Mimi Mine Takes Rotarians Purse; Dozen in Belmont Distaff Handicap: Favored Herff Mare Beats Diamond Joe, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-01


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I Mimi Mimi Mine Mine Takes Takes Rotarians Rotarians Purse; Purse; Dozen Dozen in in Belmont Belmont Distaff Distaff Handicap Handicap MRS. HERBERT HERFF— Owner of Mimi Mine, who was victorious in the Rotarians Purse on the Balmoral card. Favored HerffMare Beats Diamond Joe Adams HasMare Half Length To Good in Balmoral Sprint; Hoop Band Downs Roman Boss By J. J. MURPHY WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., May 31. — Mimi Mine, a five-year-old mare owned by Mrs. Herbert Herff, wife of one of the vice-presidents of Balmoral, won the featured Rotarians Purse here this afternoon in a drive from Diamond Joe, an outsider. Mimi Mine was the favorite, and jockey Johnny Adams was patient witrrtier in the early running, permitting her to remain close up but not allowing her to make her best move. That was reserved for the final sixteenth when the daughter of Alsab came through an. opening next to the rail to get to the front and win by a half length. Third money in the six-horse field was taken by Olympic. The distance was six furlongs, and Mimi Mine, in annexing her first purse in four starts this year, ran it in 1 : 12. Jay Jay Gee Sets the Pace The Illinois-bred Jay Jay Gee set the pace, with Diamond Joe and Mimi Mine closest up. Jay Jay Gee tired near the end, enabling Olympic to take third place. Red Charger and Vixen Fixit, a pair of veterans, were well liked in some quarters, but failed to offer a threat at any part of the trip. Mimi Mine paid .80 and a crowd of 8,993 viewed her success in pleasant weather. Hoop Band, a two-year-old gelding who is not eligible for the Joliet Stakes, ran five furlongs in ,:59% in the fifth race to defeat a fairly good band of juveniles, including Hasty House Farms 3,800 yearling purchase, Roman Boss. It might have been a different story had the race been a sixteenth longer, however, as Roman Continued on Page Forty-Seven Mimi Mine Makes Good In Balmoral Feature Downs Diamond Joe Olympic In Sprint of Rotarians Purse v Continued from Page One Boss was gaining rapidly. Don Scurlock rode the winner, who paid .20. Normas First and Bad Margie combined for a 0.80 Daily Double. Each was well backed but were required to do their bfist to win. Al Popara rode Normas First in the five and a half-furlongs opener and apprentice Milton Dalgo was on Bad Margie in the second. It marked the sixth victory for Bad Margie in 12 starts this* year. The distance was one mile. Just when it appeared as if the favored Spiriam had the third race in the bag, along came Flag Fox on_the rail near the end to take the honors." Spiriam, slow to get in stride, was used up getting to the front, while Flag Fox, ridden by W. M. Cook, made his run steadily. It was a one mile contest. The fourth was at one and one-sixteenth miles on the grass and Jockey Charlie Burr .rode Isomur to a convincing score. Burr sent the mare forward after going six furlongs and she got to the top to beat Dont Orest by two lengths. King Charles was-the favorite and trailed until too late, while Worthy Option, the second choice, lacked speed at all times.

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