Black Badge Captures Ann Arbor For Third Score of Detroit Meet: Amber Light Stumbles at Start and Is Eliminated; Night Crowler Is Second, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-19


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Black Badge Captures Ann Arbor For Third Score of Detroit Meet Amber Light Stumbles at Start and Is Eliminated Night Crower 7s Second SecondDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 17 Abraham Hirschbergs Black Badge won the 10000 Ann Arbor Handicap at the Fair Grounds this afternoon without threat from his arch rival Amber Light But the latter had an excuse in that he was eliminated due to stumbling at the start The Dix iana fouryearold had no chance trailing throughout throughoutRegistering Registering in the fastest time of the meeting for the distance the successful threeyearold son of Cohort Pennant Girl covered the six furlongs in 111 over a fast track and before 13322 enthusiastic turf fans With Johnny Adams in the saddle he arrived at the finish a length before the failing and hard charging Night Crawler representing Carl Graham with Lt Com T D Buhls faltering Likeasnot third a like distance back Ellstrom Bros Col Teddy got up for fourth place placeAs As was to be expected Black Badge was installed favorite and paid 380 This was his third triumph here and it netted 6500 bringing to 29475 the colts earn ¬ ings this year yearIncidentally Incidentally it was too bad Amber Light did not have the opportunity to contest The meetings of that fouryearold and Black Badge have taken on the proportions of weekly occasions The count between the two now stands at threetoone in the Hirschberg representatives favor favorLikeasnot Likeasnot quickly assumed command and under Charles Stevensons guidance that colt stole away to a length and one half lead shortly after the start with Navy Cross closest and followed in turn by Seven Hearts Black Badge Pig Tails Night Crawler and Col Teddy Amber Light of course was far back of the last horse some 15 lengths tobe exact exactWhile While Likeasnot and Navy Cross wore another out dueling for the advantage Adams and Black Badge bided their time Adams held his mount in restraint for about three furlongs Then evidently sensing that the terrific early pace would take its natural toll the first half mile was covered in 45 Adams began urging Black Badge forward Rounding the far bend the threeyearold started up on the outside and by the time the stretch was reached was but a length away from the faltering Likeasnot and Navy Cross The Cohort offspring converged on the groggy pair and in short order passed on In the meantime Night Crawler had come from a good distance back and at the furlong marker was but two lengths off He kept after the winner but just could not catch him himDearborn Dearborn Stables Samborombon got up in the closing stages of the seventh race to take down the winners share of the 5000 Mt Clemens Handicap Torrance C Melroses Restless who made his move from along the rail entering the stretch got to the front but could not hold off the winner and consequently had to be content with the runnerups position three parts of a length behind Lt Com T D Buhls Sweep Swinger came from last place to garner the minor award

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