Preakness Day Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-15


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Preakness Day Notes P1MLICO Baltimore Md May 14 While tomorrows running of the famed Preakness is the seventysecond in the long history of the event only one deadheat has been recorded that was in 1942 when Re ¬ quested and Sun Again finished on even terms for the place behind Alsab Calumet Farms sensational stallion Bull Lea will attempt to make it a consecutive double for his get when the topheavy favor ¬ ite Citation endeavors to dplicate his Derby victory in the Maryland classic Bull Lea sired last years winner Faultlessf who also raced for Warren Wrights establish ¬ ment In the past five years only a single Derby winner has finished unplaced in the Preak ¬ ness that being Jet Pilot last year Prior to that Assault Pensive and Count Fleet won both races while Hoop Jr followed his Derby score by placing second behind Poly ntsian in the Maryland event Most liberal subscriber to the 1948 Preakness was Cornelius V Whitney who nominated a total of seventhreeyearolds Included in the group of Whitney nomi nees were Vulcans Forge Mount Marcy Eeady Jack Quarter Pole Strike Buster Dinner Gong and BlacfcMajesty Supplementary nominations actually saved this years running of the Preakness for both Citation and Bovard were named late at a cost of 3000 each Other sopho ¬ mores held out until the final closing date of April 15 were Calumets Coaltown Greentree Stables Star Bout and Helen L Sagners Saggy Warren Wrights Calumet Farm thor ¬ oughbreds have scored three previous vic ¬ tories in the Run for the BlackEyed Susans Wrights Devils red and blue silks were carried to victory aby Whirlaway in 1941 Pensive in 1944 and Faultless last Escadru who was listed as a probable starter in this years running until the last few days was the hope of owner William L Brann to annex his second Preakness vic ¬ tory Brann was represented by Challedon 1933 winner of the rich event eventOnly Only two stallions Lexington and Broom ¬ stick have sent forth as many as three win ¬ ners of Preakness honors Lexington was represented by Tom Ochiltree in 1875 Shir ¬ ley in 1876 and Duke of Magenta in 1878 Broomstick sired Holiday for his 1914 score as well as Broomspun in 1921 and Boston ¬ ian in 1927 Agent Eddie Litzenberger who handles the riding engagements of Willie Smokey Saunders is hoping that his rider will have greater success than he enjoyed in his last Peakness endeavor Litz was astride Wheat ley Stables Teufel when that colt was un ¬ placed in the 1936 renewal of the mile and threesixteenths fixture Saunders will have the mount tomorrow on Bovard possible second choice to Citation

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