Pimlico Inaugurates 12-Day Meeting: Preakness Renewal Climax on May 17, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-05


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Pimlico Inaugurates 12-Day Meeting HERMAN COHEN— President of the Maryland Jockey Club, operators of the Pimlico Race Course, to which point the Maryland racing scene shifts on Monday. Preakness Renewal Climax on May 17 Pine Tree and Quarter Deck Among Ten Shifty Sprinters Scheduled to Clash Monday By PALMER 1IEAGERTY PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 3. — Tha Maryland racing scene shifts to historic Pimlico race course Monday, when tha Maryland Jockey club begins a 12-day meeting to be climaxed by the 82d running of the 00,000 Preakness on May 17. The fact that Pimlico will be offering its 138th meeting is remarkable in Kself, the plant having been threatened annually with abandonment for the past decade. The Preakness, with its attending festivities, will by no means be the lone attraction of the 12-day session. Other added money fixtures scheduled to be renewed are the 5,000 added Dixie Handicap, on the first Saturday, the 0,000 added Black Eyed Susan on Wednesday, May 14 and the 0,000 added Mr. Fitz Handicap on Preakness eve. | Mondays opening day card at Pimlico features the ,500 Baltimore Spring Purse, which was substituted for the scheduled t handicap. Among the 10 speedy entrants I . in the 6 furlongs affair are Pine Theme, Quarter Deck, Sand Boy, Golden Sun, Tee Shirt, Copper Kettle, Arrant Bully, Woodlands, Finlandia and Lord Jeep. There are two couplings in the group. Quarter Deck and Golden Sun, who represents Christiana Stable — Mrs. Eben H. Ellison Jr. and the L. E. Jones-Mrs." A. Bentley team of Copper Kettle- and Finlandia. Governor Proclaims Preakness Week Gov. Theodore McKeldin, of Maryland, has proclaimed the period of May 12 through May 17 as "Preakness Week" throughout the state. Preakness day, as fax as those who will make up the crowd the day of the race, begins at 9:30 a. m. when the gates will be thrown open. Festivities will continue throughout the day. Included among the probabilities for the Preakness itself are, among others. Calumet Farms Tim Tam, Maine Chance Farms Jewels Reward and Silky Sullivan, the west coast sensation who races for the partnership of Tom Ross and Philip Klip-stein. Then, too, any possible surprise Derby development also will be headed for the Maryland area, conditions of the race stipulating that supplementary nominations can be made as late as Wednesday, May 7, at a cost of ,500. The Black Eyed Susan is the filly counr terpart of the Preakness and among the nominees is Mrs. C. Ulrick Bays Idun, undefeated filly champion of last year. This miss broke the great Top Flight when she went postward eight times and gained the major share of the_purse on each occasion, establishing a "new earnings record for juveniles of 20,955. Another prominent prospect* is Cornelius V. Whitneys Bug Brush, winner of yesterdays Kentucky Oaks. Turf specialists receive their major opportunity in the. Dixie, which will be run for the 57th time. Among the leading eli-gibles are Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Promised Land, Brookmeade Stables Oligarchy, Alfred G. Vanderbilfs Find and Louis Rowans Spinney. The Mr. Fitz Handicap is the newest event on the Pimlico stakes agenda and honors trainer Jim Fitzsimmons. This race, too, is at 1 3-16 miles on the main track-and will be run on Friday, May 16. Nominees include Roy Faircloths team of Sharpsburg and Liberty Sun, a pair of former Calumet thoroughbreds. Each has distinguished himself this season with victories, with Sharpsburg coming back from his Capitol Handicap victory to drop a close decision to One-Eyed King in the Lincoln Special.

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