Sir Bartons Preakness: Kentucky Derby Winner Easily Captures Pimlicos Richest Race; Eternal Improves On His Derby Showing and Finishes Second--Sweep On Is Third, Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-15


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SIR BARTONS PREAKNESS Kentucky Derby Winner Easily Captures Pimlico9 s Richest Race Eternal Improves On His Derby Showing and Finishes Second Sweep On Is Third PIMLICO Md May 14 The largest crowd that ever witnessed a race at the historic Pimlico course saw Commander J K L Ross slashing chestnut colt Sir Barton a son of Star Shoot Lady Sterling fresh from his tri ¬ umphal victory in the Kentucky Derby last Saturday win the much coveted Preakness Stakes today J W McClellands Eternal the largest moneywinning twoyearold of last year was second and W R Coes Sweep On third The big disappointments of the race were Dunboyne winner of the Futurity and Vindex H P Whitneys standardbearer Dun ¬ boyne was never prominent and Vindex was left at the U98tl C Preakriess CPreakriess day arrived with lowering skies that did not augur well for the tremendous gathering of racing enthusiasts that came from all parts of the country to see the running of the richest of all threeyearold races in the east However no rain came and shortly after the noon hour the crowd began its journey to old Pimlico and long before the bugle called the horses to the post for the big feature of the day the beautiful and commodious home of the Maryland Jockey Club was taxed to its capacity to accommodate all those desiring to see the Preakness run Large delegations came from New York Philadelphia Washington and surrounding cities It was a happy cheerful crowd and their enthusiasm knew no bounds wheir the bugle announced the beginning of an eventful sportIn days sport In the opening race Samuel Ross of Wash ¬ ington saw his colors carried to victory by Miss Shackleton a filly of his own breeding She encountered no serious opposition and ran like a promising miss Old Hauberk gave the big crowd an opportunity to rid itself of some of its pent up enthusiasm when he beat Woodtrap in a sensational finish in the second r ice Wood trap had set a fast pace from the start and apparently had a safe lead putering the stretch Here Hauberk which was outrun early closed with an irresistible rush that soon brought him alongside of the leader and before the specta ¬ tors were aware of it he was in front and the race was over Woodtrap tired badly when hard pressed at the end endThe The Hampden Steeplechase followed and J E Griffiths The Brook champion jumper of last year scored an easy victory in it although Turmoil made a game but unavailing challenge in the last quarter quarterTHE THE STORY OF THE PREAKNESS PREAKNESSThen Then came the race of the day the Preak ¬ ness Stakes There was a lot of jockeying at the post and four times the barrier was broken First Eternal broke through and then Milk ¬ maid and Sweep On made a lunge that cut the tape Once more Milkmaid did it Sande evidently under instructions to go out and make the pace was alert and was prepared for every move When finally starter Cassidy gave them the word and the field broke in good alignment with the exception of Dunboyne and Vindex and this latter one absolutely re ¬ fused Knapp said after the race it was no fault of anybody but the colt and that he had finally to be whipped away awayWhen When the tape went up the yellow and black of Milkmaid showed in front but it was but for a second Quickly before the specta ¬ tors realized Sir Barton had wrested the lead away and Milkmaid had retired to be prominent no more Out of the bunch as they swept by the stand the green black braces of George Odom showed in second place with Sweep On only a head behind and Eternal showing in fourth place They went flying around the first turn with Sir Barton in the lead a length and a half ahead of King Plaudit which was running a great race Sweep On was right behind and Eternal next The others were strung out by the time they had gone into the backstretch with Over There and Vulcanite running most prominently Dun ¬ boyne was a long way back and Yurucari was bringing up the rear rearAlong Along the backstretch they raced and Sir Barton was going well under restraint King Plaudit was holding on determinedly to second place with Sweep On close up and Eternal right at his saddle As the far turn was reached Schuttinger was seen to urge Eternal and the gallant little black began his run He picked up Sweep On and then went after King Plaudit It did not require much of an effort to get the latter and then Eternals task was to reach the leader Sir Barton which still was running easily with Loftus sitting cool and making no move SchutHrigeF urged EteYnal EteYnalanTr anTr thVsSn of Sweep responded gamely He crept up on Sir Barton and lessened the distance that separated him from the Ross horse until he had reached within a length and a half of him Then Loftus let go his hold for a second and Sir Barton bounded away again The support ¬ ers of Eternal saw they had no chance There were shouts for Sir Barton and he came on resolutely to the finish and right at the end Loftus was easing his mount almost to a can ¬ ter Eternal struggled bravely but he was stopping and Sweep On coming along again got to the blacks saddle King Plaudit was fourth close up and then came Over There Far back bringing up the rear and beaten almost disgracefully was the Futurity winner Dunboyne Sir Bartons share of the stakes was 24500 while Eternal took down 3000 Sweep On 2000 and King Plaudit by finish ¬ ing fourth earned 1000 1000Andrew Andrew Blakeley announced this morning that the horses racing in the name of T H Cross would be sold in the paddock at Jamaica on Saturday They include Royce Rools Kali tan Krewer Romany Orleans Girl Lucius and Cain Spring Mr Cross announced that his retirement from the turf was only tempo ¬ rary and that next fall he would gather to ¬ gether another string He has the old cam ¬ paigner Towton Field in the stud at his farm at Taylorville Illinois where he has served sev ¬ eral mares maresJUDGE JUDGE SMITH LEAVES FOR NEW YORK YORKJudge Judge Smith will leave for New York to ¬ night to assume his duties as judge at Jamaica which opens tomorrow E H Hanna and James McLaughlin also left for New York The former will act as one of the patrol judges while Mr McLaughlin will succeed judge Hall as paddock judge on the metropolitan tracks this year yearW W Hinphy purchased at private sale of Andrew Blakeley several days ago the three yearold filly Daily L She will be raced at the halfmile tracks tracksAt At the last moment W Hogan trainer of Dunboyne announced that jockey Ensor would be substituted in place of J Butwell on the colt in the Preakness Both riders are now under contract to P A Clark ClarkAmong Among the distinguished visitors at Pimlico who came to witness the running of the Preak ¬ ness were Sheriff Dan Griffin of Kings County Long Island Harry Bush secretary of the Turf and Field Club R P Smith Jr and his wife who was a Miss Harriman before marriage Bayard Tuckerman of Boston H A Bourne Gordon Prince J E Widener Harry Payne Whitney Harry Sinclair James Butler George W Loft Ambrose Clark Hartland McDougal J K L Ross of Montreal W M Jeffords and H Riddle RiddleW W A Burttschell who has been ill for sev ¬ eral days was a visitor at Pimlico this after ¬ noon It was his first appearance in two weeks weeksJ J F Richardson at the conclusion of the Pimlico meeting will turn over the horses he is training for Mr Lumsden to James Healcy Richardson purchased of Mr Lumsden the Frenchbred colt Manoevre and will race him at Jamaica in his own colors

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