Nellie Morse Wins The Preakness Stakes: "Bud" Fishers Colors In Front; Only Filly in the Field Finishes Length and a Half in Front of Transmute, While Rancocas Mad Play Is Third---Race Worth 4,000 to the Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-13


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NELUE MORSE WINS THE PREAKNESS STAKES "BUD" FISHERS COLORS IN FRONT ♦ Only Filly in the Field Finishes Length and a Half in Front of Transmute, While Raneocas Mad Play Is Third— Race Worth 4,000 to the Winner BALTIMORE, Md.. May 12.— Nellie Morse, H. C. Fishers game daughter of Luke Mc-Luke and La Venganza and winner of the Pimlico Oaks, added the rich Preakness to her score this afternoon when she beat the best colts that could be mustered against her. She led from end to end over a track that was deep in sloppy mud and at the finish was still a length and a half clear of H. P. Whitmys Transmute, which in turn was showing the way to the Raneocas Stables Mad Play. The race was worth 4,000 to the winner and Nellie Morse is only the second filly to be winner since the re-establishment of the old stake in 1305. The sloppy going undoubtedly had much to do with its result, but the Fisher filly rnn a brilliant race when she was able to maintain her lead throughout and kill off as fast a Icolt as Sun Flag. The start was a good one. but Big Blaze, which had the inside position, swerved out rather badly just as he left the barrier and he intc-ferrcd not a little with Apprehension, Nautical and Bustic. Nellie Morse was f r-tunat* to escape all interference and Merimee shot her away at a springing clip, with Sun Flag chasing after her. Donaghee, beginning from th" outside of the field of fifteen that went to the post, crossed over slightly when he had the speed of those inside of him and he had Mad Play and Bracadale in rather close quarters going to the first turn. Bustic in the meantime had be n pinched back until he was list of the field. Through the backstretch Nellie Morse increased her lead and Merimee took a slight hold of her. Sun Flag was still in second place and the rest of the field was fairly well bunched haek of him. with Bracadale. Mad Play and Transmute all racing in lose order. Transmute was outside of the Ban-cocas pair and seemed to have Mad Play in close quarters. It was while leaving the backstretch that Fator made his first move with Mad Play, and the brother to Mad Hatter moved up stoutly, but Transmute went with him and botht red him not a little. Nellie Morse by this time was lev. ling down, but she still had plenty hit and held to her lead in res ilute fashion. Sun Flag was through and dropping back beaten, but I onaghe« . with his liking for the going, was still in the hunt. Swinging into the stretch Fator steered a course outside of Transmute, and he bad Mad Play under a drive from the head of the stretch, but the colt could not improve his position. Transmute continued to run straight and true, but the filly held him absolutely safe and at th" end she was still a length and a half to the good, while the Whitney colt beat Mad IMay a like distance for second place. Another length and a hah" back came Ponaghoc, and C. A. Cochran!* Revenue Agent was the on.- to finish fifth. The others were well strung out. with Apprehension pulling up in last place. IHS U RK | A B I. ■ CON IMTIO N S. Weather and track conditions were just about as disagreeable as could be well imagined but that did not prevent a tremendous crowd from being on hand to see the running of the old pimlico race. With a Steady rain falling all forenoon and up to 1 1 ace time there rasae an occasional gMsapse of the sun lat.r in the day. but the track was deep in sloppy mud and it was natural there should be a number of scratches from the carded probable starters. Just before the running of the third race, the sun bnke through the clouds and the day proSttiSed to clear and for the rest of the I afternoon the conditions overhead were a bit Korerieasant, but the track could not be hut-proved and as th.- day progressed the gal-! 1 ping h rses cut up the course until it be-• a me slower with each race. Everybody who is anybody on the turf [seemed to be on hand. Official and social j Washington was numerously represented, win!.- many New Yorkers deserted Jamaica for the lure of the Preakness, Philadelphia land Wilmington had immense crowds on i hand and there were Kentuckians present who naturally were bitterly disappointed wh. n it was discovered that their pride, W is.-Counsellor, would not be Of the Preakness t,. !d. There was a general rush for the paddoek to watch the grooming of the fifteen that to try for tin- big prize and an evidence of the diversity of opinion on the result was evidenced by the big gallery that gathered about each one that was being saddled. Revenue Agent wis gs Boned through the | sir. teh immediately after the running of the i third race and the smooth manner in which he went through the going impressed many Of the wai. hers. Pdward P. McLeans Modest ; was also galloped through the stretch but tCiil;uur«J uu *iandtceuUi yac. NELLIE MORSE WINNER """ontinucd from first page. the others were not shown on the track until they appeared in the parade. Governor Ritchie watched the running of the Preakness from the stewards stand. Considering the track conditions the renewal was a notable one. There was some unavoidable crowding and Nellie Morse undoubtedly had an advantage in the going, and in her link to come clear early, but | from the head of the stretch home, both Mad I May and Transmute were done enough to beat her to the finish had they been good enough, but she held them perfectly safe. The Bancocas pair. Bracadale and Mad Play will be shipped to Churchill Downs tomorrow and both Karl Sande and l.averne Fator will go with them. It was a bitter disappointment to John S. Ward that Wise Counsellor could not be sent to the post and that he will not start in the Kentucky Derby, for which he had been especially pointed. It develops that after having been worked xi half mile in M seconds a short time ago. the son of Mentor went off nis feed and there had been fear for some time that he would not be brought to the post. Half a length apart and driving hard. Adamant. Parlays and Pegalia crossed the winning line in the jumping race in the order named. Mergler had the mount on the winner. He made his move on the final turn and held on gamely, although tiring to outlast Parlays. Cavendish set the pace, but tired right at the end. Mr. Brummel tossed Coleman at the tenth fence. Byng lost Pink-ney on the flat between the eleventh and last obstacle, just as he was making his move. Byngs saddle slipped, losing his rider. K. F. Whitneys Iarmachenee Belle led all ; the way in the second race, a dash for two-year-olds. Crinkle was closest to her throughout the five-eighths. Hidalgo caught tiring horses in the stretch and finished third. Scotch Broom, in the silks of Samu -1 Boss of Washington, finished on the front end of the Towson. third on the program. Indt-r energetic riding by G. Bond he was going away at the end of three-quarters from Golden Armor, which beat Frank G. by a nose. Prank G. made the pace right up to the judges and then quit. Yankee Princess outlasted Setting Sun by a head in the first of thre three graded handicaps wlnih occupied the three final positions on the program. S. Williams whipped her out at the end of the mile to win. Yalador was third, ahead of Opperman the only other starter. Opperman made the pace for half a mile and then quit. Setting Sun made up much ground in a run around the turn and to the sixteenth post and then tired as uuual. Yankee Princess was second until Opperman tired. In Class B of the Graded Handicap Cockney beat Leonard G. a good length in a thrilling drive. Kxcuse Me and Blue Hawk completed the field. Both were beaten off. Cockney was in front all the way. Leonard moved up on him at the turn, but tired in the final sixteenth, and Ponce kept the leader going better than Hastings was able to do with the second horse. W. M. Jeffords owns th" winner. Following the sixth race the sewards made the following announcement : "Jockey f. Hastings has been susp -tided for the remainder of the meeting for unsatisfactory ruling in the sixth ram of this day. The case will be further investigated." H.ustings is under contract to Clifford A. Cochran. He rode Leonard !., which finished second. « _

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