Blue Violin Wins Honeymoon by Six; Nances Lad Gains Peter Pan Honors: Favored Cavanaugh Filly Has Easy Time Beating Lori-Jane, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


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Blue Blue Violin Violin Wins Wins Honeymoon Honeymoon by by Six; Six; Nances Nances Lad Lad Gains Gains Peter Peter Pan Pan Honors Honors Favored Cavanaugh Filly Has Easy Time Beating Lori-Jane HILTON A. DABSON — Owner-trainer-breeder of Ndnces Lad, winner of Peter Pan Handicap. Earns 6,825 Purse Under Chris Rogers in Inaugural Running of Balmoral Stake By J. J. MURPHY WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, 111., June 4. — Eleven fillies and mares fought it out in the 5,000 added Honeymoon Stakes, feature event here this afternoon. The distance was seven furlongs and the race grossed 8,350, with 6,825 net going to the winner. Blue Violin, the favorite, owned by George Cavanaugh, of Detroit, took first place, winning easily by six lengths, with jockey Chris Rogers in the saddle. She ran the distance in 1:23%. Second place went to Mrs. Vera Smiths Lori-Jane, an outsider, and it was a tight fit for third place between Hasty House Farms Queen Hopeful and Merle Mitchells Cosentina, with the latter getting the nod. Moyes at Final Turn Jockey Rogers rode a heady race on Blue Violin, who was saddled by John T. Ker-math. He had the four-year-old under a nice hold in the first half-mile, but did not permit the pacemakers to get far away. When Rogers called on the daughter of First Fiddle for her bst nearing the stretch turn, she responded readily and on the last turn was in third place and ready to roll. A furlong from home she was in front and from that point on increased her advantage gradually and her jockey was not exerting himself at the end. The attendance was 18,543 on a warm, summerlike day. Blue Violin paid .40. Insouciant, only! Continued on Page Seven — : _ Blue Violin Easily Best in Honeymoon Draws Off to Six-Length Tally Over Lori-Jane in Balmoral Distaff Stake Continued from Page One three-year-old in the contest and coming off a win in the Coronet Stakes last weekend, set the early pace with Outsmart closest and Cosentina in third place. After going a half mile, Insouciant was showing " the way, but Lori-Jane, moving up, was gradually reducing her margin while racing on the outside. The pace was too much for Insouciant and she gave way in the stretch, with Lori-Jane appearing in front briefly Then along came Blue Violin. Lori-Jane beat Cosentina by one length for second place. Queen Hopeful, winner of well over 00,000 in purse money, was outrun early and for a time in the stretch when she raced up on the outside it appeared as she might be dangerous, but failed to finish with her usual power. Queen Hopeful was the highweight with 121 pounds, while Blue Violin carried 118. It was the second straight success for the Cavanaugh miss at this meeting. Adams Astride Two Winners Jockey John Adams rode two good-priced winners in succession when he I steered Fighting Jury, a filly owned by Mrs. Harry Trotsek, to victory in the fourth race and came back to take the fifth with Nirgal Lad, owned by the Jacnot Stable. The Valley View Farm entry of Alcova and Dusty Blue were short priced favorites in the fourth, but after the former had made the pace, Fighting Jury passed him * in the final furlong to hold Ciderman. Dusty Blue was never in the hunt in the affair, which was at six furlongs on the turf. Adams brought Nirgal Lad from last place in the fifth, a six-furlong dash on the main track. Master Red was the choice, but was never -better than third and was unplaced at the end. Recline finished second, and Crown Derby was third. It was the fourteenth start for Nirgal Lad this season and his first victory. Although Russell TS, the favorite, won the opening race, Lady Elect, an outsider, took the second, and the Daily Double paid 32.20. Steve Brooks rode Russel TS, and W. M. Cook was aboard Lady Elect. The third race went, to the fast closing Medico, with Don Wagner in the saddle. Springlike was the public choice, but weakened near the end after having made the pace. Twelve three-year-olds angled in the sixth event, and after Goldnose, the favorite, lost all chance in being off poorly, Irish Brush, the second choice, emerged the winner. Up Stage made the pace with Irish Brush never far away and the latter took command in the last furlong to win by two and one half lengths from Daylight Express with Up Stage finishing third. Jockey John Heckmann rode the winner in the six-furlong contest.

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