Jennie Lee Turns Back Sickles Image at Downs: Calumet Miss over One Length in Front as Spring Meet Ends, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-21


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_ 4 Jennie Lee Turns Back Sickles Image at Downs Calumet Miss Over One Length In Front as Spring Meet Ends By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 19. — Calumet Farms Jennie Lee, homebred daughter of Bull Lea and Nellie L., won her third straight victory and her fourth in five starts here today when she captured the .featured Armed Forces Purse. Responding readily to a well-judged ride from the veteran, Willie Hanka, the Calumet miss sped to the end of the six and one-half furlongs with a length and one-quarter margin over Clarence Hartwicks stakes-winning Sickles Image, who was two and one-half lengths on Charlton Clays Lyceum at the wire. Jennie Lee carried 117 pounds in the closing-day headliner, that burden being four pounds less than that shouldered by the favored Sickles Image. Second choice in the speculation, Jennie Lee was held at 19 to 10. She raced the Armed Forces distance over the fast strip in 1:17% to defeat her six sophomore filly rivals. Biddy Bid Sets Swift Pace Biddy Bid, from the Detroit-owned Mr. and Mrs. James R. Collins Stable, made a quick pace .until inside the stretch but faltered at the furlong pole while Sickles Image momentarily assumed command. Jennie Lee, however, responded to the flick of Hankas whip and she quickly disposed of the Hartwick star and won drawing clear. Sickles Image was an easy second over Lyceum, while Biddy Bid, spent from her display of early speed, finished a faltering fourth. The spring meet, highlighted by renewals of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Clark Handicap, and four other stakes, was one of the more successful ones staged at the South Louisville course during the past decade. Major Bill Coruni, president of Churchill Downs, and resident manager Russell Sweeney were more than pleased with the attendance and speculation during the 19-day session. Although temperatures reached a high level, a closing day throng, numbering "approximately 20,000 spectators, witnessed the finale, which celebrated Army Forces Continued on Page Three - - s 7 s 1 i, I » r E i r - ; . l. ; - i . r • . ; Jennie Lee Turns Back Sickles Image at Downs Calumet Miss Oyer One Length In Clear as Spring Meet Ends Continued from Page One Pay. Among the military and naval dignitaries on hand were General Macdohald, General Swift and Admiral Sherman. The Waves and Wacs Purse, chief supporting event, fell to Elkcam Stables Blue Kay. Hustled hard through the stretch by Mike Caffarella, Blue Kay was up in the last sixteenth mile to conquer Brown Hotel Stables favored and speedy sophomore, Grass Fire. James Paddocks Alphara earned third honors in the seven-furlong test. Mrs. Louis J. Herrmann, wife of the Downs vice-president, sent out the winner in the Unification Purse, her Calumet-bred Bloom racing to a length and one-half verdict under Robert Lee Bairds good handling. Circle M Farms favored Very Special ran second in the five-furlong juvenile dash, and he was two lengths before Broadmoor Farms Free For Me at the wire. Harry Trotsek and Tommy Stevens each-saddled a pair of winners. Trotsek put the tack on Hasty House Farms Hasty Request, winner of the Admiral Sherman Purse, and Bloom, victress in the Unification. Bobby Baird rode both horses. Stevens sent J. Howard Rouses Sand Fly out to win the General MacDonald over 11 other two-year-olds and M. R. Latimers Free Me to score over 11 ordinary sophomores in the Fort Knox claiming purse.

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