Count Turf Goes Postward in Prep for Valley Forge, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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Count Turf Goes Postward In Prep for Valley Forge GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 12. — J. J. Amiels Count Turf, victor of the 1951 running of the Kentucky Derby, is lated to make his initial appearance be- fore Garden State Park fans tomorrow in a mile and a sixteenth allowance event, titled the Detective Purse, that will be a prep effort for his anticipated participation in the 0,000 added Valley Forge on Sat- urday. The five-year-old horse, by Count Fleet — Delmarie, finished next to last in a small field of half a dozen competing under al- lowance conditions at Jamaica recently, and it appears that he is just a shade of the runner he was when he rated with the best sophomores in the country. In fact, Count Turf has won only one other stake since his Derby triumph, and only one race last year, which was an overnight contest. His reputation is still bright in most memories, however, and it is probable that he will be favored in tomorrows contest. The most dangerous of his rivals appear to be W. W. Stones Sandtop, who seemed a probable winner before bolting in his last race, F. H. Starks Guard of Honor, another invader from New York; Wm. G. Helis, Jr.s Evicted and Keystone Stables Roman Law. c ■ . j c j. r g t E . j j t j j. j

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