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Magnus Returned Winner Of Detroit Sprint Event Van Berg Veteran Three Lengths Clear of Ginnas War at Wire By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 21.— Magnus, from the Nebraska-owned Marion H. Van-Berg Stable and ridden by Tommy Barrow, raced to a popular victory here today in the fifth event, one of the more interesting offerings on a fair week-end card. The VanBerg stallion, and eight-year-old son of Pompey and Purpose, stepped to the end of the mile and one-sixteenth test with a three-length advantage over his nearest rival, Ginnas War, a member of the Schwartz and Wagner Stable, pacemaker for the initial three-quarters mile. Al Well-mans Terrys Cane finished third, two lengths off Ginnas War and H. Johnstons Big Heralder was along for fourth in the field of eight starters. Victor in five engagements last year, Magnus registered his first 1952 success, moving over the middle distance on the good footing in 1:47%. The VanBerg stallion was a stout choice in the speculation at 8 to 5. Although miserable weather was the order of the day in the Motor City area, a crowd of over 18,000 witnessed the sport at the Detroit course. Intermittent showers kept patrons scurrying for shelter, but the Continued on Page Five f IS ,fi 2- t- I : 5 I I s s s i r e • r y a - - e - a. t in a s y - in a n e h ;s n t. Magnus Returned Winner Of Detroit Sprint Event Van Berg Veteran Three Lengths Clear of Ginnas War at Wire Continued from Page One track remained good for the earlier events on the half-holiday card, softening some-* what as the matinee progressed. Major at-• tractions were the six-furlong Lakeside ie Purse and the Georgian Bay, a five-furlong ig! I juvenile dash. Richard A. Connell, president of Hazel ei Park Racing Association, sent out Ripton, n a homebred five-year-old gelding, to cap-f ture the six-furlong third race, his repre-*i 2~ sentative earning a front-running victory * under an alert ride from Warren Snyder. Hustled to the front immediately after the 2 start of the dash, Ripton went about his task in game style, responding to urging 5 during the drive to beat Mrs. R. Coons Donquest by slightly more than a length, h „ Just a length and one half away, Mrs. H. Allen Campbells Al Hash ran third in the band of a dozen starters, Rpiton, a good winner at Hawthorne in • May, returned his supporters 18 to 5 after er completing his journey in 1:13%. Port Beaumont, from the Louisiana- a- owned stable of Mrs. Joe Brooks, drove to to a well-deserved two and three-quarters rs lengths decision in the six-furlong opener er under steady handling from apprentice Joe oe Valenti. Port Beaumont, a notorious "rail-i. il- runner," slipped through on the inside when en the leaders drifted out at the stretch turn rn and, after disposing of Frank Grands is Marse Robert, the early pacemaker, won an going away. Arlington Farms Royal Luck ck finished third, a length off Marse Robert, rt, and a head before E. R. Morris Mother er Morris. Port Beaumont returned his back-h k- ers 11 to 1. Another outsider visited the winners rs er a- to to rs er Joe oe il- en rn is won an ck rt, er k- rs ring after the six-furlong second, with Jerry McCarthy Stables B Minor, handled by apprentice Ray Spencer, scoring. B Minor paid 1.60 straight, after taking a two and one-half lengths verdict from Paper City Stables Cross End, who led the field of a dozen starters for the greater part of the sprint distance. George Bills, Jr.s Debby J. came from well out of it during the stretch run to garner the show award, a head back of Cross End and a nose before John Harts Flying Turkey, Marion H. VariBergs Missab, choice for the dash, began poorly and she was never a serious contender. B Minor and Port Beaumont paid 19.80 in the Daily Double.