Maryland Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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Maryland Notes PIMLICO, Baltimore, Mr., May 6. Racing secretary Charles J. McLennan has set Wednesday, May 17, the day after the annual yearly show, for two Important events on the Pimlico card. The Back Again Purse,: limited to two-year-olds who appeared in the 1949 yearling show, will be run that day,, along with the Virginia Horsemens Association Purse. A delegation of Virginia owners and trainers will be on hand for the occasion. Taylor Leatherburys Eastern Flyway, despite a very poor showing in an overnight event here this past week, still must be regarded as a starter in the Preakness, according to trainer William O. Siegert. The colt raced well in both the Trial and Chesapeake Stakes at Havre de Grace, but showed not a semblance of class when fourth in a five-horse race won by Ouija at the local meeting. Starter Eddie Blind advises horsemen that schooling classes are being held daily at Havre de Grace and Laurel between the hours of 7:30 and 9:00 a. m. Hours at the local track are from 7:00 to 10:00 a. m. Alluring, four-year-old daughter of Tiger and True Tune, owned by J. A. Manfuso, was on the track" for a six-furlong spin in 1:18 and trainer B. P. Bond reports that this excellent performer will be ready for competition at Delaware Park. Alluring is the only horse Manfuso has in training. He is a former vice-president of the Maryland-Delaware-West Virginia division of HBPA. Bobby Martin, who was contract rider for the Audley Farm some years ago, was an arrival from Florida and is making engagements at the Pimlico meeting for jockey Charles Givens. Eleven of the 15 horses entered in the Kentucky Derby also are eligible for the Preakness Stakes which will be run two weeks from today. Black George, Hawley, Stranded and Hallieboy are not named for the local race. Of the 11 remaining three-year-olds, the majority probably will come on to the Preakness regardless of their showing in the Derby. Racing Secretary Charles J. McClennan revealed that in the second edition of the condition book, there will be a Preakness prep race scheduled on Monday, May 15th. It will be scheduled at a mile and a furlong and will carry a ,000 purse. The race is designed to give Preakness eligibles a chance for a race over the track prior to the shot at the big money. Ronnie Nash, who scored a consecutive double on Entreat and Our Dandy for trainer Joe Serio, Jr., moved into second position in the jockey standings. He now has five winners to seven for apprentice Eddie Sanders who went winnerless yesterday. Only five claims have been made so far at the Pimlico meeting and the filly Tink has been involved in two of them. She was taken by Vic Posner from Mrs. J. B. Bond for ,000 earlier in the session and yesterday went back to Mrs. Bond for ,500. Aside from Tinks racing ability, there is a bit of sentiment connected with desire of Mrs. Bond to have her back. Tink is the nickname for her daughter. David F. Woods, director of publicity of the Maryland Jockey Club and John O. Needles, secretary made a quick trip to Louisville. Ky., to see the running of the Derby. Primary purpose was to make a check of Preakness horses immediately following the running of the Dearby.

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