Hoop Jr. Journeys to Preakness Site; Martian Outgames Juke Box by Nose: Pavot, Polynesian Also Go to Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-12


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Hoop Hoop Jr. Jr. Journeys Journeys to to Preakness Preakness Site; Site; Martian Martian Outgames Outgames Juke Juke Box Box by by Nose Nose *Pavot, Polynesian Also Go to Pimlico Derby Victor May Meet Four Of Vanquished Foes Again; Release Weights for Dixie BALTIMORE, Md., June 11.— Preparations for the reception of the Preakness candidates and release of weights for the Dixe Handicap highlighted activities at the Maryland Jockey Club today, as plans went forward for Saturdays gala program which includes five stakes. Stalls had been bedded down for a half dozen three-year-olds scheduled to come East for the fifty-fifth Preakness Saturday, with indications that three or four others will be on hand when the time comes to decide the issue in the mile and three-sixteenths number. F. W. Hoopers Hoop Jr.. winner of the Derby in easy style through the Churchill Downs mud last Saturday, was reported en route to Pimlico with his proud owner, the Jacksonville. Fla., sDortsman. ridine in the car with the colt who gained undying famp in the "Run for the Roses" at Col. Matt Winns picturesque Kentucky plant. Also expected from the Blue Grass region were Mrs, W. G. Lewis Darby Dieope, third in the Derby; Christiana Stables Alexis. E. R. Bradleys Burning Dream and C. S. Howards Sea Swallow. Status of Bymeabond Due in today from New York were W. M. Jeffords Pavot and Polynesian from the stable of Mrs. P. A. B. Widener. This pair will create a great deal of interest in the Preakness since they did not match speed with Hoop Jr. in the Derby. Status of J. K. Houssels Bymeabond was somewhat unsettled for. tfhile Kentucky reports had him heading for the Santa Anita Derby later this month. Pimlico officials said they had had a request for a stall for him and had had no cancellation of that request. Trainer Ben Jones announcement at Louisville that Calumet Farms Pot o Luck will pass up the Preakness was received with regret here, for the Calumet horses always are favorites of Marylanders and many had expressed the belief that on a Continued on Page Twenty-Eight . Hoop Jr. Preakness-Bound; Pavot Journeys to Pimlico Continued from Page One fast track Pot o Luck may have had a good chance to reverse the finish with Hoop Jr. Of the four stakes which will support the Preakness on the Saturday card, the most imoortant is the 0,000 Dixie, at a mile and three-sixteenths, and C. J. McLennan s weights for this feature have been eagerly awaited. McLennan put Greentree Stables Devil .Diver, winner of Saturdays Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont, at the top of his weights under 132 pounds. Other weights for the Dixie assigned by McLennan were Spangled Game, 117; Al-fios, 110; Gay Bit, 108; Dare Me. 107; Me-gogo, 118; Great Rush, 110; He Rolls, 116; Salto. 110; Olympic Zenith. 104: Rounders, 118; Stymie, 119; Momo Flag, 108; Professor Lee, 114; Alex Barth, 121; Harford, 117; New Moon, 115; Bon Jour, 124, and Lord Calvert, 113. President. Henry A. Parr III., of the Maryland Jockey Club, revealed that racing on Preakness Day will begin at 1 oclock but that there will be variations in the usual "half hour" schedule of events in order to get broadcasts of both the Dixie | and the Preakness on the air at the time J available. While the complete order of stakes for the day has not been completed, it is known that the Oaks will be the fourth I race at 2:40 p. m., the Dixie will be fifth at 3:23 p. m. and the Preakness sixth on the card, with a scheduled post of 4:12 p. m.

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