Zacapet Continues Winning Ways; Olympic Zenith Takes Queens County: Opening of Arlington Meeting at Homewood Attracts 13,000, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-26


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■ tiniiii i ■■■— ■ ■■ ■ ■»»■■-■ .n ...i npyutpffff. ■ ■ ■■" » ■ * V:- " v Ml 1 Zacapet Zacapet Continues Continues Winning Winning Ways; Ways; Olympic Olympic Zenith Zenith Takes Takes Queens Queens County County Opening of Arlington Meeting*! At Homewood Attracts 13,000 JOHN MARSCH— Franks Choice and j Art Roi carried the Chicago sportsmans j colors to victory on yesterdays inaugural program of the Arlington meeting at Homewood. I * 1 j j I Mrs. H. J. Damms Racer Is Never Headed While Beating Full Cry in Spokane Purse HOMEWOOD, 111., June 25— Zacapet, who won three of five engagements at 1 Churchill Downs this spring for Mrs. H. J. Damm, made his 1945 Chicago debut sue- cessfully by winning the seven-furlong Spo- i kane Purse as the combined Arlington and r Washington Park Jockey Club meeting got j under way at Washington Park this after- j noon. Suited to the sloppy going, Zacapet ] led all the way and won by two and one- t half lengths from Brolite Farms Full Cry j as R. N. Lerners Sameron ran third. The only other starters were Ben Fogel- sons Martian, who ran fourth. Mrs. Emil j Denemarks Signals Bloke and Miller and j Burgers Traffic Court. i More than 13,000 fans welcomed racing ? back to Washington Park even though the r weather was disagreeable early in the day. Rain which fell all morning stopped be- t fore the first race, but skies still were heav- ily overcast until mid-afternoon. Second Win for South Zacapet. carrying jockey George South to his second win of the day, opened a good i lead before going an eighth mile and was t never seriously threatened. Full Cry, who had never been far back, moved into second I position on the turn and made a threatening gesture approaching the last eighth, but i South roused Zacapet and the latter had t no great difficulty protecting his ad- j vantage. ] In finishing third, Sameron made up some ground, but missed second place by a length, while beating Martian two and ] a half. i Traffic Court, who was made second choice to the winner, trailed the field from soon after the start. As for Signals Bloke, , he faded away racing with the leaders to the stretch. Zacapet, who ran the seven furlongs in I 1:29, paid .20 for in the mutuels. i Up until the feature, all of the races had j j j | been won by horses shipped here from | j ; j Churchill Downs. High Shine, one of the more highly regarded two-year-olds in the Calumet Farm string and an eligible for the Arlington Futurity, was the winner of the Semprolus j Purse, a five-furlong test staged as the fourth race. Winner of his only start in j Louisville, the son of Bull Lea and Lady j Higloss ran the distance through the slop J in 1:0025. and won by a length in more handy fashion than his margin of victory i would suggest. Inroc was second and Breezy Louise, the latter winner of Churchill Downs Debu-, tante Stakes, was third. Art Roi, winner of his last two starts at Churchill Downs, made it three in a row by taking the six-furlong fifth race, styled the Wildair Purse. The victory completed a double both for the Marsch Stable and I jockey Knott. Art Roi followed After Eights pace for about a half mile and then, when roused, j took command. Once in the lead, he widened on his rivals and eventually won by four lengths. Devastating ran second and 1 After Eight third. The only other starters 1 were Battlefire, Tough Target and Sun Moss. John Marsch had the pleasure of win-1 ning the first race of the Arlington season ! with Franks Choice, a juvenile son of Pet- rose and Galla. With Joe Wagner at the j reins, he bounded to the front at the start and was never headed, reaching the end I Continued on Page Twenty-Eight Zacapet Continues Winning Ways in Homewood Feature Continued from Page One of the five furlongs with five lengths to spare over the runner-up, Bobs Pick. Kings River led home the others In the field of 11 maiden two-year-old colts and geldings, including Jezros, for whom Warren Wright paid 0,000 at the yearling sales last summer. Jezros wasnt prominent at any stage of the race. Flysolate, who finished far back, might have been a little closer had! he not been blocked when attempting to move up in the stretch. The Murlogg Farms Fighting Step, runner-up to Darby Dieppe in the Blue Grass Stakes some weeks ago, made a show of his field in the six-furlong Outis Purse, the third e ven of the card. With George South at the reins, he followed Iron City for about half the distance and then took the lead himself, drawing out in the stretch to win by six lengths. In the Bag, closing on the rail, nosed out Jesting Fox for the place and then came the weakening Iron City.

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