Small but Classy Field to Compete: Spencer Chase, Survivor, Oaks and Nursery Stakes Are Also Up for Decision, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-03


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Small but Classy Field to Compete CompeteSpencer Spencer Chase Survivor Oaks and Nursery Stakes Are Also Up for Decision DecisionPIMLICO PIMLICO Md May 1 On to Pimlico The popular and antiquated Maryland Jockey Club course will present the most important racing in America during the week just ahead its pretentious stakes spangled program moving on to a climax with the 53rd running of the 50000 added mile and threesixteenths Preakness next Saturday This is the Old Line Staters most famous spring fixture and the forth ¬ coming renewal will attract an unusually small unusually classy field of the nations threeyearold luminaries with the Ken ¬ tucky Derbys headliners assembling early in the week to oppose the developments of Tuesdays 2500 added Survivor Stakes as the Preakness triaHs called The training activities of the aspirants for Saturdays version of the Preakness will stimulate in ¬ tense public interest in this second of the triumvirate of spring classics comprising Americas triple crown focusing turf en ¬ thusiasts attention on Pimlico throughout the week ahead Not only has the Maryland Jockey Clubs season been the medium of raising the pon ¬ derable sum of 79251 for the turfs patri ¬ otic war relief enterprises it has absolved the thoroughbred sport from allegation of responsibility for absenteeism placed at its door last winter Obviously the conces ¬ sion to transportation authorities of begin ¬ ning programs at 12 noon to avoid inter ¬ ference with warkday travel on the street car line to the Belvedere Avenue course has not represented any hardship to the as ¬ sociation and its huge patronage patronageFirst First of the final gala weeks stakes of ¬ fering is Mondays 31st running of the 2500 added Jervis Spencer Chase Handi ¬ cap capOaks Oaks MidWeek Attraction AttractionThe The Survivor appropriately named for the winner of the 1873 inaugural of the Preakness is to be decided as Tuesdays stellar attraction and closed April 1st with a total of 38 nominations These include Foxcatchers Supermont Crispin Oglebays True Blue Alfred Vanderbilts Zanzibar and Mrs S S Zells Unchallenged UnchallengedW W L Branns Marylandbred colt Vin centive is not an eligible eligibleWednesdays Wednesdays midweek attraction is the 20th renewal of the coveted Pimlico Oaks a sort of Preakness for fillies that is at the mile and a sixteenth route and has been enriched with 10000 by the local associa ¬ tion tionA A number of the hopefuls for this ensuing Oaks were under colors in the Regret Purse a mile and seventy yards allowance affair last Friday here This prep affair disclosed V Cicero Srs Royal Flush as a serious bidder for the midweek special specialThe The Oaks will lure several smart Ken tucky trained fillies One of these is Hal Price Headleys distinguished homebred Askmenow who was rated best juvenile filly of the 1942 season A possibility is Calumets soregoing but capable Nellie L LNext Next in this sequence of two important stakes Preakness Week is Fridays 36th edition of the 2500 added PimlicoNursery a run of four and a half furlongs that is expected to bring postward a precocious field of the smartest juvenile developments thus far in the young eastern turf season seasonThe The Preakness will afford the Old Line States avid thoroughbred enthusiasts their first sight of the seasons outstanding threeyearolds about which theyve heard fcnd read so many glowing reports

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