Bushwhacker Annexes Grand Crossing; Churchill Sprint Taken by Just for Fun: Wise Racer Provides Stunning Upset as Lincoln Meet Begins; Sales Talk Winds Up Second In Spring Handicap on Off Track; Crowd of 14,000 Out, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-17


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Bushwhacker Annexes Grand Crossing Churchill Sprint Taken by Just for Fun Wise Racer Provides Stunning Upset as Lincoln Meet Begins Sales Talk Winds Up Second In Spring Handicap on Off Track Crowd of 14000 Out OutSTICKNEY STICKNEY 111 May 16 Bushwhacker owned by B H Wise of Michigan and trained by Roy Selden sprung a surprise in winning the Grand Crossing Handicap best race on the openingday card at Hawthorne today With jockey Otto Grohs riding in place of C Beasy who was grounded be ¬ cause of illness Bushwhacker overpowered his rivals in the stretch to win by over three lengths going away He paid 2260 in the sevenhorse race raceChipamink Chipamink a handicap winner at Sports ¬ mans Park was installed favorite while Benny Creech started an entry in Sales Talk and Bright Willie That pair man ¬ aged to finish second and third respec ¬ tively but Chipamink badly outrun early could do no better than fifth fifthThe The distance was six furlongs and first Full Cry and then Sales Talk had the dis ¬ tinction of being leader in the early part When the stretch was reached however Bushwhacker turned on the heat in the middle of the track and showing a positive liking for the off going was an easy winner winnerIt It is estimated that about 14000 persons passed through the gates to enjoy the opening day of the Lincoln Fields meeting The weather was warm to the point of humidity humiditySix Six Wins in Eight Starts StartsThe The hardrunning filly Tawny Lady won her sixth race in eight starts when she lasted to hold Paragram in the Marquette Road Purse a six and a half furlong dash that served as the secondary feature of the day Hidden by Marcos Pena who led the jockeys at Sportsmans Park Tawny Lady caught the favored Valdina Maiden on the backstretch to open up a good lead The Creech miss almost tossed off the event however when she bore out with little Sylvester Haynes during the stretch run Valdina Maiden beaten at oddson and even money in his last two starts was again installed a short priced favorite and again disappointed this time badly being beaten a dozen lengths lengthsJockey Jockey Otto Grohs and the sixyearold David B Jr proved the winning combina ¬ tion in the fourth race at six furlongs Breaking from the outside post position David B Jr second choice in the wager ¬ ing held a forward position until reaching the stretch then went to the front to shake off Uhhuh and had enough left at the fin ¬ ish to hold Highthorne safe The latter was favored and showed to fairly good advan ¬ tage by finishing well Uhhuh lasted for third money A field of seven participated participatedTo To String Band owned by B M Rosen heim went the honor of winning the first race over the Hawthorne track this year Ridden by W Fontaine the son of Stimu ¬ lus showed a liking for the off track and catching Proud Sister on the stretch turn drew out gradually in the stretch to win by a length Proud Sister was the favorite and flattered by leading in the early stages but she was unable to hold the winner although she went fairly well to the end

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