Trial For The Preakness Stakes: Natural Bridge Best, Although Beaten--Derby Stars Coming for Big Race of Wednesday Next., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-10


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TRIAL FOR THE PREAKNESS STAKES Natural Bridge Best Although Beaten Derby Stars Coming for Big Race of Wednesday Next PIMLICO Mil May S There was a public trial for the Preakness Stakes at IMmlico this afternoon and Major It L Gerrys balustrade a threeyear old by Hanbridge Oriental Queen was the winner Walter M Jeffords Routledge was second and W It Coes Natural Bridge third In the opinion of most of the observers the latter was the best horse the way the rare was run He was running fastest of all at the end and in a few strides he would doubtless have won But Houtledge hail some excuse perhaps Right at the head of tin stretch Balustrade and Kentledge ran over to the outside and this unquestionably hindered Kentledge more than it did Balustrade Indeed it looked as if Ambrose was so busy riding everybody elses horse that lie did not pay much attention to his own At any rate Routledge was beaten and Balus ¬ trade won For the benefit of the public Balus ¬ trade paid a big price in the mutuels something like r7r 0 for 2 It is not at all probable that Balustrade will be a figure in the Preakness and while the Woodberry Handicap that was the name of the Preakness trial today saw this one in front it really did not spell anything anythingSecretary Secretary William I Kiggs received word from Kimball Patterson asking that stalls be prepared at 1imlico for Eternal The Wanderer Sailor and four twoyearolds the property of 1 W McClel ¬ land The stable will be shipped to Maryland im ¬ mediately following the running of the Kentucky Derby and they are due to arrive at Pimlico May 11 Eternal and The Wanderer are both eligible for the 25000 Preakness Stakes to be run on AVeiinesday next Sir Barton Billy Kelly and Be Frank will also be shipped back to Iimlico to start in the Ireakness IreaknessBefore Before leaving for Kentucky Commander 1 K L Ross disposed of the steeplechasers Karly Light and Sixty Pour to Harry Kites KitesBlair Blair Mock was an arrival at the Driving Park from Havana with the horses he raced at Oriental Park last winter INTEREST IN OLDTIMERS RACE RACET T J Healey chairman of the committee in charge of the OldTimers race has announced that the Rice will be run in two divisions The ponies will l e graded the speedy ones starting in one division and the medium ones in another The Maryland Jockey Club has donated two handsome splitsecond watches which will be presented to the riders of the winner of each division also handsome silver trophies which will go to the riders of the second and third horses Handsome silver trophies will he given to the riders of the unplaced horses and close to 1000 lias been sub ¬ scribed to defray the cost of the lastnamed prizes prizesJames James Fitzsimmons Oeorge Odom Max Hirsch and Sam Hildreth are busy erery morning prac ¬ ticing for the race raceWilliam William Burttschell trainer of the S Louis and H S Koppin establishments has been confined to his home for the past few days through illness illnessFort Fort Bliss was claimed by S Louis after being beaten the other day dayEarnest Earnest Hall accompanying jockey James But well left for Louisville Thursday night Bntwell will return after fulfilling his engagemnt to ride Be Frank in the Derby on Saturday SaturdayWilliam William Garth lias certainly established a record foe himself this spring He has sent Capt Kal Parrs colors to the post in eight steeplechases this spring and in seven of them they have been carried to victory Mr Garth is not having as much luck with his flat horses however He reports that most of his twoyearolds arc on the ailing list suffering from slight colds which make them just sick enough to throw them out of training trainingJockey Jockey Lyke who was set down by the starter for five days will resume riding on Saturday Lyke lias been taking excellent care of himself and is lighter than he has been in some time timeRoger Roger Minton is looking after his engagements engagementsWith With two days of sunshine superintendent Itren nan will have the track at Pimlico in splendid condition conditionThe The following is i list of subscribers to the Hampden Steeplechase which is restricted to mem ¬ bers of the Maryland Jockey Club and which will be run on Wednesday May 14 as roiiows John J Miliigan Ral Parr I Sterret Outings Dosoris Stable H W Maxwell F Ambrose Clark Duncan 1C Brent H W Sage Edward M Weld Oreentree Stable William Garth J E Griffith Triple Springs Farm J K Davis J C Brydon and W A Priute PriuteIn In the first race today the winner entered for 000 was bid up to 1005 and sold to C X Free ¬ man D Shaw yesterday purchased at private sale the plater Soldat de Verdun of the Glen Kiddle Stable Sky Man Dottle Vandiver Thrift Flibbertygib bet and Hurricane have been placed on the schooling list by the starter

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