Bymeabond Proves Bargain Purchase: Santa Anita Derby Winner Sold for 0,000; Will be Shipped to Detroit Track, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-26


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Bymeabond Proves Bargain Purchase " Santa Anita Derby Winner Sold for 0,000; Will Be Shipped to Detroit Track ARCADIA, Calif., June 25.— J. Kel Hous-sels, of Las Vegas, was congratulating himself today on having made a lucky purchase of Bymeabond two months ago. The Nevada sportsman and breeder paid 0,000 for the son of Bimelech the same week that Louis B. Mayer laid 0,000 on the line for Busher — and both were obtained from their breeder. Col. E. R. Bradley. Bymeabond will continue his argosy at Detroit, to which point he will be shipped immediately. It has developed that both transactions were excellent buys for the Westerners, for the horses finished one -two in the 0,000 Santa Anita Derby last Saturday, and previously they had picked up some purses and pieces of purses. Both have now earned themselves out nicely. Each proved a quick profit-maker, not to mention the personal satisfaction that comes with own- ] ing a first-class performer. In the running of the Santa Anita Derby, Busher was an odds-on choice, while Bymeabond was nearly 8 to 1. Best Effort, also a recent Kentucky purchase and by a Californian, Jay Paley, finished third. Mile and Eighth in 1:50 The race, which was at one and one-eighth miles, was run in 1:50 and was a creditable effort for the first three horses. A field of eight went to the post and Busher was a short-priced choice, with Checkerhall, the Mexico City champion, second in demand. Bymeabond was the fourth choice. The break was a good one with Bismarck Sea, lone representative of the Charles S. Howard stable, going to the front early to be closely followed down the backstretch by Valdina Streak. At the far turn, Busher, who had been under wraps, with jockey Longden taking an occasional glance around, made her move and at the stretch turn was in the clear. After the field had straightened out in the stretch it seemed as if Busher had Jthe • event "in the bag." She opened a three-length lead on her opponents despite going wide on the bend and appeared to be coasting. The wily George Woolf, however, had reserved Bymeabond, saving ground next to the rail and the Houssels colt had something left for the final drive. Charging through the stretch, not a foot from the inner rail. Bymeabond wore down Busher gradually. Entering the last fifty yards the pair were on even terms. It was then Woolf versus Longden, with the colt carrying 119 pounds against the filly with 121. The colt proved the better. Some interest was taken out of the stake through the late withdrawal of Sea Sovereign, who rapped himself while being given a blowout Saturday morning. It was the eighth running of the Santa Anita Derby and the winners share net was 7,250. The event was witnessed by a crowd of 46,000. Two new wagering records were established when 50,375 went through the machines on the Derby and the handle for the eight-race card soared to ,386,601.

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