Unbeaten Royal Note Engages Twelve Bashford Manor Foes: Lafayette Victor Takes Up 125 in Churchills Juvenile Test; Two Entries in Event, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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ALFRED G VANDERBILT His cham ¬ pion Native Dancer returned to the races in winning form yesterday at Bel ¬ mont and prior to that score another homebred Crash Dive triumphed Unbeaten Royal Note Engages Twelve Bash ford Manor Foes Lafayette Victor Takes Up 725 in Churchills Juvenile j Test Two Entries in Event EventBy By DON FAIR FAIRStaff Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 7 Royal Note handsome bay home ¬ bred son of Spy Song and Penroyal who campaigns under the Wilton Stable silks of T L Wilson and C T Houston heads a field of 13 quick twoyearold colts and geldings scheduled to clash here Saturday afternoon in the fiftyfourth running of the 10000 Bashford Manor Stakes The Wilton Stable colt will shoulder the high weight burden of 125 pounds under the allowance terms of the juvenile fixture and he is to have the saddle services of clever little Henry Moreno who won the 1953 Kentucky Derby astride Dark Star StarBroke Broke Oaklawn Track Record RecordRoyal Royal Note recent victor in Keenelands Lafayette Stakes decided in trackrecord time and successful in his initial start at Oaklawn Park is rated by seasoned ob servsrs as one of the best of his sex and age division Trained by Frank Gilpin Royal Note made his debut at Hot Springs in an overnight event and cracked a long ¬ standing threeeighths mile track record whirling along in 34 around two turns In the Lafayette the Wilton speedster de ¬ feated a crack field over the Headley Course distance four furlongs and 152 feet in 49 49While While Royal Vote certainly is entitled to the favorite post for the Bashford Manor renewal he will have to step right along in the weekend feature to continue his hisContinued Continued on Page FiftyTwo Unbeaten Royal Note Goes in Bashford Manor ManorLafayette Lafayette Victor Takes Up 125 While Engaging Twelve Rivals RivalsContinued Continued from Page One Onevictorious victorious skein Several of his potential rivals have shown flashes of class and de ¬ cided improvement in their morning trials trialsHenry Henry Forrest widely known Kentucky turfman will send out an entry Ormazd and Tricky Homer each pegged at 122 pounds Willie Crump who is now condi ¬ tioning the Lone Star stateowned Sam E Wilson Jr thoroughbreds also is to saddle a pair Texas Bulldog and Top Traffic 117 pounds poundsJockey Jockey Johnny Heckman who finished third with Tricky Homer in the Lafayette probably will guide the Forrest gelding in the Bashford Manor and Bobby Permane is to pilot one of the Wilson stable starters startersOthers Others expected to go to the post in the Saturday stake are Mr and Mrs Thomas Powells Mister Carter 122 Harvey C Fruehaufs Jovial 122 James Paddocks Ja Ja 117 and Mrs John P Kriegers Panmure 117 pounds Also Emil Dene marks Prince Eric W S Miller and John Stelles Title King F M Davis Captain Fred and William Veenemans Billys Genii all slated to carry 122 pounds poundsJockey Jockey Larry Grubb who won the Wal ¬ nut Springs Purse here with Captain Fred again will be at the reins on the Davis homebred Eternal Lark colt in the Bash ford Manor Layton Risley rides Prince Eric and Robert Lee Baird is engaged for Ja Ja Paul Bailey is named on Mister Carter successful in Keenelands Mt Bril ¬ liant Purse Alfred Popara will be astride Jovial Dave Erb is to handle Billys Gem and Willie Zakoor drew the mount on Racing secretary Lincoln Plaut arranged some wellbalanced supporting attractions and three of the nine races on the week ¬ end card match good fields at one mile and onesixteenth The track was quite sloppy for the Friday bill but should be no worse than good for the Bashford Manor providing no more rain falls before the Saturday 2 00 p m post time

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