Pimlico Opens Thursday: Preakness of 5,000 Added Big Feature of Spring Program.; Great Aggregation of Turf Stars to Compete for the Rich Stakes and Purses., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-29


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PIMLICO OPENS THURSDAY Preakness of 25000 Added Big Feature of Spring Program Great Aggregation of Turf Stars Starsto to Compete for the Rich RichStakes Stakes and Purses ItAIriMOUE Md April 28 At quaint old Pim lito track rich in traditions of racing and vivid in the livery of an exceptional spring the Maryland Jockey Club will Inaugurate this week a thorough ¬ bred meeting that will be epochal in American racing This meeting will begin on Thursday and continue through to May 17 It will be marked by the distribution among horsemen of a matter of 144000 and the running of a group of stakes which in value will not be excelled by any decided at any other race course in the United States this spring springFor For the first time in its history the Preakness which will be run on May 14 will be an added money race of 21000 and with ten or a dozen starters it will have a gross value of about 30000 The Green Spring Valley Steeplechase a gallop of two miles through the field for jumpers four years old and over will be run on May 10 and it will have an added money value of 3000 The Pimlico Spring Handicap will bo renewed as a race of 0000 value and the Spring Juvenile ami Fimlico Nursery Stakes which arc for twoyearolds will pay 2500 and 1500 respectively in added money Hut moneyHut the race that will give this particular Pim ¬ lico meeting particular distinction will be the 5000 Pimlico Uaks a gallop of one mile and sixteenth for three year old fillies The Oaks which is to bo a permanent feature of spring racing at the Maryland Jockey Clubs track will have its inaugu ¬ ral running May 17 and for its salutatory it will draw a field of threeyearold fillies the like of which has not been seen under silks in a filly race In a coilplc of decades at least on this side of the Atlantic Prominent among the fillies pre ¬ paring for the Oaks and training brilliantly are AV K Coes Terentia which the trainers at Bel inont Park have picked as another Artful or an ¬ other Beldame and her stable companion Athloue Philip A Clarks Merry Princess and Polka Dot the lastnamed a 4000 yearling of 1017 Mrs Joseph K Davis Ophelia Willis Sharpe Kilmers My Friend Alfred Hcnnen Morris Consistency a Mary ¬ landbred daughter of King James Consistent James W McClellands Phantom Maid Henry A Porters High Horn Lady a fast English filly like Terentia Commander 1 K L Ross Milkmaid Samuel Ross Ormonda Triple Spring Farm Stables Pen Rose the winner of more races last year than any other twoyearold filly accounted for Edward M Welds trio of potential stars Highland Light Carpet Sweeper and Chimney Swift and Harry Payne Whitneys Stickling and Vexatious VexatiousMILD MILD WEATHER BOON TO TRAINEES TRAINEESThanks Thanks to an exceptionally mild winter and a Ktrctch of spring weather that offered to trainers unexampled opportunities for training these thor ¬ oughbreds are fit as are the flat runners and jumpers that will take part in the other flat races and steeplechases of both the overnight and stake varieties Kastern horses are in fact farther ad ¬ vanced toward firstclass racing condition now than June ordinarily finds them themHaving Having attracted upward of 100 nominations there is no threeyearold of value that is not in the Preakness From the two dozen or more Iiigh class colts and fillies eligible to start and ready or nearly so three great threeyearold specials races that would attract more good class horses than one ordinarily sees in a Withers or a lielmoiit or a Lawrence Realization might be organized The greatest of the potential Preakness starters on last seasons form fairly certain to start are Eter ¬ nal Dunboyne winner of the Futurity Stakes War Pennant winner of the 5000 Walden of 1918 now one of Americas greatest twoyearold specials Milkmaid and War Marvel two of War Pennants fastest companions in the powerful stable of Com ¬ mander J K L Koss Mr Coes Terentia and Sweep On the lastnamed a lightfooted son of Sweep Yodeling Richard T Wilsons Saratoga Special winner Hannibal Walter M Jeffords stake winning twoyearolds of last year Routlcdgo and Star Hampton the lastnamed the conqueror of Hilly Kelly in the Adirondack Handicap at Sara ¬ toga and Kithard F Carmans The Hoy a son of Celt Sand Dune that has been burning the Kenning track with his speed since the first of March MarchDARK DARK HORSE MAY BE HERE HERELesser Lesser candidates for tiie Preakness as regards reputation are Pride of India a strapping son of Delhi Dominoes and brother of Dominant juvenile hero of 1015 Mr Whitneys Vindex Mr McClel landii The Wanderer a 10000 halfbrother of Roaincr Mr Wilsons Thunderstorm a brother of Campfire Samuel C Ilildreths trio Cirrus Pur ¬ chase and i rd Hrighton Mr Morris Translate Qiiincy Stables Yurucari Triple Springs Farm Stables Senator Crow and Pen Rose August Bel inonts Mad Hatter Edward Cebrians American Ace M Sheas Drummond George W Lofts Ilodgers and Pat Dunnes Under Fire American Ace Drummond Under Fire and The Wanderer like Eternal are to start in the Kentucky Derby before they come cast for the Preakness PreaknessBetter Better jumpers than will be seen in the Green Spring Valley probably will not appear In a steeple ¬ chase in ii couple of years The most forward of tho prospective contestants are Hrooks winner of the Manly Memorial of 1917 Bet winner of the Manly Memorial of 1918 The Hrook St Charlcote Duettiste Dramaturge Rabcock Debadou Decisive Helle o the Sea Elysian Stonewood Le Marsouin Warlock Kughoiise Turmoil Trumpator Tradi tkmer Slipshod etc etcAmong Among the handicap horses of the best class that muy finst Kliow their 1919 form in the Pimlico Spring Handicap an Sunny Slope Lucullite Regal Lioilcv Papp Star Master Hollister Crimper I rank Omar Khayyam Wcsty Hogan Naturalist Corn Tassel HOITOW and Hondage And in addition to thesB veterans it is probable hat the Pimlico Spring Handicap will attract several of the more precocious of the threeyearolds He Frank wiiich is training Kpecifically for the Kentucky and Latonia Derbys probably will be one of the threeyearolds that will tacklf the veterans nine Laddie another gflding candidate for the Derbys f Hie west may Ins another anotherThe The Maryland Jockey Club will offer no purse this Kpring of lesser value than 1000 And there will be a steeplechase at the PJmlico track on each ot the fifteen days of tlieMay meeting

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