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i i ! j ; I I I I I I I HAVRE DE GRACE STAKES 4 Four Fixtures for Spring Meeting , to Close April 7. » _ Chesapeake Stakes to Be Kun on losing Bay Of Meeting — booked Upon a* K I i mi nut ion i Race for Ireakness Stakes anil Derby. HAVRE DK GRACK. Mil. April S.— General manager Kdward Burke has fixed Saturday, April 7. as the date of closing for the four stakes, each of which will have an added money value of 0,000 and gross 3,000 to I S.000, that will be renewed here in the I course of the spring meeting of the Harford , Agricultural Association, that will begin April 16. to continue thirteen days. These are the Harford Handicap, for three- year-olds and over, three-quarters, to be run i April lfi ; Philadelphia Handicap, three-year- j olds and over, one mile and one sixteenth, t April -1 : Aberdeen Stakes, for two-year-olds, four and a half furlongs. April 28, and the i Chesapeake Stakes, for three-year-olds ex- -elusively, at one mile and a sixteenth, April "0. The nomination fee in these races will be 3. the starting fee 00 additional. In I each there will be ,000 to the second horse, 1 .00j to the third and 00 to the fourth. The Harford Handicap has always been ; the salutatory spring leature here, but, until I last year, the Chesapeake Stakes was run I earlier in the meeting. By deferring its de- i cision to getaway day. Mr. Burke gives the : trainers of three-year-olds pointing for re- I rivals of the Preakness Stakes and the I Kentucky Derby in May a little more time in which to get ready. The Chesapeake Stakes has come to be the Easts great elimination race for the Preakness Stakes and Derby candidates. Its winner last year. ! Whiskery, was beaten in the ensuing Freak-ness Stakes by his stable companion. Bos-Ionian and Sir Harry, which finished second to him here, but he went to Louisville to ; score over Osmand. Jock. Hydromel. Boston- ian and ten others in the Kentucky Derby. The coming Philadelphia Handicap will likely be the first race in which Crusader, the champion three-year-old of two years ago, will appear this season. Crusader * started in the last Philadelphia Handicap, but did ; not appear to be right. He has wintered ■ with some two score and ten other horses of Samuel I. Riddles stable at Berlin, Md.. and is in grand condition this spring. George Con-j way will bring the Riddle establishment to Havre de Grace-this week or early next week. Between 60,000 and 7."».0mi "will be dis- tribnted among the horsemen supporting the : Havre de Grace meeting, which will follow the Southern Maryland Agricultural Asso- ciation meeting at Bowie. The minimum purse i Coin timed oa eigbtk paji. _ i HAVRE DE GRACE STAKES Continued from fir t page. will be si.uipii. Overnight handicaps and the high class condition races will run as high as .5 J0. Already all of the stalls are bespoken, which means that there will he SOU to l.oou horses of various ages belonging to the most powerful stables of the East and some from the West available. The Eastern horses are well advanced, too. The past winter was mild and there has been plenty of good raining weather since the beginning of March.