Judges Stand, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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ffL...-.1. V . ■■? JUDGES STAND by charles hatton PIMLICO, Baltimore. Md., May 12. —Public response to the Maryland Jockey Clubs sport is upt rending nicely, and the best entertainment has yet to come. Some of the old guard at Pimlico were agreeably surprised Saturday when approximately 20,000 turned out for the Dixie and sent ociit ,345,719 »i,ota,n» throueh wirougn the me "ttdrn tote, - On on sent ociit ,345,719 »i,ota,n» throueh wirougn the me "ttdrn tote, On on Monday, the play reached ,043,834, the largest weekday total in ages. All of which rather justifies the increased "tote" facilities. Garden State was "dark" Monday, and Pimlico will be closed on the remaining Tuesdays of the meet, so that there is less conflict between the Baltimore and Camden tracks than in seasons past. The piece de resistance here yesterday was the Baltimore Sports Reporters Purse of five and a half furlongs, which brought together a number of the likelier prospects for Saturdays Baltimore Spring Handicap. In a real rouser of a finish, Senator Joe beat Brazen Brat a diminishing nose in the lively time of 1:06%, after the latter had forfeited some ground to make her move. We came away with the impression that Brazen Brat, who is strongly reminiscent of Brownell Combs one-time favorite, Sweetheart, will take an exciting amount of beating on the week end. Meanwhile, interest is growing here in the seventy-seventh edition of the 00,000 Preakness a week from Saturday. Wally Dunn has taken occasion to freshen Mrs. Gordon Guibersons Correspondent a bit since his hard Kentucky races, and Harry Guggenheims Derby hero, Dark Star, is to join him on the Hilltop Friday. There is a possibility both will appear in the Preakness Trial on Monday of "Preakness Week." Royal Bay Gem could not cope with Dark Star and Native Dancer at Louisville and his people seem able to control their enthusiasm for meeting them again, but then the colt ran well against lesser horses in the Jersey Stakes and the Preakness Interest, Play Up at Pimlico Black-Eyed Susan, Delaware Oaks Conflict Import of Many Stakes Abroad Exaggerated Leading Jockeys Appear in Cranwood Event supposition is he will be a Preakness starter. There were no supplemental nominations for the "Run for the Black -eyed Susans," unless the mails have been delayed remarkably. It is generally expected, however, that 10 or 12 will parade to the tune of "Maryland, My Maryland" on the twenty-third, with a prospect the Withers will determine who is going to follow Native Dancer here from Long Island. AAA It is a little unfortunate for both Pimlico and Delaware Park we think that the Blackeyed Susan and the Delaware Oaks will be decided this season on the identical date, Decoration Day. The Wilmington race is at a mile and a furlong, having 0,000 added, that on "The Hilltop," at a mile and a sixteenth with an added worth of 0,000. The Maryland Jockey Club was first to announce the date of its stakes and it seems that the May 30 date of the Blackeyed Susan was inadvertently overlooked by the Delaware club in fixing the date of its Oaks. The poignant question arises where Bubbley, Cerise Reine and Grecian Queen will spend the holiday. And it is a question, even though the Wilmington race has greater value than Pimlicos. For the Blackeyed Susan has the peculiar distinction of being one of the events comprising what has come to be known as the "Fillies Triple Crown," As between money and prestige, there still are sportsmen and women who can afford to indulge in the pursuit of the bay leaves. Additionally, there probably are eligibles for both events who will be glad to avoid Bubbley, and race where she does not on May 30. It is understood here that Bubbley is to attempt emulating her sister. Blue Delight, who won the "Fillies Triple Crown" in 1952. Under the terms of the Blackeyed Susan all of the entrants will carry level weight of 121 pounds, Unless the conditions have been changed, the Delaware Oaks has weight allowances, which would require an accomplished filly to give less successful rivals a bit of poundage. AAA The syndication of stallions was said two years ago to have "reached the saturation point" in this country, but we have since managed, in this way, to obtain Nas-rullah, Royal Charger, Norseman and other really desirable sires. We believe it was Adlai Stevenson who observed that "Self criticism is the secret weapon of democracy." And we think that the American bloodstock industry will bear a little introspection. For all too many horses have been palmed off on us, rather than imported The result is that the good performers we have produced have been bred up from culls for the most part, to be perfectly candid about it. Apparently, racing men and breeders generally in this country need to become better acquainted with the actual importance of the many stakes decided across the Atlantic, for they buy, breed to, and advertise, "stakes winners" that are definitely declasse by European standards. We may have to surrender our membership in Londons Albany Sporting Club for saying so, but nearly everything over there is a stakes event or "plate" of some sort. Englands- most important two-year-old races are the Middle Park, Gimcrack and Queen Mary Stakes, though the more promising colts and fillies are started a rare few times at that age. The major three-year-old events are the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas and the classical Epsom Oaks, Derby and St. Leger. Rarely is a top-drawer performer pointed for the Cesarewitch or Cambridgeshire, and a handicap horse is known as "a Continued on Page Forty JUDGES STAND By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Forty -Eight mere handicapper." The better three-year-olds and upward point for the King George and Queen Elizabeth, few for the Ascot Gold Cup. AAA Cary Boshamer and Lou Pondfield of the Pimlico club are planning a special feature for their Cleveland patrons at Cranwood this summer. On the second Monday, June 15, of the Ohio meeting, the association will stage a Jockeys Purse, in which the riders compete for ,500 and the horses a similar sum. The jockeys awards will be based, of course, upon the order of finish, and they will draw lots for mounts the morning of the race. Racing secretary Fred Burton will invite the horses to enter with a view to filling the race with evenly matched animals. Thus far the management has invited jockeys Eddie Arcaro, Johnny Adams, Doug Dodson, and the perennial Maryland favorite, Nick Shuk. to participate in this unique event, and each has tentatively accepted. Invitations also will be extended to Joe Culmone and Tony DeSpirito among others. Judging from the Detroit patrons response to "Arcaro Day" at Hazel Park, we should imagine that the appearance of so much riding talent at Cranwood will stimulate a great deal of interest in the sport there. The Monday date was chosen for the reason it will not preclude the riders from filling engagements in stakes elsewhere about the country. AAA Turf ana : Work is advancing on schedule on Laurels swank, new, 250 feet long clubhouse. . . . Cranwood s course now has been increased to five furlongs in circumference, with a chute for seven-furlong events. . . . Winter Wheat has been bred to Your Host. . . . Howard Reineman will have one of the last of the get of Polynesians sire, Unbreakable, to offer yearling buyers this summer. ... As general manager John Jackson observes. "Pimlicos new tote board does everything but pick the winner of the next race.* . . . Laurel will have a turf club. . . . The hassle in the Kentucky Derby may be construed as a further argument in favor of installing the film patrol at state tracks. . . . B. A. Darios Bull Lea stallion, Bull Dandy, who stands in Rhode Island, will be bred to more than 20 mares this season. . . . Former Pimlico director, E. B. Ryan, is racing a division of his string at this meet. . . . Racing secretary Fred Colwill is a Maryland breeder. . . . Cochise this spring is helping populate the turf with gray horses. His first foals are being delivered in Kentucky. . . . The Aga Khan, Marcel Boussac and Ben Jones have manifest an interest in the next Washington, D. C. International.

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