Hometown Makes It Two in Row in Headliner at Churchill Downs: Takes Lead at Start and Never Gives It Up to Whip Favored Swiv and Kirwin, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-13


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MAJ EDNYFED H WILLIAMS The Illinois Racing Board chairman was elected to one of the vicepresidential posts of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners Hometown Makes It Two in Row In Headliner at Churchill Downs Takes Lead at Start and Never Gives It Up to Whip Favored Swiv and Kirvin KirvinLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky May 12 Hometown fouryearold daughter of Jamestown and Kaka a homebred representative of Leslie Combs II romped to an easy victory in the Central Park Claiming Purse one of the better offerings at Churchill Downs today Alertly ridden by Johnny Adams who was completing a double Hometown came to the end of the six furlongs three and a half lengths before H C Centers favored Swiv while the latter enjoyed a six lengths margin overW D Covingtons Kirwin best of the four other starters startersIn In capturing the Central Park Home town earned her second victory here in as many starts and stepped the distance over the slow track in 113 Overlooked some ¬ what in the wagering in spite of her splen ¬ did local record the Combs filly rewarded her backers with a 1260 straight mutuel payoff payoffStarter Starter Ruby White lost little time at the gate with the sevenhorse field and immediately after he sent the band on its way Adams took Hometown to the front Hughie L was next to show out of the stalls while Halcyon Girl was third and the choice Swiv was no better than sixth sixthAdams Adams permitted Hometown to race well out in the track finding the better going for his mount and after the winner shook off the early bid of Halcyon Girl Home ¬ town continued to hold sway in game style as Swiv charged up to offer his challenge Approaching the stretch Hometown was given a short breather and Swiv appeared dangerous on the turn for home homeAdams Adams Astride Winner WinnerOnce Once settled for the closing drive Adams shook up Hometown and his mount re ¬ sponded rapidly drawing away from Swiv and increasing her advantage Steadily in the run to the wire Swiv made a deter ¬ mined effort to catch the flying victor but he was not good enough and had to be content with taking second honors in rather hollow fashion over Kirwin who could seriouslyAn not threaten the leaders seriously An excellent crowd turned out for the sport and it was successful in installing several winning choices Wagering moved along at a brisk clip during the entire matinee and a most active atmosphere prevailed prevailedCzech Czech Lass a homebred juvenile filly from the Woolford Farm stable proved herself one of the easiest winners of the meeting when she ran away with the Els meade Farm Purse a sixfurlong spin of ¬ fered as the fourth race Nick Jemas sent her to the front at the break and after rating her along one or two lengths in ad ¬ vance of her nearest rivals to the home stretch he roused her and she drew out to be eight lengths in front at the wire Rockwood Boy moved into second place approaching the stretch and stayed there while Doodle Bug was third thirdThe The first three races were sixfurlong tests for older horses and in two of them the winners were 3 to 5 chances John Greeners Treemontier handled by Chal mer Basham tpok the second race at those odds and Mrs Leo Beydas Meadow Dew guided by Robert Reeves accounted for the third with the same public support Treemontier led most of the way in his engagement and won by three lengths from Shirley R asBronze Bugle finished third Continued on Page TwentySix Hometown Turns Back Swive in Upset at Downs DownsPasses Passes Wire Better Than Three Lengths on Top Good Flare Best BestContinued Continued from Page One Onewhile while Meadow Dew wore down Bid Up in the stretch and continued to score by a length and a half Bid Up wound up third second honors going to Winning Chance ChanceMrs Mrs E C Wichmanns Some Ad also ridden by Reeves captured the opening event in a driving finish by a little less than a length as Brown Carse beat Bril ¬ liant Hope a neck for the place placeMaiden Maiden three and fouryearolds met in the fifth race contested at six and a half furlongs and it resulted in 5 decisive vic ¬ tory for Gold Flare owned by R A Fire ¬ stone and ridden by Johnny Adams Gold Flare a threeyearold came from behind with a rush in the home stretch and reached the end with an advantage of three lengths over the runnerup Grand Rush Best of the others was Cideam

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