Breezy Louise Driving Victress in Debutante: Donovan Filly Leads Calmara to Wire by Clear Margin at Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-08


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Breezy Louise Driving Victress in Debutante Donovan Filly Leads Calmara to Wire by Clear Margin at Downs LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 7.— Breezy Louise completed a unique double for Mrs. Louise i Donovan and trainer H. H. Battle at i Churchill Downs this afternoon when she captured the Debutante in what was her initial appearance under colors. Earlier in the meeting the same establishments Fighting Frank had won the Bashford Manor in his debut. Unlike the colt, Breezy Louise was the mutuel favorite coupled in the "field" with Pana Tapper, in this 45-year-old stake for juvenile fillies. Reports of the speed of Ariels dusky daughter preceded her to the races and she performed in much the same well-educated fashion of Fighting Frank, assuming command soon after the break and splashing to the finish ■ length and a half in advance of Hugh Brennans Calmara, the runner-up, at the i end of five furlongs of sloppy race track, j Four lengths farther back, Knob Creek Stables Donna M. G. was third before Miss America and the others of a field of 10 aspiring "starlets." Breezy Louise raced the distance in 1:02 and paid for in the iron men, while herself earning ,810. The Debutante was witnessed by about 10,000 of the advance guard of the areas Derby attendance and presented in the most wretched weather thus far in the Kentucky turf season, a heavy mornings rain converting the track into a duck pond. The success of the Donovan filly was but one of several immensely popular results during the program, and she rounded out a riding triple for jockey George South in the first six offerings. The stake resolved in a futile chase of the favorite soon after the break. She left on the pace from an inner post position, raced Pretty Mary into submission, then drew off from Calmara when South drew his stick about the furlong pole. He was driving her with hand and heel over the final yards. Calmara raced prominently from soon after the start and widely outstayed the others in earning the place. Miss America had early speed but tired, and Gonzalez saddle slipped forward on Alaport.

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