Five Belmont Events Attract Stars: Carter Lures Bold Ruler, Gallant Man; Former on Toboggan List Also; Top Candidates for Peter Pan, Fashion, Acorn, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-09


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V Five Belmont Events Attract Stars Carter Lures Bold Ruler Gallant Man ManFormer Former on Toboggan List Also Top Candidates for Peter Pan Fashion ACorn ACornBy By DON FAIR FAIRJAMAICA JAMAICA L I N Y May 8 Belmont Park long worthy of its title Beautiful Belmont for its attractive surroundings today lived up to another nickname Home of Great Racing when the nomi ¬ nations for five of its stakes events were announced announcedThe The octet of added money events to be run at the big Elmont plant between May 15 and May 31 drew a total of 228 nomina ¬ tions including Wheatley Stables Bold Ruler and Ralph Lowes Gallant Man Both fouryearolds are slated to make their 1958 debuts in the stakes announced today by racing secretary Frank E Jimmy Kil roe roeBoth Both colts are among the 43 nominated for the 50000 Carter on Memorial Day which at 7 furlongs is the richest sprint in the land But Bold Ruler is expected to run prior to the holiday event eventTranner Tranner James Fitzsimmons is pointing the big son of Nasrullah for the 25000 Toboggan a 6furlong handicap down the Widener straightaway scheduled for May 17 the first Saturday of the 48day meet ¬ ing Gallant Mans trainer John Nerud has said that he hopes to have his Eng ¬ lishbred colt ready for the Carter on training alone aloneTwo Two Setbacks This Year YearBold Bold Ruler the Horse of the Year 1957 has been set back twice in his efforts to race in 1958 being forced to the sidelines by a splint prior to the Palm Bearch Handicap at Hialeah and then later at the same meeting by a twisted and filled ankle just before the running of the Widener WidenerGallant Gallant Man was also nominated for the rich Hialeah event but was declared when a foot ailment delayed his training Both colts have been on the work tab at Belmont recently and their trainers are more than satisfied with their charges at the moment momentThe The big event of the spring season at Belmont is of course the 100000 Belmont Stakes last and longest of the Triple Crown fixtures The historic 112 miles race will be having its ninetieth running on June 7 this year Nominations closed on February 15 but supplementaries are acceptable at a fee of 5000 until June 2 2Twentynine Twentynine older sprinters are due to be weighted against Bold Ruler for the Toboggan with KHroes poundage due May 12 opening day at the Elmont course Ex ¬ pected to be right up among the top weights with the Wheatley colt are such as Brookfield Farms pair of Itobe and Irate Bwamazon Farms Jovial Jove C Mahlon Klines Lofty Peak Edward Siravos Pine Echo Maurice Newtons Egotistical and Edward Seinfelds Decimal DecimalThe The largest number of nominations were received for the 25000 Peter Pan as 54 threeyearolds were named for the 1 18 miles handicap which leads up to the Bel ¬ mont Counterpoint High Gun and Gal ¬ lant Man came out of the Peter Pan which will be renewed on May 31 this year to try for the big one two weeks later laterThe The other races which closed on May 1 are the 15000 Fashion to be run on May 21 and which drew a nomination list of 50 twoyearold fillies for its 5 furlongs down the Widener Course and the 30000 Acorn Stakes scheduled for May 24 when the field will come from a list of 51 three yearold filly nominees

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