Childeric Returns to Winning Ways; Blue Agent Takes Oaklahoma Purse: Driven Out Hard at Cicero Course, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-12


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Childeric Childeric Returns Returns to to Winning Winning Ways; Ways; Blue Blue Agent Agent Takes Takes Oklahoma Oklahoma Purse Purse Driven Out Hard At Cicero Course Stewards Disallow Claim of Foul Lodged by Wagner, Who Rode Runner-Up, Required By TEDDY COX SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero. 111., May 11. — John W. Snider, East St. Louis, 111., sportsman, furnished the winner of the Oklahoma Purse when his aged campaigner, Blue Agent, led most of the way to score under a hard drive this afternoon. The. eight-year-old son of Special Agent — Bluelarks, by Blue Larkspur, was three-quarters of a length in front at the end of seven furlongs, with Marion H. VanBergs Required second over Fancy Free Stables Rare Bid, third in the six-horse field. The race was not declared official until the stewards had listened to a claim of foul lodged by Donald Wagner, who rode Required. It was his contention that Blue Agent drifted out through the stretch and kept his mount from continuing on a straight path. The august trio probably agreed with Wagner, but they did not see where the interference would have made any difference in the result, and allowed the numbers to stand. Blue Agent raced the distance in 1:29% and was the medium of a heavy play, after having been thoroughly overlooked in his two previous engagements at this track. Tuned Up Trails Big disappointment of the test was the performance shown by Tuned Up, who couldnt strike a harmonious chord during the running. The colt trailed his opposition throughout and never at any time mustered enough foot to encourage those who made him favorite. For a change, weather conditions were ideal, and the racing strip was fast.. Turfites to the number of 7,966 attended and included among those were 32 members of the cast of the musical, Oklahoma, which is playing at the Erlanger Theatre in Chicago, Gerald Porch was on his toes when starter Dickerson pressed the button, and had Blue Agent in good position along the inside going down the backstretch. After an eighth of a mile he passed the early pacemaker, Rare Bid, and was never headed thereafter. Porch nursed him along nicely and did not go to a drive until the last quarter of a mile, when he was challenged by Required and Rare Bid. Albert Bishers Aderezo came up some-Continued on Page Three Blue Agent Driving Winner Of Oklahoma at Sportsmans Continued from Page One thing of a "good thing" for the third, but there were a large number of paddock observers who refused to back the three-year-old maiden when they looked into the "dope." They found that the Brazado gelding had started three times in his career and had finished "up the track" on all occasions. This time, with hard-riding Harold "Red" Keene in the saddle, he was close to the pace throughout, took the lead on the backstretch the second time and drew away in the sertech to score by two and one half lengths. Miss Nap showed a good, even race to finish second, while Blewso was third. Danny Cataldo, Chicago laundryman, who delves slightly in horses, furnished the winner of the opener when his five-year-old mare, Cascadian, won by a length from Mrs. Alfonzo Schwartz Prince Joy. The latter closed with a strong rush through the stretch, but lost, a lot of ground on the outside while Cascadian, a 5.40 obstacle, hugged the rail. Willard T. Beezleys Bentbrook, an eleven-year-old gelding who never, it seems, loses his tremendous burst of early speed, dashed to the front shortly after the start of the second race and made every post a winning one, registering by four lengths with Gerald Porg sitting quite inanimately in the saddle. He completed a 8.00 Daily Double.

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