Kingfisher Driving Governors Winner: Mrs. T. Christopher Racer Overtakes K. Dorko in Last Furlong of Suffolk Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-17


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Kingfisher Driving Governors Winner WinnerMrs Mrs T Christopher Racer Overtakes K Dorko in Last Furlong of Suffolk Stake StakeBOSTON BOSTON Mass May 15 Mrs T Chris ¬ tophers Kingfisher vanned here from New York was returned the winner of the Governors Handicap 5000 added feature that was having its seventh renewal at Suffolk Downs today This mile offering brought together a field of eight and pro ¬ vided a stirring contest throughout the entire running The Halcyon gelding under jockey Billie Thompson reached the finish with an advantage of a length over R Rob ¬ ertsons K Dorko Firebroom from the string of Mrs R Feinberg came from far back in the running to take third place placeSaturdays Saturdays sport was witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd of 24524 24524Kingfisher Kingfisher by his victory added 4390 to his earnings earningsFrom From the start it was Spiral Pass that took up the running attended closest by Royal Flush Itabb raced along in third place while Kingfisher was just before Firebroom Eric Knight who ran away during the post parade was last and con ¬ tinued to trail far back throughout the entire running runningRoyal Royal Flush Takes Lead LeadBefore Before reaching the far turn Royal Flush went up to test Spiral Pass and after a brief brush went to the front drawing into a length advantage before reaching the turn for home K Dorko who had been reserved within striking dis ¬ tance raced by Spiral Pass to move into second place Star Copy down on the inside and in a contending position was shuffled back backInto Into the stretch it was Royal Flush but only by a short margin At the furlong pole K Dorko took over Meanwhile Kingfisher and Firebroom raced up and were right in the contention In the drive Kingfisher proved to have more in re ¬ serve shook off K Dorko to win going away K Dorko had given his best and was straight as a string as he held a neck lead over the gamely closing Firebroom FirebroomThe The mile was run in 138 and it was a creditable performance for the former C V Whitney representative

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