Ross on Hand to See Ararat Win First Out: Juvenile Comes Fast in Stretch to Take Measure of Bramblette, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-02


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Ross on Hand to See Ararat Win First Out Juvenile Comes Fast in Stretch To Take Measure of Bramblette STANTON, Del., June 1. — Donald P. Ross, vice-president of Delaware Park and head man here for the last couple of years while President Simpson Dean has been serving with the United States Army, had the pleasure of seeing his colors carried to a smart victory today in the fourth race, a dash of four and a half furlongs for maiden juvenile fillies. Ararat, a light chestnut by Pairbypair out of Pretty Sis and who has worked encouragingly in the mornings, carried the Brandywine colors of Ross to a three-quarter length victory, while racing the distance in :541/5, just a fifth slower than the track standard. Under Sterling Young. Ararat came rushing along in the stretch to catch Howell E. Jacksons Bramblette as the latter held a two and a half lengths margin over Petes Best from the stable of Mrs. Charles P. Miles. Transfer, Bramblette and Agana were fastest away from the starting gate and Transfer held command entering the stretch, but they were closing up behind her and she weakened to finish fourth. Young had Ararat on the outer lane, clear of any possible interference and she ran down the leaders in the final sixteenth to draw away slightly at the end. There was strong support for the Ross filly and she closed favorite at exactly 2 to 1. Cool weather and a somewhat featureless program combined to hold attendance to about 6,500, but the track was in excellent condition and the majority of the events brought spirited finishes.

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