My Night Never Headed in Lincoln Fields Sprint: Lights Abeam Winds Up next to Favorite in Lake Shore Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-02


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I My Night Never Headed In Lincoln Fields Sprint Lights Abeam Winds Up Next to Favorite in Lake Shore Purse STICKNEY, 111., June 1.— Apparently relishing the track, the C and K Stables My Night sprinted to victory in the Lake Shore Purse which the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club offered as its feature at Hawthorne this afternoon. My Night broke in . front and was never headed, reaching the end of the six and a half furlongs two and a half lengths to the good after run-Ding the distance in 1:2245. Only four horses opposed the son of Man ONight, the others in their finishing order i being Lights Abeam, Kona Wind. Prado Son and Midnighter. The latter, who was expected to show something, left the gate buck jumping and before he could settle into stride the field left him far behind. He was sent after the leaders but was not too strongly handled when it was apparent that he was hopelessly beaten. My Night, ridden by Joe Cavens, opened a four-length lead in the first quarter mile and held a comfortable margin the rest of the way. For a time, approaching the stretch, it looked as if Kona Wind might make it interesting for the winner, but she weakened a little farther on and finally was beaten two lengths for the place by Lights Abeam. My Night was the first favorite of the afternoon to reward the judgment of his backers who had to be content with .80 for . The Wilmette Purse, offered as the fifth | race, fell to the lightly supported Day, j owned by J. R. Apostle and ridden by J. Fliter. Roytig was second and Dimit third, among the seven three-year-olds who made up the field for the six-furlong dash. Day and Roytig waged a lively duel from the beginning. Roytig made the early pace, but after reaching the homestretch, the lead alternated several times between Roytig and Day, until they reached a point near the end, where Day was able almost to pull clear. Dimit was another length and a half back in third place while Donna Brand beat the others.

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