Counterpoint Turns Back Battlefield; Princess Lygia Takes Miss America: Trotsek Youngster Beats Miss Break, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-11


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Counterpoint Counterpoint Turns Turns Back Back Battlefield; Battlefield; Princess Princess Lygia Lygia Takes Takes Miss Miss America America Trotsek Youngster Beats Miss Break Daughter of Roman Has Five Lengths to Spare Over Off Track at Washington Park By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June 9. — The Miss America Stakes, Lincoln Fields top race for two-year-old fillies, had its fourth running this afternoon when an even dozen contested the issue over a heavy track. It resulted in a victory for Princess Lygia, from the Stable of Mrs. Harry Trotsek, with .Ken Church in the staddle. Second money went to Miss Break, owned by P. A. B. Widener, while Little Snow, a field horse, was third. The winners share of the 0,000 added purse was ,600 net highest in the four-year history of the event. The afternoons proceedings were witnessed by a crowd of 15,641, who shed outer wraps as the weather became more humid as the afternoon wore on. It makes the second straight success in the race for jockey Church, who rode Juliets Nurse to victory last year. His mount, Princess Lygia, was clearly best. She had started but once previously at the meeting, winning that event by eight lengths, her margin today being five lengths. Miss Break finished six lengths in front of Little Snow. Princess Lygia, a daughter of Roman, from the mare Roman Matron, was bred by Mrs, S. M. Pistorio and ran the five-furlongs distance over the "off" track in 1:00%. Trotsek Saddles Triple Entry Princess Lygia was on hertoes at the start and well in advance of the field after a short distance had been raced, with Miss Break firmly implanted in second place. Jockey Church permitted the Trotsek filly to go along easily and although Miss Break loomed as an outside possibility after entering the stretch, she failed to threaten seriously. Aside from some slight trouble encountered by Bloom and Rock Garden, the race was cleanly run. Bloom was Continued on Page Thirty-Eight JOCKEY KENNETH CHURCH — Rode his second "straight winner of the Miss America Stakes when he guided Princess Lygia to victory Saturday in the Lincoln Fields event. He guided Juliets Nurse successfully in the same feature last year. Princess Lygia Clearly Best In Miss America Stakes Win Continued from Page One jostled at the three-sixteenth pole and Rock. Garden was forced to take up around the far turn. The winning filly raced as an entry with Bloom and Oil Princess, all being trained by Harry Trotsek, but racing in the silks of different owners. Probably due to track conditions Ever Bright, Amour Amour, Whirla Lea and Miss Jato were late withdrawals. The entry was* heavily backed to win and paid .20, making it three successful favorites of the day. A paii- of former stakes winners were successful in the early races when Super-wolf won the second and Volt took down the third. It was the second straight victory for the latter, who was claimed out of the face by S. A. Alexander. Volt led throughout, while Superwolf came from behind to beat the favored Patmiboy. The opening event went to a 10-year-old mare, Little Milly, who just lasted to hold Mr. Zippo, the public choice. She was ridden by George South. Raider LaRue won her first race in 13 starts this year when she held out to best Grace Mae in the fourth. Foxy V. started out as if he would run off with the event and was" about five lengths to the good in the stretch but stopped badly near the end. Granite Flyn, a two-year-old son of the stallion Barre Granite, made it two in a row when he won the fifth event from Oh Leo with the favored Happy Go Lucky, third. Granite NFlyn, ridden by Robert Baird and owned by Willie Crump, led most of the way. Bogalusa became the second favorite of the day to score when he got home in front in the sixth. He was guided by Johnny Adams and took command in the stretch. S. McLaughlin was a fast-going second.

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