County Delight Takes Gallant Fox; Bashford Manor Falls to Red Curtice: Prevails by Neck over Palestinian, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-14


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County County Delight Delight Takes Takes Gallant Gallant Fox; Fox; Bashford Bashford Manor Manor Falls Falls to to Red Red Curtice Curtice Leads Throughout At Churchill Downs Denemark Juvenile Displays Speed to Beat Smoke Screen; Black George Lowers Record By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 12. — Mrs. Emil Denemarks Red Curtice, smartly ridden by Job Dean Jessop, raced to a popular triumph here today in the fifty-first running of the Bashford Manor Stakes. Fashioning a swift pace for his rivals in the five furlongs juvenile dash, the Chicago-owned winner reached the wire with a two and one-half lengths margin over his nearest rival, Reverie Knoll Farms Smoke Screen. Another length and one-half away, Circle M Farms Very Special was along to get the show award by a nose from Hudgens, who was coupled with the victor as the Denemark entry. Red Curtice, a well-conformed brown son of Requested and Stage Sister, picked up 122 pounds under the allowance conditions of the stakes and beat his eight rivals in :58%, which time was just one-fifth second off the track record. The Denemark duo was favored in the wagering at 6 to 5 and Red Curtice was given a tremendous round of applause when jockey Jessop galloped the colt back to the scales after the quick trip. Worth 0,750 to Denemark Stable Todays renewal of the Bashford Manor grossed 3,875 and the Denemark coffers were enriched 0,250 by Red Curtice and Hudgens picked up another 00 for fourth. In an impressive ceremony at the winners circle after the running, president Bill Corum of Churchill Downs, and Dennis Long, son of the late George Long, founder of Bashford Manor, presented trainer Bob McGarvey, of the Denemark establishment, with a silver trophy. Scene One dashed to the front at the break, opening up a daylight lead in the first sixteenth mile but Red Curtice went right after the Eight Thirty colt and assumed command before going a furlong. Once in front, the Denemark youngster carried his speed along steadily and Jessop occasionally flicked him with the whip to keep him at his task. Very Special raced in nearest pursuit of the ultimate victor while Continued on Page Thirty-Nine 10 0 ._ 10 io ■ r- ■ . - 10 • 10 k t, e n in d ;- 1, of f n k ■ - it it Red Curtice Captures Bashford Manor Stakes Fashions Fast Pace at Downs to Lead Smoke Screen Past Finish Continued from Page One Hoop Gano occupied third position within l striking distance of the pacemaker. After settling in the home lane, Red Curio - tice continued willingly and Very Special ,1 gave up the chase passing the furlong post. ; Hoop Gano also faded during the drive and j Smoke Screen, who was on the inside for r the entire trip, closed well enough to down » the faltering Very Special for place honors while Hudgens, in close quarters during the e earlier stages, finished well enough to get t the fourth part of the Bashford Manor r spoils. . Bright sun, temperature at a pleasant level, and a fast track made for a delightful afternoon to go racing, and a crowd of ~f approximately 25,000 spectators witnessed d the half-holiday sport. The gathering was s treated to some exciting finishes and many y well-backed horses played prominent roles s during the interesting matinee. William H. Veenemans Black George, ;, 1950 Derby Trial winner, cracked the for-n - mer seven-furlong track record, streaking g to an impressive victory in the Douglas s Park Handicap and clipping one-fifth of a a second off the old mark as he registered a a clever 1:22% for the distance. Splendidly y handled by Darrell Madden, the Veeneman n gelding made all of his own pace and sped d to the wire with a two and one-half lengths s margin over C. H. Everitts Little Imp. . Hasty House Farms Wine List, who was s coupled with Seaward in the favored entry, r, ran third, a length and one -half away, r, while Endovina and Kontos Cacomo salvaged d d s y s ;, - g s a a a a y n d s . s r, r, d fourth money in the field of eight Douglas Park starters. Black George shouldered 112 pounds, his impost being 10 pounds less than that of the high-weighted Seaward. Overlooked in the totalisator by the majority, the locally- owned winner paid 6.60 to achieve his fourth success of the 1951 season, Calumet Farms Sunshine Nell, handled by Jess Higley and making her first ap- pearance under silks since arrival from California, earned a game triumph in the | six and one-half furlongs Whirlaway Purse, Hanging on determinedly during the drive, Sunshine Nell lasted to beat Joe Hard- wicks favored Cheshire Cat by a nose. In the hotly-contested finish, Brown Hotel Stables Dr. Moore ran third, just a half length away.

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