Spy Song Lowers Hawthorne Mark: Dixiana Youngster Speeds Four and One-Half Furlongs in :533/5 First Time Out, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-07


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« Spy Song Lowers Hawthorne Mark Dixiana Youngster Speeds Four and One-Half Furlongs In :533/5 First Time Out STICKNEY, 111., June 6.— Dixianas Spy Song, a good looking brown son of Balladier and Mata Hari, set a new track record of :53?5 in scoring a twelve-length victory as the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club presented another program at Hawthorne this afternoon. The Dixiana homebred lowered the former mark of :55, which St. Pat made here in 1893 and which Kurtzmann equaled in 1904, and won as he pleased from 11 other maiden two-year-olds. The victory gave Dixiana and the stable rider, Harry Hart, a double, for they made up a successful combination with Chapel Bells in an earlier race. Jack Hodgins developed the youngster and, of course, saddled the two Dixiana winners today. Closest to Spy Song as he breezed under the wire was Dina Belle, while third honors fell to Plentituff. Vinita Boy beat the others. Reaches Wire Twelve Lengths in Front Spy Song, who is eligible for the Arlington and Washington Park Futurities, did not break in front in his racing debut, but before getting to the turn, took command. He increased his advantage to four lengths soon after entering the homestretch and then made it 12 as his rider took hold of him. He performed without either blinkers or a whip. Plentituff was closest to the winner to a point near the end, but then Dina Belle, who had never been far away, passed him to take the place by a neck. Vinita Boy was another length and a half farther back. Spy Songs victory was very popular with the large crowd, for he was made the betting favorite at odds of 3-to-2. The Plaza Purse, a six-furlong contest, offered as the sixth race, held the place of honor on todays card and in it Conference, who performs under the colors of Mrs. Monte Weil, raced to his second straight Victory. Coming from behind in the run through the final straightaway, he was up near the end to win by a little more than a length as Whyso finished second and Day Continued on Page Four J . | , j . I , j I j , , j j ! | j j | I I Spy Song Establishes New Track Record at Hawthorne Continued from Page One third. Whysos saddle slipped or else he might have been a little closer. Day and Bosage battled each other for the lead for almost five-eighths of a mile and then both faltered. Bosage winding up fourth. The winner, ridden by Billy Nichols, paid .60 for . Dixiana scored its first victory of the year when Chapel Bells, ridden by Harry Hart, got up in time to get a neck decision at the end of the six furlongs of the second race. Guide had taken a long lead in the stretch and looked a sure winner in the final eighth, but Chapel Bells closed boldly and wore down the leader in the closing strides. Dauntless Bo also finished strongly, but he could get no nearer than third, two lengths behind the runner-up. Roytig and Brown Clown had speed here for a half-mile, but after that they were through.

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