Citation, Four Stablemates Go East: Decide Not to Send Coaltown On to Pimlico for Preakness; Derby Victor Leaves Downs In Excellent Shape; Will Send Fervent After Dixie, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-05


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C i tat i o n Four S t a bl e hi at es Go East Decide Not to Send Coaltown On to Pimlico for Preakness Derby Victor Leaves Do yns In Excellent Shape Will Send Fervent After Dixie DixieCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 4 Citation Calumet Farms brilliant colt who so cleverly accounted for the sev entyfourth Kentucky Derby here last Sat urday headed a shipment of five thorough ¬ breds from the Warren Wrightowned sta ble here this morning that is destined for Eimlico Citation will continue his quest for Triple Crown honors in the Preak tness Stakes and his traveling companions oh the Maryland jaunt are Fervent Free America and the twoyearbids Good End ing and Our Snick Af ter a lengthy conference late last night ytith owner Wright general manager trainei1 Benjamin A Jones of Calumet feached a decision relative to Fervent a nominee for the Dixie Handicap and Free America who is regarded as one of the best threeyearolds in the Jonescondi tibned establishment It was also decided not to send the speedy Coaltown who ran second to Citation in the Derby to Pimlico Citation a steady individual at all times was loaded in a van and taken to the rail road chute at 10 aPm The son of Bull Lea and Hydroplane H made a grand appear ¬ ance and looked to be in excellent shape after his gruelling Derby prep and his race in the one mile and onequarter classic Fervent and Free America also looked good as they were led from the Churchill Downs quarters while Good Ending who shipped r here f rom Maryland with Citation and pur Snick a promising juvenile moved into the express car like seasoned veterans veteransPierson Pierson Gets Dixie Mount immediately after the Calumet thorough bredsrwere propertly loaded Jones stated that jockey Newbold Leroy Pierson will leave Lxmisville on Friday for Pimlico Pier son who rode Fervent to a game triumph in Keenelands Ben AH Handicap is to have the mount on the Calumet stalwart in the Dixie according to Jones Pierson will return to Churchill Downs after filling that engagement and rejoin the Calumet division now stabled at the local course In the meantime at the Downs E H J Shaw supervised the transfer of the 14 thoroughbreds who are to carry Mrs John Faysbn Adams jsilki on the Metropolitan pircuit this season Grandpere Mrs Adams Derby starter is the top performer in the Californiaowned stable along with the theigood igood handicap racer Burning Dream DreamTomorrow Tomorrow morning W L Branns Esca dru Benjamin F Whitakers My Request and C A ONeil Jrs Galedo are to be shipped to New Yo k Escadru did not run his best form in the Derby and My Request finished third in the big event Galedo did hot start in the Derby after he raced disappointinglys in the Derby Trial and he will be vanned from Belmont Park to Gar ¬ den State Park after his arrival at the New York track While no definite decision has been made on My Requests Preakness status trainer Jimmy Conway of the Whitaker forces will see Just how his charge ships before announcing whether or not the Texas X wned colt will accept in the Maryland test Edward Christmas who conditions Escadru stated before his departure that the Brann colorbearer will not go in the Preakness and that the colts next impor ¬ tant engagement will be the Belmont Stakes Other than the five horses Calimiet shipped to Maryland the remainder of the powerful stable isto be campaigned at Churchill Downs until the close of the spring meeting on May 15 Just whether the Wright thoroughbreds will be sent to Washington Park for the Lincoln Fields i season or transferred direct to Arlington Park has not yet been definitely settled settledPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 4 General manager Ben Jones statement from Kentucky to the effect that Coaltown would hot accompany Citation here for the tunning thetunning of the historic Preakness has proved encouraging to trainers of horses eligibfe for the Maryland Jockey Clubs mile and threesixteenths fixture who would much rather worry about one horse than two While Citation proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is the better of the two colts it is quite obvious that owners and gainers of the other sophomores would prefer to run against Citation alone rather than hook up again with the Calumets onetwo punch In announcing that Coal town would not make the trip Irorri the Blue Grass country the elder Jones added that should an emergency arise Coaltown could be here in time to carry the Warren Wright silks silksNo No word is expected from J P Conway trainer p Ben F Whitakers My Request concerning his charges Preakness status Until next reek and ij wasreporteo from Churchill Downs yesterday that E A Christmas Escadrus conditionerr is hot likely to start that colt in the Pimlico event preferring torest him a couple of weeks before pointing him for the BelmoQt stakes stakesAnother Another addition to the probable Preak ¬ ness field was revealed today when word was received from New York that Cornelius V Whitneys Mount Marcy would arrive here the end of the week This lightly cam ¬ paigned colt a son of Mahmoud Maud Muller finished in the runnerup position behind My Request in the Wood Memorial at Jamaica and has earned another oppor ¬ tunity with topnotchers It is quite prob ¬ able that Mount Marcy will be tested in Mondays Survivor Stakes before a definite announcement is forthcoming regarding his Preakness potentialities potentialitiesStill Still another expected to take a crack at Citation in the second of racings Triple Crown events is King Ranchs Better Self who was runnerup to the Calumetcolt in the Pimlico Futurity here last fall Better Self after winning the Paumonok early in the New York season was unable to cope with My Request in both Experimental and was denied a trip to Kentucky KentuckyNor Nor are the above campaigners expected to complete the Prealmess field for definite word also arrived from N ew York that Wil ¬ liam Helis Salmagundi would strive for fame and glory in this years Preakness Salmagundi has been rather disappointing in his eastern races this spring but recent morning trials indicate thatJie has again attained the form which carried him to an extremely impressive victory in the Santa Anita Derby this winter Bomar Stables Piet and S W Labrot Jrs Bovard are also possibilities for the richest of Marylands numerous added money events Both will star in todays Ral Parr atsjx furlongs with Bovard likely to use the mile and a sixteenth Survivor on Monday as his final stepping s one Piet was not nominated for the Survivor SurvivorOwners Owners who will be represented in the closingday fixture will have the hono of winning the Preakness and defeating Cita ¬ tion as their foremost and possibly only thought However as the old saying goes the 20000 second money aint hay

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