Omaha Named for Classic: Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner Among Latest Nominations, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-29


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OMAHA NAMED FOR CLASSIC Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner Among Latest Nominations. Son of Gallant Fox Also Entered in Two 0,000 Handicaps E. R. Bradley Includes Bloodroot for Classic. 1 Omaha, reigning three.-year-old sensation, by virtue of brilliant victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, was nominated for the 0,000 added Classic Stakes, to be renewed at Arlington Park on July 20. William Woodward, New York banker who bred the long-striding son of the great Gallant Fox, also named him for Arlington Parks two great 0,000 handicaps, the Stars and Stripes and the Arlington, indicating that Omaha may see much action in the Chicago sector this summer. No winner of the Classic has yet had a son capable of duplicating his performance in one of the most important events of the Chicago racing season, but Omaha, by virtue of his Kentucky Derby and Preakness triumphs, promises to live up to the record made by his sire. Gallant Fox captured the 1930 Classic after previously scoring in the Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes and Omaha is attempting to follow in his footsteps. Gallant Fox won one of the most brilliant runnings of the Classic when he defeated Gallant Knight by a narrow margin after a thrilling stretch duel in which Earl Sande put up one of the greatest rides of his - career. The Belair Stud, the racing alias used by Mr. Woodward, made numerous" other subscriptions to the Arlington events, which close for nominations on Saturday. In addition to Omaha, for the Classic, Belair Stud entered Gallant Prince, Pitter Pat and Palma. Sir Beverley and Faireno were nominated for both the Stars and Stripes and Arlington Handicaps, while the latter event also drew the names of Gallant Prince and Palma. Valise and Dancing Dora were made eligible for the ,000 added Hyde Park Stakes, a juvenile feature. Faireno is one of the most noted handicap horses in the country and was acknowledged as the best three-year-old in 1932, when he was the starting favorite in the Classic. ; Other late nominations to the Arlington Stakes, included that of E. R. Bradleys Bloodroot for the Classic. The Kentucky sportsman already had entered Black Helen and Boxthorn, but Bloodroot was added after her brilliant effort at Washington Park Saturday when she ran second to Black Helen.

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