Milkmaid Wins The Pimlico Oaks: Another Valuable Stake Goes to Commander J. K. L. Ross Powerful Stable., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-18


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MILKMAID WINS THE PIMLICO OAKS Another Valuable Stake Goes to Commander J K L Ross Powerful Stable PIMLICO Mil May 17 Had the conditions been more favorable at Pimlieo this afternoon the Pimlico Oaks would have held as much interest to many persons particularly horsemen as the Preakness Stakes hut then the tnick was deep in mud sloppy and the field of threeyearold fil ¬ lies that tried for the Maryland Jockey Clubs newly established 5000 race dwindled to five starters True in this quintet was W H Coes Terentia reckoned to be one of the best of her sex last year and trainer Karrick came down from New York especially to saddle liec so also did jockey McAtee come down to ride but Terentia could scarcely walk in the going She ran for a quarter of a mile and tired and after that McAtee need ¬ lessly punished her She dropped back to the end and stayed there thereMeantime Meantime there was a contest between Ophelia and Commander Ross Milkmaid and Guy Bedwell who had the great satisfaction of seeing his em plovers colors finish first in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes when Sir Itartou carried them to victorv had the greater glory of winning the Oaks with Milkmaid a filly he purchased from John K Madden last fall just before lie bought Sir Barton So Madden can claim credit for hav ¬ ing sent the winners ot the three greatest races of the season to the post from his farm farmThe The race for the Oaks today was really only a dual contest Two of them Ophelia and Milkmaid were the only two that could tin track themselves Before a half mile had been traveled it was plain that it was a twohorse race Ophelia was the pactmaker iui1 she led along the backstretch and until the far turn where Sarnie sent Milkmaid along and challenged The struggle was brief Milkmaid looking in better condition than she diil at Havre de Grace or in her start in the Preak iiess went to Ophelia an eighth out and easily vanquished her She won going away Far back almost outside tin sixteenth post Duchess Lace beat Polka Dot for third and bringing up the real was Terentia TerentiaJoseph Joseph McLpnuiiii acting for Joseph E Seagram of Toronto signed the promising young rider A Iticllcreek to ride tine of Mr Seagram candidates in the Kinds Plate to be run at Woodtiine Iark Iarkon on Saturday May 24 Tile useful plater Dan BriglitwehT lame a few days ago and lias been turned out by W Raymond at the Rueua Vista Farm near Baltimore BaltimoreHarry Harry Kites boosted Soldat de Verdun from 600 to 1005 hut the colt was retained retainedTRENCHBRED TRENCHBRED COLT WINS EASILY EASILYThe The Frenchbred threeyearold Soldat de Ver ¬ dun found the going to his liking and easily ac ¬ counted for the first race of the afternoon beating Hal Parrs Man o tli Hour in good style Prunes was accorded strong support in the race but did little to warrant it itA A sensational finish wound up the second race witli The Decision and Celto fighting it through the last eighth und the result in doubt until the final strides Celtos finish after getting away last but one and being outrun early brought the crowd to its feet feetSt St Allan met defeat in the fourth race the Ormondale filly Editli K running away from her in going which she seemed to particularly favor favorK K O Vlvell imrchased at private sale of H S Koppin the useful platers Franklin Douglass K and Glasstoi They will be shipped to Canada some time next month Mr Vlvell has bred the mares Snowflakes Casaba and Finulec to Watervnle The mares are at the Military Stock Farm near Lexington Ky Snowflakes has a yearling filly by Jim laffney laffneyThe The fillies Passing Shower and Polka Dot will be shipped from here to Churchill Downs to start in the Kentucky Oaks OaksBarney Barney Schreiber will leave here for New York tomorrow After witnessing one of Sir Bartons trials at Havre de Grace this spring Sclireiber made a wager with a prominent horseman that H G Bedwell would head the list of winning trainers this year He says that he thinks this is the only wager that lie will win judging from the way lie has been playing them thus far G W Forman claimed King Herod of J E Griffith for 11 S5 S5James James Fitzsimmons shipped a carload of horses to Jamaica on Friday and another carload will leave tomorrow T H Wilson was fined 25 by the stewards for depositing a blank claim in the claiming box in the race in which his colt Houdini won It was done with the intent of misleading otfier claimants but evidently it did not work out as Wilson desired as Sam l ouis took the colt for 1915 1915A A large party of Canadians who have been here attending the races left for Toronto tonight Among them were Paul Cicerie T J Elward Jack Laxton Frank Carter Tommy Daley and Melvin Allen Laxton ships his Kings Plate candidate Uucla John to Woodbine Park to start in the big race on Saturday next Tim colt has trained well for the Canadian fixture and is fit and ready

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