Judges Stand: Sun Again Shines for Warren Wright Record Preakness Crowd is Probable TRAs Chance to Entertain Soldiers Downs Assists in War Bond Drive, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-26


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JUDGES STAND ! By Charles Harton Sun Again Shines for Warren Wright j Record Preakness Crowd Is Probable TRAs Chance to Entertain Soldiers Downs Assists in War Bond Drive LOUISVILLE. Ky.. April 25. Miscellany: Sun Again avenged his Widener defeat at the heels of Four Freedoms when he cantmed last week- ends Southern Maryland at Pimlico and he now looms formidably as a Dixie candidate. Owner Wan-en Wright, verifying that he intends Sun Again for stud duty, is hopeful Sun Teddys best son will embellish his racing record with some more important victories in the interim. . . Claude Chester Tanner, of New Orleans, one of the newer recruits to the owners ranks, is the Souths leading sandwich maker. We always supposed it was Dagwood.* . . . Samuel D. Riddle declares "Horses are faster than they were in the good old days." " but he is ! sanguine nobody has ever seen another Man o War. He concurs in the belief that Speed Boat, the striking "lady in red." is ! the best of those Man o" War mares. . . . ; Derby visitors in Louisville this spring may be here long enough to establish permanent residence before obtaining train accommodations out. ... It would not be quite cricket if those hardboot horsemen interested in Keeneland shipped away from Churchill Downs now that the Lexington meet is over. . . . Sportsmans Park is justified in preparing to accommodate the largest attendance in its history, judging from public response in all other sections. It will be the first Illinois track to greet license applicants with the exhaustive commission questionnaire. . . . Loveday is eight ! years old, was returned to the racing wars after disappointing as a producer, still is a stake horse and a prime favorite with J Yankee racegoers. Those chronicling: the turfs pass-in? show are unanimous in the belief there will be no diminution of public interest in the Preakness this spring, as in 43, when Count Fleet enjoyed a virtual walk-over. Platter. Royal Prince and several other Derby absentees will appear for the Baltimore stake. Matt Daiger and Harry Parr reported *? 1.231 at the hilltop last week-end. Preakness day is not so encumbered by transportation restrictions as is Churchill Downs, so Pimlicos attendance mark of 35.000. established in 1935. may be exceeded May 13. The TRA has dispatched several films, excavated from Hollywood morgues, to the sundry theaters of war." including graphic accounts of Count Fleets tour de force in last springs classics. It scarcely will fumble the opportunity of forwarding movies of the forthcoming Kentucky Derby. Preakness and Belmont Stakes. The motion picture industry has cooperated generously with the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, making these films available. Several times on "The Army Hour weekend radio program the entertainment value of movies has been stressed by spokesmen of the soldiers and sailors across the seas. The interest civilians are exhibiting in the turf sport here these days is infectious and has caught on with members of the armed forces, judging from the V-mail and the avidity with which the contents of racing publications are assimilated. Harriet Sue and Bell-Buzzer are two prominent Kentucky Derby aspirants whose fortunes interest Pimlico officials strangely. Neither is a candidate for the Preakness. Harriet Sues lone Baltimore engagement is in the Pimlico Oaks. It is our unimportant theory Hyman FriedbergN filly has more of that indefinable quality called "class" than has any other three-year-old seen in competition at Louisville thus far this spring. Whether she has sufficient to be formidable against colts at a route is one of the fascinating minor mysteries which the Blue Grass is expected to solve. John Marsch and Burlev Parke incidentally were showing us a juvenile filly by Bull Lea *rom the good campaigner. Last Message this morning. She may become familiar to racing enthusiasts as "Lask." In addition to donating its facilities and some of its dates to charity week Churchill , Downs is doing its utmost to expedite the sale of War Bonds. Last September, the property was loaned sponsors of the Kentucky State Horse Show, receipts from whicli were turned over to charities. It may serve a similar, benevolent purpose this •summer. Incidentally, Tropicals War Relief yield was underestimated. It wa3 0,300.

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