Iron Barge in Initial Success of 43 Season: Leads First-Time Starter, Benzedrine, Home at Detroit, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-12


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Iron Barge in Initial Success of 43 Season SeasonLeads Leads FirstTime Starter Benzedrine Home at Detroit DetroitDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 11 Iron Barge a son of Bargello Wracket Lady sporting the silks of H N Isenberg downed 11 other threeyearolds in the first race at the De ¬ troit Fair Grounds today Given a good ride by the veteran Clyde Turk Iron Barge came to the end of the six furlongs a length and a half before the Brown Hotel Stables Benzedrine who held a head mar ¬ gin over Thomas Piatts Miss Transit afc the wire wireStarter Starter Bryan Steele sent the 12 sprint ¬ ers away from the gate in alignment and Iron Barge was first to show in front leav ¬ ing the stalls Turk however did not hurry the Isenberg colt and permitted his mount to draw back while Benzedrine and Bar C moved up fast and began a spirited duel for the early advantage Passing the in ¬ itial quarter pole Benzedrine took a length and a half lead over Bar C while Iron Barge moved along steadily in sixth posi ¬ tion tionApproaching Approaching the stretch turn Benze ¬ drine continued to hold sway and Bar C held determinedly to second a half length before the ultimate winner Turk then called upon Iron Barge and his charge im ¬ mediately responded with ample speed to put the combination in front frontA A furlong from the finish Iron Barge headed Benzedrine while Bar C faltered and could not withstand the fine closing challenge of Miss Transit Iron Barge drew out steadily under urging in the closing stages of the dash and Benzedrine lasted long enough to retain the place award over Miss Transit Bar C prominent contender until midway of the stretch wound up fourth

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