How Being Considered as Belmont Probable: Time and Circumstances Will Decide, If Filly is to Start, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-09


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How Being Considered As Belmont Probable Time and Circumstances Will Decide/ if Filly Is to Start BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y.f June 8. — "Time and the circumstances will decide," trainer Horatio Luro said today when asked if Herman Delmans Kentucky and Coaching Club American Oaks winner, How, would go postward in the Belmont Stakes. "That means youre not saying no," the senor was prodded. "I am not saying no," Luro agreed, "but it is as I said and the only thing I can say, time and the circumstances will decide if we run the mare." Reminded that How is not in the Delaware Oaks and is conspicuously lacking in stakes engagements, Luro said, "but of course. I did not get the mare until June when most of the stakes had closed and she came to me with the word that she might win a little jace in New York." You left Luro with the definite impression that How was a probable candidate for the 00,000 Belmont, in which she will be asked to go a mile and a half against the leading colts. How won the CCA Oaks at a mile and three furlongs, going away, and Eddie Arcaro said after that race that she could have gone any distance. The first running of the Belmont, back in 1867, was won by a filly, F. Morris -Ruthless at Jerome Park. The first edition of the state at Belmont, also went to a filly, Harry Payne Whitneys Tanya. Those are the only members of the so-called weaker sex to score in the classic, but very few have tried. Arcaro, who has ridden How in most of .her races and scored his first CCA Oaks victory on her last week, is previously committed to ride Battlefield in the Belmont and would only be available for the daughter of Princequillo in the event that the colt runs so poorly in tomorrows Peter Pan that he is withdrawn from the longer and richer stake. This is an unlikely prospect. However, Arcaros possible availability may be one of the "circumstances" to which Luro was referring.

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