Screemin Jack Arlington Repeater: Gives Keene Third Winner on Program, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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Screemin Jack Arlington Repeater Gives Keene Third Winner on Program Favored Foxy Poise Annexes Hunts Racing Cup Hurdles; Owned, Ridden by A. Brown By CHARLES HATTON ARLINGTON PARK. Arlington Heights, 111., June 29. — Screemin Jack had a sunny days crowd of 10,557 shouting, mostly in surprise, as he charged home winner of the Marengo, six furlongs feature of the Arlington Program. Jake . Lowensteins rangy gray rounded out a triple for jockey Harold Keene when he reached the finish three parts of his length in advance of Hal Price Headleys Here Me, who was second by some two lengths before Ada L. Rices Party Request. The Ghizeh finished fourth among eight allowance horses. Party Request was a rather tardy favorite, the winner paying 6.20 in the tote, after going over the distance in the smart time of Lrll5. Screemin Jack had only recently earned his racing diploma at this meeting and this was the third start of his brief, but successful career to date. A return to fair weather found the attendance gaining noticeably. Though the Marengo was the nominal feature of the days sport, there was a hurdle race that afforded the crowd some unfamiliar entertainment. This was the Hunts Racing Cup of about two miles and amazingly enough J of the patrons made the right favorite, unacquainted as they are with this phase of the sport, when Austin Brown won on Foxy Poise. Party Request Takes Lead The Marengo was a sharp contest from start to finish. Party Request flattered the chalk players a bit by hustling to the front and cutting out a busy pace to the turn, prompted by Here Me. Keene had Screemin Jack about two lengths behind Here Me, saving ground on the rail and biding his time. Coming to the head of the stretch, Here Me went to Party Request and beat him down about the eighth pole. But Screemin Jack then swung outside the Headley gelding and ran him down in the last yards. Screemin Jack was drawing out at the line. The Ghizeh and Triumpho showed brief flashes of speed but both stopped before the real racing began. The third race was unique in that it was the first hurdle event at Arlington Park in about 20 years. It was featured as the Hunts Racing Cup Hurdles, brought out 11 entrants, ridden by amateurs for the most part, and surprisingly enough, the public picked the winner of this about two miles. This was the eight-year-old Foxy Poise, who is owned, trained and ridden by Austin Brown, and got over the 10 hurdles in 4:102/5, three lengths in front of T. W. Bullitts Little Ken. ridden by David B. Harper. George Sadliers Bannock Laddie, ridden by J. Brant, Jr., was third, eight lengths farther back. In a winners" circle ceremony following this event, Laurance Armour, of the Post and Paddock Club, presented the Hunts Cup to the successful owner. Foxy Poise, who has in common with Repetoire both being descended from Regret, returned the many who had backed him .80 for .00. He had up topweight of 165 pounds. The race, incidentally, was run under rules of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, and most of the entrants competed recently at Oakbrook. Harold Keene, who is pacing the riders at the meeting, won the opening race of seven furlongs for ,000 horses with M. H. VanBergs Compare, who paid 6.80 and came right back in the second half of the Double and won on W. H. Bishops Marie Eileen. The latter was timed in an unremarkable 1:07 Vs and paid .80 as the favorite, completing a 9.00 Double.

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