Judges Stand: Real Delight Bids for Filly Triple Crown; HBPA Division Objects to Pimlico Rule; Calumet May Tie Old Preakness Record; Cousin Finds Photographers Objectionable, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-09


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JUDGES STAND 1 By Charles Hatton Real Delight Bids for Filly Triple Crown HBPA Division Objects to Pimlico Rule Calumet May Tie Old Preakness Record Cousin Finds Photographers Objectionable ObjectionablePIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 8 8Many Many turf enthusiasts prefer the simpler pleasures like watching the training activities on a sunny morning though this involves getting up at an hour decent folk are just retiring and visiting the sports big name horses at home in the atmosphere of charcoal smoke coffee and commaraderie about the stables Having been rudely awakened by the bellow ¬ ing of a wren we took a few turns of the Pimlico stables this morning Among other things it can be reported that the equine tenants of the Maryland Jockey Clubs course literally lead a well sheltered life Also that they are protected by courteous but con ¬ scientious guards as befits members of the royal families of the Stud Book And that the same tidiness one finds on the grand side of the track prevails about the green whitetrimmed sheds We also came away with the impression that Mrs Warren Wrights husky Real Delight is likely to take an exciting amount of beating in Saturdays 20000 BlackrEyed Susan of a mile and a furlong Slow and Easy Martin a geri tleman of color who is one of the Jones staffs old retainers and ranks with Cuba Allright and Marshall Lilley as a horse mans tells us the Bull Lea filly took the trip herejn stride In the stall next her was her sister Bubbley and Martin says They are both real good fillies Neither needs any ponies nor ever turns a hair going to the races I hear people wonder that Mister Jones horses always seems to do so well That is because they have good dispositions It is the handling of them We never fight them we talk to them It is no pun that Calumet employs men who talk to horses and it seems that this helps to give them confidence Real Delight has a chance of bringing pff an even rarer feat than has her stablemate Hill Gail There are eight Triple Crown winners but only Wistful made a sweepof the threeyearold filly classics at the Downs Pimlico and Belmont Park which comprise the Fillies Triple Crown CrownMost Most racing areas have an element of local own ¬ ers whose horses do not meausre up and the Mary ¬ land circuit is no exception Recently it was noted that Pimlico has a ground rule barring horses that could not win for as much as 2000 The Mary ¬ landDelawareWest Virginia division of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association has petitioned the Maryland Racing Commission to take steps I points out that this rule tends to intimidate horsemen operating at Maryland halfmile tracks and cause them to withhold the entry of horses in the 20001500 claiming price range if the claiming price of the race was set at 2000 because of the penalty of lack of eligibility at Laurel should the horse fail to win the race for which entered We respectfully submit that this would be a severe deter ¬ rent to the receipt of sufficient entries for races of the 2000 class at Marylands halfmile tracks This tour ¬ ist is all for the philosophy of live and let live But it is not in the interests of progress and good business to offer major league purses for minor league horses and we have the thought that much of the cross purposes be ¬ tween local owners and management could be eliminated were the horsemen to invest in acceptable racing material materialCalumets Calumets dominance of the Derby gradually is being extended to the Preakness The Devils Red last weekend ran off a head heat with Idle Hour winning its fifth Derby more than any other stable in the races history The successful Hill Gail now is the favorite to win Calumets fifth Preakness This would equal the record of G L Lorillard except that he won five straight back in the late 70s and 80s The race also will afford Plain Eddie Arcaro an opportunity of bettering his own record for he now has ridden four winners of the stake several more than anybody else ever did Remarkably enough a victory for Hill Gail would not give Ben Jones the Preakness training record Tlie mark is R W Waldens seven established in the Lorillard era Mayor Jimmy Jones officially trained Citation and Faultless Ben tight ¬ ening the girth on Whirlaway and Pensive One hestitates to mention it for fear of disillusioning those who anted 2250 to make supplemental nominations but Citation is the only sup ¬ plementary entrant who ever won the race However it will not take a Citation to win this renewal if Arcaros estimate of Hill Gail is correct He considers Hill Gail the best there is this year but declares He couldnt warm up Citation Bull Lea has a chance of tying Lexingtons sire record in the Preakness the Bline Hero haying sent up three winners winnersTurf Turf ana It has been questioned if the Kentucky Derby conditions providing trainers awards is not a violation of the Thoroughbred Racing Association code Corn ¬ wall has sired a nice foal for B Frank Christmas Pim ¬ lico continues the charming custom of serving breakfast at the Alibi Table in the old clubhouse Herman Delman inspected How at Normandy Farm following the Derby hopes she will recover her good 51 form following her va ¬ cation Blue Man was reared by Dr Horace Davis rising young Blue Grass vet and breeder for A T Sim ¬ mons who sold the colt privately to Arthur Abbott for a reported 10000 As the story goes Simmons breezed the colt for Abbott at Hialeah a year ago gave him until 10 a m the next day to close negotiations The ice cream man was on hand at seven Ted Atkinson had no Derby jitters calmly whistling My Old Kentucky Home jogging Gushing Oil to the gate Cousin finds photo ¬ graphers objectionable and is reported to have worked over two of them Mrs E E Dale Shaffers string has a monkey as a mascot Trainer Pete Battle says it isnt quite true he walks hots Flamenco was not the only one exercised when she ran away before the Debutante Some of her backers felt she should have been withdrawn though it was a stake which involves technicalities The live Derby telecast is credited with stimulating inter ¬ est in the Preakness Willie Booth and Maine Chance have come to the parting of the ways Bubbley is to reapper next at Arlington Park Sagamores manager Ralph Kercheval advises that Now Wait dam of Next Mve has foaled a Heliopolis colt

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