Fanfare Victorious in Derby Trial; Ruhe and Sonic Work Out at Downs: King Clover Finishes Second; but Placed Third for Fouling, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-02


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Fanfare Fanfare Victorious Victorious in in Derby Derby Trial; Trial; Ruhe Ruhe and and Sonic Sonic Work Work Out Out at at Downs Downs King Clover Finishes Second, But Placed Third for Fouling Calumet Colt Runs Mile in 1 :36%; Bernwood Awarded Runner-Up Honors at Downs By CHARLES HATTON CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 1. — Calumet Farms Fanfare, a doubtful Derby starter three weeks ago, became one of the choices this afternoon when he overcame repeated interference and won the 0,000 Trial from a field of 13 other candidates for Saturdays classic. Well played by a crowd of about 17,000 that turned out in mid-summer weather to see the final Derby preview, Coaltowns successful half-brother came to the stand a length in front of Cary Boshamers King Clover, who finished a length and a half in front of Brownell Combs luckless Bern-wood. King Clover went in on Bernwood sharply from the sixteenth pole to the finish, forcing Church to snatch up, and the stewards reversed the order of placing between these two, awarding second money to Bernwood. Boiling down the outside of the field with a run through the last quarter, the favored Battle Morn, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, finished a fast closing fourth, a length off Bernwood. None of the others in the Trial gave much evidence of being Derby horses. The track was fast for todays sport, though thundershowers threatened, and Fanfare raced the mile in 1:36% under 110 I pounds in his most important success to date of his career. Fanfare returned the Calumet rooters .60 for the customary . Unraced as a two-year-old, this was his fourth success in nine starts, in a campaign which began at Santa Anita in January. The purse today added 0,250 to the Calumet coffers. In Close Quarters After Start Fanfare broke out en route to the post for the Trial, and is said not to be the most generous runner in training on occasion, but he couldnt have shown more competitive spirit today. He broke with the speedy Bernwood, Kings Hope and King Clover in a good start, but was in close | quarters almost immediately and forced to back out of contention a length or so. Dodson started up again at the end of the backstretch, again was caught in a wedge, and finally worked his way outside King Clover and Bernwood atop the home lane. Fanfare responded stoutly when set down through the long stretch and was drawing out from King Clover and Bernwood the last yards. King Clover and Bernwood were at one anothers heads on the pace all the way, killing off Kings Hope as he tried to keep up down the far side. They still were matching strides as Fanfare surged by in the stretch, and in the last 70 yards or so King Clover went over on Bernwood, who was tiring at the time, forcing him back. The stewards decided to reverse that order. Battle Morn was given a Whirlaway ride and hadnt a horse beaten at the five-sixteenths pole. Arcaro got him running there, went outside the entire field, and was making up ground rapidly all the way home. The race suggested, like the Wood and some others of Battle Morns performances, that he will be formidable at a greater distance. He was not drifting out perceptibly today. MRS. WARREN WRIGHT — Owner of Fanfare, winner of the Derby Trial.

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