Occupation Proves Best in Beau Pere; Four Freedoms Outgames First Fiddle: Whips Corona Corona in First Feature of Arlington Meeting; Crack Marsch Colt Never Headed at Homewood Oval; 16,000 Witness Inaugural, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-20


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JOHN MARSCH The Chicago sports ¬ mans good fouryearold Occupation extended his seasons winning streak to three in a row by annexing the Beau Pere Handicap Occupation Proves Best in Beau Pere Four Freedoms Outgames First Fiddle Whips Corona Corona in First Feature of Arlington Meeting Crack Marsch Colt Never Headed at Homewood Oval 16000 Witness Inaugural InauguralHOMEWOOD HOMEWOOD 111 June 19 Displaying excellent speed and even more grit John Marschs erstwhile Futurity specialist Oc ¬ cupation won his third purse in as many essays this season as he captured the Beau Pere Handicap before a large rainy day attendance of about 16000 witnessing the Arlington at Washington opening openingCarrying Carrying the hopes of most of the crowd and top weight of 122 pounds the four yearold son of Bull Dog came out of the slits running as per his exhilirating cus ¬ tom subdued first Challenge Me then Cor ¬ ona Corona and won by two and a half lengths in l1245 on a slow surface He paid 4 4Challenge Challenge Me faltered utterly the last two of the six furlongs and Corona Corona hung on for the place after having Occu ¬ pations backers on the nervous edge of their chairs as he challenged resolutely entering the stretch gaining almost level terms at that juncture junctureSilvestra Silvestra broke forwardly and came again for third money a neck off Corona Corona Georgie Drum was allowed to drop far out of it through the backstretch then ran over beaten horses to be fourth in a field of seven sevenAttendance Attendance Surprisingly Large LargeIt It was a most auspicious opener of the Arlington clubs stakes spangled 40day turf season The attendance was surpris ¬ ingly large in view of the unseasonable weather and play was commensurately brisk throughout the matinee matineeAllen Allen Drumhellers Sirde West Coast phenom was humbled by Calumets Armed in the six furlongs of the Plucky Play Purse Armed was sent right to the front by convertible Conn McCreary killed off Zacapet rounding the turn then re ¬ sponded determinedly when Sirde chal ¬ lenged at the eighth pole Woolf took Sirde a natural speed horse back to make a stretch run He could not spot Armed nine pounds and a running start failing by a length Sirius was a dismal third thirdThe The time was good 112 and the suc ¬ cessful Bull Lea gelding returned 1040 1040Thomas Thomas Piatts Port Chester emerged from a maiden race of five and a half fur ¬ longs for twoyearold colts and geldings as a fast horse on a slow track Extensive ¬ ly overlooked in the wagering Port Chester reached the finish of this affair five facile lengths before John Marschs Valdina Aide the runnerup in a field of eight Valdina Aide was along in the barest nick of time to nose out Woolfords Expediter for the place placePort Port Chester hung out 108 for the dis ¬ tance and returned a small but vociferous following 6140 for 2 in the tote He had been an unobtrusive starter in three earlier events Pindus was the medium of a good deal of disappointment The Helis colt en ¬ countered early trouble and never was a factor Up Front showed moderate early speed then faltered Jockey N L Pierson had the leg up on the successful son of Transmute TransmuteNative Native Fox a runaway winner of his last previous race demonstrated that he was not merely outrunning himself when he re ¬ peated in the six furlongs of the second Jockey Al Bodiou had him two and a quarter lengths before Abignonia the run ¬ nerup in a field of 12 threeyearolds at the stand Pleasure Hour was third lapped r the latter Bolo Babe showed the most pep away from the gate but Native Fox sauntered to the front on the turn and opened up a commanding lead

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