On the Trot: Britenfields Skill Produces Double Judy Cash Paces to New Record Two Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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On the Trot I Br MORBIE KURLANSKY 1, Britenfields Skill Produces Double Judy Cash Paces to New Record Two Stakes on Final Card Tonight MAYWOOD PARK, May wood, HI., June 18. — Russell Britenfield, tallest and heaviest man on the backstretch, showed his nimbleness nimbleness and and light light nimbleness nimbleness and and light light touch of hand Wednesday in scoring a double victory and also garnering a second and third on the mid-week card. The capable trainer, who comes from a family of horsemen famous in the harness sport for the outstanding racing feats of the former Grand Grand circuit circuit star, star, Grand Grand circuit circuit star, star, Cold Cash 1:58%, and maybe even more for the speed siring qualities of this great son of Peter Volo, drove H. C. Pences Judy Cash, a granddaughter of Cold Cash, to a new record of 2:04% in the first heat of the Dan Patch Stakes after having guided his own trotter, Breeze Courier, to victory in a CC-class trot. In addition to these victories, which boosted Britenfield to fifth place in the driver standings with 14 wins, he finished second in a B-class pace with Carl H. Preihs- daughter of Billy Direct. Glimmer Hanover, and third with Judy Cash in the second heat of the feature race. The triumph of Judy Cash in 2:04% was all the more remarkable for the fact that the mare was required to start from the second tier in the bulky field of 10 sidewheelers. Britenfield was not in a hurry during: the first half and waited until they entered the clubhouse turn for the second time to make his move. Once asked for speed, Judy Cash circled her field with a tremendous burst of speed and had enough left to repel the bid of Victory Scott, who had been shuffled back in eighth position, with authority for her fourth victory of the season and her second triumph in a row. Victory Scott lacked his usual early zip in the first heat and was outpaced for three-quarters of a mile, but finished strongly and saved second money from Easter Bunny and Kings Ale. In the second dash, Clarence Curtis had the Victory Song colt in a contending position from the start and when Judy Cash again made her move in the third quarter, she did so with Victory Scott in her wake. When the field straightened out for the stretch drive, it was still a wide open issue with four horses, Victory Scott, Kings Ale, Judy Cash and Easter Bunny, battling it out relentlessly, but Victory Scott had the most reserve to down his rivals in a narrow finish, his final time being 2:05%. Heyyou, Charles W. Mongans popular pacer and winner of eight races last year on the Chicago circuit, entered the winners circle with a nice effort in 2:07, a new mark for the son of Calumet Crusader, who is trained and driven by Chuck Rumley. According to work watchers, Heyyou a few days ago showed a sensational last half of one minute flat, mile in 2:12, to indicate, that he is fit and fast for the Sportsmans Park meeting . . . Don Busses green pacer, Bernie Frisco, in his ninth start and fourth victory on Wednesday, acquired a new record of 2:07%, while the Shepard Farms good three-year-old, Assured, this time racing without a headpole and not bearing put, either, finished second for a return to the great form which enabled him to win five races earlier in the meeting. The Canadian father and son team, -T. G. Fraser and Gordon Fraser, Jr., of Sedalia, Mo., won successive races Wednesday. "Junior" was the winning driver behind Orphan C, 11-year-old pacing gelding owned jointly by L. C. Sprague, the railroad tycoon, - and L. C. Britenfield, while "Daddy" drove his own aged pacer, Harvest Pilot, to his first victory of the season. Both Orphan C. and Harvest Pilot paced their miles in better time than ever before, Orphan C. in 2:08%, and Harvest Pilot in 2:08 . . . Marty Gould, popular bandleader, presented the trophy to the winning reinsman of the Dan Patch Stakes, Curtis . . . Rogers Hornsby, famed baseball man; and Tom Duggan, compared notes the other night in the grandstand. Both are Maywood Park regulars. Two stake races will be featured on the final program of the meeting here Saturday night, the USTA Directors Stakes, a two -dash event for fast-class trotters, and The Au Reyoir Stakes for 22 class pacers, while seven overnight races for performers of both gaits round out a most attractive nine-race card. In the trotting event, Marcia D., a game second to Daisy Astra in the latters record-breaking mile earlier this week, is expected to make amends for her only defeat of the season, but will have her work cut out for her by such opponents as Little Steve, Cliff Win, Johnny Brown, Bengazi and Buckie B., all winners at this meeting, and the Detroit invader, Susan Scott. A big field of 11 pacers will contest the pacing feature, a single dash affair for ,500. All but two of the starters have won at least once during this meeting, and the winner of this event seems sure to get a new record, the fastest mark of the field being possessed by the four-year-old Lew McPherson, property of Norman C. Town Stock Farm, having paced the mile in 2:06% last year. Little Ralph, who recently won a schooling race in 2:05%, will be tested in Saturdays sixth race, when he meets such up-and-coming speedsters as Ross Abbe, Norway, Nibble, Victory Melody, Monsoon, Delhi Lady and Starr Haven.

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