Forty-Fifth Preakness Stakes Today: Omaha Outstanding Favorite of Field of Eleven Named to Start; Record Crowd Expected to Witness Attempt of Belair Stud Colt to Duplicate Sires Feat of Winning Both Derby and Preakness Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-11


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FORTYFIFTH PREAKNESS STAKES TODAY Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner Omaha Outstanding Favorite of Field of Eleven Named to Start Record Crowd Expected to Witness Attempt of Belair Stud Colt to Duplicate Sires Feat of Winning1 Winning1Both Both Derby and Preakness Stakes V BALTIMORE Md May 10 Ornaha lanky longstriding colt from William Woodwards Belair Stud remains a stanchly supported favorite as eleven crack threeyearolds were entered in the fortyfifth running of the 25000 Preakness Stakes at a mile and threesixteenths which will he run at the historic Hilltop course of the Maryland Jockey Club here to ¬ morrow A crowd likely to establish a new attendance record for the fixture will be drawn to this course chiefly to see the Belair Bullet cap his Kentucky Derby triumph with a Preakness victory and thus follow in the path of his sire Gallant Fox Burgoo King and Sir Barton the only three horses which have successfully rounded out the DerbyPreakness double score Omaha was on the track this morning un ¬ der jockey Willie Saunders who will ride him tomorrow The son of Gallant Fox just jogged over the strip and then was taken into the paddock to familiarize him with his surroundings The colt looks even better than he did before his Derby engagement commented trainer James Fitzsimmons He should not disappoint us usWhile While Omaha is held at even money in tha early odds lines the Calumet Farms Nellie Flag also receives considerable sup ¬ port This fleet western filly which was fourth in the Kentucky Derby has a royal chance to duplicate the 1924 Preakness vic ¬ tory of her dam Nellie Morse Trainer Bert Williams is confident that the Calumet miss will turn the tables on her rival from Belair BelairMarylanders Marylanders will pin their hopes upon Mrs Walter M Jeffords Commonwealth and Walter M Jeffords Firethorn the entry trained by Preston Burch BurchFIRETIIORN FIRETIIORN REGARDED HIGHLY HIGHLYProbably Probably Firethorn is the better regarded of the pair as is indicated in the overnight switch in riders Wayne D Wright being assigned to ride Firethorn instead of Com ¬ monwealth as originally stated and Charlie Rosengarten being given the mount on the latter latterTrainer Trainer William Hurley has secufed Ray ¬ mond Sonny Workman to ride E R Brad leys Boxthorn Mild surprise was experi ¬ enced when Bloodroot was added to the Bradley entry but the latter is considered a doubtful starter Another unlikely to start is W A Jones Furfiber This makes it ap ¬ pear that a field of nine ultimately vill go to the post postThough Though light showers fell early this morn ¬ ing the sun chased the clouds away throughout the day and indications are that bright warm spring weather will prevail for the race tomorrow The track should be lightning fast fastIf If eleven start the alue of the Preakneos Stakes to the winner will be 27350 with 2500 to second 1500 to third and 500 fo foufth The largest purse ever garnered b a Preakness winner was the 60000 earnea Continued on thirtyfirst page FORTYFIFTH PREAKNESS PREAKNESSSTAKES STAKES TODAY Continued from first page by H P Whitneys Victorian in 1928 In ad ¬ dition to the purse the winning owner will be presented with the historic Woodlawn Vase by Gov Harry Nice of Maryland With the exception of handling over 6001 000 on the days eight races parimutuel manager Mortimer M Mahony will have all three divisions beneath the grandstand open as well as the betting booths in the club ¬ house and paddock In addition Mahony will have open forty special windows where the Daily Double enthusiasts can purchase tickets from noon until 145 p m mMahony Mahony said this morning that he was confident a worlds record for a Daily Dou ¬ ble pool would be established tomorrow By closing the Daily Double windows a half hour before the days first race is run Mahony will be in a position to post in the center field where all can see right after the first race what each and every starter in the third race which is the second half of the Daily Double will pay should he or she win winAmong Among the notables to attend will be Vice President John N Garner LieutGov Frank Hayes of Connecticut Gov Harry W Nice of Maryland Mayor Howard W Jackson of Baltimore and numerous United States senators and congressmen The days ac ¬ tivities will be broadcast over Columbia and NBC chains chainsThe The Preakness was founded in 1873 to commemorate the first winner of the Din ¬ ner Party Stakes afterward known as the Dixie Stakes and was run continuously at Pimlico until racing temporarily ceased there in 1888 only to be revived in 1909 and featured annually thereafter to the present year yearAs As is well known Preakness was a bay horse bred and owned by M H Sanford sired by the immortal Lexington Bay Leaf and was named after a village in New Jer ¬ sey near which he was foaled It was a graceful compliment on the part of the Maryland Jockey Club to perpetuate his name in so efficient a manner and it is known the world over overThe The stake was a modest affair at first with only 1000 added distance one and a half miles but it attracted an excellent class of horses and resulted in many a stirring contest over Pimlicos popular course courseThe The initial contest for the Preakness was won by John F Chamberlins Survivor by Vandal dam by Lexington trained by A D Pryor of New Jersey and ridden by the effi ¬ cient George Barbee BarbeeAmong Among the subsequent winners of the Preakness up to 1889 when it was tempo ¬ rarily abandoned were such outstanding thoroughbreds as Tom Ochiltree Clover brook Knight of Ellerslie The Bard and Buddhist while George L Lorillard won it four years in succession with Duke of Ma ¬ genta Harold Grenada and Saunterer a noteworthy feat for even this unsurpassed stable and its able trainer R Wyndham Walden WaldenIn In 1909 the Preakness was revived with an added value of 5000 distance one mile which was lengthened to a mile and a fur ¬ long front 1911 to 1924 Since then the dis ¬ tance has been increased to one and three sixteenth miles In 1918 the amount of added money was increased to 15000 and owing to the large number of starters the stake was run in two divisions each with 15000 added A K Macombers War Cloud win ¬ ning the fi L and W E Applegates Jack Hare Jr the second ridden respectively by J Lof tus and C Peak PeakOther Other notable winners have been August Belmonts Watervale E F Whitneys Rhine Maiden the only filly with the exception of Bud Fishers Nellie Morse in 1924 to capture it J K L Ross Sir Barton Samuel D Riddles Man o War H P Whitneys Broomspun Bostonian and Victorian R T Wilson Jrs Pillory Gifford A Cochrans Coventry Walter J Salmons Display Belair Studs Gallant Fox and such recent vic ¬ tories as Mate Burgoo King Head Play and High Quest QuestSince Since 1917 the Woodlawn Vase has been added as an annual trophy to the Preak ¬ ness originally through the courtesy of Mr Thomas Clyde whose Short Hose won it twice in 1903 and 1904 This vase has an interesting history having been donated by Col R A Alexander of Kentucky to the Woodlawn Racing Association in 1860 as a challenge prize It numbers among its hold ¬ ers such great racers as Molly Jackson Idlewild Harry of the West Bramble Eole Miss Woodforrt Raceland Gold Heels and Advance Guard

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