Futurity at Omaha to Engage Eleven: Royal Rush and Sergeant Sam to Vie for Favoritism with Decontrol Regarded Threat, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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Futurity at Omaha To Engage Eleven Royal Rush and Sergeant Sa.n To Vie for Favoritism With Decontrol Regarded Threat By ART KENNEDY Staff Correspondent AK-SAR-BEN, Ohama, Nebr., June 25. — Patience and faith, both essential to anyone who would produce a good race horse, will be rewarded at Ak-Sar-Ben tomorrow as that civic sponsored track recognizes the contributions along those lines of Nebras-kans. The Ak-Sar-Ben Futurity, ,000 added, five furlongs for Nebraska -bred two-year-olds, is featured on a card which is further distinguished by another well patronized juvenile offering, an allowance affair at the same distance. Additional interest accrues to Fridays well-balanced program in the scheduling of four distance events which filled to capacity. The Futurity has drawn 11 youngsters which will represent nine interests. Nominations for this produce race closed on ; March 14 with 38 Nebraska-breds made eligible. In addition to the cash endowment plus nomination and entry fees, the owner of this years Futurity winner will receive additional, recognition of achievement in the form of a commemoratively inscribed silver plate. Two who are most likely to be close in the betting with favoritism going to either by post time are White Spot Farms Royal Rush and J. Kirbys Sergeant Sam. Both are winners at the meting and each has one other creditable performance over the Ohama oval to bolster his victory. Decontrol Second to Petes Question Decontrol, a homebred daughter of Powdered Milk, who races for W. Fudge, was second to Petes Question recently, in a five-furlong attempt in which she came from far back. Although still a maiden, she has other worthy efforts to recommend her and must be considered. The Snapper, half of the Hall and Hans entry completed by Effective, was third in a recent start which was the scene of his debut. The experience may have benefitted him and it is likely he will be well-supported. Undone, J. W. "Wally" Coopers phenomenal sprinter, benefitting from an eight-pound drop in weight assignment from his previous appearance in which he trailed a field led by Gunner Lad, did what many expected yesterday and won the Corn-husker Purse on a muddy track. He went to the post a close second choice in the betting to My Time, who finished a well-beaten fourth. Finishing second, two lengths behind Undone was Butch K., who carried top weight, 121 pounds to the winners 114. No penalty is imposed for yesterdays victory and the Cooper colorbearer will meet Butch K. again in the Brandeis Memorial Handicap on Saturday carrying 110 pounds to the latters 123. He will have an additional five-sixteenths of a mile to lug it however. Undone was ridden confidently by the Kansas apprentice rider, J. Thille, recently restored to usefulness after -sitting out a 10-day suspension. He surrendered command very briefly to Fine Fiddle oh the turn, going to the front again when ready and leading the others through the stretch, unendangered by Butch K.s belated rush. Undone hung up 1:12 y5 for the six furlongs on an "off" track and returned a straight mutuel of .20. The largest non-holiday Wednesday turnout in the history of the Omaha racing plant was tallied when 7,744 patrons passed through the turnstiles. Betting of the eight races amounted to 95,896. I

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