On the Trot: Patsy Pointer Stages Comeback Abbe May Justifies Confidence Bomb Sight Wins at Louisville, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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On the Trot , L Br MORME KURLANSKY 1 Patsy Pointer Stages Comeback Abbe May Justifies Confidence • Bomb Sight Wins at Louisville I MAYWOOD PARK, Maywood, 111., June , 25. — A. J. Worsham, Bourbon, Ind., horse-r man, accomplished a rare feat the other J , _, night when he drove h e seven - year - old Pegasus Pointer mare, Patsy Pointer, to vic-Patsy, it was the first start in almost five Ht years. The last time she had been harnessed* to a sulky was on July, 1948, at Law-renceburg, Ind„ where _ she won a two-year-old . ~ pace in 2:13. TJnfor- : tunately, however, she ruptured a ligament , in her left hindleg in that race, and Wor-i sham could not train her the following sea-; son. As a two-year-old, Patsy Pointer i started only five times, but she defeated, among other sidewheelers, trie outstanding Detroit-owned Royal Blackstone, a horse that went on to get a record of 1:58% and earned over 00,000, both marks of distinction in harness racing circles. With her pedigree, Pegasus Pointer, an established sire of pacing speedy and her dam, Little Nells Niece, by Hal, a very good race mare herself with a record of 2:03 as a three-year-old, Worsham decided to breed Patsy Pointer to Direct Moon, a stallion standing near Bourbon.. Patsy had three foals, one of whom died, when still a weanling. Her racing days seemed to be over for good, but when Worsham found out this spring that Patsy was barren, after the cover of Direct Spangler, he started her jogging the beginning of April. Since training seriously, Patsy lost about 150 pounds, but is still high in flesh, as a matter of fact you could call her fat. Her winning effort earlier this week proves beyond all doubt that she is in racing fettle, because it takes a pretty good horse to go to the first quarter in 30% seconds, half in 1: 02% and still hold on to win by 2 1-2 lengths. Incidentally, Patsys full sister, Nellie Pointer, also races here at May-wood Park, only brother Duge has her in £ .his care. Nellie, two years older than • Patsy, was more fortunate in her racing career, with earnings of over 2,000 and a record of 2:06% over a half-mile track. Abbe May, the three-year-ld filly owned by Dr. L. B. Cobb, of Sun Prairie, Wis., and trained by Don Busse, recently made a nose dive going into the clubhouse. Put on the stewards list until proving by a workout that she was fit to race, Abbe May trained well and got permission to start again the other night. Rated nicely off the pace for the first half, Abbe May got the lead on the backstretch and paced the mile in 2:10 for a new personal mark to more than justify Busses confidence in her racing ability. Bomb Sight, fastest trotter here this year with a mile in 2:05%, started at Fairgrounds Speedway in Louisville recently for the first time after being shipped from here. He had little difficulty to win both heats of a 16-class trot stake in 2:06% and 2:07f£ . . .Arthur T. Gaits fleet trotting miss, Fayette Hanover, trained by Oscar Mapes, also started at Louisville recently and finished second to Poplar Judy Al Winger in 2:09%... Red Ross, who had 12 winners at the present Maywood Park meet-9*- ing, does all right at Louisville, too. On two successive nights, he was in the winners circle with Roddy, Everett Chief and Richard D. G rattan, well-known Chicago -land campaigners. Art Berry, owner-trainer from Fort Dodge, Iowa, suffers from severe rheumatism these warm days and cannot drive his horses, leaving this task to capable Mel * Harmening, who already has finished third with the good pacer, Earl Widower... Moses, 11-year-old trotting stalwart, in his ninth start of the season finally trounced a field of class-B trotters in 2:08%, coming as usual from behind. It was a most popular victory for Dee Stover and the old gelding. Roy Riegle is compiling a smashing series of victories since arriving here from Detroit. On Tuesday night, Roy won the first two races on the program with Pop- . lar Volcanic, a five-year-old Volomite son, and the two-year-old Elzie Hanover, a Knight Dream colt. Both horses were making their second start this year. The Daily Double paid a paltry S9. With 11 starts at this meeting, Roy is already credited with six victories, three seconds and one third, to be unplaced but once. Tomorrow nights feature, the Norman C. Towne Stock Farm Trot Stake, valued at ,180, will bring out three recent winners in Royal Vickie, Jochovolo at Louisville and Cliff Win. . .Howard Beissingers Fritz, a fast four-year-old pacer, who got a mark of 2:06% at Ponce de Leon Raceway last winter, has recovered from assorted ailments and makes his Maywood bow tomor- * tow night in a class-B pace. Mel Fitzpatrick was set down for three days for causing interference with another horse in the race in which he drove Stokes Hanover. . .Roy Riegle got a fine of 5 for settting down too quickly after, getting the lead in a race earlier this week. . .Sandra Lee Scott is suspended from racing for the balance of the May-wood meeting, through July 4, 1953. Declared in to start June 19, failed to appear. All horses under the ownership of Ralph Shepardson of De Kalb are sub- . ject to this suspension.

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