Saunders, Bovards Rider, Gained Fame As Pilot of Belairs Omaha in 1935: Veteran Booter Was Astride First Winner, Inheritor, at Tanforan on April 13, 1934, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-15


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FINISH OF 1947 PREAKNESS STAKES Faultless with Doug Dodspn up is shown carrying Calumet Farms silks tojheirtjiiro Preakness success in last yeary seventyfirst running of the second of the Triple Crown races A length and onehalf off Faultless is the Caiiforman7Cn Trust with Phalanx third and the 1947 Kentucky porb winnef Jet Pilot fourth Sounders Bovard s Rider Gained Fame As Pilot of Selairs Omaha in 7935 Veteran Boofer Was Astride First Winner Inheritor at Janioran on April 73 7934 7934PIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 14 When Willie Smokey Saunders rides postward astride Sylvester W Labrot Jrs Bovard in tomorrows seventysecond run ¬ ning of the Preakness Stakes he will en ¬ deavor to acomplish a feat which only one jockey has found possible in the past 25 years that of riding his second winner in the Maryland classic classicSaunders Saunders gained nationwide recognition when he was the successful rider astride Belair Studs Omaha in the 1935 running of the mile and threesixteenths test The dnly other rider of recent years to score more than a single victory was Charley Kurtsinger who won in 1933 with Mrs Silas B Masons Head Play and repeated in 193T with Glen Riddle Farms War Ad ¬ miral miralWhile While he is but 30 years of age having been born iif Bozeman Mont Saunders must be termed a veteran for he has been on the race track since he was knee high to a grasshopper After the usual minor assignments in tack room and barn Saun ¬ ders rode hjs first winner on April 13 1934 at Tanforan in California The win ¬ ning mount was Inheritor With but a little more than a years ex ¬ perience in actual competition Saunders received his big opportunity when he was given the Kentucky Derby mount on Wil ¬ liam Woodwards brilliant runner Omaha It was astride the Gallant Fox Flambino colt that Saunders achieved the goal of all riders that of winning the fixtures which constitute the three jewels in racings Triple Crown the Kentucky Derby Preakness and Belmont Stakes StakesOther Other stakes victories credited to the smiling red head are the Chicago and De ¬ troit derbies astride Hollywood Chesa ¬ peake Trial on Royal Governor Bowie Kindergarten and Aberdeen Stakes on Ben jam Pimlico Oaks on Sweet Desire and the recent Louisiana Derby astride his Preakness mount Bovard BovardSaunders Saunders who now resides in Los An ¬ geles has devoted the majority of his time to Maryland racing in recent years Dur ¬ ing the 1947 season he was riding first call for trainer Jim Ryan for whom he won the Chesapeake Trial with Mrs E duPont Weirs Royal Governor Since last fall he has been employed by trainer Jimmy Rowan who is responsible for the develop ¬ ment of Bovard the good looking dark bay colt who will strive for fame and glory in tomorrows trying test testIncluded Included in the list of riders with as many as two winners is Clarence Kummer who rode the second of his Preakness vic ¬ tories astride Coventry in 1925 He had previously won the 1920 renewal with the great Man o War Other riders credited with doubles in the race are C Holloway W Hughes W Costello S H Fisher Fred Taral and Johnny Loftus Jockey G Bar bee who was astride Survivor winner in 1873 has a triple in the race having also been victorious with Shirley in 1876 and Jacobus in 1883

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