Sportsmans Park Notebook: Ship Admiral Porter Sunday Afternoon To Pimlico for Try in Preakness Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Sportsmans Park Notebook Ship Admiral Porter Sunday Afternoon To Pimlico for Try in Preakness Stakes By J J MURPHY SPORTSMANS PARK Cicero 111 May 7 Isaac Blumberg who is in business in Chicago but makes his home in Des Plaines 111 which is midway between the city and Arlington Park is not afraid of all those big name threeyearolds Blumberg who owns and operates the Sunny Blue Farm and who races under the nom de course of the Sunny Blue Farm Stable will send his steady running three yearold Admiral Por ¬ ter to Pimlico for a crack at the rich Preakness to be run at the old hilltop course two weeks from Sat ¬ urday As most all are aware Admiral Porter finished in front of more horses in the Kentucky Derby than finished in front of him He was fifth in the affair and according to all reports ran a real smart race Admiral Porter won four allowance races as a juvenile last season He started in five stakes and was third in the last finishing back of Pegeen and Tuosix in the Hawthorne Juvenile Handicap All his races were at short dis ¬ tances and it is generally agreed that the colt is a route runner runnerA A A A AAdmiral Admiral Porter made his first start this year at the Fair Grounds New Orleans and was easily successful defeating among others Gigantic a recent stakes winner in New York Admiral Porter is also known as a good mud runner and might be diffi ¬ cult to handle in the Preakness if the track is rough According to Eual Pinchy Wyatt who is looking after the training of the colt Admiral Porter who has been stabled at Hawthorne since arriving from Kentucky will leave for Maryland Sunday afternoon afternoonA A A A ANew New Orleans owner Anthony Graffag nini was an arrival from his home town and immediately started to cut down oh his racing stock He sold Son Charlie a nineyearold gelding and Donald Young a sixyearold gelding to S Capitano Florida Belle a sixyearold mare to Wal ¬ lace Strong and Gatita H a nineyear old South American mare to W J Schmidt Gatita II will be shipped to the Schmidt farm and will likely be used as a broodmare Owner J J Arp sent Elapse to Fairmount Park Jauntstown a threeyearold got in from Kentucky in charge of trainer W E Russell is owned by Frank Lang Another owner weeding out his stable is J J Gregory of Chicago He sold Papa Charlie Benjomike and Ren nies Gem to Leo Weckworth and Ed Shipp will do the training Gregory owned Papa Charlie in partnership with H D Maggio j Foxie Jeanie who was impressive in win ¬ ning the very first start of her career here the other day is a halfsister of Jackie Van who until Thursday was one of the holders of the fivefurlong record at this track Both were bred by Marion VanBerg Foxie Jeanie is by Equifox while Jackie Van is by Genl Manager For the in ¬ formation of a Des Moines reader both the five and seven furlongs races here are started from chutes In sevenfurlong events it is slightly over an eighth of a mile to the first turn and in the five fur I long contests it is just about threesix threesixContinucd Continucd on Page Fifty Sportsmans Notebook NotebookBy By J J MURPHY Continued from Page Three Threeteenths teenths thereby giving the fivefurlong dashers a little longer run to the bend bendA A A A William Hal Bishop who seldom misses a day of racing was forced to remain home Thursday due to an attack of ptomaine poisoning Slo Moe a horse whom Bishop purchased only Wednesday was claimed Thursday afternoon Angelo Cilio was not on hand to see his Bright Flame win Thursday Was at Fairmount Park with the other division of his string Cilio also trains Marabout who won the first race the same day for N L Raffelman RaffelmanA A A A AHoward Howard Cartwright newly appointed member of the Illinois Liquor Commis ¬ sion entertained a party of friends Thurs ¬ day Walter McCarron county coroner visited the press box after having pre ¬ sented jockey Jessop with a wrist watch in the race named in his honor Owner Duke Pailet who has been visiting here for the past week departed for his home in New Orleans Earl E Wilson sold Gray Pan and Syblann to R L Schieck and they will be trained by A Horton First colored rider to accept a mount here since Hosea Richardson rode in Chicago a couple of years ago is Lester Ford who hails from New York City Ford is 37 years old and rode five winners last year Owner E B Carpenter is back in the fold after having enjoyed a visit to Louisville Trainer W J Marlman brought the fouryearold stakes runner Gulf Stream from Louisville and the colt will be a starter in the Tom Fool Handicap Satur Paul Bailey will journey to Pimlico to pilot Admiral Porter in the Preakness Trainer Frank Kurinec got in from New Orleans Wilbur Smith porter in the jockeys quarters entered the County Hos ¬ pital to undergo surgery Jack Ryan wha was timer here the early part of the meeting left for Fairmount Park to fill a similar position The fiveyearold mare Cina Bracelt got in from Woodview Farm and will be handled by Tracy Bou gon Short Grass and Belcon were shipped in from Locust Lawn Farm Son Chuck owned by Mrs F E Brown and trained by R Lerner arrived from Lexington Favorites had their biggest day of th e meeting here Thursday when six of them were successful President Bill Johnston is not expected back from Florida until next week

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