Steger To Kings Blue By Nose In Thriller: Nips War Minstrel on Wire After Long Duel With Denemark Racer--Crowd of 15,000 at Crete Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-09


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STEGER TO KINGS BLUE BY NOSE IN THRILLER THRILLERNips Nips War Minstrel on Wire After AfterLong Long Duel With Denemark Racer Crowd of 15000 at Crete Oval OvalCRETE CRETE 111 June 7 In one of the most spirited finishes to feature this meeting Huntley Shers Kings Blue just got up to snatch victory from Mrs Emil Dene marks War Minstrel in the last stride of the 5000 added Steger Handicap which featured the weekend program at Lincoln Fields The sixyearold son of Blue Larks ¬ pur Sunny Queen who is owned by Wil ¬ liam J Huntley and Jacob Sher owners of the West Florida Kennel Club track in Miami was accounting for the most im ¬ portant score of his career when he un ¬ corked the drive which carried him to victory and thrilled the gathering of close to 15000 racing fans which turned out for the afternoon of sport sportMrs Mrs William C Stroubes Exarch and French Lick Springs Stables Yale ONine staged a stout battle for the show award well back of the first two with the Texas owned colt earning the verdict by a length The winner turned the seven furlongs asked of the field which contested the eleventh running of this stake in the fair time of 126 in spite of the fact that a strong wind was blowing down the stretch which caused the fields in all the races to back up when they hit that point pointAn An outsider in the wagering in spite of the fact that he displayed a good effort while qualifying for this race Kings Blue paid 1340 in the mutuels to those who sup ¬ ported him as he accounted for his seventh victory in sixteen starts and finished in the money for the eleventh time The 4410 which was his end of the purse parleyed his earnings for the year to 10625 STAYS CLOSE TO PACE PACEJack Jack Richard who rode the winner always had that son of Blue Larkspur close to the pace established by War Minstrel Going into the far turn he had to take up Kings Blue when the Denemark gelding took the rail but not enough to throw his mount off stride and he was never far off War Minstrel at any time Through the stretch he called upon the Miamiowned colt and Kings Blue responded in excellent fashion to successfully accomplish his as ¬ signment poundsLikewise under the burden of 112 pounds Likewise War Minstrels effort was an excellent one The Royal Minstrel gelding displayed speed in taking the track out of the gate and was just short of victory victoryThe The Woolford Farms Joe Schenck who was made the favorite over the Lexbrook Stables Potranco had no excuses The son of Insco was well placed and Yarberry had him on the outside of the field in the theContinued Continued on fifth page KINGS BLUE WINS STEGER BY NOSE OVER WAR MINSTREL MINSTRELThrills Thrills Big Crowd at Crete by Getting Up in Final Stride StrideContinued Continued from first page middle of the track when he called upon him through the front lane Around the turn for home Potranco was in third place behind War Minstrel and Kings Blue but the top weight of 125 pounds appeared to be too much for him as he never displayed enough speed to menace the leaders at any time and was dropping back in the final drive driveCherriko Cherriko who won her last outing over this track came right back to win her sec ¬ ond straight event here and her fourth race of the year in the opening event of the card The Balko filly was always close up and dis ¬ posed of the favored Miss Beeville through the stretch to complete the six furlongs in 115 in handy fashion An outsider in the wagering Cherriko who races for John L Sullivan of Texas paid 27 in the mutuels Rusty Gold closed ground through the stretch to annex second money Hover was running over horses through the stretch but Adams delayed too long with his bid bidDropping Dropping down in class and showing im ¬ proved form Brink Carrs Clayville ac ¬ counted for the second race of the day Mov ¬ ing around horses as the field bunched together going into the far turn the gelded son of Granville took over with no great difficulty and quickly disposed of his opposi ¬ tion Through the final sixteenth he had three lengths in his favor and was racing along in handy fashion to turn the mile asked of these 1000 to 1250 platers in 142 The second outsider in a row to score Clay ¬ ville paid 1840 Veiled Prophet moved with the winner to earn second money well in advance of Mrs A M Creechs Gay Elf Mrs Lonnie Copenhavers Onugo closed ground through the stretch to finish fourth Gay Elf likewise came from far back while saving ground on the rail after having to take up when the winner moved at the far turn turnFAVORITES FAVORITES IN ECLIPSE ECLIPSEThe The favorites continued to go down In the third race a one mile event for older horses with 1000 to 1250 price tags when Benja ¬ min E Listers Five o Five romped to an easy victory over the one mile asked of this field The bay daughter of Clock Tower Janey Lee was chalking up her first win since 1939 when she reeled off the distance in 140 Only scattered support showed for as she returned 2720 for 2 Third to get away at the start the Rhode Island filly was rushed right up to the lead by apprentice Nell Boyce and took over the lead from Charming Sudie Morris Vehons Tiger Teddy raced well to pick up second money although never menacing to the winner Mrs M E Martins Conville saved ground to be third in advance of The Anvil The latter made an early bid but through the stretch was dropping back rapidly Fa ¬ vored in the wagering Hills Palm was never a factor factorThe The fourth race a fivefurlong special weights event for maiden twoyearolds turned out to be nothing but a romp for Stroube Collins Teco Tack as she gradu ¬ ated in her debut far in advance of Charlton Clays Reserved The favored Phara OMar finished third in front of A N Gelbs New Glory The winning daughter of Hard Tack Teco stepped off the distance in 103 and paid 640 after taking the lead shortly after the break and never surrendering it Be ¬ hind the winner the field was pretty well bunched until the final drive driveKENTOWN KENTOWN ON TOP AGAIN AGAINDaniel Daniel B Midkiffs Kentown accounted for his second victory in three starts at the meeting when he was under a drive through the stretch to withstand the challenge of Shady Brook Farms Brutus and T D Nashs Searcy Forwardly placed to the threeeighths pole the winning son of James ¬ town overtook the pacesetting Liberio to take over the lead turning into the stretch and finished stoutly under a strenuous drive to earn brackets while obviously tired Ken town was timed in 128 and paid 47 to his scattered supporters Brutus was racing wide all the time and was overhauling the win ¬ ner through the final sixteenth In annex ¬ ing third money Searcy was all over the race track before Mills found racing room for him in the stretch Bitter Ender a son of Blue Larkspur Bon Voyage was the first horse to start in the E R Bradley silks in Chicago thus far this season but was a little short and tired after showing some speed turning for home Jockey R L Hightshoe who suffered a broken collarbone In a fall here more than two weeks ago plans to visit his family in Omaha before resuming riding in about two

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