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News Notes and Gossip of Interest to Horsemen and Golfers
Finishing Touches Put on
New Track.
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The new medals haing arrived last
Monday afternoon, the goat" contest at
the Washington Countrv Club was start
ed last week with an entrv list of thirty
two golfers Judging from the interest
shown bj the members, it will undoubt
edlv be one of the most successful con
tests ever held at the club
Among the matches plajed last week
was one in which E B Calvert, chalr-
1 an of tha jrr--ns mIM WP1teI
h. H Bowie bv the score of 1 up and
1 to pla By winning this mitch Cal
vert gets Bowie's goat, which Is a sil
ver medal vnothor good in iter- vrav
between Sidney Taliaferro and Ham
"Walters the former winning bv 4 up
and 2 to pla
The handsome medals are of special
desicn and show in relief the name.
Washington Countrv Club, and a goat
fn one side, and the other cid has the
nnme of the owner engraved thereon
The coming week promises to be a
busv one as there ire a number of in
teresting nntches scheduled The ton
niuonb of the contest follow
1 Competition match plaj under posted
handicap the number of strokes con
icded to be three-quarters of the dif
ference between the handicaps of the
plaver- Stroke- to be given at holes as
indicated on card posted in clubhouse
J. Anv member holding a medal mav
challenge anv other medil holder, the
loser to surrender his goaf to the
w Inner
3 The loser m-iv challenge the w inner I est, B S Simmons. W K Frcj. J
bjt twice for the recoverv of his 'goat,"IM Stoddard, L. W. Weaver, and Bcn-
md for each unsuccessful effort forfeit
.i golf ball to the keepei of his ' goJ.t
1 V member having lo"-t his 'goat
and not holding anv other goat " mav
challenge any holder of a goat, ' pro
v Ided he forfeit a golf ball for each fail
ure to win
j I nder no conditions may a match
bv plavcd for more than one 'goat" at
a time
6 t the end of the prescribed period
of plav. Decemier 1. the plajer holding
the largest number of 'goats will be ap
pointed the "goatherd and be presented
with a special medal which will become
his permanent propertj All the ' goat
medals will be returned to their original
owners, ready for the next season of
The entries arc as follows
l-T Turner Smith.
2-Rasccm Jolicon
J-Dr. L. B Johnon
4 F H. Bowie
i-Harry Fmst.
ft Harry Woodman
7-narl Wheeler.
S-Dr W il Llttlepj?e
S George Andrews.
W-W G Campbell
11 V W. Dunn.
II Harrv Walters.
13 B Caltert.
14 Gecixe E. Tru-tt.
1S-T B Jewell
IS Charles Grunwell.
John GninwHl
Thomas Weedou
I9-U It lacker
2rE 1 Lm-le
J J hn C Dandson
21 K M fhrl
23 . Proliant.
"4-sldre Taliarrru
3 A Za jwne.
.5 F L. Dunlap.
27 Frank rpman
2v-Cart. A V Fr.es.
3-Dr A Rtiell.
TO R. W. sehronann.
1-R Oik lev
SJ-D- L JlcClanahaxj.
Mrs Bascom Johnson won the weekly
golf tournament for the women of the
"Washington Country Club vesterday af
ternoon, as she made a gross score of 57,
and. with a handicap of 22. is a net score
of 5 Mrs Johnson received the hand
some silver prize donated bv Miss Louise
Grunwell. who Is one of the most en
thusiastic women golfers at the Virginia
Club Onlj nine holes were plajed
Mrs Loren B T Johnson was second
in line, as she finished in 91 strokes, and
made a net score of 51, while Mrs F M
Ball was third with a net score of 52,
hav Ing a gross score of 92. and a 40 handi
cap The tournej was a big success as over
a. dozen women took pa-t The other
contestants and their net scores follow
Mrs A. Zappone. 57. Mrs Frank Upman.
58. Miss Lillian Truett. 63. Miss J Jewell,
64, Mrs Walter E Ballard, 65. Mrs W.
H Littlepage 64 Miss Gertrude Pattison,
65 and Miss Louise Grunwell, 7J.
Vearlv a dozen members of the Wash
ington Countrj Club took part in the
h iturday afternoon sweepstakes yester
day afternoon George E Truett and R.
B Looker tied for high honors, as each
made a net score of 71 Mr. Truetfs
gross score was S3, with a handicap of
J4 while Mr Looker finished the course
in S7 His handicap was 16 Bascom
Johnson was third in line, as he made a
gross score of 92, and, with a handicap
of IS, made a. net score of 74 F M Ball
jilso did well, as he finished with 75 net.
having a gross score, of 105 and 30 handi
cap Dr. Loren B T. Johnson won sec
ond place, as he made a net score of 72,
having a gross score of S9 and 18 net
The other players were E H Bowie,
Thomas Weedon, George Andrews, Doug
las Mackall, and W. Harry Woodman.
E B. Calvert, chairman of the Wash
ington Country Club, enjoyed a round
with A. Stengel last week. Others who
were out playing were W Q Campbell,
Dr. Albert Hale, Bascom Johnson, Harry
Walters, A. Zappone. Dr. H P. Cobey,
Malcolm Coles, Harry Woodman. H T.
Frost, George Andrews, W. H Little
page, and Dr. F. L. Dunlap.
George E Truett, a prominent member
of the Washington Country Club, played
in a single with Professional John Klein
last Tuesday afternoon. Messrs Stearns
and Kingsbury were also out.
There were a number of golfers at the
Washington Country Club last Wednes
day afternoon, among them being Mrs.
A Zappone and Mrs. Loren B. T. John
pon. Maj F. C. Bryan and H. N. Brown
also played a twosome that was Interest
ing from start to finish. Maj Bryan has
greatly Improved in his long game re
cently. Judge A. V. Grunwell and W. H. H.
Truett played a twosome on the course
of the Washington Country Club last
"Wednesday afternoon. Anotner good
match that took place was between T.
Turner Smith and E. Worthlngton.
At the Bannockburn Golf Club Wednes
day afternoon. Dr. London and Dr. John
Warren won a four-ball match from H.
N. Johnson and C. Cunningham.
Samuel Purvis, professional at the Ban
nockburn Golf Club, said that the mem-
bers arc greatlj pleased with the fine
condition of the course Already the
new grass Is beginning to come up from
the seeding about three weeks ago.
The following were out at the Ban
nockburn Golf Club last Wednesdav af
ternoon John Brawner s O H. Wood.
Dr Wolf s Mr Hansom, George Vlnal
vs Miss Dufour. besides a number of
Wednesdav afternoon Jlesrs Collins
and Hall enjoved a twosome on the
greens of the Bannockburn Golf Club
Miss Bertha Looker and Mls Darneall
uere also out ednc&daj
An interesting four-ball match took
place at the Bannockburn Golf Club last
W ednesdaj afternoon bctw en Dr Lee
Harban and W R Tuckerman s A S
Mattinglv and Allan Lard The players
seemed well pleased with the condition
of the course
Dr Paris K Brengle and L C Brooks
captured a well-plaved foursome from M
E Danforth and G H Chasmer at the
Columbia Countrj Club last Sundaj
morning, the 6core being 3 up
There were a number of golfers out on
the course of he Columbia Countrj Club
last week, among them being Oliver
Metzerott. E C Graes. A L. V Wlehle,
II A Dodgo. A D Merrltt E S Uenrj.
O J De Moll Emmons 8 Smith. W. D
Mamln oodrun.
An interesting five-ball m it h was
plajed at the Columbia Countrj Club the
first of last week, between A S Matt
inglj. Ed Harban. Robert Farman, Dan
K Jackson, and Frank Govern
At the Columbia Country Cub the first
of last week L C Brooks and G H
Chasmer won a foursome from Otto Leub
kert and A M Ljtle bj the score of 2
up and 1 to plav Another good foursome
plavcd the first part of last week was
when Paul Freeman and A I Clark took
E B De Graw and E C Robertson into
camp to the tune of 2 up and 1 to play.
Lodge Hill won a twosome from T O
Varnell last Sundaj afternoon at the Co
lumbia Countrj Club by 2 up and 1 to
plaj Frank Phelps defeated C E Lang
lej and F S Appleman In a threesome
the same daj. The score was 3 up and
2 to play.
U Winter and Dan K Jackson won
from George P. James and partner In a
fast and Interesting foursome at the Co
unibia Country Club last Tuesdaj after-
J A well-plajed threesome took place on
.the course of the Washington Countrj
Club last Wednedaj afternoon between
George E Truett, W Evnon, and Dr
'Albert Hale Mr Truett plajed the best
i ball and finished all even at the eigh
teenth hole.
1 Thursdaj afternoon at the Washington
I Countrj Club John Grunwell and Charles
'Grunwell plajed a twosome W. H
1 Truett and Judge A, V Grunwell also
plajed together In the morning Miss
Lillian Truett ana guest enjoved a two
some for nine holes
Miss J Jewell, one of the most en
thusiastic woman golfers at the Wash
ington Countrj Club plajed an interest
ing twosome with Miss Lillian Truett
Wednesdaj afternoon
E B Calvert and George E Truett
won a well-plajed four-ball mauh from
Dr Loren B Johnson and Bascom John
son at the Washington Country Club last
Thursday afternoon
The tie that resulted tn the weekly
sweepstakes at the Washington Countrj
Club Saturdaj, September 23. was plajed
off last week between R B Looker and
Harry Frost, the former winning by 2
up and 1 to plaj' In medal play Mr
Looker was five strokes better than his
There were a number of interesting
matches plajed at the Columbia Countrj
Club last Wednetdaj afternoon
them were J C. Letts vs T.
nell George P. James and Dr L. Sterns
vs Dan K Jackson and W. Kebllnger.
M. E Danforth and C H Chamberlain
vs Dr. W. L. Smith and A G Buhrman
Senator J M Thurston enjoyed a two
some with Judge E A Newman on the
greens of the Columbia Country Club
last Wednesdaj- afternoon The Senator
played his usual good game
At the Chevy Chase Club last Tuetdaj
morning, H R Anderson played a two
some with S L. Heap. In the afternoon
the following matches were played: L.
Y. Spear and S L. Heap; Frank Hyatt
and E S Jackson; C H Pattison and
G W Klmpatrick, and H Wilson and
G L Bayard.
Maj M. Bailey and J R Martin won a
four-ball match from P S Fltzslmmons
and C F. Stokes at the Chevj' Chase
Club last Tuesday afternoon G C
MInnlgerode and J. W. Calvert were also
out Tuesday.
Gn E. M. Weaver and Morven Thomp
son, secretary of the Middle Atlantic
Golf Association, played in a four-ball
match with Cot. Ladd and Col McCain,
the first part of last week at the Chevy
Chase Club. "
Another Interesting twosome that took
place at the Chevy Chase Club last Wed
nesday afternoon was when J. R. Mar
tin defeated E. L. Whltehouse.
The competition for the woman's ama
teur golf championship of the United
States, open to all women amateur golfers
belonging to clubs which are members
of trie United States Golf Association
and to those foreigners visiting this coun
try who may be tavlted by the executive
committee of the association, will be
played on the course of the Baltusrol
Golf Club, Baltusrol, N. J., commencing
Monday, October 9, when the Robert Cox
cup and four medals will be competed
for under the rules of the United States
Golf Association.
The winner of the cempeMUon will be
the champion woman amateur golfer for
the year, and the Robert Cox cup wilt be
held for that year by the club from which
the winner entered- The winner will also
receive a handsome sold 'tneoal; the- run
ner-up will receive a silver medal, and
the semi-finalists will receive bronze
Tuesday afternoon E Browne enjoyed
a match with F N. Freeman at the
Chevy Chase Club
Wednesday afternoon two Interesting
twosomes took place at the Chevj' Chae
Club, the first being between H P Nor
ton and George Richards, and the sec
ond between B F Cheathon and C
E S Land won a match with W G
Grosbeck at the Chevj Chase Club last
Tuesdav afttrnoon
The Chevj Chase Club will plav at the
Baltimore Countrj Club net baturday
afternoon and the Bannockburn Golf
Club will meet the Hampton Road's Golf
Club, at Hampton Roads The matches
will bo plived in the "Middle Atlantic
Golf Association
Miss Louise Grunwell donated the hand
some silver prize for the winner of the
woman s tournament jestxrdaj afternoon
at the Washington Countrj Club
Professional John Klein, of the Wash
ington Countrj Club, won an interesting
two"omc from his brother, Robert Klein,
of New York Hst W ednesdaj morning
Mr Klein made a medil score of 76 while
Robert Klein made the course in S2
Tlmrsdav afternoon at the W ishlngtn
Countrv Club an interesting twosome was
plaved between Mrs Trank I'pman and
Mrs Lnren B T Johnson ir lbert
Minn and Dr. Black were al'o out on
Horses Leaving Toronto for
Baltimore Track.
tnhlrn Will lie Trtxed to I'tmoit to
Handle Larfre Lot of Hncern.
1 In Octatln, Sandhill, Itoiisenax,
The Welkin, nml Ticket of
Leave n Fevr of the Crack.
Special to The Wajhicston Herald
Baltimore Sept 30 Sundaj will be the
busiest daj at rlmlico since the flag fell
on the spring meeting last vear The
Toronto meeting will close to-daj, and
there will be an cvodus from the Cana
dnn track for Pimllco All of the more
Important stables will ship dlrecllj- to
the local course, and Supt John Brennan
will have his hands full assigning quar
ters for the horses Net weekjwlll see
more than 600 horses stabled on the
track or In the vlclnitj of the course,
and there will be much to interest locil
admirers of the thoroughbred Among
the strongc t-tables due to arrive at
Pimlico from Toronto are those of R
T Wilson, Jr , in charge of Trainer Tom
Healej , August Belmont, with John
Whalen In charge, ind those of Capt
W F Presgrave. James Fltzslmmons,
and "W Ilham Garth
Capt Presgrav e s big string w ill be
quartered in the Clvde barn, on the back
stretch The Belmont horses will occupj'
their old stable back of the grand stand
and Tom Healey will be given the same
stable he had Hst spring, while "Jimmj"
Fltzslmmons will stable in the Inclosed
barn at the entrance to the track close bj
the clubhouse entrance, which he has oc
cupied for sevor.il jears Fitzsimmons In
tends to rest his Horses until next Satur
daj. He has a strong stable of runners,
and the string he brings from Toronto
will be augmented bj his own horses that
Lhavo been turned out all summer in Dela
ware. These are Via Octavia, Sandhill,
and Rosseau-c Via Octavia was one of
spring at Jacksonv tile and a summer's
var-irest ls safj to nfue done him a lot of
good He has furnished beautlfullv, and
Is now one of the finest looking horses In
Via Octavia Lookn Good.
Fitzsimmons bought Via Octavia from
August Belmont last fall at Jamestown,
where he swept everj thing before him
At Moncrief Park last winter and In the
early spring there was not a three-year-old
that could beat Via Octavia. Sand
hill, by Rocksand, did not show to great
advantage last spring at Pimllco, but he
won several good races at Jacksonville,
and with a long rest is 6ure to come
back in excellent form. Rosseaux, for
merly owned by Paul Ralney, Is a full
brother of Roseben and a handsome
horse He Is a sprinter of great speed
and will hold his own In the short races
Ral Parr, the local horseman, who has
had great success this season on the
Canadian circuit, will put his best foot
forward at Pimllco He likes to win at
the famous old course, where he earned
hlr first victory on the turf His maln
stajs. of course, will be the Jumpers,
Ticket of Leave and The Welkin, the lat
ter having been purchased from Sam
Ticket of Leave Great Jumper.
Mr." Parr likes The Weikin. but he loves
Ticket of Leave This hore, which ls
by .Russell, out of Release II, and,
therefore, aptly-named, Mr Parr bought
at the sale of the late Robert Neville's
horses in the paddock at Pimllco a jear
ago last spring When Col. Neville first
tried Ticket of Leave he showed very
little of what was In him He could not
Jump and had Htle speed, but shortly
after Cot Parr purchased him the horse
was turned over to Woods Garth, brother
of "Billy." and Woods made a first-class
cross-country animal of him. Last winter
Ticket of Leave was a very sick "norse,
but he recovered under careful handling,
and last spring, as all Baltlmoreans
know, he was the best Jumper at Pim
llco. From Pimlico he went to Canada,
where he swept everything before him.
His most notable victory was at "Wind
sor, where, under the crushing weight of
172 pounds, he won easily.
Ticket of Leave dld not start at Mon
treal or Toronto, having shown a Uttfe
lameness, but he ls training nicely now
and surely will be a starter tn the Green
Spring- Valley Steeplechase Handicap.
Feature Race Jinn $:,500 la Added
Money Canadian Homes Are
Already tabled Record Fields
Predicted for Over-night Event.
Hildreth Horses en Route.
Siwctal to Tb v.Vafhlntr'on Herald
Laurel. Md , Sept 30 All day yester
daj there "was hurry and bustle around
the now racing plant of the Maryland
State Fair Association, between the ar
rival of the horses from New York.
Canada, and other racing centers and
the visiting of lovers of the thorough
hred, who have read and heard so much
of Laurel as a racing center.
The work was hustled along so that
the place looked like" a small village
from the number of yorkmen putting on
the finishing touches for the official
opening, which will be held to-morrow
There Is llttlp or nothing to do now but
clear away the scaffolds and the piles
of rubbish left bj the workmen
The space between the grand stand and
the outside fence of the track was fin
ished up. it sloping down to the track,
the overhead bridge from the main en
trance to whero the trains land was
completed, while the piddock Jockejs'
room and offices have been readj for
some time past Manager Brown and
his assistant, Joseph McLenan, the clerk
of thecnurpe, has prepired a good pro
gramme for the opening daj. which win
not onlv' attnet good fields, but will see
the running of the Inaugural handicap,
which has J2.500 In added monej. This
lias drawn as good a field as has ever
started over anj course, and the contest
will be a keen one
nettlne Hint; In Shape.
The spacious betting ring which Is 260
feet In length, vv is cleaned out and the
boTes for the lajers put In their place
The large blackboard at the end of It
was finished On this the names of
the riders In each event will be posted
prevlouR to the running of the nees
Each train from Baltimore and Washing
ton brought over horsemen and their
friends to look at the place Manv ex
pressed surprise In seeing the place so
fnr advanced, and, as they said, had no
idea that It was so nearlj readj Twelve
cars of horses came in from Canada, in
Which were the horses owned bj P S P
Randolph John Burchell, Cipt P M
Valker. feam Louis John J H I -and
and a number of smaller stables There
were three carloads from New York,
which included a number of mixed sta
bles In this lot were the hores of James
R Keene. which -number five
During the morning many of the horses
at the track were galloped over the
course This was devoted to those which
which liked the heavj- going, while the
others were given their work on the roads
around the plant These are of a sandj
nature, and dry out verj quickly, so that
when the track proper ls too wet to work
over thev- can be used
rientj of Stable Room.
There has not been a case of sickness
at the track and the stables are all built
on a high elev itlon which makes them
drj and fit to stable in at all times, and
under all weather conditions This Is one
point on which 'Manager Brown in par
ticulars strong He believes In looking
after the horsemen as well as the public
and in this way drdws manj- more to
race with him than lij overlooking them
Twelv carloads are looked for from
Toronto this morning, they having left
that place vesterdaj at 1 o'clock Two
more cars arc to come from New York,
as well as those which will transport
the Hildreth horses from that cltj to
I-aurel Three carloads are booked from
Baltimore and these, with three or. four
from Kenturkj will include all that are
to raco at the new plant Included In the
horses now stabled at Laurel are the
cream of the horses now being raced The
stake entries speak for themselves, while
tho handicaps and over-night events will
draw record fields
KIItST R rF TVo-yrar-old, telling, ii tar
lina nrcdwol 1U (Molcsworth) ja.50 won. Mf
rodi 105 (TTJin) . stconi. Pitriuche. 103
(Burton) JiW third Timp. 1 13 4-5. Mcdlntock.
Decutnon Jumcur, Gunant. LtUloah, and Jen
nie Gfddc aim ran.
fX OVD KACB-Six furlon. two-jeir-olds nd
upward Knight Deck 102 (Tiplta), J15.T0, won.
Jim Bawy 102 (Moloworth). $3.80 second. County
Tai 'b (htre!p J2.90 third Time, 1 11 Melror,
Hold and Phil Mflir alio ran
TWKD RCb One and one-raarter milts three
vear-oldj and upward telling hilver Knifht. 103
(Canz) J4 60 won fetartler, ICO (Goose). J3 10 dee
ond The Hague. 103 (Molfsworth), J2.20. third
Tint, 2 -06 3-5. txpUd' ""l Roseau also ran.
FOURTH RACB-F11 City Handicap: one mile
and a furlong, three-year-olaji and upward; J1.000
added Hixh Prirate 108 (Taplln). 10T0. won;
Princes Callaway. 110 (ScrlTen). $16.50, urcond,
Cherryola. 105 (Moore). J3.80, third Time. 1513-5
(new track record) Helmet. Mary Dans, Meridian.
Mevenger Boy. and Moeiler also ran
FIFTH RACE-Six furlongs. Worth. 122 (Wris
pcn). J3J0, won: Drsula Bum, 102 (Molesworth).
$3.60. second. Sir Blats. 110 (Goose). J2.20, third.
Time. 1 It Mack B. Eubanks and Old Banks ateo
6IXTH RACB-One and one-sixteenth mile; Bell
ing. Sigurd 105 (Henry), $11.50, won. Longhand.
112 (Goose), $10.90, second. Discontent, 105 (Denny).
$4.80 third. Time. 1-47. Tay Pay. Charley 8trauss.
Force. Robert Bruce, Sam Barber, Dust. Merry Lad.
and Lotta Greed also ran
FIRST RACE-Countree purse; $c00 added, all
ages six furlongs Spellbound, 107 (Schnttinger).
$3.50. won; Owanux. 109 (McCaheyl. $140. second,
Lady Onnar.. ICG (Sweeney), $190. third. Time.
1 14 Capsize, Towton Field, and Benedictina also
SECOND RACB-Purse, $3)0: Dudhara Cup,
three-year-old and up. mile and three-o,uarten.
Denham, 122 (Peak), $350. won; Powdennan, 114
(McCahey) $3 50. second. Frolic, 116 (Wilson), show,
third. Time. 3 10 3-3 Commola, Hayrack, Caper
sauce, and Bride Lane also ran.
alley Farm entry
THIRD RACE-Pnrse, $1500; Grey stakes for
two-year-olds- one mile Aldebaran. 117 (McCahcj),
$3 CO. won- Tenobrat. 96 (DIggJns), $3.90. second.
Froglegs, 106 (ilon). oat. .third. Tune. 142 3-3.
Prcumptlon and Tipsand k ""
FOURTH RACE Steeplechase: H0CO added;
four-year-olds and np; three miles. Prince Hamp
ton, 144 (Lynch), $750. won; Bellow, 150 -(Kermaih).
out, second: The Prophet, 141 (Penning), out, third
Time. 6-03. SteT Lane also ran
FIFTH RACEOntario Jockey Clnb Cup; handi
cap, three-yearolds and up; two and cpe-Quarter
miles. Sctrmla. 90 (Gordon). $8 80 wont My Gal.
96 (Wlnfleld), $4.20, second: Bob R..J3 (Schnttin
ger). $120, third. Time. 4iJI-S. Aylmer, Snper
Tisor. and 'Montgomery finished a named.
SIXTH RACE Purse. $500; three-year-olds and
np selling: mile and. a sixteenth. Dr. Holxberg,
106 (8weeney), $JJ0. wonj The Golden Butterfly.
114 (8diattinger). $120, second: Animus. 107 (Mc
Cahey). $190. third. Time, 1-49 3-5. Secooke, 8UIdi-.
and Turret finished as named.
SEVENTH RACE Three-year-olds and up; purse.
$000; one mile. John Reardon, 107 (Wilson), $3.30.
won; Nightfall. 109 (MeCabej). $7.10. second; Lad
of Langdon. 116 (Peak), out, third. Tune, 1:B.
Carrllon also ran.
s Leo Shlnners, the pitcher recently pur
chased by tho Reds, has been suspended
for tho remainder of the v season aad
fined 125 .
$104,000 IN STAKES
OCT. 9 TO 21.
S. H. HOPKINS, President.
Laurel Track 'Opens To-morrow Is One of the
Best Plants in Country Gheen Is Superin
tendent of Horse Department.
Hy I.. I. SYI.E.
Thin -awK. Lexington for the trotters
and Laurel for thi runners
To tho -who loe the sport of the
turf It bhould proe a week of exceeding
Interest Laurel li fo close to the Na
tional Capital and so easy of access by
steam or trolley that doubtless Washlng
toniann In large numbers will take ad
antage of the conditions offered The
laurel management will throw open Its
gates to the public to-morrow, and, as
thej file into the ground", they will see
not onl one of the most perfect racing
plants in the United States, but will be
amazed at the transformation that has
taken place within the past few weeks
None but men fitted to grapple with huge
problems could hae accomplished within
to brief a period such Important results
The runners will hold the boards ex
clusUely from October 2. up to and In
cluding October H The industrial ex
hibit will Hst from October 0 to Oc
tober 21 The horse show, lhe stock.
poultrj. and agricultural exhibits will
run from Octooer 15 to October 21
Harness and running races will take
place during the same dates, and thero
will bo continuous racing from October
23 to October 31 John O Gheen. of this
clt. ls named as superintendent of the
horse department, and this fact should
excite confidence that eerj thing will be
properly conducted In that line F II
jCashell, of Montgomery, ls superintendent
of the cattle exhibit, also of the sheep
and swine Calln Hicks Is In charge of
the poultry exhibit William Kennedy of
floriculture Dr R S Hill of fruits and
cgetables, ic , and all of the other de
partments are in competent hands.
TVet weather throughout the past week
has again proed a factor In racing sport
At Columbus it interfered with the card
on Wednesday The event of the day was
the. Horse Reiew Futurity for three-j ear
old trotters, begun on Tuesdaj. in which
Margaret Parish won the first heat In
2 081-4: Mainleaf the second, in 2 121-4.
and Atlantic Express the third. In 2 00 1-4
On Wednesday, Atlantic Express won
the fourth heat and the race in 2 OS 1-4.
and demonstrated that he ls the best
three-j ear-old racing machine of 1911. At
lantic Express Is a bay colt by Bellini,
and his dam was the great three-year-old
race mare Expressive (dam of Altsee),
by Electioneer, out of the thoroughbred
Esther (dam of four), by Express, and
he by Euroror
Expressive was brought over the Pacific
Slope -by Monroe Salisbury upward of
twelve j ears ago, and raced against aged
horses. She had a reputation for same
ness and speed unequaled by any other
three-j ear-old filly of her day She
closed her racing career with a three
year old mark of 2 12 1-2 When, after
the death of Senator Stanford, the Palo
Alto horses were dispersed. Expressive
was purchased by the Hlllandale Stock
Farm. Mamaroneck, N. Y., and bred to
Bellini, a son of Artillery. The field of
three-year-olds In the Horse Review
Futurity was one of the best that ever
battled for a purse Every colt in the
lot was bred m the most ultra-fashlon-
able lines
The Horse Review Futurity for two
j ear-old trotters on Tuesday was also
Interesting Princess Todd scored her sec
ond victory of the season In this race,
winning In straight heats, the first being
2 15 1-4, and the second in 2 13 1-4. She Is
a black Ally, by Kentucky Todd (3),
2.08 3-4. and her dam is Grace BIngen, by
Bing'en, 2 081-4 Grace Blngen's dam is
by Emperor Wilkea, 2 20 3-4. Kentucky
Todd's dam is the famous Paronella (dam
of seven), by Parkville, a son of Elec
tioneer. Here, again, we find the potent
Electloneer-Wllkes crossing. In the 2-09
pacing race, the same day. three heats
having been raced on Monday, My SJiady
Belle outlasted and outgamed a large
and good field of wrigglers. It was a
slx-hcat "affair, and the Shady Belle mare
opened the proceedings on Tuesday by
pacing the fourth heat in 2 OG 3-4 and the
fifth and sixth in 2 07 1-4 and 2-OS 1-4. re
spectively. The day was marked by an accident to
Murphy, who. while, driving the Baron
Review filly. Baroness Helen, was thrown
Into the Infield on account ot fie mare's
falling with htm In the homestretch.
Murohr Is reported to have suffered a
broken rib; if so, the fracture must haver.
been slight, for he Is reported as navinu
driven on Wednesday Longworth B. In
the 2:07 pacing raco and R. T. C In the
J5.000 2:12 trot. The result of the 2:10 trot
on Wednesday was of more than usual In
OCT. 2 TO 31
C. H. HIHCHMAN, Secretary. ,
terest to people ia this bailiwick, in that
Dr Patton's Mjsotls, 2 121-4, has been
bred to Blnolo, who won the first heat
In 2 OS 1-2, and got third money Other
District owhers of high-bred mares are
thinking stronglj of hreedlng to the son
of Blngen next spring, nmong them D
J McCarthy and Peter Loftus
The descendants of Blngen are racing
on, to the surprise of a great manv ex
perienced horsemen and breeders who
rated them as being faint-hearted Time
has proved to the contrary Todd and
Blngara are to-day his leading sons, and
their sons and daughters are racing on
gamelv In the matter of extreme speed
the Blngens seem to be able to hold their
own against all comers Had Blngen
sired none but the champion trotting
gelding Uhlan, he would still be classed
among the greatest of trotting progeni
tors. The best, and by all account" the
i fastest descendant of Blngen owned In
this section Is the bay mare Berka,
owned bj Mr John Morris 61 Washing
ton At the Allentown fair week before
last she was timed separatelv a last half
In 1 (S In a race, and she Is credited with
having trotted an eighth of a mile in
sixteen seconds This is speed to burn.
and when the mare has been taught to
get awav with her field the trotter that
beats her will never again race in the
2 15 class
v . . .
As was to be expected, R T. C, Mur
phy's plow horse, romped away with the
big end of the $3,000 purse at Columbus
Thursdaj last, McDonald's Lewis Forest
being the onl) horse In the field of six
to make him stretch his neck er much.
Patrcns of trotting races In this section
of the countrj hope to see R. T C at
Laurel In the near future, as well as other
great trotters that have been traveling
the Grand Circuit. The Laurel authori
ties could not present to the public in
this neck of the wood" a greater attrac
tion, unless It be Uhlan, king of all trot
ters As t'hlan retired after the Lexington
meetj the presence of the biggest monej
winning trotter of the year would go far
toward filling tho gap Considerable
speculation Is being indulged in in these
parts as to how- the Laurel management
will be able to mix the light harness
horseB with the runners, with advantage
to the former. Every tjro In track expe
rience knows that a purely running track
ls not suited to the gait of trotters and
pacers Trotters can negotiate heavy
going better than can pacers A rather
hard, smooth track suits pacers best, as
they go lower than trotters. Could the
old half-mile ring have been preserved,
as was first contemplated, the plant at
Laurel would be without adverse criti
cism ,
Visiting horsemen from the East and
West think It strange that the National
Capital has no race track within easy dis
tance of the District's boundary lines. It
is. Indeed, an anomalous condition of
things, when one bears In mind that
nearly every little town of 2,500 Inhabi
tants in the North and Northwest has a
half-mile ring, where racing is given
spring and summer with nurses worth
going after. Nothing Is more stimulat
ing to the. light harness industry than a
track where local horsemen mav trj" out
their horses It was thought when
Brlghtwood- track was wiped off the rac
ing map that there were enough in
terested horsemen in the District of Co
lumbia to buy a suitable tract of ground
near the city, on which a track could be
We have been given to understand that
there ls now a slight movement in -that
direction: that in, the matter is being dis
cussed by horsemen of means, and that
before the winter closes in on Us, the proj
ect may take a more tangible shape. It
is estimated that land, buildings, track.
&c. will cost In the neighborhood of $$0.
000. An up-to-date club house Is part
of the plan, and It ls recognlred that the
site of the plant must be within er
riding distance of the city bv nrivate
Vehicle, trolley, and steam car. It Is
proposed )o Issue stock, and those who
have the matter In mind say they be
lieve that there would be rjo difficulty In
disponing oi iu it an organization were
formed with the right kind of men as
officers. Let nil horsemen hope that the
scheme ls no Idle dream.
Let no Interested horseman decelv e him
self. Something must be done to revive
Interest In the light harness horse In the
District of Columbia. At present, in
terest. Is at Its lowest ebb. A track with
in easy reach, properly managed, and.
with all its appointments attractive,, will
EXHIBITS, OCT. 16 to 23
H. D. BROWH, General Manager.
do much toward making Washington the
light harness horse center it should be
and place It in line with cities of similar
size and rink Nearly all of tho horses
owned here at present, for racing pur
poses are either worn out or out-classed
We need new horses and an increase in
horse ownership
There are manj men m the Dis
trict of Columbia who would Invest In
good horseflesh If a way were shown them
to enjoy their holdings, and to warrant
the expenditure of tune and money. Our
present Speedwaj does not seem to fill
the wants of local horsemen, and It now
looks to be doubtful whether anj- Speedwaj-
In the future will attract manv- pat
rons, after the newness and novelty of
the thing shill have worn away Men
Interested In sports of the turf want some
spot where thov can race for a purse,
however small It maj- be, bet a small
sum. If they sem so disposed, get some
thing to eat or drink. If they be 1 ungrj
or thirst j, exercise their horses when
they feel like It, loun'ge in easy chairs
on cool porches, where, if they choose,
they can sit and smoke and chat and
recruit their spirits and their health af
ter a daj s or w eek's labor. A local track
will fill a Ionj-felt want
FIRST KVCE-Tho Inaugural Dash ill ages
fire and a half furlongs.
Brighton Jack 103 Bell' JUwr IOC
Koral Onyi 113 , Beotn la
Baby Wolf 103 1 shannun 1)
SLCOND ltCl-rnr-e-vru-u'fls six furlongs
Jlindicette 90 Hiuky 7.
ton VVcrth . 99 1 -"-nirt 101
Day Bell Vti lien Ltjnoud . . 10.
Scarle-l PimDemel 102 1 MutJtme'on 10.
Tcprocket . 103 t Thrifty
(Hand - 1M I Double lite .
Jloncrief 104 ; Lord Wlls
Geld Cap . 107 1
THIRD RACD-Two-year-oIds Are and
Fire Ball 108 I I ittle 1 p . K
Mad Hirer . ICC . has. . W
Euna . . 10" I Klamraa 1T
I ight ut My Life 110 -mrfeit 111)
Mollie Kearney 113 Mci-unl . 1IJ
FOURTH It ICh Inaugural Handicap three-year
olds and up one mile
Kormak 91 Prince Mimed 114
Kajnnai W shannon li
Bmy 100 lilnan 01
OtTan Bound 113 , star I natter loj
Plate Glass IS I spellbound
Hampton Court 103 rt Oro
hddat 9S,.uy bislier 1C6
Lahore: 103 1 Don-Id JtacUonald IIS
Dr Diirnner A . 11.
Clil Fdre 99 I Sir John JohnsonJ IIS
Lawton VMKgirw 1C6 1 Question Mark ICO
Hildreth entrr 'Schorr entry 'Coupled JBe
erick entry
FIFTH RACE Three-year-olds and up; mile
and setrnty yards -selling
Cornith'" 98 Helene ... 101
Joe Ko" 101 I Neir Jtar .. 101
Idelvra" 104 Noon . 1M
Joe Gaitens . . 1W I Dolly Bulunan 111
Gay Deivlter 101 Black Branch .. 103
Ten l'aces . 104 Sjiygy .. 104
Chi-f Bartlett- 106 1 Golden Castle . 106
Chariran 10 I Hibernia . ... Ill
Vl-o eligible.
Choptank 99 1
SIXTH R XE Three-year-olds and up, one and
one-'lxteenlh miles
Jce Krnyon 100 John Iteardon 1TO
Kormak 10 OaVhurst mi
Dull are ltf ' Vliehiel ngel W
Troy Weight 101 Grania 10D
Afpi entice allowance of Ave pounds claimed
Washington Cricketers Trim Balti
more, 118 to 20.
The Washington Cricket Club over
whelmed their old rivals, the Baltimore
eleven, jesterday afternoon by a score of
118 to 20. declaring their game at the fall
of seven wickets
Tom Irving for the locals, did an al
most unprecedented bit of bowling when
ho got four men out with four consecu
tive balls, while Capt Jimmy Rose got
four wickets for ten runs
Both sides put up a strong fielding
game but the battle was prlndpallj
waged In the crease
The score
O IT 1 vlencon. b Oldham 0
J. Roberts, b. Oldham .. ....
V J Edmonds b. Thompson
T Irrtng. K Oldham
J A Morton, not out -?
G. Carltton b Clabaugh
11 L. Crocker, ma out. . -J
Dr Tom A Williams, b. Walte 3
J. T Rose, did not bat
Rer W. K Callender did not bat.
VV Warren, not out ?
M Gllmour. did not bat
K. Wkta. At
H. Oldham . .
W. It. Thompeon
VY. Clabaugh
H. Waite
.. . U 0 9
H. AlnTferlh. not out. .
Gecrge BiirrllL b. Roee
Spencer Oldham, c. Carlton, b. Rose....
C Clabangh, run out
J. n. Waite. b. Inlng
J. Leckcy. b. Irrlng
W. IL Thcmruon. e. and b. Rose ,
C. T Metcalf. b. Irrlng j
R. W. Roberts, h, Irrlns
J. 1. Howes, b. Roe .- ,
R H. Baker b. Irtirg. -..,
LxUm ,
Total . . : m
- B. M. R. WWjl. Ar.
i 10 i iva
.......... 38 S U ft x
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