Maryland Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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Maryland Notes PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 13. Mrs. James CBrey has purchased two juveniles from Saggy Farm. Her husband, who trains her string, acted as agent in the deal with trainer C. R. White of the Saggy Farm. The horses are Sagahash and Sag Swing. Trainer Dan Chamblin checked in at Laurel with 20 horses which have been campaigning at Lincoln Downs. The horse Wyandot succumbed to, pneumonia at Laurel on Sunday, according to George Johnson, who is in charge of registrations, removals, etc. The horse was trained by P. F. Livingston. While the Preakness Stakes has been run on Saturday exclusively in recent years, it was not always so. A check back over the 58 runnings at the Pimlico oval, shows that the race was offered on Saturday 26 times, that it was run 13 times on Friday; seven times on Monday; five times on Wednesday; four times on Tuesday, and three times on Thursday. Trainer J. J. Rowan announced today that he had abandoned plans to start S. W. Labrots Arcave in the Preakness. Sam Areridell, foreman of the H. G. Bedwell Stable, was taken suddenly ill at Pimlico Wednesday morning and was removed to Bon Secours Hospital in the track ambulance. Acting for Hazel B. MacCrowe, trainer Joe Serio, Jr.. has sold the filly, Entreat, to the Knoll wood Stable. J. Merryman Black will handle the conditioning. Jockey Richard Rozelle suffered a scraped elbow during work hours at Pimlico this morning when thrown from a horse while exercising. Sidney S. Brown, assistant to racing secretary Charles J. McLennan, will leave for Detroit immediately following the Preakness Stakes here to handle preliminary work for the opening of the Detroit meeting. Trainer Joe Mergler, of Mrs. R. H. Heighes Stable, reports himself feeling fit again after an attack of kidney stones, while jockey Ray Shufelt, injured in a spill at Garden State on Saturday, it out of the hospital and getting ready to resume his riding activities. Everett Ldwrances Play Toy. who has turned in two impressive races in local competition, will, in the future, be conditioned by Eddie Meloncon, Jr. The latter also announces that William P. Taylors Magnet, slightly injured in a spill during the running of last weeks Valley Forge at Garden State, has been able to keep up in his training. Trainer "Duke" Moore, who has been away from the race track for more than six months due to a serious illness, has returned to handle his conditioning duties. Moore underwent several serious operations and has lost considerable weight, but reports that he is feeling "M as a fiddle."

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