Judges Stand: Derby Forecasts Coming Pimlico Event Pavot, Polynesian Renew Hostilities Donovan Juveniles in Unusual Double Preakness May Bring Record Md. Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-11


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" I JUDGES STANDI " By Charles Hatton Derby Forecasts Coming Pimlico Event Pavot, Polynesian Renew Hostilities Donovan Juveniles in Unusual Double Preakness May Bring Record Md. Crowd LOUISVILLE. Ky.. June 9. Preakness Prattle: Racings passing show moves on to Pimlico this week, where on Saturday survivors of the Derby meet provincial easterners who would not be lured to the Midlands. . . . " I Derby Derby starters starters eligible eligible for for the the Hilltop Hilltop mile mile Derby Derby starters starters eligible eligible for for the the Hilltop Hilltop mile mile and three-sixteenths are Jeep, Hoop Jr., Alexis. Burning Dream. Bymeabond, Darby ! Dieppe. Pot o" Luck and Sea Swallow. Five of these. Burning Dream. Hoop Jr., Jeep, Pot o Luck and Sea Swallow, are in the Belmont as well. . . . We believe it was Dave Woods, the man of many titles, who tagged the Preakness the "Run for the Black-Eyed Susans." Looking for Marylands state flower out of season. Lt. Alf Vanderbilt flew them in from California to make wreaths for pre- j war Preakness winners. Among other things, : removed removed this this necessity. necessity. . . . . . . The The sixteenth sixteenth : removed removed this this necessity. necessity. . . . . . . The The sixteenth sixteenth the Byrnes request mile shorter route and stretch of the Preakness is in speed horses favor. . . . The Dixie and Suburban this season conflict, and only three days intervene between the Pimlico Oaks and the Coaching Club American Oaks — an unfortunate and unavoidable circumstance — but trainers who have been playing hide-and-seek with Devil Diver will not mind. . . W. L. Brann bred Gallorette from the same pattern as "Challedon My Challedon." by Challenger II., from a mare by Sir Gallahad III. . . . Freddies Game, a recent Belmont winner, attracted attention as a yearling because he was almost a ringer for Colin. The resemblance seems altogether superficial. . . . Each of the first three in the Downs Debutante passed through the Keeneland ring last year. . . . Lt. Warner Jones is delighted with Hashs promise as a sire. The stallion has a two-year-old brother in the Greentree string, aptly called Pot Likker. . . . The Donovans are toying with a notion of taking Fighting Frank to New York for the National Stallion. . . . John Marsch chose the right colt to name Luxembourg, after his native country. He is out-training his stablemates and may prove worth remembering about Futurity time. . . Heliopolis* sister. Sun Stream, won the English Oaks. . . . Maj. Ed Williams says the annual NARC conference will be held in the autumn if ODT restrictions permit. The week-ends Preakness promises its best entertainment in many seasons. The Derby eliminated a good deal of the chaff, and there is a fascinating prospect that Pavot and Polynesian will start. It is going to be interesting to see if the Jeffords colt is an avenger, or merely another sprinter out of his element. By the way, Alex Gordon probably was less surprised by the Withers result than even Pete Widener. Weeks ago he told his Lexington audience that Unbreakables son was a rough diamond, whereas Widener was putting the whammy on Pavot, as they say. We can think of ever so many breeders who are hoping Pavot reupholsters his reputation in the Preakness. At least 100 were trampling one another last winter in the rush to have Joseph Roebling reserve them seasons to Case Ace Midlands racegoers will not see Pavot in action, but many have fond recollections of his ancestress, Sweetheart, a watch-charm of a filly who could run a hole in the wind and just missed getting a mile and a quarter in the Latonia Oaks. John Madden sold her dam. Humanity, for 00. a transaction which later haunted him. If Pavot never wins again he has done much for the breeding industry in the Skeeter state. The oldest settlers were hard put at Derbytown the other day to remember a precedent for the unique Bashford Manor-Debutante double which Mrs. Louise Donovan and trainer Pete Battle brought off with the first-time starters Fighting Frank and Breezy Louise. Someone has said that everything in racing has happened before, but this seems to be a record. The two behaved like veterans. Clockers prefer the colt, taking nothing the worst of it, as usual, but Breezy Louise was not blocking any traffic. If she has a shoe-boil, as paddock sharps reported, we suggest that all the other fillies go right out and get themselves one. They are at the moment the two most accomplished Midlands juveniles. Breezy Louise was a ,400 yearling, Fighting Frank a ,200 buy, if you are curious about it. Pimlicos old Civil War plant will possibly attract its first crowd of as many as 40,000 on Preakness Day despite paralleling a Saturday bill at Belmont. All box reservations for the day were sold before the spring meeting on the hilltop was three days old, we are told. The concentration of rich stakes, including the Preakness, Oaks and Dixie, is quite the most remarkable program within our recollection. The club will distribute SI 17,000 in purses during the day. It has a seating capacity of just 16,000. From time to time there have been rumors that Pimlico would move to the country or build an elegant new stand, but these sporadic reports have never materialized. We really believe there are a lot of Baltimoreans who are sentimental about it and hope that it stays just as quaint and charming as it is. Harry Parr and Matt Daiger now are setting the stage for the elaborate week-end program. If the weather is favorable, the auxiliary "tote" in the center-field will help defray the tremendous overhead entailed in opening for one day and presenting so fabulous an array of stakes. In inclement weather the cramped facilities in the stand would be inadequate. Charles Town, like Delaware Park, will remain "dark" Preakness Day, the latter plants mutuel staff functioning at the Belvedere Avenue grounds. A number of "name" horses from Louisville, Delaware and New York now are converging on Pimlico to train there for the Saturday engagements.

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