Bold, Sonic and Alerted Meet Today in Non-Betting Preakness Prep Event: Diamond Jubilee Running of Pimlicos Classic Saturday May Attract Field of Nine, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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Bold, Sonic and Alerted Meet Today In Non-Betting Preakness Prep Event Diamond Jubilee Running of i Pimlicos Classic Saturday-May Attract Field of Nine By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 12.— The Maryland Jockey Clubs historic Pimlico race course, the scene of many of Americas outstanding races, will attract nationwide attention during the impending week, when the turf world keenly notes developments leading up to Saturdays 75th or Diamond Jubilee running of the 5,000 added Preakness Stakes. This three-year-old classic, often referred to as the second gem in racings "Triple Crown," is over the mile and three-sixteenths distance and is expected to further scramble the fight for divisional honors. A better line on three potential Preakness starters will be obtained Monday afternoon when the mile and one-sixteenth Preakness Prep, carrying a ,500 purse, is contested as the sixth race on the nine-race program. In this no-betting affair are Brookmeade Stables Bold, King Ranchs Sonic and Hampton Stables Alerted. Bold, a By Jimminy colt, is a late de- ► , . velopment on the three-year-old horizon, having injected himself into the divisional picture during the current week with a smashing 12-length victory over mediocre company. This was in a belated seasonal debut following a three-race juvenile campaign in which he was second to Big Stretch in the Pimlico Futurity and disqualified after winning Bowies Endurance Handicap. In last Wednesdays race, the good-looking colt was being pulled up through the stretch by jockey Jimmy Lynch and still turned in a highly-creditable mile and a sixteenth time of 1:45. His six-furlong time of 1:11 was the fastest of the meeting, while his mile in 1:37% was a full two seconds faster than that credited to County Delight in winning the mile and three-sixteenths Dixie. Sonic, too, has been lightly campaigned, racing but three times as a juvenile and five times this season. The Blue Larkspur colt, who finished fourteenth in the Derby, came up to that race with a victory in Experimental No. 2. He was also first home in a division of the Blue Grass, but was disqualified in that event. Sonic is due to arrive over the week-end. The other Prep starter, Alerted, has Continued on Page Three Bold, Sonic, Alerted Meet In Preakness Prep Today Continued from Page One trained in Maryland since competing unsuccessfully in the Wood Memorial, in which he was roughed considerably and had no chance to display his top form. The Calumet-bred colt earned recognition through his victory in the Laurel Stakes, plus a corking second to Repetoire in the Chesapeake Stakes. Meanwhile, preparations went forward for the running of the Preakness, in which a half-dozen or more more colts are expected to match strides with the trio competing in the prep race. Considered starters in the classic are Greentree Stables tandem of Big Stretch and Hall of Fame, Mrs. Nora A. Mikells Repetoire, C. V. Whitneys Counterpoint and Mrs. Wallace Gil-roys Timely Reward. Included in the group of possibilities are Edward Laskers Hull Down, Mrs. George D. Wideners Knowitall, Fred Hoopers Jet Fleet, Woodvale Farms Away Away, Brownell Combs Bernwood, and William Peaveys Anyoldtime. It seems that not more than one or two of the above group will be on hand when the field parades postward. Thursday will be turned over to the Maryland Breeders Association, with the annual yearling show being held on that morning. The same afternoon, Pimlico will offer the Back Again Purse, confined to horses which took part in last years yearling display. Another race on that program will be the Virginia Hdrsemens Association Purse, and a delegation of horsemen from that neighboring state will attend.

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