Unity Is Keynote at NARC Convention; Shot Put Earns First Purse of Season: Qualifies Nicely For Downs Stake; Mrs. Evans Router Stages Usual Stretch Charge to Whip Ponty and Ubiquitous, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-12


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Unity Is Keynote at NARC Convention Shot Put Earns First Purse of Season Qualifies Nicely For Downs Stake StakeMrs Mrs Evans Router Stages Usual Stretch Charge to Whip Ponty and Ubiquitous UbiquitousLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 11 The one ¬ time marathon champion Shot Put regis ¬ tered his first victory of the year when he defeated four other older performers in the mile Bardstown Purse at Churchill Downs this afternoon The veteran son of Chance Shot owned by Mrs Marie Evans found the muddy racing strip to his partic ¬ ular fancy and in running the eight fur longs in 141 he won by a length and a half i iMrs Mrs Frances D Scullys Ponty was sec ¬ ond to complete the distance and C N Finchs Ubiquitous was third Mrs F J Hines Gold Teddy who finished fourth and H H Atkins Bescar were the only other starters startersShot Shot Put ridden by Ferril Zufelt was a dead last for more than a half mile but he moved fast after that A furlong from the wire he still was in fourth place but he was lapped on those in front of him and he put them away in short order in the final eighth eighthPrep Prep for Kentucky Handicap Todays engagement served as a prep for the Kentucky Handicap which will feature the final program here on Saturday and on the strength of his victory Shot Put is certain to rule one of the choices choicesPonty Ponty made all the pace here and after fiveeighths stood a hard drive He battled on when called upon but Shot Put was a little too much for him In taking the place he beat Ubiquitous the favorite a half length Gold Teddy who also dis ¬ played excellent early speed was another half length back in fourth place at the wire wireBescar Bescar dropped back fast after a half mile and at the end he was more than 20 lengths from the winner winnerAs As second choice to Ubiquitous Shot Put paid 680 for 2 2Best Best of the other races today was the Versailles Claiming Purse a sixfurlong sprint staged as the sixth event and it resulted in victory for Mrs Emil Dene marks Last Gold who also is pointing for Saturdays stake He was last to leave the start but finished strongly and at the end F A Smith had him an front by a length and threequarters Little Kiss took the place position with the heavily supported Three Percent running third The latter set a fast pace but quit badly in the last eighth He ran the first quarter in 23 and the half mile in 4T a pace from which Last Gold came from behind to cover the threequarters in 114 114The The colors of LieutCol C V Whitney Continued on Page Five Shot Put Earns Initial Purse of Year at Downs DownsWhips Whips Ponty With Stretch Charge To Qualify for Kentucky Handicap HandicapContinued Continued from Page One Onewere were seen in front for the first time this meeting when his twoyearold Pukka Gin took the Hamburg Place Purse fivefur ¬ long third race for juveniles Charley Swain sent the Whitney youngster to the front soon after the break and he held his rivals safe all the way winning with two and a half lengths to spare Jezrahel was always closest to the winner while S S Grier was third after racing very wide all the way wayLess Less fashionable horses provided the ac ¬ tion in the other earlier races The open ¬ ing event at se en furlongs went to Miss Elizabeth Grimes Zorro ridden by M N Gonzalez and the second contested over the same ground fell to Nancys Baby owned by Laura Froelich and piloted by J DeLucia Zorro triumphed by two lengths but Nancys Baby had to stand a sharp drive to beat Lady Romery a neck neckThe The fourth race was a mile sprint for older horses in which William Causeys Rich Uncle proved himself best Rich Uncle ridden by F A Smith assumed command swinging around the turn and was never again headed Which Man pro ¬ vided the principal contention while Mag ¬ netism was a distant third thirdJockey Jockey Freddie A Smith handled his third successful mount of the day when he piloted William Causeys favored Aldridge to victory in the seventh race which matched six platers at one mile and a six ¬ teenth Second honors in the test went to Swoosh while Bulrush garnered the minor end of the purse Aldridge favored in the wagering paid odds of 7 to 10 and Smith completed a double in the Causey silks having previously scored astride that own ¬ ers Rich Uncle

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