when Congress adjourned to allow the members to run over from Washington to see the race and, as next October is the fiftieth anniversary of this famous contest, it has been suggested that it be commemorated in some fitting manner at the autumn meeting The comparative few witnesses of this race now surviving could be assembled for the occasion and an opportunity given them to compare the riding and racing of today with that when jockeys rode with long stirrups and horses were trained to go two miles and a half as in the sweepstakes, or four mile heats as in the old Bowie Stakes, instead of the "monkey seat" and short sprints prevalent now. The idea of the reunion is well worth elaborating, and it is hoped the scheme will materialize.

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