Mikel Farm Silks Annex Double at River Downs: Apprentice Carroll Guides Both to Victory in Respective Races, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-06


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Mikel Farm Silks Annex Double at River Downs Apprentice Carroll Guides Both To Victory in Respective Races By W. A. CRUSE Staff Correspondent RIVER DOWNS, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 4. — Ideal weather conditions for the thoroughbred sport greeted the upward of 10,-000 fans who turned out for a day of racing here this afternoon. The sun was bright all afternoon and a refreshing breeze wafted about the clubhouse and grandstand. It was a double for all concerned in the results of the Daily Double here today. The Mikel Farms establishment sent out Wisenheimer in the first race and Rachel G. in the second. Trainer W. A. Mikel helped apprentice J. E. Carroll up on both of his charges and the result, as a 5 and 11 combination, was worth 8.20, the second smallest double of the current meeting. In guiding the both ends of the Daily Double, it puts Carroll in second place for leading honors in the riding colony. Howard Craig, annually one of the leading riders in the country, holds an advantage of seven winners and there are four riders now tied for the secondary awards in what promises to be an exciting battle for the honors. Carroll. Jerry West, Gilbert Roser and Jack Kurtz-each have five visits to the charmed circle. James J. Gavin, Jr.s Trico, a two-year-old Sir Damion colt, registered a well-earned victory in the fourth race and in one of the most thrilling stretch runs of the current meeting eked out a short neck verdict over J. I. Bauer and J. Robinsonss Barrington. Capably handled by the veteran rider Forrest Kaelin, the time for the five panels was :59% and records the best time of the meeting for the distance though still one and one-fifth seconds off the long-standing record of Reputation, which was established here in 1925.

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