Ringador Drives to Fore In Detroit Sprint Event: Takes Measure of Favored Sorority Under Phillips Capable Handling, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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Ringador Drives to Fore In Detroit Sprint Event Takes Measure of Favored Sorority Under Phillips Capable Handling "By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 13.— L. A. Wesleys Ringador, victor in a pair of Kentucky engagements before shipment to the Detroit course, drove to a three-quarters length verdict here today in the third race, one of the better offerings on a fair "off day" program. Young Johnny Phillips, recent addition to the local riding colony, rounded out a saddle double astride Ringador, who beat P. L. Grissoms locally owned and favored Sorority. Five and one-half lengths back, F. E. Arnolds Miss Montsin, who flashed early foot, ran third in the band of a half dozen platers contesting the sprint. Overnight rains and frequent showers this morning undoubtedly cut attendance, a crowd of 7,500 turning out for the sport. Heavy cloud banks hung over the track during the earlier portion of the program, but the sun broke through later in the afternoon, presaging improved weather conditions for tomorrow. Ringador stepped the six furlongs over the sloppy footingin a creditable 1:13% and, third choice in the totalisator, paid 1.60 straight. After a brief skirmish soon after the start with Miss Montsin, Ringador assumed command and then entered the stretch Continued on Page Fortv Ringador Drives to Fore In Detroit Sprint Event Takes Measure of Favored Sorority Under Phillips Capable Handling Continued from Page One with a clear advantage. Responding to brisk handling by apprentice Phillips, the Wesley gelding continued willingly enough to withstand Sororitys bid while the latter was an easy second over the tiring Miss Montsin. Edward Kitchens Landmark Gal, second in two previous local engagements, left the maiden ranks, defeating 11 other two-year-olds in the four and one-half furlongs opener. Hustled right along from the start by apprentice Johnny Phillips, Landmark Gal reached the final marker with a neck advantage over I. J. Collins Lils Gadget while G. A. Cavanaughs early pacemaker, Connie Jo, lasted for third, two lengths off the lapped leaders. Henry Forrests favored By Degrees raced evenly to salvage fourth money. Landmark Gal stepped through the slop in :55% and returned 1.60 straight. Longhorn, who races under the silks of Mrs. Frank Stafford, found the prevailing soft footing advantageous and drove to a three-length decision in the three-quarters mile second race. Handled smartly by the veteran Claude Hooper, Longhorn was sent to the outside for the stretch run and, after taking command near the furlong pole, won going away. McKinnon and Westphals Meyersdale, racing in "trick" black and red halves colors, was" the choice for the dash, but could do no better than second after drifting out during the last three-eighths mile. Two lengths away, F. Miners Lt. Bill, who made the pace in the initial quarter mile, wound up third. Longhorn, a recent arrival from Ohio, was clocked in 1:14%, paid .60 as second choice in the straight wagering and, coupled in the Daily Double with Landmark Gal, returned 8.40 in that pool.

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