Pet Bully, Squared Away in Camden: Share Highweight Of 124 in Sprint; Hilarious, Dark Peter and Seven Others to Round Out Field at Garden State Park, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Pet Bully Squared Away in Camden Share Highweight Of 124 in Sprint SprintHilarious Hilarious Dark Peter and Seven Others to Round Out Field at Garden State Park ParkBy By WILLIAM C PHILLIPS PHILLIPSStall Stall Correspondent GARDEN STATE PARK Camden N J May 7 The 25000 added Camden Han ¬ dicap that has been won by some of the countrys most renowned sprinters since its inception in 1942 tomorrow will be presented for its 13th running with Mrs Ada L Rices Pet Bully and Mrs Jan Jurkes Squared Away sharing highweight lonors under assignment of 124 pounds Eleven have ben named for the sixfurlong event and several appear formidable but he favorite role is certain to be awarded Pet Bully who last Saturday impressed the Jersey public with a stirring triumph over Royal Vale in the mile Valley Forge Handicap Garden State president Eugene Mori an iicipates a crowd in excess of 35000 if pleasant weather continues and racing secretary Mathias C Shea has made a special effort to make the program attrac ive listing two interesting supporting events in the six furlong Colwyck Purse for threeyearolds and the mile and a sixteenth Kings Highway Purse for older performers performerslilarious lilarious Shoulders 119 119Opposing Opposing Pet Bully and Squared Away n the Camden will be Wheatley Stables lilarious 119 Clearwater Stables Dark Peter 115 Belair Studs Hyphasis 115 William H Foales Just Sidney 113 R C Hannas Candle Wood 112 Duntreath Farms Hi Billee 110 John L McKnights Blue Rhymer 106 Duntreath Farms Stop Gap 105 and Mrs R C Hodges Esmeron LOS There are two stable couplings Hilar ¬ ious and Hyphasis and Hi Billie and Stop Gap GapPet Pet Bully has shown blazing speed in his recent races all over firm and hard sur ¬ faces that he requires for his best lick The sixyearold Petrose horse returned from a California campaign this spring to win at the first asking in a five and one lalf furlong allowance race at Bowie set ¬ ting a track record with a sensational 103 103Mrs Mrs Rices sprinter returned to win a sixfurlong feature at Bowie and a week ago he carried his speed to a mile and 70 yards and withstood a determined stretch challenge from Royal Vale to win the Val ¬ ley Forge by a half length in 141 Vs VsThe The racing strip is conducive to speed and it is possible that Pet Bully or Squared Away might endanger the record of 109 for the Camden held jointly by Polynesian and Olympia Incidentally they were the only victors of this fixture who carriedvas much as 124 pounds Polynesian shoulder ¬ ing 129 for his triumph in 1947 and Olym ¬ pia packaging 126 in 1950 Squared Away a sevenyearold gelding by Piping Rock and Jmperatrice will be making his seasons debut in the Camden Last year he captured the Baltimore Spring Roseben and Bay Shore Handicaps and for several seasons has been rated one of the leading sprinters sprintersBlows Blows Out Sharp Quarter Trainer G C Winfrey vanned Squared Away to this course from New York three days ago He is reported to have trained well and this morning he blew out from the stretch turn to the wire in a sharp 23 for the quarter Pet Bully has been on the track every day since last Monday going in long slow gallops gallopsWilliam William Hartack the local sensation will have the contract mount on Pet Bully and Jimmy Nichols who rode Squared Away in all of his triumphs last year will be down from New York to fill the Camden assign ¬ ment mentHilarious Hilarious a four yearold Bimelech colt has been a stout handicap sprinter since last fall when he finished second to White Skies in the New Rochelle and Sport Page Handicaps He raced well in Florida win ¬ ning two races captured an overnight handicap at Jamaica this spring and fin ¬ ished third to White Skies and Caesar Did with 120 pounds in the Toboggan Handi ¬ cap capHe He literally walked away from the gate in his race here on opening day and had no chance to reach the leaders after be ¬ ing carried wide on the turn He will be ridden tomorrow by Jimmy Stout a good gate boy boyBelair Belair Studs Hyphasis finished sixth in the Toboggan and third behind Hilarious in a previous race at New York The vet ¬ eran Hypnotist geldings forte is speed and he won five races last year including fin ¬ ishing second in the Camden several lengths AwayDark in front of Squared Away Dark Peter another in the veteran cate ¬ gory finished second in the 1952 renewal renewalContinued Continued on Page FHtr Pet Bully and Squared Away Meet in Camden Handicap HandicapContinued Continued from Page Seven Sevenof of the Camden He appears to have lost some of his old dash but his effort in fin ¬ ishing third here opening day was credit ¬ i able ableJust Just Sidney was second in that same event which was won by Eatontown and had appeared the probable winner into the last yards Just Sidney also was second to Pet Bully in the latters track record performance at Bowie and tomorrow he re ¬ ceives three pounds for the length and a half margin of defeat i I

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