Brooks Triumphs Astride Five Mounts on Churchill Program: Scores in First Four Races Of Afternoon; Carters Pride Captures Wyandotte Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-16


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JOCKEY STEVE BROOKS — Riding star at the Churchill Downs oval. ► : ; Brooks Triumphs Astride Five Mounts on Churchill Program Scores in First Four Races * Of Afternoon; Carters Pride Captures Wyandotte Purse. By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 15. — The riding of jockey Steve Brooks, leading reinsman of the current Churchill Downs meeting, featured todays program at the Derby course. The McCook, Nebr., booter was astride five winners through the seventh race, winning the first four races on the card. After finishing fourth with his mount in the fifth race and second in the featured .Wyandotte Purse, he rounded out a quintet for the afternoon by hustling home Al Wellmans Locks in the seventh event. Locks score was Wellmans third winner of the day and all three were ridden by Brooks. Brooks, slated to ride Dixianas Sub Fleet in the Saturday running of the Preakness Stakes, certainly put in some good practice licks for that engagement, the clever western reinsman having also won the final race yesterday with R and H Stables Myrmidon, bringing his sequence to five straight. Second on Thistle War His winners this afternoon in the initial four races were Mrs. Herbert Herffs Mimi Mine, C and K Stables Baby Delight, and the Al Wellman Stables Liebeskind and Winstay. He was beaten on Revel-On in the fifth but finished second with Thistle War in the featured Wyandotte. Carters Pride, a four-year-old homebred daughter of Lovely Night and Dead Level, carried Carter and Johnsons colors to an easy victory here in the six and one-half furlongs Wyandotte. Carters Pride, for-wardly placed from the start under William McKinley Cook, coasted to the finish with a four lengths margin over her nearest rival, Sunnybrook Farms Thistle War while another five lengths back, Miller and Stelles Tileman earned third in the field of nine three-year-old starters. Carters Pride, a good winner at Keene-land last autumn, was a 4 to 1 second Continued on Page Forty-Three Brooks Carries Off Churchill Riding Honors With Five Wins Continued from Page One choice to Thistle War and completed her Wyandotte Purse accounting over the fast course in a commendable 1:17%. Another bumper crowd of some 9,000 patrons witnessed the sport at the Derby oval arid the gathering was treated to interesting racing. The skies were clear and temperatures unseasonably high during the earlier part of the matinee, but there was a threat of showers before the final event. Mrs. Herbert Herff, Memphis, Tennessee sportslady, sent out a handsome chestnut filly, Mimi Mine, to capture the opening five-furlong Lilac Purse at the expense of 11 other junior misses. Mimi Mine, a daughter of Alsab and Ginger. W., had the saddle services of Steve Brooks and, racing greenly in her first appearance under silks, left the stall in tardy fashion. Mimi Mine, however, steadily worked her way forward and. closing with a brilliant burst of speed through the stretch, beat Clifford Lusskys homebred Tuonine by a two lengths margin. Jockey Brooks, presently leading Downs rider, came right back after successfully piloting Mimi Mine and scored with C. and K. Stables homebred colt, Babys Delight. The victor, a son of Boss Hoss and Miss Cry Baby, raced nearest Henry Forrests favored Jeepmond until nearing the finish, then swept to the front and graduated with a length advantage. The Forrest gelding was an easy four-length second over M. L. Coopers Golden Choice, while John Stelles Bentons Lucy salvaged fourth money in the band of 11 youngsters. Al Wellmans Liebeskind provided jockey Brooks with another victory, the McCook, Nebraskans, third straight, when she whipped seven other three-year-olds in the six-furlong third. Liebeskind responded readily to Brooks strong handling and beat out Des Plains yalley Stables hard-charging Mistress Edith by one length. Just a nose back, Iils Gadget, from the I. J. Collins barn, beat Pollard and Har kins Pixie Pet, the betting choice, a head for third. Brooks chalked up his fourth successive winner of the afternoon hustling Wellman Stables Winstay to a head verdict oyer Edward Wards Boldger in the six and one-half furlongs fourth. Winstay held sway from the outset, but he was hard ridden during the late stages to retain a short advantage. i

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