Ruhes Status in Pimlico Special Feature Doubtful: McGarvey Favors Pointing Gelding for Peabody Memorial at Lincoln, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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Ruhes Status in Pimlico Special Feature Doubtful McGarvey Favors Pointing Gelding For Peabody Memorial at Lincoln PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 9.— Mrs. Emil Denemarks Ruhe, which finished third in the Kentucky Derby, is on the doubtful list for the Jubilee Stakes, proposed battle between the top four horses in last Saturdays Derby and the first four to finish in the Preakness on May 19. Trainer Robert McGarvey reported that Ruhe has a tentative engagement in the Peabody Memorial at Lincoln Fields in Chicago on May 26, date of the Jubilee and sentimentally he is inclined to run his horse in that event, since he formerly worked for Peabody. McGarvey, however, declined to declare Ruhe entirely out of the Pimlico race, preferring to wait until after the Preakness before making a definite decision. In the meantime, J. J. Amiel, owner of Count Turf, the Derby winner, and S. E. Wilson, Jr., owner of Royal Mustang, second in the Derby, still were planning to pit their horses against the top Preakness finishers. The status of Cain Hoy Stables Battle Morn in the second try of the "Triple Crown" will be determined by Friday morning racing secretary Charles J. McLennan was informed today by trainer Moody Jolley. Battle Morn, son of Blenheim n. and Good Morning, was the favorite in the Continued on Page Five Ruhes Status in Pimlico Special Feature Doubtful McGanrey Favors Pointing Gelding For Peabody Memorial at Lincoln Continued from Page One Derby and had been expected to seek to regain his standing in the Preakness. According to Jolley, however, the colt wrenched an ankle in the Derby and while the injured member is responding well to treatment, it will be Friday before a definite decision is reached. If Battle Morn comes down from New York for the local race, it is understood he will be ridden by Eddie Arcaro, who handled the reins in the Derby. Another development was word from John M. Gaver, trainer of the Greentree Stable, that Big Stretch and Hall of Fame, the outfits Derby performers, would reach Pimlico Tuesday to complete their training for the Preakness. Ted Atkinson and Doug Dodson, who handled this entry in the Derby probably will be back in action here on the 19th when the Diamond Jubilee running of the Preakness is staged over the mile and three-sixteenths distance.

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