Golden Bull Noses Out Highly Favored Arcave: Pair Wages Gruelling Battle, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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"JL / -HZ APPRENTICE WILLIAM BOLAND— Became the second apprentice to ride a Derby winner when he guided Middle-ground to victory in the seventy-sixth running of the Downs classic. Golden Bull Noses Out Highly Favored Arcave Pair Wages Gruelling Battle at Pimlico at Gittings Purse Route By PALMER HEAGERTY PIMLICO* Baltimore, Md., May 6.— Displaying extreme gameness through the final test, Mrs. Samuel M. Pistorios Golden Bull clung to a narrow advantage to capture first money over Sylvester W. Labrot, Jr.s Arcave in this afternoons featured Gittings Purse. Third money fell to Beverley Brouns Magna Charta, who was just a length farther back and a bit more than a length in front of Taran, who raced coupled with Arcave. One of Marylands least attractive Saturday programs, uncertain skies and an "off" race track offered little encouragement to race-goers in this sector, but a surprisingly good turnout of 16,523 took in the program. Form players had absolutely no success with their selections and the Labrot entry was the second consecutive odds-on choice to meet defeat. Racing over a good track, Golden Bull was timed in 1:45% for the mile and one-sixtenth and paid .00 while completing a consecutive double for Willie Downs. Golden Bull, a son of Bull Dog— Golden Rose, sprinted to the front in the early strides when he was one of two horses to break rapidly. The other was Mrs. J. D. S. Colemans Certified, who failed to keep up after seven furlongs. While Golden Bull was being rated in front, Arcave was under stout restraint in the runner-up position, Mowed by Magna Charta and Taran. Arcave commenced a rally leaving the backstretch, but jockey Nick Shuk used poor judgment while attempting to send his mount through on the inside of the leader. As was to be expected, Arcave was shuffled back and forced to take up and to the outside. Adding further to the poor racing luck of trainer Jimmy Rowans entry, Taran, who, incidentally, is a half-brother to Arcave, also was crowded back when Magna Charta rallied before him leaving the half-mile ground. Recovering rapidly, Arcave reached Golden Bull from the outside near the stretch to again lodge his challenge. Golden Bull continued on doggedly under Downs urging, however, and held sway.

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