S. Mclaughlin Registers Neck Decision over Born to Win at Sportsmans Park: Gives Keene Third Saddle Success of Day and Bishop Stable Its Second Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-04


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S. McLaughlin Registers Neck Decision Over Born to Win at Sportsmans Park Gives Keene Third Saddle Success of Day and Bishop Stable Its Second Winner By J. R. BATTY SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 3. — S. McLaughlin became the first favorite on the card here today to score when she captured top laurels in the Plucky Play Purse, seventh and main attraction listed on a nine-race bill. The three-year-old daughter of War Jeep — Teddys Girl rescued the chalk players by taking a neck decision from C. C. Wares Born to Win. A length farther back, Edward E. Voynows Great Fun was third among the field of nine horses. The tally by S. McLaughlin enabled the popular combination of William Hal Bishop and jockey Harold Keene to duplicate their feat of yesterday when Bishops colors were victorious twice and Keene piloted three winners. On todays program, Bishops False Move accounted for the fourth race with Keene in the saddle. Keenes other Continued on Page Forty-Two S. McLaughlin First Favorite Of Day to Score at Sportsmans Continued from Page One winning mount was Market Tip in the fifth race. S. McLaughlin, performing with a stable-mate Mescara in the seven furlong dash, was backed to an even money hazard by the 8,477 fans who witnessed the sport under overcast conditions. The winner was timed the distance over a fast strip in 1:28%. The victory for S. McLaughlin was her second this year in six starts. She was ac- quired by Bishop via the claiming box for 5,000 from Mrs. Emil Denemark during the Oaklawn Park meeting this spring. Keene elected to remain off the early •pace while saving ground the opening stages. In the backstretch the second time, Keene made his bid with, the winner and was only slightly more than a length off the leader going into the final turn. Born to Win offered stout resistance through the closing sixteenth but S. McLaughlin inched her way to the fore. Mrs. Elizabeth Oros Static Chaser was more fortunate during the running of the first race than some of his rivals and emerged the victor by a short length. His cloest foes, Bully Gusher, who was second, and Marksman, next in line at the finish, both encountered poor racing luck during the seven-furlong jaunt. Marksman, the favorite, was knocked back when Liberty C. stumbled going into -the first turn. It took him some time to recover from the incident and then for a sixteeneth of a mile through the run to the wire he and Bully Gusher bumped repeatedly while striving to overhaul the leader; Bully Gusher suffered additional trouble earlier when in close quarters and he nearly went down on the second turn. In the second race a maximum number of 10 entrants met at seven furlongs. Young Geordie, owned by Mrs. James M. Nugent, crossed the wire a comfortable 12 lengths to the fore of his closest opponent. Young Geordie took the lead after three furlongs and from then on continued to wide the advantage under strong hand urging supplied by his rider, Del Jessop. R. L. Light, most heavily supported in the wagering, had a rather rough trip in the early stages but came on to best Poodoo for the place award. Young Geordie returned 4.60 and combined with Static Chaser, winner of the opener, was worth 3.20 in the daily double.

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