All Riders Scored In Classic Before: Dodson Only One of Quartet Who Hasnt Ridden Winners Of Triple Crown Races, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-15


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All Riders Scored In Classic Before BeforeDodson Dodson Only One of Quartet Who Hasnt Ridden Winners Of Triple Crown Races RacesPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 14 While the field for the seventysecond run ¬ ning of the Preakness Stakes will number only four thoroughbreds each of the three yearolds will have the services of an ex ¬ perienced rider who has a previous victory to his credit in Marylands historic mile and threesixteenths fixture As a matter of fact the four saddlesmiths Arcaro Saunders Mehrtens and Dodson all but Dodson has been astride winners of racings Triple Crown races racesTo To concentrate first on Eddie Arcaro who will be the heavy choice to capture to ¬ morrows renewal of the Preakness with Citation we go back to 1941 for his pre ¬ vious victory That year Arcaro handled the destinies of Calumet Farms Whirl away who under the conditioning of Ben Jones won the Kentucky Derby Preakness and Belmont and for some time was Amer ¬ icas leading money winner winnerWillie Willie iSmokey Saunders who has rid ¬ den Bovard in each of his 1948 races and will again be in the irons when the Preak ¬ ness field parades postward tomorrow was winner of the Triple Crown with Omaha in 1935 The steadyrunning Omaha who sported the silks of William Woodwards Belair Stud had his rivals going in circles that year and earned Saunders undying fame fameIntroduced Introduced by Max Hirsch HirschA A more recent saddle deyelopment is Warren Mehrtens who was introduced by Max Hirsch and still is under contract to that popular conditioner Mehrtens who rides Better Self tomorrow handled Assault when that stalwart knocked off the Triple Crown races but was later replaced when it was found that Arcaro fit the son of Bold Venture like the proverbial glove gloveDoug Doug Dodson the former Calumet Farm rider and the leading moneywinning jockey last year when his mounts earned 1429949 during the twelvemonth span will have the leg up on Vulcans Forge generally regarded as the outsider in the Preakness field Dodson will be attempting to complete a consecutive double in the Preakness for he was the successful rider last year when Faultless beat On Trust and Phalanx PhalanxShould Should Dodson accomplish the feat it will mark the first time a rider has been able to ride two consecutive winners since Freddie Taral rode Assignee and Belmar in 1894 and 1895 at Gravesend course oper ¬ ated by the Brooklyn Jockey Club Riders credited with doubles all in consecutive years over the Pimlico track are C Hollo way in 1877 and 78 W Hughes in 1879 and 80 and W Costello in 1881 and 82

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