Judges Stand: Russiana Inspect Pimlico Innovations; Jet Pilot, Shaffie Show High Promise; Senor Tesio Plans U. S. Shopping Tour; Winton Holds Unique Timber Record, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-13


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JUDGES STAND By Charles Hatton Russians Inspect Pimlico Innovations Jet Pilot Shaffie Show High Promise Senor Tesio Plans U S Shopping Tour Winton Holds Unique Timber Record RecordBALTIMORE BALTIMORE Md May 11 11Turfiana Turfiana Whatever became of the New York rule against deductions from the purses R S McLaughlin leaves Bermuda tomorrow for Toronto to where Arthur Brent ships Wee Admiral this weekend and begins sharpening Kingarvie a winner of eight straight for the Kings Plate Watson Elliotts Dorothy Pomp ran her last race when she won here early in the week She is in foal to Alaking Bryan Field ad ¬ vises that Assault is in the Kent and Diamond State at Delaware Dominion tracks hope to amend the law to permit 14 day meets so they can improve their purses and property A group of Russian Cavalry officers arrived here the other day with two Russian thoroughbreds a gift of Premier Stalin to Ambassador W Avenll Harriman Maj Peter Grechishkin a Soviet veteran was astounded at the spectacle of Mahoneys white mice with the educated tails The visitors also were interested in the receiving barn and in ¬ spected stud farm at Sagamore The Preakness was run over the identical course on which the horse Preakness won the 1870 Dixie It is the countrys oldest surface surfaceOne One of the keenest races we have seen thus far in the season was the Pimlico Nursery which developed a match between Maine Chances crack colt Jet Pilot and the Rock Hill Farm gelding Shaffie The former 41000 son of Blenheim II was a driving winner by about a length He is an eligible for next weekends Juvenile at Belmont and many have him tabbed as one of the top colts of the year He was bucking his shins when he ran in the Nursery Shaffie had won all three of his starts two of them stakes previous to the Nursery and was not disgraced Starter Milton observed that all four feet broke from under him at the outset but he gamely made up three lengths to lap Jet Pilot on the turn when the latter wanted to loaf and was placed under the whip Shaffie was momentarily knocked off stride as Walters hit him The Rock Hill Farm is the iiom de course of Raymond Guest the polo player who bred Shaffie a son of Tintagel and the Snob n mare Zuecca Bj a curious coincidence J P Doc Jones who trains Shaffie also trained Black Wave was owned by the R A Van Cliefs who bred Jet Pilot in partnership with A B Hancock HancockWe We attended the Maryland yearling show at Pimlico the other morning and there ran into Sir Henry Maitland Wilson who has horses in England and is a rather striking figure at the hunt meets hereabout He presented the ribbons He has fought in three wars and has himself accumulated so many ribbons one would think he had just won the Preakness We also saw some of the first of the progeny of Little Beans Ala king Abbe Pierre Halbred Warlock and Golden Vovage War ¬ lock intrigues the interest of the Klebergs as a son of Equipoise and Wand Mr Fitz used to be the judge at these events but has turned the task over to Preston Burch who told us before the show that he intended going over them just as if he were picking one to train which is to say he was not mush attracted by the type that are all ruffle and no shirt The champion is Sylvester Labrots bay colt by Quatre Bras n from the Sun Briar mare Sun Surplice These shows began in 32 and probably the best race horses among the blue ribbon winners were Maj Ral Parrs Hypocrite Alfred Vanderbilts Spare Man and Mrs R H Heighes Adroit the latter a stake winner at Hialeah last winter Owing to the war and the transportation restrictions there were no shows in 1943 44 or 45 They are fun and Free Staters take pride in their colts and fillies each trying to breed better ones than his neighbors neighborsCol Col Fred Hamilton came up from Front Royal for the Preakness and told us that he is returning to Germany in abrut a week in quest of more photastats and things as credentials foe those thoroughbred War prizes he brought over several months ago American breeders hope to get the unbeaten Nordlicht for whom 150000 was offered registered with The Jockey Club and other choicely bred horses captured in Germany may be brought over later this year Discussing the matter of registration Burch suggests There should be an international stud book adding that he feels reciprocal action on The Jersey Act is justified even if we lose a few worthwhile horses that might slip through British hands We won ¬ dered whether the form of horses in countries like Ger ¬ many and Italy is quite as good as that in France England or our own country Frank Powers who is one of our ranking amateur chase riders assures us that a good horse in those European countries is comparable to our own He rode in Italy since the war and incidentally was second on Sir Romeo in the Virginia Gold cup since returning here Powers spent a good deal of time with Senor Tesio who has studs at Miland and Rome and he tells us that Nearcos breeder is coming here this year in quest of horses Nearco is from a mare of American blood bloodA A colorful fencer is Stuart Janney Jrs twelveyearolds Winton the timbertopping champion but if the tweedy chase set of New York Virginia and Pennsylvania want to see him in action they will have to come to Maryland Wintons owner has announced that he will not go on the road Winton has the unique distinction of having twice won the Triple Crown among cross country fixtures hereabout In 1942 and again this year he won the My Ladys Manor the Grand National and the Maryland Hunt Cup His owner was in the stirrups in all three Although Winton has never been taken out of the state to race he has invariably beaten the best that other states shipped in for these coveted events He is rather small for a crack timber topper weighing but 1000 pounds in condition but he is almost perpetual motion across country It is said that he got that way following the Greenspring hounds five or six hours over rough terrain Winton is an heirloom from Janneys Uncle Jervis Spencer the late Maryland racing commissioner never ran on the flat and was hunted until he was 8

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