Pimlico is Dark Today; Meet Resumes Tomorrow: Announces Going Away, Blue Hills Will Keep Engagements in Dixie, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Pimlico Is Dark Today; Meet Resumes Tomorrow Announce Going Away, Blue Hills Will Keep Engagements in Dixie PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 1.— Tomorrow will be a "dark" day at Pimlico, as will each Tuesday throughout the 21-day meeting, thus enabling the Maryland Jockey Club to present thoroughbred competition on five consecutive Saturdays before the May 27 closing. The sport will be resumed on Wednesday afternoon. While the rich Preakness remains the outstanding presentation in the Old Line State, the 0,000 Dixie Handicap again promises to furnish interesting sport. The probable field fof the mile and three-sixteenths attraction was augmented today with the announcement that Going Away and Blue Hills will arrive this week to fulfill their engagements. Joe Kramer, who is handling the local division of the Brook-meade Stable while Preston Burch supur-vises the main string in New York and also the entry of Sunglow and Greek Ship for the Derby, and next Saturdays Gittings Handicap, seems the logical spot. Entries for this week-end attraction close Thursday, May 4. Blue Hills, who failed to see competition during the winter, is credited with victories in last years Governor Bowie Handicap here and was second to Pilaster in the Pimlico Cup. He also finished second in the Lawrence Realization and was third in theDaingerfield, Cavalcade and Shevlin. Going Away, too, is familiar to Maryland racegoers, having finished second in last seasons Washington Handicap at Laurel ■and third in the local Riggs. He was raced during the winter and was third in Hia-leahs Widener behind Royal Governor and Arise. He also demonstrated his proficiency on the turf course, finishing second to Chicle n. in both the Bougainvillea and Miami Beach Handicaps. Next Saturdays Gittings is at a mile and a sixteenth and should serve as an excellent conditioner for potential Dixie Handicap starters when this event closes on Thursday. It seems likely that the following handicap stars will be in the list of nominations, along with the Brookmeade colts: Burton D. Chaits Sky Miracle, Richard Carters Oriole, Greentree Stables Brick, James Jenkins, Jr.s Chiloe II., King Ranchs Swap Out and Curandero, and C. E. Tuttles Double Brandy. Many more highly regarded stars of the division are likely to make a local appearance next week in time for the Dixie. This group includes King Ranchs Better Self and Flying Missel, first and fourth, respectively, in last weeks Gallant Fox; C. V. Whitneys Mount Marcy, who has been going extremely well in Kentucky; Alfred Vanderbilts Loser Weeper, winner of Havre de Graces Burke Handicap and a bang-up third in the Gallant Fox; Palatine Stables Chicle. H., runner-up in the Gallant Fox; Mrs. E. duPont Weirs Royal Governor, and Lawrence Lewis Wynford II.

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