Licate, Lucas Continue Battle for Jockey Lead: Tightest Ridge Race in History of River Downs during Current Meet, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-17


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Licata, Lucas Continue Battle for Jockey Lead Tightest Rider .Race in History of River Downs During Current Meet By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent RrVER DOWNS, California, Ohio, June 16. The weather has been ideal for the sport here this afternoon. The skies have been clear and bright and, despite the temperature, which has been in the high 80s, an occasional breeze has made it a- bit more comfortable than it has been the last few days. Jockey Anthony "Tony" Licata and W. D. Lucas continue to pile up their scores as the meeting goes on, making it one of the tightest races among the riders in the history of facing at this plant. Licata was the first to score here this afternoon and completed the Daily Double with Mrs. A. F. Brookers Sir Brook. Coupled with F. R. Cramers Babys Broke in the opener, as a 2-1 combination, the Double was worth 3.20. Lucas came on the fourth race on the card and sent Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Edwards Princess Eeven the six furlongs in 1:13 to be three-quarters of a length the best of D. W. Kleins Rarbling Katie and jockey H. Wallace. This was the third mount of the current meeting for the latter rider. Living up to her form of early this season, Prinvess Seven was out on top without too much urging. Whileb reaking from an inside post position, Lucas had slightly the best of it with the early foot the Seven Hearts filly possesses and before going a half-mile was a good two and one-half lengths on top. At the furlong pole, Wallace brought Rambling Katie out a bit and the latter was getting to the tiring winner. Princess Seven and Rambling Katie were co-favorite in the betting and the winner rewarded her host of supporters with a .40 mutuel.

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