Display Captures Rich Preakness Stakes: Son of Fair Play--Cicuta Carries W. J. Salmons Colors to Victory; H. P. Whitneys Blondin Finishes Second and W. M. Jeffords Mars Third---Canter and Bagenbaggage the Disappointments---Large and Representative Crowd Present, Daily Racing Form, 1926-05-11


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DISPLAY CAPTURES RICH PREAKNESS STAKES Son of Fair PlayCicuta Carries W J Salmons Colors to Victory H P Whitneys Blondin Finishes Second and W M Jeffords Man Third Canter and Bagenbaggage the Disappointments Large and Representative Crowd Present BALTIMORE Md May 10 Display the good game son of Fair Play and Cicuta that races for Walter J Salmon after a long stretch battle with Harry Payne Whitneys Blondin was winner of the rich Preakness Stakes of the Maryland Jockey Club this afternoon Only a head separated the pair and right at their heels came Walter M Jef fords Mars with Dress Parade from the Glen Riddle Farm Stable the one to finish fourth fourthIt It was a great renewal of the famous old race and it was run off before one of the largest and most brilliant crowds that ever graced the old Pimlico coiirse The mile and threesixteenths was run in 159 and the race was worth 53625 to the winner Johnny Maiben rode in his best style to have Display the winner which together with Blondin handled by P Walls came from far back to score after having avoided all the early pace It was a second Preakness victory for the Salmon silks for Vigil won the 1923 renewal It also made a third score for trainer T J Healey who fitted Display for in addition to Vigil and Display he also sent Pillory to the I ost to win for Richard T Wilson in 1922 Governor Ritchie viewed the running from the stewards stand and after the finish he presented the Woodlawn vase to Mr Salmon SalmonBack Back of the three placed horses came Dress Parade Light Carbine Canter Color Ser ¬ geant a stablemate of Blondin Bagenbag ¬ gage with which E R Bradley had hoped to win Nichavo Rock Man Navigator Tim ma ra and Banton And that is the order in which they finished finishedThere There was a considerable delay at the post for which Canter was chiefly to blame Mars was also troublesome and in rearing he hung himself over the temporary inside rail that was built up for the start He did not seem to have suffered any serious injury from this accident But Canter in lashing about with his heels kicked Navigator and it may have had some effect on the formers showing showingROCK ROCK MAX SETS PACE PACEThe The start was a good one and it was Rock Man and Dress Parade that went out to set the pace Canter beginning from an outside position was right after them and Color Sergeant went to the first turn well up in his company but in such close quarters as to have scant racing room Blondin began slowly from an outside position while Dis ¬ play was also slow to be under way and Mars was another that left rather slowly slowlyThrough Through the back stretch Rock Man Dress Parade and Canter drew out to a long lead over the others in the field and for an in ¬ stant it seemed they would fight it out for the prize But not a one of the three would take back and all three soon felt the effects of the racing In the meantime Maiben was making his move with Display but it was not until rounding out of the back stretch that he was seen to mow down the ones back of the first three threeTurner Turner had called on Canter and a shout went up as the Maryland champion moved into the lead He had put away both Dress Parade and Rock Man apparently but it cost an effort Then as Display raced around Blondin was seen chasing after him and at a better pace than the Salmon colt but he had to go much further for he was making his run around the stretch turn turnCAXTKK CAXTKK TIUKS HAIUY HAIUYAn An eighth out Canter was through and there it was that Display showed in front but Blondin was right with him and through that last eighth it was a bitter fight fightStride Stride by stride the colts were locked but Display would not give an inch and Maiben kept him at his task until he was still a head to the good at the end Mars in the meantime had come with a burst of speed himself and he was right at the heels of the first two But Dress Parade after all of the pacemaking was coming again like a good game colt to bo fourth fourthCanter Canter had tired so badly in the stretch that he was far back at the finish and Bag onbaggage had scant excuse for after racing forwardly through the early stages he drop ¬ ped back badly when the real pinch came Rock Man was done for by his pacemaking and Navigator had cut scant figure in the running Nichavo was outrun all the way Banton ran a disapponting race to finish last However it was a great renewal of a great race raceDisplay Display was sent to Louisville in the same car with Bagenbaggage and it is expected that both Blondin and Color Sergeant will also make the trip It is not known defi ¬ nitely whether or not Canter will be sent to Kentucky As for Timmara there was noth ¬ ing in his race in the Preakness to warrant his trying for the Kentucky classic classicThe The opening race was a four and a half furlongs dash for maiden twoyearold colts tlinilitiinl on sixteenth i ige PREAKNESS TODISPLAY Continued from first page arid geldings It resulted in an easy victory for A C Bostwicks Casting a son of Trout beck and Tidy He raced the four and a Jialf furlongs in 54 to be winner by eight lengths while the time is the fastest of the meeting over the distance The start was good and Casting had something of a task because of his outside post position He was away well enough but was forced to race on the outside AValls rode him vigorously Jind at the threeeighths post drew his whip Casting was well clear when headed for home homeOver Over Lord raced forwardly but tired in an effort to catch the winner and Tommy Foster outstayed him to take second place while Hominy was fourth fourthIn In this race George Miller sent a hand ¬ some Canadianbred to the post in Mrs L A Livingstons Point of Honor a son of King ¬ ship Phantasma This fellow was plainly not up to a race but he is a slashing big chestnut of splendid conformation and should distinguish himself later in the season seasonThe The second race was a split of the first being another four and a half furlongs dash for twoyearolds colts and geldings In this H G Bedwells Foregone ran a good race to score over Long Joe from the Saga ¬ more Stable with the Glen Riddle Farms Dumpy being nosed out of third money by M J Gremens Math Foregone beginning well forced the pace throughout while Dumpy held a forward position until well into the stretch where he tired badly in the final eighth Both Long Joe and Math finished fast In this Samuel Tloss Arerdi gave a dismal exhibition but it could be attributed to his greenness He l ore out badly in the first turn and there was no part of the race when he settled down to a real racing stride though he closed some ground in the final quarter quarterThe The immense crowd began filing into the old track before noon in search of points of vantage and long before the horses were called to the post for the first race the infield was thrown open to take care of the crowd Cars were parked in every avail ¬ able space for a full half mile surrounding the track after they exhausted every avail ¬ able inch of the commodious provision made inside tfie grounds And never was there a more representative gathering on any race course Every section of the turf world VVJLS represented in the clubhouse paddock und on the lawns It was the lure of the Preakness that brought them from afar and never in the history of the old race was there better promise of a rare contest Be ¬ fore the running there were at least half a dozen in the field that had the staunchest supporters and it was agreed that never had there been more promise of a horse race from start to finish finishAmong Among the notables were Edward R Brad ¬ ley who watched the running from a club ¬ house box AVith his party was E G Schleider one of his associates in the Lou ¬ isiana Jockey Club of New Orleans During the forenoon rain threatened and there were a few intermittent showers but as the day wore on the sun struggled through the clouds and though clouds overhung the track nil afternoon it was a delightful day for tho big race with little or no breeze blowing and the track at its best bestThe The third twoyearold race of the day was n condition dash in which P H Faulconers swift running Meridian filly duplicated the performance of Casting by racing the four and a half furlongs in 54 She was home an easy winner from AValter J Salmons Northland while Tamiami Trail from the JJeacorn Manor Stable saved third from the Greentree Stables Lady Be Good GoodThis This made a fourth victory in five starts for Beatrice Noyes and the manner in which she disposed of her company suggested that she is by no means through winning races Chalmers had her away speedily and she never left the result seriously in doubt Northland was right after her in the early racing and Maiben had the colt under a slight restraint but when he shook him up the filly improved her pace to hold him perfectly safe safeSea Sea Moss was another that showed a be ¬ coming turn of speed to the stretch but there she tired badly and Tamiami Trail came into the argument while Lady Be Good also finished strongly stronglyIt It was Mrs R I Millers Roland that proved best in the third race at threequar ¬ ters W Munden saved ground with him all the way and timing his run cleverly had him going away at the end with Aragon from tho Joaquin Stable taking the place just a nose before E K Brysons Contract ContractAragon Aragon was the one to cut out most of the running though Munden was away well with Roland and in rather snug quarters on the inside insideContract Contract raced in second place but Roland was never worse than third then in the final eighth he slipped through to be winter by a half length lengthKnight Knight of Merci II was away fastest of ofall all but he had an outside position nul when whenhe he could not keep strides he quickly dropped droppedout out of the contention Foreland ran well hut hutIhe Ihe tired and the others cut little figure at snv time

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