Nineteen Dixie Eligibles and Twenty-Four in Oaks: Will be Run on Preakness Day Program at Pimlico on June 16, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-07


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Nineteen Dixie Eligibles And Twenty-Four in Oaks Will Be Run on Preakness Day Program at Pimlico on June 16 STANTON. Del.. June 6. — Nominations tc the four .stakes which will be run Satur- j day. June 16. at Pimlico as supporting features for the fifty-fifth Preakness were released here today by Henry A. Parr. III. president of the Maryland Jockey Club, and they indicate Pimlico will present one of the real all-star cards of all time on that afternoon. Naturally the full hne-ap for the Preakness cannot be determined until after the running of the Kentucky Derby on this week-end and the Preakness conditions would furnish a top attraction any time re- , gardless of the size of the field. It is in the supporting races that there | is found a surprisingly array of classy talent, the surprise being occasioned only because the stakes were late in closing and | because, for the first time, Pimlico will be bucking Belmont Park due to its late run- : ning of the Preakness. For instance, in the 0,000 Dixie Handicap, at a mile and three-sixteenths, and Which is being run in direct opposition to ! Belmont Parks 0,000 Suburban, there were 19 nominations and this was the same number eligible for the New York stake. While 10 of the eligibles are named for both stakes, at least two of them, Charles J Turners Bon Jour and Christiana Stables . ! Megogo definitely are pointing for the Dixie. 1 Those not named for the Suburban include Alfios. Gay Bit, Dare Me, He Rolls, Momo Flag. Professor Lee, Harford. New Moon | and Lord Calvert, a sufficient number to j , i insure a well filled and well matched field. ! W. L. Branns Gallorette. second to Jeep j in one division of the recent Wood . Memorial at Jamaica, heads 24 three-year- -old fillies nominated for. the 0,000 Pirn- lico Oaks at a mile and a sixteenth. Other star misses named for this Preakness Day attraction include I. Biebers I , Bertie S.. E. R. Bradleys Be Faithful, Fox- j I j , catcher Farms Surosa, Greentrees Expres- , sion, William Helis Elpis, Louisiana Farms j j ! Lucky Aunt. Walmac Farms Wallflower | j and C. V. Whitneys Monsoon. j Two ,000 fixtures complete the five ! stakes which will be run. These are the Jennings, at six furlongs and for seasoned sprinters, and the Nursery, a dash of four land a half furlongs for two-year-olds. | I

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