One Count in Belmont Upset; Miss America to Biddy Jane: Equals Hawthornes Five-Furlong Mark; Collins Filly Is Forced to Withstands Foul Claim After Defeating Sweet Patootie, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-09


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One One Count Count in in Belmont Belmont Upset; Upset; Miss Miss America America to to Biddy Biddy jane Jane Equals Hawthornes Five-Furlong Mark Collins Filly Is Forced to Withstand Foul Claim After Defeating Sweet Patootie By J. J. MURPHY HAWTHORNE, Cicero, HI., June 7. — Thirteen two-year-old fillies sprinted five furlongs in the fifth running of the 0,000 added Miss America Stakes here this afternoon, and Biddy Jane, from the stable of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Collins, of Detroit, was the winner, with Mrs. E. E. D. Shaffers Sweet Patootie* another youngster who was shipped in from the Motor City, finishing second, and Mrs. H. J. Damms Arab Actress taking third money. Biddy Jane, in running the distance in :59, equaled the 29-year-old track record established by Sara Elizabeth in July of 1923. Biddy Jane won by two arid one-half lengths while Sweet Patootie was three lengths before Arab Actress. The winner was forced to withstand a claim of foul lodged by jockey Willie Lee Johnson on Sweet Patootie, and it was some minutes before the official placing was confirmed. Biddy Jane paid .00. Very warm weather prevailed in the Chicago district again today, and a summer attired gathering of 20,335 viewed the sport. Two-Horse Race For the most part the race was strictly a two-horse affair between Biddy Jane and Sweet Patootie. The latter went to the front at the outset while Biddy Jane was firmly entrenched in second place, and they raced in that order to the stretch turn, with Sweet Patootie showing slightly in front until the bend was reached and then Biddy Jane, forging to a slight advantage rounding the bend while racing on the outside of her rival. Nearing the eighth pole they were still head and head, and Biddy Jane lugged in to cause Sweet Patootie some trouble. The Collins filly then drew out, but immediately as the horses returned to the unsaddling area jockey Johnson lodged his claim of foul, which was not allowed. As for the remaining 11 fillies in the field, they were never serious factors. Happy Deb, Arab Actress, and Tuonine had early speed, while Stephens Girl finished fairly well. Biddy Jane was the favorite and paid .00. She was ridden by jockey Lois Cook, who, like jockey Johnson, came in from Detroit especially for the event. It marked the fifth success of the season for Biddy Jane, who may eventually become a Continued on Page Forty -Four ; : . One Count in Belmont Upset Under Arcaros Fine Handling Odds-On Blue Man Unable tand » Stay With Jeffords Colt in Stretch; Armageddon Third Continued from Page One field left the gate directly in front of the stands, with One Count in closest pursuit, followed by Sub Fleet, Blue Man, Olympic and King Jolie In the run down the back-stretch, Sub Fleet took a slight lead over Armageddon, while One Count was a little more than a length away, closely followed by Blue Man, who was racing on the outside. There was a wide gap back to Olympic, with King Jolie bringing up the rear. Sub Fleet began to shorten stride Hearing the far turn and One Count moved up to challenge, with Blue Man a surprisingly close third. McCreary evidently sensed the moderate pace and soon sent Blue Man up to join One Count as Sub Fleet fell back, beaten. One Count and Blue Man rounded the final curve to the stretch racing as a team, but McCreary was scrubbing on the favorite and it became evident that he couldnt pull away from his rival. A few strides farther on, Arcaro roused One Count, and that colt responded at once, drawing away from Blue Man above the eighth pole and adding to his advantage through the final furlong. Blue Man continued steadily, but never looked like a winner through the last quarter mile. Armageddon dropped back as though hopelessly beaten at the end of seven furlongs, then came on again mildly in the stretch, while King Jolie made a feeble and belated rush at the end. Sub Fleet finished a head off the board in fifth place and Olympic was • only a neck farther back in last place. After the race, Arcaro said: "I guess Im as much surprised as anyone else. Mr. White didnt think he was a whip horse. After I knew he was beaten in the Preak-ness, I dug into him and he responded. I did the same thing today. I cut him once right-handed and then switched and hit him left. He swerved a bit and I went back to the right through the stretch." Beat by Better Colt Conn McCreary, who rode Blue Man said: "If cinches always won there wouldnt be any need for racing. A better colt beat us today." Steve Brooks said, succinctly, that Sub Fleet "Didnt want to run when it came time to run." Among the notables observed in the Turf and Field Club and paddock were J. Henry Alexandre, W. Goadby Loew, Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Phipps, F. Skiddy von Stade, Nelson I. Asiel, Ivor Balding and. S. A. W. Baltazzi. Also, Major Louie Beardd, Frederic H. Bon-tecou, A. C. and G. H. Bostwick, James Cox Brady, Howard C. Brokaw, Mr. and Mrs. James Butler, Buckley M. Byers, F. Ambrose Clark, J. Averell Clark, Mr. arid Mrs. Ashley T. Cole, Preston Davie, F. Eugene Dixon, Jr., William M. Duryea and William Ewing. Also, John W. Galbreath, Byron C. Foy, Walter D. Fletcher, Rear Adm. H. A. Flanagan, Charles R. and Raoul Fleischmann, Richard V. N. Gambrill, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis M. Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. Tyson Gilpin, Arhory L. Haskell, Hal Price Headley, Fred » W. Hooper, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Hutton, Mr. and Mrs. Howell E. Jackson, Col. C. F. H. Johnson, Cyrus S. Jullien, Edward King, R. J. Kleberg and William C. Langley. Also, Edward Lasker, Thomas I. Laugh-lin, Henry Lewis m., George MacDonald, Philip McGuire, H. C. McCollom, Royce G. Martin, Sam A. Mason III., Lorenzo Mc-Gillicuddy, A. Edward Masters, John A. Masters, Lee E. Olwell and Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Payson. Also, J. Samuel Perlman, Harry T. Peters, Jr., H. C. Phipps, Robert A. Pinker-ton, William Post, John T. Pratt, Jr., F. H. Prince, Jr., William G. Reynolds, Joseph M. Roebling, Walter J. Salmon and Walter J. Salmon, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sanford, Morton L. Schwartz, Gerard S. Smith, Sir Ashley T. Sparks and Lady Sparks, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Stone, Leon A. Swirbui; H. B. Swope, T. Suffern Tailer, J. Dana Tasker, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Travers, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Tuckerman, Franklin B. Voss, Edgar Degas, G. H. Walker, R. N. Webster, Lyman P. Whitehead, Mr. and Mrs. Cort-wright Wetherill, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Whitney, John Hay Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Widener, Robert C. Winmill and William Ziegler, Jr.

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