Here and There on the Turf: Displays Preakness.; Failure of Canter.; Salmon as a Breeder.; Pompey and Bubbling Over., Daily Racing Form, 1926-05-12


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Here and There on the Turf Displays Preakness Failure of Canter Salmon as a Breeder Pompey and Bubbling Over Display by hb well earned victory in the running of the rich Preakness Stakes at Pim lico on Monday qualified handsomely for the Kentucky Derby Blondin by his magnificent rush through the stretch to be beaten only a head for the race proved his Darby worth and Mars which was third is deserving of a try for the Kentucky race Dress Parade proved himself a colt of both speed and game ness though it is doubtful if he had a complete Preakness Stakes preparation and Light Car ¬ bine raced well and finished with excellent speed No real excuse could be offered for Canter unless it is that he was not up to such a race lie appeared to be sour while at the post and was many pounds away from the Canter of last fall when he beat Bubbling j Over in winning the Pimlico Futurity Color Sergeant has a bit of an excuse when he was in close quarters on the first turn turnNext Next came Bagenbaggnge in the order of the finish and no excuse could be offered for Mr Bradleys colt He was in a good position from the start and failed utterly to respond when called on and that when well within striking distance of the leaders Nichavo did not show enough to warrant the belief that he is of good class Rock Man demonstrated that he is not a stayer Navigator was kicked while at the post by Canter and that is a possible excuse for his showing Timmara was pretty conclusively exploded as a Derby possibility and Bantons race was so utterly bad that he will have to be forgotten until he comes back on some other occasion occasionThis This is just a brief summing up of the Preakness Stakes It must be admitted that it was a race that was singularly free from interference and it must also be admitted that the most talked of colts before the running Canter Bagenbaggage Dress Parade and Rock Man were absolutely free from any interference and enjoyed plenty of racing room at all times in the running of the race Walter J Salmon is to be congratulated in having taken two races for the Preakness Stakes for his Vigil was the winner in 1923 and Thomas J Healey is to be congratulated over having sent three of the most recent winners to the post for in addition to Vigil and Display is was Healey who trained Richard T Wilsons Pillory the winner of the 1922 renewal But the victory of Display meant more to Mr Salmon than the victory of Vigil for he bred the son of Fair Play and Cicuta CicutaAfter After the running of the race Mr Salmon with pardonable pride said Remember he is a homebred The New York turfman also answering congratulations continued There were three things which made Display win They were Fair Play condition and Johnny Maiben It was intimated that heart had something to do with the victory and his re ¬ ply was I said that when I said Fair Play PlayIt It was a pretty compliment to the great sire of his colt Tom Healey his trainer and to Johnny Maiden his jockey jockeyMany Many have been on the turf longer than Walter J Salmon but there is no more ardent devotee of the turf and no more careful stu ¬ dent not only of racing but of breeding JIc has had a full measure of reward from the turf with the Futurity of 1920 won by Step Lightly and a double score in the Preakness Stakes to say nothing of various other inv portant races that many another turfman has coveted for many a year yearBut But Mr Salmon is entitled to a full measure of success for the manner in which he came to the turf First as a liberal buyer of Ameri ¬ can stock he quickly determined to breed his own horses He went into the English market and made many notable purchases of the best matrons obtainable His theory and it surely seems a sound one was to devote his attention and his wealth to mares and depend upon the many stallions that were available In this manner he has not become wedded to any one particular sire and with his close study of suitable crosses he has obtained results resultsDisplay Display is a shining example of his theories and Display is a colt that bids fair to go far along the path of fame After Maiben had ridden Display to victory he told of a trait of the colt that has been peculiar to some other good horses It is that once he has a horse beaten he will not draw away from him but rather be content just to keep him beaten beatenMaiben Maiben has ridden the son of Fair Play in several races and winning margins have been narrow but only narrow according to his jockey for the reason that Display once he has hb head in front is content to hold that ad ¬ vantage and match any move of the horse that races alongside alongsideWhen When Blondin came with his threatening rush in the Preakness Stakes it seemed in ¬ evitable that he would head Display but the son of Fair Play matched his rush but just matched it sufficiently to keep the son of Broomstick beaten The two colts were virtu ¬ ally locked all through the final sixteenth and on the Maiben theory Display would have raced a mile and a half if needed and still hb head would be in front but he would be no further away awayAnd And while extolling Display it must not be forgotten that Blondin ran a truly good race himself He had been so far back of the leaders throughout the early racing thai he had hada a world of ground to riiake up and it1 be ¬ came necessary for him to go outside of half a dozen horses on the stretch turn He ran yards farther than anything else in the race and the way he ran his last quarter stamped him as strictly a high class colt Both Display and Blondin as well as Mars the three placed horses in the Preakness Stakes still have Pompey and Bubbling Over to con ¬ tend with before they climb higher than the Preakness Stakes of thb year but they have earned the light to try with the best bestOn On twoyearold form Dbplay Blondin and Mars could hardly be compared with Pompey and Bubbling Over but Canter on that form surely belongs right up with these two great colts and they have given him a sound beating Thus unless as appears Canter is far away from hb form of last year the three placed Lorses in the Preakness Stakes belong with Pompey and Bubbling Over OverThe The Preakness Stakes was not a swiftly run race but it was a great race and what was particularly impressive was the manner in which Dbplay Blondin and Mars finbhed while Dress Parade himself may be depended upon to be right up with the best of them with a bit more seasoning

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