Road Company of Three-Year-Old Stars at Garden State to Seek Jersey Stakes: Correlation May Have Nine Opponents on Saturday in 0,000 Nine-Furlong Race, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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Road Company o f Three-Year-Old Stars At Garden State to Seek Jersey Stakes Correlation May Have Nine* Opponents on Saturday in 0,000 Nine-Furlong Race By FRED GALIANI GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 25. — The road company of three-year-old racing stars moves to New Jersey this week end with the 13th running of the Jersey Stakes, at a mile and an eighth for 0,000 added. The cast of characters, which was assembled during the winter and spring in California, Florida and New York, has changed with every important stake running. After the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the fields for succeeding outstanding three-year-old stakes have dwindled. - Robert Lytles Correlation, beaten choice in the Derby and a -stirring second in the Preakness to Hasty Road, will head the field for Saturdays Jersey. According to Ty Shea, not more than 10 seem likely, at the moment, to start. While Correlation will be a stout choice Saturday, word from Belmont Park has it that Goyamo, who had loomed the chief contender, may have suffered a bowed tendon. A stall at Garden State Park was ordered for him on Sunday, but the colt was shipped to Belmont Park instead. Regarded as likely opponents for Correlation are Brookfield Farms I Geegee, Claiborne Farms Limelight, Llangollen Farms Ordained, Eddie OBriens Gaidar, Mrs. Ada L. Rices Ring King, Woodley Lane Farms Red Hannigan and Mrs. J. R. H. Thourons War of Roses. Trainer Tom Barry has three horses eligible, including Errard King, winner of the Experimental at Jamaica. Errard King suffered a quarter crack following that race and has been sidelined. He has returned to good form, but has not started since. This morning, Barry was noncommittal about the Jersey. "I might start Errard King," he answered. Barry also has Night Baker and Coastal Light for the race. The latter worked a mile in 1:42% breezing this morning. At this stage, the field is in a nebulous state. Previous stakes here have been well subscribed and the Delaware Valley, a sprint for three-year-olds, drew such a large list it had to be split. This South Jersey course is in an advantageous spot, because it is within easy vanning distance of both the New York and Maryland circuit. Owners and trainers can wait until a comparatively late date to make a decision. There are a number of lesser lights who can be considered candidates. Charles Lawrences Opera Light, who won his first start at a distance here Monday, may have earned a chance to start, while Winning Count, owned by W. Cat Partee, is also likely. The latter is a newcomer to the sport and paid 5,000 for Winning Count after he had finished second in the Arkansas Derby. The new acquisition for the Magnolia, Ark., owner ran second in his only start for the new owner, closing with determination. The Count Fleet colt worked »-» «and U ic/nued on page Forty-Eight | Sophomore Road Company Awaiting Jersey Stakes Continued from Page Six seven furlongs in 1:28% from the gate breezing "this a. m. The field for the Jersey will take more concrete shape by tomorrow and Thursday The Jersey, first run in 1942, has been won by some~good horses, including Lucky Draw, Double Jay, the worlds leading money winner, Citation; Palestinian and Royal Bay Gem. From 1948 to 1952, it was run at a mile ar * a quarter, but last year was restored to its present distance of a mile and an eighth. The weights vare determined by the amount of money won, which has usually been the custom, although in 1951 it was run under handicap conditions.

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