John Hernon Probable Maryland Derby Favorite: Stablemate Hoosier Honey Goes In Bed o Roses at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-01


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| ! ; ! j I , : I I I j ; I ; J I 1 I j 1 . j I j I 1 j ; j ; John Hernon Probable Maryland Derby Favorite Stablemate Hoosier Honey Goes In Bed 0 Roses at Jamaica LAUREL, Md., April 30.— John Hernon may complete a rare "double" for trainer Ray E. Vogelman Jr., when he goes post-ward as the probable favorite in Saturdays second running of the 5.000-added Maryland Derby at Laurel. Approximately 30 minutes before starter Eddie Blind dispatches ttu Derby field in Maryland, Roy R. Hunts Hoosier Honey, also trained by Vogelman. will have raced in Jamaicas Bed o Roses Handicap. The Baltimore trainer reached the decision to attempt the twin feats early today after watching Hoosier Honey under saddle on the track here. Hoosier Honey won the Firenze at Jamaica last fall and apparently is partial to the Long Island track. On Friday, Vogelman plans to gallop the Maryland-foaled John Hernon, a "bargain" claim of ,500 less than two months ago. He says the British Buddy three-year-old, who will carry 116 pounds with Raul Sterling in the mile and a sixteenth Derby, is coming up to his first stakes engagement in perfect condition. Waiting to thwart Vogelman s plans on the local scene are Mrs. Walter A. Edgars Nora Dares, co-highweight at 119 pounds and Nick Shuk; Tyson Gilpins Serendipity, 113, Bennie Green; Mrs. Jules Gomez Half Acre, 116, Harold Keene; Mary knoll Farms Poppy Jay, 116, Donald Nobrega; Danny Sheas Eager Beaver, 113, Henry Block; Joseph Serio Jr.s Dr. Herb, 119, Rocco Sisto, and Robert Claytons Wary Lad, 110, no rider named as yet. Vogelman plans to saddle Hoosier Honey, who was vanned to Jamaica this afternoon. He will have another trainer tighten the girth on his own John Hernon. In addition to the tie-in with the New York Handicap, Laurels Derby, like the Kentucky Derby, will feature a main con-| tender in a distaff racer. Nora Dares, winner of the Miss Maryland Stakes this year and the Blue Hen last summer, is the only filly in the local attraction. Silver Spoon will represent "her side" in the Louisville classic. Alec J. Bullocks Mickey Boy won the first edition of the Maryland Derr-v in 1:46 jover a "good" track. The colt, by Col. Mike from Furr Buckle, was bred by Mrs. George E. Brown Jr. Fair and warm is the weather forecast for Saturday, closing day of Laurels 28-I day spring meeting.

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