On The Way To The Downs: Eastern Turfmen and Horses Leave Pimlico for Louisville.; Preakness Winner, Nellie Morse, to Try for Kentucky Oaks--Aftermath of Running of Preakness., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-14


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i i c . , | a , , . , I I, | | ; | I | , i , I I . I | i ON THE WAY TO THE D0WNS! ■ ♦ Eastern Turfmen and Horses Leave Pimlico for Louisville. « Treakness AVinner, »llic Morse, to Try for Kentucky Oaks — Aftermath of Running of Trcukncss. ♦ EN ROUTE TO THE DERBY. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., May 13. —With the running of the Preakness at Timlico yesterday and the victory of H. C. Fishers good filly Nellie Morse there was a general exodus I of horsemen from Baltimore and a consider- I able number entrained for Louisville to be i on hand early for the running of the Ken-tucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday. Others shipped to Toronto for the big open- j ing at Woodbine the same day and it was general movement to other racing scenes that took place. Alex Cordon, who campaigned Nellie More so brilliantly for Mr. Fisher in taking both the Pimlico Oaks and the Preakness, will send her after the Kentucky Oaks, as the filly is not eligible for the Derby. Mr. Mutt will be the Fisher color bearer in the Derby. The Rancocas pair. Mad Tlay and Braca-dale, are both en the way to Louisville, having been shipped from Baltimore at 3 oclock this afternoon, and with them went Earl Sar.de and Laverne Fator, which means that New York will be without the services of these clever riders for the week. It had brea intended that Apprehension would g" to I ouisville for the Derby, but the Oak Ridge Stable ace was fbjured in the running of the Preakness and Shilling cancelled his reservation fcr the colt and sent him hack to New York. Apprehension was to have traveled in the same ess that s •taking Mad Tlay and Bracadale to"* tCuTij ville. While it was expected that the Preakness v.ould afford a line on the Derby, the eoudl-I lions under which the Pimlico great race were decided made it valueless except that it demonstrated that Nellie Morse is of better quality than was generally believed. Beyond question the muddy condition of the track had much to do with her victory. But there were good ones back of her that surely did not show true form. It was a desperately tired Held that chased the filly home, and she would have won further off the further they ran. In other words* Nellie Morse, the winner, was less distressed than anything in the field. Mad Play does not like the muddy going for be was close enough at the head of the stretch to have caught the filly, had Continued on tenth pace. ON THE WAY TO THE DOWNS Continued from first page. he been Rood enough, and the same applies to Transmute. There was a hit of roughing during the running of the race. Mad Ilay was in close quarters on the first turn and again on the turn out of the back stretch he was bothered not a little by Transmute, but there was not enough interference to excuse his defeat Nautical was another that nv-t with interference on the first turn. Kummer had his left boot torn when Rracadale crowded him on the rail. And at the start, when Big Blaze hegan from his inside position he crowded Apprehension. Nautical and Rustic, the last named being knocked so badly as to have no chance. After this misfortune Rustic closed an immense gap and his race was a truly good one. These are some of the happenings in the Preakness that prevented its offering a real line on the Kentucky Derby, and for this reason the big Churchill Downs race remains just as open a contest as it was before the running of the Prcaknesa.

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