Darby Doc Earns Initial Purse in Hard Drive: Gets Up by Head to Turn Back Porters Tea in Detroit Dash, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-18


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Darby Doc Earns Initial Purse in Hard Drive Gets Up by Head to Turn Back Porters Tea in Detroit Dash DETROIT, Mich., June 17.— Darby Doc, a homebred son of Tintagel and Visa racing under the silks of the Darby Dan Farm stable, won a driving triumph in the first race at the Detroit Fair Grounds today. Given a hustling ride by Mario Quintero, Darby Doc reached the end of the six furlongs trip a head before Miss M. Woolwines Porters Tea, as the latter took the show award by a three and a half lengths margin over Mrs. Silas T. Baxters Cee Lot, third at the wire. James Brinks favored Dots Key was fourth Continued on Page Twenty-Nine Darby Doc Earns Initial Purse in Hard Drive Gets Up by Head to Turn Back Porters Tea in Detroit Dash Continued from Page One in the field of 12 three-year-olds who met in the sprint. In accounting for his first victory of his career, Darby Doc completed his task over the fast track in 1:13% and, somewhat overlooked in the wagering, rewarded backers with a 2.20 straight "tote" pay-off. Starter Bryan Steele sent the band away from the gate in good alignment and Dots Key flattered with a nice display of early speed while Quick Bubble raced second, a half length before Porters Tea. Darby Doc was fourth passing the initial quarter pole and Quintero did not hurry the ultimate victor, permitting his mount to go along rather steadily at a saving of ground. Dots Key continued to show the way until reaching the stretch, but the early pace-making effort then took its toll, he giving way to Porters Tea who moved up resolutely on the inside. Darby Doc, sent to the outside for the closing drive, then responded to Quintero s urging and after he disposed of Dots Key, continued gamely to head Porters Tea in the closing strides. Cee Lot closed strongly enough to nip the faltering Dots Key for the minor portion of the spoils. A crowd of 10,000 turned out at the Motor City course for the sport today and it was treated to interesting racing. Several of the events produced close finishes and some well supported thoroughbreds were successful in reaching the winners circle, adding much to the active atmosphere which prevailed throughout the program. Another homebred made good when Edwin K. Thomas Seance graduated from the maiden ranks in the second race which matched 11 two-year-olds at four and a half furlongs. Given a steady ride by Kempton Knott, the gelded son of Infinite and Memories II., triumphed by a length over Leo J. Caillouettes Dodos Girl, who was three and a half lengths before Thomas Piatts Ste. Frances. The latter took the show award by a nose over Duolc. Seance, who was installed the choice for* the dash at odds of 2 to 1, stepped the distance in :54, commendable time. The Thomas juvenile also completed the "Daily Double" which was worth 2.40 for the usual investment.

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