Here and There on the Turf: War Admiral After Sixth Double; Also Favored for Triple Crown; Matey Is "Come Up" Opponent; Pimlico Meeting Best in Years, Daily Racing Form, 1937-05-15


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Here and There on the Turf War Admiral After Sixth Double Also Favored for Triple Crown Matey Is Come Up Opponent Pimlico Meeting Best in Years War Admiral this afternoon seeks to be ¬ come the sixth horse to complete a Preak nessKentucky Derby double The vogue was started in 1919 by Sir Barton which went to Pimlico after making the Derby his gradu ¬ ation triumph to take the mile and three sixteenths event that was worth as much as 25000 for the first time After his first jrictory at the Hilltop course the J K L ROBS colt moved to New York to take the Belmont Stakes and thereby become the first horse to account for Americas triple crown Gallant Fox and his son Omaha have been the only other horses to have enjoyed the honor of winning the socalled triple crown in this country while Burgoo King and Bold Venture are the others which proved successful in both the Kentucky and Maryland classics classicsThe The son of Man o War he himself a win ¬ ner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1920 hot only is a very strong favorite to complete a DerbyPreakness double this afternoon but many persons who viewed his smashing triumph last Saturday at Churchill Downs believe he will not only take the Bel ¬ mont Stakes but any other attractions he may point for providing he holds his form After his engagement this afternoon his next is the Belmont and then very likely he will be freshened up to await the Classic at Arlington Park Winners of the last two Derbys have scored in the Preakness in fact the principals in one have been prom ¬ inent in the other stakes quite regularly in recent years High Quest the 1934 Preak ¬ ness winner barely nosed out his stable mate Cavalcade the Derby victory and the year previously Head Play won after losing a narrow verdict to Brokers Tip at Churchill Downs while in 1931 Mate beat Twenty Grand in the Pimlico stake and then was second to him at Louisville LouisvilleThat That War Admiral will be held at very short odds in the Preakness is admitted on all sides but his price may be greater if the track is not fast With the course in excel ¬ lent condition he will be one of the strongest favorites to have gone postward in the en ¬ tire history of the event Pompoon likely will be the second choice because of his splendid performance in the Derby but Matey is regarded as the comeup horse in the race and he will have an extensive following as a consequence His trainer Preston M Burch is quite frank in saying however that he regards Mateys chances of defeating War Admiral unless something happens to the Glen Riddle colt as very slight He doubts even if Pompoon or any other horse in the field has speed enough to go to War Admiral let alone making him like it after getting there thereAfter After the Preakness comes the Belmont insofar as War Admiral is concerned and what the comeup horse will be in the mile and onehalf classic at the Nassau course will have to depend on the outcome of the Withers and perhaps other races dur ing the meeting already in progress The Continued on thirtyfourth page jTi t tj ipi stSffiJiUm HERE AND THERE ON THE TURF Continued from second page entry list of the Belmont however does not offer much in the way of information re ¬ garding the colt which may become War Ad ¬ mirals main rival unless he is to come from Black Look Brooklyn Moonton and Privi ¬ leged None of these are sure to get ready for the Belmont because of one reason or another and if no other outstanding candi ¬ date is developed and with War Admiral coming through as expected with his Preak ness victory his opponents in the June 5 race will be trying for second money more than anything else elseTodays Todays program will mark the close of the most successful meeting Pimlico has en ¬ joyed in quite a few years as both attend ¬ ance and wagering have shown a most pleas ¬ ing increase The directors of the Maryland Jockey Club are due to meet in June and at that time the question of the new grand ¬ stand and clubhouse will be discussed and perhaps action will be taken so that the im ¬ provement will be available for the fall meeting A G Vanderbilt now a stock ¬ holder as well as an active vice president is heading the movement for the new Pim ¬ lico stand and he is talking in figures sounding like 750000 That this may be a propitious time for an expansion program Is indicated by the fact that a new tenyear lease on the property has just been obtained and that much time would be desired for amortization of such an expenditure

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