Peterson in the Limelight: Rider Pilots Three Winners at Ak-Sar-Ben Field, including Victor of Feature Race, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-16


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PETERSON IN THE LIMELIGHT Eider Pilots Three Winners at Ak-Sar-Ben Field, Including Victor of Feature Bace. OMAHA, Neb., June 15. Jockey V. Peterson, Omahas leading rider, was very much in the limelight at Ak-Sar-Ben Field today. He piloted three of the first five winners, and all were good exhibitions of riding skill. It was his good saddle work that enabled his contract employers Down Town to score in the main race of the day, which was fifth on the program. Shasta King set the pace in this, with Down Town and Variation in close attendance, but when the stretch was reached Peterson saved ground with his mount and, hugging the rail in the stretch, landed him winner by a neck. Variation was second and Shasta King third. Summerlike weather prevailed and a good week-day crowd was in attendance. The track was again in the best of condition. Gold Bangle, with the colored jockey Price in the saddle, won the first race in a driving finish from Seth Lean. This pair dominated the running from the start and raced as a team through the stretch, with the winner proving the gamer. Imperial was third. Good Will showed greatly improved form and took the second race with ease from a cheap band. Sheepshead Bay took the third from a large field of two-year-olds. He raced close to Kenneys, the pacemaker, to the stretch, then wore her down. Kenneys was second and Bonnie Marguerite, the favorite, third. John A. Scott Jr. was the best of the band that met in the fourth race. Every horse entered had earned brackets previously at the meeting and the wagering in the event was brisk. The winner went to the front soon after the start and lasted to beat Baleful by a narrow margin. Bonnie Lizzie was a fast-going third. In the third race Saturday Realist was claimed by C. C Crawford for ,000.

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