Mad Hare Engages Eight in Detroit Mile Feature: Speed O Light Black Bantam and Hit the Spot Among Her Rivals, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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Mad Hare Engages Eight In Detroit Mile Feature Speed o Light, Black Bantam and Hit the Spot Among Her Rivals By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT RACE COURSE, Livonia, Mich., June 8. The West Pontiac Kiwanis Purse, a six-furlong condition race for three-year-olds, and the Pontiac Optimists Purse at one mile matching four-year-olds and older, will share the spotlight on the good card scheduled for Wednesday at this Michigan mile course. Eight of the better three-year-olds quartered here are entered in the West Pontiac Kiwanis, while nine hard-hitting older-racers will answer "Boots and Saddles" in the Pontiac Optimists Purse.. G. Y. Bookers fine mare, Mad Hare, a seven-year-old daughter of Hairan, who failed to show her best form last week in an overnight event contested on a muddy strip, undoubtedly will come in for strong support in the mid-week attraction. The Booker star, who will have the saddle services of Tommy Barrow, finished a close second to Grandview Stables Polemos in Continued on Page Twenty-Five WISE MARGIN The Massachusetts Handicap winner arrived at Lincoln Fields where he will be pointed for the June 19 running of the 0,000 Lincoln Handicap. Eight Slated to Oppose Mad Hare Today In Mile Feature Over Detroit Course Speed o Light, Black Bantam And Hit the Spot in Line-Up; Spring Offering Draws Eight Continued from Page One a mile test here May 26 and she was a good class winner in New England this season before her transfer to the Motor City. During her 1953 campaign, Mad Hare registered a "five-two-four" record and last October at Hazel Park established a one-mile track record in 1:37, excellent time over that five-furlong oval. Mad Hare, 111 pounds under the allowance terms will have to turn in a "big race" to down such opposition as D. H. Wells improved Black Bantam, 105; Mrs. George C. Whites Speed o Light, 110, and Hit the Spot, 110 pounds, a member of the well balanced string of Mrs. E. E. Dale Shaffer. Others expected to go postward against Mad Hare are the Duntreath Farm entry of Dixie Flyer, 105, and Vertrees, 105; the Mrs. H. B. Massey and Leo Edwards pair, Picked, 110, and Bee Arr, 113 pounds; also Mrs. E. L. Hopkins Pampas Beauty, 111 pounds. . Little Johnny Rotz, tied today with Lois Cook for major riding honors here, will have the mount on either Vertrees or Black Bantam while Cook is engaged for Dixie Flyer. Harold Keene will be astride Picked and clever Bobby Baird is to pilot Bee Arr, Manuel N. Gonzalez will be astride Hit the Spot, Jimmy Purser is named on Pampas Beauty while Mike Basile drew the Pohtiac Optimists Purse mount on Speed o Light. The White Stable will also have a strong hand in Cols Daughter in the West Pontiac Kiwanis Purse. The White filly will go to the post favorably weighted at 101 pounds, providing she is handled by an apprentice reinsman. Cols Daughter displayed high early speed here in the Dearborn Purse on May 26 and she posted two victories over speedy company during her 1953 juvenile season. Apprentice Robert Robbins will pilot in Cols Daughter in the mid-week sprint. Mrs. Joseph Tomlinson, Canadian sports-lady, will be represented in the dash by Motor Scraper, 104, and Rock Drill, 115 pounds. Norman Hernandez, New Orleans horseman, will send out William R Schmidts speedy Make A Note, 110; Fox Covert Farms silks are to be carried by High Authority, lil while L. L. Hollands-worths Eternal Frolic, 101 ; Paper City Stables Whirling Blues, 116, and Clarence Hartwicks Red Sultan, 111 pounds, complete the West Pontiac Kiwanis Purse probable starting band. Apprentice Rotz will be up on either Eternal Frolic or Make A Note, and Billy Phelps is slated to handle Motor Scraper. Dick Lawless is named on Whirling Blues, Forrest Kaelin rides Red Sultan, and jockey Keene will be at the reins on High Authority.

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