Dozen Three-Year-Olds Seek Bud Lerner Purse: Make Swing Returns to Action in Pimlico Six-Furlong Event, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-01


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Dozen Three-Year-Olds Seek Bud Lerner Purse Make Swing Returns to Action In Pimlico Six-Furlong Event PIMUCO, Baltimore, Md., April 29.— Persons and horses, famous in Maryland racing history, will be honored during next weeks sport at the Maryland Jockey Club course, when the features of the five programs will carry their names. As will be the case throughout this 21-day session, Tuesday will be a "dark" day, with the sport resuming on Wednesday afternoon. Highlight of the weeks program will be the Gittings Handicap, at a mile and a sixteenth, which will be contested Saturday. This race honors the memory of D. Sterrett Gittings, long* a director of the Maryland Jockey Club. Cq-feature on the week-end program will be the Display Purse, at six furlongs, honoring the sire of Discovery, one of Marylands outstanding, racers and stallions. When racing resumes on Wednesday, top offerings will be the Discovery and the Tred Avon. The former honors Alfred Vahderbilts star performer, while the last named honors Sylvester W. Labrots great marc, who was considered one of the best of her sex. Thursdays card features the Effendi, while Fridays best offering will be named the Pompoon. The week commences with a well-subscribed program featuring the six-furlong Bud Lerner Purse, which is styled for three-year-olds. This event calls for clalm-ers of the 0,000 to ,000 variety and a limit field of 12 sophomores is set to match strides. The Bud Lerner features the return to competition of Ella K. Brysons Make Swing, who distinguished herself as the outstanding juvenile filly in Florida during the winter of 1949, winning four races in as many appearances and completing her southern sojourn with a victory over colts in the Hialeah Juvenile Stakes. In her lone Maryland appearance that spring she was beaten by Eastern Flyway and Sickle Flight in the Bowie Kindergarten and went wrong in the race. For considerable time it was felt that she would never again return to the racing wars, and plans had been made to breed her. She has, however, remained sound since being placed in training this year and has worked exceptionally well over the Pimlico strip. Another who possesses a bit of class but must be regarded as somewhat of a ques-. tion mark due to the fact that he is racing under a claiming tag is H. W. Dulaneys Major Hugh, a son of Maxim— Visiting Nurse. This fellow beat a classy field at Laurel in 1:11%, and Fleet Argo, who was second that afternoon, came back to win the Laurel Stakes over Kinsman and others. Major Hugh, on the other hand, returned to competition a week later to set the pace while covering a half mile In :46, only to run out badly entering the stretch. At that, he was beaten but five lengths by Post Card and Mahoon in 1:11%. Rounding out the field are following: Wiley Fox, who won a Havre de Grace sprint by six lengths; Lotus Blossom, who won two for six last year and will be making her seasonal debut; In My Bones and Long Gone, who form an entry; Mere Bones, Love Lock, Annie Oakley, Bird in Hand, Trans Egret and Militant Lady.

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