Late Breeze Repeats at Sportsmans: 10,652 Witness Closing Program, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-16


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Late Breeze Repeats at Sportsman s 10,652 Witness Closing Program. Buhl Stallion Overlooked Again as He Whips Debby J. By Nose in Sprint Feature SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 15. — This afternoons card here ended the first phase of the 1950 Chicago racing season. The popular half-mile plant annually has been allotted the honor of opening and closing the sport in the local section. Another meeting will be staged here in the fall. Concerning the Sportsmans Park spring meeting, William H. Johnston, president of the local1 organization, this afternoon said: .The general trend indicated a decline would be in store for our meeting in both handle and attendance. But I do not believe the drop would have been as sharp had we had more favorable weather during the charity meeting of five days, and "also during the early portion of the regular session." Late Breeze, owned by Theodore Delong Buhl, of Detroit, gained the major share of the purse in the sixth and featured race on the finale. A winner at handsome odds in his previous race here, Late Breeze registered a mild upset in this, encounter when he nosed out Mario H. VanBergs Debby J. A half-length farther back, M. J. Sulas Non Ferro finished third, but was disqualified by the stewards and placed fourth, with Wijliam Hal Bishops False Move, who was impeded by Non Ferro leaving the final turn, gaining the show award under the revised order. Collins in Saddle Late Breeze, handled by apprentice Charles Collins, paid 7.80 to his scattered backers among the crowd of 10,652 and ran the distance over a fast strip in 1:29%. Highlighting the 19-day meeting was the marked success enjoyed by the popular combination of owner-trainer William Hal Bishop and jockey Harold Keene. Bishop led the trainers by a wide margin and Keene outpaced his fellow reinsmen just as easily. Making his seventh start of the 1950 season, Mrs. James M. Nugents Young Geordie accounted for the first race on the card. The eight-year-old earned his third puree this year and exceeded the number of tallies won throughout last years campaign by taking a five-length verdict from H. R. Tyners Flying Sandy. Slightly better than a pair of lengths farther away Big Casino completed, the finish order. Jockey Del Jessop, who is credited with being able to handle the winner better than any other jider and is more often in the saddle on Young Geordie, used the whip constantly through the final furlong to humble the. other eight performers in the seven-furlong dash. Young Geordie was a stout choice over his foes and returned .40 after a clocking of 1:30% for the distance.

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