Loser Weeper Registers Easy Triumph in Dixie: Vanderbilt Homebred Shows Way to Double Brandy at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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. . — , Loser Weeper Registers Easy Triumph in Dixie Vanderbilt Homebred Shows Way To Double Brandy at Pimlico By PALMER HE AGERTY PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 13.— Receiving excellent treatment in the weights despite two recent stakes victories, Alfred G. Vanderbilts. Loser Weeper this afternoon scored an easy five-length victory under 108 pounds in the. 49th edition of the famed Dixie Handicap. Galloping to the wire under Nichols Combest, the strapping five-year-old Discovery horse turned in the exceptionally fast mile and three-sixteenths time of 1:56, which was juSt the fraction slower than the track standard established by Greentrees Capot in winning last years Preakness. Giving futile chase to the Vanderbilt colorbearer was Clarence Ewing Tuttles Double Brandy, who drove to the wire almost a length in advance of Brookmeade Stables Going Away, with" Mrs. E. duPont Weirs Royal Governor another half length behind. The public choice, Palatine Stables Chicle II., turned in a dull effort and finished seventh in the field of nine horses. Loser Weeper, who last week won the Valley Forge at Garden State and prior to that captured the Edward Burke Handicap at Havre de Grace, was a close second-choice and paid .00. Earns 8,450 Ideal spring weather prevailed for the Dixie program and a goodly gathering of 17,168 witnessed the highly interesting racing. Loser Weeper, in winning the stake, earned 8,450 of the 6,000 gross purse. Added to his earnings in the Burke and Valley Forge, he now has amassed 5,250, which puts him within striking distance of his 1949 figure. Royal Governor, a versatile sort rho was voted co-holder of the sprint championship last year, along with Woolford Farms Delegate, then proceeded to win Hialeahs Wid-ener Handicap during the winter, sprinted to the front in the run from the barrier, with Chris Rogers taking him under stout restraint. Loser Weeper created a mild surprise when he immediately took over the second position going by the stands, fol- Continued on Page Forty-One Loser Weeper Registers Easy Triumph in Dixie Vanderbilt Homebred Shows Way To Double Brandy at Pimlico Continued from Page One lowed by Bay eux and Slam Bang, who formed the C. Mahlon Kline entry. There was little change In -the running order until midway of the backstretch, where Bayeaux faded and Slam Bang took over the third position, with Double Brandy moving into the fourth slot. King Ranchs Curandero, who had dwelt at the start, and Chicle H., were well back, the latter trailing the field. Chickle II. possessed sufficient room to drive through along the inside of Magna Charta, but Johnny Gilberts urging was to no avail, and the South American-bred showed no desire to reach contention. Curandero did, however, seem set to rally, as did Going Away. The latters backers derived some satisfaction out of his rally, but Curandero faltered when set down. Loser Weeper, handling his feather assignment with apparent ease, wrested command from Royal Governor on the final elbow and rapidly drew clear, increasing his margin from two to five lengths while going easily through the final furlong. Royal Governor, once displaced, shortened stride and dropped back steadily, as first Double Brandy and then Going Away drove by him. Their challenges were ineffective, however, as far as the winners share of the spoils was concerned. Royal Governor finished in fourth position, followed by Curandero, Slam Bang, Chicle II., Magna Charta and Bayeux. Mrs. William. H. Labrots Balkan, an oversized son of Supremus — War Land, whe was regarded highly enough to have been made a supplemental entry to the rich Preakness at a cost of ,500, won his final prep race impressively In the Faultless Purse which preceded the feature. In winning his second race of the season, Balkan wore down Brookmeade Stables Ouija to triumph by a head in 1:11%. Third money went to G. A. Garretts Mistambo. The winner paid 4 and was ridden by Ronnie Nash.

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