Darby Dean Wins Opener as Detroit Sport Resumes: Jordan Campaigner Up in Final Strides to Defeat Bull Whip, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-24


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Darby Dean Wins Opener As Detroit Sport Resumes Jordan Campaigner Up in Final Strides to Defeat Bull Whip DETROIT, Mich., June 23.— Darby Dean, a gelded son of Tommy Boy and Fair Arrow, sporting the silks of Mrs. Matthew H. Jordan, raced to a game victory in the first race at the Fair Grounds today before a crowd of 10,000 enthusiastic patrons when racing resumed after a one-day hol-day made necessary by the declaring of martial law here Tuesday. Conditions in Detroit reached a normal stage at an early hour Wednesday and track officials were told to stage their regular scheduled program. Given a good ride by Johnny Adams, Darby Dean reached the finish of the one mile and an eighth test a half length before Cary C. Boshamers Bull Whip, who held a nose margin over F. H. Williamsons favored Colorado Ore at the wire. In accounting for his second purse of the meeting, Darby Dean raced the distance over the fast track in 1:52?5. after which he rewarded his backers with a 4.20 straight "tote" pay-off. Starter Bryan Steele had no difficulty with the 11 routers meeting and sent the field away at once. Gooseberry, representative of the Dearborn Stable, marred the start when he dwelt at the break and lost whatever chance he might have enjoyed in the event. Darby Dean was away no better than Continued on Page Thirty-One Darby Dean Wins Opener As Detroit Sport Resumes Jordan Campaigner Up in Final Strides to Defeat Bull Whip Continued from Page One ninth and Adams permitted the Jordan gelding to move along steadily at a saving of ground, while Bull Whip, Tedder, Fast Work and Colorado Ore fought it out for the early advantage. Approaching the stretch, Bull Whip retained a head margin over Colorado Ore, who moved up rather menacingly, while Darby Dean began his winning bid from third position. The three leaders then engaged in a sharp stretch duel, Bull Whip hanging on gamely before Colorado Ore as Adams worked diligently on Darby Dean. The latter responded readily to punishment and was up in the closing strides to take majority honors from Bull Whip by a half length. Bull Whip and Colorado Ore 1 staged a bitter battle for second honors, 1 the former prevailing at the finish by only ! a scant margin. Eight better-than-average platers met in the six furlongs second race and it resulted in a length and a half verdict for Mrs. Frank Staffords Trump, who had the saddle services of Clyde Turk. Second honors in the sprint fell to Mrs. M. M. Johrs Wise Colonel, who closed determinedly to nip Ivan H. Parkes favored Hi Gold for that portion of the purse. Trump went to the front early and, after j shaking off Sidonia and Lady Stardust during the first half mile, held on well ; enough to retain his advantage over the j fast-closing Wise Colonel. Lady Stardust i might have been a more prominent contender had she not broken rather sluggishly and suffered some interference during the stretch run, when the victor swerved to the inside. Overlooked somewhat in the speculation. Trump paid 7.20 in the straight pool and completed the Daily Double, worth 76.20, for the usual investment. Buy More Bonds-Make More Bombs

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