Suffolk Downs Daily Double Returns ,651 as Rosalu, Forever Thine Win: Largest Pay-Off in Sixteen Years in State; First Named Pays 28.60 Straight, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-10


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Suffolk Downs Daily Double Returns ,651 as Rosalu, Forever Thine Win Largest Pay-Off in Sixteen * Years in State; First Named Pays 28.60 Straight By AVERY BROWN SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., May 9. — The largest daily double pay-off in years of thoroughbred racing in the state of Massachusetts resulted when Mrs. Tillie Robertsons Rosalu and Mrs. Lyle Phillips Forever Thine won the first and second races at Suffolk Downs this afternoon to enrich eight ticket-holders ,651.40. The previous high in this state was registered on July 20, 1936 when those who coupled Dilwin and Petard received a pay-off of ,289.40. The pay-off of todays daily double rated second in the longest-priced doubles on the New England circuit. Back in 1945, Mighty Tough and Detach paid a Juicy ,614.40 for their combination at Rockingham Park. For Rosalu, it was her seasonal debut, and the six -year-old Roman mare worked her way up on the outside of the twelve-horse field and responded to the steady pressure of jockey Hubert Trent to gain a length and a half score over the favored Fighting Hard from the barn of Mrs. H. Toffel. Rosalus time for the six furlongs over a fast racing strip was 1:13 flat. There were many quibbles from the 8,942 patrons as the daily double prices were posted on the infield board before the running of the second race. The largest possible pay-off was on Palatine Stables Pams Boy, who would haye paid 4,606.20. Pams ► : Boy could do no better than finish sixth in the eleven-horse field. The favorite double of ,270.00 was posted against Mr. and Mrs. Fred Preces Min, also ridden by Trent. Min failed to give her followers any hope soon after the break and finished a dull eighth. Forever Thine had an easy job getting her triumph in the second race, winning by nearly four length under a heady ride from apprentice Charley Corolla. The Whirlaway filly completed the six furlongs in 1:13%. The. eight lucky ticket holders shunned the crowd who were waiting to see the type of persons who could be so fortunate. Last reports from the mutuel department were that none of the outstanding tickets had been cashed. The two dollar across the board return on Rosalu of 28.60, 0.00, 3.60 was the highest of the young New England season but was not a record. Forever Thine was second choice in her race and paid 3.40 for her initial victory of the 1950 season. The parade of longshots continued in the fourth race of the day when jockey Trent again was astride the winner, L. Barbieris Feather Stitch returned 5.00 for . Feather Stitchs triumph parallels that of Rosalu inasmuch as it also was her first outing of the year and she ran the same kind of race as her predecessor. Trent brought Feather Stitch up gradually on the extreme outside to register a length margin at the end of the six furlongs. The time also was identical with that of the first race.

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