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The Maryland tracks’ 30-day combined fall meet at Pimlico was an unqualified success. Handle broke all records, crowds up to 20,000 attended, and the nation’s best horses competed.

Greentree Stable’s Shut Out won twice at the meet, his most important score the Pimlico Special. George D. Widener’s 3-year-old filly Stefanita also won two, including the Bryan and O’Hara Memorial over top handicap horse Alsab while giving him weight.

The leading owner by money won was Calumet Farm, with Riggs Handicap winner Sun Again and Selima Stakes winner Miss Keeneland among the stable stars.

 Maryland-bred 2-year-olds were among the standouts at the fall meet. Quarter Moon, owned by Henry L. Straus, won the Maryland Futurity (and appeared on the magazine’s cover), while Mrs. George H. Mohr’s “bargain buy” Royal Prince won two stakes. Trained by Mohr’s son George, the colt from the first crop of Preakness winner Dauber ranked among the best juveniles of the year after beating top-notch runners in the Eastern Shore Handicap and T.K. Lynch Memorial.

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