Roaring Bull Victorious As Pimlico Meet Opens: Brookmeade Racer Downs Tip II. By Over Length; Crowd of 9,434, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Roaring Bull Victorious As Pimlico Meet Opens OpensBrookmeade Brookmeade Racer Downs Tip 11 By Over Length Crowd of 9434 9434PIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 7 The Maryland Jockey Clubs 18day spring meeting which features renewals of the Preakness Dixie and Black Eyed Susan commenced here this afternoon with Brood meade Stables Roaring Bull taking the featured Homeland Purse over W J Appels Tip EC The two were separated by slightly more than a length with George A Sacks Rare Knave thre parts of a length farther back in third position positionThe The crowd of 9434 was about an aver ¬ age turnout for an offday program but wagering was very much on the slow side with 700000 appearing a definite struggle Roaring Bull aided the form followers a bit returning 580 while downing his closest competitor in the wagering The winner under Nick Shuk was timed the jmile and a sixtenth in 147 The pro ¬ gram commenced under cloudy conditions and showers fell intermittently during the afternoon afternoonTinkham Tinkham Veale ns Prince Henry was responsible for the early pace while being closely followed by Rare Knave and Roar ¬ ing Bull Tip n raced along within easy striking distance but dropped back on the final turn despite frequent urging from Eldon Nelson NelsonRare Rare Knave attained a slight lead while between horses nearing the stretch as Roaring Bull lodged his challenge at the same time The Brookmeade gelding soon displaced Rare Knave however and put him away just inside the furlong pole Shuk glanced back on both sides and cleverly nursed his mount to the wire a length and a quarter before Tip n who had suddenly taken it into his head to dis ¬ play his best stride through the homelane homelaneElberwhirl Elberwhirl a threeyearold Whirlaway Birdlea colt who failed to get postward until this season after having been acquired pri ¬ vately from the Calumet Farm won his third race in four attempts when he made good as a 460 favorite in the sixth event Saving ground throughout Elberwhirl was given a test by Watson Elliotts Major Pomp and defeated his rival by only a neck while covering six furlongs in 1 13 In third posi ¬ tion was Cedar Farms War Tune beaten a length and a half The winner was the sec ¬ ond of the afternoon for jockey Eldon Nel ¬ son who had won the first race with Im ¬ perial Farms Fitz Bob who paid 840 840Glen Glen Lasswell a recent addition to the Maryland riding colony chipped in with a saddle double completing a 2460 Daily Double astride the 5 favorite Tinkham Veale ns Innisfree in the second race then returning to take the fourth race with Mrs D L Reynolds Turf Pic

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