Futuresque Annexes Third Straight: Survives Foul Claim by Castiles Rider, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-15


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Futuresque Annexes Third Straight 1* Survives Foul Claim By Castiles Rider Crowd of 11,541, Largest of Meeting, Out to See Spring Finale at Sportsmans Park SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, HI., May i 14. — The Blossom Stables improved Fu-• turesque survived a claim of foul to account for his third consecutive purse when he won the sixth and feature race at Sportsmans Park today. Jockey Willie Lee Johnson, who rode Castile, claimed that Futuresque had forced his mount wide In the stretch, but the stewards saw the matter in a different light and permitted the | original placing to stand. Favorite players were delighted with the ultimate decision, as they had backed Futuresque to the ex-i elusion of the others and he paid .00. Futuresques only defeat in his last five starts came when he was beaten a head at Gulf stream Park. The best race closing day carried the title of the Good Goods Purse in honor of Alsabs sire, and it drew out a fair band of seven. Thunder jet was the early pacemaker, with Castile close up, and Futuresque, saving ground in the first part, slipped through on the inside of the latter leaving the backstretch. The pair went at it hammer and tongs all through the fast furlong, and Futuresque with Avelino Gomez up, proved superior near the end J and drew out slightly to win by a neck. Jim Boy-H. was third three lengths back ; of Castile. The distance was one and one-sixteenth miles. Attendance Up 4,829 Over 1950 The largest week-day gathering of the t meeting attended the Sportsmans finale, t the crowd totaling 11,541. This made the £ attendance 4,829 more than that of last £ seasons 14-day session. The turnstiles c clicked 135,859 through last year as against j 140,688 this meeting. It was an ideal day f for the sport, the sun beaming down beautifully t and the track being fast. Jockey Tony Skoronski duplicated a feat £ accomplished but once previously at the i meeting when he rode the winners of both t ends of the Daily Double. Apprentice C. C. Smith had turned the trick earlier in the £ season. Skoronski steered the Illinois-bred Rosily I first under the wire in the opener t and came back with Trarab, a son of the j Illinois-bred Doublrab in the second. Due * to the fact that Atomic Energy was a late ; withdrawal from the second race because c of lameness, two combination pay-offs were l necessitated. Holders of tickets on Rosily J and Trarab got back 4.80 Rosily paid * .80 straight. The black three-year-old Liability came J off a mile and a sixteenth race to step a 1 lively five furlongs in the third event and j edge out Reserve Fund in a drive. Liability is also an Illinois-bred, being by Hypocrite. J He raced for Mrs. Nellie Mikel, but was ■ bred by W. A. Mikel, who had Chinese Yen - in the same race. The favored Oat-burner turned in a very poor effort. Another favorite to disappoint was Merry Tudor * in the fourth. The mare was never x in contention, the race going to Worcester, The majority of the patrons concentrated c on Whirl Off in the fifth race and threw l up their hands in despair when the filly J was beaten about 30 lengths in finishing last. Although jockey Johnson kept beating l a tattoo on her ribs, the farther they went, the worse she fared. White Blaze v was the winner and at least one man in the gathering ■ liked him exceptionally well as J Jess Byrd claimed him for ,000.

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