Senator Joe Easy Delaware Winner: Clarke Homebred Draws Out to Four-Length Tally In Featured Bethany Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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ALAN T. CLARKE— Owner-trainer-breeder of Senator Joe, popular winner of yesterdays Bethany Purse at Delaware. ► Senator Joe Easy Delaware Winner Clarke Homebred Draws Out to Four-Length Tally In Featured Bethany Purse By FRED GALIANI Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 3. — It was an outing for Alan T. Clarkes Senator Joe in the featured Bethany Purse here today, the four-year-old Alaking — Bola Mowlee colt ripping off the six furlongs in 1:11% over the fast track to win by four lengths. Closest to Senator Joe was H. P. Metcalfs Telenews, who came from fourth place in the small field. It * was the same distance back to Mrs. T. Randolphs Mahoon for third money, while Walter M. Jeffords veteran Loyal Legion was fourth and Gee M. Cohens Jess Linthicum fifth and last. Senator Joe was a prohibitive favorite at .50 for and Bobby Mitchell never had to move a bit in his trip. This was the third score in seven starts for the fleet colt; and has been out of the money only once this season. The Clarke horse set a0 track record at Pimlico before coming here, where he finished third to Tea-Maker in the opening day ""Wilmington Handicap. In addition he lost a decision at Laurel where he was disqualified from first place. Hails From Clarkesville, Md. Clarke, from Clarkesville, Md., bred, owns and trains Senator Joe, named for Senator Joseph McCarthy, of Wisconsin. Clarke was a big league pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in his younger days but horses always came first. The crowd of 11,000 had another nice day to go racing and the score of Senator Joe was a big boost for the favorite players, while long shot followers had their chance . in "the fourth race when Laurence Simpsons Ladslove, a first-time starter, scored first crack out of the starting gate to pay 16.30. The field for the Bethany came away from the gate with Mahoon on the rail, Jess Linthicum next and Senator Joe on the outside going down the backstretch, with Telenews and Loyal Legion following. For the first quarter of a mile there wasnt any appreciable difference among the first three, but swinging for the bend Bobby Mitchell let out a couple of notches on Senator Joe. At the half pole, the Alaking colt had gone to the lead and from there on increased his margin at-will. Telenews came from the rear to be second as Mahoon finished third. Loyal Legion, far back in the early running, beat the tired Jess Linthicum for fourth money. Xoyal Legion, a former stake winner, was making his second start of the year and although he is now eight years bid, probably can still win races when the distances are lengthened.

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