Unification Fails in Initial Outing: 7,000 Yearling Purchase Runs Eighth While Telenews Romps to Easy Accounting, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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* ♦ . r ; I . a 1 , 2 7 3 j B . e t jj" j " |t to 0 n e 0 . ;_ n e , e _ t Unification Fails In Initial Outing 7,000 Yearling Purchase Runs Eighth While Telenews Romps to Easy Accounting By OSCAR OTIS GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 9. — Unification, second highest-priced sales yearling of 1949 at 7,000, made his racing debut as a three-year-old here this afternoon and demonstrated to Garden L I | State fans the truth of the old adage that price alone does not always make a good race horse. Unification, carrying the silks of Wil- liam G. Helis, Jr., ran greenly after fail-s ing to leave the gate too alertly, then never threatened in the six-furlong Paterson Purse, a dash won rather impressively by H. P. Metcalfs Telenews, who had five lengths to spare at the end over Lucille F. The latter just lasted to save the place from Fox Run, a nominee for the Jersey Stakes. The Paterson was one of those unpredictable maiden races calling for three-year-olds and upward, unpredictable be-, cause a trainer never knows just whom he might "catch as competition" by the mere reading of the conditions. Unification, who had worked smartly but who failed to reach the gate as a two-year-old, received solid backing despite his lack of racing experience, plus, of course, his excellent I breeding. Unification is by War Admiral — Summer Time, she by Bull Dog. Telenews had been able to run second to Jack the Great as a two-year-old, and while never performing in a claimer, was soundly beaten in an allowance at Jamaica. In contrast, some of the maidens in the event had raced for as modest a claiming price as ,500. Second to Jack the Great Last Year Whether Unification "will do" with more 5 racing remains to be seen. He showed little - today excepting that perhaps he needed a race. Unification was successfully purchased - for the 7,000 figure at Keeneland i to tie for the tops of the sale with a colt t by Menow— Risk. The absolute sales top ? of the year in question was the 0,500 brought by a colt by Blenheim — On the e Level at the Crispin Oglesby dispersal. It was small wonder that the Garden 1 State fans eyed the debut of the young-t ster known as Unification with more than 1 a passing interest. In the running of the race itself, the e result was never in serious doubt from 1 shortly after the start when apprentice e Doyle Gardner rushed Telenews to the e front, shook off bids on the part of Lu-lt cille F., then drew away in the run to the e wire to win as if best. Lucille F. was tir-g ing near the end as the result of her re-r_ " peated attempts to get to the winner early. - Fox Run was going fairly well at the fin-_ " ish after being within striking distance e early. Telenews logged the six furlongs In 1 1:12%, and a solid second choice to Uni- fication in the wagering, paid .80 0 straight. Some 15,576 fans turned out for the aft-e - ernoon of sport in slightly warmer weather r than has prevailed for the last few days. One of the most thrilling finishes of the e meeting occurred in the days carded feature, the Reading Purse, at six furlongs, l when Up Beat, Bolo Mack and Carolina a ,Miss came down in a blanket finish that t took careful eyeing of the photo finish i picture to separate them. Up Beat, given a stirring ride by the e steady Sammy Boulmetis, got the photographic . nod, although Bolo Mack, narrowly _ beaten, might have won had he not t shown a tendency to lug in, causing jockey y Gayle L. Smith to exert some of his efforts s toward keeping him straight, efforts which i might otherwise have been exerted in 1 urging him through the stretch drive. Up Beat raced the six furlongs in 1:11 1 flat and paid the generous price of 4.00 straight.

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