Preakness Week At Hand: Many Rich Stake Features Carded for Final Six Days of Spring Meeting.; 0,000 Dixie Handicap on Wednesday--Pimlico Nursery and Other Attractions Also Staged., Daily Racing Form, 1939-05-08


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PREAKNESS WEEK AT HAND Many Rich Stake Features Carded for Final Six Days of Spring Meeting. 0,000 Dixie Handicap on Wednesday — Pimlico Nursery and Other Attractions Also Staged. PIMLICO, Md., May 6.— The first day of Preakness week at old Pimlico will be featured by the twelfth running of the ,000 added Jennings Handicap. The Jennings is a six furlongs sprint for three-year-olds and upward and a field of ten thoroughbreds is expected to go postward. Those named for the feature are Old Rosebush, winner of the Baltimore Spring Handicap a week ago; Accolade, Salamis, Battle Jack, Sun Egret, Jay Jay, Drudgery, Bunny Baby, Preeminent and Rough Time. Mills-dale Stables Old Rosebush is destined to be the favorite off his stakes victory here oh opening day. However, the son of Infinite — Goldiva should encounter strong opposition from the remainder of the field and principally from the top-weighted Sun Egret and Rough Time, second highweight. These two sprinters are stakes winners of the Maryland season, the former victor in the Harford Handicap at Havre de Grace and the latter winner of the Bowie Handicap at the Southern Maryland track. WELL-BALANCED PROGRAM. The remainder of the card offers a well-balanced program of racing with the jumpers taking the spotlight in the third event. The three-year-old division will be represented in the fifth race, the Cloverbrook, at a distance of six furlongs. Nine sprinters were named for this race including Hoot Toot, Blazing Heat, Royal Teddy, Suzanne Peck and Rose Baby. Mondays racing will inaugurate the biggest week of the year with six important stakes events to be decided at the Baltimore course. Principal of these, of course, is the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. However, it will be difficult to minimize the importance of the Dixie Handicap to be run Wednesday. Expectations are for a field of fifteen in this mile and three-sixteenths classic which carries 0,000 in added money. It is the richest handicap in Maryland. Tuesday will be marked by the second running of the Survivor Stakes which should attract a half dozen or more three-year-olds and will probably include several Preakness I | candidates anxious to get a race in before I the rich and important closing day feature. I | Thursday will be given over to the fillies and mares with the second running of the I Carroll Handicap with ,500 in added j ■ money. Friday will be marked by the thirty-first j running of the Pimlico Nursery, richest spring stakes for juveniles. j

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